MCWT Offers LinkedIn Tuneup: On Tuesday, Aug. 13, the Michigan Council of Women in Technology will offer “Are You Getting the Most Out of LinkedIn?” from 6 to 8 p.m. at Epitec Inc., 24800 Denso Drive, Suite 150 in Southfield. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. The event is free to MCWT members and $15 for nonmembers. LikedIn can be a critical piece of your career search and business success, if you tap into all the features that it offers. Plus, it is a vital platform to utilize to expand your network. It enables you to post relevant career and business topics. Utilizing the advance job search components and creating a strong presence on the site, is essential to your career success. Presenter Heather Coleman Voss is a career, business, and social media coach. She helps people harness the power of social media to develop their personal and business brands. A respected speaker, she has delivered presentations at Revenue North, Michigan, A State of Success Summit, TechTown, Automation Alley, Walsh College and more. More at this link.

Ann Arbor Spark Offers Hot Shots: Career Connections
Tuesday, July 30: Ann Arbor Spark will offer its monthly “Hot Shots: Career Connections” event from 5 to 7 p.m. at Conor O’Neill’s, 318 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Bring your resume, and come and mingle with growing, innovative companies in a fun and relaxed environment! Attending companies are scheduled to be Custom Business Solutions, GDI Infotech Inc., Ornicept, Poly Informatics Inc., Technical Engineering Consultants, Inc., Wellness & Prevention – a Johnson & Johnson Company, and onsite resume review from Washtenaw County Michigan Works. More at this link.

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Ann Arbor Spark Offers Selling Smart Workshop
Wednesday, Aug. 7: Ann Arbor Spark will offer its monthly “Selling Smart Workshop: Pitching Your Business to Make an Impact” from 5 to 7 p.m. at Spark Central, 330 E. Liberty St., Lower Level. This session will demonstrate and then help you to state your business in a brief, targeted way so a prospective customer will appreciate your value, and get emotionally involved enough to want to know more about your offerings. More at this link.

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Ann Arbor Spark Offers OpenCoffee Event
Tuesday, Aug. 13: Ann Arbor Spark will offer its monthly OpenCoffee event on Tuesday, Aug. 13 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. If networking is not comfortable for you, no worries! Let us know and we’ll shepherd you through the crowd, making introductions. As always, bring your business cards. Mighty Good Coffee will be provided, compliments of Spark. More at this link.

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Military Vehicle Confab Coming To Cobo: The fifth annual Military Vehicles Exhibition & Conference will be held Wednesday and Thursday at Cobo Center in Detroit. The event provides sweeping updates on the vehicle market, industry and community annually. MVEC is one of the of the largest vehicles shows in the United States, previously bringing together more than 200 exhibitors, 2000+ international/domestic attendees and 28 participating countries. You can register for the 2013 Military Vehicles Exhibition and Conference at