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Annual Meeting Agenda

Each session link is shared below. We are utilizing a mix of Zoom webinar and meeting formats to allow for maximum registrant participation. If you have any questions please contact Lori Birman at

Day One: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Legislator of the Year Awards
Keynote Presentations
  • Brian Calley talks with incoming MEDC CEO Quentin Messer, Jr.
  • Rob Fowler discusses ‘The State of Education in Michigan with Education Trust Midwest’s Amber Arellano
Day 1 full recording
Amber Arellano discussion recordingSlide Deck
2:00pm – 2:05pm
Rest Stop
2:05pm – 2:35pm
Detour: Choose a Breakout Session
Legislative Update – We apologize, but we were unable to record this session.
Brian Calley, Micah Babcock
Future of Hybrid Work – Recording 
Jeff Bowes of Nuwave Technology Partners, Mike Burns of ASE
Roundtable on Mental Health
Amy Ritsema of Onsite Wellness
2:35pm – 2:45pm
Rest Stop
Enjoy a Break Video
2:45pm – 2:55pm
Exchanging of the Gavel
2:55pm – 3:00pm
Rest Stop
3:00pm – 3:30pm
Detour: Choose a Breakout Session
Family Business Roundtable
Gina Thorsen of Stormy Kromer
Talent Roundtable
Sheri Welsh of Welsh & Associates
Storytelling Marketing Strategy – Recording 
Lynne Golodner of Your People LLC

Break Videos Sponsored by ASE

The Importance of Using Video

Presented by Cynthia Kay of CK and CO Media Productions

Eating Well on the Run

Presented by Michael Stack of Applied Fitness Solutions

Day Two: Thursday, June 17, 2021

1:00pm – 1:20pm
Welcome & Advocate of the Year Presentation
Day 2 Full Recording
1:20pm – 1:25pm
Rest Stop
1:25pm – 1:55pm
Detour: Choose a Breakout Session
Energy Efficiency – Recording

Consumers Energy & DTE

Tax Incentives – Recording

Jamie Lopiccolo of Capacore CPAs, Bob Weins of Insight3 and Leon LaBrecque of Sequoia Financial

Changing Consumer Behaviors Roundtable
David Rhoa of Marana Group
1:55pm – 2:05pm
Rest Stop
Enjoy a Break Video
2:05pm – 2:35pm
Detour: Choose a Breakout Session
Keeping Culture Alive Roundtable

Rob Fowler of SBAM and Camron Gnass of Traction

Future of Downtowns – Recording

Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss, Rick MacKeigan of ASM Global/Van Andel Arena, Doug Small of Experience GR, and Sam Cummings of CWD Real Estate Investment.

Succession Planning – Recording 
Mark Rheaume and Daniel Hoops of PNC Bank
2:35pm – 2:40pm
Rest Stop
2:40pm – 3:30pm
Featured Destination & End of the Road

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.

Saddleback Conversation

Break Videos Sponsored by ASE

4 Minute Chair Yoga

Presented by Deb Denyer of Mission Point

Networking Tips

Presented by Derek Dickow

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Thank you to the generous sponsors and suppliers who make up the virtual summit for SBAM’s 2021 Annual Meeting & Small Business Summit.

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