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Event Notices From November 12

EMU To Host Collegiate Job Fair Nov. 16 In Livonia: College seniors, graduates and alumni of Michigan two-or four-year colleges will have a valuable opportunity to attend the Michigan Collegiate Job Fair, which brings together employers and prospective employees. The bi-annual event is Friday Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Burton Manor, 27777 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia. The cost is $15 at the door. The fair is sponsored by Eastern Michigan University and supported by the Michigan Career Educator and Employer Alliance. Ebony Jones, a senior corporate relations manager with Eastern Michigan University, recommends candidates should dress for success, bring several copies of their resume, and be prepared to discuss their skills. Nearly 130 employers are currently registered including: IMB, Palace Sports and Entertainment, Quicken Loans, Target, Valassis Communications Toys "R" Us, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Health Care System, and various State of Michigan departments and government agencies. A complete list of all participating employers is available at Many of the employers perform on-site interviews and are also seeking entry-level candidates for many positions. A new addition this year is LiveWorkDetroit, a statewide initiative connecting Michigan's college graduates to new opportunities in Detroit. Job fair attendees can participate in an all-inclusive day-long event that connects college students with Detroit industry and community leaders, affordable housing and trendy nightspots. LiveWorkDetroit will provide transportation to and from the Burton Manor.

Ann Arbor Spark Offers Starting Your Own Business: On Friday, Nov. 16, Ann Arbor Spark will offer its monthly "Starting Your Own Business" seminar. At this daylong forum, running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., attendees will learn about personality traits that impact entrepreneurialism, creating a marketing plan for a business, legal, accounting, and risk considerations, product development, business plans and financing options. Attendees will have an opportunity to get advice from a variety of business experts and organizations that are available to support new ventures. The cost is $25 and the location is Spark East, 215 W. Michigan Ave. in Ypsilanti. Besides Ann Arbor Spark, participating companies and organizations include Ann Arbor State Bank, Barton Consulting, DesignHub, Excellerate Associates, Hessenaur & Associates, Hylant Group, Kapnick Insurance Group, Kleinschmidt Insurance, the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC), SCORE, Trossen HR and UHY Advisors MU Inc. More at

Ann Arbor Spark Offers Funding Seminar: On Monday, Nov. 19, Ann Arbor Sparks' monthly Business Law & Order event will have the topic "Getting Funded -- Techniques, Tips and Traps -- With a Crowdfunding Update." This event will be live-streamed beginning at 5:15 p.m. The Business Law & Order Legal Series will give entrepreneurs insight into some of the most important legal issues they must consider during business formation.  The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at Spark Central, 330 E. Liberty, Lower Level, in Ann Arbor. To view the live stream, visit If you were unable to participate in the live webcast, visit to view this and all recorded events. Final video should be available within 48 hours of the live event. More at

Women 2.0 Brings Together Female Technology Entrepreneurs in Detroit: Women 2.0, in partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs, is bringing its signature Founder Friday networking series to Detroit, kicking off Friday, Nov. 16 at the Masonic Temple. Founder Friday is a global initiative designed to bring together and fuel collaboration between aspiring and current entrepreneurs, technologists and investors. Special guest speakers at the event will include Sepi Nasiri, Vice President of All Things Offline at Women 2.0 and Kaili Holtermann, Head of Marketing for Google For Entrepreneurs. Founder Friday aims to empower female entrepreneurs, encourage collaboration and provide them with the tools to turn their ideas into successful and innovative businesses. The event is hosted in many cities throughout the United States including Austin, Los Angeles, New York and Boston, as well as in Spain and Central and South America. The Detroit launch of Founder Friday corresponds with Global Entrepreneurship Week, a worldwide celebration of the innovators and self-starters that help drive job creation and economic growth. The Masonic Temple event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. This free event is open to both men and women 21 and older.

Free Webinar Helps Physicians and Pharmacists Learn How to ePrescribe Controlled Substances: Physicians and pharmacists in Southeast Michigan who would like to e-prescribe controlled substances prescriptions are getting help from a coalition of Southeast Michigan-based employers and health insurers in the form of free Webinars on controlled substances ePrescribing. Some of the Webinars will feature live vendor demonstrations from vendors such as DrFirst and Allscripts. The Southeastern Michigan ePrescribing Initiative -- a coalition of General Motors, Ford Motor Co., Chrysler Group LLC, the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Health Alliance Plan, Henry Ford Medical Group, Express Scripts, CVS Caremark Corporation and Catamaran Corp. -- is hosting a series of five free webinars for physicians and four for pharmacies explaining the steps required to prescribe for these scheduled medications. The Webinar will help providers and pharmacists understand the Drug Enforcement Administration's ruling and safeguards; the benefits of EPCS; physician, pharmacist and ePrescribing vendor responsibilities and how to get started with EPCS.  According to Surescripts, more than 100 prescribers are currently capable of prescribing controlled substances in Michigan and more than 500 pharmacies are able to receive and dispense controlled substances electronically. Michigan allows ePrescribing of schedules II-V controlled substances. In July, Michigan was recognized by Surescripts as one of the nation's leaders in ePrescribing with its Safe-Rx Awards.  Michigan is one of just three states to finish in the Safe-Rx Award Top 10 every year since Surescripts started publishing the data in 2006. SEMI has been actively promoting ePrescribing among physicians in Southeast Michigan since 2005. More than 8,200 physicians are actively prescribing in the program -- a 33 percent increase from 2011 -- and have submitted more than 50 million electronic prescriptions since the program began in 2005. SEMI provides doctors with training and a support system to help integrate ePrescribing into their practice -- two obstacles routinely cited by doctors who choose paper prescriptions over electronic prescriptions. More at

Macomb-OU INCubator Sets Year's Final Capital Raise Meetup: Let the Macomb-OU INCubator show you the money in its final Capital Raise Meetup of 2012, presented by Mike Brennan, business commercialization and capital investment adviser, Thursday, Nov. 19 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the incubator, 6633 18 Mile Road in Sterling Heights. If you are a startup or early-stage growth-based business looking for funding, come meet and listen to capital expert, Mike Brennan. He will detail the various capital sources in Michigan, and talk about how to properly position your company to be qualified for private funding, including private equity, the angel network and venture capital, or public funding, including grants, pre-seed, micro-loans, and venture match. Brennan will provide a group presentation, as well as individually help each present company to determine their needs. To register for this free event, please contact Joan Carleton at or (586) 884-9324.

AimWest Takes On Innovation in Education: AimWest, the association for technology professionals in the Grand Rapids area, will meet Wednesday, Nov. 14 to discuss technological innovation in education. The meeting begins with networking at 5:30 p.m. and the program at 6:15. 21st century learning has introduced innovation and entrepreneurship into the equation. Is the old model dead? Will online learning help or hinder the process?
Come to the aimWest event in November to learn from top educators how they are transforming the education culture and creating a new generation of student entrepreneurs who work, think and learn differently to prepare for the jobs of the future. Moderator Matthew Patulski of Capgemini will be joined by Steve VanderVeen, director of the Hope Entrepreneurship Initiative, Hope College; Tony Baker, vice president of the board, Grand Rapids Public Schools; David Buth, Summer Journeys; Szymon Machajewski, a professor at Grand Rapids Community College; and Paul Wittenbraker, a professor at Grand Valley State University. More at

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