SBAM Annual Meeting, Small Business Expo

LANSING – The SBAM Annual Meeting & Small Business Expo is going to be a fantastic event! Join us at the Lansing Center from 9am – 1:45pm on June 15th.

What’s New?

We’re adding business owner roundtable sessions on topics like talent & retention, family-owned business dynamics, and HR trends. There will be extended exhibit hall hours (now in one great location), and more time to connect with other attendees.

This year our luncheon panel will feature three Michigan small-business owners who have appeared on Shark Tank.

Bottom Line

You will not want to miss the new and improved SBAM Annual Meeting & Small Business Expo. If you’re interested in securing your sponsorship or exhibit hall space, please contact Heather Hamilton at (517) 492-1230 or Registration will open soon. If you’d like to be notified first when tickets are available, please email Christine Laverty at

Lithium Ion Batteries Thermal Incident

TROY – If Lithium Ion Batteries are in, on or pass through your facility; you should attend to better understand the issues, consequences and SOLUTIONS should you be faced with a thermal incident.

The seminar will be held May 9 – from 11 am to 2 pm – at the offices of the Society of Automotive Engineers Headquarters, 755 W Big Beaver in Troy, MI.

Please RSVP to: or call Bill Arvo @ 586.746. or Gerry Flood @ (248) 752.7110 and follow us on Facebook. For more information, click on

Lithium & Lunch: Issues, Consequences & Solutions

May 9th (11 am-3pm): Lithium & Lunch: Issues, Consequences & SOLUTIONS for those who are in, on or around Lithium Ion batteries. LithSafe presenting @ SAE Hq. 755 Big Beaver, Troy MI RSVP to: or Gerry Flood: 248.752.7110 (

Sustainable Cleaning Practices And Technologies

West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will host a luncheon discussion on sustainable cleaning practices and technologies for its next education and networking program on May 8 at the West Michigan Works! Grand Rapids Service Center.

Learn more and RSVP here.

Featured speakers include Daniel H. Montes, Vice President of Business Operations for Brilliant General Maintenance, and Ron Segura, Founder and President of Segura & Associates. The two will share experiences creating and managing sustainable cleaning and maintenance programs for iconic technology and manufacturing brands in Silicon Valley and other markets in the Southwest and Michigan.

Brilliant General Maintenance provides janitorial services to companies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Michigan. It is a national leader in the development of sustainable cleaning solutions, at the forefront of efforts to improve building maintenance through thoughtful process improvement and innovative technology deployment. It has demonstrated how janitorial efforts can advance sustainability goals well beyond the use of green cleaning products, including water conservation, recycling, zero waste initiatives, and robotics.

Daniel H. Montes has been involved in the janitorial business and walking job-sites his entire life.  Ron Segura has over 45 years of experience in all segments of the cleaning industry, including a decade overseeing the cleaning of 4.5 million square feet for the Walt Disney Company as Manager of Janitorial /Document Services for Walt Disney Pictures and Television.

Meeting sponsored by Brilliant General Maintenance.

May Membership Meeting
Monday, May 8
12 pm to 2 pm
West Michigan Works! Grand Rapids Service Center
215 Straight Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Tentative Agenda
12 pm Lunch
12:30 pm Welcome and Introductions
12:50 pm Getting Buy-in from Janitorial for Sustainability Programs
1:10 pm  Lessons on Sustainable Cleaning from Silicon Valley
2 pm Adjourn

Hacking Health Windsor – Detroit III



Hacking Health Windsor-Detroit inspires healthcare innovation by bringing together IT & healthcare professionals across the US-Canada border to collaborate, design, & launch apps for patient-centric care. Join us in tackling the most pressing health-related issues impacting our populace!

Date: May 5 – 7, 2017
Location: TechTown Detroit (map)
Register: Click Here

ISACA Detroit Spring Seminar

TROY – The Detroit Chapter of ISACA is happy to announce the upcoming spring seminar covering two important topics: “Agile Development, Controls & Audit”, and “Conducting a Cyber Security Assessment”. The first topic will focus on the audit, control and security issues related to Agile Development and Operations, while the second topic will focus on the risk and control issues related to cyber security including key controls and how to audit them.

The instructor for both topics will be John Tannahill. John is an independent Information Security and Audit Services Consultant who works in the areas of information security in large information systems environments and networks. He has particular technical expertise with Windows 2008/2012; Unix/Linux; Oracle/Microsoft SQL Server and Internet security.


