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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Business women's events happening this week

Women’s network hosts Get Your Body and Business in Shape Expo
SOUTHFIELD—The Michigan Professional Women’s Network will present its 21st annual Get Your Body and Business in Shape Expo,10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Garden Atrium in the 2000 Town Center Building in Southfield. The free event is scheduled to feature more than 100 exhibitors on the ground floor plus a special area for women’s needs on the balcony. Special events include free health screenings, tips on personal health, fitness and weight management, as well as business health support in the areas of marketing, finance, and networking. Expo goers will enjoy Caribbean music by the Gratitude Steel Drum Band, and food and beverages available for purchase. For more information, call 248-559-3359, or visit

Autumn Brunch with auction planned
NOVI—The members of the Novi Oaks Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) will hold their 8th Annual “Autumn Brunch With Auction” to benefit the chapter’s Scholarship and Education Fund at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.
More than 125 area business women are expected to attend, and the group plans to fill the ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel, 21111 Haggerty Road, Novi, with more than 150 items for bid. Many of the auction items are donated by area businesses such as Salon Agape, Benito’s Pizza, and Emagine Theatre. Each table is decorated by a member or supporter. The cost is $25, including brunch. For more information, visit or email

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