Tendras launches CFO Technology Breakfast Series at Automation Alley: Tendras Business Advisors, a provider of Microsoft Dynamics and Intacct based financial software, is launching a CFO Technology Breakfast — an educational series of technology briefings designed especially for CFO’s, controllers and financial executives. Each bi-monthly event in the series will focus on ways to address the challenges that financial professionals face in reducing the time and cost associated with managing operations while increasing the reliability, visibility and access to management information and business metrics across the organization. The CFO Technology Breakfast series launches with the first event, Cloud Computing for Financial Management and Accounting Software, on Feb. 14, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham in Troy. This complimentary briefing will explore the reasons why businesses are embracing the cloud, discuss the opportunities in using the cloud to deploy financial software, and address some common concerns about capabilities, security, reliability, and integration. For details on the CFO Technology Breakfast and to register for the Feb. 14 event, please visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e5eudfe2415d861b&llr=7frf6hhab.

Plex Systems Webinar Guides Aerospace Manufacturers in Rev. C Compliance: Plex Systems Inc., provider of Plex Online, Cloud ERP for manufacturers, announced the next Webinar in its series for the aerospace manufacturing industry, “Operational Impacts of Rev. C,” on Jan. 26, from 11 a.m. until noon Eastern time. Led by independent aerospace expert Francis Charbonneau, the Webinar will cover the effects that AS9100:2009 Rev. C will have on aerospace and defense manufacturers’ operations. He will be joined by Plex Systems Solutions Engineering Director Bill McGee, who will highlight processes and tools that can help manufacturers make the necessary changes before the July compliance deadline. More at www.plex.com.

Colliers Annual Economic and Real Estate Forecast Coming: Grand Valley State University economics expert Hari Singh will release the findings of his benchmark survey of the regional economy at a breakfast event Jan. 18. The survey for the greater Grand Rapids economy (Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, and Allegan counties) was conducted in November 2011. Singh, a professor of economics in Grand Valley’s Seidman College of Business, will talk about consumer confidence, employment, sales and export growth. The event is co-sponsored by Colliers International. The event begins with networking at 7:15 a.m. The program runs from 8:15 to 9:45. The venue is DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave., Grand Rapids.