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Webinar: Can Manufacturers Pivot from Traditional Sales Channels to Direct-to-Consumer Sales?

June 25, 2020 / Zoom

Has your organization considered a strategic shift from traditional sales channels to also offering your products direct to consumers (B-to-C)? Join us for this panel discussion to hear from two different digital agencies about what considerations are necessary to properly determine if a Direct-to-Consumer sales channel is right for your organization. A representative from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) w...

Navigate 2020 Webinar Series: Automotive Industry Update

June 17, 2020 / Zoom

AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY UPDATE Join The Right Place and Michael Robinet, Executive Director for Automotive Advisory Services at IHS Markit, for a deep dive into the new structures driving post-COVID automotive supplier strategy. Robinet will cover production and sales dynamics as they relate to new areas of demand, as well as strategic shifts impacting research & development, risk and alignments, such as: ...

Navigate 2020 Webinar Series: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Economic Forecast

May 21, 2020 / Zoom

FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF CHICAGO ECONOMIC FORECAST: U.S. RECOVERY PATH AFTER COVID-19 When it comes to COVID-19, there are a wide range of possible outcomes regarding the health and economic costs related to the pandemic. The duration of the stay at home orders and determining how consumers and businesses will respond once restrictions are lifted are two variables that...

[POSTPONED] Oceana County Economic Alliance 2020 Annual Community Leaders Breakfast

May 15, 2020 / Oceana County Council on Aging Center

Join us for the 2020 Oceana County Annual Community Leaders Breakfast! The Oceana County Economic Alliance and The Right Place, Inc. invite you attend our 2020 Annual Community Leaders Breakfast. This year’s event features a keynote presentation from Mary Temple on Growing Leadership Skills in Ourselves & Others. The Oceana County Economic Alliance board members will also give an update on local e...

Back to Basics Webinar Series: Core Competencies & Growth

May 12, 2020 / GotoWebinar

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 The Center-West and M...

[POSTPONED] Sisters Who Lead 2020 Study Results

May 7, 2020 / L.V. Eberhard Center

DUE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS ASSOCIATED WITH THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), THE SISTERS WHO LEAD EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED A TICKET AND ARE SEEKING A REFUND, PLEASE CONTACT NATALIA KOVICAK AT kovicakn@rightplace.org or 616.771.0327 Since 2016, Sisters Who Lead co-founders Shannon Cohen and Patricia Sosa VerDuin have spearheaded regional workplace climate studies that highlight the...

[POSTPONED] Pitch North 2020

April 30, 2020 / Dogwood Center

DUE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS ASSOCIATED WITH THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), PITCH NORTH 2020 HAS BEEN POSTPONED. PLEASE CONTACT JULIE BURRELL AT burrellj@rightplace.org or 231.335.1985 WITH ANY QUESTIONS. Join us for an evening of innovation, entrepreneurship and excitement. Pitch North is a idea pitching competition created to spark change and promote entrepreneurial progress in some of West Michigan's more...

[POSTPONED] Manufacturing Leadership Series: Big Data

April 29, 2020 / Embassy Suites Hotel

DUE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS ASSOCIATED WITH THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), THE BIG DATA MANUFACTURING LEADERSHIP SERIES HAS BEEN POSTPONED. IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED A TICKET AND ARE SEEKING A REFUND, PLEASE CONTACT NATALIA KOVICAK AT kovicakn@rightplace.org or 616.771.0327 You might understand big data, but are you leveraging it? Big data is key to making informed, strategic decisions...

[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...