This two-day seminar will be held on May 1 and May 2 (Monday and Tuesday) at the Michigan State University Management Education Center, 811 W. Square Lake Road in Troy, MI 48098. Class will begin at 8:30am and will conclude around 5:00 pm. A light breakfast and lunch will be served each day.


So mark your calendar for this important date and take advantage of one of the unique opportunities associated with being a member of ISACA.


Non-ISACA member fees include a one year membership in both ISACA International and the Detroit Chapter. Enrollment can be completed by visiting the Events section of the ISACA Detroit website at:

Those attending will be awarded 7.5 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) credits per day attended (15 CPE’s for 2 days)

The cost of theseminar will be as follows:

Cost for 1 Day only:
$ 50 for Professional ISACA members and Student ISACA members
$225 for Professional non-ISACA members
$ 75 for Student non-ISACA members

Cost for 2 Days:
$100 for Professional ISACA members and Student ISACA members
$275 for Professional non-ISACA members
$125 for Student non-ISACA members

Seminar Outline:

Day 1 – Agile Development, Controls & Audit

  • Introduction to Agile
  • Introduction to DevOps
  • Agile Security & Control
  • DevOps Security & Control
  • Audit Tools and Techniques

Day 2 – Conducting a Cyber Security Assessment

  • Understand NIST Cyber Security, Framework and Audit Tools
  • Cyber Security Concepts, Trends, and Controls
  • Critical Security Controls and Related Audit Objectives and Steps

The Seminar Committee of the Detroit Chapter of ISACA

Tech248 Focus On Tech, Problem Solving, Vodka

FERNDALE – The April 28 Tech248 networking event will not only let you find out more about Tech and Civic Problem Solving, but also have a Bloody Mary served up by host Valentine Vodka.



9:00 AM Arrival & Networking

9:15 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks

Greg Doyle, Tech248

9:20 AM “Impact of Tech on Civic Problem Solving”

Professor D. Scott TenBrink, University of

Michigan Citizen Interaction Design, Ann Arbor

9:35 AM Idea Board Session

10:00 AM Networking

11:00 AM Wrap Up

Cost: Free | Advance Registration Required

No Solicitation Policy: We are looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming Tech248 event for which you have registered. Tech248 events are intended to provide an atmosphere conducive to social networking, knowledge sharing, camaraderie, and thought leadership. Tech248 events are considered solicitation free.

IAUG Michigan Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, April 26
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Leona Group, L.L.C.
2125 University Park Drive | Okemos, MI 48864
Registration is now open for the April IAUG Michigan Chapter meeting. Register today to attend the April 26th meeting. You do not need to be an IAUG member to attend. Don’t miss this opportunity to join other Michigan area users for a day of education and networking at no cost!
Meeting Agenda

  • Registration & Networking
  • Chapter Business Meeting & Introductions
  • Avaya ENGAGE 2017 Conference Highlights
  • Avaya Who’s Who on the Michigan Sales Team
  • Tech Talk
  • Lunch
  • A Real-World Migration from On-Premises PBXs to the Cloud- What You Need to Know!
  • The Adoption Curve Video: A User Experience
  • Wrap Up & Giveaways
Read more about the meeting and speakers here.
Avaya ENGAGE 2017 Session Recordings
Interested in accessing relevant industry information? Session recordings from Avaya ENGAGE 2017 are now available on IAUG’s online store! By purchasing, you will have access to over 100 educational sessions focusing on the products and services you use every day. Click here for more details.

MichBio Members: Michigan Bioscience Capital Day 2017

April 26 | Lansing, Michigan
Just added to the agenda: Dick Posthumus, Chief of Staff to Governor Snyder and former Lt. Governor.  
Make plans to help advance Michigan’s biosciences industry through legislative outreach efforts in Lansing. The Michigan Biosciences Day at the Capitol is April 26th – your participation is essential. A strong turn-out is critical to reflect the importance of Michigan’s bio-industry. Our mission is to present to the Michigan Legislature our policy agenda and vision for biosciences economic growth, sustainability and competitiveness.

Agile And Beyond Conference May 4-5 – Teaching Businesses Agile Principles

DETROIT – Tom Churchwell and Jason Dinkelmann join us to promote Agile and Beyond Conference coming May 4-5 to Ypsilanti’s Eagle Crest Center.  Agile and Beyond is a grassroots, volunteer run conference. It helps people learn about agile principles and practices as well as covers topics that help make people and companies awesome. With approximately 100 sessions spread across two days, there is a wide variety of topics for the agile newbie all the way through to the agile expert. There are sessions for every team role.