Upcoming Meeting Details

Meeting Date: October 21, 2013


(You do not need to be a consultant to attend. All Section Members always invited.)

Our next Consultants Network meeting is next Monday October 21. We're excited to welcome Mr. Eric Icard as our speaker from The Right Place of West MI. Eric started out his college education in Engineering and worked in the Aerospace industry for some time, so the IEEE is a group he can relate to. He will be speaking about The Right Place - West Michigan's gateway to business assistance: "The Right Place serves both current and prospective West Michigan companies, providing one-stop assistance for location, innovation and growth." The Right Place can be a valuable business resource and tool for independent consultants. Here is their website

And here is a brief bio on Eric: Mr. Icard is currently the Life Sciences Business Development Manager at The Right Place. Prior to joining The Right Place, Mr. Icard was with the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation in North Dakota. With over twelve years of economic development experience, Mr. Icard has also held positions with the North Dakota Department of Commerce and the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Icard holds a Master of Economic Development Degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. His undergraduate work includes graduating with honors with a B.S. from the University of North Dakota. Mr. Icard's professional affiliations include: Executive Director of the West Michigan Medical Device Consortium, Chairman of the Board for the Northland Aerospace Foundation, Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, Michigan Economic Development Association, and Northland Community and Technical College Advisory Board.

The format of the evening will be as follows:
6:00pm - Dinner at Seoul Garden (3321 28th St SE, in front of Woodland Mall)
7:30pm - Meeting at DornerWorks - (NW corner of Lake Eastbrook Blvd & Camelot) 3445 Lake Eastbrook Blvd SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Please respond to this email with an RSVP if you would like to attend. But feel free to show up last minute too.

To RSVP Contact David Dorner at

T: 616.245.8369 x208
F: 616.245.8372

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