Our presenter on November 13th was our very own Scott Matthews. Scott gave us his Vocational Talk.
Scott was born in Grosse Pointe but raised in Birmingham.  He attended Cranbrook, Lawrence University (WI), received an MBA at U of M and worked towards a PhD at Tufts.  He has worked in Massachusetts, New York, and Florida before coming back to Michigan in 1985. 
His business, Matthews Software, is a tier 1 software supplier to Ford Motor and has built the company’s website for after-market parts www.performanceparts.ford.com
Scott has also started an employee owned company called MetroAlive that combines custom local business profiles with comprehensive city profiles to offer a virtual hub where one can find an interactive directory of local businesses, the latest deals, and upcoming events in the area. It works with 5,000 businesses in 40+ cities over 3 states and is a one-stop guide for those looking for “where to go and what to do”. www.metroalive.com
As a big proponent of local business, Scott believes in “out of the box” thinking with coordinated events between businesses, the idea of making shopping “entertainment”, and thinking regionally by bring residents of other cities to our community to shop and dine.