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Planning and Economic Development

Featured Events

 

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Contribution—Increasing Your Leadership Value

Thursday, January 24 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Purpose:   To assist leaders in growth and development by clarifying areas they can control and influence, exploring career stages, and identifying personal strengths/opportunities.

Objectives: The purpose of this training is to increase career progression, business results, and value to the organization by identifying and leveraging contribution value. Participants will complete a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) assessment on seven competencies including leadership, communication, and decision-making prior to class date.

Location: Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, 1 S. Main St., 7th Floor, Mt. Clemens

 

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Generations at Work: Bridging the Generation Gap

Thursday, February 28 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Purpose: The purpose of this training is to help participants bridge the generation gap and create a respectful workplace to increase productivity, morale, and motivation.

Objectives: This course will provide a better understanding of the generational differences in the workplace.  Participants will learn how to maximize relationships and build on strengths across generations to optimize effectiveness and productivity.

Who should attend: Managers, team leads, supervisors, and individual contributors

Location: Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, 1 S. Main St., 7th Floor, Mt. Clemens

 

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Supervisory Survival Skills

Thursday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Purpose: The purpose of this training is to help participants understand the role of a supervisor and identify skills needed to be successful.

Objectives: This course will define the role and responsibilities of a supervisor.  Participants will practice techniques to develop relationships, deliver feedback, delegate, make decisions and conduct effective meetings.

Who should attendIndividuals who are new to the field of supervision.

Location: Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, 1 S. Main St., 7th Floor, Mt. Clemens

 

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Succession Planning for Leadership Positions

Thursday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Purpose: The purpose of this training is to discuss how to create an organized program for identifying and developing future leaders to fill senior and executive positions within an organization.

Objectives: Participants will learn the important steps and receive tools that can be adapted to their workplace to create a documented approach for creating the leaders of tomorrow.

Who should attend: HR managers

Location: Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, 1 S. Main St., 7th Floor, Mt. Clemens

 


 

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Annual Meeting 2019 - Ford: Advancing Mobility & Amazon Guest Speaker

Friday, January 18 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Join the chamber at our Annual Meeting & Board Induction where guest speaker Bryan Barnhill - Detroit Engagement Manager from Ford, will present on Advancing Smart Mobility. There will also be a special presentation from Amazon.
Location: Mirage Banquets & Catering, 16980 18 Mile Rd., Clinton Township

 

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Starting a Business

Saturday, January 19 from 10 a.m. to noon
This workshop is designed for individuals who are at the beginning stages of starting a business. It will help aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to getting started.
Location: Fresh Start Ministries, 16330 Twelve Mile Rd., Roseville

 

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Tech Takeover: Emerging Role of Artificial Intelligence in Future Vehicles

Wednesday, January 23 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The rise of artificial intelligence in the future of connected and autonomous vehicles is complicated, misunderstood and powerful; however, it is important on various fronts to determine a strategy and execution plan regarding these capabilities. Join Aras at Automation Alley for a Tech Takeover on the application, as opposed to theory, of AI into the vehicle development process. Topics will include safety, cybersecurity, vehicle software development, integration with existing platforms, standards and tools, verification/validation systems and service management.
This session is intended for engineers, software engineers, software developers, IT managers and cybersecurity experts.
Location: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham, Troy

 

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Defense Contracting Financing 101

Thursday, January 24 from 9 a.m. to noon
Chemical Bank will instruct on the financial opportunities to assist potential government contractors. This event will discuss accessing capital; financing government contracting operations, and the capital requirements of doing businesses while performing under a government contract. In addition, there will be information on exporting. Additional speakers will be: Small Business Administration (SBA), Department of Commerce, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) 
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, 7900 Tank Ave. Warren

 

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State of Clinton Township Address 2019

Friday, January 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Join Clinton Township Supervisor Robert Cannon as he offers his synopsis of the upcoming year for his community.
Location: Clinton-Macomb Public Library, 40900 Romeo Plank, Clinton Township

 

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B2B Sales Skills Workshop

Thursday, January 31 from 9:30 a.m. to noon
Sales Skills Workshop for Business-to-Business Companies. Topics include: The Sales Profession, Required Knowledge, Sales Legends, Realities & Essentials, Sales Processes, Prospecting Methods, Making Appointments, Sales Tactics, Closing Techniques and Post Sale Duties.
Location: Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, 1 S. Main St., 7th Floor, Mt. Clemens

 

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Federal Market Research - 201

