MCWT Golf Classic, CIO Auction Coming Soon: Remember to register by July 7 to enjoy discounted prices to MCWT’s Golf Classic. If you’re interested in bidding for the opportunity to golf with a prominent executive in Michigan’s technology community, scroll down for more information on our CIO Auction. The event takes place at the Pine Knob golf course, 5580 Waldon Road in Clarkston, consistently rated as one of the top public courses in Michigan, Pine Knob provides members, sponsors and guests the perfect place to enjoy golf as we raise funds for the MCWT Foundation. Every dollar donated helps the career prospects of the next generation of IT talent in our region. Golf will be a scramble format, shotgun start, with prizes awarded after dinner.  A golf demo will be provided prior to the start. Members have two options to enjoy this fun, networking-rich MCWT event. A whole day ticket includes 18 holes with cart, driving range with balls, buffet lunch, sit-down dinner, five beverage tickets and pairs/foursomes available. Dinner registration includes dinner and three beverage tickets. Contact Sheila Earll at or (248)705-5207 for more information. The CIO Auction opens Thursday, July 14. Auction bids will be accepted online via email beginning at 9 a.m. on July 14 until noon on July 15.  

Karmanos Cancer Institute’s Partners Honors Kid Rock & Foundation: Karmanos Partners, a group of young, hands-on volunteers dedicated to raising money for the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, is honoring Kid Rock & The Kid Rock Foundation at this year’s 18th Annual Partners Golf Classic and Partners Night events. Partners Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 29 at Franklin Hills Country Club in Franklin. Partners Night will take place Saturday, Sept. 17 at Ford Field in Detroit. Corporate Partner is Compuware Corp. and Host Sponsor is Ford Motor Co. for the two events. Karmanos is also joining Made In Detroit, the clothing and merchandise line owned by Kid Rock, to promote sales of special T-shirts benefiting breast cancer research at Karmanos. The pink, short-sleeved and Racerback T-shirts feature the iconic Rosie the Riveter sporting a pink ribbon tattoo, Made In Detroit pin, and speaking the highly memorable phrase “We Can Do It!” At the bottom is the charge, “Let’s go to work to find a cure.” T-shirts are being sold at the Made In Detroit Web site at, under the “Rosie We Can Do It for Cancer” Tab and at authorized Made In Detroit retailers. Partners’ two events over the last 17 years have raised nearly $11 million, with last year’s fundraising total of $2.1 million setting a record for the group.  Funds help the Karmanos Cancer Institute with its mission to provide the best state-of-the-science research and cancer care for patients. For more information about Partners events, call Lisa Kotulnchik at (313) 576-8106 or visit

SBA, MEDC To Talk “The New Michigan” In Benton Harbor: Cornerstone Alliance and the Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce will present “The New Michigan” Friday, June 24 at the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center at 2755 E. Napier Ave. in Benton Harbor from noon to 1:30 p.m. SBA Michigan District Director Gerald Moore and Michigan Economic Development Corp. CEO Michael Finney will discuss the future of Michigan’s economy. The event is sponsored by State Rep. Al Pscholka (R-Stevensville), Whitcomb Senior Living Community, Cornerstone Alliance, and the Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce. The event costs $10 per person and preregistration is required. Please contact Jamie Balkin at (269) 757-0207 or email him at

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