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Planning and Economic Development

Featured Events

 

Supervisory Survival Skills

Thursday, February 13 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This course will define the role and responsibilities of a supervisor. Participants will practice techniques to develop relationships, deliver feedback, delegate, make decisions and conduct effective meetings.

Who should attend Individuals who are new to the field of supervision

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Define their role as a supervisor
  • Develop goal-orientated relationships with employees
  • Practice giving developmental feedback
  • Define the six levels of delegation
  • Apply effective decision making skills and techniques
  • Prepare and conduct productive meetings

Location: Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, 1 S. Main St., 7th Floor, Mt. Clemens

 

Succession Planning for Leadership Positions

Tuesday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Participants will learn the important steps and receive tools that can be adapted to their workplace to create a documented approach for creating the leaders of tomorrow.

Who should attend: HR managers 

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Build a Succession Planning Framework
  • Discuss the importance of a Succession Planning timeline
  • Identify critical positions, competencies and high-potential employees
  • Assess high-potential employees
  • Develop and implement succession plans
  • Evaluate program effectiveness
  • Define the critical roles in the Succession Planning process and who plays them

Location: Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, 1 S. Main St., 7th Floor, Mt. Clemens

 

Family and Medical Leave Act

Wednesday, April 29

This course will provide guidance on how to recognize FMLA notice and administer the law. Participants will discuss how to update company policy and answer employee questions relating to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Who should attend HR personnel, manager, and supervisors

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • State the “fundamentals of FMLA”
  • Recognize FMLA notice
  • Teach supervisors and managers their legal rights and obligations under FMLA
  • Administer FMLA for every employee situation
  • Explain FMLA to employees, including employee rights and responsibilities
  • Identify and avoid administrative and employee pitfalls
  • Identify and address possible FMLA abuse

Location: Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, 1 S. Main St., 7th Floor, Mt. Clemens

 

Employment Law: Danger Zones

Wednesday, April 29

This course will provide a solid understanding of various employment laws that affect every workplace every day and help prevent litigation to promote a positive and harmonious work environment.

Who should attend HR personnel, Managers and Supervisors

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Recognize the “red flags” of potential employment law liability
  • Explain how to address such situations in an efficient and effective manner
  • Summarize easy guidelines to help you and your organization prevent employment litigation
  • Outline the laws governing equal employment opportunity and discrimination
  • Define illegal employment discrimination

Location: Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, 1 S. Main St., 7th Floor, Mt. Clemens

 


 

 

Michigan Resources for Defense Exporting

Thursday, January 9 from 9 a.m. to noon
This event is for Michigan businesses who wish to learn about available resources for defense exporting. MEDC will be on hand to share information about their, no fee, Statewide export resources which are designed to help Michigan companies grow their international sales. Resources are available for all industries and range from matching funding for travel and international customer searches. The U.S. Department of Commerce will share insight into international defense opportunities and how to proactively leverage the U.S. Department of Commerce and other federal agencies to pursue and win defense contracts abroad. Foster Swift Collins & Smith P.C. will share best practices and real-life examples of how US Export Controls impact defense exporting and how to tread a safe path through landmines. And ALBEX LAW, P.C. will dive deeper and present on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: The "B" word in Defense Industry's International Transactions.
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, 7900 Tank Ave., Room 138, Warren

 

Industry Briefing: Accelerating Additive Manufacturing to Meet Future Mobility Needs

Tuesday, January 14 from 9 a.m. to noon
Although the automotive industry has been at the forefront of many technological advancements, innovations in additive manufacturing (AM) have been led by the medical and aerospace industries. These AM innovations are now making their way into the mobility industry, and there are many pre-competitive technology developments that could benefit from the industry working together. AM can be used, both as a means of building end-use parts and as a way to add value to processes, such as tooling, that facilitate the adoption of new technologies in the factory ecosystem. Join us, along with our media partner, Automotive Design & Production, in early 2020 to learn how this digital technology is enabling and accelerating manufacturing and how other industries have collaborated to maximize the benefit of this digital technology. Engage with industry leaders to discuss the future of AM in the mobility industry.
Locations: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham, Troy

