The Parade Company’s Tony Michaels Named 2022 Goodfellow of the Year

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DETROIT, October 21, 2022 ~ Friday morning, 760 WJR‘s Paul W. Smith hosted the 32nd Annual Detroit Goodfellows Tribute Breakfast, this year honoring The Parade Company President and CEO Tony Michaels as the Edward H. McNamara Goodfellow of the Year.

I never thought, never in a million years. I got the phone call…I said ‘No, come on, there are so many people,‘” said Tony Michaels to Paul W. Smith at the Tribute Breakfast. “I’m really, really honored, I am. But again, it’s other people who make your life better, and I really live that way, I just do. It’s about people doing great things.”

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October 21, 2022 ~ President and CEO of The Parade Company Tony Michaels talks to Paul W. about being honored as the “2022 Edward H. McNamara Goodfellow of the Year.”


October 21, 2022 ~ Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and Detroit Police Chief James White talk to Paul W. Smith live from the 32nd Annual Detroit Goodfellows Breakfast and the Chief tells Paul W. his family received gifts from Goodfellows, and he will never forget their kindness.


October 21, 2022 ~ Detroit Goodfellows President Beth Conley talks to Paul W. about the 32nd Annual Breakfast honoring The Parade Company President and CEO Tony Michaels, and she says the goal is to make sure there’s “no kiddie without a Christmas.”


October 21, 2022 ~ Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan President and CEO Dan Loepp talks to Paul W. about the importance of the Detroit Goodfellows to the Metro Detroit community.

(CONTINUED) The event took place at Detroit’s Huntington Place, and was attended by prominent Michigan business, civic, and political leaders, some of whom joined Paul W. in a roundtable discussion, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan President and CEO Dan Loepp, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, and Detroit Police Chief James White.

The event also serves as a fundraiser, and every dollar raised goes to buy Christmas gift packages for 30,000 Detroit-area children in need, ages four through 13. It also helps provide a shoe program, dental program, college scholarships, and camperships.

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October 21, 2022 ~ 760 WJR’s Paul W. Smith broadcasted live from the Goodfellows Tribute Breakfast, which honored The Parade Company President and CEO Tony Michaels with the Edward H. McNamara Goodfellow of the Year award.

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