Veterans job fair
lansing — In collaboration with more than 60 companies, the Michigan National Guard will host a Veterans Job Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 7-9, at the Michigan National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters, 3411 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. in Lansing.
The events are free and open to any veteran and/or spouse.
Dress is business casual and prospective employees should bring several copies of their resume for employers.
Several employers will interview and hire on the premises.
Small biz conference
Petoskey — The Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce will present the third annual small business conference from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, at The Inn at Bay Harbor.
Register by calling the Chamber office at 347-4150. Find full conference details at http://chamber.petoskey.com.
traverse city — The Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its 2012 Distinguished Service Award. Nominations will be accepted through Nov. 2.
Nominees must be residents of the chamber's five-county service area, but aren't required to be chamber members.
Non-members may also submit names for consideration.
Letters of nomination should include the name and contact information of the individual being nominated, and a detailed description of how that person fulfills the intent of the award.
Nominators should also include their address, daytime phone number and email address should follow up by the committee be required.
Nominations should be submitted to the chamber office in care of the DSA Committee, 202 E. Grandview Parkway, Traverse City, 49684.
The award will be presented at the chamber's annual meeting and celebration set for Jan. 25, 2013.
Sleep Out planned
traverse city — The second annual Traverse City Sleep Out, to raise awareness and funding for home heating assistance needs in the region, begins at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Traverse City's Open Space and continues through the night.
The Traverse City Chamber launched the initiative last fall to support the efforts of the Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm.
To make a donation, visit http://www.cvent.com/events/coalition-to-keep-michigan-warm.
More information on the Coalition's efforts is available at www.coalitiontokeepmichiganwarm.com.