Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 13, 2013

Business in Brief: 10/13/2013

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Breakfast & Learn

TRAVERSE CITY — The Northern Michigan Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals will host a Breakfast & Learn session from 7-8 a.m., on Oct. 23, at NW Michigan Works! Agency in the COG Room (side entrance).

Lisa Newhouse of Cherry City Consulting will present on social media. This presentation is free to attend. RSVP’s are encouraged.

To RSVP, send an e-mail to northmichiaap@gmail.com with your name and how many are attending.

Tech Tuesday

TRAVERSE CITY — The Northern Michigan Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals will host Tech Tuesday on Oct. 15 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at NW Michigan Works! Agency, in Room A (main entrance).

Sterling Enfield of Wyant Computers will present on mobility issues. Please bring your own mobile device if you have one. Wi-Fi will be available. This presentation is free to attend. RSVP’s are encouraged.

To RSVP, send an e-mail to northmichiaap@gmail.com with your name and how many are attending.

Business advantage

TRAVERSE CITY — Nationally renown consultant Pat Richie will offer tips from the book “The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business” on Tuesday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Acme. The event is sponsored by the Traverse Area Human Resources Association. Richie has been awarded three Super Bowl rings for his work as a consultant with the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League. He now speaks and consults on The Advantage, based on the best-selling book by his colleague Patrick Lencioni. Richie will offer simple, reliable and virtually no-cost techniques to help create a successful business culture.

Register at tahra.shrm.org. The cost is $175 per person, while a 10-person table is available for $1,600.

GM Foundation helps support arts education

DETROIT — The General Motors Foundation is donating $50,000 to the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit to help boost art education programs, officials said.

The funding announced this week for the museum, also called MOCAD, will support new art education programs for area middle- and high-school students. The classes will be coordinated by a new youth program producer and designed by teens.

“Through its diverse community outreach and education programs, MOCAD is inspiring artistic minds and the next generation of innovators,” GM Foundation President Vivian Pickard said in a statement.

In the last three years, the GM Foundation has supported Detroit-based nonprofits and cultural institutions with grants totaling $23.2 million. The foundation helps fund education, development and other efforts, mainly in communities where Detroit-based General Motors Co. operates.

At MOCAD, the seven programs are to begin at the end of November. They include a Teen Council of 12 high school students who will gather weekly to develop programming and an Open Studio where high school students can showcase their works in progress.

“MOCAD’s new youth programs are designed to inspire and empower teens while providing an exciting introduction to creative careers,” said MOCAD Executive Director Elysia Borowy-Reeder.

A Student Docent Program will help sixth to eighth graders develop skills to connect with others through contemporary art and design.