is pleased to invite you to attend
The 2014 Strategic Business Luncheon
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Thursday, April 24, 2014
12 Noon - Eagle Eye Golf Club
Tickets: Individual Seat: $55 Corporate Table of 8: $400.
This year's guest speaker will be the nationally-recognized automotive expert, Dr. David E. Cole, Chairman Emeritus, Center for Automotive Research and Chairman, Auto Harvest. Cole, an engineer who holds a doctorate from the University of Michigan and a well-known authority on auto industry trends will speak to our audience on the present state of the automotive industry and its future.
For sponsor information or to make a reservation, please contact Laurie@michiganbusinessnetwork.com.
Michigan Future Business Index
Sponsored by MichiganBusinessNetwork.com
, underwritten by the Accident Fund Insurance Co. of America
, and conducted by Phoenix Innovate
, the Michigan Future Business Index for November 2013 is the second index survey for the year, and serves as the anchor index for the Michigan Economic Forecast Series being conducted in Midland, Traverse City, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Detroit, and Marquette, MI between early November 2013, and mid January 2014, Please click below for the aggregate survey and an executive summary.
Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition
The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is an international business competition designed to bring together later stage entrepreneurial companies with local, national and international investors.
It showcased the best and brightest new business concepts to investment capital to help foster their growth within Michigan. Targeting entrepreneurs with mid-to-late seed-entrepreneurial businesses - the competition has an immediate and positive impact on Michigan’s economy.
Above, Michael A. Finney, President and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, gives the introduction to the evening's Spirit of Michigan Award Recipient Fred P. Keller, Chair & CEO, Cascade Engineering, of Grand Rapids, MI.
Chrysler Supplier Summit Presented by Pure Michigan Business Connect
Pure Michigan Business Connect hosted a Michigan supplier summit featuring Chrysler Group LLC and ten of its Tier-1 partners in Auburn Hills. Chrysler and its Tier-1 partners have provided over 140 procurement needs and are looking to meet with Michigan suppliers to discuss various opportunities. Tier 1 partners include Autoliv, Bosch, Bridgewater Interiors, Caravan Facilities, Comau, Dakkota Systems, Denso, Faurecia, PPG and Ryan Industries.
Above, Vice President for Strategic Accounts, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Vince Nystrom makes a presentation that day.
Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce's Economic Outlook Breakfast / Stop #2 on Michigan Economic Forecast Series
Each fall, the Traverse City Area Chamber presents the Economic Outlook Breakfast to highlight trends, speak to issues affecting the economy, and garner wisdom from economic experts to look ahead at the emerging business climate.
Here, Chris Holman interviews Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce Chief Operating Officer,Laura Oblinger
Midland Area Chamber of Commerce Turns 75 / Stop #1 on Michigan Economic Forecast Series
The Midland Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 75th birthday, and MichiganBusinessNetwork.com was on hand for stop number one of six across Michigan for the Michigan Economic Forecast Series.
Jeffrey C. Mosher covered the event getting 'Michigan Business Beat' interviews which aired on the network Tuesday, November 12, 2013, which may be access here.
MFEA Annual Convention
Michigan Festivals & Events Association (MFEA) Annual Convention was November 7 through 10, 2013, in Lansing, MI, at the Best Western Plus Hotel and Convention Center. It brought together everyone who makes the festivals and events of Michigan each year such a success, for learning and celebration of their industry.
Here MichiganBusinessNetwork.com CEO, Chris Holman, and MFEA Executive Director, Sue Bila, CFEE, make presentations from the stage during Friday's MichiganFun Awards Luncheon. To hear some great interviews from this event, check out Party @ MI Place and Michigan Business Beat.
MVCA Annual Awards Dinner
The MVCA, Michigan Venture Capital Association gathered in Plymouth, MI, for their annual Awards Dinner, and were able to hear from the new NVCA, National Venture Capital Association president and CEO as their keynote speaker for the evening.
Here MichiganBusinessNetwork.com CEO, Chris Holman, interviews Mr. Franklin for Michigan Business Beat.
Manufacturing Talent Summit
Michigan Manufacturers Association put together an event for those in the industry to hear from Michigan’s Chief Executives. We learned how the state’s “Collaborate. Create. Connect.” agenda is working to meet Michigan’s manufacturing talent needs.
In the picture above, Chris Holman speaks with Chuck Hadden
, President and CEO, Michigan Manufacturers Association, about the industry's needs for talent development.
2013 Consumers Energy Fall Supplier Summit
Pure Michigan Business Connect will hosted an invite only supplier summit featuring Consumers Energy and partners Henkels and McCoy and Moran Iron Works on October 21st, 2013. Each invited company received at least one private meeting to discuss potential opportunities with buyers from Consumers or its partners.
Pictured above, Daniel Malone, Senior Vice President, Distribution and Customer Operations, Consumers Energy, discusses his organization's involvement with the event.
25th Annual MISHRM Conference
The 25th Annual MISHRM Conference & Exposition was a four-day leadership event in Grand Rapids, MI for hundreds of human resources professionals from Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. This conference provided some great resources for Human Resource professionals.
Above, Chris Holman speaks with Michael Saad
, CPP, Senior Director Consulting Services, Huffmaster, about how Huffmaster supports businesses with a wide range of services.
2013 Michigan Automotive Summit
MICHauto, in collaboration with Inforum Center for Leadership, hosted the 2013 Michigan Automotive Summit September 25, 2013, at Cobo Center, a first of its kind event focused on Michigan's commitment to the automotive industry and the opportunities that exist to grow the sector in the 21st century. Above, Sandy Baruah, President & Chief Executive Officer, Detroit Regional Chamber, addresses the audience.
2013 Greater Lansing Business + Sports Luncheon
This event featuring Mateen Cleaves, Michigan State University National Champion, Former NBA Guard, National Sports Analyst & Commentator took place at Eagle Eye Golf Club in Bath, Michigan. To hear part one of his interview, which originally aired on October 2, click here.
Michigan Society of Association Executives 12th Annual Diamond Awards
The 12th Annual Diamond Awards on September 18, 2013 honored and celebrated innovation, achievement and excellence within the association industry. Michigan Society of Association Executives laid out the red carpet at Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan, for their prestigious award ceremony. In the picture above, guests gather outside the banquet hall from a cocktail reception before the dinner and awards presentation.
Automation Alley's 13th Annual Awards Gala
Automation Alley’s 13th Annual Awards Gala, Michigan’s premier business awards event. We celebrated the leaders who exemplify the best and the brightest of the local technology community. In addition to the awards presentation, guests enjoyed networking with the region’s top executives and decision-makers.
In the picture above, Michigan United States Senator, Debbie Stabenow
, speaks with MichiganBusinessNetwork.com's CEO, Chris Holman.
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