Courtesy Photo, IT in the D

Welcome to the first full week of December.

We are fully immersed in the holiday season, and it shows because we have a few holiday parties going on this week.

Startup Grind with Stacy Brown-Philpot, CEO of TaskRabbit 

Startup Grind will be hosting a fireside chat and Q&A session with Stacy Brown-Philpot the CEO of TaskRabbit on Wednesday night.

Brown-Philpot is an expert in building and scaling large, mission-minded organizations.

There will be networking before and after the livestream with Stacy.

Food and drink will be provided.

Tickets are $25 per person. You can purchase them here.

When: Wednesday, December 6 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Where: Bamboo Detroit 1420 Washington Boulevard Ste 301, Detroit, Michigan 48226

Open City Ferndale: Always Open For Business

We have already put up a separate post for Open City Ferndale. So I’m just going to send you over there for the details.

When: Wednesday, December 6, doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the panel starts at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Rust Belt Market 22801 Woodward Avenue Ferndale, Michigan 48220

Detroit Young Professionals Holiday Party at Lululemon

Looking to get together with other young professionals to celebrate the holidays?

The Detroit Young Professionals will be hosting their Holiday Party at Lululemon on Wednesday night.

Bring your business cards because there will be raffles for some pretty great prizes.

There will be hors d’oeuvres from Gourmet Gone Wild, plus wine and beer.

Tickets for the party are $10 for DYP members and $20 for those who are not members. You can purchase them here.

When: Wednesday, December 6 from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Where: Lululemon 1459 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48226

IT in the D December Charity Event + Podcaster Meet Up

The fellas over at IT in the D know how to throw a get together, and this month is no exception.

Not only will there be networking but there will also be a podcaster meet up. So if you have ever wanted to find out about podcasting this is the perfect time to talk to other people who have shows.

The cherry on the top is that you can do some good by helping the Urban Benedictine Community by bringing unwrapped toys ($10 or under) or money. The money being raised will go towards running a house that provides temporary shelter for women and children.

This event is free to attend. You can find more information here.

When: Thursday, December 7 from 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

Where: Falling Down Beer Company 2270 E 10 Mile Road Warren, Michigan 48091

Be Heard: Public Speaking Workshop

Need some help with public speaking? If so, we’ve got just the thing for you.

Eric Thomas who’s one of the more brilliant and authentic storytellers around town will be hosting a public speaking workshop on December 9.

The workshop will give people the tips and tricks to become a stronger public speaker.

The three hour workshop will walk you through structuring your story, vocal presentation, identity, and how to design your visual presentation.

Tickets for the workshop range from $100 to $150.

When: Saturday, December 9 from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Where: Bamboo Detroit 1420 Washington Blvd #301 Detroit, Michigan 48226

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2017 MICHauto Summit: A Conversation on Culture & Careers

The MICHauto Summit will bring together college students and emerging industry leaders to have a conversation with Michigan’s legacy automotive and mobility companies around exciting career opportunities and the culture of this evolving ecosystem.

Together with MICHauto investors and industry experts, this event offers a unique opportunity for meaningful dialogue with the industry’s young talent, who will connect the dots on the state of the industry and opportunities within Michigan.

New in 2017, the MICHauto Summit will begin on Dec. 5 with a reception from 5 to 7 the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant. Main stage programming will be Dec. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the College for Creative Studies.

Admission is $150.00 for Chamber members and $200.00 for Future members. You can register for the MICHauto Summit online.

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