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JUNE 2017

SBA Financing
Roundtable

28 June 2017
1:00-4:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Wayne County Community College
Room 131
1001 W. Fort Street
Detroit, MI 48226

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration
Small Business Development Center

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Michigan Small Business Development Center are pleased to offer a free TEAM SBA Roundtable on Small Business Lending.

The roundtable gives current or prospective small business owners insight into the SBA Guaranty Loan Program and the criteria used by loan officers to evaluate a loan request. A team of experts will demystify the lending process, debunk the myths about SBA programs, and share real life examples of successful loan applicants.

The roundtable is taught by experienced lenders with expertise in small business and SBA financing. It’s a very interactive process and one of our top rated training events. Over 2,000 clients have attended the roundtables since 1998. The roundtable is best suited to those seeking financing for their business, have good credit, a solid business idea, and some money to invest in the business.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


JULY 2017

Intro to Intellectual Property

6 July 2017
12:00-1:30 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Elijah J. McCoy
USPTO Midwest Regional Office

Suite 2900
300 River Place South
Detroit, MI 48207

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Unfamiliar with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets?

The Midwest Regional USPTO in Detroit, Michigan hosts an introduction to intellectual property concepts followed by a tour of Midwest Regional Office resources every first Thursday of each month. This session is for aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators, students looking for beginner information on intellectual property concepts.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement in China

10 July 2017
8:30 AM-4:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Elijah J. McCoy
USPTO Midwest Regional Office

Suite 2900
300 River Place South
Detroit, MI 48207

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Join the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) the USPTO - Office of Policy and International Affairs, as we bring together policy makers and leaders from the U.S. government, academia, and practitioners.

The speakers will share insights on critical issues involving China IP that will benefit U.S. IP right holders.

On July 10th we will be in Detroit and on July 12th we will be in Grand Rapids.

These events kick-off a week-long 5-Year Anniversary Celebration of the USPTO in the Midwest and includes key participation from the USPTO’s China Team, who work nationwide to help U.S. businesses and inventors understand how to obtain and enforce IP rights in China.

On July 14, 2017, we will be celebrating 5-Years of the Midwestern Regional Office being in Detroit - stay tuned for more details!

TOPICS INCLUDE

Overview of Intellectual Property in China
Creating and Managing IP Portfolios
Brand Protection/Anti-counterfeiting
Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in the US
US-China: Competition and Collaboration – Michigan Experience

ON-LINE REGISTRATION

Registration Required!


Cooking Up a Successful
Food-Related Business

Five Week Course

11 July 2017
9:30 AM-12:30 PM EDT

$249

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Schoolcraft College
Jeffress Center
Room JC103
(7 Mile and Haggerty)

18600 Haggerty Rd.
Livonia, MI 48151

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PRESENTED BY
Small Business Development Center

Do you dream about turning your passion for food and cooking into a business? Learn step-by-step the necessary things you will need to turn your dream into a reality. From costing and sourcing to cutting through the seemingly endless red-tape, this course is a MUST for anyone who is serious about taking the next step towards becoming an entrepreneur. (Meets once a week for 5 weeks).

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Trademark Tuesday

11 July 2017
12:00-1:30 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Elijah J. McCoy
USPTO Midwest Regional Office

Suite 2900
300 River Place South
Detroit, MI 48207

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Unfamiliar with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets?

Live TAC experts will be on-site for this special trademark Tuesday marking the 5 year anniversary of the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional USPTO.

Participants will learn about the trademark registration process and be able to ask questions of experts through our video teleconferencing capability. The TAC, located in Alexandria, Virginia, provides general information about trademarks.

This event is intended for individuals with a beginning to intermediate level of knowledge of trademarks. Get the most out of Trademark Tuesday by checking out Basic Facts About Trademarks: What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later prior to the event .

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement in China

12 July 2017
8:30 AM-4:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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L. William Seidman Center
50 Front Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Join the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) the USPTO - Office of Policy and International Affairs, as we bring together policy makers and leaders from the U.S. government, academia, and practitioners.

The speakers will share insights on critical issues involving China IP that will benefit U.S. IP right holders.

On July 10th we will be in Detroit and on July 12th we will be in Grand Rapids.

