Entrepreneurs, Young Professionals & Blue Moons

What a month July was, and August is shaping up to be just as full of opportunity for those looking to expand their network.

Lots of interesting happenings involving entrepreneurs, young professionals and a certain former first lady. Intriguing, wouldn’t you say? Tune in Friday, July 23rd at 9:00 a.m. for another segment of Your Biz, Your Town on 88.5 WGVU. The full details will be disclosed at that time. Guests include the Michigan Small Business Technology & Development Center, the Grand Rapids Young Professionals and local non-profit, Alliance for Health.

The Michigan Small Business Technology & Development Center has launched a new program called FastTrac for professionals in a transition that are seeking entrepreneurial opportunities for their next career. Regional director, Dante Villarreal will fill us in on the details and how individuals can apply.

Another great community group that is dedicated to assisting professionals in growing their personal brand is the Grand Rapids Young Professionals. The group is hosting a variety of events that envelop networking, community volunteerism and leadership. On August 18th the community has an opportunity to meet the new board while learning about opportunities to volunteer or join a committee. Don’t miss out on this great networking event at Thousand Oaks Golf Club.

This next happening I am very excited about, as it involves one of West Michigan’s finest – Former First Lady Betty Ford. The Alliance for Health will honor Betty Ford’s contributions to the health care community at Once in a Blue Moon @ High Noon. The luncheon will give attendees an opportunity to meet Steve Ford and network with community leaders.

For other August happenings, check out the below listing. If I have missed anything, let me know. Happy networking!

Coast Guard
Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival

Friday, July 30, 2010 – Sunday, August 8, 2010
Grand Haven Waterfront

American Cancer Society
Cattle Baron’s Ball

Friday, August 13, 2010
Steelcase Town Hall
5:30pm Event Registration
6:00-9:00pm Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres, Dinner, Silent & Live Auctions
9:00pm-12:00am Late Night Party

WMPRSA
Meet the Media “Speed Dating”

Thursday, August 19, 2010
The Gainey Conference Center, Cornerstone University
11:00am-10:30pm

Grand Rapids Young Professionals
Meet the Board

Wednesday, August 21, 2010
Thousand Oaks Golf Club
6:00–8:00pm

Davenport University
Annual Scholarship Golf Classic

Monday, August 23, 2010
Egypt Valley Country Club
11:00am Registration and Lunch
12:30pm Shotgun Start
5:00pm Dinner and Auction

Kandu
14th Annual Golf Outing

Thursday, August 26, 2010
Grand Haven Golf Club
8:30am Shotgun Start

Kuyper College
18th Annual Kuyper International Golf Scramble

Monday, August 30, 2010
Watermark Country Club
For More Info email events@kuyper.edu

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