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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Panel talks education’s role in economic growth

Panel talks education’s role in economic growth

The Pontiac Regional Chamber is hosting a discussion on education and its vital role  in economic development, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 at Lafayette Grande, 1 Lafayette, Pontiac.
Some of the panelists  include: U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, Lt Gov. candidate Brenda Lawrence, state Rep. Tim Melton, Leon Jukowski, Pontiac mayor, and Carol Turpin of the Pontiac school board. The event starts with networking, followed by an awards ceremony, lunch and then a panel discussion. Sponsors include Great Start Collaborative - Oakland and InTouch Credit Union.
The cost is $45 per person. For information, call 248-335-9600 or visit

Andiamo Group purchases Splendid Plates Catering

The Warren-based Andiamo Restaurant Group has acquired Splendid Plates Catering and Events of Troy. Stewart Davidson, president of Splendid Plates Catering and Events said his Troy company has been in the national and regional event management business for 25 years. Splendid Plates Catering and Event Management was created six years ago and provides for corporations, major festivals and private events. Davidson will remain with the company as vice president. Splendid Plates plans to maintain its current employees and remain at 1490 Premier Drive, Suite A, Troy.

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