The Vanguard Awards provides an upscale networking, dining and entertainment experience for professionals and entrepreneurs in the Metro-Detroit region.  This event gathers current and emerging leaders across our region together for an exclusive opportunity to grow and connect. The Vanguard Awards will be hosted at the acclaimed Max M. + Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center. This venue combines regal ambiance with architectural and design features that compliment our reemerging City.  

Indulge in the complimentary open bar and partake in photoshoot fun, courtesy of Fancy Flash Photo Booth. With nearly 250 guests slated to celebrate our intentional leaders, the Vanguard Awards is the can't miss event of the season. 



  • Welcome networking reception with hors d'oeuvres,  premium complimentary premium bar and music.
  • Plated Dinner + Dessert with complimentary premium bar. 
  • Panel discussion featuring past Vanguard Award recipients.
  • Afterglow reception with complimentary premium bar. 
  • Complimentary souvenir photos from Fancy Flash Photo Booth.
  • Complimentary gift bags for all attendees, featuring special items and offers from our sponsors and supporters. 



Immerse your brand at the Vanguard Awards.

Support the Vanguard Awards through one of our broad and accessible sponsorship packages and gain exposure to our diverse network of leaders + entrepreneurs. We are now accepting products for the complimentary gift bags that will be presented to each attendee and Vanguard Award Recipient.