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July 2020

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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Detroit Businesses Doing Detroit Work! Learn How Recurring Services Can Mean Recurring Business for You!

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Detroit Council President Brenda Jones Speaks "Live From The Table!" The Topic is Detroit Businesses Doing Detroit Work! Learn How Recurring Services Can Mean Recurring Business for You! Call in listen, ask your questions and share your comments at 312.626.6799, Meeting ID #850 947 268 Two of MMSDC’s MBEs are a part of the discussion: Brian McKinney, Gayanga Co., and Isaac J. Washington, Ben Washington & Sons Plumbing & Heating Inc.  

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MMSDC Meet the Candidate Virtual Roundtable – U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin

July 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This event is part of our ongoing, non-partisan advocacy event series that connects elected lawmakers and candidates with the MMSDC constituency, allowing our business leaders to engage directly with lawmakers and candidates. Please be advised that this is neither an endorsement nor is it a fundraiser. To ensure safety, our live series is now being hosted virtually until further notice. Representative Elissa Slotkin is honored to serve the residents of Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, a district that includes Ingham, Livingston,…

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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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Bringing Your Remote Workers Together to Collaborate in the Office Cloud

July 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

As today's workforce becomes more remote, the requirements for running successful meetings, and collaborating with co-workers, have shifted. We need clear methods of communication and collaboration that are easy to use without sacrificing important features. Join us for this informative webinar as we discuss how Microsoft's suite of online applications - including Microsoft Teams - can help.   Register Now to Attend 

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Workforce Development Inclusive Growth Workshop (Virtual)

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

MMSDC will be a hub for workforce development to engage and support MBE companies with the following: • Explore the development of an electronic pipeline of talent for MBE Companies • Offer recruitment & job fair support • Employee soft skills training to address MBE concerns • Going PRO Talent Fund application assistance • Surge Center – Business Resource Network (BRN) • Community Venture Program (CV) • On the Job Training Program (OJT) • The Youth Work Experience Program •…

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