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Upcoming Events

The Right Place, Inc. 2020-2022 Strategic Plan Launch

February 5, 2020 / 8:00AM – 9:30AM / JW Marriott Hotel International Ballroom

Join us for a special Right Place breakfast event as we launch our new 2020-2022 Strategic Plan! This three-year plan includes ambitious strategies to guide The Right Place and the Greater Grand Rapids Region forward. Through this plan, we will continue to build upon our foundational economic development strengths, while also pursuing new ventures to create a more equitable, productive,...

Back to Basics Webinar Series: Design for Manufacturing & Assembly

February 11, 2020 / 11:00AM – 12:00PM / GoToWebinar

Design for Manufacturing & Assembly Learn how small- and mid-sized manufacturers use Design for Manufacturing & Assembly as a core tenet of their product development efforts. We’ll highlight best practices for research, analysis, cross-functional teams and development processes that can help you rapidly create and validate designs that require the least time, material and capital resources. Click here to register today. B...

West Michigan Aerospace and Defense Industry Overview

February 26, 2020 / 3:00PM – 6:00PM / L. William Seidman Center - Grand Valley State University

On February 26, 2020, join industry experts in Grand Rapids as they share trends and resources available to West Michigan manufacturers looking to grow their businesses in the Aerospace and Defense industry. This special event will feature speakers from the Federal Business Group, Military Solutions Consultants & Associates (MSCA), Miller Canfield and Poland-U.S. Operations (PLUS Ops).

Midwest Supply Chain Management Conference 2020

March 25, 2020 / 8:30AM – 4:00PM / GVSU Eberhard Center

SAVE THE DATE! The Midwest Supply Chain Management Conference is a comprehensive supply chain management education and networking event. Continued change in the global economy has created new opportunities for supply chain professionals. Future success will be heavily influenced by the strategies, practices, and processes that organizations put in place to facilitate innovation and operational excellence. As an individual or...

Back to Basics Webinar Series: Core Competencies & Growth

May 12, 2020 / 11:00AM – 12:00PM / GoToWebinar

Core Competencies & Growth Identifying your key capabilities and resources can be an important first step to creating new growth opportunities for manufacturers. In this webinar, we’ll discuss processes for assessing your core strengths and share proven strategies for leveraging your key advantages to develop new products, new applications and new markets for your company. Back to Basics Webinar Series T...

Back to Basics Webinar Series: Building Your Culture

August 11, 2020 / 11:00AM – 12:00PM / GoToWebinar

Building Your Culture Establishing an intentional approach to company culture is helping some Michigan manufacturers attract the right workers and prepare for their next phase of growth. This webinar discussion will examine best practices for building culture and amplifying your values to assemble a high-functioning team that’s ready to take on the challenges and changes ahead. Back to Basics W...

Back to Basics Webinar Series: Investing in Leadership

November 10, 2020 / 11:00AM – 12:00PM / GoToWebinar

Investing in Leadership Promoting operations staff to manufacturing management positions can often be a recipe for failure. The reason: Employees who are good at their job often lack natural leadership skills to step into those new roles. An investment in leadership training can help. Join us for a panel-style webinar on best practices for training team leaders, plant managers and...