Verizon Hosting Event For Smartphones For Women: Verizon Wireless has teamed up Lara Galloway (aka Mom Biz Coach), a metro Detroit-based mompreneur, speaker, trainer and business coach, to host an interactive smartphone session on May 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Verizon Wireless store located at 3035 S. Rochester Road, Rochester Hills. Attendees will be able to check out various Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphones, learn from Galloway how she uses her smartphone to make her personal and professional life easier and save her time and money, discover various types of apps to use for work, family and fun. Food and drinks will be provided. Attendees will also walk away from the event with a 4G LTE smartphone from Verizon Wireless to trial for free for 30 days to see first hand how a smartphone truly makes a difference in their life. Space is limited to 25 attendees, and those interested must apply to attend by sharing their name, email, which basic phone they’re currently using and what they hope to get out of the event at

MCWT Panel Covers Taking A Chance In Your Career: As the saying goes, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” In this spirit, the Michigan Council of Women in Technology is hosting an expert panel on June 12 featuring successful professionals who have successfully taken a chance in their careers. The event, “Making The Leap — Taking On New Challenges In Challenging Times,” will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Epitec Group, located at 24800 Denso Drive, Suite 150 in Southfield. MCWT members can attend free; the cost for non-members is $10. Registration is required at

Spring Household Hazardous Waste Collection Set for June 2: Residents of the 12 North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste (NO HAZ) communities can get rid of their household hazardous waste on June 2 at Oakland University in Rochester. The collection is open to residents of Addison Township, Groveland Township, Lake Angelus, Lake Orion, Leonard, Oakland Township, Orion Township, Oxford, Oxford Township, Rochester, Rochester Hills and Waterford Township. Residents should bring ID with their current address included in order to participate. The collection is from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will be held in the Foundation Hall parking lot that runs along Squirrel Road. Waterford Township has re-joined the program this year. Residents must obtain a voucher from the township hall before the collection event. The voucher is $10 and should be purchased on the third floor of town hall at the Building Department counter, 5200 Civic Center Drive. Quantities are limited and are on a first come first served basis. The following communities must pay $10 to participate: Addison Township, Groveland Township, Lake Orion, Leonard, Oakland Township, Orion Township and Rochester Hills. The fee will be collected at the site in exact cash or a check made payable to: Oakland County NO HAZ. Participants also must fill out a registration form that bills the remainder of the collection fee to their communities. The form is available at the site or online at, where it can be downloaded and filled out in advance. Residents of Lake Angelus, Oxford, Oxford Township, Rochester and Waterford Township must obtain a voucher from their community offices in advance. Residents of non-participating communities should contact their city, village or township office or visit their Web sites for disposal options. Items collected at the NO HAZ events include: household paints and stains, antifreeze, gasoline, kitchen and bath cleaners and polishes, mercury and mercury thermometers, aerosols, pesticides, herbicides and computer and electronic equipment. For a more comprehensive list of accepted materials, or for additional disposal information, visit the NO HAZ website at, or call the NO HAZ Hotline at (248) 858-5656.


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