Baker College is a proud sponsor of the 26th annual Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats festival presented by Flagstar Bank. Our Royal Oak campus hosted a media kickoff where other sponsors and event affiliates gathered to share their excitement and highlight their involvement.
Several community leaders and business owners explored the 4th Floor Recreational space in which a band provided melodious sounds, local food vendors brought an array of their featured menu items, and artists displayed their handmade creations.
Warm spirits and fun energy filled the space as guests networked, nibbled, and explored our state-of-the-art facility. Sharing in this occasion were Royal Oak Mayor, Mike Fournier, Health Industry Executives, and Baker College President Jacqui Spicer, who all gave remarks that focused on how collaboration drives this community—as there are a wide-range of local business participants, culturally-diverse exhibits, and environmentally-conscious initiatives that will be demonstrated through the Labor Day weekend.
President Spicer provided a glance into the significant community contributions Baker is making. She highlighted a few of our award-winning CIM students who will participate by way of curating an exclusive menu that includes a custom grilled creation, dessert, cocktail, and mocktail. A portion of the sales will be donated to Open Hands Food Pantry.
“I can’t thank Baker College enough for hosting our media kickoff at their dynamic new Royal Oak campus,” said Jon Witz, Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats Producer. “The collaboration that we announced with Baker brings talented culinary students together with local businesses to benefit Open Hands Pantry. And that’s the true spirit of collaboration we strive for. The partnership helps draw great media coverage for the festival, sets the standard for other festival partnerships, promotes local businesses, and raises critical funds for a local food bank. I applaud Baker College for their innovative approach to working with our event.”
This celebration of art, music, food, and community takes place in Downtown Royal Oak, Labor Day Weekend (September 1-4). The family-friendly festival attracts hundreds of thousands of patrons for an end-of-summer celebration.
View highlights from the Media Kickoff HERE