MichBusiness Peer Groups

The Power of Peer Support

MichBusiness Peer Groups give business people throughout Michigan a confidential place to turn for answers, advice, affiliation, and association. Our groups are educational in nature providing members with a unique and affordable professional development opportunity within a facilitated setting where solutions to common issues are discovered by sharing experiences, resources and best practices.

Peer Group members develop a circle of trust, where challenges and experiences are openly discussed.

Find a Group that’s Right for YOU!

  • Business Development Professionals Peer Group

    Members include marketing, sales, and business development professionals working within large and small companies as well as owners of small businesses and private practitioners who are responsible for developing their client base. The group explores sales and marketing strategies, lead generation, goal setting, and other topics aimed at building members’ overall sales, marketing and business development effectiveness.

Virtual Meeting:
4th Friday of each month 8:00am-9:30am
  • Human Resources Peer Groups

    Leaders from all business sectors who hold an HR position within an organization (e.g. HR Director, HR Manager, HR Partner) discuss human resources issues, share practical tools and resources, obtain updates on compliance and legislative matters and share best practices providing just-in-time learning in a confidential setting. (Since this group is education focused, membership is limited to individuals employed in an HR role within a corporation, and is not open to HR service providers, consultants, or staffing companies.)

Choose a meeting that works for your schedule. All groups meet virtually with some in-person options.

Southeast Michigan HR Groups:
SEM-01 Group meets: 1st Friday of month (virtual with in-person options)
SEM-02 Group meets: 2nd Tuesday of month (virtual with in-person options)
SEM-03 Group meets: 2nd Thursday of month
(virtual with in-person options)
SEM-04 Group meets: 2nd Friday of month (virtual with in-person options)
SEM-05 Group meets: 3rd Wednesday of month (virtual with in-person options)
West Michigan HR Groups:
WM Group-01 meets: 3rd Tuesday of month (virtual with in-person options)
WM Group-02 meets: 3rd Friday of month (virtual with in-person options)
Mid-Michigan HR Groups:
1st Tuesday of each month
Northern Michigan HR Groups:
4th Tuesday of each month
  • Next Generation in the Family Business Peer Group

    Those poised to be next in line to lead a family business or small enterprise discuss strategic, management, legal and personal issues involved in succession planning. Members discuss the challenges inherent in transitioning the leadership of a family business while developing the leadership skills that will prepare them for success in their next role.

In-person in Southeast Michigan, with virtual access:
4th Thursday of each month 8:30am-10:30am
  • Females in the Family Business Peer Group

    Members include wives, daughters, aunts, sisters, and mothers who work within a family business as well as women who own, are partners in, or work for family businesses. The group recognizes the unique qualities of being a woman in the family business and provides a safe space to explore solutions to common challenges.

In-person in Southeast Michigan, with virtual access
3rd Thursday of each month 8:00am-10:00am
  • Accounting Professionals Peer Group

    Accounting professionals from all industries who hold titles at all levels of an organization (e.g. business manager, office manager, controller, accounting manager) discuss successes and challenges while contributing practical insight on timely issues. By sharing individual experiences and exploring new ideas, resources, tools, and best practices, members expand their knowledge base and build relationships with like-minded peers.

Virtual Meeting
2nd Wednesday of each month 8:00am-9:30am

What our Members have to say!

In a recent Peer Group survey, our groups received a score of 9.04 out of 10 from our members. Here are some of their comments

“I love our group. I love to just share ideas and help each other to problem solve.”

“I like the ability to discuss at every meeting things we may be struggling with—or getting feedback from the group in a confidential environment. There aren’t many places where HR professionals can truly have these confidential conversations.”

“I really appreciate that we have legal counsel in the HR Peer Group meetings. It’s a huge advantage!”

“I enjoy the group, and we always share significant ideas with each other.  I enjoy the collaboration.”

“I love my peer group! Great connections and open conversations. Also, very supportive!”

“I look forward to our monthly meeting. The opportunity to exchange insights and best practices with HR peers is invaluable.”


Want to be a guest at an upcoming meeting? Have questions about membership?
Complete the form below or contact Therese Smith at tSmith@MichBusiness.org or (586) 393-4396.

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