The Oakland County area has an abundance of opportunities for existing businesses and new ventures.
When the going gets rough, the entrepreneurial spirit gets creative and resourceful.
The Oakland Press has gathered upcoming events, news and links to help business owners and professionals succeed.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Business Calendar

AUBURN HILLS
Feb. 7: IMPACT 2012
Automation Alley’s IMPACT 2012 conference is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Centerpoint Marriott, 3600 Centerpoint Parkway, Auburn Hills. The day will begin with a keynote panel moderated by Carol Cain, columnist at the Detroit Free Press. Breakout sessions throughout the day will cover topics ranging from building a brand to cloud computing to the State Trade Export Promotion (STEP) program. The event will end with networking and a cash bar reception, with appetizers and raffle from 3 to 5 p.m. Admission is $89 for members and $119 for nonmembers. For information, visit automationalley.com or call 800-427-5100.

BIRMINGHAM
Feb. 8: Bulletproof success
The Community House presents: Bulletproof Your Success Business Lectures which offer tools and processes to improve personal business effectiveness. Monthly lectures run 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 8, and go through Sept. 12 at The Community House, 380 South Bates Street, Birmingham. Each lecture is $35, plus $10 for lunch. For more information, visit www.tchbulletproof.org or call 248-644-5832.

NOVI
Feb. 8: Negotiation
The Novi Oaks Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association hosts an interactive program “Negotiation: Getting What You’re Worth”: 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the DoubleTree Hotel, 42100 Crescent Blvd, Novi. Dinner (salad, roll, entree, desert, coffee and tea)is included. Network with area professionals. The cost is $16 in advance. Visit www.abwa-novi.org.


MADISON HEIGHTS
Feb. 9: Real Estate meeting
Real Estate Investors Assoc. of Oakland regular meeting is 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 at Club Venetian, 29310 John R. Road, Madison Heights. The seminar is free to members, $20 for nonmembers. Visit www.REIAofOAKLAND.com or call 800-747-6742.

WATERFORD TWP.
Feb. 8: Pre-Business Research
Oakland County Business Center is hosting their Pre-Business Research workshop, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township. For information, visit www.oakgov.com/peds/calendar.


HIGHLAND
Feb. 10: Highland-White Lake Business Association
The Highland-White Lake Business Association hosts a monthly networking coffee hour.
This month it is 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10 at Huron Valley State Bank in Highland.

TROY
Feb. 16: Winter CPE MEGA Conference
Winter CPE MEGA Conference, presented by the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants is 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at MSU Management Education Center, 811 West Square Lake Road, Troy. Registration and refreshments begin at 8 a.m. Recommended CPE Credit is eight hours (includes A&A and Ethics). The cost is $215 for MACPA members and $315 for registrants. For information, visit 855-594-4273 or michcpa.org .

ROCHESTER HILLS
Feb. 16: Career fair
Michigan Expo Experts is hosting a career fair Thursday, Feb. 16 at Concorde Inn Hotel Rochester Hills. For information, call 734-956-4550, ext. 1 or visit www.JobFairGiant.com.

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