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Conference for women seeking careers Nov. 5

AUBURN HILLS
Conference for women seeking careers scheduled for Nov. 5
Women in Transition conference is 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at Baker College, 1500 University Dr. The conference provides information on choosing and preparing for a career, getting into college or job training and obtaining financial and study skills help. The cost is $15, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and door prizes. For further information, call 248-340-0600.

TROY
Troy Chamber presents annual ‘Simply Shopping’
The Women’s Business Forum of the Troy Chamber presents its annual Simply Shopping event, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Somerset Collection, 2800 West Big Beaver Road, Troy. Cost to attend is $50 per shopper. As a part of the morning program, attendees will receive valet parking, a delicious breakfast, and an exclusive fashion presentation —
all compliments of Nordstrom. Shoppers will also receive discounts/giveaways throughout the day, and 4-6 p.m. networking, prizes & hors d’oeuvres in…

Short sale class held at Seaholm High School

Chase relocates bank branch

BLOOMFIELD HILLS
Chase relocates bank branch 

On Monday, Chase will move its branch two miles north to a new, 4,230-square-foot facility at 39450 Woodward Ave. on the southeast corner of Long Lake Road.
The current location at 37000 Woodward will close at 2 p.m. Saturday. Chase has four other Bloomfield Hills branches and two locations in nearby Birmingham. For information, call 248-642-1851 or visit www.chase.com.

NOVI
hiredMYway presents 3,000 job opportunities

Career website and recruitment company hiredMYway is offering a career expo Nov. 4 at the Rock Financial Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi. The event is an opportunity for Michigan job seekers to connect with companies that are collectively hiring for more than 3,000 jobs.
Companies attending the career expo include American Income Life, Payroll One, MET Life, Trialon and Cleary University.
Job seekers can attend free workshops and pre-register for hiredMYway’s VIP Sessions to meet with representatives from up to two companies …

Demo Video for Azox Credit Card Extension and Encore's Recurring Billing

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Earlier in June we announced support for our Credit Card Extension product with Encore Business Solutions’ Recurring Contract Billing. These paired solutions provide the user with the ability to process credit cards for SOP batches that are created by Encore’s Recurring Contract Billing. This creates a more automated and efficient billing process. View our demo video featuring Azox Credit Card Extension and Encore's Recurring Contract Billing.



Baker College hosts Women in Transition conference

AUBURN HILLS
College hosts Women in Transition conference

Baker College of Auburn Hills, in partnership with Oakland Community College, the American Association of University Women and Best Source Credit Union, will host the seventh annual Women in Transition conference, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at Baker College of Auburn Hills, 1500 University Drive. The event, titled “Everything you ever wanted to know about getting ahead,” is designed to assist and support women.
Attendees will learn about recognizing skills and interests, choosing and preparing for a career, getting into college or entering a trade, and obtaining financial and study skills assistance.
The $15 enrollment fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch, all sessions and handouts. Scholarships are available. To register, call 248-340-0600. Registration deadline is Oct. 29.

BLOOMFIELD HILLS
Malven elected State Bar IT law chairman

Mark G. Malven, the leader of Dykema’s technology transactions practice, h…

Oakland County holds November business workshops

WATERFORD TWP.
Oakland County holds November business workshops
Business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to attend seminars offered by the Oakland County Business Center at Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township. For pre-registration, visit oakgov.com/peds/calendar, or call 248-858-0783.
Pre-Business Research  9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2. This workshop is free.
Women's Business Certification Orientation is 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3. The fee is $25, make checks payable to WBEC-GL.
Small Business Loan Workshop  is 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 4. The fee is $20 per person, make checks payable to S.C.O.R.E. Includes handouts and SBA Source Book.
Fundamentals of Starting a Business is 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 10. The fee is $30.
Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan is 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 18. The fee is $40, which includes all materials.

