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July 2020

MBE Pre-Certification Briefing

July 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Greetings Prospective MBE Applicant: Thank you for your interest in becoming a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).Attending our Pre-Certification Briefing is your first step to becoming certified. To participate in the Pre-Certification Briefing, a company must first meet the fundamental requirements of certification. These are: 1. Legally registered as a for-profit entity in the State of Michigan 2. An ethnic minority owner(s) with at least 51% of ownership 3. Must be controlled, owned and managed by an ethnic-minority.   The…

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Why IT Service Management (ITSM) and Why Now?

July 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

IT Service Management (ITSM) helps organizations manage the delivery of IT services to their customers. Using these frameworks can maximize an organizations efficiency across the entire end-to-end lifecycle. We will explore ITSM and the various frameworks available to manage your IT services.   Register Now to Attend 

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Plug and Play Fireside Chat with MMSDC President & CEO Michelle Sourie Robinson 

July 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a day of corporate innovation and startup pitches focused on Mobility within Michigan. We will hear from the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) a founding partner and strong advocate for Plug and Play Detroit. Our new Plug and Play Detroit office will connect our global partners with the most innovative startups. We aim to promote diversity by including startups founded and led by women and minority entrepreneurs and showcasing their technologies in each of our batches.…

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PMBC Supplier Diversity in Higher Education Virtual Event

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

PMBC Supplier Diversity in Higher Education Virtual Event July 9, 2020 | 9:00 A.M.  -  10:00 A.M.    Are you interested in learning how to secure work with higher education institutions? If so, join us for this FREE, MUST-attend virtual event. Pure Michigan Business Connect is partnering with several universities and colleges, including Eastern Michigan University, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Lawrence Technological University, Washtenaw Community College and Wayne State University to host this virtual event.   Attendees…

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Why DevOps and Why Now?

July 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Speed to market has become one of the key differentiators for successful organizations. The DevOps methodology, and its rapid implementation cycle, creates challenges for organizations. We will explore why DevOps is growing so quickly and how to focus your organization on how to maximize its benefits.   Register Now to Attend 

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MMSDC Dealmaker Sessions: Settings Financial Goals for Your Product

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Building a company from ground-up is one of the most difficult and challenging things you might have done. Simply making money or focusing on financial revenue should never be the exclusive goal of any business. Managing financial goals by complementing them with your core values and mission statement is the key to product success. Strong businesses are not those that simply bring in big revenues because consumers can be fickle, markets can be in flux, and what worked once may…

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Leadership and Business Skills in a Waterfall, Agile and Wagile World

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Project management, more than ever, comes in many shapes and styles. Traditional projects are generally managed top-down, most often using a Waterfall methodology. On the other end of the spectrum, Agile based projects, led by a Scrum Masters, use servant leadership principles. These two methodologies dramatically differ on virtually all project processes, artifacts, and concepts. Wagile style projects contain a combination of Waterfall and Agile based activities, attributes and activities. This webinar describes how to maximize your effectiveness and success…

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NMSDC Program Managers’ Seminar 2020 – A Virtual Experience

July 14 - July 29

Save These Dates - July 14 - 29!  Participate in NMSDC's Annual National Program Managers' Seminar Virtually!    These two weeks of virtual programming will offer: Best practices in Corporate Supplier Diversity. The day is geared for newer supplier diversity professionals and those wanting to refresh their supplier diversity development, as well as Corporate Plus members. Content focused on innovation, career development and learning solutions for more experienced supplier diversity professionals. New this year: we will be offering industry group breakouts…

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DEGC & Queen Lillian Pre-Rehabilitation Opportunity Sessions (PROS)

July 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

On July 14, 2020 at 10:30 am, DEGC & Queen Lillian will host a Pre-Rehabilitation Opportunity Sessions (PROS) that consist of one project totaling over $60 million dollars in investment. The PROS are for Detroit-based contractors interested in renovation, rehabilitation and redevelopment projects. It would be great if you could forward to  contractors within your network.  To join participants must preregister, via the link provided below. Participation Requirements: 1.Must register at: 2. Must represent one of the trades listed…

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MMSDC Dealmaker Sessions: Identifying and Meeting Market Needs

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

You have a product; how does it reach your intended audience? Marketing plan is one of the top priorities for any business plan. This involves identifying potential buyers and their needs. Every market comes with smaller segments that has its uniqueness and culture. This webinar will help analyzing the needs of customers and how market segmentation can help you analyze a target market.   In this webinar you’ll learn: Size of the target market and understanding your customer profile Multi-channel…

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