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CAR | Cultural Awareness & Anti-Racism Resources for the Workplace

Michigan Business Network
March 26, 2021 7:00 AM

In light of the recent traumatic events that have affected the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, CAR has updated the list of resources we created after George Floyd’s death. George Floyd’s death, the violence against the AAPI community, and the protests occurring nationally and internationally have renewed conversations about race in the United States. While many people and workplaces have been having these conversations and working to change policy for decades, many others are having these conversations for the first time.

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Mackinac Policy Conference 2021 Preview

Michigan Business Beat
March 25, 2021 4:00 PM

Chris Holman caught up with Tammy Carnrike, COO of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce in order to preview the highly anticipated annual event, the Mackinac Policy Conference (September 20-23, 2021). She talks about this year's Vision And Pillars For 2021: Reimagining A Healthy Michigan; a focus on health and safety. 

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MCSB | 2021 MCSB Awardees to be Announced Soon

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
March 25, 2021 1:00 PM

Get Ready to Celebrate....

On Monday, April 5th the wait will be over with the announcement of the 2021
Michigan Celebrates awardees!
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CAR | A message from CAR's President and CEO, Carla Bailo

Michigan Business Network
March 25, 2021 10:00 AM

A message from CAR's President and CEO, Carla Bailo

Submissions for the 2021 Altair Enlighten Award are now open. CAR and Altair invite all sustainability and lightweighting experts to submit your entries by May 31, 2021.

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Kettering AutoDrive Team Wins the 2021 Collegiate Cup!

Michigan Business Network
March 23, 2021 7:00 AM

SAE Collegiate Cup results are in!
On February 25, 2021 student teams from the 2021 Collegiate Cup Finalist teams presented their season recap videos and answered questions for a socially distanced Zoom audience.
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CAR | A Review of the Administration Proposed Labor Policies

Michigan Business Network
March 22, 2021 6:00 PM

The presidential administration’s policies on climate, the economy, racial equity, international relations, and trade all impact the auto industry. Workers’ and labor unions’ interests are central to nearly all of the President’s policies.

Shortly after he was elected, Biden pledged to be “the most pro-union president you’ve ever seen.” The first few weeks of his administration show he is working to keep that promise, and some of his policies could have implications for automakers and suppliers.

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CAR | Altair Enlighten Award Webinar Series - Lightweighting Enabling Technology, and Future of Lightweighting - Speakers Added

Michigan Business Network
March 16, 2021 6:00 PM

Join us for our next webinar:

Altair Enlighten Award Webinar Series -
Lightweighting Enabling Technology, and Future of Lightweighting

Wednesday, March 24, 2021  |  10:30 AM EST

What are some of the innovative technologies/methodologies under R&D to support lightweighting?
How have some the latest solutions demonstrated advancements over current industry state-of-the-art standards?
What are the lightweighting trends driving the development of technologies in automotive engineering?

Meet a few of the Altair Enlighten Award winners for answers to these questions and more!

Hosted by Altair in conjunction with the Center of Automotive Research (CAR), the webinar will highlight the success of the Altair Enlighten Award in elevating initiatives to advance vehicle lightweighting. A panel discussion with leading industry pioneers will review how technology advancements in materials, production processes, design methods, and joining technologies have advanced the impetus for vehicle lightweighting. The panel will explore novel, emerging technology solutions, and how they are significantly advancing lightweighting for vehicles.

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2021 Construction and Design Awards

Michigan Business Network
March 10, 2021 8:00 AM

It's Time to Nominate the Best
47th Annual
ESD Construction & Design Awards
Submission deadline: March 31, 2021
The Engineering Society of Detroit's Construction and Design Awards are among the premier recognition awarded to members of the construction industry and their projects.
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CAR | AV Deployment Timeline

Michigan Business Network
March 1, 2021 5:00 PM

Every year, over the past several years, the automotive industry has made strides towards the realization of automated driving systems.
Through headline announcements and strategic commitments, this progress has naturally generated a lot of buzz in the media. Many companies and stakeholders are excited about the development of these technologies, and have been providing them with substantial attention and investment. 

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9th Annual International Women's Day event on Monday, March 8

Michigan Business Beat
February 26, 2021 2:00 PM

Terry Barclay, President & CEO of Inforum, talks with MBN's Jeffrey Mosher about the 9th Annual International Women's Day event. On March 8th, Inforum is hosting a virtual experience focusing on women's Activism, Allyship, and Advocacy. The goal of the event is to help build relationships, embrace diversity, and support women both professionally and personally.

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