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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Oxford's 8th Annual Women’s Expo slated

8th Annual Women’s Expo slated
The Oxford Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 8th Annual Women’s Expo 2010, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at Oxford Middle School, 1420 E. Lakeville Road, Oxford. Admission is free. The first 250 guests receive a free special 2010 Women’s Expo tote bag. This year’s expo will feature over 80 diversified vendors, demonstrations, entertainment, educational speakers focusing on health and family and a Woman’s Luxury Raffle to raise money for the POH Riley Foundation-Saving Lives One Mammogram at a Time. It is sponsored by Genisys Credit Union, POH Regional Medical Center and the Oxford Leader. For more information call the Oxford Chamber of Commerce at 248-628-0410.

Avoiding mistakes that destroy business seminar
Gary Nustad, CLF, Director at Michigan Financial Companies of Southfield, presents “Avoiding the 6 Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Business and Your Future,” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St., Ortonville. To register, call 248-628-1461.

Business marketing plan class offered
Birmingham Community Education’s “Small Business Marketing Plan” class will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Seaholm High School, 2436 W. Lincoln St., room G106.
In this three-hour course participants will define a product or service, analyze the marketplace including competitors, determine pricing, develop a strategy for delivering the product to customers, and also learn how to promote the product. The cost is $75. To register, visit or call 248-203-3800.

Women’s “Take Charge” seminar offered
Inforum, a professional women’s alliance, is hosting a seminar presented by Eleni Kelakos, president of Eleni Kelakos Enterprises, Ltd. The seminar is titled, “Take Charge, Take Action, and Take Up Your Rightful Place in the World and the Workplace,” from 7:30 -10:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at Walsh College, 3838 Livernois Road, Room 112, Troy. Kelakos will tell her story and teach presentation and communication techniques.  The cost is $50 for Inforum members and $75 for nonmembers. For information visit or call 877-633-3500.

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