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Shinola Detroit: An Inside Look at the Company's Story

October 1, 2014 | 5:30 PM | Detroit

Marketing & Sales Executives of Detroit (MSED) October Event

"Shinola Detroit: An Inside Look at the Company's Story"

Presented by:
Bridget Russo
Marketing Director
Shinola

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Company:  Marketing & Sales Executives of Detroit (MSED)

Finance Committee Meeting

October 1, 2014 | 12:00 PM | Troy

The mission of Automation Alley’s Finance Committee is to identify financial needs of small businesses and provide innovative financial solutions for further development and growth. The committee strives to respond with focused, aggressive in... More

Company:  Automation Alley

Open Office Hours: Labs

October 2, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Detroit

Are you an entrepreneur working on a technology-based or -enabled business? Do you want to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or are you seeking direction on how to secure funding, line up resources, make connections or more?

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Company:  TechTown

Warner Norcross Offers HR and Benefits Executive Panel in Southfield

October 2, 2014 | 8:30 AM | Southfield

The law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP will offer a half-day human resources and benefits executive panel on Thursday, Oct. 2 in Southfield.

The sessions will focus on labor and employee benefits topics, featuring panel dis... More

Company:  Warner Norcross & Judd

iDashboards Open House Career Fair

October 2, 2014 | 5:00 PM | Troy

iDashboards, a global leader in business intelligence (BI) dashboard software based in Troy, Mich., will host an Open House Career Fair, Thursday, October 2, from 5:00-6:30pm on the third floor of 900 Tower Drive in Troy.

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Company:  iDashboards

Michigan Translators / Interpreters Network Annual Conference in Novi, MI

October 4, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Novi

How Not to Get Lost in Translation...

You know what you mean… but do your non-English speaking customers and business associates???

Learn about effective communication across languages and cultures at the annual... More

Company:  MiTiN - Michigan Translators/Interpreters Network, Inc.

SWOT City Open Office Hours: Brightmoor

October 6, 2014 | 1:00 PM | Detroit

Are you a retail entrepreneur with a business idea or storefront in TechTown's SWOT City neighborhood of Brightmoor? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure funding, line up... More

Company:  TechTown

Maverick Marketing Monday - Blogging 101 for Small Businesses

October 6, 2014 | 11:30 AM | Royal Oak

Join Nikki Little, Social Media Manager at Identity, for “Blogging 101 for Small Businesses” at Maverick Marketing Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, October 6 at Emagine Theatre in Royal Oak. Little will discuss how small businesses... More

Company:  Detroit Regional Chamber

31st Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner

October 6, 2014 | 6:00 PM | Detroit

The Transportation Club of Detroit cordially invites you to celebrate our 31st Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner. Please join us for an evening of celebration and unparalleled networking opportunities as we present $25,000.00 in scholarships ... More

Company:  Transportation Club of Detroit

10th Annual Taste of Southfield

October 7, 2014 | 5:00 PM | Southfield

This year marks the 10th year of A Taste of Southfield. A Taste of Southfield is one of the city’s premier annual events. This exciting event is presented by the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce and features 20+ restaurants showcasing th... More

Company:  Southfield Chamber of Commerce

Capital Raise Meetup

October 7, 2014 | 9:30 AM | Sterling Heights

If you are a startup or early-stage growth-based business looking for funding, come meet and listen to capital expert, Mike Brennan. He will detail the various capital sources in Michigan and talk about how to properly position your company t... More

Company:  Macomb-OU INCubator

Crain's Fast 50: Fastest-Growing Companies, 2014

October 7, 2014 | 7:30 AM | Troy

What’s behind the success of Crain’s Fast 50, the fastest-growing companies in Southeast Michigan? Hear from the region’s high fliers and get the story on what drove their growth.

