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May 13, 2010 - Image 24

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2010-05-13

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SOUTHEASTERN

MICHIGAN

EWISH

(BUSINESS

Alex Young

FINANCE FOR THE NON-
FINANCIAL MANAGER
WORKSHOP

28, Huntington Woods
Alex is the first sales executive
to be hired by jacAPPS, the
mobile marketing division
of Jacobs Media

Satuday5 May 15, 6-11:30 a.m.
Walsh College, Troy Campus
• Learn to integrate financial concepts and
policies with real-world business. From
securing sources of business financing to
determining the optimal mix of debt and
equity, this workshop will prepare you to
improve budget management, increase
potential profits and assess the financial
viability of your ventures.
• For more information and to register, visit
www.walshcollege.edu/business360 . $175 fee.

Alex handles sales and marketing for
jacAPPS (pronounced Jake-Apps),
the mobile marketing division of
the Jewish-owned media consulting
firm Jacobs Media. jacAPPS devel-
ops Smartphone applications for the
iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry and Android
mobile platforms, and has emerged as a
leading company in the field. jacAPPS
has designed and built nearly 150
applications for many major national
brands and personalities like Dennis
Miller and C-SPAN, media outlets like
WRIF, WCSX and Michigan Radio,
and major events like the Detroit
International Jazz Festival. Company
President Fred Jacobs said, "Our
jacAPPS division is a Michigan success
story. Having Alex on board will now
allow us to greatly expand the busi-
ness into an international developer
of mobile applications." Alex works
closely with jacAPPS customers and
the development team to help create
interactive and strategic applications.
She says, "I am lucky to be part of such
a dynamic and motivated team."
Company Vice President/General
Manager Paul Jacobs adds, "As a grad-

uate of Michigan State University with
a degree in advertising and a special-
ization in public relations, Alex is per-
fectly suited for the growth trajectory
of jacAPPS. Alex's creative skills, along
with her sales experience and success,
will mesh perfectly with our company's
culture and direction."
Alex volunteers for the Gary
Burnstein Clinic and the March of
Dimes on a regular basis. She helps
plan the clinic's two yearly fundrais-
ing events, In the Eat of the Night
held in October and their 7th annual
golf classic that will be held on May
25. Alex is also a member of the Oak
Park Jewish Community Center. She
spent 12 amazing summers as a camper
and counselor at Tamarack Camps and
would like to get back involved work-
ing with the organization.
Having grown up at Temple Shir
Shalom in West Bloomfield, Alex is
currently looking to become active
again in a synagogue close to where
she is currently living. She still spends
many Shabbats and the High Holidays
with her family.

The Balancing Act

MEGA JOB & BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITY FAIR

Tuesday, May 18, 9 as no-3 p,rm
Doubletree iietei, Dearborn
• For more information, visit www.ExpoGiant.
corn or call (641) 715-3900 ext. 50832.

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
NETWORKING EVENT

Tuesday, May '18, 5:30-&30 p.m.
BlackFinn Restaurant & Saloon,
Royal Oak
• Join Michigan Association for Female
Entrepreneurs (MAFE) to network with fellow
female entrepreneurs and business
professionals.
• For more information, visit
www.mafedetroit.org . $15 fee.

1. MAKE SURE YOU FOCUS ON THE 4 TO 6
(NO MORE) TOP THINGS THAT NEED TO
GET DONE EACH DAY. To-do lists are great,
but they often don't capture what's really
important. You can end up getting a lot of
things done, but none of them move you
where you want to go. If you always focus
on your top priorities, you will progress
towards your goals.

Thursday, May 20, 5-8 p.m.
BlackFinn, Royal Oak
• Networking group started by IT
professionals for IT professionals.
• For more info, visit www.detroitnet.org

INTERFACES CONFERENCE

Saturday, May 22, 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
Troy Community Center, Troy
• Annual conference promoting game design,
graphic design and digital media industries.
• Speakers include professionals from
Obsidian Entertainment, Carbine Studios, WB
Games, Sparkes Photography,
Campbell-Ewald, DP & Company and more.
• For more information, to register and
complete list of speakers, visit
www.iadtdetroit.com/interfaces, $30 fee.

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TAPPER'S JOB FAIR

Wednesday, May 26 5 6-9 p.m.
Tapper's Store in Orchard Mall, West
Bloomfield
Tapper's has plans to open a new location at
the Somerset Collection North on Sept. 1,
and has 15 positions to fill including store
manager, assistant store manager and fine
jewelry/fine timepiece sales associates.
Looking for people who have experience in
the luxury retail market, specifically special-
ists in selling diamonds, fine jewelry, fine
timepieces, designer handbags and cloth-
ing, luxury cosmetics, etc. Questions can be
directed to Jeffrey Garden at (248) 865-6304.

5 Strategies for Managing your Time

By Elisabeth Garbeil

One of the biggest challenges for most people
is time management. This seems to be espe-
cially true for business owners and profession-
als, but it applies to everyone. Most of us have
multiple roles and responsibilities that we have
to balance, and they often conflict. Over years
of working with professionals and teams, I've
found these five strategies to be a great start-
ing place for getting a handle on managing
your time and accomplishing your goals.

MAY DETROITNET.ORG SOCIAL
HAPPY HOUR

2. BE VERY CLEAR ABOUT WHAT YOUR PRIORI-
TIES AND VALUES ARE, AND MAKE SURE
YOU KEEP THEM IN FRONT OF YOU WHEN
YOU DECIDE WHAT YOU WORK ON. Make
sure your schedule or calendar reflects your
priorities. Only keep one calendar for every-
thing.

3. PLAN EACH DAY IN ADVANCE AND WRITE IT
DOWN — PREFERABLY ON YOUR
SCHEDULE. You can do this the night before
or first thing in the morning.

4. KEEP BOUNDARIES AND PRACTICE SAYING
"NO." If family time is important to you, don't
work during that time. Your work will actually
improve if you keep to your boundaries and
people will respect you more. Create a list of
conditions to test whether you say yes. If it
doesn't meet your conditions, say "no." It will
get easier with practice.

5. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND KEEP
HEALTHY HABITS. Your ability to get things
done depends a great deal on how much
you can do. The healthier you are, the more
you will be able to do. So get a good night's
sleep, eat healthy and exercise.

Elisabeth Garbeil is the owner of EFG
Consulting (http://www.efg-consulting.net).
Elisabeth works with lawyers, chiropractors
and other professionals to create successful,
stable practices and achieve financial freedom
and flexibility. EFG Consulting works with
small- and mid-size practices to develop and
grow consistently and successfully, whether
they are just starting out or looking to expand.
She also provides workshops and training on
business development, coaching, communica-
tions, time management, leadership and goal
setting to mid-sized and large organizations.

LOOKING TO RELOCATE
TO MICHIGAN

• Age: 27
• Current City: New York, NY
• Degree: master's of science in physi-
cian assistant studies
• Desired Field of Employment: physi-
cian assistant in orthopedics or
emergency medicine
• Skills: proficient in performing patient
evaluations and making patient-care
decisions in conjunction with
Physicians and PA's; extensive
knowledge of general and orthopedic
surgical procedures; experienced
with: casting, splinting, suturing,
x-ray interpretation, nasogastric
tube placement, intravenous line
procedures and venipunctures.
• Contact information:
(248) 496-0107, hfarber@nyit.edu

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