Monday, March 02, 2009

BDPA member to be Honored on March 7, 2009

the 2009



Hosted by Charles Pugh

THURSDAY March 5 // 7pm - 10pm // Cliff Bell's

presented by


Mack Hendricks

Mack Hendricks has played an instrumental role in helping to move the technology and food service industries forward in the Metro Detroit area by contributing his entrepreneurial spirit to the successful opening of two businesses.

Hendricks is the owner of Flyball, a technical solutions company based out Ferndale, Michigan. Flyball has been serving residential and business customers since 2005 and is dedicated to continuously creating quality, cost effective technical solutions. Through his continued plan to grow the technology industry, he co-authored two books, J2EE Design Patterns Applied and Professional Java Web Services.

Hendricks is also the partner of Taste Pizzabar and Premium night club in downtown Detroit. Despite the closing of several restaurants and clubs in the Metro Detroit area, Hendricks still moved to advance the industry by completing a full renovation and expansion of an empty space in Downtown Detroit. This empty space has now been introduced to downtown Detroit as Taste Pizzabar. Hendricks has been able to provide quality dining, exceptional customer service and an exciting new venue for Metro Detroiters to experience. Hendricks hosts several events at the venue to further the growth of other businesses and individuals.

Hendricks holds a Bachelor of Computer Science and a Master's of Computer Science from Oakland University.


Detroit Young Professionals (DYP) is bringing together movers and shakers from Detroit's business, civic and political communities to honor 10 remarkable innovators and changemakers at our 2009 Vanguard Awards reception. This annual affair was established to recognize and celebrate outstanding Detroiters who have distinguished themselves through professional leadership and service to our community.

Presented by Ambassador Magazine and hosted by FOX 2's Charles Pugh, the 2009 Vanguard Awards reception will take place on Thursday, March 5th at the historic Cliff Bell's jazz club in Downtown Detroit. Attendees will enjoy a special awards presentation and networking afterglow with exquisite cocktails, a complimentary array of delectable heavy hors d'oeuvres, and live performances by the award-winning DJ powdrblu and the acclaimed Vincent Chandler Quintet.

Tickets for the 2009 Vanguard Awards reception are only $20 and are available online at or by calling (248) 885-5517. For more information, please contact us at


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