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CMMA Board Member News

CMMA Board Member News

January 24, 2023, the CMMA Board met for the first time this year. One of the most important components of the meeting was honoring retiring board members and welcoming new members.  Retiring: James Briggs, Pratt Industries, has served on the board since it was first...

2022 Dale Carnegie Training

2022 Dale Carnegie Training

For the second year now, CMMA in partnership with Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! and Region 7B Michigan Works!, assisted member companies to apply for a Going Pro Industry Led Collaborative (ILC). An ILC brings together multiple companies interested in training...

2022 Annual safety awards

2022 Annual safety awards

CMMA held their annual meeting Thursday, October 20, 2022, at Buck’s Run in Mt. Pleasant. It was a great evening with friends and colleagues. We were joined by Quentin Messer, CEO and President of Michigan Economic Development Corporation.  CMMA held their annual...

Prime Initiative

Prime Initiative

Three years ago, Central Michigan Manufacturers Association launched an initiative called PRIME with the Gratiot-Isabella RESD. PRIME:  Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education Through the PRIME program, training programs and...

2022 scholarship golf outing

2022 scholarship golf outing

The 12th Annual CMMA Scholarship Golf Outing was held July 7, 2022 at Bucks Run in Mt. Pleasant.  It was a great success with beautiful weather.   Team Walters from Alro Steel turned in the lowest round.  Team members included: Greg Walters, Dave Kyle, Jacob...

2022 CMMA Scholarship Award Recipients

2022 CMMA Scholarship Award Recipients

For the past twelve years, the CMMA has provided up to three scholarships annually to applicants from around the region. Each scholarship is in the amount of $2,500. The scholarship competition has grown in popularity every year. This year’s competition was very...

Dale Carnegie Executive Roundtable Leadership Training

Dale Carnegie Executive Roundtable Leadership Training

CMMA began a Dale Carnegie training for the Executive Roundtable leadership yesterday, April 5, 2022. The goal is to provide the Executive Leaders with insight and tools to support the continued development of their team members. Yesterday’s training topic:...

2021 Going Pro ILC – Dale Carnegie

2021 Going Pro ILC – Dale Carnegie

CMMA in partnership with Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! and Region 7B Michigan Works!, assisted member companies to apply for a Going Pro Industry Led Collaborative (ILC). An ILC brings together multiple companies interested in training employees in a common topic....

2021 Annual Meeting Highlights

2021 Annual Meeting Highlights

The CMMA Annual Meeting held at Bucks Run on December 2, 2021 was an outstanding event. 135 people registered for the event.  Several individuals shared a common view, “You Can Feel The Positive Energy.” Rather than trying to describe everything involved, videos were...

CMMA Open House and Career Night Best Practices

CMMA Open House and Career Night Best Practices

BUSINESS IS BETTER WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER! Why should my business consider hosting an Open House & Career Night event? This event can provide a general awareness of local employers and their impact on the community and beyond.  There are many businesses in the...

Trophy Presentation

Trophy Presentation

This year’s winners of the coveted “Having Fun” trophy at the CMMA Annual Golf Outing was the team from MAC LTT.  Members include Will Allen, Ryan Somsel, Alex Rusch and Mark Upton (pictured below from left to right).  This week, I had the honor of presenting the...

2021 Scholarship Challenge Winners

The Central Michigan Manufacturers Association (CMMA) is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Scholarship Challenge.  This year the competition was particularly fierce and deciding the winners was difficult.  In the end three individuals were selected to each...

CMMA’s Newest SIG | Supply Chain Management

CMMA’s Newest SIG | Supply Chain Management

We have a new SIG and it’s called Supply Chain Management! “As the newest Special Interest Group from CMMA, Supply Chain Management, was developed for all manufacturing and associate member businesses to improve supply chain management. This group finds value in...

Capitol Visit | Going Pro Talent Fund

Capitol Visit | Going Pro Talent Fund

On Tuesday, November 12, Harry Leaver attended a meeting at the Capital in Lansing. The agenda was the Going Pro Talent Fund. Many thanks to Senator Ken Horn for arranging this meeting and chairing it. Since this initiative first started in 2014, thousands of...

Coming HOme Video

Coming HOme Video

Central Michigan is known for its world-class manufacturers and on October 11th, graduating students and returning young professionals to the Great Lakes Bay region had the opportunity to meet many of them at the Discover Great Lakes Bay Coming Home event. As interest...

Executive Roundtable SIG Meeting at Avalon & Tahoe

Executive Roundtable SIG Meeting at Avalon & Tahoe

41 business leaders attended the Executive Roundtable SIG meeting at Avalon & Tahoe on 17 September.  The topic was “Operational Excellence”.  For this meeting, we tried a new format and had a panel of individuals from Avalon & Tahoe, the MMTC, and Fullerton...

CMMA Annual Meeting at Bucks Run Mt. Pleasant

CMMA Annual Meeting at Bucks Run Mt. Pleasant

Described by many as a very enjoyable event.  Over 150 folks registered for the meeting.  The energy level was high all night long.  Socializing and networking were in full swing all evening.  Rocky Dowell of American Mitsuba blessed us all by singing our national...

MFG Excellence Awards

MFG Excellence Awards

Aircraft Precision Products, Inc. Michigan Manufacturers Association held their MFG Excellence Awards dinner on November 8, 2018 and one of our members was chosen for the MFG Community Impact Award! Congratulations goes out to Aircraft Precision Products, Inc. APPI in...

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