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Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants to Host Business Opportunities for U.S. Companies in Canada

May 5, 2004

The Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) will be hosting a Business Opportunities for U.S. Companies in Canada seminar Wednesday, May 26, 2004 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Southfield Marriott. The seminar is sponsored in part by the Canadian Consulate General, Detroit; Collins Barrow Chartered Accountants; Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.; Standard Federal/ABN AMRO - LaSalle Bank and Ontario Investment Services.

Exploring one of the hottest topics today for U.S. companies, MACPA’s Business Opportunities for U.S. Companies in Canada seminar will cover a number of informative issues including business opportunities in Canada, Canada’s tax system, legal structures for business, immigration and other employment issues, customs, trade and business financing. The seminar will benefit U.S. companies looking to prosper from doing business in Canada, as well as strategic planning managers, professional advisors, CEOs, COOs, and CFOs.

“The MACPA is pleased to bring this program to U.S. companies interested in exploring business opportunities within Canada,” said Peggy Dzierzawski, CAE, President and CEO of the MACPA. “This is a great time to be doing business in Canada, and the topics presented at the seminar will provide useful information to key decision makers about the advantages Canada offers.”

Professionals presenting at the seminar include Kim Brady, Designated Immigration Officer, Canadian Consulate General, Detroit; Douglas R. Bingeman, Senior Trade Commissioner & Counsul for Canada, Detroit; Andrew Doornaert, Senior Attorney, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., Windsor, Ontario; David Frey, Ontario Investment Services; David Gardner, Collins Barrow Chartered Accountants, Windsor, Ontario; Dan Howat, Vice President, ABN AMRO - LaSalle Bank, Business Credit Office, Toronto; and Jeffrey Slopen, Principal, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., Windsor, Ontario.

The Business Opportunities for U.S. Companies in Canada seminar begins with introductions and continental breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at noon. The registration fee for each person attending is $120 for MACPA members and $170 for non-member participants. For registration information, contact MACPA at (248) 267-3700.

The Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants is a diversified, professional, member-driven organization serving nearly 16,000 CPAs and affiliated professionals throughout Michigan. The 330-attorney law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. was established in Detroit in 1852 and has offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Howell, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe, and Troy, Michigan. Other offices are located in New York City, Pensacola, Florida, Washington, D.C., Windsor, Ontario, and in Gdynia, Katowice, and Warsaw, Poland. Visit www.millercanfield.com.