GVSU To Host Event On Successful Investing in West Michigan: “Invest Locally, Invest Profitably” is the title of an event to be held Thursday, Dec. 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grand Valley State University’s Eberhard Center, 301 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids. The admission fee is $50. More at www.gvsu.edu/investMI. Local investors, fund managers and entrepreneurs will share their investment knowledge with potential investors. Attendees will learn the leading investment strategies used by local private equity investors, fund managers and entrepreneurs, and how to increase returns by investing in private companies in West Michigan. Speakers include Tom Groos of City Light Capital, Sri Sundaram of GVSU, Tom Pohlman of Pohlman-Barnes, Skip Simms of Ann Arbor Spark, John Kerschen of Michigan Accelerator Fund 1, Martin Stein of Blackford Capital, Mahendra Ramsinghani of the First Step Fund, Mike Mraz of Rockford Construction, Jody Vanderwel of Grand Angels, Michael Gross of Beringea, Tim Streit of Huron River Ventures, John Pollock of LV2 Equity Partners, Ron Reed of Seneca Partners and more.

Michigan-Israel Business Bridge Sets Event: The Michigan Israel Business Bridge (MIBB) will be hosting “Doing Business with Israel: Why and How” featuring Economic Consul Yariv Becher of the Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest. The event will take place Tuesday, Dec. 6 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Grand Rapids University Club (111 Lyon NW Suite 1025, Fifth Third Center, Grand Rapids). Becher will speak about the innovative and entrepreneurial business taking place in Israel and sharing ways to become a part of these exciting opportunities. This event is co-sponsored by Louis Padnos Iron & Metal, The Right Place, Ostrow Law Firm PLC, Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest, and the MIBB Educational Foundation. “Doing Business with Israel: Why and How” is one of the series of monthly networking events sponsored by the MIBB, showcasing existing and potential Michigan-Israeli partnerships.  For more information or to register for the event, please contact pam@michiganisrael.com or view the event page on the website at www.michiganisrael.com.


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