Thursday, February 7 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
If you re interested in selling your goods or services to the federal government, the first thing you should do is research the federal government marketplace to learn more about it. Market research is the continuous process of collecting the data, and analyzing the information so you have a better understanding of the marketplace. This training will help you identify who your customer and competitors are, as well as the current and future outlook for your Industry. This training will be conducted in a computer lab, and provide you with useful Market Research tools for: Researching the Consumer - Identify federal agencies who are buying what you re selling. Researching the Competition - Identify who wants to, or who is already selling your service or product to the federal government and for how much. Researching your Industry - Identify what the federal government has purchased in the past, plans on procuring in the future, and Industry trends. To run a successful business, you need to learn about your customers, competition, and industry. Market research will provide you with valuable insight to spot current and upcoming issues in your industry, reduce your business risks, and help you identify opportunities. Who Should Attend? Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company.
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, 7900 Tank Ave., Room 123, Warren

 

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Economic Forecast 2019

Thursday, February 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
David Sowerby, CFA, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager at Ancora will deliver the Macomb Economic Forecast. Come hear what to expect for 2019's local economic trends.
Location: Palazzo Grande, 54660 Van Dyke Avenue, Shelby Township

 

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New Ways in OTA

Thursday, February 12 from 8:30 a.m. to noon
"To stay ahead in a dynamic, ever-changing environment, DoD needs a new approach to acquisition." ~ Report of the Advisory Panel on Streamlining and Codifying Acquisition Regulations, January 2018 recognizing this national security concern, Congress in the past three years has dramatically expanded the rapid acquisition authorities available to the Department of Defense. The Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs), have proven an effective tool to streamline acquisition, diversify the defense industrial base, and gain access to state of the art technology within a collaborative Government/Industry environment. New OTA guidance, released in December 2018 expands upon the understanding of these authorities and broadens their potential application. Join us as the nation's leaders in acquisition innovation walk us through this new guidance, providing a real understanding of the authorities, and methods to leverage their success. In addition to hearing about how OTA's work, hear about OTAs in action! Learn about the Army's new Next-Generation Combat Vehicle's (NGCV) modernization arm which serves under the new Army Futures Command. Hear how this Cross Functional Team (CFT) is expanding its scope from prototyping next-generation vehicles and ground robots to also guiding more near-term programs. The CFT will discuss the NGVC-Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) program, as an example of OTA's in use!
Location: Macomb Community College, South Campus, Building K, Rm 301, 14500 E Twelve Mile Rd., Warren

 

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State Contracting

Thursday, February 14 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) Procurement Office serves as the state s Central Purchasing Office and has a portfolio of approximately 950 multiple-year contracts worth billions of Dollars. The Department consists of three divisions, plus real estate and construction: Information and technology Commodities and infrastructure services Services Topics to be covered include the following: Contracting with the state of Michigan Opportunities overview Doing business with MDOT WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company.
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, 7900 Tank Ave., Room 138, Warren

 

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Team SBA Financing Roundtable

Thursday, February 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30
Before you apply for a business loan, first attend a free financing roundtable. We will debunk the myths and demystify the process of small business financing. The "team" is a banker, an SBA representative, an SBA business counselor, and business owners like you. You will get first hand information on what credit criteria your banker has. The team will answer all of your financing questions and give you advice on what steps to take to achieve your goal of starting or expanding a business. We will explain how the SBA loan guarantee can work for you. The roundtables are best suited for those who have good credit, a solid business idea, and some money to invest in the business.
Location: Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, 1 S. Main St., 7th Floor, Mt. Clemens

 

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Impact: Marijuana in the Workplace

Friday, February 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Please join our first IMPACT panel discussion, as our expert panel provide information on the most trended topic to date.. Marijuana in the Workplace.
Our expert panel will include:

  • Rodney Martin- Warner Norcross & Judd- Moderator and providing legality overview & history of recreational use.
  • Steve Palazzolo- Warner Norcross & Judd- speaking on labor related issues.
  • Nina Lucido- Warner Norcross & Judd- speaking on governmental implementation, monitoring & enforcement issues.
  • Melissa Jackson- Henry Ford Health Systems- speaking on HR aspects at Henry Ford.
  • Raymond Waller- Director of Ascension's Brighton Center for Recovery- speaking on the effects of Marijuana on the body.
  • Maria Siliamanos- Omega HR- speaking on the application of Human Resource Policies.

