Optional Events

Young & New Members Brewpub Crawl

Thursday, June 13, 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Traverse City boasts some of Michigan’s premier breweries. Come crawl three of the best! Get it fresh from the taps as we visit North Peak Brewery, Mackinaw Brewing Company and Right Brain Brewery. The cost is $50 per person and includes transportation to and from the resort, a guide and sampler flights at all stops. The bus will deliver you directly to the opening reception, where you will have a hefty head start on the other attendees. Mark the appropriate box on the registration form.

Family Picnic/Barbeque

Sponsored by Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC and Kerr, Russell and Weber, PLC

Friday, June 14, 12:00 noon

Bring the kids (young and old) for burgers, hot dogs, ice cream and beverages. Kid-friendly entertainment will be provided. Mark the appropriate box on the registration form.

Golf Tournament

Sponsored by Barnes & Thornburg, Benesch, Bingham Greenbaum Doll LLP, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff and Faegre Baker Daniels

Friday, June 14, 1:00 p.m.


The annual golf tournament will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. at the resort’s Bear Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus. Golfers of all skill levels—beginners too—are encouraged to play. Greens fees are $135 per person (includes cart). To play, mark the appropriate box on the registration form and indicate your handicap.

Kayak Float Trip Down the Manistee River

Friday, June 14, 1:00-5:00 p.m.


Spend a fun afternoon paddling the glorious Manistee River. Spring-fed with long stretches of undeveloped forestland and clear, clean water, the Manistee River has been dubbed a National Wild and Scenic River. Furbearers, waterfowl, eagles, deer, and other animals call the banks home. he river is a vital fishery that supports indigenous trout, small mouth bass, salmon, and steelhead. With its long stretches of sandy bottom, moderate current, and average depth of 1-4 feet, the Manistee River is ideal for swimming and wading. Be sure to bring a swimsuit, sandals (not flip-flops), water shoes, or tennis shoes, hat with brim, sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, a rain jacket, fleece jacket or vest and a drybag to keep your things dry and secured to your craft. Don't forget your camera! There is age restriction, but children who weigh under 90 lbs. should paddle with an adult. $75 per person includes guides, kayak rental, snacks and beverages and roundtrip transportation.

20th Anniversary Gala!

Cocktails sponsored by Steinhilber, Swanson, Mares. Marone & McDermott Gala Sponsored by Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Commercial Recovery Associates, Dickinson Wright, Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss PC, Plunkett Cooney and Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
Entertainment Sponsored by McGladrey LLP and Anonymous

Friday, June 14, 6:00-10:00 p.m.


Come celebrate 20 years of the Central States Bankruptcy Workshop! The gala evening starts with cocktails, followed by a seated dinner, silent auction, and after-dinner dancing to the sounds of ABI’s all-member rock band, the Indubitable Equivalents! Formed in 2004 by then-ABI President Michael Richman, the “Indubitable Equivalents” are the world’s only all-ABI member rock-and-roll band. Come experience the phenomenon of the Indubitable Equivalents! All proceeds from IE performances benefit the Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund. All - inclusive price is $50 for registrants and $100 for guests.Mark the appropriate box on the registration form.

Old Mission Peninsula Wine Tour

Sponsored by Krieg DeVault LLP

Saturday June 15, 1:00-5:00 p.m.


An annual favorite! Depart for the Old Mission Peninsula and enjoy an afternoon of winery tours and tastings. Your first stop will be to sample the wines at Peninsula Cellars, followed by the multiple-medal-winning Brys Estate. Chateau Chantal is next, with its breathtaking views of East and West Bays. Continuing up the peninsula, you will stop for a photo op at the Old Mission Lighthouse, then begin the trip back down the peninsula, making a stop at family-run Bower’s Harbor, and lastly, Chateau Grand Traverse, with its 100 percent European vinifera vineyards. Space is limited. Price is $50 per person and includes transportation and admission to all wineries and attractions. Mark the appropriate box on the registration form.

4th Annual Cherry Capital Dine-Around

Sponsored by AlixPartners LLP, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., and McDonald Hopkins LLC

Saturday, June 15, 7:00-9:00 p.m.


Get out and sample some of the area’s finest restaurants! Transportation will be provided to and from the Grand Traverse Resort. Space is limited to 25 participants per restaurant; cost is $50 per person. Mark the appropriate box on the registration form, and please indicate your preferred restaurant.

4th Annual Cherry Capital Dine-Around Restaurant Selections

1. Boathouse Restaurant

Nestled on the shores of beautiful Bower’s Harbor, the Boathouse takes advantage of its delightful view of the docks and bay with wide-open windows and summer deck. Executive Chef Eric Nittolo combines flavor, texture and presentation with unique ingredients like Kobe beef or ancient grains that are guaranteed to delight and surprise the palate. www.boathouseonwestbay.com.

2. The Cooks’ House

The Cooks’ House restaurant showcases the bounty of sustainable agriculture and artisan-made products that are found in Northern Michigan. Eric Patterson and Jennifer Blakeslee are co-chefs and co-owners of The Cooks’ House, who met cooking at Andre’s, Las Vegas’s Michelin-starred French restaurant. Patterson spent much of the past 15 years at Andre’s, including a three-year apprenticeship under the legendary Andre Rocat. Blakeslee, a Traverse City native, graduated from the prestigious Johnson & Wales University Culinary School and has held chef positions in Italy, Mexico and India. Endorsed by Mario Batali, their book, Cooks’ House: The Art & Soul of Local Sustainable Cuisine, discusses the ethical use of local sustainable products. www.thecookshouse.net.

3. Red Ginger

Enjoy the best sushi and Asian-inspired menu in Northern Michigan. After studying at the Culinary Institute of America in New York and successful endeavors in New York and San Francisco, Chef/Owner Dan Marsh brought his skills to Grand Traverse Bay. While he is well-versed in many different cuisines, he has always been passionate about Asian food. But this is no typical Asian restaurant. “We wanted to bring a modern Asian flair to Red Ginger,” says Chef Marsh, “but we wanted the customer to have the opportunity to have a great steak as well.” Unwind at Red Ginger’s stylish sushi bar or socialize over drinks and dinner in a relaxed contemporary atmosphere. www.eatatginger.com.


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