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The Motor City New Year’s Eve celebration, including The Drop and the Kids’ Drop, is the culmination of the ideas and passion of four team members who all either live or own a business in the city of Detroit and see an unmet need and opportunity in the midst of Detroit’s continuing renaissance. This Motor City New Year’s Eve team is proud to bring Detroit and its metropolitan area a proper venue for celebrating the coming New Year with style, substance, and a healthy dose of that famous spirit of Detroit.

And the team dedicates the Motor City New Year’s Eve celebration to that spirit of Detroit and you, the reveler. It’s your event. Join us this New Year’s Eve in celebration of a New Year for a New Detroit!

During the Drop and the Kids’ Drop, the D-Burst sculpture is lowered from the top of the Chase Tower, with the historic Guardian and Penobscot buildings providing a breathtaking background. These historic buildings provide a link to Detroit’s proud past, while the D-Burst evokes a bright New Year and even brighter future. Visually inspired by the excitement of an exploding firework, the D-Burst was designed by Detroit-based artists, the Nordin Brothers.

Additionally, the Motor City New Year’s Eve team believes that there is no better place to celebrate the spirit of Detroit than in the spiritual heart of the city, its award-winning Campus Martius Park, where people of all ages, colors, and creeds gather from the Detroit metropolitan area and beyond.

The Motor City New Year’s Eve celebration is produced by Motor City NYE L.L.C., which is a four-member team consisting of the following Detroit supporters:

Jerrid Jerrid Mooney is a Michigan native and when after serving six years in the US Navy, returned to Michigan making Detroit his home. During the day, he is an information technology project manager for ADP, directly responsible for servicing Fortune 500 companies. He co-founded Motor City NYE and has devoted hundreds of hours volunteering in numerous leadership roles at the Detroit Opera House.
Tony Tony Piraino, a married father of two and a former automotive engineer turned entrepreneur, has been involved within the community for over a decade. He has been a business owner in the city of Detroit for the past 9 years, including his current venture, the Firebird Tavern, a new American tavern located on Monroe St. in Greektown. Tony also co-founded Motor City NYE and has chaired BravoBravo!.
Tifani Tifani Sadek is a Houston native that moved to Chicago several years ago, prior to moving to Detroit’s Woodbridge neighborhood in the summer of 2012. She founded Sadek Legal Services in October 2013 after years in large corporate law firms, in order to create a practice focused on the needs of small businesses, start ups, and entrepreneurs. She also teaches at the University of Michigan Law School.
Brian Brian Sadek returned to Detroit in the summer of 2012 after nearly a decade in Chicago. With a strong background in law and transportation, he is currently in-house counsel for the Wayne County Airport Authority, after stints at a large law firm and Chicago’s Regional Transportation Authority. He also currently serves on the Citizen’s Advisory Committee for the Southeastern Michigan RTA.
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