Brownstown Business Expo 2014 and Taste of Brownstown!

Brownstown Business Expo 2014 and Taste of Brownstown!
Great success despite frigid temperatures

Brownstown, Michigan – The weather outside was frightful but the crowds still came out for the Brownstown Business Expo and the Taste of Brownstown!

The event was held at the new Brownstown Event Center on King Road on Thursday, January 23rd and hosted by the Brownstown DDA.  The organizers were concerned that the cold temperatures might keep the crowds away but that was not the case.  A steady stream of customers occupied the new Event Center from 2pm to 7pm.  The total number attending was over 300 visitors. 

Besides admiring the new building, the people in attendance favorite exhibitors were the restaurants in the Taste of Brownstown area.  Those restaurants included Sammy’s Cucina, Big Bear Lodge, Piper’s Restaurant, Olympic Coney Island, Frank-n-Dean’s Catering and Bearclaw Coffee.  Each establishment gave out free samples of their delectable dishes. 

Many other area businesses were there to give valuable information and showcase their businesses.  These businesses ranged from Beltone Hearing Center of Brownstown, Greater Detroit Auto Auction and Rodgers Chevrolet.  Each one had a unique giveaway item and raffles prizes for those in attendance. 

The Brownstown DDA is planning another Business Expo for this summer.  Having the event during the warmer months will provide for more businesses to attend.  There will be a tented area outside to include about 30 more vendors.  

News Herald Article - Brownstown Business Expo

BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP: Business Expo, Taste of Brownstown have new venue

Published: Saturday, January 18, 2014

BROWNSTOWN — The Brownstown Downtown Development Authority is hosting its third annual Business Expo and Taste of Brownstown 2014 from 2 to 7 p.m.Jan. 23 at the new Event Center, 23345 King Road.

The expo is open to the public and free of charge.

Last year’s expo attracted more than 500 visitors.

With the new location, the DDA is expecting an even bigger crowd.

“The Event Center is the showpiece of the Brownstown Recreation Campus and we are excited to show it off,” said Sue Trussell, assistant DDA director. “Each year the expo has grown. We have had on overwhelming response this year and sadly had to turn some businesses away.”

The Taste of Brownstown is a big hit with visitors and will include local favorites — The Big Bear Lodge, Pipers Restaurant, Sammy’s Cucina, Olympic Coney Island, Frank-n-Dean’s Catering and Bearclaw Coffee.

Each establishment will be giving out free tastes of their speciality dishes.

There will be more than 30 exhibitors showcasing their wares along with Brownstown Police and Fire departments distributing valuable information.

Contact Trussell at 1-734- 675-5911 for more details.

HUD Programs in Township

Brownstown Township Housing Rehab Program

The Township of Brownstown is pleased to offer the Housing Rehab Program.  This program is designed to assist Brownstown residents in a low to low-moderate income range that are in need of home improvements.  Our program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (H.U.D.) under the direction of Wayne County.

We are currently establishing a waiting list.  If you would like further information regarding qualification guidelines or would like to know more about the program, please contact Denise Sciacca, Rehab Coordinator, at 734-675-0166 Monday and Thursday mornings.


School Supply Donation Drive Huge Success - Last Day of Market – August 27th

The school supply donation drive was a big success at the Brownstown Farmers Market on Tuesday.  Many customers, vendors and Brownstown Township employees contributed to the donations.  The supplies will be distributed to kids in need in the Woodhaven/ Brownstown School District. Items donated included backpacks, pencils, notebooks and crayons.

Principal Thomas Martin of Gudith Elementary School was pleasantly surprised with the donations. “We would like to thank the Brownstown Farmers Market and their customers for their generous support of our students,” said Mr. Martin.

Next Tuesday, August 27th is the last day of the Brownstown Farmers Market for the 2013 summer season.  Farmers Market Manager, Sue Trussell said, “Our third season has been the best one, so far!  We had many customers that returned each week to purchase items at the Market and our vendors were pleased with the turnout.” 

For the last day, SUDDS will be joining the Market at our community booth.  SUDDS – Stop Underage Drinking/Drugs is a substance abuse prevention coalition comprised of youth and adult volunteers .  They will be raising awareness about substance abuse issues and answering any questions.  They also have been working with local police departments to have permanent prescription drug take back boxes installed in their lobbies.  The program is called Operation Medicine Cabinet. 

At the last day of the Market, it has become a tradition to celebrate the Farmers Market vendors because with out their dedication, the Market would not be successful.  The vendors will be receiving a free lunch and a certificate of appreciation from Brownstown Township.


Make a Wish Foundation at the Market

Each week, the Brownstown Farmers Market offers a free booth to a community organization or charity free of charge.  This Tuesday, the Make-A-Wish Foundation will have a booth at the Brownstown Farmers Market. 

Since its inception in 1984, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan -- a chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America -- has brought joy into the lives of thousands of people in our Michigan community through its important wish-granting mission. There are more than 450 medically eligible Michigan kids awaiting their true wishes. Be a part of this magic and bring joy in your community by visiting the Make-A-Wish booth at the Brownstown Farmers Market on Tuesday, August 20th from 12noon to 6pm. For more information, call 800.622.9474 (WISH) or visit