 

Doing Business in South Africa

Tuesday, January 14 from Noon to 2 p.m.
Is your business looking to expand to new high growth markets overseas? Join Automation Alley for an event focused on trade and investment opportunities in South Africa. A country of 58 million people, South Africa enjoys relative macroeconomic stability, has a largely pro-business environment and is a logical and attractive option for U.S. companies seeking to enter the Sub-Saharan Africa marketplace. The nation is the most advanced, diversified and productive economy in Africa. This event will include information on Automation Alley's trade mission to the annual Africa Health Exhibition in May 2020 in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. This is the Sub-Saharan region’s largest health care event and will attract more than 10,000 health and trade professionals from 67 countries around the world.
Locations: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham, Troy

 

Coffee Connection

Thursday, January 16 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Join us at Compassion Pregnancy Center for a Macomb Chamber Coffee Connection. This is a wonderful opportunity to network with your fellow Macomb Chamber Members and learn more about what Compassion Pregnancy Center has to offer.
Locations: Compassion Pregnancy Center, 37540 S. Gratiot, Clinton Township

 

Global Economic Outlook for 2020 and Beyond

Thursday, January 16 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
This annual economic outlook will feature international business experts discussing the shifting dynamics of the global economy and how companies can best position themselves to take advantage of the opportunities and challenges of doing business around the world in 2020. How will the seemingly endless U.S.-China trade dispute continue to impact the international economy? Will Brexit finally see closure? What about the current and future state of our nation’s trade agreements with major trading partners? Or the upcoming U.S. presidential election? Closer to home, how will these and other factors affect Michigan’s business climate, especially our automotive, defense and other advanced manufacturing and high-tech industries? Speakers will focus on industries, countries and regions around the world where growth opportunities are particularly strong. They will also examine projected trends in two-way trade and investment flows and identify industries that will either benefit or be challenged by globalization in the short, medium and long terms.
Locations: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham, Troy

 

Introduction to Federal Government Contracting - 101

Thursday, January 16 from 9 a.m. to 12:30
Is your business looking to diversity in the government sector? Is your business overwhelmed by the rules, regulations and registrations that are required to get started in Federal Government Contracting? Introduction to Federal Government Contracting -101 is the fundamental course in Macomb Regional PTAC s Core Series of Federal Government Contracting. This training offers an overview of what federal government contracting is, what it takes to be a government contractor, the steps your business needs to do to get started, and what no-cost services and continuous support Macomb Regional PTAC offers to small businesses in all aspects of government contracting. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company. Please Note: To register for this training your company must be located in Macomb County. No fee to attend, but registration is required.
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, 7900 Tank Ave., Room 138, Warren

 

Annual Meeting 2020

Friday, January 17 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Join us at our Annual Meeting & Board Induction where guest speaker Richard Sheridan will explore the chaos and bureaucracy that pervades many businesses today and how those factors lead to poor results and employee disengagement. Richard Sheridan is CEO and cofounder of Menlo Innovations, which has won the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility for six straight years and five revenue awards from Inc. magazine. He frequently speaks at business conferences and to major corporations such as Mercedes-Benz, Nike, and 3M.  He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Locations: Cherry Creek Golf Club and Banquet Center, 52000 Cherry Creek Drive, Shelby Township

 

Great Lakes Water Authority Small Business Initiative Advisory Meeting 

Thursday, January 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Join the Macomb Regional PTAC and the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) for their Small Business Advisory Meeting. This meeting will highlight how to do business with GLWA; resource information from the Macomb PTAC and the U.S. Small Business Administration; and sub-contractor opportunities from GLWA’s primes.
Location: Macomb Community College, Center Campus, University Center 1, 44575 Garfield Road Clinton Township

 

 

