NEF To Meet On ‘Scaling The Business’: Ann Arbor’s New Enterprise Forum will meet Thursday, Oct. 20 on the topic “Scaling The Business.” Every business is founded with the hope of growth and success, but perhaps not with actual planning for potential rapid expansion or attention to short- or long-term saleability. Scale issues, though, need to be part of your planning from the get-go — even if the plan is not to scale up. The New Enterprise Forum’s October panel will help entrepreneurs see the bigger picture — and to plan what’s right for their business. Panelists are Michelle Crumm, co-founder of Adaptive Materials Inc., Bill Wagner, co-founder of SRT Solutions, and Yan Ness, CEO of Online Tech. The moderator is Jack K. Ahrens II, a founding general partner of TGap Venture Capital Funds of Kalamazoo, a venture capital fund that has raised more than $46 million, and chairman of the Great Lakes Entrepreneur Quest. The meeting begins with networking at 5 p.m. and the program at 5|:45 at the Holiday Inn North Campus, 3600 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor. The event is free to members, $20 for nonmembers and $5 for students. Program partners for this event are the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Chamber of Commerce and the Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest. The stakeholder sponsor is the University of Michigan Department of Technology Transfer. For more info, visit or call (734) 665-4433.

Cimatron Webinar: Reducing NC Programming Time by 25%-Plus: Cimatron Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Cimatron Limited (NASDAQ and TASE: CIMT), will be hosting a free Webinar for CimatronE customers on how they can reduce NC programming time by more than 25 pecent. The Webinar will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 2 p.m. 3 p.m. Eastern time. CimatronE NC offers a wide range of powerful capabilities, including built-in CAD functionality, efficient roughing and high quality finishing for 2.5 to 5 Axis milling, and advanced simulation. The Webinar will feature an introduction by Ralph Picklo, Cimatron Technologies’ VP Sales, and a live product demonstration by John Barnes, Application Engineer. The Webinar is being held in association with Gardner Publications, publishers of Modern Machine Shop magazine.
To register, visit A recording of the Webinar will also be available for viewing from the Cimatron Web site following the event.


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