Event Notices From Nov. 6

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WWJ Sets Unwired Coffee On Social Media Marketing, Sports: WWJ Newsradio 950’s next Unwired Coffee Series session will be held Thursday, Nov. 14 at Lawrence Technological University’s UTLC Gallery, 21000 W. 10 Mile Road, Southfield. The event begins with registration, coffee, bagels and networking at 7:30 a.m. and the program from 8 to 9 a.m. Join WWJ Newsradio 950 technology editor Matt Roush for “Social Media Marketing: How Sports Team Connect with their Fan Base and How Your Business Can Too!” The discussion will focus on how Detroit’s sports teams are using social media to make better, deeper connections with their audiences? Learn how they do it — and how you can use social media to forge deeper relationships with your customers and prospects too. Panelists include Kevin Currie, Director of Digital Media, Detroit Lions; Ayron Sequeira, Director of Integrated Media, Olympia Entertainment and the Detroit Red Wings; and Doug Wernert, Manager Brand Networks, Detroit Pistons. The WWJ Unwired Coffee Series is sponsored In part by: Lawrence Technological University, Comerica Bank, Gerry Weinberg & Associates and Strategic Staffing Solutions. More at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7757883037.

Automation Alley to co-sponsor Ask-the-Investors event Nov. 18: Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, and Macomb-OU INCubator will co-sponsor Ask-the-Investors on Nov. 18, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Macomb-OU INCubator Velocity Collaboration Center, 6633 18 Mile Road in Sterling Heights. The Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest event is designed to give entrepreneurs the opportunity to ask investors questions and receive feedback on their business plans and will include a panel of investors fielding questions and providing suggestions. Among the expert presenters at the event is Automation Alley’s own Dr. Thomas Anderson. Anderson, senior director, oversees the association’s technology business accelerator programs, which help entrepreneurs obtain an external review of their technology and business plan. Anderson also works closely with Automation Alley’s seed-funded companies. To date, Automation Alley has invested more than $8 million in 37 technology-driven companies across Southeast Michigan. Other presenters include Carolyn Cassin, president and CEO of the Michigan Women’s Foundation, and Satish Jasti, lower middle market commercial banker at Bank of Ann Arbor. In addition to the presentations and feedback from investors, the Ask-the-Investors event will provide ample networking time for attendees to mingle with the panel and other entrepreneurs. To register for Ask-the-Investors, visit http://www.messageblocks.com/asktheinvestorssterlingheights.

Henry Ford Community College hosts “Imagine the Possibilities: Non-Traditional Careers for Women” Nov. 13: Henry Ford Community College will host “Imagine the Possibilities: Non-Traditional Careers for Women” on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room T-123 of the Ghafari Conference Room, located in the Patterson Technical Building on the main campus. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast. HFCC faculty members will speak about their respective academic areas and available career opportunities in their fields. Faculty presenters include Imad Nouri, associate dean of counseling; Brenda Hildreth, coordinator of student outreach and support; Marrci Conner, lead faculty of computer information systems; Greg Osowski, lead faculty of criminal justice; Guy Pizzino, lead faculty of manufacturing productivity; Catherine Duling of hospitality; Chad Austin of career services; Chad Richert, lead faculty of architecture and construction technology; Gregory Laskowski, lead faculty of energy technology; and Roger Weekes, lead faculty of industrial drafting and computer aided design. According to Nouri, speakers will open up a dialogue with the audience, as well as provide lab observation experiences. The seminar is also designed to field questions about the programs. Lunch will be available following speaking sessions, as well as a raffle. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is requested by contacting Brenda Redinger at (313) 845-9617 or via email at bredinger@hfcc.edu.

Atrio Systems Presents Microsoft Dynamics CRM Users Group Conference: Pontiac-based Atrio Systems, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, is hosting a Microsoft Dynamics CRM User Group conference on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Microsoft Office in Southfield. Attendees will be given the opportunity to attend sessions including Microsoft CRM Mobile, CRM Portals, Tips and Tricks, Microsoft 2013 overview and more. Microsoft Dynamics CRM User Group is a 6-hour educational event with 6 sessions, which draws both current users of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, as well as companies considering new business management software. There is no cost and a complimentary lunch for attendees, but reservations are required and space is limited. This year’s conference will be held at Microsoft, 1000 Town Center, 19th Floor, in Southfield. To attend this event and learn all about Microsoft Dynamics CRM, register today at http://www.atriosystems.com. For further information, contact Laura Cubbler at (248) 874-1758, ext. 114. With more than 20 years of experience, Atrio Systems is a sales, marketing and Microsoft CRM consulting firm. As a Microsoft Gold Certified partner, Atrio provides CRM implementation and consulting services using best practices based on experience with more than 250 CRM installations.

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