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MMA | Last Chance to Engage in Top MFG Policy Conversations

Michigan Business Network
September 8, 2020 2:00 PM

This is the last week to register for MFG Legislative Day.

Don’t miss this opportunity most businesses can only wish for — a direct conversation with your elected officials and the chance to be your brand’s #1 advocate.

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MMA | New MFG Legislative Day Location and an Agenda Packed with Heavy Hitters

Michigan Business Network
September 3, 2020 4:00 PM

New Location and an Agenda Packed with Heavy Hitters

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MMA | Yes, We Are Meeting Legislators in Person!

Michigan Business Network
September 1, 2020 8:00 AM

Yes, we are meeting legislators in person!


We’re two weeks out from MFG Legislative Day — register now to be in the room as MMA and your industry peers work together to advocate on behalf of your business and all of manufacturing.

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Automation Alley Fund | Seeks Monetary Donations in Laptops for Learning Collaboration with Michigan Works!

Michigan Business Network
August 31, 2020 2:00 PM

$75,000 donation goal will be matched by Michigan Works! to provide laptops to underemployed and unemployed individuals to assist with virtual learning

Donations being sought through today

TROY, Mich.—August 26, 2020—The Automation Alley Fund, a nonprofit charitable endeavor of Automation Alley that was created to financially support economic development programs throughout the state that align with the organization’s focus as Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center, is partnering with Michigan Works! agencies across Southeast Michigan to solicit corporate monetary donations and deliver much-needed laptops to unemployed and underemployed individuals enrolled in education programs who do not have access to a computer for online virtual learning. Announcement of the program, Laptops for Learning, was made by Automation Alley Fund President Jake Sigal.

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MMA | Operational Issues Running You Ragged?

Michigan Business Network
August 26, 2020 7:00 AM

Operational issues running you ragged?

This is your last chance to register for the Virtual MFG Operations Conference later today on Wednesday, August 26. Don’t miss out on strategies, best practices and tools to take on any operational crisis from A to Z. Register today.

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Jennifer Deamud | Build Smart, Lead Strong

Michigan Business Beat
August 25, 2020 8:00 AM

MBN is excited to announce a new show to the network, Build Smart. Lead Strong. The show highlights the innovative work being done by Michigan manufacturers. In this interview, Chris Holman welcomes to the network, show host and Executive Director of Manufacturing Growth Alliance, Jennifer M. Deamud. Jenn shares her passion for small business and career highlights with over twenty years’ experience leading teams, establishing strategic direction and achieving operational excellence. Now as Executive Director of Manufacturing Growth Alliance (MGA), Jenn is excited to share the mission of MGA and some of the topics the new show will be covering when it comes to small manufacturers. Build Smart, Lead Strong is set to start airing mid September 2020

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MMA | Meet with the State's Workforce Point Person

Michigan Business Network
August 24, 2020 1:00 PM

As the director of Michigan’s Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO), Jeff Donofrio is responsible for overseeing the state’s workforce, community and economic development programs to help expand manufacturing’s growth and Michigan’s competitiveness.

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Michigan Aerospace Manufacturing Association (MAMA) | In Less Than Two Weeks...

Michigan Business Network
August 20, 2020 6:00 AM

COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols at the NASS

Aug. 31 st  - Sep. 2 nd  - Traverse City, Michigan
Registration Ends August 27th

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MMA | Creating Knowledgeable Champions in Lansing

Michigan Business Network
August 19, 2020 8:00 AM

Your elected officials can’t do what’s right for your business if they don’t know you or the challenges you face.

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MMA | Deadline Friday: Nominate Your Deserving Leaders

Michigan Business Network
August 17, 2020 12:00 PM

Just days remain to submit nominations for the 2020 MFG Excellence Awards. Share your stories of leadership, innovation and more — go to mimfg.org and submit your nomination by Friday!

Self-nominations are encouraged for all categories. Nominations close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, 8/21/20. Check out the award categories below and plan to join us this fall for the 2020 MFG Excellence Awards.

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