Cheers to 50 Years

ABC SEMI Hosts First Ever Gala

This year marked the 50th anniversary for ABC Southeastern Michigan. The year included the addition of the Freedom Room, a record number of students attending the Southeast Michigan Construction Academy and the first ABC Gala.

Over 50 years, the Southeastern Michigan chapter has grown from six members to more than 260 with no plans of slowing down. Within that membership, business deals were formed, legal and financial seminars were held, and merit shop contractors came together to support free enterprise and one another.

The 50th Anniversary Gala, which will be hosted on October 19, will be a celebration of accomplishments, success, and the hard-working ABC members. We are honored to have former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions join us to speak to attendees and the 2023 Chair of the ABC National Board Milton Graugnard in attendance.

“This gala is pivotal for the chapter,” said ABC president Keith Ledbetter. “Our members have worked hard over the years on their business and ensuring the success of this chapter. This is our chance to recognize and celebrate hardwork with a top notch event.”
The staff at ABC Southeastern Michigan want to thank all the members for a great 50 years and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for our members. 

  • The 50th Anniversary Gala had not been hosted before the time of print of this magazine. Be sure to watch for a full highlight of the night in the first issue of 2023, which will come out in January.