Walsh College Sets Monthly Affinity Groups: The Business Services Division of Walsh College has monthly affinity groups for various types of business executives. Over the next few weeks they’re meeting on the following schedules: March 22, next generation in family business, 8 a.m., Troy campus; March 28, females in family business, 8 a.m.,, Troy campus. April 3, CFOs and controllers, 8 a.m., Troy campus. April 12, owners, entrepreneurs and professional services providers, 8 a.m., Novi campus. April 26, CEOs, COOs and presidents of companies with more than 10 employees, 8 a.m., Novi campus. There are also three groups for human resources professionals. One group meets in Novi and two in Troy. Email jhubbard@walshcollege.edu for more information.

Walsh College Offers Secrets to Borrowing Money: Friday, March 22: Walsh College presents “Secrets to Borrowing Money” from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Novi campus, 41500 Gardenbrook Road. Presenter: Lesli Matukaitis, Vice President, Business Banking, Comerica Bank. Find out what bankers look at during their underwriting process, and why they ask for so much information.

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Walsh College Offers Business Booster. Thursday, March 21: Walsh College presents “40 Ways to Boost Your Business,” 8:30 to 10 a.m., Andiamo Italian Steakhouse, Troy. Presenters: Ursula Scroggs, CPA, Managing Director, DKSS and Mike Cope, Senior Vice President – Michigan Business Banking – Comerica Bank. Mike and Ursula will share their favorite and most effective Best Business Practices.

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Walsh College Offers Culture Change event: Wednesday, April 10: Walsh College presents “Removing Drama from Culture Change,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Troy campus, 3838 Livernois. Presenters: Kathryn Baker and Tim Kuppler, AdviCoach. See this new approach for understanding culture and find clear, actionable tactics to impact performance.   Troy Chamber, Walsh College Set Nonprofit Management Event: Walsh College and the Troy Chamber of Commerce will present their Eighth Annual Non-Profit Management Conference, Thursday, April 25 at Walsh’s Troy campus, 3838 Livernois. Exhibit tables are available by emailing Jan Hubbard at jhubbard@walshcollege.edu. Tickets available from Troy Chamber.   C/D/H Offers Seminar, Webinar On Microsoft System Center: The Grand Rapids and Royal Oak IT consultants C/D/H are offering online and in person events March 27 from noon to 1 p.m. on “System Center Service Manager: The Shining Star in the System Center Suite.” Lunch starts at 11:30 for the in-person event. Presenter Jason Cooper is a Microsoft System Center Virtual Technical Specialist. He’s been on the cutting edge of System Center, and has one of Michigan’s first 2012 deployments. Join us as we discuss how SCSM scores against its competition: Heat, Remedy, Track-It, others; the easy first steps to install; the harder work: Creating an ITIL-compliant service desk; and how and why SCSM is better with SCCM, SCOM, and Orchestrator. For more information, visit http://www.cdh.com/seminars/ or email sarahw@cdh.com today.

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Merit Network Announces REACH-3MC Webcast Update: Merit Network Inc. announced today that a webcast will take place on Wednesday, March 2 at 1:30 p.m. The webcast will provide an update on the completion of Round I and progress reporting on Round II of Merit’s implementation of the REACH-3MC project. Merit is in the process of building over 2,200 mile fiber-optic backbone network throughout the state of Michigan as well as spurs in Wisconsin and Minnesota. This network is being constructed with the assistance of two American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (federal stimulus) Broadband Technology Opportunities Program grants in the amount of $102 million along with a 20 percent match in funds from Merit and its seven sub-recipients. The REACH-3MC project is one of the largest BTOP projects in the country and is expected to serve 52 counties in both the Upper and Lower Peninsula’s. The webcast on Wednesday, March 27 will provide a comprehensive update on Merit’s progress on the REACH-3MC project, including information about project RFPs, community outreach, and completed and upcoming construction work. The audience will be able to submit questions by email during the webcast, which will be answered on air. To watch the webcast, please register at: http://merit.edu/webcast/