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  • Apprenticeship Options for Your Business

    November 21, 2022    259

    With millions in U.S. Department of Labor grants and State funding, the LEO is well positioned to help Michigan employers fill thousands of projected registered apprenticeship openings in high-skill, high-wage, in-demand careers in sectors such as manufacturing.
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  • Webinar: Post-Election Executive Roundtable

    November 10, 2022    232

    Gain insight into the year ahead for legislation and regulations of importance to manufacturers in this member-exclusive virtual discussion with Adrian Hemond, CEO of Grassroots Midwest, and MMA's executive team.
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  • MMA Workforce Solutions Informational Session: Leadership Development

    November 4, 2022    178

    Learn how MMA members can get exclusive savings to support professionals at all levels with the world-famous Dale Carnegie Course.
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  • MMA Workforce Solutions Informational Sessions: Management and Operations Training

    October 27, 2022    314

    Learn how MMA’s exclusive partnership with Davenport’s Institute for Professional Excellence (IPEx) can help you cut through the noise with targeted training solutions for the busy working professional of today.
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  • Webinar: Are Your Employees Ready to Fight Cyberattacks?

    October 27, 2022    411

    Technology is an important element in your arsenal but humans still need to have ongoing education and training. MMA and SensCy provide the tools your employees need to remain aware of the risks to your organization.
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  • MMA Workforce Solutions Informational Sessions: Certified Operator Training - powered by The Luminous Group

    October 19, 2022    292

    MMA’s Executive Director of Workforce Solutions Bill Rayl and the Luminous Group provide information about MMA’s exclusive Certified Operator Training and how MMA members can access a 5% discount on this program that teaches manufacturing leaders how to effectively train operators.
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  • Webinar: Electrical Safety Training in the Workplace for Leadership

    September 22, 2022    368

    Leaders need to take ownership of the safety attitude within a facility by example and reinforce it by promoting a continuous training regimen. Gain a full understanding of the electrical standards and the roles of leadership in electrical safety in this webinar by MMA and Premium Associate Member 70e Safety Group.
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  • Webinar: Get Ready for the Going PRO Talent Fund

    September 7, 2022    753

    Locating, training and retaining talent remains a top business challenge for manufacturers and the Going PRO Talent Fund has been a critical tool since 2014. More than $55 million is expected to be available to Michigan employers for Fiscal Year 2023, which begins 10/1/21 and significant changes are expected to be announced to the award timeline, application and reporting requirements soon. Get details and get you ready for this year’s for Going PRO award cycle.
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  • Webinar: Are Your Business Payments Safe?

    August 29, 2022    511

    Did you know your current check processing is posing risks and exposing your AP payments to payment fraud risks? MMA and Premium Associate Member Paymerang discuss how electronic payment solutions, such as virtual cards and ACH transactions, provide greater protections than paper checks, mitigating the risk of payment fraud.
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  • Webinar: The Talent Magnet Series - Building a Culture Where People Want to Work

    August 23, 2022    628

    Part 3 of The Talent Magnet Series with multiple-time bestselling author Kevin Eikenberry. Learn some of the most powerful behaviors that leaders can practice that will hold the talent you want – and attract the talent you need.
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  • Webinar: Comparing Research Tax Credits – U.S. vs Canada

    August 17, 2022    526

    MMA and the tax engineers at DST Advisory Group discuss the specifics of the US and Canadian research tax credit programs as well as the impact of taxpayer-friendly court cases that create an environment of opportunity.
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  • Webinar: Going PRO in Michigan 2022

    August 17, 2022    227

    The Going PRO Talent Fund is one of the state’s most effective resources to train, develop, and retain your team. MMA’s Dave Worthams and Express Employment Professionals review what the Going PRO Talent Fund is and what is expected for the 2023 fiscal year.
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  • Webinar: The Talent Magnet Series - Five Ways Leaders Can Become Talent Magnets

    August 15, 2022    604

    Part 2 of The Talent Magnet Series with multiple-time bestselling author Kevin Eikenberry. Learn some of the most powerful behaviors that leaders can practice that will hold the talent you want – and attract the talent you need.
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  • Webinar: Becoming a Better Ally: Identifying and Addressing Micro-Inequities

    August 2, 2022    259

    In this workshop offered in partnership with the Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement (CADIA), find ways to make your organization more inclusive by becoming better allies to individuals through an exploration of microaggressions, how to spot them and how to address them.
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  • Webinar: The Talent Magnet Series - Turning the Great Resignation into the Great Revival

