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Dedicated to advocating for, supporting, training and growing the manufacturing industry in Michigan, MMA’s mission to the industry is simple: to hear your voice, to unify your voice, to amplify your voice and to be your voice. Our advocacy, educational programs and member services are focused on helping members stay ahead of the curve of industry trends, regulatory requirements and legislative initiatives.

The Talent Magnet Series

Join us for this set of short, practical and interactive 30-minute mini-webinars to help you and your organization attract and retain the right talent. Led by Kevin Eikenberry, multiple-time bestselling author and named by Global Gurus as one of the top 30 leadership thinkers in the world, he will bring his latest thinking and the lessons he’s learned from organizations and leaders around the world. Attend one or all three of these sessions — and invite your leaders, vendors and customers to join as well.

  • Session 1: Tuesday, July 26 • 8:00 a.m.
    Turning the Great Resignation into the Great Revival
  • Session 2: Tuesday, August 9 • 8:00 a.m.
    Five Ways Leaders Can Become Talent Magnets
  • Session 3: Tuesday, August 23 • 8:00 a.m.
    Building a Culture Where People Want to Work

Learn more and register online.

Retirewise® Workshop Series

Get your finances on track with the award-winning Retirewise® workshop series. With Retirewise, you’ll be on your way to making smarter financial decisions and creating an action plan that works for you. From budgeting and building an emergency fund to determining your investment options and creating a will, there’s something for everyone to learn. Each Retirewise session has different topics that build on each other.

  • Building the Foundation
  • Creating & Managing Wealth
  • Establishing Your Retirement Income Stream
  • Making the Most of What You Have.

The sessions are every Wednesday throughout August and begin at noon.

Learn more and register online.

Are Your Business Payments Safe?

Thursday, August 25, 2022 • 2:00 p.m.

Did you know your current check processing is posing risks and exposing your AP payments to payment fraud risks? With internal and external threats on the rise, accounting teams have no time to lose in mitigating the risk of payment fraud, safeguarding sensitive banking information and ensuring the integrity of the accounting system. Electronic payment solutions, such as virtual cards and ACH transactions, provide greater protections than paper checks, mitigating the risk of payment fraud. Join MMA and Premium Associate Member Paymerang for a virtual discussion to: 

  • Discuss growing payment fraud risks to your organization 
  • Highlight recent payment fraud incidents that have impacted businesses 
  • Learn how to safeguard your business payments through e-payments. 

Learn more and register online.

Electrical Safety Training in the Workplace for Leadership

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 • 8:00 a.m.

Leaders need to take ownership of the SAFETY ATTITUDE within a facility. It’s important to set the attitude among employees by example and reinforce it by promoting a continuous training regimen. Electrical safety is important because it’s the only hazard that can’t be detected with our senses. By the time we can detect electrical issues, it’s already too late. Leadership needs to know their facility and the hazard expectation at each piece of equipment while having a continuous presence on the floor.  Sharing the responsibility and delegating it when necessary so accidents do not happen is important. Safety is an attitude and a team mentality.

Join MMA and Premium Associate Member 70e Safety Group for a virtual discussion to:  

  • Gain a full understanding of the electrical standards
  • Learn the process of observing workers, establishing a system, and dictating what safety equipment (PPE) should be utilized
  • Roles of leadership in electrical safety

Learn more and register online.

Get on-demand webinar recordings in the Online Learning Center, including the Michigan Roots, Global Research, Sustainable Manufacturing and 2022 Redistricting series.

(Check out the interactive calendar or download the printable 2022 Calendar of Events.)

MFG Excellence Awards

Our annual MFG Excellence Awards is the only event that exclusively celebrates our industry. We take this time to recognize the leaders and products that are pushing manufacturing forward! We recognize their value to our state, our nation and our world. We celebrate their determination. Their innovation. Their success. Their impact on the people and communities where we live. Nominations are open until 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 19, 2022 — and save the date for the awards presentation November 10, 2022, in Lansing.

MFG Legislative Day

Connects manufacturing leaders, legislative decisionmakers and regulatory officials in Lansing for hands-on lobbying experience. Register now to advocate alongside MMA and industry peers Wednesday, September 14, in Lansing on behalf of your business and Michigan’s manufacturing industry.

MMA Ballots & Brews

Connect with manufacturing and community leaders at regional events featuring networking and an inside view on how the 2022 Election will impact manufacturers. Plan to attend a local event in October 2022.

MFG Operations Conference

The sold-out 2022 MFG Operations Conference provided actionable solutions to operational challenges for Michigan manufacturers. This powerful annual event offers proven strategies, tools and best practices in the areas of talent recruitment, employee retention and engagement, leadership, technology developments and human resources.

Inaugural ImPACt Golf Classic

The Inaugural ImPACt Golf Classic was a solid success in June and promises to return as an annual opportunity to support Michigan’s manufacturing future by building strong relationships with pro-manufacturing leaders to ensure MMA’s agenda is heard.

MFG Forum

The well-attended 2022 MFG Forum delivered real-world solutions on emerging issues with focus on supply chain issues and solutions.

Clearing the Air in 2022

The annual Clearing the Air, held every spring, keeps members informed on urgent air regulatory issues with MMA and the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan bringing together leading professionals from government, industry, advocacy groups and the legal profession.

MFG Day

Annual National MFG Day is a great opportunity to share our industry with your community. Over the past several years this program has grown exponentially to host facility tours all across the country. Learn more.

Opportunities are available throughout the year to get your company brand in front of manufacturing’s leaders. Contact MMA’s Ashley Wakefield, at 517-487-8523 or wakefield@mimfg.org, or see the Three Ways to Expand Your Brand with MMA to build a strategy that works for you.

MMA is committed to providing a safe, productive and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and MMA staff. All participants are expected to abide by the Meeting Policies and Virtual Programs Code of Conduct which apply to all MMA meeting-related events, including those sponsored by organizations other than MMA but held in conjunction with MMA events, in public or private facilities and/or public or private platforms. Please see the full MMA Event Policies for details including cancelation, recording consent, behavior expectations and more.

Visit the MMA booth at these upcoming industry trade shows:

Advanced Manufacturing Expo

Thursday, August 11 – Friday, August 12
Devos Place, Address 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids

Make sure to say hello to MMA’s Tracy Russold at Booth 1201. Learn more.

Contact Ashley Wakefield for Sponsorship

Ashley WakefieldDirector of Membership, Marketing & Events
Call 517-487-8523
E-mail wakefield@mimfg.org

Contact Elizabeth Maciejewski for Registration

Elizabeth MaciejewskiMembership Specialist
Call 517-487-8542
E-mail maciejewski@mimfg.org