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 Charity Golf Outing hosted by Oak Point Financial Group

to benefit the Kalamazoo March of Dimes

oakpoint Monday, August 17, 2015   

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Yarrow Golf and Conference Center

10499 N 48th Street

Augusta, MI  49012

Use this link to register – Oak Point Financial Group Golf Outing



 Event Sponsorship Highlight

FairmountSantrol Fairmount Santrol is a leading provider of high-performance sand and sand-based products used by oil and gas exploration and production companies to enhance the productivity of their wells. The company also provides high-quality products, strong technical leadership and applications knowledge to end users in the foundry, building products, water filtration, glass, and sports and recreation markets.Fairmount Santrol is a world-leading expert in the science and art of transforming sand into value-added products whose performance far exceeds ordinary expectations. We are customer-focused and values-driven with strategically located facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, supported by a global distribution and customer support network. Our global logistics capabilities include a wide-ranging network of distribution terminals and thousands of rail cars that allow the company to effectively serve customers wherever they operate.Fundamental to our mission, vision, and culture, Fairmount Santrol embraces the principles of sustainable development. We continue to make investments in our people, our business partners, our communities, and our environmental stewardship programs that not only secure our ability to operate today, but also create a bright future for our business and the communities where we live and work.Fairmount Santrol has been a strong support of the Kalamazoo Division of the March of Dimes and is proud once again  to support the Signature Chefs Auction in Kalamazoo.

Restaurant & Executive Chef Highlight

the_wine_loft For a late night big city feel in the heart of Kalamazoo, The Wine Loft is the perfect place to catch up with friends, enjoy a wine tasting, and sometimes even meet the wine makers. Housed in the historic “Haymarket” building in Downtown Kalamazoo, the Wine Loft is proud to be a part of such a cool legacy.  You can read a little about the building if you enter into the building from ‘Lot 9′ in the rear.  There is a sign posted near the elevators which reads:

“Renovated in 1981, this building became “The Haymarket” due to the location of the Municipal Hay Market in the late 1800’s directly north of this site.  Originally constructed in 1908, the building was the home of the Edwards and Chamberlin Hardware Company until it became Kalamazoo’s downtown location for Sears, Roebuck and Co.”

Millennium Restaurant Group took over operations of the Wine Loft in February of 2011. Upon acquiring the Wine Loft, the decision was made to expand the menu and beverage offerings. The decor was left virtually untouched as the previous owners went to great lengths to bring out the natural beauty of the old building. Exposed brick walls, original beams and the cozy loft space make for a really warm and inviting atmosphere. As an 11-year veteran with Millennium Restaurant Group, Chef James Allen heads our Kitchen and does and incredible job with the food. It is simply delicious. We’re here for you to grab a bite after a show, or just unwind after work. We believe our menu and beverage selections have something for everyone. The Wine Loft caters to private parties up to 150 and can work with a range of budgets. For more information or to book a party, please call us at (269) 343-9227. Open Tuesday-Saturday for dinner, desserts, drinks, and of course, a brilliant selection of wine from locations near and far.

Chef Billy James Allen

Chef Billy James Allen has been a

member of the Millennium

Restaurant Group for over ten

years, where he worked under

five current and former

Millennium chefs. Chef Allen

helped open up the Fieldstone

Grill and Central City tap House.

He also served as Sous Chef at

Epic Bistro for five years. He now

serves as Head Chef at The Wine Loft.

His specialty is Mediterranean cuisine.



Event Leadership Highlight

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Culinary Chair

Kaitlyn Johnson, Sales Talent Acquisition Specialist


Kaitlyn is a Sales Talent Acquisition Specialist for Stryker Instruments in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She has been with Stryker since November 2014. Previously she was an Analyst, Training and Development Specialist for HUMANeX Ventures. Along with volunteering as the Culinary Chair for this year’s Signature Chefs Auction, Kaitlyn is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and the Ocean Reef Club.

Join us on Thursday, October 15 for Kalamazoo’s Signature ChefsAuction!

This gourmet extravaganza features the skills and creativity of fourteen of the finest chefs and hottest restaurants in Southwest Michigan. Guests will enjoy fabulous cuisine, an incredible silent auction and an opportunity to bid on amazing culinary experiences hosted by our Signature Chefs.

2014 Signature Chefs Auction Mission Family – The Erdmann’s

Event Details

22nd Annual Signature Chefs Auction – Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites – Arcadia Ballroom, 100 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI  49007

5:30 pm – Cocktails and Signature Dish Tasting

7:30pm – Program and Live Auction

Individual Tickets – $200 per person ($150 of the ticket price is tax deductible)

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! (with reserved seating for 10 per table).

This event sells out quickly, so don’t delay!   A fundraiser to help every baby have a healthier start, featuring amazing chefs, creative auction packages and plenty of ambiance.