    July 27, 2022    556

    This short, practical and interactive 30-minute mini-webinar is the first in The Talent Magnet Series led by Kevin Eikenberry. Learn how your organization can leverage the current talent situation to your benefit – and create a stronger organization for the future.
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  • Webinar: Avoid the Great Resignation – Arm Yourself with Data

    July 22, 2022    450

    Don’t lose valuable talent or miss out on new talent due to uncompetitive compensation! ASE’s Michigan Compensation Survey provides valuable in-depth insights into compensation, policies and benefits and more for over 450 positions and 36 job families, with data collected from over 300 participating companies across 12 Michigan regions.
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  • Webinar: Workplace Mental Health

    June 29, 2022    486

    MMA’s Dave Worthams was appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to the Workplace Mental Health Workgroup, which focused on mental health, trauma and resiliency in the workplace. Dave and LEO Deputy Director of Labor Sean Egan led a virtual discussion of mental health in the workplace, including steps that employers can take to have a positive impact on employee well-being in addition to protecting the bottom line and our communities.
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  • The Talent Magnet Series

    June 29, 2022    7148

    This set of short, practical and interactive 30-minute mini-webinars will help you and your organization attract and retain the right talent. Attend one or all three of these sessions – and invite your leaders, vendors and customer to join as well.
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  • Webinar: Unconscious Bias Workshop: Rev up Your Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative

    July 18, 2022    179

    Our brains receive 11 million pieces of information every second…and we can only process 40 of those details consciously. This makes our responses to everyday interactions and situations 90 to 95% unconscious. This how our brains have evolved to deal with our complex environment; but it means we don't realize just how unconscious – or biased we can be. By understanding that we're all biased, we can become more aware of our thoughts and actions when relating to others. We can learn to pause and put conscious thought behind our actions.
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  • Webinar: Global Manufacturing Marketing Roundtable Discussion

    May 11, 2022    536

    Fullerton Tool’s Beth Bauer, MMA and Andrew Lawlor of IBT Online discuss how manufacturers are using digital tools to thrive in international target markets.
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  • Webinar: 2022 Redistricting - What Manufacturers Need to Know - Western Michigan

    April 29, 2022    492

    With new district lines drawn by the Independent Citizen Redistricting Commission, never has there been a more consequential election for manufacturers. MMA and Adrian Hemond, CEO of Grassroots Midwest and political science expert, detail the impact these changes will have on your region and the manufacturing industry as a whole.
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  • Webinar: 2022 Redistricting - What Manufacturers Need to Know - Southeast Michigan

    April 29, 2022    442

    With new district lines drawn by the Independent Citizen Redistricting Commission, never has there been a more consequential election for manufacturers. MMA and Adrian Hemond, CEO of Grassroots Midwest and political science expert, detail the impact these changes will have on your region and the manufacturing industry as a whole.
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  • Webinar: 2022 Redistricting - What Manufacturers Need to Know - Northern Michigan

    April 25, 2022    440

    With new district lines drawn by the Independent Citizen Redistricting Commission, never has there been a more consequential election for manufacturers. MMA and Adrian Hemond, CEO of Grassroots Midwest and political science expert, detail the impact these changes will have on your region and the manufacturing industry as a whole.
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  • How — and Why — Manufacturers Are Embracing Diversity Equity & Inclusion

    April 25, 2022    787

    In this session from the 2022 MFG Operations Conference, hear from Michigan manufacturers in a lively discussion about how — and why — they’re using data-driven insights and a human-centered approach to create avenues of success for people of all diversity dimensions and meet their business goals.
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  • Webinar: 2022 Redistricting - What Manufacturers Need to Know - Central Region

    April 21, 2022    311

    With new district lines drawn by the Independent Citizen Redistricting Commission, never has there been a more consequential election for manufacturers. MMA and Adrian Hemond, CEO of Grassroots Midwest and political science expert, detail the impact these changes will have on your region and the manufacturing industry as a whole.
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  • Webinar: Mentoring, STEM and Manufacturing

    April 21, 2022    475

    This virtual panel with Million Women Mentors Michigan discusses the importance of mentorship both in the workplace and our community with our underserved youth as well as supporting and encouraging our Michigan youth to pursue a STEM career.
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  • Webinar: Chemical Safety in the Metalworking Industry

