WATERFORD TWP. — Davidson Family Dentistry is hosting
an open house and ribbon cutting, 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 5574
Cooley Lake Road, Waterford Township. Reservations requested at
SOUTHFIELD — A seminar to
assist franchise owners and operators in navigating union protests and
strikes focused on quick serve restaurants and other franchises is being
hosted by Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth & Heller P.C., a
Southfield-based law firm and Permanent Solutions Labor Consultants, of
Brownstown Township. James M. Reid, IV, a Maddin Hauser employment
attorney, and Ricardo Torres, a former high-level union official and
president and CEO of Permanent Solutions Labor Consultants, will lead
the seminar, which is scheduled for 8 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the
Skyline Club, 2000 Town Center, #2800, Southfield. A complimentary
continental breakfast will be available at 7:30 a.m. Register for the
free conference by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call James Reid
at 248-351-7060 or Bob Carroll at 734-536-7829.
— The Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce presents a healthcare reform
luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Downtown 51
Grill, 51 N. Saginaw St. in Pontiac. Healthcare reform starts Oct. 1
and how it may impact business owners, will be discussed. The cost for
chamber members is $18 and $35 for nonmembers.
— The Community House continues its monthly “Bulletproof Your Success
Business” Lecture Series, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11.
This lecture, presented by Camille Jayne, President and CEO of of The
Community House is titled, “Strategic Planning For Your Career &
Your Work.” The Community House is at 380 South Bates Street,
WATERFORD TWP. — The Dance
Place is hosting a ribbon cutting, noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12.
The Dance Place is at 7544 Highland Road, Waterford Township. The event
is a grand reopening and features snacks and give-a-ways.
Sept. 12, 19, 26
TWP. — The Oakland County Business Center offers Walk In — Start-Up
Thursdays Free Business Counseling every Thursday. The hours are 9:30
a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Sessions will be limited to 15 minutes and are available on a first come, first-served basis.
weekly business counseling is held at the Oakland County Executive
Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford
Township. For registration, visit www.AdvantageOakland.com/expand or
NOVI — The Greater
Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners
(NAWBO) is hosting “Steer Business Forward,” as the organization
sponsors a General Motors “Ride & Drive” event, Friday, Sept. 13
in the parking lot of the Novi Sam’s Club, 27300 Wixom Road. Several
General Motors vehicles such as the Chevrolet Impala, Buick Encore and
Cadillac ATS, will be onsite and available to be test driven, 4 to 6
p.m. It’s free to drive, but it is recommended to arrive early to get
one of the limited amount of drive tickets. All drivers must be 21 years
or older and present a valid driver’s license. The event includes a BBQ
provided by Sam’s Club, a dessert reception and guest speakers talking
on the topic of “Steering Business Forward.”
The reception, which
includes a raffle, is 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at
NAWBOGDC.org. The cost is $10 for NAWBO members, $15 for non-members.
— MI Biz Growth Expo and Workshop is Friday, Sept. 13 at Northwood
University, 1500 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy. The event includes Expo and
Networking, 9 to 10 a.m. and six speakers to choose from, 10 a.m. to
noon. Register for the free event at www.mibizgrowth.com or call Minesh
Baxi at 248-866-0063.
TROY — Automation
Alley’s 13th Annual Awards Gala is 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at The
Henry Hotel in Dearborn. The categories and finalists for the awards
include: Automation Alley Member of the Year: Rochelle A. Black, Oakland
University; Tara Miceli, Walsh College and Karen Mitchell, DTE Energy.
Program of the Year: Central Michigan University New Venture
Competition; PTAC of Schoolcraft College and Wayne State University
GO-GIRL: Gaining Options - Girls Investigate Real Life.
of the Year: Bill Coughlin, Ford Global Technologies, LLC; Sarah
Jacobs, The Robot Garage and Yan Ness, Online Tech, Inc.
Global Trader of the Year: Fluxtrol, Inc.; Fori Automation and Process Development Corporation.
Technology Company of the Year: Pratt & Miller Engineering; Secure-24 and Vectorform.
cost is $175 per person for Automation Alley members and finalists and
$200 per person for non-members. For more information, contact
email@example.com or call 800-427-5100.
Sept. 16, 23, 30
HEIGHTS — The Macomb-Oakland University INCubator will host its Startup
Lean program. Part of the OU Lean Diversification Program, this
three-part series will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays,
Sept. 16, 23 and 30.
Startup Lean is targeted specifically toward
startups, early-stage businesses and entrepreneurs. The Green Belt and
Black Belt certificate programs, also part of the OU Lean
Diversification Program, are more comprehensive and beneficial to
companies at any stage.
"The Macomb-OU INCubator has successfully
trained numerous existing companies in Lean through both the Green and
Black Belt programs and decided that it made perfect sense to develop a
course that was shorter in duration and focused primarily on startups,"
said Julie Gustafson, executive director at the Macomb-OU INCubator.
Tuition is $95, breakfast is included.
more information and to register, visit oakland.edu/diversify or
contact Joan Carleton at 586-884-9320 or macINC@oakland.edu.
TWP. — A ribbon cutting is at Leo's Coney. 11 a.m. to noon, Monday,
Sept.16 at Leo's Coney, 5076 Highland Road, Waterford Township.