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02-23-2017: Michigan’s Largest Free Landlord & Real Estate Investor Conference & Expo

Michigan Business Network
February 22, 2017 5:30 PM

Rental Property Owners Association of West Michigan hosting 500 attendees at 3-day event

GRAND RAPIDS, MI —  More than 500 investors, property managers and landlords will descend on DeVos Place next weekend to hear from national speakers about new ways to invest and accumulate wealth in real estate. A big topic, featuring a national speaker, will be how rental properties can be turned into Airbnbs. The event is free and open to the public. Event organizers are available to discuss the event and what attendees may learn.


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04-18-2017: Breakfast with Detroit Mayor, Mike Duggan

Michigan Business Network
February 22, 2017 9:00 AM

Middle Michigan Development Corporation, The Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce, Central Michigan University Research (CMURC), and the Mid Michigan SBDC in collaboration, have teamed up to provide you this inspirational Economic Development story.  Please join them April 18th to hear Mayor Mike Duggan’s story on Detroit, Michigan’s turnaround city. 

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03-02-2017: Branding Toolkit for the Small Business Owner

Michigan Business Network
February 17, 2017 3:30 PM

For any small business to stand out from the competition, it's essential to develop a strong, identifiable brand. This workshop will teach you what branding is and why it is so important for the success of your business


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02-23-2017: Workshops for Businesses Eyeing Governmental Contracts

Michigan Business Network
February 17, 2017 1:30 PM

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Flint, MI —  The U.S. government is a major buyer of goods and services. But how do businesses and entrepreneurs get prepared and connected to sell to the government?

A new program – 5 Steps to Start Up Business Bootcampis designed to help business owners and entrepreneurs do just that. An informational session will be held Feb. 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Happenings Room at the University of Michigan-Flint. Participants will learn about the five-week boot camp, which will be held Thursday evenings in March.

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04-24-2017: CAR's Response to the Auto Industry's Call for Action

Michigan Business Network
February 17, 2017 11:30 AM

Addressing Changes in new materials, new technologies, and the looming crisis in tooling and workforce. Two days of critical content and networking.

The T3 Manufacturing Summit will raise awareness and facilitate information exchange about the U.S. tooling crisis and demographic shifts in the workforce which present challenges for manufacturers and suppliers. Global manufacturing footprints and new business models have challenged the paradigm of, “produce it where you sell it,” leading to a declining source of local talent. Rapidly evolving changes in materials and manufacturing technologies are straining and may be constraining manufacturing and investment. These changes present significant challenges such as workforce and capacity utilization that present opportunities for manufacturer and tool shops.  

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02-21-2017: Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau to Hold Annual Meeting and Announce Community Champions

Michigan Business Network
February 17, 2017 10:30 AM


GLCVB Annual Meeting

Executive leadership of the GLCVB will give an overview of the highlights and successes of a record-breaking 2016. Among notable 2016 achievements to be discussed, for the first time in the history of the GLCVB, Greater Lansing surpassed 1 million hotel rooms consumed for the year, driving regional hotel occupancy to an all-time high of 64%. Additionally, the 4th annual selection of Greater Lansing Community Champions will be recognized and the Greater Lansing Sports Authority Partner and Sports Volunteer of the Year, will be presented with awards as well.

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04-26-2017: 14th Annual Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference

Michigan Business Network
February 16, 2017 3:30 PM

Tools of engagement  toward minimizing the divide and strengthening businesses,  schools or agencies to promote the positive role of diversity. 
"Empowering Communities by Embracing Diversity"   Engaging the African, Arab, Latino, Asian, Jewish, LGBTQ and Disabilities Community
 CEU's Offered to Nurses & Professionals, MCOLES Certified
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04-22-2017: DTX Launch Detroit Applications Are Now Open

Michigan Business Network
February 16, 2017 1:30 PM

Hey, You!  Yes, You!

What's Better than A Summer Internship?

Getting Paid to Launch your Own Tech Startup 

DTX Launch Detroit is an intensive 10-week summer accelerator for college students and recent graduates aspiring to launch a technology startup. Participants will receive a stipend of $2,500 per individual (up to $7,500 per venture team) to test out their entrepreneurial dreams.

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Michigan Business Network
February 16, 2017 10:00 AM

These educational programs are designed to help businesses identify legal and compliance issues that are relevant as businesses pursue export opportunities. Join Foster Swift Collins &  Smith PC and special guest speakers for an interactive workshop to learn tips and tools  to ensure compliance. Seminars are free, but registration is required. 

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02-21-2017: Essential Steps to Building a Powerhouse Online Brand

Michigan Business Network
February 15, 2017 11:30 AM

Join this webinar to learn how to create a powerful and lasting online brand.

Presenter Brett Napoli, founder of the web development and media firm Ambition Insight, explains how to understand your customer and create valuable content and images to attract them. 

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