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Event Notices From February 19

FreeLunchFriday Hosts Second Meet-Up Feb. 22 At Atomic Object: FreeLunchFriday hosts its second monthly meet-up Feb. 22 at Atomic Object's Harmonie Park office. The featured speaker is Mike McGee, co-founder of The Starter League, a beginner-focused software school in Chicago. FreeLunchFriday kicked off in Detroit and Los Angeles in January. This month a third community in Orange County, Calif. will launch. Next month, FLF will be at the South By Southwest 2013 music, digital and entrepreneur extravaganza in Austin, Texas. A fifth community in Phoenix, Arizona, also will launch in March. The Feb. 22 meet-up in Detroit is at Atomic Object office at on the third floor of 1407 Randolph in Harmonie Park. Free food, beer and connections to the region's top entrepreneurs will be served. Sign up at Free Lunch Friday is a non-profit built to provide community, content, connections and access to capital to the hungry startups and entrepreneurs who drive our global economies. We are here to inspire, educate, and empower.

MSU Sets ChEMS Research Forum: The Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science (ChEMS) at Michigan State University will hold its annual ChEMS Research Forum on Thursday, May 9. The Forum will be held at the Spartan Club on the Campus of Michigan State University. The 10th Annual ChEMS Research Forum will showcase Departmental research advances in the areas of energy and sustainability, nanotechnolgy and materials, and biotechnology and biomedical engineering. The one-day program will feature plenary speakers, posters and oral presentations describing the latest Department research results. Registration, lunch, and refreshments are complimentary. Visit for more details and a preliminary meeting agenda. Please register at

TechTown Sets Entrepreneur's Diary Event: Detroit's TechTown will host "Diary of an Entrepreneur" Thursday, Feb. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Union Street Saloon, 4145 Woodward Ave., Detroit. The speaker will be Rachel Lutz of the Peacock Room and Emerald. Ever wonder "how they did it?" Well, here's your opportunity to learn from one of Detroit's most successful retail entrepreneurs. Rachel will talk candidly about the ups and downs of her entrepreneurial journey, paying special attention to the most-important lessons learned. Her discussion will be followed by Q&A and networking. To register, visit

Plex Systems Webinar Series Addresses How to Comply With New FSMA Rules:  Long-anticipated rules have begun flowing from the Food Safety Modernization Act  and are affecting food and beverage processors. Plex Systems Inc., provider of Plex Online FSMS, the leading cloud ERP food safety management system, today announced the upcoming webinar series, "FSMA Update: Food Plans That Comply With New Rules." The first in the series takes place March 5 at 1 p.m., featuring guidance from industry insider Dr. David Acheson, former FDA associate commissioner and managing partner of Leavitt Partners. Register today for this timely Webinar at

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