$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.
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
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.