“Lee Contracting believes a strong community is best built and sustained through the involvement of the local businesses and the citizens of the communities in which they reside.” Ken Labruyere, CEO of Lee Contracting. With many of Lee Contracting’s customers calling Detroit home, we feel that we are not only corporate citizens of Pontiac, but of the entire Metro Detroit area.
This year, Lee Contracting partnered with the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy to become a friend sponsor for the Conservancy’s largest annual fundraiser, Shimmer on the River. The event raises money to help with developing, operating and maintaining costs of Detroit’s riverfront.
“Shimmer on the River is a celebration of the Detroit Riverfront,” said Mark Wallace, president & CEO of the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy. “The proceeds from the event help to ensure that the Detroit Riverfront remains a clean, safe, and beautiful gathering place for everyone.”
The event which took place on June 22, 2017, transformed the riverfront into a family fun fair and a carnival complete with free carnival games and rides. The evening started with a VIP reception followed by a strolling dinner and musical entertainment. At 8:00 p.m. guests were treated to a special performance by The Temptations Review.
Shimmer on the River served as a kickoff for GM’s River Days event which ran June 23-25 2017. The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy started the River Days festival in 2007 as a way to show off the newly transformed Detroit International Riverfront to the community and visitors.
The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy was started in 2003 to develop a world-class public space in downtown Detroit. Their vision is to transform the 5.5 miles of riverfront property from the Ambassador Bridge to Gabriel Richard Park into a continuous Riverwalk with plazas, pavilions, and green spaces.
Lee Contracting is excited to be a part of not only helping with Pontiac’s revitalization but also with Detroit’s. We understand that a strong Detroit means a strong metro area, which benefits everyone who lives, works, plays, and vacations in the area. Without the help of the local businesses and corporations, the riverfront area would not be on the track it is now to become a destination for everyone in the area to enjoy for years to come.