BIRMINGHAM
Short sale class held
A one-day class, Shor…

Oakland TiE20 announces winners

FARMINGTON HILLS
Oakland TiE20 announces winners
TiECon Midwest 2010, the Midwest’s  conference on entrepreneurship and presented by TiE Detroit, announced the winners of the TiE20 Midwest Industry Awards on Monday. The following TiE20 Winners 2010 winners are from Oakland County: Mobile Category, GoPoint Technology of Rochester Hills and Software Category, Zferral of Royal Oak.
Online registration and more information are available for TiECon Midwest 2010 at www.tieconmidwest.org. For more information, contact Jessica Matthews, conference coordinator of TiE Detroit at 248-254-4013 or via e-mail at jessica@tieconmidwest.org.

TROY
Automation Alley breaks ground on building expansion
Automation Alley has broken ground on expansion construction at its headquarters in Troy. The 3,200-square-foot expansion will provide a ‘soft landing center’ for international guests interested in conducting business in Southeast Michigan. The new addition will feature a private entrance, three conference rooms,…

CJPS Medical Systems completes relocation

AUBURN HILLS
CJPS Medical Systems completes relocation

CJPS Medical Systems has completed its move of the Remote Patient Monitoring Business that it acquired from Delphi into a new facility in Auburn Hills. Assets purchased from Delphi were relocated from Colorado and Indiana to Michigan where the company will headquarter its homecare business.
Except for growing its sales force and its clinical team, the company has the manpower to handle the manufacturing, testing and shipping of the product at this time. However, according to CEO Christophe Sevrain, if the business grows according to plan, the company should be creating significant jobs.
The product is a small monitor, which is placed at the home of chronically-ill patients, such as patients with congestive heart failure, end-stage renal disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes or other ailments.
The company moved into its new 50,000-square-foot facility at 2333 E. Walton Blvd. in Auburn Hills earlier this month.
For mor…
SOUTHFIELD
Health care for small business seminar slated
The Changing Face of Health Care for Small Business seminar presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is Tuesday, Oct. 26. WWJ/FOX 2’s Business Editor Murray Feldman moderates. Continental breakfast and registration is 7:30-8:15 a.m. and program is 8:15-9:30 a.m. at Lawrence Technological University, UTLC Gallery, 21000 W. 10 Mile Road. Advanced reservations are recommended for this free seminar. Call 248-455-7236.

SOUTHFIELD
Sales workshop for staffing industry
UHY LLP, an accounting firm, will host a full-day workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 27, that will focus on intensive sales techniques geared toward the staffing industry titled, Michigan Sales Workshop.
Training will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at UHY LLP offices, 26200 American Dr., Third Floor Training Facility.
Presented by staffing industry expert, Tom Erb, the workshop addresses the entire sales process from prospecting to closing.
The cost for the workshop is $299 p…

Employee of the Year nominations sought

AUBURN HILLS
Employee of the Year nominations sought

Nominations close Nov. 1 for the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce “North Oakland Employee of the Year Contest,” which offers as its grand prize, a six day Caribbean Cruise and airfare. The contest is expected to become an annual event.
Every employee nominated by their employer for “Employee of the Year” status will be feted at a Meadowbrook Hall reception on Dec. 1. Pilchak Cohen & Tice, P.C., a management-side labor and employment law firm, is co-sponsoring the contest. The contest is open to all employers with offices, facilities or operations in Northern Oakland County, north of Big Beaver Road/Quarton Road. Nomination forms can be obtained at auburnhillschamber.com.

WARREN
Free auto inspection open house held
Body by Bruce, 6200 East 11 Mile Road, Warren,  is hosting their free Winter Prep Inspection Open House from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today. The facility’s experts will provide attendees with a free five point vehicle i…

Advance Auto Parts store opens doors

WATERFORD TWP.
Advance Auto Parts store opens doors

Advance Auto Parts Inc. opened its first store in Waterford Township at 4879 Dixie Hwy. on Thursday. Steve Sulenski is the new general manager and works with nine other team members. A 29-year veteran of the automotive and retail sales industries, Sulenski has been with the Advance Auto Parts Team for almost seven years. The new store offers auto parts and national brands as well as several free services, such as windshield wiper and battery installation. Customers also can drop off used motor oil and batteries for recycling. The store is open 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and  9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

