MMIC Sets Two Network & Learn Lunches: Midland’s Mid-Michgian Innovation Center is teeing up two networking and learn lunch events in the weeks ahead. On Tuesday, Feb. 15 it’s “How Business, Leadership & Success Connect,” featuring retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier Gen. David M. Hall. Does your business purchase materials or services? Do you offer goods and services? Are you an entrepreneur or start-up company? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions you should attend. Hall will share tips and ideas on how to approach your business operations based on his experiences in a wide variety of areas from the Air Force. His management experience includes computer operations chief, Air Force accounting and finance center and Military Aircraft Command, and an advisor to the Commander Military Airlift Command, Commander of Scott Air Force Base and Comptroller of Air Logistics Command. In the latter position, he managed more than $38 billion of U.S. funds, and more than over $16 billion of funds that belonged to foreign allies. He also had responsibilities for Air Force One funds as a portion of his duties. Register today at or call (989) 839-2333. Tickets are $20 at the door for non-members and $15 for members, with a $5 discount for registering by Feb. 10. MMIC is at 4520 E. Ashman Road, Suite M, Midland. Then, on Tuesday, March 15, it’s “Reading your Market,” featuring a presentation from Mark Groulx, president and founder of Falcon Road Maintenance Equipment, who will share his thoughts on creating an “unfair competitive advantage.” Falcon manufactures Asphalt Recyclers that enable road repairs (utility cuts, patches, potholes) to be performed with recycled asphalt. Over the past three years, Falcon has been the fastest growing manufacturer in Michigan as well as the fastest growing road maintenance equipment manufacturer in the U.S. After a 16-year career at Dow Corning in business development, Groulx was COO of Herman Miller, as well as President and CEO of Trendway — both Holland-based office furniture companies. He also led the start-up of Prince Manufacturing, a contract manufacturer owned by Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater, a private military company. Tickets are also $20 for this event.

Refresh Detroit To Meet On Flash, SVG, HTML5 Canvas: Refresh Detroit will meet Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. on “Responsive Imagery and Dynamic Art (Flash, SVG and HTML5 Canvas).” Intended for Web site designers and Web developers interested in visualizing data or creating dynamic imagery, David Brooks will cover the pros and cons of using Flash, SVG and HTML 5 Canvas without getting too deep in code. His presentation will be an overview of in-browser drawing technologies for practical and artistic purposes. David will also look at some of the available libraries and the work of people at the forefront of these technologies. This Refresh Detroit meeting is FREE, but since we have limited space, everyone is required to register online. The event will be held at the Great Lakes Regional Training Center at Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor. Refresh Detroit is a part of the Refreshing Cities organization. We are a group of Web professionals whose goal is to promote Web standards, usability, and accessibility, and to spread the knowledge of web design in the Detroit and Ann Arbor Michigan areas. For more information visit: