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“Foundations of Strategic Planning Workshop” sponsored by Comerica Bank

December 4, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Comerica Bank and the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council cordially invite you to our Business Development Seminar

“Foundations of Strategic Planning Workshop” — Sponsored by Comerica Bank

Entrepreneurs have a tendency of working “in the business” versus “on the business”.  In other words, business owners get bogged down by the daily operational details and don’t necessarily think about the “big picture” and how it might impact their potential for growth.

The market continues to evolve, change and become more competitive.  It’s more diverse, consumer-centric and demanding.  While B2B remains critical and is crucial to the company’s overall business plan, communicating directly to consumers is essential to an organization’s success.  Consumers are more discerning; want to be communicated to on their terms and will more likely respond to relevant messaging and vehicles.

This highly-interactive session will focus on the strategic planning process and its impact on growth.  Case studies are an excellent way to engage in the learning process.  This session will use case(s) for discussion, analysis and ultimately presentations.  Not only will they connect to the central topic, teams will develop relevant and practical recommendations which will be actionable.  This interactive session will enhance the learning experience.

Seminar Presenter

markleeMark S. Lee, a Detroit native, is President & CEO, The LEE Group (TLG), MI LLC, an independent integrated marketing consulting firm focused on providing marketing, branding and communication solutions to clients. Additionally, TLG provides training & development to organizations in the areas of branding, re-branding and communications and has advised on how to effectively implement in an integrated fashion.


He is the former Vice President of Brand Development and Marketing Communications at Florida Blue, Florida’s Blue Cross Blue Shield plan, where he was responsible for leading the company’s brand initiatives, marketing communications and the development and implementation of promotional programs focused on supporting strategic priorities. Prior, Mr. Lee held senior-marketing leadership roles with nationally known companies across the country including, PepsiCo, The Auto Club Group (AAA), et. al.



8:00- 8:45am                 Registrations, Breakfast & Networking

8:45 – 9:00am                MMSDC and Comerica Welcome and Introductions

9:00 -10:00am               Foundations of Strategic Planning presentation

10:00 -10:15am              Break/Case Studies

10:15 -11:00am              Case Studies Continue

11:00 -11:30am              Presentations*


Comerica Bank Center

411 W. Lafayette,

9th Floor Executive Dining Room

Detroit, MI 48226


For Questions Contact:

James Franklin, VP of Member Services, 313-873-2124, [email protected]

Teresa LeFevre, VP Supplier Diversity, Comerica Bank, 248-371-5291  [email protected]




December 4, 2014
8:00 am - 11:30 am



Supporting Sponsor

The supporting sponsorship gives your company exposure at all major MMSDC events and more. Learn more

The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) is a non-profit organization promoting the economic growth of minority-owned businesses. Learn More

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