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[CANCELLED] Midwest Supply Chain Management Conference 2020

March 25, 2020 / GVSU Eberhard Center

DUE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS ASSOCIATED WITH THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), THE 2020 MIDWEST SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED A TICKET AND ARE SEEKING A REFUND, PLEASE CONTACT NATALIA KOVICAK AT kovicakn@rightplace.org or 616.771.0327 The Midwest Supply Chain Management Conference is a comprehensive supply chain management education and networking event. Continued change in...

Industry 4.0 Workshop (Session Option 3)

March 19, 2020 / Feyen Zylstra

Industry 4.0 buzz words have been flying around for a few years now, but it seems the mystery remains. What does all of it mean for small and mid-sized manufacturers? We're here to break down the jargon and make the complex simple, separating reality from the hype. Join the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center-West and Feyen Zylstra for an interactive workshop geared...

Industry 4.0 Workshop (Session Option 2)

March 11, 2020 / Feyen Zylstra

Industry 4.0 buzz words have been flying around for a few years now, but it seems the mystery remains. What does all of it mean for small and mid-sized manufacturers? We're here to break down the jargon and make the complex simple, separating reality from the hype. Join the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center-West and Feyen Zylstra for an interactive workshop geared...

Industry 4.0 Workshop (Session Option 1)

March 3, 2020 / Feyen Zylstra

Industry 4.0 buzz words have been flying around for a few years now, but it seems the mystery remains. What does all of it mean for small and mid-sized manufacturers? We're here to break down the jargon and make the complex simple, separating reality from the hype. Join the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center-West and Feyen Zylstra for an interactive workshop geared...

Hello West Michigan 2020 Annual Meeting

February 27, 2020 / Embassy Suites Downtown Grand Rapids

10 Years of Growing West Michigan In 2020, Hello West Michigan is celebrating ten years of community impact on West Michigan. Ten years of educating, attracting, and connecting people to the West Michigan region. Ten years ago, Hello West Michigan was the only organization of its kind in the country: employer-driven and governed by employers. Now, they are a model organization for...

West Michigan Aerospace and Defense Industry Overview

February 26, 2020 / 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). For questions about accessibility or to...

Newaygo County Economic Update for Community Leaders

February 19, 2020 / Dogwood Center for the Performing Arts

The Right Place, Inc. and the Newaygo County Economic Development Advisory Committee invite you to attend our 2020 Economic Update on February 19, 2020. Network with local business and community leadersReceive an update on economic development in Newaygo CountyHear from a panel of entrepreneurs who are thriving in the community This year's event will feature guest speaker Tim Mroz, Vice President of Strategic...

Back to Basics Webinar Series: Design for Manufacturing & Assembly

February 11, 2020 / 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...

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

February 5, 2020 / 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,...

2020 Economic Outlook for West Michigan

December 11, 2019 / Amway Grand Plaza

23rd Regional Economic Forecast Join The Right Place, Inc. and over 300 local business and community leaders for The Right Place's signature event of the year. The 2020 Economic Outlook for West Michigan is one of the most anticipated economic forecast events in our community. Jim Robey, Director, Regional Economic Planning Services of the Upjohn Institute will review regional, state and national...

Free Webinar: Industry 4.0 - Small steps to get started with big data

December 10, 2019 / GotoWebinar

For small and mid-sized Michigan manufacturers embarking on the Industry 4.0 journey, the road begins with Big Data. Join the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center-West, MiBiz and local experts for a 50-minute webinar on Big Data and its many applications in the smart factory. We’ll define Big Data, talk about the challenges of getting started and discuss how your company’s key...

ReThink West Michigan

November 27, 2019 / Eve at The B.O.B.

Is it time to ReThink a move back to your hometown? If you're coming back to West Michigan for the Thanksgiving holiday, there's one event you can't miss! On November 27th, 2019 several area companies and non-profit organizations are coming together to convince you that it's time to take another look at your hometown. ReThink West Michigan is a casual, professional...