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18th Annual Midwest Supply Chain Management Conference

March 25, 2021 / HopIn Online Events

The 18th Annual Midwest Supply Chain Management Conference is a day of learning about new and upcoming trends in the Supply Chain world. Participants will be able to choose three breakout sessions throughout the day. Leaders from industry, consulting and academia will share their practical experiences in areas such as: Operations and LogisticsTechnology and InnovationLeadership and Development KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Rick...

22nd Michigan Automotive Suppliers Symposium

March 11, 2021 / Virtual/Live

The 2021 Michigan Automotive Suppliers Symposium is bringing auto industry game-changers to the virtual mainstage and providing registrants with a virtual “Auto Supplier Toolbox” loaded with presentations from industry experts giving updates that pertain to automotive sectors! Mainstage presentations will be Livestream-only, while the “Auto Supplier Toolbox” will be provided to registrants for one week before and one week after the mainsta...

Hello West Michigan 2021 Annual Meeting

February 24, 2021 / Webinar

In 2020, Hello West Michigan kicked-off the year by celebrated ten years of community impact on West Michigan. The Annual Meeting was the last time the organization came together in-person before we went into quarantine. No one couldn't anticipate what this past year would bring, but Hello West Michigan is proud of everything they accomplished during a year of uncertainty and...

Newaygo County 2021 Economic Update for Community Leaders

February 23, 2021 / Zoom

The Right Place, Inc. and the Newaygo County Economic Development Advisory Committee will host the Newaygo County 2021 Economic Update for Community Leaders virtually on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Attend this free event to receive an update on economic development efforts in Newaygo County, an economic outlook forecast from Jim Robey, Director of Regional and Economic Planning Services for the W.E. Upjohn...

3P Webinar Series: People

February 16, 2021 / GoToWebinars

Without the right definition of roles — and the right people in the right roles — a manufacturer’s systems are bound to fail. In this first webinar, we’ll highlight talent strategies that can help you build your team for the future while balancing the production demands of today. Plus, you’ll hear about how you can build a pipel...

Webinar: Building an Inclusive West Michigan

January 19, 2021 / ZOOM Webinars

After the Great Recession, Grand Rapids experienced a great recovery. Our mid-sized city outperformed numerous economic metrics, climbing to the top of ranking lists and expanding at an impressive rate. Unfortunately, that newfound prosperity was not shared by all, and past successes do not guarantee continued success in the future. Grand Rapids faces imminent challenges as industrial transformation, demographic transition,...

2021 Economic Outlook for West Michigan

December 10, 2020 / ZOOM

24th Regional Economic Forecast Join The Right Place, Inc. for our signature event of the year, the 2021 Economic Outlook, held virtually this year for the first time since its inception. One of the most anticipated economic forecast events in our community, the 2021 Economic Outlook will provide critical perspective to what may lie ahead in a post-pandemic world. Jim Robey, Director,...

Re-Engaging the Rural Economy: Activating Rural Entrepreneurship

December 9, 2020 / ZOOM Webinars

Economic downturns can create significant opportunity for savvy entrepreneurs. Hear stories from the front lines from business startups and learn how your community can foster entrepreneurial growth, setting the stage for a stronger economic recovery. Guest Co-Hosts: Megan & Brian Josefowicz, The Mitten Bar/Barley & Rye - Downtown LudingtonBryan Stratton, Sipzee.com - Caledonia Julie Burrell & Jodi Nichols Pitch + Grow North ...

Re-Engaging the Rural Economy: Innovation in Talent Retention & Attraction

December 2, 2020 / ZOOM Webinars

While unemployment skyrocketed in our region earlier this year, businesses still struggle to fill their workforce needs. There are some great innovations being implemented at companies in our communities, that are really 'moving the needle' when it comes to their talent retention & attraction. Guest Co-Hosts: Keather Winslow, APEC - Lake Odessa Ashley Lantinga, Director of Culture, MKP CPAs - Middleville...

Free Webinar: The Role of Diversity and Inclusion in a Thriving West Michigan Economy

November 20, 2020 / ZOOM Webinar

Cynthia Bowman Conversations around diversity and inclusion in the workplace have been top of mind for employers. The business case for D&I is strong: companies that are more diversified consistently deliver better performance metrics, higher profitability, and increased innovation. Improving diversity and inclusion among West Michigan businesses is not only the right thing to do, but it is critical...

ReThink West Michigan

November 19, 2020 / Brazen Virtual Events

This year, ReThink West Michigan is participating in Back To Michigan! This series of virtual networking events are for people interested in relocating to Michigan, and current residents who are unemployed. Attendees will be able to speak directly with hiring managers and rediscover opportunities in the Mitten State by connecting with local employers and former residents. As with many things,...

Re-Engaging the Rural Economy: Winter Strategies for Small Businesses & Districts

November 18, 2020 / ZOOM Webinars

Going into the colder weather months of Michigan winters can mean additional challenges for small businesses. Let's discuss some tips & strategies for 'weathering the storm', including streamlining business operations, innovative customer engagement opportunities and more. Guest Co-Hosts: Scott & Robbin Faulkner, Riverstop Cafe - NewaygoLeigh Young, Michigan Main Street Center Target Audiences: Retail, Dining, Service Businesses, Municipal Leadership, Planning Commissions, DDAs,...