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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

CREW Detroit

CREW Detroit calls for Impact Awards entries
The Detroit chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women, (CREW Detroit) is calling for entries for its 9th annual Impact Awards, honoring commercial properties with a positive impact on Southeast Michigan. The Impact Awards recognize three recently completed, multi-disciplinary projects in Southeast Michigan that demonstrate a significant, positive impact on the communities where they are built: a new development, a redevelopment and a special impact project. The $100 entry fee is due June 1 and the completed entry packages are due June 30. For entries, call Lynn Trevor at 248-354-5100. For sponsorship or general questions, call Mary LeFevre at 313-596-0516 or visit

Whole Foods hosts Recycle 4/11
Earth Month event, Recycle 4/11 is noon to 3 p.m. April 11 at Whole Foods Market, 2918 Walton Blvd. in Rochester Hills in partnership with The Village of Rochester Hills and Natural Awakenings magazine. Customers can stop by to learn new trends in being green and pick up free samples and information from local eco-conscious businesses. The first 200 people to recycle 10 plastic grocery bags or any three
other items on the following list receive a free tote bag or other prizes.
The items are: batteries, plastic grocery bags, wine corks, sneakers, cell phones, printer cartridges, #1-#5 and #7 plastics, used books, (collection drive for the Rochester Public Library), compact fluorescent light bulbs.

Free workshops planned for evolving executives
Sensible Business Career and Training Institute is hosting its free Executive in Transition workshops to help evolving executives and managers transfer their talents and skills to a new industry. The first two workshops are 9-10:30 a.m. at Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois Road, Troy. “From Comfortable to Uncomfortable, Inventing your Next Practice,” about business plan Implementation is April 13 and “Creating Global Value by Following Customer’s Footprint,” is April 22. The last in the series is called “Executive Energy Redeployed,” with date to be determined. Space is limited. For more information visit or call 734-620-9461.
— From staff reports

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