ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ann Arbor IT Zone continues March programming with Hi-Tech Tuesday and Business Accelerator. A new series this month is Career Focus. The events will be held at SPARK Central, 330 East Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor. March 21 -- Hi-Tech Tuesday's Tales from the Trenches -- "Location, Location, Location: How MapInfo Helps Retail Lenders Find the Right New Markets and Sites." Devon Wolfe, global practice leader of retail, restaurant and real estate at MapInfo, will provide behind-the-scenes insights on retail location. MapInfo's Ann Arbor Team maintains leadership in retail location intelligence. The company has counseled hundreds of retail stores and restaurants, including Home Depot, Denny's, and Linens 'n' Things. Registration and networking begin at 5 p.m., followed by the presentation at 5:30 to 7 p.m. Registration is free to members of the IT Zone, $25 for non-members and $5 for students. March 28 -- Hi-Tech Tuesday's Tales from the Trenches -- "A Big Future for Little Devices." Dr. Fred Terry, interim director of the Solid State Electronics Laboratory, and Dr. Dennis Grimard, manager of Michigan Nanofabrications Facility, will lead this seminar about the new buzz -- micro and nanotechnology. They will discuss the benefits micro and nano products provide, research performed at UM Solid State Electronics Laboratory and how one of the world's leading labs in your own backyard can help your business. Registration and networking begin at 5 p.m.; followed by the presentation at 5:30 to 7 p.m. Registration is free to members of the IT Zone, $25 for non-members and $5 for students. March 28 -- New Series: Career Focus -- "Revvin' Up the Entrepreneurial Experience: Understanding the Slight Edge." David Milne of The Entrepreneur's Source will discuss his "Inside Out" approach that helps others realize career options in self-employment are plentiful but the thought process from employee to business owner has to be modified for progress to be made. John Drennan, former Ann Arbor's Entrepreneur of the Year, will introduce his concept of Slight Edge. It has helped him establish more than 60,000 customers over the past seven years for his current business. The event will be held at 8:30 to 10 a.m. Registration costs $15 for members of the IT Zone, $25 for non-members and $5 for students. March 30 -- GLEQ/SPARK Business Accelerator -- Entrepreneurial and Management Team. The seminar will emphasize the importance of developing and maintaining an efficient entrepreneurial management team. The event will be held at 6 to 8 p.m. and free to everyone. About the Ann Arbor IT Zone Michigan's premier non-profit organization dedicated to the development of the state's information technology environment across multiple market sectors, the Ann Arbor IT Zone fosters and promotes the area's information technology industry by offering services to established and new information technology companies. Its educational series, Hi-Tech Tuesdays and Boot Camp, help educate, retain and attract the diverse talent required to accelerate Ann Arbor and the surrounding region's leadership position in information technology. For more information or to register online, visit http://www.annarboritzone.org or call 734 615-9310.
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