Local events lead to business success

Aug. 16: Business Performance meeting
The Business Performance 2.0 Executive Series monthly meeting is 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 at Birmingham Tower, 280 N. Old Woodward, LL Conference Room, Birmingham. Coffee and danish will be provided. Register at bizimpteam.com/events or call 248-641-8400.

Aug. 17: Square One Synergy Summit
Creating tomorrow's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics leaders is critical to America's economic future. The Synergy Summit is a one-day conference focused on creating tomorrow's inspired, well-prepared technology oriented workforce. It will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Eastern Michigan University Student Center, 900 Oakwood St., Ypsilanti. Economist Lou Glazer will be a speaker. Visit squareonenetwork.org/summit.

 Aug. 17: Social Media, Protecting Your Brand
Automation Alley’s in-depth series Social Media: A Deep Dive for Business Owners and Marketers is holding its next session, Social Media: Protecting Your Brand and Other Legal Considerations. Kathy Ossian of Miller Canfield will speak. It is sponsored by New Horizons Computer Learning Centers noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17. The cost for members is $20 in advance and $30 at-the-door. Non-members pay $40 in advance and $50 at-the-door. Pre-registration closes July 18. Automation Alley Resource Center, 2675 Bellingham, Troy. Call 800-427-5100 or email info@automationalley.com.

Aug. 17: Novi golf outing
Novi Chamber of Commerce Challenge Cup Golf Outing is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at Tanglewood Golf Course, 53503 Ten Mile Road, South Lyon. Shotgun start is 9 a.m. The outing is a two-man scramble where teams will be formed according to skill level. The fee of $145 per golfer includes: light breakfast, Carrabba's Italian Grill lunch at the turn, and awards banquet. Hole sponsorships are available for $150. Register by July 15 at 248-486-3355.

Aug. 17: Networking
Ties Like Me Professional Networking is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Via Nove 344 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. "Project Runway" Alumni Joe Faris of Motor City Denim Co will be showcasing his new Detroit clothing line. Business networking mixer with no admission charge, complimentary appetizers and cash bar. Visit www.tieslikeme.org.

Aug. 17: Urban League’s 20th annual golf outing
The Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan’s 20th annual golf outing is Monday, Aug. 17 at the Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield Township. Foursome and individual slots are still available, starting at $150 per person. To register, call 313-831-5532.

Aug. 18: Social Media is a Party!
Social Media is a Party! announces its upcoming business networking event, ‘The Future of Media,’ 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 at Rosie O’Grady’s, 279 West Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. Local media professionals will discuss the changing media landscape and share their long term visions. They will also explore the implications of recent changes on businesses is presented in partnership with PRSA Detroit. Confirmed panelists are Buck Head, Social Media Marketing Director at CBS Radio; Seth Myers, New Media Director at WXYZ-TV and Ashley Elyse, On-Air personality at Channel 955 and Stephen Clark, News Anchor/Multimedia Journalist at WXYZ-TV. Appetizers will be served, along with half price drinks. Advance tickets are $10 and admission is $20 at the door. Visit www.SocialMediaIsaParty.com/Sponsors for information.

Aug. 18: E-Lounge loan programs
The City of Madison Heights in partnership with Biggby Coffee is hosting the next E-Lounge at Biggby Coffee, 31055 John R in Madison Heights, 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. Titled “Show Me The Money,” the E-Lounge will focus on loan programs that target small businesses and startups. Experts from the Oakland County Business Center and other financial institutions will lead the discussion. For information, contact Linda Williams, Economic Development Coordinator at 248-837-2612.

Aug. 18: "What are you broadcasting?"
Six-time EMMY winner Shawne Duperon presents “What are you Broadcasting? How to Leverage Traditional & Social Media featuring instruction on social media strategies that kickstart consumer engagement; how to look and feel comfortable and authentic on the small screen such as with Youtube and strategic uses for one minute flip cam videos. The event is 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Aug. 18 with  registration at 8:30 a.m. at Beaumont Hospital, Administration Building, Auditorium, 3601 W. Thirteen Mile Road, Royal Oak. The cost is $27. Visit shawnetv.com or call 1-877-759-4599

Aug. 22: Marketing and Sales Executives meeting
The luncheon will begin with registration and networking 11:30 a.m., lunch at 12 p.m. and speaker presentations followed by a question-and-answer session at 12:45 p.m. Aug. 22 at Sheraton Novi, 21111 Haggerty Road, Novi. The Marketing and Sales Executives of Detroit is hosting a summer tailgate-themed business/marketing luncheon on Aug. 22 in Novi. The event will feature David Brandon, athletic director, University of Michigan, and Mark Hollis, athletic director, Michigan State University, who will discuss “The Business of Branding College Athletics.” For information, call 248-643-6590 or visit www.msedetroit.org.


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