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Legislative Committee Meeting

August 1, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Rochester

This event will be held at the Chamber Office.

Company:  Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Membership 101

August 1, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Auburn Hills

Educational sessions offered for new and long-standing members. The Chamber is ever-evolving to meet the needs of its members. Learn about the benefits, services, resources, and support to benefit your business and employees.

Company:  Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce

CATIA - V5

August 4, 2014 | 8:30 AM | Novi

This core course for new CATIA V5 users covers both fundamental and advanced topics in the most commonly used workbenches: User Interface, Sketcher and Part Design. The primary emphasis of this course is on parametric solid modeling in V5 but... More

Company:  Automation Alley

Introduction to Creo Parametric 2.0

August 4, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Burnsville

In this remote learning course, for new Creo Parametric 2.0 users, you will learn core modeling skills and quickly become proficient with Creo Parametric 2.0 CAD modeling and design software. Topics include sketching, part modeling, assemblie... More

Company:  EAC Product Development Solutions

Consumer Advice: Pick the Right Health Care Plan for You

August 4, 2014 | 12:00 PM | Detroit

Crain’s Detroit Business is partnering with U.S. News & World Report to host a free webinar that offers helpful consumer advice on health care decisions.

Choosing the right health coverage has never been easy, and the health reform ... More

Company:  Crain's Detroit Business

NX - New User

August 4, 2014 | 8:30 AM | Novi

Our New User Express gets you right on track with this integrated course of the "Big 3": Feature-Based Modeling, Assemblies, and Drafting. You are just a week away from creating and editing designs using proven modeling techniques. We will ma... More

Company:  Automation Alley

Outclass the Competition: Tips on Business Etiquette & Dining with Style and Grace

August 6, 2014 | 11:30 AM | Troy

Presented by Josephine Dries, Insert Catchy Headlines

In this rapidly expanding global economy, executives on all levels need to distinguish themselves from the competition. This workshop provides the tools that give you an advantag... More

Company:  Troy Chamber of Commerce

Ambassador Network Meeting

August 6, 2014 | 4:00 PM | Rochester

This event will be held at the Rochester Hills Public Library in Downtown Rochester.

Company:  Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Competing in Manufacturing? Tecnomatix Jack, RobotExpert, Plant Sim, and More!

August 6, 2014 | 2:00 PM |

Tecnomatix RobotExpert, Plant Simulation, Process Simulate, VIS-VA & More!
This webinar addresses the challenges and opportunities created by increased competition in manufacturing. We’ll discuss current industry drivers a... More

Company:  Geometric Solutions

Feel Out of Sync as an Automotive Supplier to the OEMs?

August 7, 2014 | 2:00 PM |

Tecnomatix RobotExpert, Plant Simulation, Process Simulate, VIS-VA & More!
This webinar addresses the challenges and opportunities the automotive industry faces created by increased competition in design and manufacturing.... More

Company:  Geometric Solutions

Webinar: ABC’s of SBIR/STTR Funding

August 7, 2014 | 1:00 PM | webinar

Is your technology company eligible for non-dilutive federal funding through the government’s SBIR/STTR program? Join us for this webinar covering SBIR/STTR program basics including: program purpose; eligibility; and sources of funding. It is... More

Company:  BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, LLC

Cruise for Health & Education with McLaren Oakland Foundation

August 10, 2014 | 4:30 PM | St. Clair Shores

The McLaren Oakland Foundation Board of Trustees will host its Cruising for Health & Education charity event on Sunday, August 10, 2014 aboard the spectacular Ovation Yacht.


As the 138-foot Ovation sails from the Jefferson Beach... More

Company:  McLaren Health Care

Cruise for Health & Education with McLaren Oakland Foundation

August 10, 2014 | 4:30 PM | St. Clair Shores

The McLaren Oakland Foundation Board of Trustees will host its Cruising for Health & Education charity event on Sunday, August 10, 2014 aboard the spectacular Ovation Yacht.

