Business events

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Aug. 16
The Madison Heights Chamber of Commerce is hosting a ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 ribbon cutting for Sushi Gallery, 1449 W. 14 Mile Road, Madison Heights, on 14 Mile between Stephenson Hwy and North Campbell Road. The restaurant, which opened recently, serves sushi and traditional Korean dishes such as Korean Barbecue. For more information, call the restaurant at 248-291-5987.

Aug. 16
Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford Township. For small business owners who are developing their plan for success. The fee is $40. For registration, visit or call 248-858-0783.

Aug. 16
Wayne State University’s School of Business Administration will host a panel discussion, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at MotorCity Casino Hotel for industry professionals interested in learning about key pricing challenges facing businesses. As part of the 14th Annual Pricing Conference, four senior business executives with deep pricing expertise will share their knowledge in this special breakout session of the academic conference.
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Aug. 16
The Aug. 16 monthly meeting of Community Organization Resource Exchange, (C.O.R.E.) will be held 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library located at 500 Olde Town, in downtown Rochester. Featured speaker, Donna Murray- Brown serves as Senior Director, Capacity Building and Director of Metro Detroit Partnership of Michigan Nonprofit Association. Call 248-656-3558 for reservations.

Aug. 21
The Business Performance 2.0 Series meets the third Tuesday of each month to discuss topics related to business ownership. The next seminar is “Creating a Healthy, High Performing Team” presented by Sue Emery of Emery Benefit Solutions LLC and Driving Organizations to Excellence with Metrics Presented by Spencer Silk of Franklin CIO Services. It is 4 to 6 p.m., Aug, 21 at the Birmingham Tower, 280 N. Old Woodward, LL Conference Room, Birmingham. Register at or call 248-641-8400.

Aug. 23
Shereena Monique Osai, a personal shopper and fashion stylist, teaches about professional dress, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23. The class is at the Community House, 380 South Bates Street, Birmingham. Osai holds a fashion design degree from Wayne State University and has several years experience working at Saks Fifth Avenue. The cost for the workshop is $34. To register, contact 248-644-5832 or visit

Aug. 23
“Reaching for the Clouds: What Every Small Business Should Consider” seminar will be held 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23 at Automation Alley Headquarters, 2675 Bellingham, Troy. Companies that have successfully moved to the cloud will provide insights, and an experienced panel will be present to answer your questions. Cost for registered members is $20; at the door $30; Registered non-members is $40; at the door $50. For information, contact the Automation Alley Resource Center at 800-427-5100 or visit

Aug. 25
Coventry Creations 2355 Wolcott, Ferndale's own candle factory is celebrating 20 years in business from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 with an open house, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, workshops, a candle making craft table and shopping. For information, call 248-545-8360 or visit

Aug. 30
A “Hired In Detroit” Job Fair sponsored by is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 at the Doubletree Hotel-Dearborn, 5801 Southfield Service Drive, Dearborn. Participating employers will hire in the following industries: Engineering, Manufacturing, Sales, Finance, Customer Service, Management, Retail, Information Technology, Machining, Restaurant, Medical and many other great industries. The Hired In Detroit job fair is held to promote hiring in Michigan over 50 companies are ready to interview and hire candidates for over 750 positions. Businesses interested in registering for job fair should contact Diane Wells at 734-956-4550. For more information, visit

Aug. 30
Elise BeautiFULL is introducing its new national spokesperson, celebrity and actress Lonette McKee who was featured in the original film, "Sparkle." McKee joins Elise BeautiFULL for the introduction of its cosmetic line, eb Cosmetic Thursday, Aug. 30 at 336 South Main, Rochester.
The event features jazz musician David Myles. VIP guests can enter at 6 p.m. for signature drink toasts, photos and a VIP meet and great with McKee. VIP Guests will also have the first look at the Silent Auction. General admission begins at 7 p.m. featuring a strolling dinner, cash bar, live entertainment and silent auction. The event will also include raffle prizes, give-aways and swag bags for the first 100 guests. VIP Sweet Ending is at 10 p.m. Tickets are $75 for general admission and $140 for VIP Access. For reservations and sponsorships, contact Elise BeautiFULL at 248-652-8511.


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