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Inventors Council of Mid-Michigan, Meets the second Thursday of every month at Walli's Restaurant (1341 S. Center Rd. in Burton) from 7:00-9:00 PM. See our web site for current meeting and speaker information: inventorscouncil.org. These meetings almost always have a speaker. Contact Mike Ball, President, at (810) 245-5599 or . (Directions: South on Center Street, Exit 139, from I-69 Walli's is on the left.) There is also a by-appointment pre-meeting for idea evaluation by a panel with a wide range of knowledge that starts about 6:00 PM and for which there is a $25 fee for non-members and $10 for members. Call Rick Mason for an appointment (810) 659-7935.
GRIN: Grand Rapids Inventors Network has a website: grinventors.org. Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of every month. They are located at: Grand Valley State University, Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, Room 119, 301 Michigan Street N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Inventors Club of America meets the first Wednesday of every month at Flap Jacks, 3000 E. Grand River (Lansing but just east of 127) from 6:00-7:30 PM. Contact is Carl Preston, (517) 332-3561, or Jim White, . Just "inventors" sitting around talking, no programs.
Lansing Inventors Network (LIN) meets the first Tuesday of each month and generally at the Lansing Makers Network currently located at 502 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, MI (a former temple) from 7:00 - 9:00 PM (networking till 7:30). Free parking through the gate beside the building. (Location likely to change when the LMN moves in January...) For more information contact David Fedewa at (616) 843-0020 or .
Muskegon Inventors Network meets the third Tuesday of every month except July and December. The current meeting place is MAREC (Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center), 200 Viridian Drive, Muskegon, MI 49440. For directions, call: 231-722-4371. To reserve a seat contact: . Registration and Networking from 6:00 to 6:30. Program: 6:30 - 8:00. They plan to have a program every meeting. Visit their website at muskegoninventorsnetwork.org. The contact there is Orville Crain (866) 719-1290 or .
Inventors' Association of Metropolitan Detroit. IAMD normally meets the third Thursday of each month at the Lawrence Technological University, 21000 W. Ten Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075. Dues are $30 per year, or $5 per meeting, but guests can attend once for free. Networking from 6:30-7:00 p.m. Program from 7-8:30 p.m. LTU Campus Map Link & Directions ltu.edu/map/downloads/map.pdf. Free parking in Parking Lot C. Campus signs will remind on room location which is at the atrium level of the Buell Management Building next to Einstein Bagels in Room M218. Phone: 248-204-3004 or email: Cathy Phillips for questions or to be added to the newsletter e-mail list. See their website, inventoriamd.org, for the most current information.
Jackson Inventors Network. JIN meets the fourth Tuesday of each month, except December, at the Jackson Community College, 2111 Emmons Road, Jackson, MI in the Justin Whiting Building, Room next to 158 (this room is actually in the tech building). Dues are $35 per year, or $5 per meeting, but guests can attend once for free. The usual meeting plan is Registration: 6:00-6:30 p.m.; Program from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Networking from 7:30-8:30 p.m. JCC Campus Map Link jccmi.edu/info/buildings.htm. 127 South to Vandercook Lake exit, West on E. McDevitt to Hague Ave, South to Emmons Rd, West to left into parking on the east side of Justin Whiting Building. Enter on the East side of the building at the south end of the parking lot. Handicap Accessible. Phone: 517-973-7324 or email: John Hopkins for questions or to be added to the newsletter e-mail list. Visit their website at jacksoninventors.org.
This group may be dead, holler if you have specific info and contact information. The Mid-Michigan Inventors Group was originally started by MidMichigan Innovation Center so try them for info.
If the above contact information for any group doesn't work please call (517) 381-1960 but please, do what research you can first to see if you can help me update the information.
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