Location: Zuccaro's Banquet & Catering Faclity, 46601 Gratiot Ave., Chesterfield

 

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Starting a Business

Thursday, February 21 from 9:30 a.m. to noon
This workshop is designed for individuals who are at the beginning stages of starting a business. It will help aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to getting started.
Location: Chesterfield Township City Hall, City Hall, 47275 Sugarbush Road

 

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NDIA-Michigan Cybersecurity: Defense Sector Summit

Tuesday, March 5 - Wednesday, March 6 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The NDIA Michigan Cybersecurity: Defense Sector Summit focuses on Cyber-Physical Security(CPS). Attendees can expect to learn about technical and non-technical topics related to industry's role in securing military air, ground, maritime platforms including robotics, drones, ships and air and ground vehicle systems. Additionally, the summit will focus on non-technical topics such as growing talent, developing the existing workforce and information on capturing DoD cybersecurity contracts related to the afore mentioned topics. 
Location: Troy Marriott, 200 West Big Beaver Road, Troy

 

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Tech Takeover: Before the Floor: Simplifying Product Complexity for Smart Manufacturing

Wednesday, March 6 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The future of manufacturing is simply smart. But with product complexity increasing at an exponential rate, it’s become impossible for most companies to manage data efficiently enough to fully execute smart manufacturing initiatives. Configuration Lifecycle Management (CLM) streamlines the entire order to delivery process by centralizing configuration data and aligning systems. It’s the missing piece of most smart manufacturing strategies and is the only way to enable your teams and machines to work effectively without wasting time and money. Join Configit at Automation Alley for a Tech Takeover on the foundation of CLM. This session will give you a bird’s eye view at how one global Fortune 500 manufacturer is using CLM to enable its smart manufacturing goals. You’ll learn how, by centralizing and streamlining configuration data, this company cut its delivery timeline from 4 weeks to 8 days.
Location: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham, Troy

 

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Discover How to Sell Your Product or Service to the Federal Government

Thursday, March 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Each year, our government spends billions of dollars purchasing goods and services from private firms. The SBA works to create an environment for maximum participation by small, disadvantaged, and woman-owned businesses in federal government contract awards and large prime subcontract awards. SBA administers several programs and services that assist small businesses in meeting the requirements to receive government contracts, either as prime contractors or subcontractors. These include the 8(a) Business Development Program, System Award Management (SAM), HUBZone Program and SUB-Net. Find out how these programs can you expand into new markets and grow your business.
Location: Macomb-OU Incubator, Velocity Collaboration Center, 6633 18 Mile Road Sterling Heights

 

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Prospecting for Federal Opportunities - 301

Thursday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Selling to the federal government can provide significant revenues for to small businesses, but it can be very time consuming trying to figure out where to find them, and how to identify the ones that are a good match for your business. This training will teach you how to find and identify those opportunities that match your businesses capabilities in a resourceful manner. This training session will take place in a computer lab and provide you with tools on how to search for, and recognize opportunities in a more efficient manner. In this training, you will be able to access various federal government e-procurement websites such as FBO, and experience searching for opportunities, as well as how to utilize FBO s advanced features to your benefit. We will also discuss and view other federal agencies e-procurement websites as well as PTACS BidMatch Service, and SBA s SUB Net Database. Furthermore, we will discuss various contracts, methods and competition types. Finally, we will end the training session with reviewing a solicitation and how to make that bid no bid decision. Prerequisite: Government Contracting 101 and 201. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company.
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, 7900 Tank Ave., Room 123, Warren

 

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Starting a Business

Thursday, March 21 from 9:30 a.m. to noon
This workshop is designed for individuals who are at the beginning stages of starting a business. It will help aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to getting started.
Location: Macomb Community College-Center Campus, 44575 Garfield Road Clinton Twp.

 

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DLA Internet Bid Board System 101 Training

Thursday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Doing business with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) can be a great way to grow your business and gain entry into the federal marketplace. DLA is the Department of Defense' largest combat support agency providing worldwide logistics support to America's Military Services, civilian agencies and foreign countries in both peacetime and wartime. DLA is responsible for nearly every consumable item used by our military forces worldwide to include medical supplies, aviation requirements, land and maritime weapon systems spare parts, critical troop-support items involving food, clothing and textiles, construction equipment, material, fuel and depot level re-parables. DLA has a web-based application called DIBBS that provides you with the ability to conduct market research by viewing award data, procurement histories and forecasts; filter your opportunity searches; access technical data packages (drawings) in the CFolders and submit secure quotes on line. Topics to be covered: Basic Pre-requisites Market Research DLA Overview DIBBS Overview Access to Technical Data Packages with Export Controls and Joint Certification Program (JCP) How to Find Opportunities in DIBBS How to submit a Quote in DIBBS
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, 7900 Tank Ave., Room 138, Warren

                    

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