SOUTHFIELD
BBB, GreenPath Debt hosting shred event

The Better Business Bureau, (BBB) and GreenPath Debt Solutions are hosting a Secure Your ID Day community shred event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the BBB offices at the City Center Building, 26777 Central Park Blvd., Southfield. Attendees may bring up to three …

International trade event Oct. 24-27

International trade event features Google executiveThe 2010 International District Export Council conference, attended by business leaders, entrepreneurs and government officials, will be at the Marriott Renaissance, 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit and also at the Windsor Hotel & Casino in Windsor, Ontario, Canada Oct. 24-27. The conference titled, “Capitalizing on America’s Export Advantages: Green and Innovation” seeks to stimulate the economy and create high paying jobs by boosting exports and expanding international trade.
Michael Ducker, COO and executive vice president of Memphis-based FedEx Express, and Michal Lorenc, online sales and operations manager for Google, will speak at the conference. With Google since 2003, Lorenc helped establish Google’s regional offices in Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Turkey, Greece and Egypt. For more information, visit www.decconference.com or call 800-USA-TRADE.

Rochester Hills
OU offers business intelligence certificate programOakland Univ…

Panel talks education’s role in economic growth

PONTIAC
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 www.pontiacchamber.com.

WARREN
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 ma…

Metalsa receives MEGA tax credit to expand R&D

NOVI
Metalsa receives MEGA tax credit to expand R&D
The state MEGA board has approved a seven-year High-Tech MEGA tax credit to Metalsa, a supplier of structural components for light and commercial vehicle markets.
Metalsa has 6,300 employees worldwide and has a sales facility in Novi employing nine. This MEGA project will add 65 professional jobs to Novi, with 65 more possible spin-off jobs, and will include a capital investment of $1.9 million.
As part of the recent acquisition of Dana Holding Corporation’s Structural Products Business, Metalsa was assessing where to locate its R&D operations (currently in Pennsylvania). For more information, visit InvestNovi.org.

MACOMB TWP.
Paul Davis Restoration names production manager
Paul Maysura has been named business production manager of Paul Davis Restoration in Macomb Township. He will be responsible for sharing Paul Davis Restoration’s emergency mitigation and restoration services with insurance agents, adjusters and prope…

Small Business Association seeks nominations

DETROIT
Small Business Association seeks nominations

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Michigan District Office is seeking nominations for its 2011 Small Business Awards, including the Michigan Small Business Person of the Year. Nominators submit a one-page nomination letter, in any format, to the SBA District Office by Nov. 1. Those who advance to the final selection stage will be asked to submit a more comprehensive nomination packet. “These awards help showcase Michigan’s small businesses, which are more important than ever in this time of economic uncertainty,” said Richard Temkin, Michigan District director. Award winners will be honored at the 7th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards event to be held on April 28, 2011. Nominations will be accepted for numerous categories. For more information, visit Michigan@sba.gov or call 313-226-6075, ext. 225.

SHELBY TWP.
Independent Bank has new mortgage officer

Robert McCarthy has joined Independent Bank as a senior mortgage …

Marketing solutions presented expo-style

Entrepreneurs Organization honored for growth

SOUTHFIELD
Entrepreneurs Organization Detroit honored for growth

Entrepreneurs Organization Detroit has been recognized by its global parent organization for the greatest growth worldwide. The announcement was made by the Detroit board member and Identity Marketing and Public Relations managing partner Mark Winter. “We have 119 chapters in 38 countries,” says Winter. “We are showing the U.S. and the world that the entrepreneurial spirit is not only living, but thriving in Michigan.” The organization has added more than 40 Southeast Michigan members during the last 14 months, taking its membership to 112--78 of which are in Oakland County. The organization’s objective is to support, educate and encourage entrepreneurs to succeed in growing their companies by providing peer-to-peer networking opportunities, world-class learning events, and monthly forum “board” meetings. For more information, visit www.eonetwork.org or call 248-258-2333.

