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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Lunch & Launch event to focus on doing business with government

     Sterling Heights, Mich. – The Macomb-OU INCubator is inviting business leaders who are interested in contracting the government as a prime or subcontractor to attend the next Lunch & Launch event on Thursday, May 9.

     Bill Eshelman, partner with Butzel Long, will conduct a presentation titled "The Legalities of Doing Business with the Federal Government." Highlights of the discussion will include significant contrasts between commercial and federal acquisitions, the principal areas of federal contracting and related authority of federal personnel affecting each, common and potentially deadly areas of confusion, and a few best practices.

     Eshelman holds a specialized law degree (LLM) in Government Procurement from George Washington University in Washington D.C. In his more than four decades of legal practice, he has held positions at the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and several major federal agencies with responsibilities that include the full range of federal contracting.

     Eshelman currently holds the position of Lead Faculty/Area Chair for Business Law and Ethics for the University of Phoenix, where he also routinely teaches in the undergraduate business and MBA programs. He is active in curriculum development.

     This free lecture, set for noon to 1 p.m. at the Macomb-OU INCubator, will include a question and answer period.

     The incubator is located in the Velocity building at 6633 Eighteen Mile Road in Sterling Heights. Those interested in attending the lecture are asked to register in advance by contacting Joan Carleton at (586) 884-9324 or e-mailing to

     The Macomb-OU INCubator provides comprehensive development and support to startup and emerging businesses with a focus on the defense, homeland security, advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. For more information, visit the incubator website at

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     The Macomb-Oakland University INCubator provides entrepreneurial resources, business solutions, and access to student interns and proactive support to businesses at every stage, in an effort to help start-ups on their path to success. The INCubator's goal is to create jobs and advance the development of businesses with obtaining necessary financing for growth, business strategy, consultation, access to appropriate rental space, shared business services, and equipment and technology support services in the areas of defense, homeland security and advanced manufacturing.


     Oakland University is a doctoral, research-intensive university located in Oakland County, Michigan. The university has 139 bachelor's degree programs and 127 graduate degree and certificate programs. Dedicated to delivering a distinctive undergraduate experience that is complemented by the strength of its graduate offerings and research accomplishments, Oakland University is organized into the College of Arts and Sciences, the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and the Schools of Business Administration, Education and Human Services, Engineering and Computer Science, Health Sciences, Nursing and The Honors College. Visit Oakland University on the Web at