Inforum Presents Four Women Bringing The Change: In 2010 and beyond, business as usual won’t cut it. Surviving and thriving is all about bringing on the change. So, who’s bringing it? Inforum has the answer at its opening event for its 2010-11 program year, to be held, starting at 11: 30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 17 at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit. The event, called “Extreme Change: Four Women, Four Sectors, Total Transformation,” will feature four women leaders in very different fields. The speakers will be Susie Ellwood, CEO of the Detroit Media Partnership, which runs the business operations of The Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press and a growing array of electronic information products; Carol Goss, president and CEO of the Skillman Foundation, an expert in education reform; Barbara L. McQuade, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan; and Mary Zuckerman, COO of the Detroit Medical Center. Moderating the Sept. 17 event will be Emmy Award-winning journalist Carol Cain, who writes a business and politics column for the Detroit Free Press, and is the host of two television programs: “Michigan Matters,” 11 a.m. Saturdays on WWJ-TV CBS Detroit, and  “Street Beat” 11:30 a.m. Sundays on CW50. She is also anchoring WWJ-TV’s “Eye On The Future” effort with prime time TV specials. Register now at Inforum is Michigan’s leading business forum for women, with more than 1,800 members from a broad cross-section of Michigan’s business community. 

Inaugural Michigan HR Day Set For Aug. 12: Top human resources leaders and hundreds of human resources professionals from across the state will meet in Lansing on Thursday, Aug. 12 for Michigan HR Day, a first-of-its-kind event that is supported by a state proclamation.  Michigan HR Day will connect HR professionals and resources to promote the vital role of human resources in attracting and retaining talent in Michigan and to create a forum to exchange information, ideas and experiences. The idea for this inaugural event has its origins with the State Civil Service Commission, headed by the Director of Personnel, Jeremy Stephens. A grassroots effort brought that idea to fruition, initiating a “call to action” for HR professionals statewide to acknowledge the important role HR plays in the turnaround of the state of Michigan. The event will take place at the Lansing Center in Lansing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The event will address the relevance of the HR function as an important part of Michigan’s economic revitalization. Michigan HR Day will welcome HR professionals from diverse Michigan companies, a true reflection of the state’s business environment and culture. The keynote speaker, Dave Scrivano, president of Little Caesar Enterprises Inc., will share what Michigan companies need to do to attract and retain talent in the new economy, and discuss HR’s key impact in the effort. Following, there will be a panel discussion on ideas and best practices relative to recruiting and retaining talent. There will be more speeches and afternoon workshops. To register, visit Registration is $30 and includes lunch.

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