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On Wednesday, November 7 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the Grand Rapids Community Foundation Presents Can Chocolate Kisses Cure Chemo-Brain? a giving back event of WISE, and one of the most popular events of the year. This year, ticket proceeds will benefit Gilda's Club of West Michigan. Terry Kilpatrick, author of So You Survived Cancer, Now What? will share her list of cancers' gifts. Terry will expound on the challenges survivors of cancer often face and how employers and loved ones can help in their transition.

Register for $25 at www.wiseconnections.org. The Grand Rapids Community Foundation is located at 185 Oaks Street Southwest, Grand Rapids.

WISE unites the skills, knowledge, and resources of established women-owned companies. Register for all WISE events at wiseconnections.org.

Save the date: The Leadership Institute for Women 2012 will be held at Davenport University in Grand Rapids on March 1, 2012. This is an all-day event and the theme this year is Get Ready, Get Set, Grow. It's all about growing revenue and profits! Visit www.miceed.org for registration information. A special thanks to the event sponsor: Haworth.

IT Resource and US Signal have teamed up to host a lunch and learn tailgating event where attendees will learn the fundamentals of cloud computing, how it can help their business, and what they need to know when choosing a cloud provider. One attendee will win a pair of NFL tickets at the event.

Plastic Surgery Associates invites you to a very special evening on October 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. At the Beauty, Fashion, and Fun event the Plastic Surgery Associates team of board-certified plastic surgeons, Botox, and Juvederm injection specialists, and skin care staff will be available to talk with you about the most innovative surgical and nonsurgical procedures in cosmetic surgery, and anti-aging skin care treatments.

The entire community is invited to attend The Carve V at the Holland Farmers Market this Friday, October 5 at 5 p.m. and Saturday, October 6 at 8 a.m. During this U.S. Collegiate National Fruit and Vegetable Carving Competition, sponsored by Alpen Rose Restaurant, three teams of culinary students from colleges will show off their creative talent and carving skills as they create works of art out of local produce donated by Visser Farms.

As we work together to build a vibrant business community in Grand Rapids, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is creating an Army of 125 Passionate Members in honor of the Chamber's upcoming 125th Anniversary. In recognition of your strong support and on-going involvement with the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, you are invited to join this group. As one of the members of the Army of 125 Passionate Members, you are simply asked to continue to spread the word about the Chamber by:

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