This breakfast event will feature executives from ... More

Company:  Crain's Detroit Business

AIAG IMDS and Product Compliance Conference

October 8, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Novi

This year's event takes place over 1 ½ days with an evening reception at the end of Day 1. The first day will focus on legislation issues while the second day will focus on IMDS topics including IMDS 9.0 which has some changes due to new tech... More

Company:  Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)

360 Leadership Program

October 8, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Troy

In today's evolving business environment, women entrepreneurs must be prepared to lead their organizations through periods of rapid change. The 360 Leadership Program is a three-day interactive training program that provides expert, hands-on ... More

Company:  Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs

Automation Alley Orientation

October 8, 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

Community Leadership Breakfast

October 8, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Bloomfield Hills

Opportunity to network with the Chamber nonprofit community, become engaged and make a difference where we work, live and play.

Event begins with a nonprofit showcase to meet and greet with nonprofit community. Enjoy a plated break... More

Company:  Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber

Taste of Auburn Hills

October 9, 2014 | 5:00 PM | Auburn Hills

Come join us in a celebration of our community during the Taste of Auburn Hills.

This is a mega networking event featuring more than 15 food and beverage partners. Culture, entertainment and networking blend together in an innovati... More

Company:  Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce

Affordable Care Act Information Session

October 9, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Troy

Do you have questions regarding the Affordable Care Act and its impact on your business for 2015 and beyond?  Join Automation Alley for a special panel discussion to help employers understand changes to the Affordable Care Act. C... More

Company:  Automation Alley

Defense Contracting Series: "Proposal Management"

October 9, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Sterling Heights

Logistic Specialties, Inc (LSI), an industry leader in strategy, capture, proposal writing and program execution, joins forces with the Macomb-OU INCubator and the Michigan Defense Center to bring a series of defense programming to the small ... More

Company:  Macomb-OU INCubator

Fall Member Networking

October 9, 2014 | 5:30 PM | Waterford

Take your business networking to new heights at Automation Alley’s Fall Member Networking event, hosted by Pentastar Aviation at Oakland County International Airport. Connect with fellow Automation Alley members and view a display of select b... More

Company:  Automation Alley

Social Media Connect - Detroit

October 10, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Sterling Heights

The digital and social revolution is well under way. Are you and your business poised to use these new tools and platforms to your advantage? Social Media Connect – Detroit is a one-day educational event presented by Social Media Club Detroit... More

Company:  Macomb-OU INCubator

SWOT City Open Office Hours: East Jefferson

October 13, 2014 | 1:00 PM | Detroit

Are you a retail entrepreneur with a business idea or storefront in TechTown Detroit's SWOT City neighborhood of East Jefferson? Would you like to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or could you use some direction on how to secure fund... More

Company:  TechTown

Trending Topics with Local Leaders: Senator John Pappageorge

October 13, 2014 | 1:00 PM | Troy

Join Automation Alley as Trending Topics with Local Leaders welcomes Senator John Pappageorge (State Senator, District 13) to share past and future highlights from the Capitol. Looking back over multiple terms in both the Michigan House of Re... More

Company:  Automation Alley

Macomb Pitch: A Competition for Small Businesses

October 14, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Sterling Heights

The Macomb-OU INCubator is pleased to announce a pitch competition! With generous support from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, as well as local businesses and partners, we will be awarding nearly $20,000 in cash and in-kind pri... More

Company:  Macomb-OU INCubator

Open Office Hours: Labs

October 15, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Detroit

Are you an entrepreneur working on a technology-based or -enabled business? Do you want to get an expert's opinion on your big idea, or are you seeking direction on how to secure funding, line up resources, make connections or more?

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Company:  TechTown

ART TO PART AND THE HURDLES IN BETWEEN

October 15, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Grand Rapids Charter Twp.

Do you wish you had the ability to build several prototypes of your concepts before committing to tooling? Have you ever wanted to capture an existing model and make it better? Tired of machining to the wrong model? Then this is the event for... More

Company:  CAM Logic

Education and Workforce Committee Meeting

October 15, 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

 “Lightweighting: The Implications for Automotive Design Development”

October 15, 2014 | 5:30 PM | Clinton Township

The American Society of Body Engineers Foundation (asbe Foundation), with support from the Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT), is hosting a technical seminar entitled “Lightweighting: The Implications for Automotive Design Devel... More

Company:  asbe Foundation

Washtenaw Community College’s Health Care Career Fair

October 15, 2014 | 1:00 PM | Ann Arbor

Looking for employment in health care? Interested in speaking with employers in a one-on-one setting?