ExporTech™  Detroit

Friday, January 24, February 28 or April 17
ExporTech™, the national export assistance program that helps companies accelerate their growth in global markets, returns to Detroit area. ExporTech is a structured export strategy and business development process for companies to develop written strategic plans for export growth and connect with a wide range of experts to catalyze export sales. We limit ExporTech™ to a maximum of 8 companies.  Training will be provided by leading experts in Michigan. Each company will be assigned a coach and team of students to conduct research on best export markets. On the last day of ExporTech™ each company will present their strategic plan to a panel of experts for advice and feedback. Companies throughout Michigan may apply for ExporTech™ Detroit. Click here for application to apply.
Location: Lawrence Technological University, Southfield

 

State of Clinton Township Address 2020

Friday, January 31 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Join Clinton Township Supervisor Robert Cannon as he offers his synopsis of the upcoming year for his community.
Locations: Clinton-Macomb Public Library, 40900 Romeo Plank, Clinton Township

 

Federal Market Research 201

Thursday, February 6 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The second core class in Macomb Regional PTAC s Core Series of Federal Government Contracting is Federal Market Research 201. This training will help you identify who your customer and competitors are, as well as the current and future outlook for your Industry. You will learn how to research the consumer by identifying federal agencies who are buying what you re selling. You will also learn how to research the competition by identifying who is already selling your service or product to the federal government and for how much. And finally, you will learn how to research your industry by identifying what are the federal government s past, present and future procurement and Industry trends. This class will be conducted in a computer lab and seats are limited. Class time may run over due to the hands-on nature of training. Prerequisite: Introduction to Federal Government Contracting - 101 WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company. No fee to attend, but registration is required.
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, 7900 Tank Ave., Room 123, Warren

 

State Contracting Overview

Thursday, February 13 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) Procurement Office serves as the state s Central Purchasing Office and has a portfolio of approximately 800 multiple-year contracts worth billions of Dollars. Topics to be covered: Doing Business with the State of Michigan Navigating the State Contracting Process Doing Business with MDOT How to research Competitors - Michigan Transparency Website. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company. No fee to attend, but registration is required.
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, 7900 Tank Ave., Room 138, Warren

 

Member Mixer

Thursday, February 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Join us at Urban Air Sterling Heights for a member mixer! Come network with fellow chamber members and build long-lasting relationships.
Locations: Urban Air Sterling Heights, 12050 Hall Road, Sterling Heights

 

Army Contracting Command - Warren: Other Transaction Authority (OTA) 101

Thursday, February 27 from 9 a.m. to noon
The Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs), have proven an effective tool to streamline acquisition, diversify the defense industrial base, and gain access to state-of-the-art technology within a collaborative government/industry environment. Join Army Contracting Command Warren, Michigan, acquisition innovation leaders, as we walk through the new guidance, lessons learned, transition to production and the 10 USC 2371(b) statue for better understanding of these streamlined acquisition capabilities. In addition to hearing about how OTAs work, you will also hear about OTAs in action, multiple solicitation processes such as pitch day (similar to the television show Shark Tank), Panel Pitches, why we use White Papers and the Annual Plan process. PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Federal Government Contracting 101 WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company. No fee to attend, but registration is required.
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, 7900 Tank Ave., Room 138, Warren

 

Save the Date: Macomb County ACES Job Fair

Wednesday, April 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A Job Fair Connecting Employers with Differently-Abled Professionals. Why should you hire someone with a disability? According to the Centers for Disease Control 25.6% Americans live with a disability 28.2% of Michigan Residents have a disability.

  • Employees with disABILITIES have lower turnover low absenteeism, dedication, and longer tenure. Enabling employers to reduce recruitment costs.
  • A study completed by Accenture, in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), concluded that companies employing individuals with disabilities saw, on average, 28 percent higher revenue, double the net income and 30 percent higher economic profit margins over the four-year period we analyzed.
  • A survey conducted by the Job Accommodation Network found, 59% of job accommodations cost employers nothing to make ($0), while the remaining accommodations typically cost only $500.
  • Access to On-the-Job Training through Michigan Works! This program allows up to 50% reimbursement of the new employees wages for a designated period of time.
  • Employers have potential for federal tax incentives when hiring individuals with disabilities A diverse workforce better reflects your customers and the community in which you provide your services.

Location: 44001 Garfield Rd. Clinton Township