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April 2014

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ReHab Magazine Release Party

April 18, 2014 | 8:00 PM | Hamtramck

ReHab Magazine is an art-based underground publication from the Metro Detroit area.

Founded by Oakland University student Jessica Malen in 2013 ReHab gives exposure to artists from all over the world in one place.

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Company:  Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber

The Story Edge: Plan and Pitch Stories to the Media

April 22, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Detroit

Generating media coverage and exposure for your business involves more than just writing a great press release. Learn how the media works and what journalists, bloggers and editors find interesting. This workshop will show you how to present ... More

Company:  Grand Circus

Introduction to CMMI-DEV Training - Dallas, TX

April 23, 2014 | 8:30 AM | Dallas

This 3-day CMMI Institute course provides attendees with a detailed view of the Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development (CMMI-DEV). It will provide systems engineers, software developers, project managers, and process professio... More

Company:  Broadsword Solutions Corporation

Paperless Software for Insurance Professionals

April 23, 2014 | 2:00 PM | Troy

CDP cordially invites all members of the MAIA (Michigan Association of Insurance Agents) and other Insurance Professionals to join CDP for a demonstration of:

Paperless Software for Insurance Professionals

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Company:  Complete Data Products, Inc

Oakland Chamber Network Networking Mixer

April 23, 2014 | 5:30 PM | Royal Oak

Mix, mingle and make connections with business professionals from more than 30 Oakland County Chambers. Appetizers included, cash bar.

For member pricing, you must be a member of a participating chamber in Oakland County. Pl... More

Company:  Troy Chamber of Commerce

Immigration Investment Opportunities in Michigan

April 23, 2014 | 3:00 PM | Bloomfield Hills

The Detroit Chinese Business Association is hosting a Seminar + Mixer + Dinner + Networking event on April 23rd at the Iroquois Club.
Doors open at 2:30 program from 3 to 6 PM.

Sponsored by Aspire Lending and Global De... More

Company:  Detroit Chinese Business Association

What Are Investors Looking For?

April 23, 2014 | 11:30 AM | Detroit

Do you have the next great business idea but need funding to get your startup off the ground and running? Join Automation Alley Senior Director Dr. Thomas Anderson for a discussion on how to best position yourself to get attention from key in... More

Company:  Automation Alley

Global Outlook in Aerospace and Defense

April 23, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Troy

Join Automation Alley for a discussion on the shifting landscape in global aerospace and defense spending, as industry experts share firsthand insights about future spending trends in technologies related to cybersecurity, unmanned vehicles, ... More

Company:  Automation Alley

Oakland Chamber Network Mixer

April 23, 2014 | 5:30 PM | Royal Oak

Mix, mingle and make connections with business professionals from more than 27 Oakland County Chambers.

Appetizers included, cash bar.

Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber Display Tables
Beaumont, Clear Rate Commun... More

Company:  Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber

It's 2014, Does It Make Sense to Still Be Hosting Email

April 23, 2014 | 1:00 PM | Detroit

Are you still hosting your own email?



Company:  C/D/H

Create Your Marketing Plan

April 23, 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. That's why the Oakland County Business Center is offering Create Your Marketing Plan (Finally, ... More

Company:  Oakland County

Create a Business Plan

April 23, 2014 | 6:00 PM | Detroit

You have a great business idea, so now what? Creating a business plan helps you think through the different components that will be crucial to the success of your business. Business plans are key to impressing potential investors and getting ... More

Company:  Grand Circus

Help Your Child Take a First Step Toward a College Education

April 24, 2014 | 11:00 AM | Troy

Not sure how you will be able to afford college for your child when the time comes? The Troy Chamber of Commerce will host a free Lunch & Learn event, open to the public, on Thursday, April 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at its office located at 2125 Bu... More

Company:  Troy Chamber of Commerce

Walsh College Troy Campus Open House

April 24, 2014 | 4:00 PM | Troy

Interested in pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree from Walsh College? Thinking about changing careers and pursuing a career in business? Attend the upcoming Troy Campus Open House and learn more.

