2014 Annual Black Tie Gala

 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

6:00pm-10:30pm - Detroit Athletic Club

 

 

This annual black-tie awards event recognizes the exceptional achievements of business executives and marketing and sales professionals in SE Michigan. It is the 21st annual gala to be hosted by the Marketing & Sales Executives of Detroit (MSED). Proceeds from MSED events benefit the MSED scholarship program, education seminars and charitable contributions.

 

2014 Honorees

   

 

Herb Everss Lifetime Achievement Award

Joseph B. Anderson, Jr.

Chairman & CEO

TAG Holdings, LLC 

                                                   

 

            

Executive Leadership

Award

John Rakolta, Jr.

Chairman & CEO

Walbridge

                                                 

      

Trailblazer

Award

Toby Barlow

Chief Creative Officer

Team Detroit

                                                        

 

Joseph B. Anderson, Jr.

When it comes to business, Joseph Anderson, a highly decorated veteran and subject of Oscar-winning Vietnam War documentary, clearly has a “Midas” touch. Through his leadership and success in building companies in the United States and Asia, as well as serving on the boards of several other public businesses, Joseph has been an invaluable asset and inspiration to both shareholders and employees.

 

John Rakolta, Jr.

During John Rakolta’s tenure, Walbridge has grown from a regional firm with annual sales of $40 million in the mid 1970’s to a global entity with sales approaching $1.5 billion. Through his work with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Business Leaders for Michigan and New Detroit, John has helped to make Michigan one of the greatest states in which to live and work.  

 

Toby Barlow

When so many were forecasting the end for a broken city (Detroit) and a broken company (Ford), Toby Barlow stepped up to the plate and boldly declared “Not on my Watch!” Toby helped guide Ford through the darkest period in automotive history and is determined to make Detroit the “Creative” capitol of America. Only a Trailblazer could take on these challenges and succeed like he has done.

 

 

Platinum Awards

 

 

In addition to the Executive Leadership and Trailblazer Awards, two (2) Platinum Awards will be presented to recognize an individual or team who distinguished themselves in our field and helped their companies achieve critical business goals.  The Platinum Awards are sponsored by Corp! Magazine.  Please see the Platinum Awards page for more information on submitting a nominee.

 

2014 PLATINUM AWARD FINALISTS

Acoustic Material Team, 3M Automotive Division

Management Team, Electronics Remanufacturing Company (ERC)

Chromtec Lightweight Composite Wheels Team, Lacks Wheel Trim Systems

Starbucks Sales Team, Productions Plus

solidThinking Inspire Product Team, Altair

Scott Taylor, 3M Automotive Division

 

 

 

Event Agenda

 

 

 Cocktail Reception/Networking:  6:00pm      
 Dinner & Awards Presentation:  7:00pm

 Afterglow Dessert Reception /  

 Networking:

 9:30pm

 

 

Tickets

 

 

MSED Member: $150
Non-Member: $195
MSED Member Table of 8: $1100*
Non-Member Table of 8: $1400*                       

 

* Tables include preferred seating and program recognition

 

REGISTER NOW!

 

 

Program Advertising & Sponsorship

Downloadable Advertising & Sponsorship Guide

 

Full Page (5" x 8"): $750
Half Page (5" x 4"): $500
Business Card (3.5" x 2"): $250
MSED Member Business Card: $100                                

 

Ads are black & white.  Submission deadline: November 3rd

 

 

Herb Everss

Lifetime Achievement

Award Sponsor:

 

$4,000

 

Exclusive!

  • Reserved seating for 6 guests (2 seated w/Award Recipient)
  • Recognition from Podium
  • Signage w/corporate logo displayed at event
  • Logo with link to your website on MSED website
  • Logo on Gala invitation (time permitting)
  • "Sponsor" ribbon on name badges of attendees
  • Option to display 1 pop-up banner during cocktail hour and afterglow
  • Full page ad in Program

 

Executive Leadership

Award Sponsor:

 

$4,000

 

Exclusive!

