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Spice Up Your Networking With These 13 Unique Events

September 25, 2015
Let’s celebrate the recent resurgence of Metro Detroit by attending and participating in these business and networking events. Networking is about making connections and building enduring, mutually beneficial relationships. Gain exposure for yourself and business at one or all of these October 2015 events! DMAD Motor City Mixer WHEN: Thursday, October 1, 2015 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. DETAILS: DMAD; The Direct Marketing Association of Detroit will be hosting their first Motor City Mixer of 2015 which includes an open bar, dinner, free parking, and plenty of networking opportunities with local marketing and advertising professional. Keynote speaker Chad Wiebesick (Head of social media marketing for the State of Michigan) speak about the Pure Michigan Campaign. WHERE:Amnesia (MotorCity Casino) 2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit COST: $20, $10 advance. Free for dmaD members. CONTACT: (313) 872-7850 Ext 4 info@dmadetroit.org   Dancing with the Survivors WHEN: Thursday, October 1, 2015 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. DETAILS: Dancing with the Survivors is sponsored by The Pink Fund, who provides financial support to help meet basic needs, decrease stress levels and allows breast cancer patients to focus on healing while improving survivorship outcomes. Dancing With The Survivors will be an evening of dancing, music, cocktails and delicious food to celebrate our Michigan community of breast cancer survivors who thrive in their recovery and make a difference in the lives of Michigan breast cancer patients. Join us while local breast cancer survivors are paired with professional dancers from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio. They will be performing ballroom style dances, while raising money for The Pink Fund’s mission. WHERE: Silver Gardens Event Center 24350 Southfield Road, Southfield COST: $100 general admission $150 reserved seating CONTACT: Kristin Denno (248) 255-6651 kdenno@jrturnbull.com www.dancingwiththesurvivors.com     Michigan Council of Women In Technology Annual Signature Gala WHEN: Saturday, October 3, 2015 6:00 p.m.-Midnight DETAILS: Join us for this Women focused event hosted by General Motors which supports programs which encourage and inspire girls and women to enter and stay in the technology field. There will be many networking opportunities, Cocktails, appetizers, black tie dinner, dancing, and both silent/ live auctions. WHERE: Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center Renaissance Drive West, Detroit COST:$250 per person ($200 for MCWT members) CONTACT Lori Brauer (248) 218-2578 info@mcwt.org www.mcwt.org/Signature_Gala_192.html   Metro Detroit Networking Event WHEN: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. DETAILS: This event is held in Troy at Granite City. if you’re looking to ramp up your networking and rub shoulders with the right people then this is the event for you! Admission Includes: Networking, personal introductions, complimentary appetizers, and will also have a cash bar. WHERE:Granite City Brewery 699 West Big Beaver Road, Troy COST:$15 CONTACT: Jason Brown (248) 918-2909 team@metrodetroitnetworking.com http://www.metrodetroitnetworking.com   Western Wayne Business Leadership Banquet WHEN: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. DETAILS: The Publisher of Crain’s Detroit Business,Mary Kramer, the publisher of emcees this event of political and business leaders from local detroit communities. Featuring keynote speaker Tim Collins, senior vice president, Comcast Cable’s Heartland Region. WHERE:Ford Motor Company Conference & Event Center 1151 Village Road, Dearborn COST:$100, $1,500 table of 8. CONTACT: (734) 427-2122  

Rocket Fiber Picks Up Momentum

September 25, 2015
Rocket Fiber – one of Detroit’s most promising startups – continues to make headlines for hardwiring the city with 100 times-faster Internet. But behind the scenes, another high-speed connection was in the works. Armed with Dan Gilbert’s Midas touch, Rocket Fiber had their pick of digital agencies to help launch their groundbreaking effort; yet, they chose to keep the dollars and opportunity at home, selecting Momentum for their digital debut. “We were ecstatic.” Mometum CEO and founder Jimi Plouffe stated. “They chose to keep their business local and support another startup. We appreciate that, and we know their customers will, too.” Like Plouffe, Rocket Fiber’s CEO Marc Hudson is a young software engineer. He worked for Quicken Loans and took a chance on himself by submitting his idea for ultra-fast, fiber-optic Internet in Detroit through the company’s online suggestion box. Now his idea is quickly becoming a reality, one fiber-optic cable at a time. Hudson was recently featured as one of Crain’s Detroit Business’ “Twenty in Their 20s” and will soon be able to stake claim to changing the way Detroiters live, work and play. “Both companies share a deep commitment to technological innovation and community growth,” Plouffe said. “But developing Rocket Fiber’s website was especially exciting, because the company is going to transform Detroit – which is why we are so honored to deliver a platform that conveys that message.” Check out the new Rocket Fiber website, designed, illustrated and developed by Momentum: Homepage   Interactive Map  

