LTU Hosts Program On How To Start A Business: The LTU Entrepreneurial Collaboratory will present a free program, “How to Start and Build a Business,” on Wednesday, June 5, from 9 to 11 a.m. in room M336 of the Buell Management Building at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 W. 10 Mile Road, Southfield. The program, which is free and open to the public, will begin with coffee and conversation at 8:30 a.m. Participants should register at http://www.ltu.edu/startabusiness. LTU Associate Professor Jacqueline Stavros, the co-author of “SOAR: Building Strengths-Based Strategy,” and LTU Assistant Professor Matt Cole will discuss the SOAR (strengths, opportunities, aspirations and results) planning process. An overview of the commercialization process will be provided by Francis “Tex” Criqui, a principal of the consulting firm Technology Highway and the leader of the LTU Entrepreneurial Collaboratory, which was established last year to help LTU students and faculty and other entrepreneurs bring new products to market. The program is sponsored by the City of Southfield, the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce and LTU.
Clean Energy Coalition Sets Michigan Green Fleets Clean Vehicle Showcase: The Michigan Clean Energy Coalition will sponsor a first-hand look at the alternative vehicles that are operating as a result of Mcihigan Green Fleets, a program funded by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, better known as the federal stimulus. Green Fleets, a four-year, $40 million effort, has resulted in the use of 515 alternative vehicles in fleets and 61 alternative fuel stations. The vehicles will be on display Thursday, June 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Henry Ford Community College, 5101 Evergreen Road, Dearborn. The event will kick-off with a briefing on Michigan Green Fleets and its impact across Michigan; a spokesperson from Representative John Dingell’s office will speak as well. Vehicles powered by electricity, natural gas, and propane will be displayed, and information on supporting infrastructure projects will be available. Parters attending include Bosch Rexroth, the city of Ann Arbor, DTE Energy, Icom North America, Metro Cars, the Suburban Collection, Western Michigan University and Wright & Filippis. More at http://www.cec-mi.org