The premier award celebration for 2020 Michigan Notable Books, Night for Notables event on Saturday evening, April 25, 2020. The 2020 Notable Book authors are invited as special guests to publicly receive their awards, enjoy a program with a renown speaker from the literary community and converse with invited guests.

Program – Hank Meijer – 2018 Michigan Notable Books author and executive chairman of Meijer, Inc. in Grand Rapids. He joined the family retail business at the age of 11 as a grocery clerk. After serving as a reporter for a Detroit-area newspaper group, he became editor and later publisher of a weekly newspaper in Plymouth, Michigan. He rejoined Meijer in 1979 as assistant advertising director.

His biography, Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century, was published by the University of Chicago Press.

Meijer, Inc. operates a chain of more than 240 self service combination supermarket-discount department stores located in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. Hank is vice-chairman of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation. He also serves on the executive committee of the Food Marketing Institute and is a trustee of the Kettering Foundation, the National Constitution Center and The Henry Ford. He is a member of the University of Michigan’s President’s Advisory Group and the Ford School of Public Policy board of advisors.

Notable Authors Reception

Following the program with Hank Meijer, Notable Authors will converse with guests while stationed at tables lining the beautiful Library of Michigan Rotunda. The authors personally autograph their books while talking with guests about their work. Guests stroll around the Rotunda while enjoying delicious hors d’oeuvres, desserts and libations, stopping to meet with their favorite authors.

Enjoy photos from previous Night for Notables events  VIP Champagne Reception, Award Ceremony and Program, and Notable Authors Reception.

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