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.
Michigan Inventors Coalition Expo & Innovate Michigan! Summit 2013
Michigan Inventors gathered September 4th in East Lansing for the second annual MIC EXPO’13. Inventors collaborated and networked with other professionals. They had speakers, break-out sessions, shark tanks, networking, venture capitalist, and much much more. At the same time the 2013 Innovate Michigan! Summit was also going on at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center. Attendees learned about unique economic development strategies.
Pictured above; Ernest Reschke President at Picture Hanging Pro LLC,
The Picture Stick...revolutionary picture and artwork hanging tool.
- Washington, Michigan, demonstrates to competition judges,
Michigan Economic Developers Association Annual Meeting 2013
With continuing changes around the area of economic development; this year's meeting focused on how professionals and enterprises are vital in the changes to come. "The New Faces of Economic Development" took a look at the young professionals and their impact on the farming and automotive industries.
Above: Chris Holman, CEO, MichiganBusinessNetwork.com, speaks with Birgit Klohs,
President and CEO of The Right Place, Grand Rapids, MI, about economic development in Michigan.
Annual Michigan LEAN Conference
Those who strive to transform Michigan’s businesses and governments by sharing lessons learned, being innovative and employing transcending concepts with the utilization of customer focus mentality, exemplary leadership and experimentation attended this event.
In the picture above, State Treasurer for the State of Michigan, Andy Dillon
, addresses the attendee's during his keynote address.
Great Lakes Lenders Conference
We went on the road for awards and great breakout sessions in lending. Sessions included: 504 Lending Topics, Closing the SBA Loan, Confessions of an Underwriter, Lender Oversight & Reviews, Liquidating the SBA Loan-the 10-Tab Process. We also heard about the Future of SBA Panel, featuring SBA Center and Headquarter Staff.
Above: Chris Holman, MichiganBusinessNetwork.com caught up with Gerald Moore
, Director of Michigan SBA, about Small Business Administration lending.
Delta Dental Kids Night
The July 30 Lugnuts game recognized community and policy actions to improve dental care. Delta Dental of Michigan, hundreds of kids, representatives of Gov. Rick Snyder, and others recognized the state’s ongoing commitment, and announced new efforts to improve oral health care for children and adults across Michigan at thisLansing Lugnuts baseball game.
Pictured above; President and CEO of Delta Dental, Laura Czelada
speaks with Chris Holman, MichiganBusinessNetwork.com
5th Annual HORIZONS-Michigan Scholarship Golf Outing
The HORIZONS-Michigan Scholarship was developed to encourage women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States, and to provide development opportunities to women already working in these fields. Established in 2009, the program has already given out $48,000.
The 5th annual Scholarship Golf Outing was held at Cherry Creek Golf Course of Shelby Township, Michigan. MichiganBusinessNetwork.com was on hand to get the business community perspective from organizers and participants, along with learning more about the scholarship.
Pictured Above; MichiganBusinessNetwork.com News Correspondent Tim Nester interviews Noreen M. King, Scholarship Director for HORIZONS-Michigan Scholarships.
Michigan Future Business Index June 2013 released!
Optimism in Michigan for business Blooms! After indicating a slowdown of optimism in the October 2012
survey, Michigan’s small to medium-size businesses are now poised to invest
and grow with new confidence in a recovering state economy.
Hiring and additional workforce investments are planned for the next six
Finding qualified talent is still a significant challenge.
Many still adjusting to the pressure of expanded regulatory policy. Expanded
government regulations - specifically the impending Affordable Care Act - remain a primary challenge.
Please click below to access the survey results and Executive Summary from the latest Michigan Future Business Index.
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