KEDA Sponsors Safety & Health Seminar: The Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance is partnering with the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration to offer a day-long health and safety course Continuous Safety and Health Improvement designed for companies and institutions on Tuesday, June 14  in Houghton. The course moves beyond the initial development and implementation of a Safety and Health Management System to the ongoing responsibilities for evaluation, maintenance, and participation in the system to affect continuous improvement. The seminar will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be held in the community room of the Lakeshore Center building (former UPPCO headquarters building) on the Houghton waterfront. The $105 cost of the seminar includes lunch and course materials. Partial scholarships may be available to participants. Payment is due upon registration. The registration deadline is June 7. Seating is limited and early registration is recommended. Participants will receive MIOSHA Training Institute certification through Macomb Community College for taking the course. The certification program offers participants an opportunity to be recognized for their educational efforts and increase health and safety technical expertise. Contact Phil Musser, Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance, at (906) 482-6817 or via e-mail at to register or for more information.

Compuware sets Webcast on mobile apps: Compuware Gomez is offering a Webcast on Web and mobile application delivery June 10 at 1 p.m. Eastern time. Web and mobile application delivery is crucial to your business and can be complicated to manage. How do you ensure that your new application won’t fail; that your customers on cyber Monday can buy all they want, and that your new CDN actually does speed up the process? Web Load Testing is the answer. What may not be clear is how to go about it. Join Colin Mason, Gomez Web Load Testing Product Manager and industry Veteran for a best practices webcast around web load testing. This webcast will help clear things up.

Online Tech sets disaster recovery Webinar: Online Tech is hosting a series of free educational Webinars on cloud computing and disaster recovery starting Tuesday, June 7 at 2 p.m. Eastern time. Mike Klein from Online Tech will give a short introduction comparing disaster recovery in the cloud vs traditional backup paradigms and explain the benefits of using cloud computing. Rod Mach, principal of HiperLogic and VMWare expert, will continue the conversation, explaining how cloud computing technologies like VMWare and VEEAM enable robust and secure backup and disaster recovery options. More at

Walsh Institute offers program on market diversification: The Walsh Institute is offering a program to get your company out of survival mode with a new plan for sales and marketing on Wednesday, June 8 fro 7:30 to 10 a.m. “Steps to Market Diversification & Growth” offers a structured approach to market diversification and how to assess market potential and suitability, identify and categorize opportunities for growth, determine the best growth strategy, develop an action plan to move ahead and drive organizational change for growth. presenters include Linda Skemp of Onset Marketing and Kathryn Baker of AdviCoach. The event is free for Walsh Institute Leadership Center members $45 for others. More at

Walsh College offers Hot Topics workshop on employee engagement: Walsh College will offer another in its series of Hot Topics Workshops, “Designing Meaningful Employee Engagement Programs,” on Thursday, June 23 from 8 a.m. to noon at its Troy campus. The Walsh Institute has developed a proprietary methodology for employee engagement, and with the help of Walsh College faculty and Leadership Center sponsors, will reveal the details at the June 23 Hot Topics Workshop at the Walsh College Troy Campus.  It’s a four-step process to maintaining and growing a successful team. More at John Hancock from Butzel Long will show you the best survey tools to measure a true level of dngagement, and Lee Meadows will moderate a panel of CEOs and HR professionals who will give examples of how to put their best practices to work for you. Additional Presenters include Michelle Lange of the Walsh Institute and Tina Marie Wohlfield, adjunct instructor and compliance manager. Tickets are $45 for alumni and partners, $15 for students and $90 for others. Visit or call (248) 823-1392 for more info.

Technical communicators talk award winners: The Southeastern Michigan Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication is presenting the final STC/SM Program Meeting of the chapter term,on Tuesday, June 28, at the Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Plymouth. In addition to offering a dinner option, the program provides attendees with opportunities to explore and discuss the award-winning publications from the 2010 annual STC International Technical Publications and Online Communications competition, as well as enjoy a presentation from Earl Peters, one of the award winners with a piece in the exhibit-from a Michigan company. To review the details of this event, please visit the STC/SM website; the program description appears online at To register, send an email to the STC/SM Registration Coordinator at As guests of members and students, as well as thegeneral public, are also welcome to attend this excellent educational and networking opportunity, please let us know that you are coming and if you are bringing guests. Also, please indicate whether you or any guests would like to purchase a dinner.


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