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Event Notices From November 20

Walsh College IT Students to Showcase Final Projects at Capstone Fair: IT students at Walsh College will showcase their knowledge and skill at the Walsh College Business Information Technology and Information Assurance Capstone Fair at the college's Troy campus. The fair is free and open to the public. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. The Capstone project demonstrates to faculty, family, peers and industry professionals that students have mastered their subject area prior to graduation. Fair participants are Walsh master of science in information systems and master of science in information assurance students in the final semester of their degree programs. The Capstone Fair will also feature undergraduate projects from students in the bachelor of science in business information systems and bachelor of business administration in business information technology programs. Students are encouraged to solve a real-world problem in their Capstone project. Showcased projects will include: programming a baseball scoreboard, agile development, Detroit Chamber of Commerce permit process project, program lifecycle management, and Web design. The event will be held at the Walsh Troy campus, 3838 Livernois Road. More at

Two Workplace Bullying Events Coming: Denha Media and Communications is sponsoring free two-hour and paid daylong workshops on the topic of workplace bullying. The free presentation will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. It is an overview of the daylong workshop, which will be held Wednesday, Jan. 126 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The two-hour preview is free; the daylong workshop is a paid event -- $195 if you register before Jan. 1 and $225 thereafter, which includes a box lunch. Denha has adapted research from State University of New York and Wayne State University to determine the signs of workplace bullying, and communication strategies to get the bully to back off. If you are interested, e-mail to reserve your seat. The events will be held at 5779 W. Maple Road, Suite 101 in West Bloomfield Township.

MGM Grand Detroit Sets Second Annual Facebook Charity Event: MGM Grand Detroit's "Touching Communities, Touching Lives" will host its second annual online charitable event, "It's a Merry Merry $10,000 Monday," on Cyber Monday, Nov. 26 from midnight to 11:59 p.m. Throughout the day, five local nonprofits will vie for votes on the campaign's Facebook page ( The top three organizations will win their share of the total $10,000 prize: $7,000 for first place, $2,000 for second and $1,000 for third. MGM Grand Detroit supports more than 400 charitable events annually, focusing in the five community investment areas of education, youth development, community development, arts and diversity. Participants include Winning Futures, Money Matters for Youth, Cass Community Services, Matrix Theatre Company and the Arab American & Chaldean Council.

SAE Sets Kart 2 Kart Racing Challenge: SAE will hold a "Kart 2 Kart Racing Challenge" Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Sterling Heights. Guests will have the opportunity to test their racing skills on Kart 2 Kart's high performance racing karts while meeting and networking with fellow SAE members. The cost includes two races and a third race for the top drivers, pizza and non-alcoholic beverages. Kart 2 Kart's 1/5 mile race track includes a long 200 foot straightaway and six varying corners to give the thrill of high speeds and g-forces. The track itself is a textured concrete to aid in the amount of available grip which can bring up to 1.5 G's in the corners. More at

SAE Sets Holiday Networking Night: SAE will host a holiday Networking Night event Thursday, Dec. 13 at Detroit Prime in Farmington Hills from 6 to 8 p.m. Invite your colleagues and take advantage of networking with fellow SAE members and their guests. There is no charge to attend, but everyone is responsible for their own tab. Bring plenty of business cards! Detroit Prime is at 32769 Northwestern Highway, Farmington Hills. More at

SAE Sets Ford Fusion Vehicle Display: SAE will host an event featuring a detailed inspection of the new Ford Fusion Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ford Conference and Events Center at 1151 Village Road in Dearborn. Don't miss this opportunity to view the new Ford Fusion and hear from those who developed it. Speakers include Hau Thai-Tang, vice president of engineering for global product development at Ford Motor Co., John Jraiche, global chief engineer for the Ford Fusion-Mondeo, Ford Motor Co., and Gil Portalatin, global electrified powertrains integration manager at Ford Motor Co. More at

Right Place Sets 2013 Economic Outlook for West Michigan: The Grand Rapids economic development agency Right Place Inc. has scheduled its 2013 economic outlook event for Thursday, Dec. 13 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Amway Grand Plaza Ambassador Ballroom, 187 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids. Register by Nov. 21 for $65, or $85 thereafter. Speakers include an economic overview from George Erickcek, senior regional analyst, Upjohn Institute; a presentation on regional business retention, expansion and attraction from Right Place president and CEO Birgit Klohs; a Grand Rapids business development presentation from Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Rick Baker, and a convention and tourism presentation from Experience Grand Rapids president Doug Small. Please RSVP by Dec. 7. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Natalia Powers at (616) 771-0327 or for information.

Allcomm To Hold ShoreTel and Brocade Lunch and Learn at Automation Alley: Commerce Township-based Allcomm Communications will present a lunch-and-learn event featuring a complete review of the enterprise-class ShoreTel VoIP system and Brocade's HyperEdge technology. The event will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Automation Alley. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Adam Robertson from ShoreTel regarding the ShoreTel's TCO and ROI. See how ShoreTel was built from a clean sheet of paper, and continues to grow past the competition. Tom Zukowski from Brocade Networks will show you how Brocade can ease your path to virtualization. If you're interested in learning more about the latest in VoIP technology, this would be a great opportunity to see why ShoreTel is the best VoIP solution on the market. Likewise, today's campus networks are expected to deliver services thought impossible just a few years ago. Video conferencing, real-time collaboration, and distance learning are just a few of the new applications that organizations expect to run reliably on wired and wireless campus networks. Brocade networking solutions provide the connectivity that organizations need to support Voice over IP and Unified Communications services while delivering uninterrupted service quality, reliability, security, and compatibility for IP-based phones, video, and converged multimedia desktop applications. For additional information or to be included in the lunch and learn please visit us at or contact us at 866-GOALLCOMM, or

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