    March 22, 2022    479

    While much of the necessary information for handling chemical products such as cleaners, oils, solubles, synthetics and rust preventatives in metalworking is included in Safety Data Sheets, are you and your workers prepared for the unexpected? MMA and NCOC, Inc. offer review common chemicals used in metalworking, GHS labeling requirements and how you can stay safe when handling hazardous raw materials.
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  • Webinar: Practical Tips and Resources for Moving Toward Sustainability

    March 21, 2022    546

    MMA and The Nature Conservancy in Michigan offer practical insights into voluntary actions companies may take to help lower their industrial emissions while staying competitive and retaining talent
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  • Webinar: Foundation Elements of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    February 24, 2022    680

    In this first workshop of four, individuals and leadership teams define the importance of DEI at an individual level and corporate level as well as explore the priorities and measures required to set themselves and the organization up for true transformation and sustainable success.
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  • Webinar: CMMC 2.0: Unraveling Changes Impacting Michigan Manufacturers

    February 24, 2022    645

    Are you ready for the Department of Defense Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirements? Join MMA and ASK, a Convergence Networks Company, to learn about what’s new with CMMC 2.0 and the most crucial steps you need to take in the coming year to prepare.
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  • Webinar: How Michigan Manufacturers are Finding Ways to Become More Sustainable

    February 15, 2022    408

    MMA and The Nature Conservancy in Michigan offer practical insights into voluntary actions companies may take to help lower their industrial emissions while staying competitive and retaining talent
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  • Webinar: Who is Controlling Your Culture?

    February 3, 2022    117

    Great company culture creates an environment that attracts and retains great employees and contributes to strong bottom-line performance. Watch this interactive discussion on aligning your culture with your desires.
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  • Webinar: Sustainability: Upcoming Challenges and Opportunities in Government Policy

    January 28, 2022    946

    MMA and The Nature Conservancy in Michigan offer practical insights into voluntary actions companies may take to help lower their industrial emissions while staying competitive and retaining talent
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  • Webinar: Sustainable Manufacturing: Save Money, Attract Talent and Grow

    December 16, 2021    1168

    The first of four webinars on practical insights into voluntary actions companies may take toward transitioning to lower carbon industrial production. Such efforts beyond regulatory requirements can be achieved while saving money, attracting talent, growing your business and helping the community.
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  • Webinar: Demystifying the Rising Cost of Oil and Gas

    December 16, 2021    772

    As economies emerge from the pandemic and natural gas and oil prices rise, get an outlook for energy costs in the coming winter months from an expert in economics and markets for oil, natural gas and power.
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  • Webinar: Take Your Workplace Safety and Health to the Next Level

    December 7, 2021    818

    The Michigan Voluntary Protection Program (MVPP) establishes a cooperative relationship between management, labor and MIOSHA, assisting employers and employees by providing a mechanism and a set of criteria designed to evaluate and recognize outstanding safety and health management systems.
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  • Webinar: Where Are Your Future Leaders?

    December 2, 2021    777

    Succession planning is critical to your business success as well as to employee engagement and retention. Gain best practices and tangible tools to “bus-proof” your business.
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  • Webinar: How to Make 2022 Your Best Export Year

    November 17, 2021    924

    The past 18 months have shown us that online business development tools are critical to growing and thriving globally. MMA and IBT Online discuss how Michigan manufacturers can leverage the power of localized websites and digital marketing to grow their exports, sales, brand, and business globally, making 2022 your best export year.
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  • Webinar: Find Out How the OSHA Employer Vaccine Mandate Will Impact Your Company

    November 15, 2021    841

    MMA and Sean Egan, Michigan’s Director of COVID-19 Workplace Safety, cover how Michigan plans to implement and enforce the ETS on manufacturers.
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  • Webinar: Are You Missing Out on the Research Tax Credit?

    November 10, 2021    595

    The Research Tax Credit (RTC) is a generous incentive program that rewards companies of any size for conducting research activities in the United States. This informational virtual meeting discusses how your company can access this dollar-for-dollar credit against your federal income tax liability.
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  • Webinar: 2021 Going PRO Talent Fund Application Details

    September 16, 2021    1346

    Going PRO Talent Fund has been a critical tool for manufacturers since 2014. This webinar reveals new details about the application process and scoring criteria for 2021 Going PRO awards.
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  • Webinar: Leverage Strategic Partnerships to Increase Export Opportunities

    August 25, 2021    1227

    MEDC and its strategic partners offer services like market research, training, website development, credit reports and more. Discover how you can tap into resources that present opportunities to be successful in the highest-potential global markets.
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  • Webinar: High Impact Training on Shoestring Budget