 

 

  • Reserved seating for 6 guests (2 seated w/Award Recipient)
  • Recognition from Podium
  • Signage w/corporate logo displayed at event
  • Logo with link to your website on MSED website
  • Logo on Gala invitation (time permitting)
  • "Sponsor" ribbon on name badges of attendees
  • Option to display 1 pop-up banner during cocktail hour and afterglow
  • Full page ad in Program

 

Trailblazer

Award Sponsor:

 

$4,000

 

Exclusive!

 

 

  • Reserved seating for 6 guests (2 seated w/Award Recipient)
  • Recognition from Podium
  • Signage w/corporate logo displayed at event
  • Logo with link to your website on MSED website
  • Logo on Gala invitation (time permitting)
  • "Sponsor" ribbon on name badges of attendees
  • Option to display 1 pop-up banner during cocktail hour and afterglow
  • Full page ad in Program

 

Crystal Sponsor:

 

$3,500

  • Reserved table for 8 guests
  • Recognition from Podium
  • Signage with corporate logo displayed at event
  • Logo with link to your website on MSED website
  • Logo on Gala invitation (time permitting)
  • "Sponsor" ribbon on name badges of attendees
  • Option to display 1 pop-up banner during cocktail hour and afterglow
  • Full page ad in Program

 

Cocktail Hour Sponsor:

 

$2,500

 

Exclusive!     

 

       SOLD!       

  • Reserved seating for 4 guests
  • Exclusive visibilty at the cocktail hour (promotional items may be provided by sponsor)
  • Recognition from Podium
  • Logo with link to your website on MSED website
  • "Sponsor' ribbon on name badges of attendees
  • Option to display 1 pop-up banner during cocktail hour and afterglow
  • Half page ad in Program

 

Afterglow Sponsor:

 

$2,500

 

Exclusive!       

 

      SOLD!  

  • Reserved seating for 4 guests
  • Exclusive visibilty at the afterglow (promotional items may be provided by sponsor)
  • Recognition from Podium
  • Logo with link to your website on MSED website
  • "Sponsor" ribbon on name badges of attendees
  • Option to display 1 pop-up banner during cocktail hour and afterglow
  • Half page ad in Program

 

Gold Sponsor:

 

$2,000            

  • Reserved seating for 4 guests
  • Recognition from Podium
  • Signage with corporate logo displayed at event
  • Logo with link to your website on MSED website
  • "Sponsor" ribbon on name badges of attendees
  • Half page ad in Program

 

Entertainment Sponsor:

 

$1,250

 

Exclusive!

SOLD! 

  • Reserved seating for 2 guests
  • Recognition from Podium
  • Signage with corporate logo displayed at event
  • Logo with link to your website on MSED website  
  • "Sponsor" ribbon on name badges of attendees    
  • Business card ad in Program

 

Audio/Visual 

Sponsor:

 

$1,250

 

Exclusive!

 

  • Reserved seating for 2 guests
  • Recognition from Podium
  • Signage with company logo displayed at event
  • Logo with link to your website on MSED website
  • "Sponsor" ribbon on name badges of attendees
  • Business card ad in Program

 

Parking Valet Sponsor:

 

$750

 

Exclusive!

 

SOLD!

  • Reserved seating for 1 guest
  • Exclusive opportunity to present gift to attendees
  • Recognition from Podium
  • Signage with corporate logo displayed at event
  • Logo with link to your website on MSED website 
  • "Sponsor" ribbon on name badge    
  • Business card ad in Program

 

Photography Sponsor:

 

$750

 

Exclusive!

SOLD! 

  • Reserved seating for 1 guest
  • Recognition from Podium
  • Signage with corporate logo displayed at event
  • Logo with link to your website on MSED website
  • "Sponsor" ribbon on name badge
  • Business card ad in Program

 

Sponsors

 

 

Cocktail Hour Sponsor:

    

 

 

Afterglow Sponsor:

    

 

 

Registration Sponsor: 

 

 

 

Entertainment Sponsor:

    

 

 

Valet Sponsor:

 

 

Photography Sponsor:

    

 

 

VIP Sponsor:

    

 

   

Platinum Awards Sponsor:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marketing & Sales Executives of Detroit (MSED)

       

P.O. Box 99463

Troy, MI  48099

(248) 643-6590

 

MSED is managed by Meeting Coordinators, Inc.

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