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2021 Annual Meeting & Small Business Summit

Navigating the Road Ahead

Take a virtual road trip with SBAM!

Grab your favorite road trip snacks and join SBAM at our virtual Annual Meeting & Small Business Summit.

Tuesday, June 15 & Thursday, June 17
1:00pm – 3:30pm each afternoon

Ticket Prices:
Complimentary – SBAM VIP Members
$59 – SBAM Starter, Basic and Premium Members
$89 – Non-Members

The first 200 registrants will receive a special gift!

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Tuesday, June 15th Schedule

1:00pm – 1:15pm Welcome Center
Present Legislator of the Year Awards
1:15pm – 2:00pm Featured Destination: Keynote Presentations

Conversation with incoming MEDC CEO Quentin L. Messer, Jr

Conversation with Midwest Trust’s Amber Arellano

2:00pm – 2:05pm Rest Stop
2:05pm – 2:35pm DETOUR:

Education Breakout Sessions

  • SBAM Legislative Update with SBAM’s Brian Calley and Micah Babcock
  • Future of Hybrid Work with ASE’s Mike Burns and NuWave Technology Partners’ Jeff Bowes

Roundtable Breakout Discussion Session

  • Mental Health with Amy Ritsema of Onsite Wellness LLC
2:35pm – 2:45pm Snack Break
2:45pm – 2:55pm SBAM Gavel Exchange

Lorri Rishar, EDGE Partnerships, passes the SBAM Chairman of the Board gavel to Bill Kimble, C2AE

2:55pm – 3:00pm Rest Stop
3:00pm – 3:30pm DETOUR:

Education Breakout Session

  • Marketing through Storytelling with Lynne Golodner of YourPeople LLC

Roundtable Breakout Discussions

  • Family Business with Gina Thorsen of Stormy Kromer
  • Talent: How to Compete in Today’s Market with Sheri Welsh of Welsh & Associates

Thursday, June 17th Schedule

1:00pm – 1:20pm Welcome Center
Present SBAM Advocate of the Year Award
1:20pm – 1:25pm Rest Stop
1:25pm – 1:55pm DETOUR:

Education Breakout Sessions

  • Energy Efficiency for Small Business with Consumers Energy and DTE
  • Tax Incentives with Leon LaBrecque of Sequoia Financial, Jamie Lopiccolo of Capocore CPAs and Bob Weins of Insights3

Roundtable Breakout Discussion Session

  • Changing Consumer Behaviors with David Rhoa of Marana Group
1:55pm – 2:05pm Snack Break
2:05pm – 2:35pm DETOUR

Education Breakout Session

  • Succession Planning with PNC Bank

Roundtable Breakout Discussion Sessions

  • Keeping culture alive in a hybrid environment with Rob Fowler, SBAM and Camron Gnass, Traction
  • Panel discussion on future of cities and downtown areas with GR Mayor Rosalynn Bliss, Rick MacKeigan of ASM Global/Van Andel Arena, and Doug Small of Experience GR
2:35pm – 2:40pm Rest Stop
2:40pm – 3:25pm Featured Destination: Keynote Presentation

Travis Stoliker and his business partner Matt Gillett opened Saddleback BBQ six years ago. Over the past year, Saddleback gave back to the community in so many inspiring ways. Today Stoliker will be joined by Jack Magruder of Trinity Church and Katie Lambert of Mitten Raised Bakery to share stories of how giving back and paying it forward made a real impact on their team and others.

3:25pm – 3:30pm End of the Road