MCWT Connect-Net To Talk Nonprofits: The Michigan Council of Women will hold one of its “Connect-Net” meeting series, “Nonprofits And You: Assessing the Personal and Professional Benefits of Being Involved with a Nonprofit Organization,” on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Epitech Group, 24800 Denso Drive, Suite 150, Southfield. The meeting is free to MCWT members, $5 for students and $10 for nonmembers. Nonprofit organizations serve an important role in our society and economy. Whether you work in the nonprofit industry, volunteer or contribute to one in your spare time, or want to explore how to get involved in one that’s right for you, MCWT’s August Connect-Net session will provide insight and tips to energize you on your path. Panelists will include Penny Bailer, Executive Director of City Year Detroit; Rosemary Bayer, Chief Inspiration Officer at ardentCause (Co-founder, MCWT); Annemarie Harris, Former Director of Early Childhood Initiatives at United Way for SE Michigan; Yodit Mesfin Johnson, Director of Business Development at NEW (Nonprofit Enterprises at Work); and Kathleen Norton-Schock, Panel Facilitator, Chief Connections Officer at ardentCause (Former VP of Marketing, MCWT). Register at this link.

X-Rite Announces Fall Tour Starts In Detroit: Kentwood-based X-Rite Inc. (Nasdaq: XRIT) will kick off its fall color management tour, “Fundamentals of Color & Appearance,” in Detroit on Sept. 22. The event is a one-day seminar that instructs quality control and assurance professionals, lab technicians, parts suppliers, pre-media and digital pressroom personnel and manufacturing specifiers on how to evaluate and approve colors in their workflows. Taught by X-Rite color experts, FOCA provides practical information applicable to any industry dealing with color in easy-to-understand terms, including retail and apparel brands, business and consumer electronics, automotive, graphics arts, packaging and their related industries in plastics, coatings, and textile manufacturing. X-Rite color experts will give attendees a solid foundation in the basics of color and appearance, and provide instruction on how to measure, view and understand color data. The Detroit event will be held at the Detroit Metro Airport Marriott on Flynn Drive in Romulus. The tour continues Sept. 27 in Hapeville, Ga.; Sept. 29 in Irvine, Calif; Oct. 6 in Framingham, Mass.; Oct. 13 in Schaumburg, Ill.; and Oct. ,25 in Lyndhurst, N.J. The $595 course requires no prior color training and will address color control for a variety of industries. X-Rite’s FOCA seminar may qualify as continuing education under certain accreditation programs. Each attendee will receive an X-Rite Munsell Interactive Learning Kit to reinforce the lessons with worksheets, samples, and exercises, as well as X-Rite’s exclusive ‘Fundamentals of Color and Appearance’ book to be used as a reference on color in easy-to-read language. All FOCA attendees will receive a discount voucher towards an X-Rite purchase and have the ability to win a free seat of quality assurance software and a Capsure handheld color matching tool. X-Rite develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical. For further information, please visit or


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