MACOMB TWP.
Raymond James forms advisory…

Partner Testimonial from Rose Business Solutions

Feel free to watch this video featuring Rebecca Bunas of Rose Business Solutions giving a testimonial as to why they choose to work with Azox.

Our First ERP Software Blog Post

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Check out our first post on ERP Software Blog that talks about why you should look at Microsoft Dynamics GP for E-Commerce vs. Netsuite. We look at three key factors as to why e-commerce and Microsoft Dynamics GP can be the right solution for your company despite many claims coming from NetSuite.

Suburban Collection donates Ford Transit vans to food pantry

TROY
Suburban Collection donates Ford Transit vans to food pantry

Last year, more than 50 percent of food pantries in Macomb and Oakland Counties turned away hungry people because of an insufficient amount of food. To combat the hunger problem, the Troy-based Suburban Collection is donating two Ford Transit vans for the Ford Mobile Food Pantry initiative.
The specially-equipped vans will be used to collect and distribute food to those in need in partnership with Gleaners Community Food Bank and The United Way of Southeastern Michigan.
“The Suburban Collection is dedicated to eliminating hunger and today we’re taking the first steps to do that,” said David Fischer, The Suburban Collection CEO.
“These two vans join seven already on the road in service, combating hunger in southeast Michigan,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund.

TROY
Shannan Heaman joins Basso Design Group

Basso Design Group has hired Shannan Heaman to the executive sales team. Heaman, who is vice president, Cust…

Seminar teaches how to manage e-mail

BLOOMFIELD HILLS
Seminar teaches how to manage e-mail
The Business Improvement Team consultants are hosting “Managing E-mail Versus E-mail Managing You,” from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Birmingham Tower, 280 N. Old Woodward, LL Conference Room.
Coffee and danish provided.
To register for the free seminar, visit bizimpteam.com/events or call 248-641-8400.

SOUTHFIELD
Experts teach how to procure business
The 2010 Bid & Brunch Matchmaking Event is 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the Southfield Pavillion, 26000 Evergreen Road.
A panel of three business owners will explain how they prepared themselves for government, corporate and export business.
Also, a panel of three buyers will discuss what they look for in small business vendors.
The purpose of the event is to introduce business owners to procurement specialists on corporate, government, municipal and institutional levels in an effort to build and diversify their businesses.
The target audience is minority- and women-o…

ImageSoft plans to relocate

SOUTHFIELD
ImageSoft plans to relocate

ImageSoft, Inc. of Southfield has finalized the purchase of the ground floor of the former Wagon Building in Southfield. The company plans to relocate its 45-member corporate staff to the new space and expects to add an additional 30 new jobs during the next five years.
ImageSoft purchased the space, located at 25900 Eleven Mile Road near American Road, from Southfield Properties, LLC. ImageSoft owns and will occupy 15,000 square feet on the building’s main level, nearly tripling the size of its current leased offices at 40 Oak Hollow in Southfield.

STERLING HEIGHTS
Workshop offers job advice

Job seekers can learn more about when where and how to network at a free workshop from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, sponsored by St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Community at St. Jane’s Hall 1, 38750 Ryan Road, Sterling Heights.
In addition to covering the do’s and don’ts of networking, the session will offer job hunters tips on how to create an “e…

Comcast to hire 80 people

TROY
Comcast to hire 80 people
Comcast Corp. is hiring 80 full- and part-time technician and warehouse representatives, the Southfield-based cable giant announced. The next career open house is 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at ITT-Technical Institute in Troy. The company is looking for communications technicians and warehouse specialists to support Comcast customers in Metro Detroit and surrounding areas. A high school diploma and/or equivalent work experience is required. All participants must apply for a position online through the “Careers” section at www.comcast.com/careers before the open houses. Call 888-760-4223.
— Staff writer Jerry Wolffe

AUBURN HILLS
Officials celebrate 10 years without time-loss accident at Umicore
Joerg von Roden, vice president, North America, Umicore Autocat USA (left), greets U.S. Congressman Gary Peters, serving Michigan’s 9th Congressional District in Oakland County, prior to the start of the celebration of 10 years without a lost-time accident by Umicore…