DTE Energy Conference Returning: The DTE Energy/Engineering Society of Detroit will bring back their highly regarded energy conference Tuesday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Suburban Collection Showplace. The event will feature Mike Finney, president and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corp., as keynote presenter. In addition, the conference will feature three educational track sessions designed to help users save energy, discover new innovations, as well as learn about ways to implement or improve their energy efficiency plans. The event is the largest of its kind in Michigan, more than 800 attendees annually.  While the morning portion of the conference will be dedicated mainly to the educational tracks and exhibits, the afternoon will feature an awards program for successful energy saving initiatives; a luncheon keynote presentation, as well as a workshop strategy sessions, whereby attendees will get the chance to talk one-on-one with this year’s track presenters, getting answers to their most pressing questions. Cost to attend the conference is $65 for ESD members; $85 for non-members or join ESD for $139 and attend for free. This conference is open to the public. For more information, call Tim Walker at (248) 353-0735, ext. 115 or email twalker@esd.org. To register, visit www.esd.org

DetroitNet.Org Brings Back Pink Slip Party: The fine, agenda-free folk at DetroitNet.Org are bringing their next Pink Slip Party to the Post Bar Novi, 42875 Grand River Ave. Thursday, April 21 at 5 p.m. If you’ve got a resume, email it ahead of time to detroitnet@gmail.com. The pink slippers have hit the milestone of 200 people getting hired from their events. Also, in the Gone Legit Dept., Dice.com has come on board as a sponsor to help offset costs and provide free food at the event. The IT Section of the Michigan Bar Association has done the same, and will be attending as well. For more information, email echodave@gmail.com or call (248) 840-2103.

Ameriprise Financial Looks At Investing At Earth Day: Ameriprise Financial advisor Jeff Kingzett will present “An Earth Day Approach To The Four Cornerstones Of Your Financial Life” at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21 at the Pontiac Public Library, 60 E. Pike St. During this free presentation, the following topics will be addressed: What is socially responsible investing?; Implementing socially responsible strategies; and Investing in your priorities. Space is limited. Please make a reservation by Wednesday, April 20, 2011, for you and your guests. Call (248) 865-2519, or email Jeffrey.Kingzett@ampf.com This is an informational seminar. There is no cost or obligation. An informational guide to socially responsible investing will be provided to each attendee at this event. Light refreshments will be provided.

Great Lakes Angels Sets All-day Angel Investing Event: Great Lakes Angels is having their first investor event of the year on May 5. It will be open to all accredited investors and by invitation only. It will be a full day program with three deals shown in the morning — InfoReady (http://www.infoready4.com), Symbios Medical (http://www.symbiosmedical.com) and iRule (http://www.iruleathome.com).  The afternoon session will be educational content — a due diligence workshop supported by John May, of the Angel Capital Association and a panel of local experts. Advanced registration is required. Great Lakes Angels seeks serious, active investors only. More, including location and time, by contacting David Weaver at dweaver@glangels.org


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