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Hello, hello, hello. Welcome to your weekly installment of Networking 5.

This week is filled with opportunities to get out there and meet new people.

BIZ Connect: Meet and Greet with the Detroit Police Department

The next Downtown BIZ Connect is this week.

So if you work, play or stay in downtown Detroit then you might be interested in swinging by the event.

During the meet and greet with the Detroit Police Department. You’ll get a chance to meet some of the men and women who are patrolling downtown, in a more relaxed setting.

This event is free to attend, but you’ll need to register.

When: Wednesday, March 14 from 9:30 a.m.-11:30

Where: Beacon Park 1903 Grand River Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48226

Art of the Pitch

Do you find yourself getting tongue tied when someone asks you what you do? Maybe you just need help getting your elevator pitch more concise.

If that sounds like you, then you should defiantly be at the Art of the Pitch at Bamboo Detroit this week.

Come listen to Barbara Boldt talk about different types of pitches, what makes them different, and why having a strong pitch is fundamental to your success.

The workshop includes lunch.

Tickets are free for members of Bamboo Detroit and only $10 for non members.

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Where: Bamboo Detroit 1420 Washington Suite 301, Detroit, Michigan 48226

Leaders & Innovators Series: Workplace Security

Having an emergency situation at the office is probably one of those topics that you don’t want to think about. To be honest, I don’t like thinking about it either. But it’s a thing in the light of recent events in the news.

However, the fact that 80% of offices have no emergancy protocol set up at all is terrifying.

If you are at all interested in learning about how to set up safety procedures and protocols in your office then you should attend this panel.

It is part of the WWJ Newsradio 950 and Lawrence Technological University’s Leaders & Innovators series.

The event is free to attend, but you will need to register.

When: Thursday, March 15 from 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Where: Lawrence Technological University- UTLC Gallery 21000 West 10 Mile Road Southfield, Michigan 48075

Social Media 101: Power at your Fingertips

If you’re just getting started with your brand or business and need help navigating the world of social media, this workshop might be for you.

The two-hour workshop will help with all of the introductory tools you will need to set up and maximize your target audience.

The workshop is $25 to attend.

When: Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where: WeWork Merchant’s Row 1449 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48226

Motor City Match Round 12 Info Session

Are you looking to launch or expand your business in the city of Detroit?

If you are, then you should head over to the Bel Air Luxury Cinema for an info session about Motor City Match.

The program has helped numerous small businesses get into brick and mortar locations across the city.

This event is free to attend.

When: Thursday March 15, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Bel Air Luxury Cinema 10100 East 8 Mile Road Detroit, Michigan 48234

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Digital Marketing Secrets Revealed

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s leading marketing event returns in 2018 with Digital Marketing Secrets Revealed, May 3 at Greektown Casino-Hotel. Digital marketing leaders from the Detroit region will look at the current digital marketing landscape as it pertains to cutting-edge topics such as the new Facebook algorithm, online reputation management and influencer marketing. Digital Marketing Secrets Revealed is ideal for small business owners and marketing professionals with intermediate knowledge of digital marketing techniques and strategy.

Cost: $55 for Chamber members, $99 for future members. Registration includes breakfast.

When: Friday, May 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Greektown Casino-Hotel  555 E Lafayette Street Detroit, Michigan 48226