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Hello, hello, hello.

This week there are some pretty interesting events going on.

I know we have been really looking forward to Detroit Nonprofit Day, which is this Saturday.

Have a great week everyone!

Tax & Legal Update; NAFTA Panel; Currency Overview

The United States–Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Great Lakes Chapter (USMCOC-GL) will be holding a currency overview on Thursday, April 12.

It will cover all of the hot topics like the changes to the tax law, what is happening with NAFTA, and an overview of the economy and an outlook of interest rates.

The panels will have experts on the topics from Baker Tilly, Miller Canfield, Clayton McKervey, Plante Moran, Butzel and Citi.

Sure, it sounds dry but it’s important information to know if you are in the world of business.

Tickets for the overview are $50.

When: Thursday, April 12 from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Where: The Westin Southfield Detroit 1500 Town Center Southfield, Michigan 48075

Detroit Luxury Meetings Summit

If you are a meeting and events planner in metro Detroit you should probably attend this event at the The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham.

It will be a great opportunity for event planners to network with hoteliers and other people in the industry.

The event is free to attend, but space is limited. So be sure to register.

When: Thursday, April 12 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Where: The Townsend Hotel Detroit 100 Townsend Street Birmingham, Michigan 48009

Business Parents Network – Connecting With Your Ideal Customer/Client

Sometimes it is hard to network when you are working parent, especially when you need childcare.

That is where The Spark Collaborative comes in. They host a monthly event where you can go and network with other professionals and bring your kids.

Volunteer moms from The Spark Collaborative will watch your kids while you network.

This month the focus of the meeting will be how to better reach your target audience and how to connect with your ideal customer or client.

Tickets are $10 and that includes childcare.

When: Friday, April 13 from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Where: Detroit Parent Collective 8418 West McNichols Road Detroit, Michigan 48221

Detroit Nonprofit Day 

If you work anywhere near the world of nonprofits you should probably attend this one day conference. Heck, if you have a business with a social conscious you should attend this conference as well.

It’s a great opportunity to get the skills, knowledge, and relationships to build a sustainable organization.

I’m going to shoot you over to the Daily Detroit News Byte podcast. Jeremiah had a great interview with Amanda Lewan about Detroit Nonprofit Day.

Tickets for Detroit Nonprofit Day are $150 for general admission and $99 for students.

When: Saturday, April 14 from 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Where: The University of Detroit Mercy 4001 W. McNichols Road Detroit, Michigan 48221

NAAAHR- State of Michigan Business and Networking Meeting

State of Michigan Chapter of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources will be holding their bi-monthly meeting in Romulus on Tuesday, April 17.

The meeting will have a special guest, Dr. Rita Fields. Who will speak about how to become a sought after public speaker.

Tickets for the meeting are $20 to attend.

When: Tuesday April 17, 2018 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Where: Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport 8000 Merriman Road Romulus, Michigan 48174

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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

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