TAAR After Hours
WILLIAMSBURG — TAAR/Affiliate After Hours will be held Thursday at Bravo Zulu Brewing, 6060 U.S. 31 North.
The event from 4:30-6:30 p.m. offers an opportunity to network with real estate associates and local business leaders in the industry. For details or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BENZONIA — Grow Benzie will offer an “Ins and Outs of Websites for Small Business” class on March 3.
The class is the first in a series of classes designed to inspire and guide participants in starting their own business. It will meet at 6 p.m. at GrowBenzie, 5885 M-115 and will be taught by Mitch Park of Contempo Solutions of Traverse City. The class is free, but donations are welcome. For details, call 882-9510, email email@example.com or visit www.growbenzie.org.
TRAVERSE CITY — Image360 – Traverse City recently launched the company’s 2014 Make It Possible contest, giving businesses and organizations the opportunity to win $5,000 worth of interior graphics. Businesses may enter by providing a summary and corresponding images supporting why new interior graphics would make their business goals possible.
Enter the contest, sponsored by Image360, N Glantz and United Application Standards Group, at www.facebook.com/image360tc/app_224708087547080 before Aug. 15.
A selection panel comprised of staff from Image360, N Glantz and UASG will review all entries and select the top 10 finalists, which will be posted on the Image360 Facebook page by Sept. 1. All page fans will be eligible to vote for their favorite by Sept. 30, with the winner being revealed on Oct. 1.
For a full list of contest terms and conditions,visit www.image360.com/promotion/makeitpossiblecontest.
Race timing services
TRAVERSE CITY — Endurance Evolution, a Traverse City-based event management and endurance lifestyle company, is now offering race timing to northern Michigan organizations and businesses.
The company can handle all aspects of timing for events and will help set up all services needed for an accurately timed race. Services include automatic chip timing or web-based hand timing, depending on the race size and number of participants. In addition to race timing services, Endurance Evolution offers event equipment rentals. For details, visit www.enduranceevolution.com.
Speedskating suit deal extended
NEW YORK — Athletic gear maker Under Armour has signed an eight-year deal with U.S. Speedskating to provide uniforms despite controversy over the suit it provided the team at the Sochi Olympics.
Under Armour spent years developing a new speedskating suit that debuted during the Olympics but flopped. U.S. speedskaters, including favorite Shani Davis, didn’t medal, and some blamed the suit. The team reverted to an older Under Armour suit, but results have not yet improved.
Under Armour Inc. said Friday it is ready to try again. The Baltimore-based company will outfit the U.S. speedskating team for the next two Winter Olympics, beginning with South Korea in 2018.
“It’s good under the circumstances that Under Armour still believes in the U.S. as a team and they’re willing to work with us,” Davis said.
Company CEO and founder Kevin Plank said in an interview with CNBC that Under Armour hoped to move past the Sochi controversy.