Event Notices From April 8

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AdCrafters To Get Preview Of Fast Company Article On Detroit’s Rebirth: As part of its tradition of providing its 1,600 plus members with opportunities to expand their knowledge, advance in their careers and give back, the AdCraft Club of Detroit announced today it will host Fast Company’s senior writer, Chuck Salter, for a luncheon discussion on April 12 to preview an article on the business renaissance of Detroit. Designed to inspire a new breed of innovative and creative business leaders, the luncheon conversation focuses on the people and businesses leading the revitalization of the Detroit’s business community. Led and moderated by Salter, the panel features a dynamic variety of founders from some of the area’s most promising start-up companies. Panel participants include Andy Didorosi, 26-year old president and founder of Detroit Bus Co.; Dave Egner, president and CEO of Hudson Webber Foundation; and Josh McManus, founder of D:Hive. In leveraging their experience and passion, the panelists will elaborate on topics such as talent retention and how regions like Detroit can continue to attract the talent required to power a diversified business community. The luncheon event will take place on Friday, April 12, at the Detroit Athletic Club on 241 Madison Street in Detroit. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the program will proceed at noon.

Main Street Oakland County, Main Street Franklin Present Historic Preservation Workshop in May: Main Street Oakland County is sponsoring a day-long workshop to explore new trends in historic preservation, how historic preservation can be used as an economic development tool and how to integrate green infrastructure into historic downtowns. The workshop, entitled “Preservation in the 21st Century,” is set for May 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Franklin Community Church, 26425 Wellington Road in Franklin. The goal is to help community leaders, volunteers and preservationists understand how historic downtowns can become the inspiration for the future. Registration for Franklin residents and students is $35. Non-residents are $50. Lunch and snacks are provided. Those interested can register online at http://Msf21cPreservation.eventbrite.com or pay by check at the workshop. Speakers include Kelly Larson of the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office, Mike Jackson of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Nick Kalogeresis of The Lakota Group, and Patrick Judd of the Conservation Design Forum. For a full description, see www.mainstreetfranklinmi.com/21st-century-preservation. For more information, call 248-505-6923 or email Vivian@MainStreetFranklinMI.com.

AimWest Offers Spring 5:01: AimWest, the association for technology professionals in the Grand Rapids area, will hold its Spring 5:01 networking meeting Wednesday, April 17 beginning at 5:01 p.m. (now there’s a surprise) at Bar Divani in Grand Rapids.  It’s free for both members and non-members, but you really should join anyway. The Spring 5:01 is always a great evening out and always delivers a fun relaxed time of conversation, dialog, networking, food, and drinks. For this 5:01 we’re teaming up with the AMA, so be sure to put on your networking shoes! More at www.aimwest.org.

Macomb-OU INCubator to Host Social Media Education: The Social Media Club of Detroit will host “Demystifying Social Media” Thursday, April 23 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Macomb-OU INCubator at Velocity Collaboration Center, 6633 18 Mile Road, Sterling Heights. David Murray, manager of social media for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, will kick off this series with an easy to follow yet educational break down on what social media truly is and how it really works. This class is ideally suited for business owners large and small, students and communication professionals. Murray is the founder of Social Media Club Detroit, and is a national speaker on digital communications and social media best practices. He has spoken at BlogWorld and TEDx events. David has also been featured in Wall Street Journal Online and David Meerman Scott’s book, “The New Rules of PR and Marketing.” For more information on the Macomb-OU INCubator, call Joan Carleton (586) 884–9324 or email macINC@oakland.edu.

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