MCWT Sets Mid-Michigan Events: The Michigan Council of Women in Technology has scheduled two events in mid-Michigan. On Tuesday, Aug. 20 there’s an MCWT networking event at Consumers Energy headquarters, One Energy Plaza in downtown Jackson. The event is free and runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Come and be part of this robust network of professionals committed to a thriving technology economy. At this event, you’ll meet other IT leaders and experience firsthand one of the benefits of an MCWT membership –networking! Both the CEO and CIO of Consumers Energy will also share their perspectives on the organization’s value. On Tuesday, Sept. 24, it’s “MCWT Uncorked,” MCWT Mid Michigan’s signature fundraiser, a wine tasting event that runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the River Street Pub in the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave. in Lansing. This event is $25 for MCWT members and $35 for nonmembers. Join us for MCWT’s first Mid Michigan fundraiser and show your support for a strong and diverse technology community. Sponsored by Accenture, this event will raise funds for scholarships and technology-focused programming promoting education and career opportunities for girls and women throughout the region. Meet other IT professionals while tasting a variety of Michigan wines paired with Michigan-themed appetizers prepared by Executive Chef Jeffrey Langer. A silent auction and wine wall will provide an opportunity to leave with some amazing items. More about these events at http://www.mcwt.org.
Ann Arbor Spark Offers Marketing Roundtable: Ann Arbor Spark will offer its monthly Marketing Roundtable workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Spark Central, 330 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. Speakers are to include serial entrepreneur David Bloom, Sam Fine of Intermedia LLC, brand naming consultant Scott Hauman, marketing expert Sean Hickey, Q Ltd. creative strategist Paul Koch, Chris Kochmanski of DesignHub Inc., Jeff Mason of Chelsea Rhone, an insurance services firm formed in 2001, and marketing experts Michelle Massey-Barnes and Janice Milhem. Bring your burning questions to a group that loves to talk about hot marketing topics. More at this link.
More Information http://www.annarborusa.org/events/business-training-entrepreneurs-marketing-spark-events/marketing-roundtable-summer-workshops
Ann Arbor Spark Offers ‘Starting Your Own Business’: Ann Arbor Spark will offer its monthly ‘Starting Your Own Business’ event Friday, Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Spark East, 215 W. Michigan Ave. in Ypsilanti. At this forum you will learn about personality traits that impact entrepreneurialism, creating a marketing plan for your business, legal, accounting, and risk considerations, product development, business plans and financing options. You will have an opportunity to get advice from a variety of business experts and organizations that are available to support new ventures. More at this link. http://www.annarborusa.org/events/spark-events/starting-your-own-business-6
AimWest Sets Summer 5:01: Celebrate summer and kick off the new aimWest season at the organization’s August 5:01. Check out Rockford Construction’s new headquarters and hear about their work to re-purpose a vacant factory on Grand Rapid’s west side. The evening promises to deliver a fun, relaxed time of conversation, dialogs, networking, food, and drinks. The event starts at (when else?) 5:01 Wednesday, Aug. 21 at Rockford Construction, 601 First St. NW, Grand Rapids. The event is free. More at http://www.aimwest.org.