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Doing Business with Big Business, Across Border Connections

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Firekeepers Casino Hotel

11177 Michigan Avenue

Battle Creek, MI 49014

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Doing business with big business and making connections across the border
This event is presented by DTE Energy


Join WBEs from both sides of the border and the corporations/government and agencies supporting them through supplier diversity and inclusive procurement for this networking, learning and doing business event in advance of Kellogg's 6th Annual B2B afternoon event.

This event is free, but you must register to be included.

Programming includes:

Networking / Breakfast and with opening remarks featuring the event sponsor DTE Energy

Business Connections Roundtables, and closing remarks by the Kellogg Company.

2 Learning Discussion Panels

  • Doing Business Across the Border
    A look at doing business across borders with business experts in cross-border travel, regulations, brokerage/shipping/customs and special government programs to support activities.
    Moderated by Mary Anderson, President, WBE Canada
    Panelists: Rona M. Lum, Law Offices of Rona M. Lum, P.C.; Anka Wimbush, Account Manager & Supplier; Buckland; Anne Cascadden, Trade Commissioner, Canadian Consulate Detroit.; Natalie Chmiko, Director, International Trade, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Corporate Introductions
    A look at corporations supporting supplier diversity on both sides of the border (U.S. and Canada)
    Moderated by Tammy Vandergrift, Owner, Midwest Receivable Solutions Panelists: Kavy Lenon, Senior Diversity Manager, Herman Miller; Willie Johnson, Procurement Manager, Supplier Diversity CHEP USA; Lisa Ross, Supplier Diversity Manager, Magna International; Ventra Boykin, Director – Marketing & Sales Procurement Kellogg (TBC)

Plus a special presentation on preparing for the WBENC National Conference and Trade Show Workshop by Pamela Prince-Eason, President & CEO, WBENC & Michelle Richards, President, Great Lakes Women's Bussiness Council


A list of WBEs and diverse supplier companies attending and table experts hosting roundtables will be announced prior to the event. Companies already confirmed and hosting tables include: DTE Energy, Herman Miller, Kellogg Company, Magna International.


This event is sponsored by DTE Energy and facilitated by WBE Canada and Great Lakes Women's Business Council.







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