Business Briefs

Exporting Workshop at Kettering

— Even the smallest businesses can become exporters, whether low tech or high tech, products or services. And with 96 percent of the world’s customers located outside the United States, it is more important than ever for businesses to learn how to become part of the global economy.

“Think Global — 2nd Annual Export Basics Conference” will be held Nov. 18 from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Kettering University. Hosted by the Region 6 office of the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center, this workshop will explore the benefits, logistics, and financial issues related to exporting.

The workshop features experts from the U.S. Department of Commerce, U. S. Commercial Service, and business speakers experienced in various aspects of exporting including Richard Corson, Director of the U.S. Export Assistance Center.

The workshop fee is $40 and includes a box lunch. Registration is required by Nov. 15 and is

available online at

aspx?ekey=60300078. Details: Call 810-762- 9660. — G.G.

Gym sponsors bake sale to raise money for F.I.S.H.

Total Body Fitness Gym is hosting a craft/bake sale and coat drive with all proceeds going to benefit the F.I.S.H. program in Grand Blanc.

The event will run from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the gym, 7336 Baldwin Rd.

Items available for purchase will all be handmade and provided by the clients and staff at Total Body Fitness. A variety of of homemade baked goods and crafts, such as jewelry and pottery, will be featured at the event.

During this time, Total Body Fitness will also be accepting new and lightly used coats of all sizes for their coat drive.

For more information contact Crystal Sirignano at 810-252-9587 or 810-695-2298. — A.B.

Floyd’s Restaurant offers holiday wine tasting

— Floyd’s Restaurant at The Captain’s Club at Woodfield will host a Holiday Wine Tasting on Dec. 1 from 6-8 p.m. Cost is $10 per person at the door. Reservations are accepted until Nov. 26.

“The first Wine Tasting we hosted in October was a huge success,” stated Kari Stevens, Assistant Sales and Event Coordinator at The Captain’s Club at Woodfield, “the turnout was great and the wine selection was excellent! Everyone had a wonderful time.”

Floyd’s Restaurant at The Captain’s Club at Woodfield is located at 10200 Woodfield Drive, Grand Blanc, Michigan. For reservations, please call 810-695-5555 ext. 102. View the menu and current

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Euchre tournament to raise money for Relay

— There will be a Euchre tournament Nov. 6, at 5 p.m. at Maddens Lounge in Davison. Cost is $10 per player, all skill levels. No partner needed. Proceeds to benefit Relay For Life and American Cancer Society. Details: Call 810-287- 1835. — G.G.

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