Valentine Distilling owner Rifino Valentine was presented with a proclamation last week for his efforts to bring business and manufacturing to the area, the Oakland Press reports.
Rifino Valentine, owner of Valentine Distilling in Ferndale, was recently recognized by the county for his work to bring business and manufacturing to the community, according to an article in the Oakland Press. Oakland County Commissioners Craig Covey and Helaine Zack presented a proclamation to Valentine at the commission's board meeting last Wednesday. Read the full story in the Oakland Press here. Valentine Distilling is the home of Valentine Vodka. The distillery, located at 161 Vester Street, serves as the company's distribution center and features a 1,000-square foot vodka and martini bar. Find out more about the business here.
Officials meet briefly Monday night to discuss neighborhood and business issues as well as December events.
Ferndale City Council gathered Monday evening, discussing various agenda items in less than an hour, including a multitude of events lined up for the city this winter. Robert Babut, treasurer of FernCare Free Clinic, was presented with a $2,000 check from Jerry Ollie, secretary of the Ferndale Elks. According to Babut, the money was reserved by the Elks for special projects in the community. Employees of FernCare, which opened its doors last month, are in the process of making a special donor wall inside of the facility, which is what the grant will go toward. "I feel great, because any money that we don't have to spend on the building can go back into providing care for the patients," Babut said. Council approved Valentine Distilling's …