Coming Events

 Sept. 21: “Innovation: Solutions 2 Drive Profitability,” sponsored by Plante & Moran and Warner, Norcross and Judd, 7:30-11 a.m., Western Michigan University Conference Center, 200 Ionia Ave. SW.  Designed to help area businesses harness innovation and grow their revenue. Sessions on technology, tax incentives, attracting and incentivizing top talent, capital formation, growth strategies and other topics designed to help companies with $10-$200 million in revenue take the next steps toward growth. Accountants and business advisors from Plante & Moran and attorneys from Warner Norcross will lead panel discussions to provide practical solutions companies can use to expand into new markets or territories. Nate Young, keynote speaker, launched NewNorth in 2009 to provide executive education through seminars, workshops and retreats, as well as proprietary innovation-based research. His talk, “Creating a Culture of Innovation,” is focused on helping business leaders succeed by leveraging design, creative process and innovation methodologies to enhance their product and service portfolios. To register, visit

Sept. 30: Wayne Law Alumni Happy Hour, Sept. 30, 6-8 p.m., The B.O.B., 1st Floor, Gilly’s Restaurant, 20 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids. Join the Wayne Law Alumni Association at The B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids for some mixing and mingling, networking and reminiscing. Catch up with old classmates, meet new friends, and enjoy appetizer and drink specials. Wayne Law Dean Robert M. Ackerman and members of the Law Alumni Association’s Board of Directors will be on hand to tell you about other upcoming alumni events and recent developments at the Law School. While downtown, you can also see the world-class artwork as part of ArtPrize! Cost: Free.  If possible, RSVP to Christopher G. Darrow, ’00, at or (248) 244-0115.