Wayne State E2 Detroit To Inspire Entrepreneurs In Tough Economy: Wayne State University and TechTown, WSU’s business incubator, will host the sixth annual E2 Detroit conference on Wednesday, Oct. 13. This event brings entrepreneurs together with business leaders, authors, investors and others for a program that both educates and inspires. With today’s economic climate of limited resources and investors on the sidelines, entrepreneurs need to be creative to stretch the resources they have and develop ways to launch their businesses with little or no capital. E2 Detroit 2010, “The Lean Launch: Creating a Business in a Down Economy,” will feature discussions such as “How to Market and Advertise in a Lean Launch” and “How to Launch Your Business ‘On a Dime’ Without Sacrificing Image, Quality or Opportunities,” that will give attendees the tips and practical advice that every entrepreneur should know for today’s economy. E2 Detroit’s opening address will be made by Barry Moltz, an entrepreneur and author who has founded several startups, an angel investor group and an angel fund. Moltz, author of three books including, You Need to Be a Little Crazy: The Truth about Starting and Growing Your Business, is a leading expert of the ups, downs and emotional trials of running a business. To learn more about E2 Detroit 2010 and register, visit www.e2detroit.wayne.edu today.

Atrio Systems Offers Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Sneak Peek: Pontiac-based Atrio Systems is hosting an exclusive Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Sneak Peek event for companies already using Microsoft CRM on Friday, Oct. 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Microsoft Southfield office, 1000 Town Center, 19th floor. Atrio Systems  is giving you a unique opportunity to become one of the first to see the new Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. You will get to see a live demonstration highlighting some of the exciting new features of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. To attend this event and learn all about this innovative product, register at www.clicktoattend.com using event code 150905.  All registered attendees will be entered into a drawing to receive Microsoft software. For further information, contact Laura Cubbler at (248) 874-1758, ext. 114 or visit www.atriosystems.com.

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Plex Joins ERP Competitors For Vendor Shootout: Auburn Hills-based Plex Systems Inc. announced it will participate in the Eighth Annual ERP Vendor Shoot Out Oct. 6-7 at the Renaissance Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Suitable for automotive, industrial, food processors, medical device manufacturers and others, the ERP Vendor Shootout is ideal for companies that are currently evaluating ERP software. The target audience for the event is mid-sized companies ($350 million and below annual revenue) with manufacturing, distribution or project-oriented requirements. Featured at the event will be demonstrations of SaaS ERP solution Plex Online covering sales operations, inventory and procurement, manufacturing, financials, and workforce management features. The audience will also learn how Plex Online meets the unique needs of each enterprise, and is continuously improved so no update is ever required. Participants may register online. For additional information, sponsorship opportunities or to register for the 8th ERP Vendor Shootout visit www.erpshootout.com or call (877) 907-2702.

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Henry Ford Health System Offers IT Infrastructure Demonstration: The Engineering Society of Detroit will hold an IT demonstration Monday, Oct. 4 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Henry Ford Health System corporate office at One Ford Place in Detroit. This event will feature the nearly complete Henry Ford Health System Electronic Health Record, CarePlus Next Generation, which will be demonstrated by a dynamic physician who manages his patient population completely with this tool. CarePlus Next Generation is Henry Ford’s newest advance in electronic medical records. More than 21 years of longitudinal patient data and 160 interfaces from various systems come together to provide a full picture of the patient’s care at Henry Ford. Henry Ford’s EMR system is unique in Southeast Michigan in that it provides both inpatient and outpatient information, allowing our clinicians to get a true picture of their patient’s health status. Non-ESD members are invited to attend at a special membership rate of $54 which includes a free one year professional membership. This rate includes membership in the Society and free attendance at the Henry Ford Health System demonstration. Visit www.esd.org for more information or to register.

Michigan Green Chemistry Conference Returns: The Second Annual Michigan Green Chemistry Conference, “A Catalyst for the Economy,” continues the momentum of the green chemistry movement in Michigan. The event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Michigan State University’s Kellogg Conference Center, 55 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing. Now more than ever, organizations are transforming the way they do business with a focus on sustainability and the use of less-toxic materials and processes. The goal of this powerful event, initiated by Gov. Jennifer Granholm, is to promote green chemistry and protect Michigan’s environment and public health while catalyzing the economy. Paul Anastas, Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Research and Development, known widely as the “Father of Green Chemistry,” has been invited to give the keynote address at the conference. Business leaders, engineers, chemists, researchers, teachers, policymakers, and anyone else interesting in moving green chemistry forward in Michigan should attend this event. Visit www.michigan.gov/greenup for registration and updated conference information. 

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