September Networking Events to Grow Your Business

August 25, 2015
Let’s celebrate the recent resurgence of Metro Detroit by attending and participating in these business and networking events. Gain exposure for yourself and business at one or all of these September 2015 events!   Forgotten Harvest Golf Tournament WHEN: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. DETAILS: TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants, a Michigan-based family-owned restaurant group is sponsoring a golf tournament benefiting Forgotten Harvest, a nonprofit organization dedicated to relieving hunger in metro Detroit and preventing nutritious food waste. Registration begins at 8 a.m, with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Tickets for the event also include lunch at the 9th hole and dinner. Some other activities throughout the day include longest drive and closest to the pin contests, access to both a Detroit Lions celebrity golf hole, a silent auction and more! Join us for a fun golf outing and to help raise awareness toward Detroit hunger! WHERE: The Links of Novi Singh Golf Course: 50395 W. Ten Mile Road, Novi COST: $150 CONTACT: TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants P: (248) 357-6183 E: hstamper@teamschostak.com   34th Annual “Evening of Hope” WHEN: Friday, September 11th, 2015 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. DETAILS: Join us for our 34th annual “Evening of Hope” to raise funds to eradicate childhood cancer by funding the cutting-edge research being done at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, together with its affiliates Wayne State University and the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Tickets are $75 per person, with VIP tickets also available for $250 which include various perks like drink tickets, free parking, preferential seating and more. The evening includes a fabulous strolling dinner (served from 7:30-9:30), unlimited non-alcoholic drinks, cash bar, dancing, raffles, including chance baskets with a minimum $200 value, and a silent auction. WHERE: The Olympia Club at Joe Louis Arena: 600 Civic Center Dr, Detroit COST: Tickets are $75 per person CONTACT: Christina Vanderberg P: (313) 600-6895 E: vande9192@gmail.com   Wigs 4 Kids 12th Annual Gala WHEN: Saturday, September 12, 2015 6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. DETAILS: Join Wigs 4 Kids, a non-profit organization that provide custom wigs and ongoing support to children in need, for a celebration with the children they serve! Your ticket includes food, fun, entertainment, dancing, and prizes. This event is their biggest of the year, with contributions going toward their mission to help children with cancer. www.wigs4kids.org WHERE: Sterling Banquet & Conference Center 34911 Van Dyke Ave Sterling Heights COST: $100 CONTACT: Maggie Varney P: (586) 772-6656 E: maggie@wigs4kids.org   Detroit Chinese Business Association 20th Anniversary Business Conference WHEN: Monday, September 21, 2015 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. DETAILS: This conference will consist of keynote speakers, a panel discussion, networking opportunities, and a wine reception. Presenting at the conference, will be Tony Vernaci, vice president for global business development for Michigan Economic Development Corporation and many other keynote speakers. WHERE: Marriott Troy 200 W. Big Beaver Rd. Troy COST: $60 CONTACT: Tian Xi P:(248) 918-0391 E: tian@dcba.com   15th Annual Great Lakes Women’s Business Conference WHEN: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. DETAILS: Drive your business forward by attending