Visitors can meet with an... More

Company:  Walsh College

How to Turn Your Contacts into Contracts

April 24, 2014 | 6:30 PM | Southfield

Your ability to get along with others is just as important as having technical and professional skills because 85% of success in business and social relationships is based on your people skills. Discover how you can unlock the secrets to achi... More

Company:  South East Michigan Entrepreneurs Association

Leveraging Your Network, Women's Lunch & Learn Event

April 24, 2014 | 11:00 AM | Auburn Hills

Join us for our Women’s Lunch & Learn networking event; Build confidence as you learn how your network can work for you!

Company:  Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce

Manufacturing the Future with 3D Printing

April 24, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Orion

By now, you all have probably heard about 3D printing, but what is 3D PRINTING 2.0?

3D Systems recently revealed 20+ new products, spanning from high-end, industrial-grade 3D printers for the most demanding manufacturing applica... More

Company:  CAM Logic

Breakfast & Business

April 25, 2014 | 7:30 AM | Clinton Township

Anchor Bay and Sterling Heights Regional Chamber invite you to the best networking you'll ever do!

Attendees will be seated in groups of four to six for three 20-minute sessions. Each participant will have three to four minutes t... More

Company:  Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Coffee Talk

April 25, 2014 | 8:30 AM | Rochester Hills

Join us for speed networking over coffee.

Company:  Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Build Your Organization's Website with WordPress in One Day

April 26, 2014 | 8:30 AM | Detroit

Every business needs an online presence. However, traditional websites can become costly and difficult to maintain. WordPress bridges the gap for people that need a high-quality, search engine optimized website but are not ready to invest in a f... More

Company:  Grand Circus

'Secure Your ID' Day - Shred & Electronic Recycling Event

April 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Southfield

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Detroit & Eastern Michigan is partnering with Cintas, Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP), GreenPath Debt Solutions, and Fox 2 News to host ‘Secure Your ID’ Day on April 26, 2014. Consumers ar... More

Company:  Better Business Bureau of Detroit & Eastern Michigan

Proposal Preparation for DOD

April 29, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Troy

This one-day seminar presents essential information for crafting a competitive proposal to meet the mission, standards and requirements of the DOD SBIR/STTR programs.

Training will include information and advice on:
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Company:  BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, LLC

Legal Basics for Small Business

April 29, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Waterford

Legal Basics for Small Business provides new and existing Michigan entrepreneurs an understanding of the key legal and financial considerations when starting and operating a business in Michigan. The program addresses how to select the best l... More

Company:  Oakland County

JVS Business Connections: Get Ready to Grow

April 29, 2014 | 7:30 AM | Southfield

Join Dan Heimler, a founding member of the John Maxwell Team, as he leads a discussion about the book, "The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth" by John Maxwell. Embracing these 15 laws will give you a clear picture of your true passions and purpose... More

Company:  JVS

The State of SharePoint: A Discussion on Trends in the SharePoint Ecosystem

April 29, 2014 | 8:30 AM | Southfield

The Microsoft Ecosytem is evolving fast in 2014. Microsoft has new leadership, discontinued and renamed some of its products, and focused more investment on cloud and mobile technologies. Join us as we explore the current technology trends af... More

Company:  Total Solutions, Inc.

Trends in Intelligent Motor/Pump Control for Water/Wastewater Industry

April 29, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Madison Heights

Rockwell Automation and McNaughton-McKay are pleased to host a seminar called Intelligent Pump/Motor control solutions for the Water Industry.

Pumps have outgrown their role as simple mechanical workhorses. With the inclusion ... More

Company:  Rockwell Automation

JVS Business Connections: Get Ready to Grow!

April 29, 2014 | 7:30 AM | Southfield

Join JVS and Dan Heimler, Founding Member of the John Maxwell Team, for networking and a discussion about the book "The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth" by John C. Maxwell.

