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05-13-2015: Healthcare Business Processes

Michigan Business Network
April 24, 2015 12:10 PM

Healthcare Business Processes
May 13-15, 2015 

In an environment filled with technological, regulatory and administrative change, hospitals and practices must serve significantly more patients while accepting lower reimbursement for many services.  It is a “business” model that would not work for most businesses. Learn how to: free up valuable resources by eliminating underutilized resource blocks, increase efficiency by unlocking the potential of data in existing software systems, treat more patients by streamlining work processes, and improve patient satisfaction by reducing wait times.

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05-13-2015: Measuring & Improving Processes

Michigan Business Network
April 23, 2015 12:10 PM

Measuring & Improving Processes
May 13-15, 2015 

Six Sigma performance is a worthy, albeit expensive, business goal.  Fortunately, it is not an all-or-nothing proposition for your organization.  This seminar will arm you with tools and strategies that are fundamental to Six Sigma and other proven performance improvement methodologies.  You will learn how to 1) Identify customer requirements; 2) Measure process performance; 3) Determine root cause of business challenges; 4) Deploy process improvement strategies. Program Benefits: measure and analyze process performance, construct histograms, control charts and other practical Six Sigma tools, determine what level of quality your process is capable of delivering, identify the root causes that prevent your team from its achieving full potential, evaluate and apply process improvement alternatives and develop results-oriented process improvement solutions. The skills in this seminar can be applied in service, healthcare, finance, banking, retail, utilities, manufacturing and public sector organizations.

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05-12-2015: Chamber Day at the Capitol

Michigan Business Network
April 23, 2015 11:26 AM

Chamber Day at the Capitol
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

In cooperation with chambers of commerce from across the state, the Michigan Chamber Foundation hosts this annual event to educate local chamber executives and their volunteers about current and emerging business and economic issues facing Michigan. Over 150 attendees are expected from chamber organizations to meet with legislators, department leaders and representatives from the Governor’s Office on a statewide coordinated agenda among key chambers in the state. A legislative reception immediately follows the event.

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"Pay it Forward" Suppliers' Summit April 16 Highlights

Michigan Business Beat
April 20, 2015 7:30 PM

Highlights from Grand Valley State University on the Pure Michigan, Consumers Energy “Pay it Forward” Suppliers’ Summit, held on April 16.

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Lucky Jay Sneak Preview of New Web Series

Show Biz Weekly
April 20, 2015 3:00 PM

Michael shares the story of Lucky Jay and offers a Lucky Jay Sneak Preview of The New Web Series that will be held in Lansing, at the Midtown Brewing Company, 402 S. Washington Square, Call (517) 977-1349, for more info. There is a  $5 Cover.

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05-05-2015: Capitalizing on Lean Opportunities

Michigan Business Network
April 20, 2015 12:11 PM

Capitalizing on Lean Opportunities 
Tuesday May 5, 2015 

Lean (and other well-intended process improvement initiatives) can be frustrating and demoralizing when hard work does not yield meaningful results.  Lean is not a one-six-fits-all solution. There are several different ways your public sector agency can utilize Lean techniques to reduce service time, improve service reliability, increase productivity and streamline cost. Learn how to: identify opportunities to generate measurable benefits with Lean, diagnose which Lean approach (5S, Poka-Yoke, Kaizen) will give you the most bang for the buck, scope and set the stage for successful Lean engagements, use simple Lean techniques to deliver results quickly.

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04-21-2015: Finance For Executives

Michigan Business Network
April 17, 2015 12:13 PM

Finance For Executives 
April 21-22, 2015 

This program is ideal for executives who desire to have a more complete picture of the financial aspects of their organization and who want to learn to communicate effectively with senior financial managers and external market participants.  Individuals from all functional areas and industries whose decisions have a financial impact on the organization will benefit from this program.  This would include individuals working in marketing, slaes, human resources, operations, manufacturing, and engineering.

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04-22-2015: Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - 11th Annual Economic Forum Breakfast

Michigan Business Network
April 17, 2015 10:18 AM

Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - 11th Annual Economic Forum Breakfast
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 7:30-10:00 a.m.

Join the Detroit Economic Club for a panel discussion on a global cities initiative on Wednesday, April 22 at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, MI.  Panelists include: The Honorable Mike Duggan, mayor, City of Detroit, the Honorable Sandy Baruah, president & CEO, Detroit Regional Chamber, Bruce Katz, vice president and founding director, Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution, Rodrick Miller, president & CEO, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Nancy McLernon, president & CEO, Organization for International Investments.

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Matchmaker Summits and Why You Should Attend

Michigan Business Beat
April 16, 2015 12:00 PM

In this segment you will find out what it means to be a participant at the 2015 QuickenLoans Matchmaker Summit, hosted by Pure Michigan Business Connect. We are joined by Joe Cummings, Business Development Director for Superior Business Solutions. Joe talks about what events like this mean to him and how well they have worked.

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06-12-2015: 5th Annual Trade Fair-Diversity Matchmaker

Michigan Business Network
April 16, 2015 11:26 AM

5th Annual Trade Fair-Diversity Matchmaker
Friday, June 12, 2015 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Join the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for their 5th Annual Trade Fair-Diversity Matchmaker. This trade fair will feature 85 diversity suppliers exhibiting their production parts.

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