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The Seidman Series

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The Seidman Series

Webinars designed to provide the West Michigan business community with guidance, tips, strategies, and best practices to confront the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Friday, April 17, 2020
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1 - 2pm

From COVID-19 to Future Prosperity for West Michigan Business

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Business Restart Info

Workspace Guidance

SBDC Video

Friday, May 1, 2020
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1 - 2pm

Understanding New Economic Realities
Panelists:
- Jim Robey, Director, Regional Economic Planning Services at the Upjohn Institute
- Dave Riley, VP of Business Intelligence & Research, The Right Place
- Kris Spaulding, Owner & President, Brewery Vivant
Moderator: Paul Isely, Associate Dean, Seidman College of Business

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Restarting Operations Resources

Local Manufacturers of PPE

Friday, May 15, 2020
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1 - 2pm

Averting Bankruptcy
Panelists:
- Douglas A. Wilterdink, Managing Partner, DWH Corporation
- Robert D. Wolford, Attorney at Law, Miller Johnson
- Holly Jackson, Attorney at Law, Kuiper Kraemer PC
- Krista Flynn, Regional President, Chemical Bank
Moderator: Chris Harper, CPA, MBA, Accounting Instructor, Seidman College of Business

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Supplemental Materials

Friday, May 29, 2020
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1 - 2pm

Navigating Supply Chain Disruptions
Panelists:
- Frances M. Hogsten, Vice President of Global Supply Chain, Haworth
- Tom McCall, Vice President of Logistics, Meijer
- Larry Muzyk, Global Director of Procurement, Alticor
Moderator: Les Brand, CEO, Supply Chain Solutions

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Friday, June 12, 2020
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1 - 2pm

Addressing Employee Challenges
Panelists:
- John Parker, VP of Project Development, EV Construction
- Danielle Smith,VP, Global HR, Shape Corporation
- Gretchen Murphy, Chief Human Resources Officer, Service Express
Moderator: Leslie Lynch, Management Faculty, Seidman College of Business

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Friday, June 26, 2020
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1 - 2pm

Abriendo Las Puertas Nuevamente (presented in Spanish)
Panelists:
- Ana Jose, MBA, Program Manager, Transformando West Michigan, West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Ruben Ramos, Managing Partner, R&R Mechanical Services, LLC
- Gricelda Mata, Founder & CEO, Lindo Mexico Restaurante Mexicano
Moderator: Dante Villarreal, VP of Business & Talent Development, GR Chamber

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Friday, July 10, 2020
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1 - 2pm

Rethinking Customer Engagement
Panelists:
- Benjamin Gott, Founder, Box Water is Better
- Gary Mougalian, Director, Brand Management & Product Portfolio, Amway
- Kim Hafley, Marketing Director, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC
- Dale Anderson, Growth Business Consultant, SBDC
Moderator: Eric Kennedy,Marketing Faculty, Seidman College of Business

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Friday, July 24, 2020
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1 - 2pm

Innovating Toward Future Prosperity
Panelists:
- Michele Zimmerman, VP of Technology, Supply Chain Solutions
- Steve Rothman, Managing Partner, IT Renaissance
- Bob Niemiec, Managing Partner, Twisthink
Moderator: Shorouq Almallah,Director, Richard M. and Helen DeVos Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI)

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Friday, August 7, 2020
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1 - 2pm

Successful Small Business Pivots
Panelists:
- Erica Armstrong, MC, IFMCP, Founder/Owner, Root Functional Medicine
- Steve Berkenpas, CFO, Primera Plastics
Moderator: Brooks Kindel, Growth Consultant, Michigan SBDC

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Friday, October 23, 2020
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1 - 2pm

COVID-19 - When Crisis Strikes the Family Business
*presented in cooperation with the Family Owned Business Institute
Panelists:
- Todd Custer, President & CEO, Custer, Inc.
- Peter Hungerford, EVP & Chief Operating Officer, ADAC Automotive
- Megan Guskey, President, Grand Rapids Metrology
Moderator: Ana Gonzalez, Director, Family Owned Business Institute (FOBI)

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Friday, November 13, 2020

1 - 2pm

Global Business - Persistence & Perseverance During a Pandemic
*presented in cooperation with the Van Andel Global Trade Center
Panelists:
- Dormica Oppenhuizen, Director, International Logistics & Custom Compliance, Meijer
- Mike Wall, Executive Director, Automotive Analysis, I.H.S. Markit
- Jon Lime, Vice President Global Sales, HexArmor

Moderator: Sonja Johnson, Executive Director, Van Andel Global Trade Center

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KBEI Webinar Series

Webinars designed to help us navigate who and what information to trust by bringing together a range of experts and thought leaders to help us think critically in this era of uncertainty.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
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12-12:50pm

Economics, Ethics and the Public Interest after the Pandemic
Panelists: 
- Paul Isley, Associate Dean, Economics Professor, Seidman College of Business
- Dan Giedeman, Economics Professor, Seidman College of Business
Moderator: Michael DeWilde, Director, Koeze Business Ethics Initiative

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Thursday, May 21, 2020
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12-12:50pm

Re-Imagining Capitalism for the 21st Century
Panelists: 
- Fred Keller, Cascade Engineering Founder and Thought Leader
- Dr. Jerry Davis, Associate Dean for Business+Impact at Michigan Ross, Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration, Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan, and author of The Vanishing Corporation
Moderator: Michael DeWilde, Director, Koeze Business Ethics Initiative

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020
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12-12:50pm

The Future - and Future Obligations - of Business Schools in an Era of Uncertainty
Panelists:
- Diana Lawson, Dean, Seidman College of Business
- Paul Doyle, Founder and CEO, Inclusive Performance Strategies
- Mark White, President and CEO, Shape Corp.
Moderator: Michael DeWilde, Director, Koeze Business Ethics Initiative

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
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12-12:50pm

The View From Spectrum Health: Physician-Leaders on Responding to Pandemics and the Future of Health Care
Panelists: 
- Alejandro Quiroga MD, MBA, SVP, Population Health, Spectrum Health
- Leslie M. Jurecko MD, MBA, Chief Safety and quality Officer, The Cleveland Clinic (formerly of Spectrum Health)
Moderator: Michael DeWilde, Director, Koeze Business Ethics Initiative

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
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12-12:50pm

Pandemics, Psychedelics and Palliative Care: Living and Dying in an Age of Uncertainty
Panelists: 
- Dr. John Mulder, MD, FAAHPM, HMDC, Chief Medical Consultant for Hospice and Palliative Care, Medical Director of Trillium Institute
- Dr. Jason Beckrow, MD, Trillium Institute
Moderator: Michael DeWilde, Director, Koeze Business Ethics Initiative

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Monday, October 12, 2020
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12-12:50pm

Truth, Trust, and 'Alternative Facts' - The Future of Knowledge in the Public Square
Panelists: 
- Andrew Spear, PhD, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Grand Valley State University
- Michael Wolfe, PhD, Department Chair & Professor of Psychology, Grand Valley State University
Moderator: Michael DeWilde, Director, Koeze Business Ethics Initiative

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Seidman Community Webinars

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Friday, September 25, 2020
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1pm - 2pm

The Allure of the Lakeshore During COVID-19
Panelists:
- Joy Gaasch, President, Chamber of Commerce - Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg
- Tim Wiseman, Head of Talent Acquisition, Shape Corp
- Suzie Woodward, Owner, Lark
- Dale Zahn, CEO, West Michigan Lakeshore Association of Realtors (WMLAR)
Moderator: Hollie Blagg, COO/Associate Director, Michigan SBDC

This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce - Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg.

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