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Event Notices From October 25

Michigan Technical Education Center 10th Anniversary: Macomb Community College will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Michigan Technical Education Center Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 11:30 a.m. The event will feature demonstrations by faculty and students, including common controls; integrated training in mechanical and electrical systems, electronics, fluid power and programmable logic control; hybrid and electric vehicle technology; robotics; and renewable energy. Featured speaker is Business Leaders for Michigan president and CEO Doug Rothwell. The MCC MTEC is at 7900 Tank Ave. in Warren.

Michigan International Chamber of Commerce Sets Business Awards Gala: The Michigan International Chamber of Commerce 2012 Business Awards Gala will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6 starting at 7 p.m. The MIICC is seeking nominations from local businesses in nine award categories: The Innovative Profession/Business award category is to recognize any individual or organization in any industry that is in a "niche" area or employs new ideas and approaches to doing business; The Community Relations award category is for any organization in any industry that demonstrates a successful approach to corporate social responsibility and can show a positive impact on the community; The Business Entrepreneur award category is for any individual who has started a new business or created new jobs in metro Detroit; The Woman Business Entrepreneur award category is for any woman business owner who has started a new business or created new jobs in metro Detroit; The Health and Wellness award category is for any organization in any industry that actively encourages employees to engage in a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle; The Non-Profit award category is for any Section 501(c)(3) public charity or private foundation that is tirelessly focused on serving the community and the partnerships they have built with for-profit organizations; The The Michigan Indian American award category is for any individual who embodies and exemplifies being an Indian American through leadership and community giving; The Lifetime Achievement award category is for any individual who has contributed significantly in a professional capacity and has left a long-term legacy; The Humanitarian award category is for any individual who has shown unusual understanding, empathy, and devotion to the betterment of mankind. More at

P3 to Host Global Webinar on Connected Vehicle Design: Christian Rangel-Hilt, partner at Troy-based P3 North America, will present a Webinar Nov. 7 on five key factors to be considered for future connected vehicle design architecture. The connected vehicle is a critical stepping stone on the path to the consumer's ultimate goal – a connected life, in which the user, phone, vehicle, home and work are all seamlessly connected and integrated. Studies show that by 2017, the global automotive industry will produce more than 350 million connected vehicles per year, while the consumer electronics industry will produce more than 1 billion smartphones annually on several different mobile operating systems. In addition, the users of these vehicles and devices will have access to several million unique apps. As industry and technology complexity grow exponentially, so do the challenges, choices and potential missteps but also great business opportunities  for those who mange to make the right choices. P3 will present a holistic overview of factors to be considered to manage the product complexity, in addition to sharing perspectives on the market in developing excellent connected vehicle designs. P3 North America Inc. is a member of the P3 Group, a global firm with over 1,400 consultants. Headquartered in Troy, P3 North America was founded in 2005 with the objective to serve a growing client base in the automotive and aviation industry, defining and implementing concepts
and solutions in an engineering and operational environment. For more information, contact or register at

C/D/H Offers System Center Online Series: The Grand Rapids technology consultants C/D/H will host a Webinar Nov. 15 from 2 to 3 p.m. on Microsoft System Center. The presenter is Jason Cooper, C/D/H's Infrastructure Lead Consultant and a Microsoft System Center Virtual Technical Specialist. Service Manager is the pinnacle of the System Center 2012 suite, based on ITIL. This session will explore using SCSM for incident and change management, including automated incident generation based on Operations Manager alerts, escalation and mediation, and service offerings using the Self-Service Portal.  For more information, visit or email

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