These events kick-off a week-long 5-Year Anniversary Celebration of the USPTO in the Midwest and includes key participation from the USPTO’s China Team, who work nationwide to help U.S. businesses and inventors understand how to obtain and enforce IP rights in China.

On July 14, 2017, we will be celebrating 5-Years of the Midwestern Regional Office being in Detroit - stay tuned for more details!

TOPICS INCLUDE

Overview of Intellectual Property in China
Creating and Managing IP Portfolios
Brand Protection/Anti-counterfeiting
Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in the US
US-China: Competition and Collaboration – Michigan Experience

ON-LINE REGISTRATION

Registration Required!


SBA Roundtable
Financing

14 July 2017
9:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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SBDC Logo

Schoolcraft College
Jeffress Center
Room JC103
(7 Mile and Haggerty)

18600 Haggerty Rd.
Livonia, MI 48151

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration
Small Business Development Center

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Michigan Small Business Development Center are pleased to offer a free TEAM SBA Roundtable on Small Business Lending.

The roundtable gives current or prospective small business owners insight into the SBA Guaranty Loan Program and the criteria used by loan officers to evaluate a loan request. A team of experts will demystify the lending process, debunk the myths about SBA programs, and share real life examples of successful loan applicants.

The roundtable is taught by experienced lenders with expertise in small business and SBA financing. It’s a very interactive process and one of our top rated training events. Over 2,000 clients have attended the roundtables since 1998. The roundtable is best suited to those seeking financing for their business, have good credit, a solid business idea, and some money to invest in the business.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Patent Wednesday

19 July 2017
12:30-1:30 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Elijah J. McCoy
USPTO Midwest Regional Office

Suite 2900
300 River Place South
Detroit, MI 48207

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

The Midwest Regional USPTO hosts an interactive question and answer session with our community outreach staff on patent process and resource navigation every 3rd Wednesday of each month. This event is intended for individuals with a beginning to intermediate level of knowledge of patents. Get the most out of Patent Wednesday by checking out the Patent Process Overview prior to the event.

Business Administration (Michigan SBA) will also provide an overview of their small business services and resource partners in counseling, capital, and contracting.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


NVBDC/Federal Reserve Bank
2nd Annual Matchmaking Event

Doing Business with the Federal Reserve Bank and Private Industry

20 July 2017
8:00 AM-3:30 PM EDT

$25
Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch

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United States Federal Reserve Board Logo

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Detroit Branch

Detroit Conference Center
1600 East Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI 48207

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PRESENTED BY
NVBDC
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

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Join NVBDC for an exciting networking opportunity for Service Disabled and Veteran Owned Businesses to meet with supplier diversity professionals and buyers.

The event is once again taking place at the Federal Reserve Detroit Branch Building in midtown and promises to be bigger and better than last year.


EVENT ATTENDEES

Amazon
American Automobile Association
Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network
CBRE Group
Comerica Bank
City of Detroit
DTE Energy
Freddie Mac
General Motors
Google
Kellog's
McDonald Hopkins
Michigan DTMB
PNC
PPG Industries


EVENT SPONSORS

PLATINUM SPONSOR

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GOLD SPONSORS

Magna Logo

Pure Michigan Logo

SILVER SPONSOR

FCA Logo

Toyota Logo

FOOD SPONSOR

United States Federal Reserve Board Logo

PRINT & BAG SPONSOR

Tenneco Logo

LANYARD SPONSOR

Walbridge Logo


Hurry, space is limited, and tickets are going fast.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Government Contracting 101
2017

20 July 2017
9:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT

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Macomb Community College
MTEC Building
Room 138

7900 Tank Avenue
Warren, MI 48092

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb Regional PTAC

MORE INFO

Did you know the federal government purchases more than $450 billion of goods and services a year? Find out what it takes to successfully sell your goods and services to the federal government.

In addition, learn about the services and continuous support the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) has available to help your company with the contracting process.

TOPICS COVERED

Classifying your Product or Service
Getting Registered on SAM
Small Business Initiatives
Marketing Strategies
Finding opportunities
Laws and Regulations
PTAC Services

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.

