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April 2019

Going PRO FY20 Session

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MMSDC Headquarters, 100 River Place Drive, Suite #300
Detroit, MI 48207 US
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The Going Pro Talent Fund (formerly know as the Michigan Skilled Trades Training Fund or STTF) grant program is a yearly training grant program available to Michigan based companies. The Going Pro Talent Fund provides competitive awards for employer responsive training that enhances talent, productivity, and employment retention while increasing the quality and competitiveness of Michigan’s businesses. The Going Pro Talent Fund ensures Michigan’s employers have the talent they need to compete and grow, and individuals have the skills they…

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U.S.-Korea Business Partnership in Auto Industry

April 25
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive
Detroit, MI 48243 United States
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The U.S. Korea Auto Industry Business Partnership explores key industry trends currently being driven by autonomous, connected,  electric and shared mobility technologies (A.C.E.S). The event further establishes and enhances key bilateral partnerships that supports the continued growth of trade between U.S and Korea. Additionally, the event celebrates KPAI’s 40th anniversary, highlighting the contributions Korean-Americans have made to the U.S. auto industry.   April 25th, 2019 | Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center |400 Renaissance Dr., Detroit, MI 48243

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NVBDC Southeast Veteran Business Summit & Golf Outing

April 29 - April 30
The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, Two Grasslawn Avenue
Hilton Head, SC 29928 United States
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Meet 1:1 with Supplier Diversity Professionals and Play Golf with Them Too at NVBDC Southeast Veteran Business Summit & Golf Outing!   Meet with supplier diversity professionals at NVBDC's Southeast Veteran Business Summit & Golf Outing. The beauty of Hilton Head Island, combined with a morning on the greens for those who golf makes for a winning combination. We hope that you will join us at this scenic oceanfront venue to connect with some of the nation’s greatest business leaders, supplier diversity…

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How To Sell at Trade Shows – Micro Lesson

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

How To Sell at Trade Shows - Micro Lesson Description Learn new and nontraditional approaches for lead generation at trade shows whether you’re working the floor or manning the booth. In this in-depth workshop, we cover: ✅ The importance of defining the goals for an event ✅Identifying the strategies most likely to help you achieve them ✅ How to start, hold and end quality conversations quickly ✅How to debrief and evaluate each event for effectiveness. This micro lesson covers everything…

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May 2019

18th Annual APACC Gala “Out of Many, One”

May 4 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
MGM Grand Detroit, 1777 3rd St,
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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  You are cordially invited to join APACC at our annual fundraising gala along with our founding members, sponsors, entrepreneurs, and civic leaders to celebrate the achievements of the past year.   Please join us as we take a look back at 18 years of APACC and celebrate all the accomplishments and milestones. Featuring silent auction, door prizes, and amazing performances!   Ethnic or Black-tie attire highly encouraged   To become a sponsor or for additional information, please contact us…

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MBE Pre-Certification Briefing at MMPC 2019

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
COBO Center, 1 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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  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.…

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MMPC 2019

May 7 - May 9
COBO Center, 1 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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May 7th - May 9th | Cobo Center | Detroit, MI   The Michigan Minority Procurement Conference (MMPC) is the state’s premier business conference that focuses on connecting national and local corporations with the top minority business enterprises (MBE) in Michigan. This three-day event is held annually in Detroit at COBO Center and features an action-packed trade floor with over 400 exhibitors featuring businesses eager to network and collaborate. The event also features business workshops, seminars, industry-specific forums, business consulting…

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2019 MMSDC Annual Meeting

May 7 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Cabo Center, 1 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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Corporate Members and Certified MBEs, Please join MMSDC for our Annual Meeting taking place at Cobo Center. This is an opportunity for MMSDC board, stakeholders and staff to come together for our annual year-end review and 2019 preview. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 am PLEASE NOTE: If you plan to attend the annual meeting, you must pre-register (limited 2 per company). Name badges will be printed according to your online registration. Only those Michigan MSDC Corporate Members…

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“Equipping the Workplace for Transformational Change”

May 16 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Marygrove College: Madame Cadillac Building, 8425 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221 United States
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Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion (MRDI) is presenting its inaugural conference on achieving meaningful workplace diversity through Workplace Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Consulting. The purpose of the conference is to help those tasked with advancing diverse and inclusive organizations, information and tools to better understand the challenges of doing business in one of the most segregated regions in the country, which has left many relationally challenged perpetuating microaggressions and unconscious bias upon their colleagues and neighbors. The tools provided…

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Going Pro FY20 Session – May 20th

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MMSDC Headquarters, 100 River Place Drive, Suite #300
Detroit, MI 48207 US
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The Going Pro Talent Fund (formerly know as the Michigan Skilled Trades Training Fund or STTF) grant program is a yearly training grant program available to Michigan based companies. The Going Pro Talent Fund provides competitive awards for employer responsive training that enhances talent, productivity, and employment retention while increasing the quality and competitiveness of Michigan’s businesses. The Going Pro Talent Fund ensures Michigan’s employers have the talent they need to compete and grow, and individuals have the skills they…

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