Pure Michigan Business Connect
. Please Note --> This is a Past Event!! .

Date: 10/25/2012
Time: 9:30 AM TO 1:30 PM

Event Location:
Saginaw Valley State University
7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710


Event Description:

Are you Ready to Grow?

Thursday, October 25

9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Saginaw Valley State University
7400 Bay Road
University Center MI 48710

This session supported by

Additional Dates and Locations

Wednesday, September 26 | Lansing

Wednesday, October 3 | Detroit

Thursday, October 11 | Grand Rapids

Tuesday, October 16 | Ann Arbor

Monday, November 5 | Traverse City

We’re at it again! The MMA and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) will partner for another round of Regional Meetings. This time, MMA and MEDC are traveling the state to bring Michigan manufacturers information on the Pure Michigan Business Connect program. The regional meetings will include a legislative update over lunch by MMA’s Government Affairs team and round table discussion moderated by MMA CEO and President Chuck Hadden.

Pure Michigan Business Connect is an $8 billion-plus, multi-year initiative to help Michigan companies grow. The multi-faceted program helps companies find new ways to raise capital, access various business services and connect with each other with business-to-business (B2B) procurement opportunities.

These MMA Regional Meetings will help MMA members learn how you can obtain procurement funding, expand your supply chain, access new B2B networking opportunity and receive assistance for business services including finance, legal, accounting and more! Vince Nystrom, vice president of strategic accounts for MEDC, will provide attendees with an overview of the Pure Michigan Business Connect program.

Highlights of the Pure Michigan Business Connect program include:

  • How to obtain funding from investors looking to support Michigan businesses
  • Participating in the Pure Michigan Business Connect B2B networking system as a buyer or supplier
  • Professional pro-bono services available to entrepreneurs and small businesses
  • Economic Gardening Grants

Legislative Update provided by MMA’s Government Affairs team will focus on:

  • 2012 Ballot Proposals and implications
  • Election Information and resources
  • Advocacy efforts at the Capitol in Lansing
  • Vince Nystrom, vice president of strategic accounts, MEDC
  • Chuck Hadden, president and CEO, MMA
9:30 a.m. Registration & Networking
10:00 a.m. MEDC Presentation on Pure Michigan Business Connect
11:30 a.m. Lunch (included in registration fee), Legislative Update and Round Table
1:30 p.m. Adjourn

MMA members: $10/person (early bird)
Non-members: $20/person (early bird)
(*Pricing includes lunch; early bird registrations are confirmed one
week before the program date; cost goes up $5/person after that.)

Registration Information


Phone:800-253-9039 (press 9 and ext. 531) or 517-487-8531

E-mail: Regional Meeting Registration

Fax: 517-853-3331 (fax registration form)

For details, or to register, see Seminars & Events on the MMA website or contact MMA’s Louann Ticnor, at 517-487-8531 or Regional Meeting.



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