CREW Detroit is excited to host an outdoor spring networking and walking tour of historic Hamtramck. On the tour we will explore a diverse group of small businesses in Hamtramck that attribute to the city’s rich culture. We will meet and hear from civic leaders and business owners about what makes Hamtramck so special. And, we will get to sample some of the great food products made in Hamtramck.
The tour will be set up so we can network in a safe way in small groups and get to know members in an intimate setting while getting our steps in for the day! Groups will make stops at the following locations and hear from various speakers (including Hamtramck Mayor Karen Majewski):
- Polish Art Center
- Le Detroit Macron
- Bon Bon Bon
- Better Life Bags
- Tekla Vintage
- Jennifer Chambers, Partner, Plante Moran and President of CREW Detroit.
- Greg Kowalski, born in Hamtramck, MI, in 1950, and has lived there his entire life. He spent more than 40 years as a journalist before retiring in 2020, writing for and editing numerous newspapers and magazines. In 1998 he was appointed to the then-new Hamtramck Historical Commission. That led, in turn, to the creation of the Friends of Historical Hamtramck, the non-profit corporation that founded and now owns the Hamtramck Historical Museum. The museum was founded in 2013, and Kowalski is executive director. He has also written 10 books on Hamtramck.
CREW Detroit will be following current CDC guidelines for this event. Attendees will be asked to wear a proper face covering indoors and outdoors, unless while eating or drinking.
This event will take place rain or shine, so consider bringing an umbrella.
Downtown Hamtramck, MI
Joseph Campau Street
Parking is available at St. Florian Catholic Church, located at 2626 Poland St. Attendees will check in and pick up their registration bags there in the parking lot, where we'll hear from author and Hamtramck historian Greg Kowalski before heading on our tour. The parking lot is on the corner of Latham and Poland. Surface street parking is also available.
Space is Limited! Registration closes, Friday May 14th.