Michigan Celebrates Small Business Returns: On Thursday, May 3, Michigan will honor the growing businesses that are making an impact across the state in the annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business event at the Lansing Center. The event’s founders include the United States Small Business Administration, the Michigan Economic Development Corp., the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center, the Edward Lowe Foundation, Greater Lansing Business Monthly and the Small Business Association of Michigan. More at www.MichiganCelebrates.biz.
Third Annual Agile And Beyond Conference Coming: Continued economic challenges are driving Michigan business leaders toward agile business and information technology practices. Hundreds of attendees will return for the third year of the Agile and Beyond Conference on Saturday, March 10. Award winning author on business leadership Steve Denning along with software project management expert David J. Anderson will keynote the Agile and Beyond Conference, at the Ford Conference and Event Center in Dearborn Michigan. With hundreds of participants annually, the conference is the largest volunteer run technology conference in the region. More information about the conference can be found at http://agileandbeyond.org. In its third year of operation, the Agile and Beyond Conference is 100 percent volunteer-led. The organizing committee includes members from a wide variety of metro-Detroit companies, including financial services, manufacturing, publishing, technology, and more. The conference delivers a complete learning experience, powerful new skills, ideas and perspectives. Agile and Beyond is also an opportunity to learn from industry leaders, innovating practitioners, top authors, and peers from the Detroit Metropolitan area.