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2017 Sustainable Brands Conference

Association Impact
April 27, 2017 2:00 PM

May 22-25 The Cobo Center is housing the Sustainable Brands Conference. Over 2,000 senior executives, top brand strategists, and leading sustainability practitioners will share their ideas and successful projects at a four day industry-wide event. MSAE members are invited to participate in the event traditionally held in California.

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05-18-2017: The 54rd Annual National Transportation Week Lunch Symposium

Michigan Business Network
April 10, 2017 11:00 AM

On Thursday May 18, the Transportation Club of Detroit presents the 54th Annual National Transportation Week Lunch Symposium at the The Fairlane Club.  This years theme is Transportation in the State of Michigan-Today, Tomorrow and Beyond.  The guest speaker is Matthew Fabry of the USDOT-FMCSA.  Additional speakers will be announced at a later date.  A portion of the proceeds from this afternoons event will be donated to TCD Scholarship Fund.   You must RSVP and the payment is due no later than May 12.

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05-03-2017: CyberSecurity Insight

Michigan Business Network
April 6, 2017 4:30 PM

Cyber-Security Breach:
It's Not If, It's When!

A law enforcement expert, attorneys from Foster Swift and Information Security Professionals from ASK will provide you with insight on how to protect your business from cyber threats. 


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04-30-2017: LAFCU Scholarship Application Deadline Extended

Michigan Business Network
April 5, 2017 4:30 PM


Deadline now April 30, 2017

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU has extended the application deadline for the 2017 “Write to Educate” Essay Contest to April 30.

Two $2,500 college scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors headed to Lansing Community College and Baker College’s Owosso campus. The winners will each select a local charity to receive a $500 donation from LAFCU. Applications are available online at www.lafcu.com/lafcumyway.

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04-13-2017: MMA Clearing the Air in 2017: An Overview of Air Quality Issues

Michigan Business Network
April 5, 2017 10:00 AM

An Overview of Federal, Regional and State Air Quality Issues

Join the MMA and the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan for a half-day program featuring updates on the most urgent environmental regulatory issues facing Michigan companies. Experts from government, industry, advocacy groups and the legal profession will address the latest developments and what to expect.

This event will include an Event Program, a valuable resource attendees can use right away or refer back to as they develop strategies over 2017.


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04-10-2017: Marketing Mondays

Michigan Business Network
April 3, 2017 1:00 PM

Your Company Website-When to Build it Yourself and When to Find a Pro 

When creating a business web presence, there are many options to consider. Should you build it yourself (with Weebly, Wix or SquareSpace templates) or hire a professional designer instead? Or can’t an intern just design it?.  


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05-31-2017: Registration is open for the 2017 Mackinac Policy Conference, held Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2, 2017

Michigan Business Network
March 27, 2017 12:30 PM


The 2017 Conference Pillars are Restoring Civility in American Politics, Winning the Race in Connected Technology and Increasing Economic Opportunity.

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03-28-2017 A Look Ahead to Midland, Michigan's eWeek

Michigan Business Network
March 24, 2017 2:00 PM



eWeek (Entrepreneurship Week) highlights our community's entrepreneurial activity and showcases the vibrant support system in place for entrepreneurs looking to launch, locate, and grow in Midland County.

Entrepreneurship week features a variety of entrepreneurial events at various locations in Midland. eWeek.

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03-27-2017: Co.Starters: Kitchen Edition

Michigan Business Network
March 24, 2017 11:30 AM

Everything you need to get Started

Co.Starters Kitchen Edition is a special 9-week course for food entrepreneurs being offered in Spring 2017. This program will focus on helping food entrepreneurs start, shape and/or grow their culinary businesses during the first CO.STARTERS for Food Entrepreneurs.

Participants will fine tune their businesses and business ideas in a hands-on, approachable way. Utilizing the business model canvas, participants will test their ideas, tweak next steps through real-time customer feedback, learn valuable management and marketing skills, and receive constructive feedback from advisors, peers and local business owners. This specialized curriculum will also address essential food-biz topics, including food branding, navigating city and state food regulations and financial planning.

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

Michigan Business Network
March 22, 2017 10:00 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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