Transitioning a family-owned business from one generation to the next is a delicate balancing act. Hear from manufacturing leaders who have pulled off successful transitions that created a sustained competitive advantage, boosted customer satisfaction and maintained family ties.
From financial statements to estate planning considerations, there’s a check list of best practices to embrace if you're within five years of selling. Clayton & McKervey takes you through how buyers assess value and what’s needed to put yourself and your business in the best possible position
MMA and Dewpoint lead a roundtable discussion with manufacturing innovators to discover how leading companies are cultivating innovation, fundamentally changing their business and breaking the boundaries of traditional disciplines.
Manufacturing innovations skyrocketed during the global pandemic. Learn from the intellectual property protection experience of your your manufacturing peers in an interactive panel discussion.
The Payroll Protection Program ends on 3/31/21. Take advantage of the PPP and the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) but make sure that you have a full understanding of the impact so you can use them to your advantage in 2021 and beyond.
Learn what you need to work successfully with the UIA on unemployment matters in 2021, including pandemic-related changes to employer tax rates and chargeable benefits, the best ways to facilitate claim filings and appeals, tips on using MiWAM and more.
MMA and Sigred Solutions hosted a panel discussion on the changes and challenges companies have faced with recruiting since 2020. Panelists discussed best practices to become employers of choice in their regions.
COVID-19 has forced manufacturing employers to consider new decisions and workforce policies. Watch the interactive discussion with public health officials and employment law professionals to learn how to handle vaccination.
MMA and Dennis Theis and Matthew Latham, principals with Maner Costerisan, teach how you can take advantage of take both the Employee Retention Tax Credit and participate in the Payroll Protection Program.
MMA and Butzel Long guide you through the the key provisions of the new law and explore the interplay with prior law and regulations related to the second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) approved in late 2020.
MMA and Adam Kochenderfer, an attorney with Wolfson Bolton PLLC, give an eye-opening presentation on how to proactively plan for three different levels of financial distress.
This interactive discussion with Director of COVID-19 Workplace Safety Sean Egan outlines the increased enforcement regarding special MIOSHA enforcement effort related to COVID-19 Emergency Rules
Ingham County Health Department's Linda Vail joined MMA for an in-depth discussion of how employers should respond when an employee is exposed to COVID-19, as well as trends local health departments are seeing and how they are responding.
MMA’s Government Affairs Team analyzes the 2020 General Election results with particular attention to how the power of Michigan’s manufacturing industry will be impacted and the likelihood of success for the pro-manufacturing agenda in the future.
MMA’s David Worthams and Stephanie Beckhorn, Director of Employment & Training for the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity, reveal new details about the application process and scoring criteria for 2021 Going PRO awards
Rising foreign competition in the time of COVID is a major challenge for many small manufacturers. Learn how the federally funded TAAF program can help qualified companies make the changes they need to get in shape for the long run.
Michigan’s Director of COVID-19 Workplace Safety Sean Egan takes a deep dive into emergency rules in October by MIOSHA imposing a number of workplace safety requirements on employers.
When Congressional leadership was unable to reach a consensus on an additional COVID–19 relief package, President Trump under took actions to boost consumer spending.
ASK’s Scott Freitag covers why obtaining the three pillars of technology (managed IT services, disaster recovery and cyber security) should be a C-Level responsibility more than an IT duty.
These are certainly unprecedented times and there is no playbook. Chuck Mouranie and Ken Mall of EDSI Consulting explore what other organizations are doing to manage their workforce, keep them safe, and get back to business.
TopSpot’s Josh Blankenship discusses how to leverage modern digital marketing channels, understand the role the different channels play and discover basic B2B strategies to help you grow.
Hear recommendations from Brian Devine and Alex Vazquez of Employ Bridge for attracting and retaining the best workers based on the results of the largest survey of hourly workers in the country.
Traction Training Center’s David Sullivan and Catherine Juon discuss how fellow Michigan manufacturers have used the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS) to help build world-class teams.
Learn from Jerry Foster with Plex Systems which management styles lead to success, how culture affects a company’s ability to leverage technology investments and how manufacturers can derive the most value from their vendor partnerships.
Manufacturers must be creative if they want to attract and retain a highly skilled workforce. Tooling U-SME’s Denise Ball provides strategies used across the country to build a skilled workforce and keep manufacturing competitive.
James Colmer of BB&E, Inc. covers how an integrated EH&S program can support your manufacturing operations rather than compete with them.
Discover recent findings from the field of brain science with Dr. Ken Woodside and Murray Sittsamer of the Luminous Group to find ways to ensure lasting solutions to your most pressing problems.
Geared for any leader in a management position, Express Employment Professionals’ John Keuning combines the essential components of setting company and team goals, determining actions that support the goals and the communication plan.
The US Supreme Court finished its term with a flurry of important and historical decisions, including a decision that including a connected case from Michigan. In Bostock v. Clayton County, a 6-3 decision held that it is against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for an employer to fire ...
As manufacturers work towards re-opening with full-scale operations, being safe and following preventative procedures is crucial not only for the health and well-being of their teams and communities, but also for achieving compliance with state requirements and guidelines.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) continues to have far–reaching implications for employers and their paid leave programs. MMA and the U.S. Department of Labor provide an informative presentation on compliance resources to assist.
Learn from leading manufacturers with global reach on how they are transitioning back to full-scale production. Hear directly from pace-setting companies about their preparedness planning, implementation, and adaptation.
Director Sean Egan informed members on the latest developments with workplace safety requirements and resources available to employers.
Mike Maddox of ASK offers clear tips every manufacturer needs in order to trust that what they promote doesn’t come back to haunt them.
Oakstone Group, an MMA Premium Associate Member, provides actionable strategies to bring your teams together and develop a cohesive process for successful product launches.
Learn how to avoid common errors in purchasing and anticipate the unexpected volume fluctuations, engineering changes, and shorter-than-expected program durations which erode profit margin.
The Whole Brain Group shares the strategies they’ve developed to ensure any manufacturer can succeed at marketing their brand to local, national and global markets.
Learn how the Total Security Solutions (TSS) team made a series of choices that changed the company’s trajectory to an empowered sales team, growing revenue, and state and national recognition.
The Center's Charlie Westra addresses the most essential aspects of leadership, from how to inspire and motivate employees, to how to increase engagement and build trust among workers.
Why Engage in Advocacy explores the role of manufacturing in Michigan, why advocacy matters and how MMA can help your team become in-house advocates for your company.
Lobbying 101 explains how MMA’s Government Affairs team works to improve your company’s competitiveness and how you can lobby directly on behalf of the industry.
Has Michigan’s new legalization of marijuana sent your business scrambling for answers? Get a professional look at what the future holds for employers from issue specialists at Miller Canfield, MTMIC and MMA.
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Discover the strategies to keep a workplace incident from becoming a tragedy. This program will prepare you for the unexpected with an overview of the nature of aggressive intrusions at workplace facilities and the types of countermeasures organizations may initiate.