Latest Detroit News: Women in Business
"Lean in," Sheryl Sandberg advises in her book by that title about women, work and leadership. Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, touched off a debate this year by suggesting, among other things, that women talk themselves out of many opportunities. Lean into your work, she recommends. Assert yourself. Be heard.
Doing Well and Doing Good:
Estate Planning and Business Owners. 8-10 a.m. Automation Alley. With attorney Robin Ferriby
, vice president of philanthropic services, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
. Discussion will focus on the intricacies of estate planning, including tax information and recent legislation. Automation Alley headquarters, Troy. $20 members at the door, $25 nonmembers at the door.
Visitors to downtown Detroit, around Wayne State University
, Henry Ford Hospital
and other spots, have been getting a spring gift: a pay-station holiday.
Do More, See More, Be More: Three Steps to Customer Service Excellence
. 8-9:30 a.m. Women's Business Forum. With Keith Fields
, entertainer, motivational speaker, trainer. ITT Technical Institute, Troy. $11 Troy Chamber members, $21 nonmembers.
Contact: (248) 641-8151; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.
Warren-based Crown Group was announced as being acquired by a group of investors; Ford will take over as title sponsor of the annual fireworks in downtown Detroit; the Lions signed "Ziggy" Ansah and eight other draft picks; and a cargo container intended to be a demonstration of a hotel lobby was dropped at Eastern Market.
Entrepreneurial Initiative of Southeast Michigan Entrepreneur's Forum
. 8-11:30 a.m. Automation Alley. Watch up-and-coming entrepreneurs present their business plans, then join in the discussion. Automation Alley headquarters, Troy. Free. Contact: (800) 427-5100; email: email@example.com; website: www.automationalley.com.
Business Connections: Be Effective, Not Just Efficient
. 7:30-9 a.m. Michigan Works – Oakland County; HR Solutions Group; Pure Michigan – State of Michigan Workforce Development Agency, Veterans' Services Division. With Alicia Funk
, associate, Somerset Lending Corp.
, Rochester. JVS, Southfield. Free. Contact: Liz Rivard, (248) 233-4481; email: erivard@jvsdet.
Cars aside, it seems the there's tough competition among Detroit's automakers when it comes to talent, IT talent in particular.
Dave Bing presented a budget to Detroit City Council that would cut $4 million of the Council's own budget; the Michigan Gaming Board approved licenses that would shift majority control of Greektown Casino-Hotel to Dan Gilbert and Athens; a presidential permit was approved for the international span across the Detroit River.
Lunch with Detroit Red Wings Leadership
. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Detroit Economic Club. With Mike Babcock
, Red Wings head coach; Ken Holland
, executive vice president and general manager; and other coaches and players. MotorCity Casino Hotel, Detroit. $45 members. $55 guests of members, $75 nonmembers. Detroit Economic Club, (313) 963-8547; jvergote@econclub.
Guest Blog: Mark S. Lee
According to the U.S. Census Bureau
, the Detroit-area has the fourth-most black-owned businesses in the country — following New York, Chicago and Houston, respectively. There are a total of just fewer than 2 million black-owned businesses across the country. This represents a 60 percent increase over the past five years.
Get Out of the Garage: Patent Your Idea!
3-5 p.m. Macomb-OU INCubator, Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development, Sterling Heights Economic Development. With Ram Shukla
, Detroit satellite office, U.S.
To Sell or Not to Sell? That's the $363 Million (Section 363) Bankruptcy Question
. 7-9:15 a.m. Association for Corporate Growth Detroit, Turnaround Management Association Detroit chapter. Panel discussion of why the 363 sale process is increasingly used in asset dispositions over Chapter 11 bankruptcy plans.
Toni Wisne Sabina, president, co-owner and founder of Novi-based Epoch Hospitality Group
and the much-celebrated Tribute
restaurant in Farmington Hills, died Thursday at Providence Park Hospital
in Novi. She was 48.
After 124 years in business, Dearborn-based Carhartt Inc.
has launched its first spring advertising campaign, touting a new line of T-shirts. The workwear clothier's multimedia campaign is for the "Carhartt Force" performance tees aimed at builders, ranchers, farmers and other workers in hot climates.
Protect Your Money: Tips on Avoiding Scams
. 8-9:30 a.m. National Association of Women Business Owners Greater Detroit Chapter. With Melanie Duquesnel
, CEO, Better Business Bureau of Eastern Michigan
. BBB at Devry University Building, Southfield. Free to members, $10 nonmembers. Contact: www.nawbogdc.org.
, Atlanta, acquired Automotive Information Systems
, Ann Arbor, which organizes incentive and rebate data provided to car buyers by dealerships. Websites: www.aisrebates.com, www.autotradergroup.com.
Advocates for maintaining unlimited medical care for those injured in Michigan traffic accidents got a powerful ally last week: Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson denounced proposed changes to the state's no-fault auto insurance law that would cap medical expenses now paid by the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association.
The Association for Women in Communications, Detroit chapter
, Royal Oak, is accepting nominations for the Vanguard Award, recognizing an individual or organization for innovatively employing a communications medium in 2012, and the Diamond Award, honoring an individual or organization for improving conditions for women in the workplace or portraying women positively in media. Nomination packets must be postmarked by Feb. 28.
. 7-9 a.m. Association for Corporate Growth Detroit, RMA Michigan. With Douglas Cote
, U.S. chief market strategist, ING Investment Management
. Glen Oaks Country Club, Farmington Hills. $30 ACG members, $30 RMA members, $50 nonmembers. Contact: (877) 894-2754.
Join the Michigan Women's Foundation
for a conference focused on encouraging women to think bigger about their businesses and become successful entrepreneurs.