    August 23, 2021    1004

    Investing in your employees through great training promotes increased engagement, retention and productivity. Watch this dynamic discussion of low-cost high-impact solutions to help you meet your employee development goals despite tight training budgets.
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  • Webinar: Offset the Cost of Export-Related Activities

    August 10, 2021    1192

    MI-STEP helps Michigan small businesses increase their reach in international markets with federal and state grants to reduce the cost of doing business in global markets. Learn how you can access up to $15,000 annually to increase and diversify your customer base, and common uses of the grant program among Michigan manufacturers.
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  • Webinar: Going PRO in Michigan

    August 4, 2021    1110

    Applications for the Going PRO Talent Fund, one of the state’s most effective resources to train, develop and retain your team, open later this year. Over $30 million is expected to be available for Michigan Employers — are you ready to access these funds?
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  • Webinar: Access Markets in 90+ Countries Around the World

    July 27, 2021    1516

    MEDC’s six International Trade Centers offer local expertise and market knowledge to companies looking to reach established or emerging markets in more than 90 countries.
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  • Webinar: Unlock, Protect and Increase Business Value Through Digital Transformation

    July 22, 2021    909

    This roundtable discussion uses real-world examples of how you can use the power of connectivity and automation to deliver new value by digital transformation to your manufacturing company.
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  • Webinar: Stories of Exporting Success

    July 13, 2021    1568

    In Fiscal Year 2020 alone, MEDC’s International Trade Program helped 530 companies increase their export sales in 121 countries. Meet the Trade team and hear the real life experiences of local manufacturers who discovered new markets and developed new customer relationships through exporting activities.
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  • Webinar: Overview of MEDC’s International Trade Program

    June 29, 2021    1325

    In Fiscal Year 2020 alone, MEDC’s International Trade Program helped 530 companies increase their export sales in 121 countries. Meet the Trade team and hear the real life experiences of local manufacturers who discovered new markets and developed new customer relationships through exporting activities.
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  • Webinar: Post Closing…Now What?

    June 24, 2021    1275

    While it may seem like completing a transition is enough — it’s not quite done. Find out what’s on the other side of a deal ahead of time to manage expectations and ensure a smooth process through this final phase.
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  • Webinar: Protect Your Company from FCPA Criminal and Civil Liability

    June 23, 2021    992

    A record level of corporate fines and penalties under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) were levied in 2020 and 90% of those actions involved a third-party service provider. Miller Canfield helps attendees establish a tailored compliance program that works in real-world operations to protect your company from criminal and civil liability.
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  • Webinar: It’s All About Due Diligence

    June 11, 2021    1408

    Deals are made or lost in the due diligence process. This webinar reviews common issues that surface during this phase, including vital buyer and employee needs.
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  • Webinar: MIOSHA Rules with Michigan COVID-19 Workplace Safety Director Sean Egan

    June 11, 2021    1105

    MMA hosted Michigan’s COVID-19 Workplace Safety Director Sean Egan to answer questions about MIOSHA's updated COVID-19 Emergency Workplace Standards in May 2021 to reflect the impact increased COVID-19 vaccines administration.
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  • Webinar: The Exit Checklist

    June 11, 2021    893

    MMA and MWV Consulting, an Affiliate of Empire Business Brokers/Empire Global Business Solutions, cover typical push and pull factors, exit types and value drivers/inhibitors to successfully exit your business.
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  • Webinar: Retaining Your Hard-Won Talent

    May 27, 2021    1083

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed much in our personal and professional lives, not the least of which are the reasons your employees may choose to stay or leave. Learn creative and effective solutions to grow and retain your workforce.
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  • Webinar: Get the Latest on COVID-19 Workplace Regulations

    May 24, 2021    1571

    MMA and The Center provide the latest intelligence on rapidly changing MIOSHA COVID-19 workplace restrictions. Watch to find out what rules still apply to your facility and what you can expect in the future.
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  • Webinar: The Art of the Deal

    May 21, 2021    1696

    When you find yourself seriously considering a transaction, you’ll need to put the right team in place. Learn more about the roles of your CPA, attorney, investment banker and financial advisor — and how they work together to protect your interests.
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  • Webinar: Succession in a Family-Owned Business

    May 13, 2021    1305

    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.
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  • Webinar: Your Business Isn’t for Sale, But… Preparing Even When You’re Not Ready

    May 6, 2021    1728

    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
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  • Webinar: Embracing the Innovation Challenge

    April 28, 2021    1128

    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.
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  • Protecting Your COVID-19 Innovations

    April 8, 2021    1516

    Manufacturing innovations skyrocketed during the global pandemic. Learn from the intellectual property protection experience of your your manufacturing peers in an interactive panel discussion.
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  • Money on the Table: Use ERC & PPP Programs to Your Advantage

    March 23, 2021    1377

    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.
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  • Unemployment Insurance 101

    March 1, 2021    2092

    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.
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  • Webinar: Recruiting During a Pandemic

    February 25, 2021    1955

    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.
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  • The COVID-19 Vaccine: What Manufacturing Employers Need to Know

    January 28, 2021    1459

    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.
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  • Do You Qualify for the Employee Retention Tax Credit?

