WID-Michigan Hosts “A Report from the Field – Afghanistan”: Women In Defense Michigan will host “A Report from the Field – Afghanistan,” featuring H. A. “Graz” Graziano, vice president, combat support and sustainment, General Dynamics Land Systems, on Wednesday, March 21. The event begins with networking at 5 p.m. and continues with dinner at 6 p.m. and the program at 7 p.m. The venue is the Sterling Inn, 34911 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights. Registration is $40 for WID or National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) members and $50 for non-members.  Graz recently returned from 18 months in Afghanistan, where he oversaw General Dynamics’ vehicle support to military customers, including the repair and retrofit of vehicles in garrison and in theater.  ‘A Report from the Field – Afghanistan’ will offer Graz’s detailed view of field operations, providing timely, valuable insight to military suppliers, contractors and supporters. For more information, visit www.wid-mi.org or contact Heidi Warren at events@wid-mi.org. Women In Defense Michigan chapter (WID-Michigan), is a non-profit professional networking and development organization for women and men across Michigan who contribute to national defense and security. Formed in 2007, WID-Michigan strengthens and influences the defense and national security industries by inspiring women, cultivating leadership, and growing professional relationships. WID-Michigan also assists in the educational development of young women in technical fields through scholarships and mentoring. For more information, visit www.wid-mi.org.

Seminar On Document Management At Defense Contractors Luncheon: On Friday, Feb. 17 at 11:30 a.m., experts from 2W Tech and Altec will speak on key concepts and best practices for creating automated paperless processes (including manufacturing travelers and Accounts Payable). Document management can assist companies in streamlining manufacturing and compliance processes. Companies can experience dramatic increases in productivity by learning simple methods for defining business rules that will allow you to automate and improve productivity. The luncheon presentation will take place at Ron Lamparter’s DC3S Building, 7205 Sterling Ponds Court in Sterling Heights. 2W Technologies, LLC helps companies integrate their business management functions, including planning, inventory/materials management, engineering, order processing, manufacturing, purchasing, accounting and finance, human resources, and more, and achieve real time operational visibility. More by contacting Paul Byker at paul@2wtech.com.

MSU Sets Innovation Celebration: On Wednesday, April 11, Michigan State University will hold its annual “Innovation Celebration: Showcasing Research, Discovery, and Entrepreneurship,” from 4 to 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the MSU Union. Please register online at www.technologies.msu.edu/register. Learn more at www.technologies.msu.edu/celebration. MSU Technologies, the university’s technology transfer operation, is sponsoring the event.