Innovation: Why It Is Critical to the West Michigan Economy

Location:  Steelcase University (map). Networking Time: 5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Presentation: 6:30 p.m.   The businesses of West Michigan are starting to experience the full effect of globalization. Many of the competitive strengths of West Michigan have been minimized as a result of “flatteners”. Our government bodies, educational institutions, our communities and the businesses of West Michigan need to re think their respective areas of focus to embrace... Read More

Use of Blogging to Promote and Inform

Location:  Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, 301 Michigan Street NE, Room CHS 123, Grand Rapids, MI Networking Time: 5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Presentation: 6:30 p.m. Blogs build a relationship with your existing and potential customers. Insightful blogs contain a wealth of unique perspectives and regularly updated content. Blog marketing is hot. Blogs can be used to promote products and services by establishing a dialog with customers about product direction, service... Read More

The Grand Rapids Wireless Broadband Project

The Grand Rapids Wireless Broadband Project with Mayor Heartwell and Project Leadership Location:  Aquinas College Donnelly Center, 157 Woodward Lane SE, Grand Rapids, MI (616) 632-8900 Networking Time: 5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Presentation: 6:30 p.m.   Join Mayor George Heartwell and Project Manager Sally Wesorick from the City of Grand Rapids who will speak about the Grand Rapids Wireless Broadband Project. They will present the vision and progress of the project, and... Read More

Spout.com — A New Film Community Website

Location:  Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts (Link | Map) Networking Time: 5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Presentation: 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.   Join COO Bill Holsinger-Robinson, from a new West Michigan based company Spout.com, who will speak about the development and launch of the Film Community Website Spout.com. Join COO Bill Holsinger-Robinson, from a new West Michigan based company Spout.com, who will speak about the this new Film Community web experience. Spout.com... Read More

Intranet Portal Strategies using Sharepoint

Location:  Steelcase University Learning Center, 1111 44th Street SE (map ) Networking Time: 5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Presentation: 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.   Many businesses face challenges such as overcoming silos of information that prevent access to that information from all parties that could easily improve operations if they had access to it. Come hear how Progressive AE is solving this issue with an implementation of an intranet portal solution. Progressive AE... Read More