Kalamazoo American Chemical Society Mixer

Western Michigan University – Chemistry Building

6-8:30 pm, Thursday, Jan 20, 2011


About 25 local members and guests gathered in the TA Briefing Room (Room 2401) of the WMU Chemistry Building to meet for a social reception and presentation by four panelists who have started consulting businesses in the Kalamazoo section within the last five years.  At 7 pm, local chair Doug Williams gave a brief summary of upcoming local events and introduced local officers and committee members (Sue Stapleton-Past Chair, Don Schreiber-Education Chair, John Miller-Treasurer, Andre Venter-MS User Group coordinator).


The panelists below used PowerPoint presentations, handouts and business cards to describe their businesses and fielded questions about their motivation and experiences. (click on the links below to see materials presented by each speaker.)

Dr. William Schinzer – Arrow Pharma Services, LLC

Ms. Loretta Dubray – Global Clinical Connections, LLC

Ms. Shirley Smith – PharmaMed Resources, LLC
Mr. Scott Aldrich – Ultramikro, LLC


Links to the Web sites for these businesses have been placed on the local section Web page (http://www.wmich.edu/acs/institutions.htm).


Wine and beer were provided with a 25% discount from Tiffany’s Wine and Spirit Shoppe.  Service was provided by WMU Catering Services.

Panelists (L to R): Loretta Dubray, Scott Aldrich, Shirley Smith, Bill Schinzer