NextEnergy, Columb Technologies To Demonstrate EV  Charger: U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Coulomb Technologies CEO Richard Lowenthal, and NextEnergy president and CEO Ronald J. Gardhouse will join Thursday, Sept. 2 to demonstrate a ChargePoint America home electric vehicle charging station. The event takes place at 10 a.m. at NextEnergy headquarters, 445 Burroughs St., Detroit. New electric vehicles from Ford and General Motors will be on display. The event will mark the first ChargePoint America electric vehicle charging station installation in Michigan. ChargePoint America is a program sponsored by Coulomb Technologies to provide electric vehicle charging infrastructure to nine selected regions in the United States. This is made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the federal stimulus, through the Transportation Electrification Initiative administered by the Department of Energy and the objective is to accelerate the development and production of electric vehicles to substantially reduce petroleum consumption, reduce greenhouse gas production, and create jobs. NextEnergy is a research catalyst and business accelerator for advanced, alternative and renewable energy technologies.

TiE Detroit hosts program with Indian entrepreneur: TiE Detroit (Talent, Ideas, Enterprise) in association with presents an evening exploring business opportunities with Ramachandra Naidu Galla, providing infrastructure and investment to budding and seasoned entrepreneurs with innovative and enthusiastic zeal in creating world class products and services to the global markets. Listen to his success story and get inspired with his wealth of knowledge and experience his journey of transforming a village in India to one of the most highly resourceful and wealthiest centers in the country, featuring successful companies that employ more than 4,000 people. The event will take place Friday, Sept. 3 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Toma Church, 25600 Drake Road, Farmington Hills. Register at .

Plex Exhibiting at International Manufacturing Technology Show 2010: Auburn Hills-based Plex Systems Inc. said Tuesday that it would exhibit at The International Manufacturing Technology Show at McCormick Place in Chicago, Sept. 13-18. You can visit Plex Systems at booth E-5764. IMTS features the latest in manufacturing technology and advanced solutions and is the premier manufacturing and technology show in the Americas. Over the course of six days, more than 92,000 industry decision-makers from 119 countries will gather to see what’s new in technology and manufacturing. They know that to survive and succeed in today’s marketplace they must keep up with technology and stay ahead of their competitors. This industry event is the place to find the partners and solutions to help their business grow and thrive. Plex Systems is the developer of Plex Online, an industrial strength, software as a service enterprise resource planning system for manufacturers. Plex Online extends beyond the boundaries  of legacy ERP software  to provide a comprehensive solution for manufacturers, including manufacturing execution systems and quality management systems functions for the factory floor, customer relationship management features for sales and marketing, and supplier management functions for procurement. Plex Online’s comprehensive feature set and real-time data distribution empower workers to make smarter decisions, and enable management to run a manufacturing business at maximum efficiency. Plex Online is widely used in highly regulated, quality-driven manufacturing industries such as automotive, medical device, aerospace and defense, and food and beverage processing. More at

Women’s Exchange of Washtenaw Hosts Hosts Mentors Event: The Women’s Exchange of Washtenaw is offering an exciting exchange session called: Mentors — The Business Makers. This event is geared for mentors and mentees and takes place on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Eagle Crest Conference Center, 1275 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Women business leaders are mentored or provide mentoring at different points during their career journey. When they feel lost, they look for others to guide them through, and when they are empowered they reach back, lending a hand to help lead others. Learn their secrets and know the places to turn to in Washtenaw county for mentoring assistance, which can help build your career or help you get what you need to turn your career around. The cost for the event is $25.00 (including continental breakfast); registration is available at