2018 Best of MichBusiness Awards and Gala

The Best of MichBusiness celebrates success in grand style as the most exciting and connected business awards and networking opportunity in the State of Michigan. More than 100 honorees representing the most elite, unique, innovative, and successful companies in Michigan bringing together more than 300 people together to cheer them on.

Would you like to be one of the 2018 sponsors? Email jhubbard@michbusiness.org.

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Explore Speaker Series – October 2016

Join us Thursday October 27
7:30 – 10 am
DFCU Fairlane
On average, companies with strategic plans see a greater market share and can realize up to 36% more earnings than those without a plan.  Business owners need a clear and focused strategic plan that captures the essence of what makes them different in the marketplace. The right plan spells out how they will build on those strengths to realize their greatest potential and success.

A staggering 95% of business owners struggle to execute their strategies successfully.

Come take the first step toward creating and executing a plan that will deliver results faster than you might think. Our upcoming two-hour seminar will empower you with a great tool that
actually works for small business owners. You will learn:
• How to use the one page strategic plan format that’s been effectively used by
thousands of small businesses
• How to base that plan on the unique purpose, values and strengths of your business so it inspires action that supports your vision for the future
• How to simplify the definition of priorities and plans so there is focus on the improvements that will make a meaningful difference
• The basic habits necessary to execute and refine the plan on an ongoing basis so you deliver the results you need
• How to move from planning to action quickly as you follow a clear, effective, and common-sense process
Presented by: Kathryn Baker, owner of AdviCoach – a business consulting firm. She is also an adjunct professor at Walsh College where she teaches graduate courses in management communications and provides customized training and development to local organizations.

This presentation is offered free in partnership with MichBusiness Champions AdviCoach and DFCU. Register for this program at the link above.

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Explore Speaker Series – Jonathan Nalon from Hantz Group

Explore Speaker Series Presents:
Strategies for Employee Engagement & Enrichment
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
8-10 am

Presented by Hantz Group
Join us for a full breakfast and networking! Meet MichBusiness members and champions. Make connections for your business and career. Learn how a healthy financial profile leads to reduced stress, greater life balance and increased employee engagement!

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Explore Speaker Series – June 2016

This event is postponed. Check back for new date!
Explore Speaker Series

Carla Walker-Miller’s insightful views on energy efficiency, innovation, sustainability and growing a successful business. Carla is founder, president and CEO of Walker-Miller Energy Services LLC. Since graduating from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 small business program, cohort of 2014, Carla has hired 15 employees and has met her $5 million stretch target for 2014 revenues. In one of the company’s biggest successes to date, Walker-Miller Energy Services secured a contract with the City of Detroit to provide LED lighting for major thoroughfares throughout the city.  In 2015, she received the U.S. SBA Michigan Woman-Owned Small Business of The Year Award as well as the 2015 Main Street USA Award as the Best Small Business. Walker-Miller Energy Services was recently named one of this year’s 50 Fastest Growing Women Owned Business by Women Presidents’ Organization.

Explore Speaker Series – May 2016

May the Fourth be with us!

Explore Speaker Series

Featuring Paul A. Glantz, President, Proctor Financial, Inc. and CEO, Emagine Entertainment

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May 4, 2016
Baker College

34950 Little Mack Avenue, Clinton Township

Please join us May the Fourth when Paul Glantz will tell his entrepreneurial experience building the Emagine empire!

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Program will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 9:30 a.m.

Since 1989, Glantz has focused his efforts on building entrepreneurial businesses. Particularly noteworthy have been his accomplishments at PFI, a leading provider of specialized insurance services to mortgage servicers nationwide. He has helped guide PFI and its affiliates from a value of less than $1 million to over $50 million. Monetizing the aforementioned appreciation in value, he successfully quarterbacked the sale of PFI’s flood division to TransUnion, LLC, and the balance of the firm to Brown & Brown, Inc., a leading NYSE listed insurance intermediary. Under Glantz’s leadership, PFI consistently generated the largest single-year operating profit of any Brown & Brown profit center.

Glantz is Chief Executive Officer of Emagine Novi, Emagine Canton, Emagine Rochester Hills, Emagine Royal Oak, Emagine Macomb, and Emagine Palladium. He has raised over $55 million in capital to initiate those ventures; and in doing so, brought his concept of an exemplary entertainment experience to reality. He is an expert in the cinematic exhibition industry. He has been at the forefront of technological change in the theatre industry, particularly the transition to high-definition digital presentation, deployment of two of the world’s first four “4K” Texas Instruments/Christie digital projectors at Emagine Royal Oak and by initiating its premium large format concept, the E-Max Experience, and by introducing Dolby’s revolutionary Atmos sound systems to the Michigan marketplace.

Glantz holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with High Distinction from Wayne State University and a Master’s Degree in Taxation from Walsh College. He has been recognized by Wayne State’s Business School by awarding him its Distinguished Alumnus Award, by the State’s Irvin D. Reid Honors College naming him as one of its first ever “Pillar Award” recipients, by Ernst & Young as Michigan and Northwest Ohio Entrepreneur of the Year and by Walsh College with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Glantz is actively involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors. His volunteer efforts include serving as a member the Board of Directors of The Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce and Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, member of the Wayne State University Business School Board of Visitors, as a member of the Wayne State University Foundation Board, as Chairman of the Wayne State University Foundation Investment Committee, and as Treasurer of the Detroit Chapter of Variety International. In recognition of his contributions, Mr. Glantz was awarded the 2007 Presidential Citation Award by the Detroit Chapter of Variety International, The Children’s Charity. In 2014, Mr. Glantz was honored by the Salvation Army with their “Doing the Most Good Award” and Winning Futures recognized him as its Businessman of the Year in honor of its founder, Sam Cupp.

Mr. Glantz and his wife, Mary, reside in Lake Angelus, Michigan. They are the proud parents of two terrific college-age sons, Jack and Jim.

Explore Speaker Series – April 12, 2016

MEET MILLENIAL ENTREPRENEUR JESSE FORD
at the next
EXPLORE SPEAKER SERIES EVENT

Location Host: Macomb-OU Incubator
6633 18 Mile Road, Sterling Heights

Time: 8:00 a.m. Registration, Networking, Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Program
9:30 a.m. Adjourn

Speaker: Jesse Ford, Managing Director, The Work Inc.

MichBusiness, powered by MBPA, presents the next Explore Speaker Series event, Tuesday, April 12 from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Macomb-OU Incubator in Sterling Heights. The series is free to MBPA/MichBusiness members and their guests and registration is required.

Jesse Ford

MichBusiness Thrive Conference

Check back soon for more information about this exciting new program scheduled for February, 2017

 

MichBusiness Orientation – September 2016

Learn about the many benefits of a MichBusiness Explorer, Trailblazer, or Affinity Group membership when you attend orientation. Website navigation and networking with fellow members and sponsors is included.

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Location: MichBusiness Base Camp, 27700 Hoover, Warren

Registration is requested. Click the link above to register.