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Washtenaw Community College’s Retail & Supply Chain Career Fair

September 16, 2014 | 1:00 PM | Ann Arbor

Looking for employment in the Retail & Supply Chain industry?
Interested in speaking with employers in a one-on-one setting?

Attend Washtenaw Community College’s Retail & Supply Chain Career Fair, Tuesday, September 16th,... More

Company:  Washtenaw Community College

Gaining a Competitive Advantage from Product Development

September 16, 2014 | 9:30 AM | Hudsonville

Join EAC for an Executive Lean Product Development Seminar featuring keynote speaker Bill Farmer, Managing Director of Product Development Management Services. This seminar – “Gaining a Competitive Advantage from Product Development” – provid... More

Company:  EAC Product Development Solutions

Techonomy Detroit 2014

September 16, 2014 | 8:30 AM | Detroit

Techonomy Detroit returns September 16th for our third annual conference exploring how technology boosts U.S. competitiveness, jobs, growth and urban revival. We kick off Monday September 15th with a reception at the Detroit Institute of Arts... More

Company:  Automation Alley

Michigan’s Got Talent Series: How to Implement Internships for All Ages and Skill Sets

September 16, 2014 | 11:30 AM | Troy

Employers, still can’t find qualified talent to hire? How long will your open job opportunities stay open? Join Automation Alley for an event that will provide employers with step-by-step instructions for creating and executing a successful i... More

Company:  Automation Alley

2014 Automotive Leadership Awards Gala Dinner

September 17, 2014 | 6:00 PM | Detroit

The US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce requests the pleasure of your company at its 2014 Automotive Leadership Awards Dinner Gala honoring Miguel Marquez Marquez, Governor of the State of Guanajuato, and American Alex & Manufacturing.

6:... More

Company:  Clayton & McKervey, P.C.

11th Annual Vine & Dine

September 17, 2014 | 6:00 PM | Bloomfield Hills

Sip...Savor...Explore!
Enjoy an evening of wine, food, live music and exploration to benefit Gleaners Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan and the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber.
$75 per person, $85 at the door.

Company:  Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber

WBE Certification Orientation

September 17, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Waterford

Learn about the benefits and process of becoming a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE). Benefits include certification to private sector WBE's and access to procurement opportunities with major national companies. For additional information on ... More

Company:  Oakland County

Webinar: Forms, Budgets and Electronic Submission for DOD

September 17, 2014 | 1:00 PM | Webinar

This webinar provides important information about identifying and completing the required forms for an SBIR/STTR submission to the Department of Defense as well as an overview of the key components of a credible budget and how to navigate the... More

Company:  BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, LLC

Small Business: Unlocked - Morning Mingle

September 18, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Birmingham

Rise and shine with Morning Mingle on Thursday, September 18 at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. Attendees will have the opportunity to build stronger relationships with business professionals in a casual environment.

Open ex... More

Company:  Detroit Regional Chamber

Business Growth Committee Meeting

September 18, 2014 | 8:30 AM | Troy

The Business Growth Committee provides insight, information and resources that help emerging and small- to mid-sized businesses with marketing, sales, leadership, public relations and HR/operations.

Serving on a committee provides... More

Company:  Automation Alley

DCBA 19th annual INTL. Golf outing & Banquet

September 18, 2014 | 11:00 AM | Dearborn

The Detroit Chinese Business Association is hosting their 19th annual International Golf Outing and Banquet at the Tournament Players Club TPC of Michigan in Dearborn.

Our International Guests this year come from Chongqing, H... More

Company:  Detroit Chinese Business Association

Heathy Living EXPO

September 18, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Sterling Heights/Utica/Shelby Township

Annual event co-sponsored with City of Sterling Heights and the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce. Always well attended with over 800 seniors or nearing seniors looking for vital educational information from well over 50 particip... More

Company:  Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry

OU Incubator Growing Your Business: Tips and Tools Series - Social Media Legal Pitfalls

September 18, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Rochester

Use of social media can have legal consequences, both personally and professionally. Is your brand being “hijacked” on social media? Can an employee be fired because of a social media post? What does your favorite social media platform do wit... More

Company:  Ossian Law P.C.

Doing Business in Saudi Arabia & UAE

September 19, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Troy

Join Automation Alley for a panel discussion that will explore the many opportunities and challenges of doing business in Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E., the Middle East’s two most promising markets for U.S. exports. Open to upcoming Automation... More

Company:  Automation Alley

New Member Breakfast

September 19, 2014 | 8:30 AM | Rochester Hills

Held twice annually, this free breakfast welcomes the newest members of the Rochester Regional Chamber.

Company:  Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Public Invitation: Elliott Tower dedication at Oakland University

September 19, 2014 | 3:30 PM | Rochester

You are cordially invited to the public dedication of the Elliott Tower on campus at Oakland University. The dedication is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19. Reception to follow. Hope to see you there!

