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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber hosts forecast luncheon

Chamber of commerce hosts forecast luncheon
The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber will host its Regional Forecast Luncheon at The Townsend Hotel from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13 with lunch included.
Registration is required: $50 for chamber members and $60 for nonmembers.
For more information, call 248-644-1700 or visit
Speakers include Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Wayne County Executive Bob Ficano.

Business Women's Networking Organization sponsors career fairs
The Business Womens Networking Organization is sponsoring two career fairs. The first is “Nursing Week and Professional Career Fair,” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 13 at the University of Phoenix, 17740 N. Laurel Park Dr. in Livonia. The organization also is hosting “Healthcare & Professional Career Fair,” 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 3 at Troy Conference Center, 3170 Livernois in Troy. Admission is free for job seekers to both career fairs. For more information, visit

Kelly named senior associate
Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth & Heller, P.C., a Southfield-based law firm, has named Brian C. Kelly of Troy as a senior associate.
He practices in the firm’s Defense Practice and Insurance Coverage Group, specializing in professional liability defense and insurance coverage.
Prior to joining Maddin Hauser, Kelly was a partner at Bush Seyferth & Paige PLLC in Troy. Kelly earned his bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College in 1993 and his juris doctor from DePaul University College of Law, magna cum laude, in 1998.

Grieco joins Neuman Anderson
Jennifer M. Grieco of Pleasant Ridge has joined Southfield-based Neuman Anderson, P.C. as partner.
Grieco focuses her practice in complex commercial litigation. Prior to joining Neuman Anderson, Ms. Grieco served as a shareholder with Maddin Hauser Wartell Roth & Heller, P.C. and Sommers Schwartz, P.C. A frequent speaker and published author, Grieco currently serves as the president-elect and trustee of the Oakland County Bar Association.
For more information, visit

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