Go Global At Macomb County Chamber’s June 21 Seminar: Macomb County companies interested in expanding into other countries will want to attend the Macomb County Chamber’s Doing Business Globally seminar on June 12. The seminar features guest speaker Jeff Jorge, executive partner of Global Development Partners Inc., a company that delivers breakthrough growth strategies and execution for entry into international markets. Jorge will help attendees gain practical tools to recognize the potential inherent to expanding business beyond the United States, identify ways to diversify and grow revenue streams, client base and market reach, learn about some of the world’s fastest-growing global economies, how they align with Macomb County businesses and how to capitalize on such markets, increase understanding of cultural, linguistic and socio-economic factors that influence international growth, gain insights on a proven methodology to develop international markets and overall organizational growth, and obtain practical tools and resources to expand the global market reach of your organization. The event runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Clinton-Macomb Public Library, 40900 Romeo Plank in Clinton Township. Tickets are $25 for chamber members and guests. Register online at www.macombcountychamber.com or phone (586) 493-7600 with questions.

June Business Performance Improvement 2.0 Series Announced: The Business Performance 2.0 Series will meet Thursday, June 19, its usual third Tuesday of each month date, to discuss topics related to business ownership, problems and solutions, avoiding common mistakes and pitfalls, legal issues, taxes, raising capital, getting started and operating a business successfully. Sessions discuss new ways to accelerate business and innovation. The series is provided by The Business Improvement Team, an association of Michgian-based consulting firms (www.bizimpteam.com). This session will cover cost management and effective negotiation,  presented by Wesley Thompson of Expense Reduction Analysts, and building win-win relationships with customers, contractors and suppliers, presented by John T. Carter of Witzke Berry Carter & Wander PLLC. The seminar will be held in the lower level conference room of Birmingham Tower, 280 N. Old Woodward, from 4 to 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.  Register at http://bizimpteam.com/events or call for reservation at (248) 641-8400. If you would like more information on this topic, please contact Spencer Silk at Ssilk@BizImpTeam.com or (248) 642-3287.

How to Teach the Nuts and Bolts of SPC to Reduce Operating Costs: Many problems found in the design, production and delivery of products and services can be prevented by applying basic statistical concepts to extract and analyze process and test data. Analysis of statistical data permits decisions to be made proactively which eliminates causes and reduces variation. When results are predictable and variation is minimized, quality improves, costs are reduced and customer satisfaction increases. This Webinar provides an overview of these concepts while demonstrating The Process Control Coach. PCC is an e-learning tool that streamlines and supports the training needs of your employees and managers, so you can see better results in less time. You are invited to register for this free online event to be held Wednesday, May 30 at 1 p.m. Eastern time. Register at www.livemeeting.com/lrs/8003169645/Registration.aspx?PageName=56jh9lb1v6tlqsv8. Presenter Dan Keelan represents Grapevine Learning, a company focused on product development, branding, and marketing of learning and performance improvement tools focused on individuals and growing organizations. Grapevine Learning products streamline and strengthen training, support, and reporting processes. Presenter Murray Sittsamer is with Luminous Group, which helps companies and leaders who are frustrated with stagnant or declining results, concerned about the future, and are overwhelmed with day-to-day activities. Prior to founding The Luminous Group, Murray worked for a combined 0 years at IBM, Unisys, and Pall Corporation as well as at two consulting firms.


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