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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Chamber hosts seminar on online marketing, e-commerce

ROCHESTER HILLS
Chamber hosts seminar on online marketing, e-commerce
The Rochester Regional Chamber is hosting a seminar titled “Legal Pitfalls Around E-Commerce and Online Marketing” featuring Troy-based attorney John T. Carter of Carter & Affiliates PC. The seminar is 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at the city of Rochester Hills, 1000 Rochester Hills Drive. To register contact the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce at 248-651-6700 or visit www.rrc-mi.com. The seminar is free.

WATERFORD
Golf Classic is Aug. 13
The Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Chamber Golf Classic is Aug. 13 at Pontiac Country Club, 4335 Elizabeth Lake Road. Registration and continental breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. and shotgun scramble start is 8:30 a.m. It includes 18 holes golf with cart, buffet dinner, prizes and drink tickets. The cost is $125 per golfer, and $50 for dinner only.

BIRMINGHAM
Birmingham/Bloomfield annual golf event slated for Aug. 16
The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber golf event at the Birmingham Country Club is Aug. 16. Registration, networking and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
The event includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, refreshments served on the course, after-golf networking and a silent auction presented by The Sports Gallery.
The cost is $100 per person. Space is limited and registration is required by Aug. 11. To register, visit www.bbcc.com/events/chamber.

SOUTHFIELD
Another way to view local cable
The City of Southfield’s municipal channel, Southfield Cable 15 is now available over AT&T U-Verse TV. Combined with Comcast Cable, Southfield residents now have two options to view Southfield Cable 15 programming.
AT&T U-Verse customers throughout Southfield can now view Southfield Cable 15 programming by selecting Channel 99 on their electronic programming guide. The station is listed alphabetically as City Cable 15 - Southfield, which viewers can locate by looking under “C.”
The launch of AT&T U-Verse in Southfield is projected to provide a new level of integration, convenience and control to its subscriber base by bringing together TV, broadband and wireless services under one technological umbrella. AT&T offers 100 percent IP-based television service.
Southfield’s municipal television programming is still available on Comcast Cable Channel 15 and Channel 915 for Comcast Digital customers. Live video streaming and on-demand videos of Cable 15 programming are also available on the city’s website at www.cityofsouthfield.com. For more information, call 248-796-4500.

BIRMINGHAM
Lori Jaglois joins Coldwell Banker

 Lori Jaglois, a full-time Realtor since 1984, has joined Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel of Birmingham as sales manager of their Macomb Center office. “Lori is a superb addition to our management team as we prepare to expand our presence in Macomb County,” said Kelly Sweeney, CBWM CEO. “She brings with her a wealth of real estate experience, and she also possesses impressive leadership skills. It’s a winning combination for us.”


SOUTHFIELD
SCORE offers workshops

 Detroit SCORE Chapter 18, Counselors to America’s Small Business is hosting its monthly series of business workshops. The following will be held at the Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen Road in Southfield. Call 313-226-7947 to register. For more information, visit scoredetroit.org. Could I ... Should I Start My Own Business? is offered from 8:45 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4. The cost is $10. Planning Your Own Business is  offered from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 11. The cost is $45. Basic Marketing Concepts is offered from 8:45 a.m. to noon Aug. 18. The cost is $45. Writing A Successful Business Plan is from 8:45 a.m. to noon Aug. 25. The cost is $45.

HOLLY
Task force, chamber offer professional development series
 The Holly Area Economic Development Task Force, in conjunction with the Holly Area Chamber of Commerce, presents a professional development series: Promoting What you Do. All seminars begin at 7 p.m. at the Fire Station 1 training room, 5051 Grange Hall Road in Holly.
The cost is $5 at the door for each class. For information, visit www.hollychamber.com or call 248-215-7099.
Spinning a Sticky Web (site) presented by Ryan Bladzik, owner/principal of Great Lakes Creative Marketing & Communications LLC, is Thursday, Aug. 5. Will You Be My Friend? also presented by Bladzik is Aug. 12.
Stop the Presses! presented by Janet Leslie, writer and activist, is Aug. 19. Making Value Your Hottest Product, presented by Bladzik, is Aug. 26.

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