Round Table Presents LinkedIn Event: Round Table Promotions will host a Webinar titled “Getting Linked Up With LinkedIn” Thursday, Nov. 29 from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Eastern time. While many business professionals know they need to be on the social media platform LinkedIn, a majority of users are failing to use this tool to its fullest potential.  Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about using Linkedin to make vital connections. Sign up at this link. 

IT Council To Meet On Sakai Project: The next Capital Area IT Council membership meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Michigan Technical Education Center of Lansing Community College, 5708 Cornerstone Drive in Lansing. The meeting will feature Charles Severance, clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan, to speak on behalf of The Sakai Project: Lessons learned, the journey (what it was like), the good fortunes, the evil fights, other hurdles, and successes. Severance is a founding faculty member of the Informatics Concentration undergraduate degree program at the University of Michigan. He also works for Blackboard as Sakai Chief Strategist. He also works with the IMS Global Learning Consortium promoting and developing standards for teaching and learning technology. Previously he was the Executive Director of the Sakai Foundation and the Chief Architect of the Sakai Project, an open-source teaching software effort. There will be a complimentary lunch from 11:30 a.m. to noon, which will be immediately followed by our presentation. To RSVP please contact Andrea Ragan at: (517) 492-5592 or Capital Area IT Council Membership events are free to active members. Guests are welcome only as an invited guest of an active member, and there is a $25 guest registration fee. If you have an interest in joining the Capital Area IT Council and would like to attend a member meeting, please contact Andrea Ragan at (517) 492-5592 or for further information.

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Ann Arbor Spark Sets OpenCoffee Networking Event: Ann Arbor Spark, the economic development agency for Washtenaw County, will sponsor its next Ann Arbor OpenCoffee on Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Spark Central, 330 E. Liberty St., Lower Level, Ann Arbor. This is a networking event for entrepreneurs, investors and those who work with innovation businesses, particularly in IT, cleantech and life sciences. More information at

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Ann Arbor Spark Sets Marketing Roundtable: Ann Arbor Spark, the economic development agency for Washtenaw County, will hold its monthly Marketing Roundtable session Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Spark Central, 330 E. Liberty St., Lower Level, Ann Arbor. The topic is “Visual Marketing & Branding.” The event will also be live-streamed beginning at 5:35 p.m. Join us for an inspiring look at visual imagery and its impact on marketing communications. Whether you are selling a product, a service, or even a cause, hear from the pros how to use proven visual strategies to create stories that grab attention, inform and inspire action. You’ll also learn techniques to improve the impact of your own communications whether it’s online or in print. More at

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New World Systems Sets Social Networking Event: Troy-based New World Systems, a developer of software for local government, will hold “A Look Behind the Logo Social Networking Event” Thursday, Dec. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at its offices, 888 W. Big Beaver, Suite 600. You are invited to take a look behind the scenes at one of the country’s leading providers of public sector software, New World Systems. If you are passionate about putting your technological skills to work in a challenging and unique environment you’ll want to join us for an opportunity to network with your peers in the development community and have some great food and fun! The event will feature product demonstrations, prizes and free resume critiques. RSVP to by Nov. 30.