As the 138-foot Ovation sails from the Jefferson Beach Ma... More

Company:  McLaren Health Care

SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep Essentials for DOE

August 11, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Ann Arbor

This seminar presents essential information for crafting a competitive proposal to meet the mission, standards and requirements of the Dept. of Energy's SBIR/STTR program. It includes information and advice on getting registered so you can s... More

Company:  BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, LLC

Inventor Essentials

August 12, 2014 | 8:30 AM | Novi

This course is designed to provide the essentials skills and some advanced skills required for using Autodesk Inventor in a mechanical engineering production environment. During the course students will learn a number of crucial skills, from ... More

Company:  Automation Alley

Troy Chamber After-Hours Networking Event in Partnership with the Rochester Regional Chamber

August 12, 2014 | 5:00 PM | Rochester

Mix and mingle with local decision makers who just may be perfect customers for you! Enjoy this casual, summer event. Cash bar/Appetizers included.

An additional $5 will be charged to those registering on the day of the event.<... More

Company:  Troy Chamber of Commerce

SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for DOD

August 12, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Sterling Hts.

This seminar presents essential information for crafting a competitive proposal to meet the mission, standards and requirements of the Dept. of Defense's SBIR/STTR program. It includes information and advice on getting registered so you can ... More

Company:  BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, LLC

Experience 3D Printing Workshop

August 12, 2014 | 10:00 AM | Troy

Please join our industry experts at Automation Alley in Troy, MI as we discuss and demonstrate new advancements in 3D Printing that are automating and revolutionizing manufacturing today.

You will hear from our guest speaker, ... More

Company:  FISHER/UNITECH INC.

Import Export North America

August 13, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Baltimore

Today sees the biggest opportunity in a generation to capture new flows of vehicles into and out of North America. Movements across both the NAFTA region and in the wider inter-continental arena are growing and changing, driven by powerful fu... More

Company:  Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)

Automation Alley Orientation

August 13, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Troy

Automation Alley is committed to helping Southeast Michigan businesses succeed and grow. Is your organization getting everything it can out of its Automation Alley membership?

Through our member benefits and services, includi... More

Company:  Automation Alley

CEED Small Business Loan Orientation

August 13, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Waterford

Many small businesses face obstacles when trying to obtain a business loan. If your business is located in Oakland County and you have a need for alternative financing consider learning more about the CEED Small Business Loan Program (formerly ... More

Company:  Oakland County

Business Research: Feasibility to Expansion

August 13, 2014 | 6:00 PM | Waterford

For a start-up or existing small business looking to research their business idea or find research for their business plan. This workshop will show you ways to find your ideal customers, find your competitors, diversify your market base, perform... More

Company:  Oakland County

AIAG Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing III

August 14, 2014 | 8:30 AM | Southfield

Hear an overview of Conflict Minerals Reporting Year 1 and information on the year ahead. This event is an opportunity to obtain updates on leading global initiatives to support due diligence reporting. We will share best practices and provid... More

Company:  Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)

Automation Alley Member BBQ

August 14, 2014 | 11:30 AM | Troy

The smell of the grill, fresh summertime air, and free lunch — is there a better place to network than an Automation Alley Member BBQ? Step away from the office and join us at Automation Alley for an opportunity to build relationships with ot... More

Company:  Automation Alley

LANDING THE JOB: INTERVIEWING AND JOB SEARCH SKILLS

August 14, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Troy

If you missed our first workshop we are back! Brightwing and New Horizons are teaming together to help IT professionals navigate the job search, resume and interview to land the job that you want!

Join us at New Horizons Troy Campu... More

Company:  Brightwing

SOCAP Great Lakes Business Meeeting/Luncheon-DAC

August 14, 2014 | 10:30 AM | Detroit

SOCAP (the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals) will host our member appreciation business meeting and luncheon in the picnic area of the DAC pre-game!

Registration 10:30-11am.

Speaker 11-noon: Digital ... More

Company:  Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals - Great Lakes Chapter

SOCAP Member Appreciation - Tiger's Game! Aug 14th

August 14, 2014 | 1:00 PM | Detroit

Join members and guests of the SOCAP (Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals) Great Lakes Chapter as the Tigers beat the Pirates on Aug 14th at 1pm @Comerica Park.

