New Enterprise Forum Panel Meets to Discuss Building Your First Team: The Ann Arbor  New Enterprise Forum will host a panel discussion on the specifics of building your first team. This discussion should help entrepreneurs better understand how to you find, recruit, and pay for the talent needed to help grow a start-up. The event takes place at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, at the Holiday Inn 3600 Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor. The participants for this event include Bhushan Kulkarni, CEO, InfoReady Corp. and former CEO of GDI Infotech; Ted Dacko, founder and CEO of Arbor Dakota and previously CEO of HealthMedia Inc.; and Adrian Fortino, CEO of Shepherd Intelligent Systems, which is commercializing the University of Michigan’s Magic Bus program. The moderator is Elliot Forsyth, vice president and COO for talent enhancement at the Michigan Economic Development Corp. The showcase presenter will be Verdi Ergun of Own Point of Sale Corp., which provides a Web-based cash register that allows business owners to track sales by product, keep tabs on revenues, run reports, and more. The evening’s agenda also includes business introductions and an open forum, during which attendees have the opportunity to make a concise, 10-second pitch for themselves, their company, product, service, or need. Registration and networking begin at 5 p.m. with the program starting at 5:45 p.m. Free to NEF members, the cost is $20 for non-members and $5 for students. The event is sponsored by NEF stakeholder sponsor, Brown & Brown, More at

Lansing’s Sparrow Hospital Sets IT Career Fair: Sparrow Hospital will hold an IT Career Fair Tuesday, June 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. at 290 Spartan Way, East Lansing, at the west end of Spartan Stadium. Participants should park in the South Stadium Lot (Lot 79) on Shaw Lane and walk in the west side of the stadium. Interviews will be conducted on-site. Please provide your resume. Sparrow is seeking Applications System Analyst professionals who will work with a variety of team members to tailor the Epic system to fit the organization’s needs. Sparrow will pay for these individuals to become certified in a specific Epic Application module. We are seeking individuals who are self starters, have knowledge of computer system programming logic, and possess good time management, oral and written communication, problem solving, and customer relationship skills. Sparrow is a partner with Michigan State University, has an Associate Satisfaction rating in the top 5 percent of all U.S. hospitals, and is located in Lansing, recently named “One of America’s 10 Great Cities for Young Adults.”


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