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Posted on Thu, Dec 10, 2009 : 5:01 a.m.

Datebook: Think Local First Coffee Hour and more

By Staff

Today: Even Thursdays Coffee Hour. 7 a.m. Zingerman's Next Door, 418 Detroit St., Ann Arbor. Hosted by Think Local First, this coffee hour is an opportunity to meet the executive director, Ingrid Ault. Come and introduce yourself, ask questions, become a member, or even to air a grievance. Come learn more about the members of Think Local First and hope this will be a casual opportunity to meet and greet existing, new and potential members and friends. Free. For more information, visit the Think Local First Web site.

Today: Ross School of Business Part-time MBA Info Session. 6-7 p.m. Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan St., Ann Arbor. Michigan's Ross School of Business now offers its Part-time MBA Program in a weekend format as well as the long-running evening format. Attend this information session to learn how you can earn a Ross MBA in two years. Free. For more information, email

Today: Networks! program: Let's Make a Deal - The Ultimate Networking Event.11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Holiday Inn Near the University of Michigan, 3600 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor. Presenter: Tom Denk of Thomas Denk Financial. For more information, contact Barbara Davenport at (734) 214-0104.

Dec. 11: Entrepreneurship Hour. 3-4 p.m. Walgreen Drama Center, Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, Ann Arbor. MPowered and the Center for Entrepreneurship present the CFE Student Entrepreneurs of the Year 2009: Jason Bornhorst, Jonathan Carender and Mary Lemmer. Each will speak about their entrepreneurial experiences while attending the University of Michigan. A question and answer period will follow. Free. For more information, call (734) 763-1021.

Dec. 15: Marketing Roundtable - Public Relations. 5-7 p.m. SPARK Central, 330 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. Speaker: Sam Fine, Intermedia. Panelists:Julie Metea, Message Coach Public Relations; Paula Gardner,, Business Review; Don DeSmith, Servant Systems. Free. Click here to register.

Dec. 15: CAR Breakfast Briefing - Picking Up the Pieces:The Forecast for 2010. 7:30-10:30 a.m. Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, 1275 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Sponsored by Center for Automotive Research, this seminar brings together a panel of expert speakers to address the issues most critical as suppliers lay out their business strategies for the coming year. $65. Click here for more information or to register.

Dec. 16: Entrepreneur Education 2.0: Business Model and Key Metrics. 5-7 p.m. SPARK Central, 330 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. The Business Model explains how your company will make money and the strategies for building up your core strengths. The Entrepreneur Education 2.0 series are programs designed for innovation based entrepreneurs that are in the process of growing their company. Click here to register.

Dec. 16: Lunch Ann Arbor Marketing. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Speaker: Derek Mehraban, CEO Ingenex Digital Marketing, Course Director, Michigan State University New Media. Free. For more information, e-mail

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