See link below for m... More

Company:  Oakland University

Taste of Clarkston

September 21, 2014 | 12:00 PM | Clarkston

Taste of Clarkston is a free, family friendly one day food festival in Historic Downtown Clarkston. On Sunday September 21, 2014 from 12pm-6pm there will be live music, free children’s activities and exhibits provide ongoing entertainment and... More

Company:  Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce

Step Up Your Career With QuickBooks Training

September 23, 2014 | 9:00 AM | West Bloomfield

Get up and running with QuickBooks 2014, the leading business accounting software package, through training at the David B. Hermelin ORT Resource Center, a division of JVS. The seven-week course beginning on Sept. 23 is designed to take parti... More

Company:  JVS

Exploring Contracting...Defining Your Route to Success

September 23, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Troy

The National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Great Lakes State Chapter (GLSC) is pleased to present –

Exploring Contracting...Defining Your Route to Success

You will hear about the latest in G... More

Company:  NCMA Great Lakes State Chapter

Toast + Tech Talk: Driving Growth and Delivering Value – Strategies to Maximize Your Firm's Worth

September 23, 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

Step Up Your Career With QuickBooks Training

September 23, 2014 | 9:00 AM | West Bloomfield

The David B. Hermelin ORT Resource Center, a division of JVS, offers QuickBooks training to prepare you for employment or brush up on skills for your current job. The seven-week course is designed to take participants from accounting fundamen... More

Company:  JVS

Introduction to QuickBooks

September 23, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Waterford

This introduction class will provide an overview of QuickBooks®. It is designed for a person who is new to QuickBooks® or worked within the software in a limited capacity. ATD Solutions will cover the basic areas within QuickBooks® such as in... More

Company:  Oakland County

SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NSF

September 23, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Ann Arbor

This one-day seminar presents essential information for crafting a competitive proposal to meet the mission, standards and requirements of the National Science Foundation’s SBIR/STTR program. It includes information and advice on getting reg... More

Company:  BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, LLC

SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NIH

September 23, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Plymouth

This 1.5 - day seminar presents critical information for developing a competitive proposal for National Institutes of Health SBIR/STTR program. In addition to up-to-date information on the SBIR/STTR programs, it covers registrations necessar... More

Company:  BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, LLC

Sterling Heights Regional Chamber's Fall Grub Crawl

September 24, 2014 | 5:30 PM | Sterling Heights/Utica/Shelby Township

Community wide event for anyone over the age of 21. Six fantastic restaurants to experience with complimentary shuttle service offered between locations that include Bd's Mongolian Grill, Buca di Beppo, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dooley's, Joe Dumar... More

Company:  Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry

2014 AIAG Quality Summit

September 24, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Novi

OEMs and suppliers agree that technology in vehicles is advancing at an increasing rate. The new technologies pose new challenges in relation to testing, measurement, and quality assurance. This conference, "Quality for Emerging Technologies" wi... More

Company:  Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)

Protecting IP, Managing Technology Contracts and Planning for Commercialization

September 25, 2014 | 9:30 AM | Ann Arbor

Do you have a promising technology with commercial potential under development? This two-part program provides expert advice on how to protect your intellectual property, manage technology contracting relationships and planthe path to market.... More

Company:  BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, LLC

Oakland County Update

September 25, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Rochester Hills

Organized by the Chamber's Legislative Committee, the Oakland County Update is designed to brief members on the activities and initiatives of the Oakland County government.

Company:  Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Manufacturing Committee Meeting

September 25, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Troy

The Manufacturing Committee supports initiatives designed to recognize, promote and support our regional manufacturing brand; foster talent enhancement, best practice process collaboration and competitiveness; and encourage both local and global... More

Company:  Automation Alley

Non-traditional Sources of Capital for the Small to Mid-Size Business

September 25, 2014 | 5:30 PM | Troy

In today's competitive marketplace, the lender that can put together a financing package is often the one to win the deal.

Borrowers frequently need financing in addition to that offered by traditional asset based lenders and ... More

Company:  Automation Alley

Sharpen the Saw

September 26, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Auburn Hills

David Sarris – Partner, Push 22 Presents: Maximizing Your Brand

Company:  Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce

Coffee Talk

September 26, 2014 | 8:30 AM | Rochester

Join us for speed networking over coffee.

Company:  Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Washtenaw Community College’s IT Career Fair

September 30, 2014 | 1:00 PM | Ann Arbor

Looking for employment in the IT industry? Interested in speaking with employers in a one-on-one setting?

Attend Washtenaw Community College’s IT Career Fair, Tuesday, September 30th, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in WCC’s Morris Law... More

Company:  Washtenaw Community College

SCORE Small Business Loan Workshop

September 30, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Waterford

Getting a business loan can be a challenging process. Learn about the "5 Cs of Credit" , how to develop a winning loan proposal and what you need to know to position your business to be "bankable" before you meet with a lender. SCORE is Servi... More

Company:  Oakland County

Avoiding Technology-Aided SNAFUs

September 30, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Ferndale

Continually evolving technology makes our lives easier. As more activities become Internet-enabled, the potential for mistakes also increases. Kathy Ossian will provide specific examples of technology-aided SNAFUs, including those involving u... More

Company:  Ossian Law P.C.

Lambert, Edwards & Associates to Host Crisis Communications Seminar in Partnership with Automation Alley

September 30, 2014 | 8:30 AM | Troy

Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A), a leading Midwest-based public relations, investor relations and public affairs firm, will deliver the “Cornering and Conquering a Crisis?” seminar on September 30.

It’s rare for a company... More

Company:  Lambert, Edwards & Associates