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Event Notices From March 14

Great Lakes Angels Offers Deal Night: Great Lakes Angels is pleased to announce they have opened its March event, March 27, to angel investors that may not be members of a group yet and would might like to join a group have not done so yet. The event runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Accredited investors who email will be emailed the meeting venue. Three companies will be presenting:, a new way to connect your digital memories to your scrapbook pages, greeting cards and more; Carbon Motors,, which is  developing the CT7 Autonomous Surveillance Vehicle for the global law enforcement market with electric drive propulsion, facial recognition, automatic license plate recognition, gunshot detection, thermal imaging, WMD dirty bomb detection and 360 degree audio and video capability; and Hoscomm Systems,, a physician focused secure mobile communication network business that solves inefficiency and inaccuracy regarding pager and phone based verbal communication.

MMA Seminar: Dangers of Mobile Communications: Join the Michigan Manufacturers Association on Thursday, April 4 for a seminar in Lansing, "Don't Let BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Become LYFO (Liability for Your Organization): A Social Media Update." The seminar will be presented by Miller Canfield attorneys Kathryn Ossian and Mary Kate Griffith. Participants will learn about legal issues involving privacy, security and data retrieval when allowing company information to be accessed and stored on personal devices. The seminar will be held at the MMA headquarters, located at 620 S. Capitol in Lansing, on Thursday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $85/person for MMA members and $175/person for other attendees (beginning March 21, 2013, $100/person for MMA members and $200/person for other attendees). Preregistration and prepayment are required. For more on this and other MMA seminars and events, visit and look for Seminars & Events, or contact LeAnn Hicks, MMA event coordinator, at, (517) 487-8557 or (800) 253-9039 (press 9, then ext. 557).

Wayne State Speech To Focus On Michigan's Economy: A lecture titled "Michigan's economy: What must be done to build growth and prosperity for the future?" will be held Thursday, April 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Wayne State Univeristy's Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, 471 W. Palmer, Detroit. The speaker is John C. Austin of the Michigan Economic Center at Lansing's Prima Civitas Foundation. The free lecture is open to the public. RSVP at For more information, contact Special Events and Services at (313) 577-0300. Growing economies are underpinned by public policies and institutions that provide good "rules of the road" for the free market to function;  lay strong foundations in the form of education, research, and infrastructure the market does not provide; and support democratic processes that ensure economic and political power is broadly shared. Austin will discuss where Michigan's economy is today and what must be done to build growth and prosperity for the future.

CBI Offers Webinar On IT GRC: Join Troy-based Creative Breakthroughs Inc. for a Webinar, "Automating the IT GRC Lifecycle: A Holistic Approach that Includes Risk and Policy Management, Hardware, Software and Appliances," Tuesday, March 26 from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time. Join CBI for an exclusive, complimentary webinar presentation as we discuss how integrating Symantec, Skybox, and CBI solutions can automate the IT governance, rick management and compliance lifecycle company-wide. Is keeping compliant taking up too much of your IT resources? Do you or your team require more automation in maintaining governance, risk management and compliance? Join Dan Gregory, Principal Strategist at CBI, as he discusses the components of automating the IT GRC lifecycle, and gives a demo of how the power of three can create an automated lifecycle that can be implemented company-wide. This Webinar will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing. Register today and we will send you the link after the webinar. More at

Plex Systems Webinar Series Showcases Efficient Supply Chain Management: Plex Systems Inc., provider of Plex Online, the leading Cloud ERP for manufacturers, announced that its new webinar series is kicking off on Wednesday, March 27 at 1 p.m. Eastern time with the presentation, "Supply Chain Management: Balance Risk With Leanness." This first Webinar features industry expert David Turbide, who addresses the question of when a supply chain may be too lean and how to mitigate risks while maintaining efficiency. Further Webinars will be held April 10 and 25, also at 1 p.m. Esatern. More at

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