Attend Washtenaw Community College’s Health Care Career Fair, Wednesday, October 15th, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in WCC’s Morri... More

Company:  Washtenaw Community College

Third Thursday

October 16, 2014 | 4:30 PM | Southfield

Are you looking to expand your business leads & grow your business opportunities? Join us on the third Thursday of each month for networking, food & fun! Hors d'oeuvres will be served with a cash bar.

Company:  Southfield Chamber of Commerce

Technology Committee Meeting

October 16, 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

Toast of the Town

October 16, 2014 | 7:00 PM | Detroit

Welcome to Detroit and welcome to TechTown — Detroit’s business innovation hub. Let’s cut to the chase: We work with rock star-status entrepreneurs who make our beloved city what it is today. Our inaugural fundraising event, Toast of the Town... More

Company:  TechTown

Macomb University Center Campus Open House

October 16, 2014 | 4:30 PM | Clinton Township

Join us at Macomb Community College's University Center Open House on October 16th, 4:30 till 7pm. Discover how to finish your bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree from one of 12 great Michigan schools- right on Macomb's Center Campus in ... More

Company:  Macomb Community College

Annual $10,000 Reverse Raffle

October 17, 2014 | 6:00 PM | Shelby Township

Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry's annual fundraiser. Only 150tickets sold to win $10,000! Open Premium Bar, Delicious Plated Dinner, Superb Desserts and Deluxe Coffee Station. Raffles, Card Games, Casino Games with "fu... More

Company:  Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Membership 101

October 17, 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

Michigan’s Got Talent Series -The Price is Right: Are You Offering a Competitive Wage?

October 21, 2014 | 11:30 AM | Troy

What is your company’s compensation strategy — or do you have one at all? A compensation strategy is crucial for both attraction and retention of qualified talent. If you want to be known as a best-in-class organization, it’s wise to think ab... More

Company:  Automation Alley

VUCA: What it Really Means for You and Your Organization

October 22, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Troy

Is your organization struggling to launch its leaders to the next level? Join Macomb Community College and Automation Alley for a journey to explore the VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) business landscape . Together, p... More

Company:  Automation Alley

Design Excellence Forum: Making Innovation Possible

October 22, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Troy

Fisher Unitech invites all professionals in the manufacturing and product design industry to join them at their second annual Design Excellence Forum. This year’s Design Excellence Forum will offer several presentations showing how to leverag... More

Company:  FISHER/UNITECH INC.

AutoCAD Essentials

October 22, 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

Small Business: Unlocked - Connections and Cocktails

October 23, 2014 | 5:00 PM | Detroit

Stop by Connections & Cocktails after work from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 23 at Downtown Louie's Lounge. You will connect with top professionals in a casual environment to strengthen your business relationships.

Exclusive p... More

Company:  Detroit Regional Chamber

"Sizzle with Style" Fashion Show & Dinner

October 23, 2014 | 5:00 PM | Macomb Township

Hosted by the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry with presenting sponsor Beaumont Health Systems. See the newest fashions for fall and enjoy a great family style dinner with plenty of time for networking. Clothing and acc... More

Company:  Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Professional Edge Workshop-Retirement: Which plan is right?

October 23, 2014 | 7:30 AM | Beverly Hills

As a self-employed individual or owner of a small business you work hard for your money. Shouldn’t you do all you can to ensure it’s working hard for you? For many small business owners, the question is not “Should I implement a retirement pl... More

Company:  Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber

Sunrise Pinnacle Awards

October 24, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Rochester

The Sunrise Pinnacle Awards is Rochester and the neighboring communities' pre-eminent celebration of the area's visionary entrepreneurs, business and civic leaders, and exemplary corporate citizens.

When registering above, for... More

Company:  Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Orientation

October 27, 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

Toast + Tech Talk: Grow from Entrepreneur to Strategic Business Leader

October 28, 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

Mobile Computing for the Enterprise

October 29, 2014 | 8:30 AM | Troy

Discover how new tablet and smartphone technologies have changed our definition of mobile as these devices become an increasingly important tool for business.

Forrester Research estimates that tablets and smartphones make up about ... More

Company:  Automation Alley