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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Seminar at WCC Focuses on Helping Area Businesses Grow

“Helping Employers Thrive & Grow,” a seminar aimed at connecting employers with local support services and resources that can help them in a tough economy, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Towsley Auditorium in Washtenaw Community College’s Morris Lawrence building. There’s no charge for the seminar, which runs from 8:00am to 1:00pm, but employers are asked to register by Feb. 12.

The seminar is sponsored by the MEGA Partnership, a coalition of business groups, educational institutions, government agencies, and other organizations in the Ann Arbor area.

At the seminar, experts will discuss “how to” strategies for

  • diversifying and growing market share
  • recruiting, retaining, and training talent
  • improving productivity
  • leveraging funds and other financial incentives

“Employers both big and small are dealing with issues they have never before faced,” said Jesse Bernstein, president of the Ann Arbor Area Chamber of Commerce. “This event will connect employers to a wide variety of vital and affordable information and services available right here in our community.”

Members of the MEGA Partnership include Ann Arbor SPARK, the Ann Arbor Area Chamber of Commerce, the Ypsilanti Area Chamber of Commerce, Eastern Michigan University, the University of Michigan, Washtenaw Community College, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center, Michigan Works!/Washtenaw County Employment Training and Community Services, and Chelsea Community Hospital.

You can register for the seminar on the Ann Arbor SPARK website.

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