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Event Notices From January 24

Public Invited To Dearborn Home Energy Audit Demo: The public is invited to a free home energy audit seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the historic McFadden Ross House, 915 Brady, in Dearborn. The energy-conservation event is being hosted by the City of Dearborn's Sustainability Coalition and Ecotelligent Homes. Guests will have the chance to learn what a home energy audit is and handle the equipment professional service technicians use to perform energy audits.  They will also be able to speak with DTE Energy representatives about the many rebate programs available to residents who have a home energy audit performed and who implement energy-efficiency improvements. Experts have already conducted an energy audit at the historic McFadden Ross House to use as an example during the demonstration at the Feb. 5 meeting. To register for this informative home energy audit seminar, contact Dave Norwood, the City of Dearborn's sustainability coordinator, at 313-943-2159 or email him at Residents may also register with Ecotelligent Homes at (248) 291-7815. Light refreshments will be served.

SAE Offers 2013 Ford Fusion Vehicle Event: The SAE will offer its members an up-close look at the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Ford Conference and Events Center at 1151 Village Road in Dearborn. The 2013 Fusion is the first sedan to offer gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions -- each focused on delivering great driving dynamics, comfort, safety and fuel economy. Featuring a sleek silhouette and fresh face, the Fusion is the latest in a series of vehicles from Ford developed to satisfy customers everywhere who want leading fuel efficiency, helpful technologies and game-changing looks. Speakers include three Ford executives: Hau Thai-Tang, vice president, engineering, global product development; John Jraiche, global chief engineer, Ford Fusion and Mondeo; and Gil Portalatin, global electrified powertrains integration manager. A social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30, and the program at 7:30. Tickets are $40 for SAE members, $55 for nonmember, and $20 for SAE student members. Tables of 10 are available for $500.  More at

Plex Sysems Webinar Series Addresses Steps to Minimize the Cost of Quality: Troy-based Plex Systems Inc., provider of Plex Online cloud ERP for manufacturers, today announced the upcoming Webinar series, "Reduce the Cost of Quality in Electronics," kicking off on Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. Eastern time. The series is geared toward high-tech and electronics manufacturers but also is useful for automotive, industrial, aerospace/defense and related industries. Click to register for this informative webinar series. Market leaders' advantages over competitors often are razor-thin in the fast-paced environment of global electronics manufacturing. One factor that gives them an edge is their ability to minimize the cost of quality. This three-part webinar series will include an overview of cost-of-quality challenges, a review of how market leaders meet those challenges in their operations, and a demo that shows how a cloud ERP solution enables the improvements needed. The three webinar events are taking place on Feb. 13, Feb. 27 and March 13 at 1 p.m. Eastern. Register today for the series and learn more about optimizing your cost of quality. More at

Compuware Changepoint Presents Live Webcast On Revenue-Generating Projects: Detroit-based Compuware Corp. (Nasdaq:CPWR) announced it will host a live webcast on Jan. 29 titled "Revenue, Risk, Repeatability -- What CFOs Need to Know About Revenue-Generating Projects." The event, aimed at CFOs, comptrollers and other financial executives, explores the benefits of combining professional services automation with ERP financials software to maintain more accurate and accessible data on services project profitability, status and health and to improve decision-making on potential, current and planned business. This interactive one-hour discussion, moderated by Proformative's CEO John Kogan, features Forrester Research Inc. analyst China Martens, a specialist on enterprise resource planning (ERP) application strategies, and Lori Ellsworth, Senior VP and GM, Compuware Changepoint Business Unit. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More at

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