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Posted on Thu, Nov 19, 2009 : 5 a.m.

Datebook: Grow it, Girlfriend! and more

By Staff

• Today: A3C celebrates receiving a LEED-CI Gold Certification and the activation of their new demonstration solar photovoltaic system. 5 p.m. 210 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor. For more information or to RSVP for the event, call (734) 663-1910.

• Nov. 19: Your Moral Compass: Business Ethics and Leadership. 7:30-9:30 a.m. The Polo Fields Golf and Country Club, 5200 Polo Fields Drive, Ann Arbor. Professional programs, panel discussion and training. Click here to register.

• Today: New Enterprise Forum: Sales & Marketing - Do You Know the Difference? Registration at 5 p.m., program starts at 5:45 p.m. Holiday Inn, 3600 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor. A discussion of sales and marketing strategy, tactics, and implementation. Free to NEF members, $25 for non-members, $5 for students.

• Today: Starting Your Own Business. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ypsilanti. Forum and one-on-one counseling for those considering starting a new business. $25. For more information, call (734) 761-9317.

• Today: Grow it, Girlfriend! Noon-1:30 p.m. Pure Visibility, 201 S.Main St., Fifth Floor, Ann Arbor. A marketing lunch and learn program for women presidents and CEOs, Grow it, Girlfriend! offers an opportunity for women business leaders to learn how to use the Internet to reach more prospects, and how to use online tools to convert more of those prospects into customers. $100. For more information, e-mail

Today: Get Connected. 4-5 p.m. Ann Arbor Area Chamber of Commerce offices, 115 W. Huron St Learn all the advantages of membership in the chamber. Free. For more information, visit the chamber's Web site.

Nov. 20: Entrepreneurship Hour. 3-4 p.m. Walgreen Drama Center, Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, Ann Arbor. MPowered and the Center for Entrepreneurship present Nick Yang speaking on "Recognizing and Capturing Entrepreneurial Opportunities, My Experiences Building a Company from Zero to IPO in 2 Years and 2 Months." Free. For more information, call (734) 763-1021.

Nov. 23: Think Local First hosts its annual meeting. 6-8:30 p.m. Big George’s, 2023 W. Stadium Blvd. The guest speaker is Paul Saginaw, co-founder of the Zingerman's Community of Businesses. He was recently appointed to the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies board. He will give an update as to what they have planned for the next year. BALLE currently has 64 networks in the U.S. and Canada all working to promote sustainable local economies. This is an opportunity to hear what is happening on the national level. Light meal of finger foods, plus guest chef Natalie Marble from Ann Arbor Cooks! will prepare something on site. For more information, visit

• Dec. 1: Convergence conference 2009. 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Event includes keynote speaker and break-out sessions for artists, arts and culture administrators and supporters of the arts. Eastern Michigan University Student Center, 900 Oakwood St., Ypsilanti. For more information, visit the Arts Alliance Web site.

Dec. 3: WCA Membership Meeting. Noon. Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. Get updates on two significant new University of Michigan initiatives that are of importance to companies in the construction industry: a new safety program that will impact all contractors working on U of M projects and sustainability initiative. For more information, call (734) 769-2500.

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