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WSCC Business & Economic Development Summit

September 20, 2023 

Are you ready to unlock the full potential of your business? Don't miss the West Shore Business and Economic Summit on September 20! Brought to you by West Shore Community College, the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce, Chamber Alliance of Mason County, and West Shore Bank, this event is tailor-made for our local business and industry leaders like you, providing an unparalleled platform to network, gain valuable insights, and propel your business to new heights.

Why Attend?

  1. Connect & Network: Forge powerful connections with like-minded professionals, industry pioneers, and potential partners. At the summit, you'll have the chance to build a robust network that can fuel your business's growth and success.
  2. Unleash Growth Potential: Seeking fresh ideas to fuel your business's growth? Look no further! Our summit is brimming with experts and thought leaders who will share innovative strategies and game-changing insights that can take your business to the next level.
  3. Nurture Your Business: Running a successful business requires nurturing and care. Our summit will equip you with practical tips and techniques to nurture your enterprise, fostering an environment where it can thrive and flourish.
  4. Embrace the Talent Pipeline: The key to any successful business lies in the talent it attracts. Our event will showcase cutting-edge ideas surrounding the talent pipeline, giving you a competitive edge in attracting and retaining top-notch talent.

How to Register:

Join us at the West Shore Business and Economic Summit for an afternoon filled with inspiration, learning, and opportunities. To secure your spot at this event, click the button below to register.


1:00 PM – Keynote
Wendy Block, Michigan Chamber of Commerce Senior VP of Business Advocacy and Member Engagement, will present a keynote address. Block has been consistently named one of Lansing’s Most Effective lobbyists by lawmakers and capitol insiders. She will provide an update on current and upcoming legislation and how certain things happening in Lansing will affect you as a business.

Breakout schedule (Choose one session for each time slot)
2:15-3:00 PM - Session One
All Things Talent
Creating Impact Content and Today's Social Media Landscape
Creative Comp & Wages

3:15-4:00 PM – Session Two 
Access Capital - Small Business
Talent Retention as a Strategic Journey

Concluding the summit will be a cocktail hour and appetizers.

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