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Posted on Thu, Feb 16, 2012 : 5:10 a.m.

Sales improvement meeting for top execs, and more

By Staff


Feb. 29: CESTAM Sales Improvement Meeting for Top Executives - Are you thriving or surviving? . 8:30 - 11 a.m. Eagles Crest Conference Center at the Ypsilanti Marriott, 1275 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Guest speaker Bill Russo, director of Global Manufacturing Engineering of Ford Motor Co. Powertrain will share how to better position our companies to do business with large manufacturers. Mark Wormald, chairman of CESTAM UK, will facilitate a session on what specifically chief executives can do to improve the overall sales performance of their companies. CESTAM is a forum exclusively for the top executives of manufacturers, so it’s a place to connect with fellow business leaders from manufacturing and share best practices and develop ways to change their cultures from order takers to order makers.. $25 per session. Visit for more information or to register.

Other upcoming events:

Monday: Business Law & Order: Funding 101. 5-7 p.m. SPARK Central, 330 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. Free. Click here for more information, including how to watch a live webcast of the event.

Tuesday: Facebook class. 9 a.m.-noon. The Whole Brain Group, 109 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor. $165. Click here for more information or to register.

Feb. 23: A2Y Chamber Headline Lunch with Congressman John D. Dingell. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor. $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Click here for more information or to register in advance.

Feb. 23: Long-Term Networking: Asking for the Referral. 8-10 a.m. Sandler Training Center, 501 Avis Drive, Ann Arbor. $30. Click here for more information or to register.

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