Humor workshop tonight in Franklin

Michigan International Professional Association is hosting a workshop on humor, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 12,  at The Franklin Grill, 32760 Franklin Road, Franklin. Connie Ettinger will share tips on how to find humor, be funny and bring out a simple smile on someone’s face. Also features Steven Kade, the illustration artist. The cost is $35 per person and $65 for two tickets. It includes a warm entree and dessert along with a glass of wine. Reservations requested by April 8 at or mail a check to the order of MIPA, c/o Marguerite Dillard, 1735 East Lake Drive, Novi, MI 48377.

Improving Productivity
The Troy Chamber Women’s Business Forum’s next program will be “Got Time? Improving Productivity through Effective Time Management.” The session, taught by Laura Rolands of LSR Coaching and Consulting, LLC, is 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, at Flagstar Bank Headquarters, 5151 Corporate Dr., Troy. Participants will learn strategies to overcome attention-related challenges and will create an action plan tailored to one of his/her specific goals. The cost to participate is $16 for Troy Chamber members or $21 for non-members. An additional $5 is charged the day of the event. To register, call 248-641-8151 or email:

Marketing for results seminar
The Rochester Regional Chamber is hosting “Say Something in a Powerful Way” featuring George Piliouras, owner of George Piliouras & Associates LLC. This seminar instructs businesses on whether marketing and advertising is getting results. The seminar is 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the City of Rochester Hills Administration Building, 1000 Rochester Hills Drive, Rochester Hills. To register for this free seminar, call 248-651-6700 or visit


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