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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Mentors in Motion dinner set for Tuesday

STERLING HEIGHTS — Mentors in Motion is 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the Macedonian Cultural Center, 43133 Ryan Road, Sterling Heights. Business development mentors will meet with groups during dinner. The five-course meal includes Chicken Coq Au Vin and Rosemary Roast Beef. The cost is $50 per person and includes the meal and gratuity. For reservations, visit the Quintessential Event Company or call 248-809-9644.

Mentors include:
Don Zavis, Sales Growth Mentor
Don Zavis is an executive with a successful history of taking private and public organizations to new levels of sales and profitability.

Eric J. Vogel, Social Media Mentor
Eric J. Vogel is President of Pillar Social Media (, a social media marketing agency that started in 2009. They connect businesses with their target market, increase brand awareness, and create customer loyalty through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and Wordpress. Eric has been featured as a social media expert by Fox 2 News and more.

​​Terry​​ Crous​o​​​n, Leadership and Business Planning Mentor
Terry Crouson is the owner and head coach at the Growth Coach of West Metro Detroit. He has more than 30 years of experience in working with key business owners in the sales, marketing and direct advertising arena. During his 25 years with the United States Postal Service, he worked with some of America’s largest corporations including General Motors, Coca-Cola, The Home Depot, and Amway.

Joe Romero, Business Financing Mentor
Joe Romero is a Senior Business Development Officer with Hennessey Capital, a division of Hitachi Capital America Corp. Romero is an Investment Review Board member of the Macomb-OU Incubator and serves on the Finance Committee for Automation Alley.

Linda Kleist, Branding and Marketing Mentor
Linda Kleist is co-owner of Identity Graphic Design, a graphic design and advertising company since 1993. She has a B.A. from GVSU in Grand Rapids.

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