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Turner Construction LEAN Training
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Turner Construction LEAN Training
Intro to Lean: How to Eliminate Waste & Add Value

February 11: 1pm - 5 pm & February 12: 8 am - 12 pm

The MMBC Continuum Office (158 Madison Ave., Suite 300)

Deadline to register: January 31, 2014

This two-day training event is designed to help build lean principles into your business processes which can improve competitiveness.  


1 pm - 5 pm
MMBC Continuum Office
No Fee

Continuum Talks - Quarterly Symposiums
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014

CONTINUUM TALKS - Quarterly Symposium
February 20, 2014  - 7:30 am

at the Crescent Club
(6075 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN)

This symposium is open to MMBC Continuum members only.  It is designed to present marcoeconomic perspectives that can potentially impact business conditions locally, regionally, nationally and globally.


For more information members can contact their Strategic Business Advisor or Doris Gordon at (901) 525-6512. 

7:30 am
Crescent Club
No Fee - Open to membership only

Good To Great: Developing a Culture of Leadership & Building High Performing Teams
Thursday, March 06, 2014 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES

GOOD TO GREAT:
Developing a Culture of Leadership and
Building High Performance Teams

March 6, 2014 - 7:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast

Transform your workforce - move your employees from just a good team to a great team!
Increase the productivity of your team to impact your bottom line and improve your competitive edge!

Hear from dynamic presenters about:

  • Creating a high performance culture 
  • How to identify and develop leaders within your existing staff
  • Recruiting and retaining talented team players that will help drive your vision forward
7:30 am - 11:00 am
The MMBC Continuum
No Fee

Financial Management for the Closely Held Business
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Financial Management for the Closely Held Business
March 18 & 19, 2014
Christian Brother University 

This course is designed for the business owner who wants a deeper understanding of their financial statements and is ready to boost profitability.  There are secrets locked within your financial statements, and this course is the key to unlocking them!    
Please email or call your advisor today to sign up.  Space is limited! 

 

After taking this course, you will also be equipped to use your financial statements as tools to:

  • Fully understand your financial position compared to the competition in your market
  • Do a financial “check-up” for your business
  • Develop a Financial Plan based on your historical data that will assist in planning for strategic growth
  • Prepare you to get a YES from the banks when applying for financing

To RSVPor for more information contact Vertanya Allen at vallen@mmbc-memphis.org or call (901) 525-6512.

Christian Brothers University
$199 per person or $169 for multiple people

2GMBE Youth Academy
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2GMBE Academy
Developing Young Entreprenuers 

When: April 10 & 11, 2014
Location:   The MMBC Continuum Office (158 Madison Avenue) 

The 2GMBE Academy will introduce high school students to growth industries and demonstrate how learning to team and work together at an early age will be essential for the next generation of successful entrepreneurs.

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For more information about how to apply contact Vertanya Allen at vallen@mmbc-memphis.org or call (901) 525-6512.

8:00 am
The MMBC Continuum Office (158 Madison Ave. Suite 300)
No Fee for Selected Students

Continuum Talks - Quarterly Symposium
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014

CONTINUUM TALKS - Quarterly Symposium

May 15, 2014

Host: TBC

10:30 am
TBC
No Fee - Open to Membership Only

International Trade - Going Beyond the Limits
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014

International Trade - Going Beyond the Limits 

July 17, 2014 | 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hosted by: Memphis Light, Gas and Water 

International trade is one of your greatest opportunities to grow revenues.  Hear a panel of experts discussing how to look for global opportunities and a formula for taking your business beyond your current borders. Also learn how to incorporate international trade into your company’s growth strategy.

*This event will be combined collaborative session with the Quarterly Continuum Talks Symposium and the Memphis Business Academy.

To learn more about this seminar contact Vertanya Allen at vallen@mmbc-memphis.org or call (901) 525-6512.

10:30 am - 1:00 pm
MLGW Training Center - 4949 Raligh LaGrange Rd
No Fee - Open to membership only

2014 Economic Development Forum
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FORUM

August 26-28
Memphis Cook Convention Center - Memphis, TN

The New Dynamic for Growth: Collaboration, Ecosystems and Discovery

Don't miss the largest economic development conference in the mid-south.

Hear from national thought leaders regarding topics related to business strategies, access to capital, successful business models and more!

For sponsorship, registration & exhibitor information call:
Doris Gordon at (901) 525-6512 or dgordon@mmbc-memphis.org

EDF Registration & Sponsorship Form

EDF Video Highlights


Full Two Day Conference
Memphis Cook Convention Center
Call for package information

Continuum Talks - Quarterly Symposium
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014

CONTINUUM TALKS - Quarterly Symposium

October 16, 2014

Host: TBC

10:30 am
TBC
No Fee - Open to membership only

2014 MED Week
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 MED Week
November 5-7, 2014

November 5 - TADP Training Seminar 

November 6 - Procurement Seminar (presented by the Corporate Resource Committee)

November 7 - Robert R. Church Annual Awards Luncheon 

More details to come! 

3 day event
Various locations
Sponsorships and tickets available

Achieving Performance Excellence
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Achieving Performance Excellence

November 5, 2014 | 8am-11am

Learn the formula for success of high-performing organizations and how you can improve value for your employees, customers and stakeholders.

7:30 am
The MMBC Continuum (158 Madison Ave., Suite 300)
No Fee

Annual Holiday Business Mixer
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Holiday Business Mixer

December 10, 2014 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: TBD

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
TBC
Open to Corporate & M/WBE Members and Community Partners

Economic Development Forum

By All Accounts the 2013 Economic Development Forum was a Success!

Attendees gave the EDF a 4.7 out 5 rating!

2013 EDF Highlight Video
(Speakers, presenters and more!)

SAVE THE DATE for EDF 2014 - August 26-28

2014 Economic Development Forum

August 26-28
Memphis Cook Convention Center
Memphis, TN 38103

Registration Information

 Click Here to View EDF Highlight Video

http://edf.mmbc-memphis.org