Today we’d like to introduce you to Ron Spears.
Ron, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
We are a group of friends who share a common love for House Music. Our names are Ron and Michelle Spears; Bruce and Lisa Bailey; Phil Clay and Doris Bryant. One day Michelle was looking a pictures of a friend who was preparing for the Kentucky Derby. She thought to herself, “Wow, it would be great to have a Kentucky Derby-themed event here in Detroit. So, she call Bruce and introduced the concept to him and the rest is history. The first event was in 2015 and we had about 40 guests, but we continued to have the event each year and it grew year over year. In 2019 we had over 900 guests enjoying the event. Covid halted growth since we could not have it but we resumed in 2022 and about 400 guests attended. We absolutely love the product that we created, and our loyal guests are happy year after year.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Each year’s event brought it own set of challenges but we powered thru them and learned from our mistakes and made note of opportunities that we can incorporate for future events.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
We are an Events planning/Promotions company where we curate unique high quality- reasonable costs events several times during the year. We’re proud that we created a brand that our customers trust and we have a loyal following. We also noticed come copy=cats of our brand.
What sets us apart is that our organization always back to the community. All of our events have a charity component. We have donated thousands to organizations such as Karmanos Cancer Institute, Morehouse College, and the Kappa Foundation
Where do you see things going in the next 5-10 years?
We would like to continue to grow our brand and hosts 5 major events in metro Detroit. We want to ensure all metro-Detroiters can enjoy unique experiences that includes Detroit city gems.
- Website: DetroitKentuckyDerby.com
- Instagram: CircleEventsDetroit@instrgram.com
- Facebook: CircleEventsDetroit@facebook.com
- Youtube: Circle Events Detroit