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Nothing beats building a community by hanging out together. Our team always has an exciting line-up of educational, networking and advocacy events up our sleeve designed to accelerate leaders and organizations in Southwest Michigan. We can do it live—and we can do it virtually—so, get ready to shake things up on relevant, timely and creative topics. Sign up today for one of our upcoming events.

Upcoming Events

Business First | Tap Into WMU's Vast Resources to Grow Your Business

Have you ever thought about how your business might tap into the vast resources that are available on the Western Michigan University campus? As the university works to broaden their research work and capabilities, they are very interested in partnering with area companies to develop new and innovative products and processes. Join us for this virtual event on Thursday, December 8 for the final Business First session of 2022. You won’t want to miss this virtual discussion about resources that may change the course of your business, our community and the world.

December
8
Thursday
The Black & Brown Connect Mixer

The Black & Brown Connect Mixer is the perfect opportunity to meet, share and connect with folks from across the spectrum of industry; business and community leaders and entrepreneurs in a space that is built by and for us. Join us on Thursday, December 8 and enjoy sweet and savory treats from Nee Nee Sweeties and Delights Catering, a wide selection of your favorite beverages and a mix of holiday and other classics from The Most Incredible DJ Chuck.

December
8
Thursday
Business First | Supply Chain Management

Join us on Thursday, January 12 to kick-off our 2023 Business First Series with Dr. Marcel M. Zondag, Associate Professor, Director of Supply Chain Management Program and Food Industry Research and Education Center at Western Michigan University (WMU). He will be sharing information about WMU’s Supply Chain Management program, which is the best in Michigan and one of the top 25 programs in the country.

January
12
Thursday
Catalyst University 2023
Catalyst University 2023

Over the past 12 years, Catalyst University has built up over 14,000 existing and emerging leaders to carry our organizations and community into the future. This conference is designed to spark fresh ideas and motivate you to new heights in 2023. The team at Southwest Michigan First has thoughtfully curated a speaker lineup that will ignite a leadership evolution. On January 25 and 26, we have an incredible event planned for you, filled with insightful leadership, speakers, and networking to build upon our history of being a region that is MAGNETIC!

January
26
Thursday

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