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March 2019

Michigan State University 2019 Contractor/Consultant Forum

March 13 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 219 S Harrison Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
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   CONTRACTOR/CONSULTANT FORUM  Brought to you by Michigan State University’s  Infrastructure Planning and Facilities  Planning, Design and Construction Division    Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm  Kellogg Center Ballroom    Please join us for information on MSU delivery methods, interactive discussion on the state of Design and Construction and other subjects relevant to our processes.    For any Questions please contact Kevin Durkin at [email protected] or call at 517-432-2153 

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Talks at Google: Women’s History Month Luncheon – The Game Changers of Sports

March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Google Detroit, 52 Henry St
Detroit, 48201 United States
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On behalf of Google Digital Coaches and Talks at Google, I would like to personally invite you to attend a luncheon at Google Detroit in honor of Women's History Month. The Google Digital Coaches Program is your direct connection to the small business and the community and you are invited. During this event, you will have the opportunity to learn how you can partner with Google, Google Digital Coaches and be a part of Google initiatives launching in 2019/2020. We…

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The Ecosystem of Additive Manufacturing and Strategies for Scale Up

March 15 @ 8:15 am - 12:45 pm
Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Friday, March 15, 2019 Ross School of Business, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 Venue: R1210, Ross School of Business; Time: 8:15am-12:45pm   THE ECOSYSTEM OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AND STRATEGIES FOR SCALE UP In the last two-and-half decades additive manufacturing has made great strides with 3D printing evolving as a viable option to design and produce quality products efficiently across multiple industries. Examples range from custom prosthetics, jet engine fuel nozzles, musical instruments, to custom houses. In 2018, the additive manufacturing market…

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Vocational Village Tour (SMT)

March 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Parnall Correctional Facility, 1780 East Parnall Road
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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You are cordially invited to attend the next scheduled tour of our newest Vocational Village.  The next scheduled tour will be Friday, March 15th, 2019, at 9 am (please arrive by 8:45 am).  We would love for you to attend! The Village is located inside the Parnall Correctional Facility (SMT), at 1780 East Parnall Road Jackson, MI 49201.  Please visit our website at:,4551,7-119-33218_75514---,00.html.   A couple of things to remember: The tour will include visits to the vocational trade…

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Going PRO Collaborative

March 18 @ 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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Pure Michigan Agriculture Summit

March 19 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center, 100 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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March 19, 2019 in Kalamazoo, MI 8:30 am - 3:30 pm   WHO SHOULD ATTEND Are you a grower or food processor? Are you looking to purchase MI grown or MI made food? Do you want to make connections to improve your business or industry? Does your procurement philosophy include buying local?   WHAT TO EXPECT Join us for this free, dynamic one-day event where the food and agriculture industry comes together with a common goal—to strengthen Michigan’s food supply…

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DTE/MMSDC Sustainable Supply Chain Business Practices Webinar

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Sustainable Supply Chain Business Practices As a benefit of your Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) membership, a webinar training in sustainable business practices will be offered on March 19, 2019, at 1 pm EST. DTE Energy is sponsoring the training, as they recognize the value of sustainability in their operations and request that suppliers model similar practices. Sustainability is one of the criteria considered when evaluating proposals; the intent is this training will help you prepare for interactions with…

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SEMCA Employee Turnover Study

March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SEMCA, 25363 Eureka Road
Taylor, Michigan 48180 United States
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SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN COMMUNITY ALLIANCE Serving Monroe County and Wayne County (excluding the city of Detroit) Did you know the average employee turnover can cost your business between $3,500 to $4,100 per employee or MORE! Are you interested in learning more about how to reduce employee turnover? We invite you to participate in a local employee turnover study on Thursday, March 28th from 2pm-4pm at SEMCA Michigan Works! 25363 Eureka Rd, Taylor, MI, 48180.   Employers nationwide are facing employee turnover and retention…

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April 2019

FCA Construction Opportunities – Supplier Outreach Event (RSVP by April 12th)

April 15 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Conner Center, 20000 Conner St
Detroit, MI 48205 United States
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As many of you know, over the past few weeks there has been exciting news about FCA converting the Mack Avenue Engine Complex into a manufacturing site for future Jeep® products in Detroit. As Walbridge | Aristeo continues to prepare the project team, we are excited to work with FCA to deliver more information to interested subcontractors, suppliers and the community about the project. The event is open to minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses, as well as City of Detroit-based…

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FCA Project Contractor & Supplier Outreach Event

April 15 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Conner Center, 20000 Conner St
Detroit, MI 48205 United States
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SESSION II - PAINT SHOP PROJECTS  This is the afternoon session following the general construction session. Suppliers must register for this session as well if they are interested in attending.   FCA has recently made an announcement regarding a major investment in the City of Detroit that will impact five of our plants and create 6,500 jobs. We are happy to have partnered with Giffin and Barton Malow to host a Supplier/Sub-Contractor community outreach event to provide details on upcoming…

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