REGISTER ON-LINE


2017 Great Lakes Lenders Conference

26-28 July 2017

$349

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MotorCity Casino
2901 Grand River
Detroit, MI 48201

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PRESENTED BY
Small Business Development Center

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Linda McMahon, the 25th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration

Linda McMahon
Administrator, SBA

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

Hear from SBA Administrator Linda McMahon
Network with industry professionals from the Great Lakes Region
Hear the latest changes in SBA policies and procedures
Learn best practices from industry experts
Browse innovative products and services

2017 CONFERENCE AGENDA

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

5:00 - 7:00 PM Arrival and Registration - Grand Ballroom
5:00 PM Exhibitor Setup - Exhibit Hallway

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

7:00 AM Exibitor Setup (Exhibit Hallway)
7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM Opening Session
9:45 AM Breakout Session 1
10:45 AM Break avvnd Exhibits
11:15 AM Breakout Session 2
12:15 PM Lunch and Keynote Speaker
2:00 PM Breakout Session 3
3:00 PM Break and Exhibits
3:30 PM Breakout session 4
7:10 PM Tigers vs. Kansas City (On Your Own)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

8:00 AM Full Breakfast
9:30 AM Breakout Session 1
10:30 AM Break and Exhibits
11:00 AM Breakout Session 2
12:00 PM Lunch and Keynote Speaker
2:00 PM Breakout Session 3
3:00 PM Break and Exhibits
3:30 PM Breakout Session 4
5:00 - 6:00 PM Reception - Amnesia
7:10 PM Tigers vs. Kansas City (On Your Own)

Friday, July 28, 2017

7:45 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM Session - TBD
10:15 AM General Session - TBD
11:20 AM General Session - TBD
12:00 PM Conference Adjourns

MORE INFO: 616-331-7483

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


AUGUST 2017

Macomb Meet the Buyers
2017

24 August 2017
9:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT

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Macomb Community College
(South Campus)
John Lewis Center
Building K
Room 301

14500 E. 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48088

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb Regional PTAC
Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development
Small Business Development Center
U.S. Small Business Administration
St. Clair County EDA

MORE INFO

This event provides a venue for businesses in the Macomb County region and across the State to connect with procurement professionals from across Michigan.

This event is at no cost to the buyers or sellers.

CONFIRMED BUYERS

City of Sterling Heights
DLA Land - Warren
Macomb Community College
Macomb County Purchasing Department
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)
Michigan State University
State of Michigan - Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB)
Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transport (SMART)
Wayne County Airport Authority
Wayne State University
.....more to be added!

Learn how to market your business to government agencies.

REGISTER ON-LINE


NOVEMBER 2017

12th ANNUAL
Veteran Business Matchmaker

& Vets Night Out

7-8 November 2017

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Pure Michigan Business Connect Logo

Detroit Marriott
(Renaissance Center)
400 Renaissance Dr.
Detroit, MI 48243

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PRESENTED BY
NVBDC
Pure Michigan Business Connect

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NVBDC, in partnership with Pure Michigan Business Connect, invites you for 2 days of matchmaking at Corporate America’s Premier Service Disabled and Veteran Owned Entrepreneurial Event

DAY 1: November 7

Network
Meet with corporate and government buyers
Participate in our break-out learning sessions
Vets Night Out

DAY 2: November 8

One-on-one meetings with buyers
Lunch both days and hors d’ouvres at the complimentary Vets Night Out

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


NEW CLIENT
REQUEST FOR COUNSELING

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The U.S. Small Business Administration requires all clients to complete the Request for Counseling (Form 641). This form will act as our Confidentiality and Code of Conduct Agreements. All client information is held in strictest of confidence.

To start the process, please click on the above e-CENTER button to access our electronic Request for Counseling form. After submission, a counselor will contact you shortly.

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USDA Services
11 July 2017
11:00 AM EDT

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How Do I Do Business With Western Michigan University?
20 July 2017
1:00 PM EDT

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Michigan eLibrary Resources
8 August 2017
10:00 AM EDT

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Michigan eLibrary Resources
24 August 2017
10:00 AM EDT

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Doing Business with the Veterans Health Administration
12 October 2017
10:00 AM EDT

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Preparing For Re-Evaluation

1st Tuesday of Each Month

Preparing for Re-Verification Webinar & Town Hall

Designed for firms whose verification will be expiring


Verification Training

3rd Tuesday of Each Month

Pre-Application Webinar & Town Hall

Designed for firms interested in submitting their first CVE Verification application


Staying Verified

4th Tuesday of Each Month

How to stay Verified Webinar & Town Hall

Designed for firms who have been verified in six months


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