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Member Guest Monthly Dinner & Professional Development

January 13, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


About Colors

COLORS Restaurant – Detroit is a fully-functioning, revenue generating restaurant that specializes in “farm to table” cuisine and operating the Colors Hospitality Opportunities for Workers Institute (CHOW Institute).

Since opening in 2012, Colors Detroit has trained nearly 300 Detroit area residents for entry level front of the house positions (e.g. servers, bar backs, food runners) and placed nearly 70% of those trainees in local restaurants (including Colors) within 90 days.

“We had a holiday party. The food was delicious and ambiance was great. Service at the bar was prompt and with a smile! Some memorable foods: the turkey sliders, ribs, bruchetta, A WONDERFUL economical place for a party!!!”  Nov. 2015


Parking Info:

There is a parking structure directly across the street and a parking lot around the corner, kiddie corner to the Detroit Athletic Club. There is also some street meter parking.

Professional Development

About Our Speaker


Corrine Barringer
Barringer Consultants

Corinne Barringer holds a Master’s Degree in speech pathology from Wayne State University and is certified by The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She has a background in theatre and performing arts, as well as a degree in anthropology. She has taught at Wayne State University, Lawrence Technological University, Oakland Community College, OCC–MTEC, Cranbrook Educational Community–Kingswood School, and Cranbrook Theatre School. She is a frequent guest lecturer at Eastern Michigan University.

She is a seminar speaker, published author and columnist. Her clients include: Chrysler Corporation, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Great Lakes International Aviation Conference, “Life after Birth” (a Michigan Works! training project for single mothers), Doctor’s Hospital of Pontiac, Michigan Actors Studio, Actor’s Workshop, SemperMedia Group, Labyrinth Consultants, and John Deere–Asia.

Barringer Consultants has been providing speech, language and vocal training for over 14 years. Services include: accent modification; executive communications, public speaking and media presentations; non-verbal communications and listening skills; speaking for film, theatre; diction; voice training for speech; and aviation communications.  See more here.


The Sound of Your Voice – It is What You Say and How You Say It – Keeping your voice young and dynamic!

  • Taking care of your voice and keeping it sounding young
  • Becoming well-spoken and dynamic
  • Speaking clearly and pleasantly – evaluating your voice


Registration closes January 8, 2016.


Online Registration Closed. For late registration, please email Janice Laesser and Katha Chockley and they’ll help you get registered.


Meal Choices

All meals served with dessert, coffee, tea or soft drink.

Mango Salmon
8 oz wild Atlantic salmon filet, pan-seared then oven finished, topped with mango salsa then served with lemon-olive oil orzo and Chef’s vegetables.

12 oz of USDA choice beef rib-eye lightly seasoned and charbroiled to perfection, served with roasted redskin potatoes and Chef’s vegetables.

Pasta Primavera
Penne pasta tossed with carrots, broccoli and bell pepers in a mild marinara sauce.

Carr Center TourCarr_Center_Logo_Masked

The Carr is a creative hub centered in downtown Detroit devoted to the preservation, presentation, promotion, and development of the African and African-American cultural arts traditions within a multicultural community. Each year the Carr Center engages 52,000+ metro-Detroit residents and visitors with a year-round menu of performances, exhibitions, arts education, post-graduate training, and community programs.

We have arranged a tour of this wonderful arts center and their current exhibit going on.

If you wish to have a tour of the Carr Center, please arrive at COLORS RESTAURANT at 5:30. The tour will begin at 5:35 pm.  

Sneak peek of some of the artwork in the Carr gallery.

Sneak peek of some of the artwork in the Carr gallery.




January 13, 2016
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Detroit, 48226 United States
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