Muskegon Sets Program On Selling To The State: The Muskegon Area First Procurement Technical Assistance Center has scheduled a Webinar for Nov. 27 on “Elements of a Quality Proposal.” The Webinar is intended for businesses interested in selling to the state of Michigan who want to know what’s involved with the bid evaluation and approval process. Officials from the State Department of Technology, Management and Budget will participate. The Webinar will cover types of solicitations, components of the solicitation, the bid evaluation and approval process, contacts and the Contract Connect Web site. The Webinar will run from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern time. For more information, visit or call Monica Holmes at (231) 724-3171.

NextEnergy to host broadcast of Gov. Snyder message on energy, environment: Join NextEnergy for a live broadcast of Gov. Rick Snyder’s special message  on energy and the environment, Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Eastern time. NextEnergy is located at 461 Burroughs St. in Detroit.

Trivalent Group To Host Symantec Road Show Event: Trivalent Group, one of Michigan’s largest technology firms, will host a no-cost data backup workshop for the business community on Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Called the Symantec Road Show, the event will be held at The H Hotel on 111 West Main St. in Midland. Attendees will join representatives from Trivalent Group and Symantec to learn how Backup Exec 2012 continues to be the best data backup choice, with great new features like integrated bare-metal disaster recovery, instant recovery via virtual conversions of backups, a completely redesigned user experience, enhanced V-Ray virtualization capabilities and a new, simpler interface. For more information or to register in advance, contact Brad Andrus at or (616) 301-6301.  The business community also can register at

AimWest Sets Holiday 5:01: The aimWest Holiday 5:01 is a great time to take a break, grab a drink and some tasty food and reconnect with everyone who we’ve lost touch with over the busy fall. This informal but upscale event aims to provide a comfortable networking event as we all prepare for the holidays and the new year. Non-members are welcome! The event will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12 at SpeakEZ in Grand Rapids.

Compuware Presents Live Webcast: “Application Performance Academy Part 1”: Detroit-based Compuware Corp. (Nasdaq:CPWR) announced a live Webcast that will highlight the key concepts for improving and measuring application performance. Titled “Application Performance Academy — Part 1: Performance Concepts,” the Webcast will be held Wednesday, Nov. 28 at noon Eastern time. With presenter Alois Reitbauer, technology strategist at Compuware Application Performance Management, attendees will learn how to measure, calculate and visualize performance metrics; how different performance measurement technologies work, and when to use them; more about the difference between performance and scalability; how to avoid and deal with measurement overhead; and how to improve understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of application performance. Register at


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