Kettering Sponsors Columbus Day ‘Dog Day’: Kettering University is offering a free, fun and casual way for high school and transfer students to explore how college life can focus on pre-med, technology, engineering, science, business, math and more — during a special Columbus Day edition of “Dog Days” on Monday, Oct. 8, at the home of the Bulldogs. The event is a quick and easy way to tour campus, mingle with current college students and Kettering’s professors. Kettering University is located at 1700 University Avenue in Flint. Registration begins at 10 a.m. An overview of Kettering admissions, co-op, financial aid and the Kettering student perspective will be held from 10:20 to 11 a.m., followed by a campus tour with a Kettering University guide of the Connie and Jim John Recreation Center, Thompson Residence Hall, Academic Building, and the C.S. Mott Engineering & Science Center. There’s a lunch with Kettering faculty, staff and students from 12:30 to 1:10 p.m. See a video and register at

Canton Solar Contractor Sets National Solar Tour Open House: Join Mechanical Energy Systems for its part in the 17th anuyal National Solar Tour Open House Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your bills and find out how solar can be a practical addition to your home or business. Tour the company’s demonstration center, learn about systems and then go and talk to customers, some of whom have been using solar for decades. Tour, see, touch and feel a 5.1-kilowatt grid tied solar electric system, two styles of solar space heating, solar hot water, solatubes with new designer lenses and a solar attic fan. New this year is an indoor battery back-up generator. Never go down with the grid again — works anywhere there is a plug. Add solar power to it and qualify for 30 percent federal tax credit on the solar system. If you have a solar system and would like to hold an open house register online at: share your experiences with the solar curious. Mechanical Energy Systems is located at 8130 Canton Center Road, Canton Township.

Mac-OU Inc. Will Show You The Money: The Macomb-OU INCubator will hold another capital raise meetup Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Macomb-OU INCubator at Velocity, 6633 Eighteen Mile Road, Sterling Heights. Mike Brennan, business commercialization and capital investment advisor, will detail the various capital sources in Michigan, and talk about how to properly position your company to be qualified for private funding, including private equity, the angel network and venture capital, and public funding, including grants, pre-seed, micro-loans, and venture match. Brennan will provide a group presentation, as well as individually help each present company to determine their needs. To register for this free event, please contact Joan Carleton at or (586) 884-9324.

C/D/H Sets System Center, Windows Server event: The Grand Rapids IT consulting firm C/D/H will present “Manage your virtual environment with System Center and Windows Server” Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Microsoft Corp., 1000 Town Center, Suite 350 in Southfield, and Wednesday, Oct. 3 at C/D/H, 15 Ionia S.W., Suite 270, in Grand Rapids. Both events run from 1 to 4 p.m. For the Southfield event, signing a non-disclosure agreement with Microsoft is required for entry. Join C/D/H, Veeam and SHI for a half-day seminar, Industry experts will cover Windows Server and System Center 2012 key features. Get the most cost effective and flexible platform for managing your traditional datacenters, private and public clouds, and client computers and devices. Presenters will outline new management and access features and changes to Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, how to extend your SCOM investment by managing all of your virtual and physical infrastructure in one console with Veeam Management Pack for VMware, and how to license System Center. For more information, visit

CPAs Sponsor Cloud Computing Webinar: The Michigan Association of CPAs will present “Cloud Computing: Taking Your IT Strategy To The Next Level” on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern time. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Cloud computing is the fastest growing segment of the accounting technology industry. This course is designed to provide you with a thorough understanding of what “cloud computing” is all about and how it impacts your IT strategy. Topics will include cloud computing defined, the value proposition for cloud computing, what you need to consider when evaluating a cloud computing application, the role of the SAS 70 audit report, how virtualization impacts cloud computing, and integrating cloud computing into your IT strategy. To register, visit


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