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Past Events

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,...

Back to Basics Webinar Series: Investing in Leadership

November 12, 2020 / 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...

German-American Online Lightweighting Symposium II: Metal Materials

October 29, 2020 – October 27, 2020 / ZOOM Webinars

Connect with and learn from German delegates, which are active in the manufacturing and processing of lightweight metal applications for the automotive and aerospace industries. German American Online Lightweight Symposium II: Metal Materials The German American Chambers of Commerce (GACC) Midwest and South invite you to join their Lightweight Symposium II - Metal Materials on Thursday, October 29, 2020 as they focus...

German-American Online Lightweighting Symposium I: Composite Materials

October 27, 2020 / ZOOM Webinars

Various factors are propelling the use of lightweight materials in the automotive and aerospace sectors, resulting in new opportunities for engineering innovation. The two-part German-American Online Lightweighting Symposium will provide important insights on latest trends and challenges in lightweighting technologies by offering a platform to learn from and engage with experts from both sides of the Atlantic. Lightweighting Symposium I:...

Navigate 2020 Webinar Series: When Culture Goes Digital

October 15, 2020 / Zoom

WHEN CULTURE GOES DIGITAL For over seven months now, companies across Michigan have been pivoting in a big way. Offices are no longer the communal spaces they once were. Teams big and small have transitioned to remote work; an entirely new landscape for some businesses. So what's been working? How are business owners effectively communicating and balancing the needs of...

Manufacturing Leadership Series: Big Data

October 8, 2020 / ZOOM Webinar

You might understand big data, but are you leveraging it? Big data is key to making informed, strategic decisions for your business. As advancements in manufacturing continue to accelerate at an unprecedented pace, companies are taking a step back to evaluate how big data can drive innovation and efficiency in their operations. Embrace the new industrial revolution with the Manufacturing...

Commodity Trends 2021 Outlook

September 16, 2020 / ZOOM

The Commodity Trends 2021 Outlook event will provide you with the critical data on feedstock trends so you can build and manage an effective commodities strategy. Gain insights into influencing factors of critical manufacturing commodities such as Metals and Plastics and discuss possible options to help you manage global supply chains during this time of uncertainty. This year's event will also...

Innovation vs Corona | Free Webinar

August 31, 2020 / Webinar

Tune in for the Innovation vs Corona: Creating Opportunities for Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond online kickoff event, presented by the Michigan Israel Business Accelerator (MIBA) and strategic partners from across the state. Creating Opportunities for Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond Event Objectives: Identifying Michigan's needs and discuss opportunities in Defense, Mobility, Cyber/Artificial Intelligence, Health and Life Sciences, and Food/AgTech ...

The Center-West Industry 4.0 Webinar | Session Two

August 18, 2020 / Zoom

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 midsized 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 webinar g...

Webinar: Driving the Future of the Automotive Industry

August 13, 2020 / GoToWebinar

Dykema, MICHauto and The Right Place recently surveyed automotive industry businesses and professionals to better understand the challenges they are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this webinar program, professionals from these organizations will review these survey results in detail, highlighting the pandemic impact and discussing how COVID-19 will shape the future of the automotive industry. Topics...