May 09, 2018

Birthday Bash: ‘Smashing Success’

If you missed it, you missed out. Our largest Signature Event of the year, the EPIC Toledo Birthday Bash was recently held at the Downtown Toledo Train Station. A great event, headlined by local talent DJ One Tyme & Organized K-Os, this year’s bash hosted more than 300 area young professionals.

“We had great partners for this event,” reported Sara Swisher, Director of EPIC Toledo. “From the venue support from the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, to our returning sponsors, including Yark Automotive, it is great to see area businesses and Chamber members come together to support young professionals in the Toledo Region.”

Elizabeth Michalak, who served as the committee chair of the event and a member of the EPIC Toledo Advisory Council, also had great things to say about the event. “The 11th Epic Birthday Bash was a smashing success! The venue, food, drinks, music, décor and sponsorships were all fantastic, all thanks to our amazing planning committee. The unique craft brew from Maumee Bay Brewing and small bites from local restaurants were delicious!  It was great to see over 300 people bring life to the historic Toledo Train Station with the help of DJ OneTyme and Organized K-OS.  I am looking forward to EPIC’s 12th Birthday already!”

Numerous iconic local restaurants and beverage companies were highlighted at the event. Guests were able to enjoy 11 Candles Cream Ale, a beer handcrafted by the experts at Maumee Bay Brewing Company, plus a number of delicious drink selections from NWO, Heidelberg Distributing Company and Joseph’s Beverage Center. An incredible selection of food was available from Fowl & Fodder, PlateOne, Jera’s Heavenly Sweet, Ye Olde Durty Bird, Sidon Lebanese Grille & Bakery, and Packo’s.

In addition to Yark Automotive, 10 area firms and organizations supported the event. Clark Schaefer Hackett CPAs & Advisors, The University of Toledo College of Business & Innovation, ProMedica, Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, Bowling Green State University Graduate & Executive Programs in Business, Hylant, Midland Title, Mosley, Pfundt & Glick, Inc., Rudolph Libbe Group and Yarder Manufacturing all made the young professionals of Toledo a priority by sponsoring the event.

To make the event the enormous success that it was, thirty-three chamber member businesses were used for goods and services. Bartz Viviano Flowers & Gifts and Ambient Effects Lighting helped transform the space into an exciting venue to fit the evening.

Girl in the Glass City stopped by the event and captured some great moments, along with Alex Goetz our event photographer. Enjoy the pics below and view the entire event gallery on our Facebook Page.

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Yark Auto Group


Clark Schaefer Hackett     University of Toledo College of Business



ProMedica | Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority


BGSU Graduate & Executive Programs in Business | Hylant | Midland Title | Mosley, Pfundt & Glick, Inc. | Rudolph Libbe Group | Yarder Manufacturing

Chamber Members Involved in Event

Silverback Supply | Ambient Effects | Kroger | Joseph’s Beverage Center | Costco Wholesale | Heidelberg Distributing Company | NWO Beverage | Meredith Party Rentals | Maumee Bay Brewing Co. | Bartz Viviano | Foccacia’s Delicatessen | The Blarney Irish Pub | Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority | TMACOG | | Metzgers | Packo’s | Fowl & Fodder | Sidon Lebanese Grille & Bakery | Ye Olde Durty Bird | Jera’s Heavenly Sweet | Plate One

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