Embracing these fifteen laws will give you a clear pictu... More

Company:  JVS

Nonprofit Management Conference

April 29, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Troy

This affordable, day-long management conference, presented by Huntington Bank’s Seeds for Success, is designed for nonprofit professionals, board members and volunteers. Attendees have the opportunity to choose one of six seminars at each of ... More

Company:  Troy Chamber of Commerce

Women in Business - Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce

April 29, 2014 | 10:30 AM | Clarkston

Women In Business (WIB) events are designed for women business leaders but are open to everyone, not just women and not just chamber members.

WIB utilize Facilitated Networking to help you connect in meaningful ways with your ... More

Company:  Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce

Four Lenses: Personality/Leadership Assessment – Professional Development Event

April 29, 2014 | 5:30 PM | Sterling Heights

Help WID-MI welcome Alan Parks as we learn about personalities in the work place and how to help your organization build a better understanding of its talent. The Four Lenses Assessment was designed to inform people about the different styles... More

Company:  National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)-MI Chapter

Spring Grub Crawl

April 30, 2014 | 5:30 PM | S.H., Clinton Twp. Macomb Twp. Shelby Twp.

Join the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber for their annual community event. Nine fantastic restaurants to experience that include Andiamo-Lakeside, Brann's Steakhouse, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Ciccarelli's Sports Bar Theater, Clancy's Iris... More

Company:  Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Finding and Securing Economic Development Incentives for the Automotive Industry

April 30, 2014 | 12:00 PM | Webinar

Financial incentives are vital to the growth and success of the automotive industry in Michigan. Whether you are expanding current facilities, acquiring or building new plants, or hiring, training, and retaining a qualified workforce, econom... More

Company:  Warner Norcross & Judd

From Connections to Contracts: Creating Opportunity through Networking Mastery

April 30, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Troy

Whether seeking new clients and strategic partnerships, or wanting to strengthen current client relationships, master networkers know that their results are dependent upon the depth, breadth and quality of the connections that they form. In t... More

Company:  Automation Alley

Product Lifecycle Management for Business

April 30, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Rochester

Join Dr. Michael Grieves, international Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) expert, author and educator for this two-day course on PLM for business.

This course, intended for executive and high-level management and individuals... More

Company:  Automation Alley

What’s Trending in Global Mobility? An Analysis of 2014 Trends and Insights

April 30, 2014 | 8:30 AM | Troy

Please join us for a discussion on April 30th, as we analyze the current trends and challenges reported by your peers in the Brookfield Global Relocation Services 2014 Global Mobility Trends Survey.

During this presentation, w... More

Company:  Fakhoury Global Immigration

Have It Your Way! SharePoint Customizations

April 30, 2014 | 12:00 PM | Grand Rapids

SharePoint, as a platform, is a robust offering for your business needs, yet how many times have you said, "I wish I could do this", only to find SharePoint does not offer that parti... More

Company:  C/D/H

Troy Chamber's Speed Networking

April 30, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Troy

Attendees will enjoy structured networking and an opportunity to make lots of connections in a fun environment.

Special thanks to our host: Lean Learning Center

An additional $5 will be charged to those registerin... More

Company:  Troy Chamber of Commerce

Health Care Reform Seminar for All Employers

April 30, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Troy

The J.S. Clark Agency, headquartered in Southfield, MI, is hosting a free educational program for businesses in Southeastern Michigan regarding Health Care Reform. The program will be led by J.S. Clark President, Joel Clark and provides the ... More

Company:  J.S. Clark Agency, Inc.

Rescheduled: Training Your Booth Staff for Trade Show Success

April 30, 2014 | 11:30 AM | Troy

Trade shows are an essential part of a company's marketing mix - and can prove to be extremely effective when done correctly! If you've made the commitment to exhibit at an upcoming trade show, or even if you haven't booked your next booth sp... More

Company:  GraphiColor Exhibits

Small Business: Unlocked - Meet the Purchasers

April 30, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Detroit

Network with purchasers, and learn the basics of purchasing and procurement protocol and how to cut through red tape and get your business on public sector RFP lists. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

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Company:  Detroit Regional Chamber