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Build Smart. Lead Strong.

Build Smart. Lead Strong., co-hosted by Jennifer Deamud, highlights the innovative work being done by Michigan manufacturers. She talks with small manufactures all across Michigan, in rural communities as well as urban that are building smart and leading strong. Industry experts share how they are supporting small manufacturers innovate, pivot to capture new opportunities and stay on a growth path.

1:00 PM every Tuesday
Replay: 7:00 PM, 1:00 AM, 7:00 AM


Recent Posts

MGA | Driving Innovation Through Company Culture

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December 17, 2020 8:00 AM

Driving Innovation Through Company Culture  

MGA spoke with co-owner Ellington Ellis about Global Battery Solutions' business growth, and what makes them unique.

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Innovative Magnetic Solutions Making an Impact

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November 25, 2020 3:00 PM

Jennifer Deamud welcomes the Chief Business Development Officer of Industrial Magnetics, Dennis O'Leary, to the Build Smart Lead Strong podcast.

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Moving Product More Efficiently

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November 24, 2020 9:00 AM

Host Jennifer Deamud welcomes the Owner of Conveyability Inc., Heath Verstraete, to the Build Smart Lead Strong podcast. 

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Build Smart Lead Strong | Sustainable Distilling Makes for Award Winning Spirits

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November 13, 2020 11:00 AM

Build Smart, Lead Strong Communication

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Sustainable Distilling Makes for Award Winning Spirits

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November 11, 2020 9:00 AM

Host Jennifer Deamud welcomes President and Founder of Valentine Distilling Co., Rifino Valentine, to the Build Smart Lead Strong podcast. 

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Driving Innovation Through Company Culture

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November 5, 2020 8:00 AM

Global Battery Solutions (GBS) is a world-class battery life cycle management service company in Holland, MI. It is a leader in battery repair, remanufacture, repurpose, and recycling—supporting battery programs so our customers can focus on their core businesses. GBS is working in the spaces of advanced tracking and monitoring, solar, and electrification. MGA spoke with co-owner Ellington Ellis about GBS, their business growth, and what makes them unique. Listen to the insight dialogue.

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Support for Second Stage Manufacturers

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November 3, 2020 9:00 AM

Watch Host Jennifer Deamud as she talks with Colleen Killen-Roberts, Vice President of Entrepreneurship at the Edward Lowe Foundation.

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Helping Small Manufacturers Build Smart & Lead Strong

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October 23, 2020 6:00 PM

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Welcome to the Manufacturing Growth Alliance (MGA) communication! 

Continue to receive manufacturing insights and tools to build smart and lead strong by becoming a Network Member. Simply click the button below and we will send you the details.

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GS3 Global | Growing a Company While Supporting Community

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October 22, 2020 8:00 AM

Host Jennifer Deamud as she talks with Lisa Lunsford, Co-founder CEO of GS3 Global, on the Build Smart Lead Strong podcast.

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MGA | Conversation w/ Senator Shirkey | Small Manufacturers Voice in Lansing

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October 19, 2020 9:00 AM

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The “Small Manufacturers Voice in Lansing” event will be hosted virtually on October 20 at 11:00 a.m. MGA will host Senator Mike Shirkey in a virtual conversation to discuss critical issues for Michigan's small businesses.

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