"Hagopian is proud of our commitment to the community."
Annual College for Creative Studies Rug Design Competition
Since 1988 Hagopian has worked to foster education by working with community partners to sponsor programs designed to promote higher education using both mentoring and scholarship incentives. Over twenty years ago Edgar Hagopian conceived of an idea to hold a "Rug Design Competition" for students in a related curriculum. Collaborating with Detroit's Center for Creative Studies (now the College for Creative Studies), he sponsored a competition for interested students. Using local judges from the design community, first, second and third place designs were selected and the students were awarded with cash incentives. The first place design was then made into a rug and displayed during the annual Student Exhibition. The response to the competition was overwhelmingly positive for all involved.
Putting her signature on the program started by her father, Suzanne Hagopian has expanded the competition to include scholarship moneys as well as an annual donation to the school. The awards are personally presented by Suzanne to the winning students on the opening night of the annual CCS Student Exhibition. See our Student Winner’s Gallery!
Ken Snow Elected Chair of 8MBA
Hagopian Cleaning Services President Ken Snow was elected to the position of Chairperson of the 8 Mile Boulevard Association(8MBA). Founded in April, 1993 by a coalition of 13 communities and 3 counties that share a common border along 8 mile between I-94(east) and I-275(west), the 8MBA mission is to revitalize and promote the corridor as a place to work, live and conduct business. The 8MBA works closely with these communities, as well as MDOT, businesses and local residents along this vital corridor in it's effort to restore and revitalize the area. Ken received the gavel that symbolizes his new office from former chairperson Jean Chamberlain in a meeting held January 13th at the Guardian Alarm offices in Southfield.
Edgar Hagopian Named Birmingham Business Person of the Year 2009
More than 100 persons turned out Wednesday, December 2nd for the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber's 62th Annual meeting at the Community House. It was a gala breakfast event that provided an update on the chamber's activities, recognition of chamber board members and ambassadors, and installation of the new chamber board chairman. Highlights of the program were the presentation of awards to the chamber's 2009 Business Person of the Year and the Birmingham Eccentric First Citizen. Edgar Hagopian, chairman of the Hagopian Family of Companies, was honored as the Business Person of the Year for his many civic activities and deep involvement in the Birmingham community.
Ken Snow, President of Hagopian Cleaning Services, received the Chamber's Business Person of the Year for Edgar Hagopian, who was out of town.
Annual Armenian Genocide Essay Competition
The Armenian Genocide Committee is pleased to announce the Annual Armenian Genocide Essay competition, funded by the Hagopian Family Foundation. Since 2008 this competition has recognized and awarded Michigan middle and high school students who have written a successful essay explaining the relationship of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 to 1923 to other genocides of the 20th century.
Edgar Hagopian, Chair of the Armenian Genocide Committee and Patriarch of the Hagopian Family Foundation, stated that he “feels this project is a critical and vital key to perpetuating the history of the Armenian people in the minds of students as well as having them learn that a comprehensive study of the Armenian Genocide will aid and educate legislators and leaders to avert future tragedies.” “It is the youth of our nation that will look back to help not only this country move forward, but hopefully, one day the world,” Edgar concluded.
For additional information, you may contact The Armenian Genocide Committee by calling 248-646-7847.
Contributing to the Community
Dedicated to community involvement, the Hagopian Family of Companies are a major benefactor to the DIA where Edgar Hagopian was named an honorary Board Member for his unwaivering support. His companies have worked with the DIA Founders Society to raise moneys to support the local arts. For the last 12 seasons, our Birmingham showroom has hosted the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings' "Nightnotes" series, bringing fine musicians and performers to an affordable venue.