SOCAP GL Chapter members will receive 2 free game tickets up... More

Company:  Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals - Great Lakes Chapter

Create Your Marketing Plan

August 19, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Waterford

When you're marketing a small business, your budget and human resources are often limited, but your ideas and goals are still as big as they come. Create Your Marketing Plan (Finally, a Marketing Plan You Can Use), is a 3-hour class tailor-ma... More

Company:  Oakland County

Steinbichler Technology Day - Featuring AMT and Verisurf Software

August 19, 2014 | 10:00 AM | Troy

Join us at the Automation Alley Atrium on Tuesday, August 19th from 10:00am-3:00pm for technical presentations featuring Steinbichler's extensive line of 3D blue light and handheld laser scanning technology. With guest speakers and demonstrat... More

Company:  Steinbichler

AutoCAD Essentials

August 20, 2014 | 8:30 AM | Novi

This course is designed for the new AutoCAD user who requires comprehensive training in AutoCAD. It incorporates the features, commands, and techniques for creating, editing, and printing drawings within AutoCAD.

Company:  Automation Alley

Education and Workforce Committee Meeting

August 20, 2014 | 8:30 AM | Troy

The Education and Workforce committee supports initiatives designed to help develop, attract and retain an outstanding technical workforce in Southeast Michigan. It is a collaborative effort between education, business and government which ident... More

Company:  Automation Alley

Troy Chamber August Economic Development Forum

August 20, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Troy

Presented by HealthPlus of Michigan

August 20, 2014: Arts in Economic Development Speaker: Jennifer Goulet, President & CEO, ArtServe--Arts and culture are essential ingredients to building vibrant communities and economy. Art... More

Company:  Troy Chamber of Commerce

Webinar: Commercialization Planning for DOD SBIR/STTR Proposals

August 20, 2014 | 1:00 PM | webinar

Learn how to prepare a commercialization plan tailored for the specific requirements of a DoD SBIR/STTR proposal. Webinar includes information on the elements of a plan, collecting and presenting the information and proper formatting. Lots ... More

Company:  BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, LLC

AMT Technology Fair 2014

August 21, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Orion

Technology Fair 2014 marks 25 years of automation excellence from AMT. To celebrate the occasion we are pulling out all the stops to create the not to miss automation event of the year. At this year’s event, we are featuring some of the indus... More

Company:  Applied Manufacturing Technologies

Technology Committee Meeting

August 21, 2014 | 8:30 AM | Troy

The Technology Committee provides an environment for member organizations to explore the use of new and existing technologies. The committee develops resources and events that support Automation Alley‟s mission of fostering collaboration between... More

Company:  Automation Alley

Marketing & Sales Professionals' Golf Outing

August 21, 2014 | 12:00 PM | Oakland

Marketing & Sales Professionals' Annual Golf Outing to benefit MSED Scholarships

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Join Marketing & Sales Professionals from SE Michigan for the 22nd Annual Golf Ou... More

Company:  Marketing & Sales Executives of Detroit (MSED)

Chamber Orientation

August 25, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Rochester

Learn the ins and outs of Chamber membership and see what the Chamber has to offer your business.

Company:  Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Grow Your Business Through Exporting: Tips to Get Started

August 26, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Detroit

Is your small to medium-sized business looking to expand into international markets? Join Automation Alley for a roundtable discussion aimed at demystifying the exporting process.

Noel Nevshehir, Automation Alley’s director of I... More

Company:  Automation Alley

Leadership Oakland Breakfast - Josh Linkner - "The Road To Reinvention"

August 26, 2014 | 7:30 AM | Troy

Change is unavoidable. You need to decide: will you drive change or be driven by it? By choosing to deliberately reimagine your own status quo, you can secure a strong future for both your company and your career. CEO of Detroit Venture Par... More

Company:  Leadership Oakland

Toast + Tech Talk: Surefire Ways to Attract, Retain, and Motivate Talent

August 26, 2014 | 7:30 AM | Detroit

Toast + Tech Talk Series

Plante Moran and Automation Alley are proud to announce the upcoming Toast + Tech Talk series. This four-part series – one session a month from July through October – will each feature a strolli... More

Company:  Plante Moran

Lunch with Leaders

August 26, 2014 | 11:30 AM | Auburn Hills

Make Connections with Key Business Leaders 

Gain knowledge and insight on achieving success in your industry. Young Professionals will be strategically seated in a small group dining setting with local business leaders.
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Company:  Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce