Young Jewish professionals rubbed elbows and swapped business cards with their peers as well as some of the community’s most influential business leaders Nov. 9 at Local Kitchen and Bar in Ferndale at NEXTWork’s latest networking event. They heard from keynote speaker Geoff Kretchmer, president of Star Trax Event Productions and partner at Local Kitchen & Bar, both in Ferndale. Attendees also got to enjoy a GO Comedy improv performance.
So far, more than 450 individuals people have connected with other professionals through NEXTWork since its inception. NEXTWork is a partnership between JVS Detroit and NEXTGen Detroit.
The Nov. 9 event was funded by the Hadas and Dennis Bernard Endowment Fund, and Michael Serling of Serling Law.
Keynote speaker Geoff Kretchmer, president of Star Trax Event Productions and partner at Local Kitchen & Bar
Allen Weiss of Huntington Woods, Benji Rosenzweig of West Bloomfield and Dennis Bernard of Birmingham
Mark Rubenfire of Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. in Southfield, Michael Simmons of Simmons & Clark Jewelry in Detroit and Leah Rosenbaum, CEO of JVS
Members of GO Comedy Improv team: Doug Kolbicz of Livonia, Keith Faigin of West Bloomfiled, and Cari Murphy and R.J. Cach, both of Ferndale
Jared and Lisa Rothberger, and Aaron Chernow, all of Bloomfield Hills
Allen Weiss and Dave Caplan, both of of Huntington Woods, and Jacob Raska of Royal Oak
Kevin Eaton of Royal Oak, Lisa Labelle of Birmingham and Ben Handelsman of Bloomfield
JVS’ Josh Eichenhorn and Andrea Stone, both of West Bloomfield
Paige Erlich of Bloomfield and Stacey Lareau of Royal Oak