Welcome to SBAM’s Annual Meeting & Small Business Summit
Express Learning Sessions
All Express Learning Sessions will take place on the Exhibit Floor!
8:30am – Unlocking Business Potential: The Power of Artificial Intelligence for Small Businesses
Presented by Scott Sieracki
Partner and the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Davista
Scott Sieracki has a proven track record as a visionary technology leader, a history of entrepreneurial ventures, and three decades of industry expertise. His focus has been on spearheading leading-edge technological advancements that empower clients to substantially improve their risk and security operations. Throughout his career, he has built many successful businesses that consistently delivered next-generation solutions, driving tangible results and propelling businesses forward.
9:15am – HR Hot Topics Affecting You Now
Presented by Jodi Schafer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Owner of HRM Services
Jodi Schafer is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR, SHRM-SCP) and the owner of Human Resource Management Services. Jodi has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and education from Kalamazoo College and 20 years of experience in human resource management. She was recognized as one of the ’10 Over the Next Ten’ in the next generation of business leaders by the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, and accepted the MSAE Association Choice award on behalf of HRM for the consulting services category.
10:15am – SBAM Advocacy in Action
Presented by Brian Calley with guest Mark Ware, Owner, Mission Point Resort
Join our President & CEO Brian Calley for a quick rundown of legislative items impacting small businesses alongside SBAM Board of Director Mark Ware. Brian will go over problematic legislation facing our membership including: independent contractors, pay transparency and predictive scheduling. Mark will join Brian to discuss the Unemployment Insurance Task Force report and how SBAM is playing a key role in informing the Unemployment Insurance Agency on how to better work with employers to improve customer service.
11:15am – Business Valuation
Presented by Daniel Dueweke, FVP
Program Manager, Independent Bank Wealth Management
Luncheon & Keynote Presentation
Noon – Luncheon
Beginning at 11:50am, you’ll be able to find a seat and help yourself to the lunch buffet. Our event is open seating, unless you have a sponsored table.
1pm – Keynote Presentation
At 1pm our keynote speaker McKeel Hagerty will take the stage, later joined by Fox2 Anchor Roop Raj for an in-depth conversation.