To all: Thanks for the suggestions and recommendations. The good news is, I got word yesterday that my fears may be unfounded, and I may stop being a contractor and become a hire. So there's that. That being said, I'm going to work on getting in the habit of once a month or so, updating my LinkedIn and keeping it up-to-date.
Jeff: If / when the time comes, I'll get in touch with you.
As for the local Detroit SPID group, I've been to a couple meetings, but not consistently. Usually if the topic sounds interesting I'll try to attend. Maybe I'll start going every time, after all it never hurts to learn new things (unless it's whether getting hit over the head with a shovel will hurt, then it does hurt...)