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We have almost made it through the first month of the 2018. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to tackle February. Here are five events to network around Detroit.

Detroit Speed Networking

Ever go to a networking event and feel a bit like a wallflower? I know I do.

This is where Detroit Speed Networking can be a benefit. It’s kind of like speed dating, but without the romance.

The event gives people the opportunity to speak to a new business professional ever 5 to 6 minutes. At the end of the evening each person will fill out a connect-card and if there is a connection made they will exchange information.

This networking event is great for people of all professions and backgrounds.

Tickets for Speed Networking are $29. You can purchase tickets here.

When: Tuesday, January 30 from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Where: Woodbridge Pub 5169 Trumbull Street Detroit, Michigan 48208

Detroit Young Professionals’ January 2018 Open House

Are you a young professional and interested in joining the Detroit Young Professionals organization?

If so you’re in luck because they will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).

Come find out the benefits of membership and also network with other young professionals.

The special guest for the evening will be Jacqueline M. Baker the Founder and Principal of Scarlet Communications. She is also the author of Leaer by Mistake. She will be there to talk to guests about how you can leverage past learning opportunities for career growth.

There is no admission for this networking event, but you will need to register.

When: Wednesday, January 31 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Where: MOCAD 4454 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48201

2018 Detroit Metro Convention & Visitor Bureau Annual Membership Meeting

Interested in finding out what is in store for tourism in metro Detroit this year?

Then you should probably go to the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, February 1.

The meeting will go over the marketing plan for the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Tom Wilson the President and CEO of Olympia Entertainment will give an update on The District Detroit. Attendees also have an opportunity to take a tour of Little Caesars Arena.

The second speaker for the day is Phil Gwoke from Bridgeworks. Gwoke is a generational expert and has insight in how to engage all age groups in the workforce.

Online registration is over, however you will be able to register the morning of the meeting. The price of admission is $50 for DMCVB members and $55 for non-members.
When: Wednesday, January 31 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Where: The Soundboard at MotorCity Casino 2901 Grand River Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48201

SHPE Detroit Networking Event

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) will be holding a networking event this week at University of Detroit Mercy.

One of the main goals of SHPE is to help Hispanic students achieve excellence in STEM fields by mentoring and community presence.

The event will include a fireside chat between the SHPE National CEO Raquel Tamez and Detroit President Diana Ortega.

Tickets for this event are $25 for non-members, $5 for non STEM students, and free for members and STEM students.

When: Thursday, February 1 from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Where: University of Detroit Mercy 4001 West McNichols Road Detroit, Michigan 48221

Emerging Leaders Info Session

The U.S Small Business Administration will be holding an information session to talk about the SBA’s Emerging Leaders program.

The program gives small business owners the resources and tools needed to build your business.

This event is free.

When: Friday, February 2 from 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Where: MSU Detroit Center 3408 Woodward Detroit, Michigan 48201

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2018 Detroit Policy Conference

The Detroit Policy Conference will focus on creating a culture of civility in Detroit, exploring what it means to be “civil” and the role that communities play in influencing individual behavior.

Programming will also examine role models of civility, Detroiters that have put their differences aside and are working together to put Detroit first to solve issues and create opportunities for all.

Cost: $159.00 for Chamber members; $235.00 for future members

When: March 1, 2018 from 7:30 a.m-4:00 p.m.

Location: Motor City Casino 2901 Grand River Avenue Detroit, MI 48201

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