    January 20, 2021    1853

    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.
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  • PPP Round 2 - What You Need to Know

    January 20, 2021    1616

    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.
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  • What to Do When Customer or Supplier Financial Distress Stresses You Out

    December 8, 2020    5

    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.
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  • Gain Insight into COVID-19 Special Enforcement Efforts

    December 2, 2020    2

    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
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  • My Employee Was Exposed to COVID-19; Now What?

    December 2, 2020    1467

    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.
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  • Election 2020: Analyzing the Results and the Manufacturing Impact

    November 10, 2020    3

    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.
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  • Going PRO Talent Fund Application Process – Get the Facts

    October 27, 2020    5

    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
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  • Access $75K in Matching Funds to Offset Foreign Competition

    October 23, 2020    3

    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.
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  • New Workplace Safety Rules

    October 23, 2020    6

    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.
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  • Payroll Tax Suspension

    October 23, 2020    6

    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.
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  • Why Combating Cyber Attacks is a Leadership Level Responsibility

    November 10, 2020    2

    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.
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  • Open for Business; Now What? Managing a Different Kind of Workforce Crisis

    November 10, 2020    2

    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.
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  • Attracting Tomorrow’s Buyers: Guide to Digital Marketing for Manufacturers

    November 10, 2020    2

    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.
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  • Voice of the Blue Collar Employee

    November 10, 2020    2

    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.
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  • Six Keys to Getting What You Want from Your Manufacturing Business

    November 10, 2020    0

    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.
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  • The Future of Manufacturing Technology is You

    November 10, 2020    6

    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.
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  • How to Attract and Retain to Sustain Your Workforce

    November 10, 2020    2

    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.
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  • Integrating Compliance Into Manufacturing Operations

    November 10, 2020    0

    James Colmer of BB&E, Inc. covers how an integrated EH&S program can support your manufacturing operations rather than compete with them.
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  • Improve Problem Solving Capabilities with New Brain Science

    November 10, 2020    1

    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.
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  • Cascading Goals and Actions

    November 10, 2020    2

    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.
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  • Considerations of Recent SCOTUS Rulings on LBGTQ Discrimination

    July 23, 2020    2

    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 or refuse to hire someone because they are gay or transgender. Join MMA and Honigman’s Matt Radler for a discussion on the impacts this ruling may have on your human resource policies.
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  • The 3 S's of Improving Your Workplace Safety Protocols

    July 20, 2020    1

    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.
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  • Federal Paid Leave Requirements: USDOL Update and Q&A

    July 22, 2020    1

    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.
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  • Manufacturing Back in Action A Peer to Peer Discussion

    July 16, 2020    2

    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.
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  • A Conversation on COVID-19 Workplace Safety

    July 16, 2020    2

    Director Sean Egan informed members on the latest developments with workplace safety requirements and resources available to employers.
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  • Staying Safe On Social Media

    January 24, 2020    2

    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.
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  • Quick Tips for Improving Your Product Launches

    January 9, 2020    2

    Oakstone Group, an MMA Premium Associate Member, provides actionable strategies to bring your teams together and develop a cohesive process for successful product launches.
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  • Purchasing Principles - How to Negotiate a Great Deal and Keep It

    June 13, 2019    2

    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.
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  • Demystifying a Vast Marketing Wasteland

    May 29, 2019    9

    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.
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  • Operational Lessons Learned — Stories of One Manufacturer’s Journey to Success

    May 16, 2019    2

    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.
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  • Improving Morale & Teamwork for Workplace Success

    May 3, 2019    17

    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.
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  • Why Engage in Advocacy?

    March 7, 2019    2

    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.
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  • Lobbying 101

    March 7, 2019    2

    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.
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  • Legalized Marijuana and Your Business

    February 14, 2019    68

    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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  • Active Shooter Survival — Preparation and Response

    July 19, 2017    7

    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.
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