5 Metro Detroit Business and Networking Events in August

August 3, 2015
Let’s celebrate the recent resurgence of Metro Detroit by attending and participating in these business and networking events. Gain exposure for yourself and business at one or all of these August 2015 events! Sterling Heights Regional Chamber Golf Outing WHEN: Monday, August 10, 2015 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. DETAILS: The range will open at 9 am with shotgun start at 10 am! This event includes hot breakfast, classic lunch and plated dinner (filet mignon and shrimp scampi). Games included: closest to the pin, longest drive (men & women). Early bird savings ends on June 19 with pre-paid ticket at $135 per golfer. Proper golf course attire required. Sponsorship packages are also offered. WHERE:Cherry Creek Golf Club: 52000 Cherry Creek Drive, Shelby Township COST: $135 pre-paid, $150 each or $550 per foursome after June 19 CONTACT:Patty LeDuc, Committee Chair P:(586) 731-5400 ext. 21 E:pleduc@shrcci.com After-Hours Mixer in Partnership with Rochester Regional & Auburn Hills Chambers of Commerce WHEN: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. DETAILS: Join us for our after-hours mixer! This event includes complimentary appetizers and there will be a cash bar available.Although accepted, registrations taken after 3 PM on August 10 may not appear on registration list. WHERE:Royal Park Hotel: 600 E. University, Rochester COST: $25, $12 chamber members CONTACT:Jaimi Brook P:(248) 641-0031 E:jaimi@troychamber.com Email Marketing for Success WHEN: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. DETAILS: At the heart of small business marketing are the campaigns that drive action – collections of marketing activities that help a small business or organization to achieve its goals and objectives. Newsletters and Announcements have become a core component of those campaign choices. Email is more important than ever – to the communication efforts of businesses and nonprofits everywhere; and to the customer, donor, client or supporter of those organizations. This session will reveal some simple but effective best practices and considerations for the small business or nonprofit seeking to make their email newsletters more effective.Presenter: Kim Schott, Constant Contact WHERE: Northwood University: 1500 W. Big Beaver, Suite 103, Troy COST: $10, free for Troy Chamber members CONTACT:Jaimi Brook P:(248) 641-0031 E: jaimi@troychamber.com BBB August Business Card Exchange: Online and Video Marketing WHEN:Wednesday, August 19, 2015 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. DETAILS: Join us at BBB for networking, business card exchange, and a continental breakfast followed by a presentation from speaker Daron Powers as he outlines a step-by-step strategy for developing Internet video to shorten your new client acquisition cycle, build a credible connection with prospects including techniques for producing videos to showcase you and/or your companies knowledge and expertise. WHERE: Better Business Bureau: 26999 Central Park Blvd Ste 165, Southfield COST: Free CONTACT:Demitria D. Robinson P:(248) 799-0305 E:drobinson@easternmichiganbbb.org Sterling Heights Chamber Business Card Exchange WHEN: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. DETAILS: Join the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber for the largest county business card exchange. Three fabulous hours of networking that includes heavy appetizers, cash bar and a beautiful waterfront view of Lake St. Clair. Background music by DJ Jazzy Jeff. No

Momentum & SkySpecs: A Match Made in Tech Heaven

July 25, 2015
Momentum & SkySpecs: A Match Made in Tech Heaven Momentum is proud to announce its recent partnership with SkySpecs, a drone technology company founded in Ann Arbor, MI that recently took the industry by storm with a first-of-its-kind, collision-avoidance system. Like Momentum, SkySpecs is committed to innovation through technology. Since launching in 2012, the company has garnered the attention of acclaimed publications such as Wired, Tech Crunch, The Guardian, Tech.Co and more, largely due to its flagship product, Guardian. In early 2015, Guardian dropped jaws at the Consumer Electronic Show when it displayed a life-like awareness of its surroundings, moving away from obstacles – including people – to avoid collisions. This progressive technology has potential partners lining up. Many saw an opportunity to use SkySpecs’ drones in dangerous or hard-to-reach areas where workers have historically put their health, or lives, at risk. One of those partners, UpWind – a company that maintains wind turbines – sought SkySpecs’ help with turbine blade and tower inspections. Now that the Federal Aviation Administration has cleared SkySpecs to legally fly drones in the US, the company will soon have a presence at wind farms across the country, helping UpWind collect data that zeros-in on possible issues, or repairs. At Momentum, we’re always thrilled to partner with other innovative companies across Michigan on their website design, development and maintenance needs. We look forward to watching SkySpecs’ success grow – after all, for them, the sky truly is the limit.   Make Drone Piloting Easier and Smarter with SkySpecs via TechCrunch Momentum Momentum – provides businesses in Detroit and its surrounding areas with digital services such as web/mobile site design, online advertising, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), email marketing and social media management. (www.seekmomentum.com) SkySpecs The safe, friendly drone company, which enables drones to get “up close and personal” with stuff in the world. A team of four U-M students has founded SkySpecs, a company that will develop and produce autonomous aerial vehicles for commercial and industrial use to safely reach and inspect tall or otherwise hard-to-reach structures, such as bridges and tall wind turbines. The four founders of SkySpecs include Sam DeBruin (BSE CE ‘12 and current CSE graduate student) and Ryan Moore (BSE CE ‘11). Rounding out the team are Danny Ellis, who holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from U-M and who is now working toward a dual master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and Entrepreneurship; and Tom Brady, who recently completed his master’s in Aerospace Engineering. The company currently has two employees in addition to the founders. Although less than a year old, SkySpecs appears poised for success and has raised $100,000 from private investors and business competitions, including $50,000 from placing first in the recent Michigan Clean Energy Venture Challenge. The company had its genesis in the Michigan Autonomous Aerial Vehicles (MAAV) student team, which Ellis founded in 2009 in order to build an autonomous flying robot to compete in the annual International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC). In 2012, the MAAV team


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