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TThe Pontiac Marketing & Promotion Bureau acts as the extended arm or leg of The Greater Pontiac Community Coalition,

a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.|143 Oneida, Pontiac, MI 48341, In the area of communications. 

Upcoming events

    • 20 Apr 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Welcome Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
    Register



     The Greater Pontiac Community Coalition/Committee of 50  Presents


    Young Progressive Business
    Development Series
    April 20, 2022 | 9 am - 12 pm 

    @Welcome Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall 

    143 Oneida Pontiac, Mi. 48342



    GPCC along with the Committee of 50 are engaged in creating and supporting leadership projects, efforts, and programs that will prepare (3) three tiers of citizens for future personal, family, educational, government, and business success; from mentor to shadowing, to training, sharing of knowledge, experiences, and wisdom. All designed for a better city, community, state and nation. This program is open to all based on the core belief.

    “Grow the people and you grow the Nation.”

    Tier three (3), of the three-tier plan are our Young Progressives, a group of 25 to 50 plus year-old men and women interested in being a successful part of the mainstream business success model. Additionally, having high family values, ethnic values, and a vision encouraging: educational improvement, entrepreneurship, self-determination, and community participation. Tier one is young 12–24-year-old's, Tier two are young men and women who are socially and civically involved for social change. 

    The Young Progressive Business Forum is a three part course that is dedicated to improving the effectiveness of business in contemporary society. The first forum will help cultivate fresh ideas, impactful research, and possible solutions to business challenges. This course will focus on how to close the gap between research and practice and enable evidence-based business management. 


    Business Development Forums

    Join us for a Business Development Forum, as we discuss ways to multiply our income sources and increase job opportunities for the people we serve. We will study what others are doing to diversify their services and markets, and we will brainstorm ways for us to do the same—for both private and public sectors. We will also discuss strategies for communicating with our various audiences through email, social media, video and more.

    Now is the time to diversify our thought process, and redefine our vision! With so much uncertainty on our future, we want to multiply our lines of income and boost up our resources. Unpredictable factors like increasing minimum wages, political opposition to workshops and the threat of an end to commensurate wages should not cause rehabilitation industries to hold back new development but, instead, should serve as the impetus to become more entrepreneurial.

    Register Today!
    Free to Oakland County Residents.
    Refreshments will be available. 
    Sponsorship information is available. 

    Presenter: TBD

    Who Should Attend:

    Entrepreneurs, Startups to Small Business Owners, Grassroots organizers, For Profits & Nonprofits professionals, Managers, Presidents, CEO's, CFO's, Business Leaders, Other business professionals


    Session Objective:

    Identifying your Business, Market, Goals and Profit

    • Product - Understanding your product and finding the need.
    • Services - Becoming the expert.
    • Business Type - Determine if you are a Non-Profit or Profit.
    • Crafting or adjusting your business plans.
    • Creating a budget with a five year vision.


    This is a working session, please bring:

    • Your Business Plans (Link to Ceed Business Plan)
    • Your business idea
    • Resume of your business
    • Questions


    Participating Lending Professionals

    Ceed Leading 
    Comerica
    First Independence Bank
    IFF
    QT Business Solutions

    If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Lisa, email: admin@PMBInTheLoop.com

    Upcoming Events: 


    • 18 May 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Welcome Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
    Register



     The Greater Pontiac Community Coalition/Committee of 50  Presents


    Young Progressive Business
    Development Series (PART 2)

    May 18 2022 | 9 am - 12:30 pm
     
    @Welcome Baptist Church,| 143 Oneida Pontiac, Mi. 48342


    GPCC along with the Committee of 50 are engaged in creating and supporting leadership projects, efforts, and programs that will prepare (3) three tiers of citizens for future personal, family, educational, government, and business success; from mentor to shadowing, to training, sharing of knowledge, experiences, and wisdom. All designed for a better city, community, state and nation. This program is open to all based on the core belief.

    “Grow the people and you grow the Nation.”

    Tier three (3), of the three-tier plan are our Young Progressives, a group of 25 to 50 plus year-old men and women interested in being a successful part of the mainstream business success model. Additionally, having high family values, ethnic values, and a vision encouraging: educational improvement, entrepreneurship, self-determination, and community participation. Tier one is young 12–24-year-old's, Tier two are young men and women who are socially and civically involved for social change. 

    The Young Progressive Business Forum is a three part course that is dedicated to improving the effectiveness of business in contemporary society. The first forum will help cultivate fresh ideas, impactful research, and possible solutions to business challenges. This course will focus on how to close the gap between research and practice and enable evidence-based business management. 


    Business Development Forums

    Join us for a Business Development Forum, as we discuss ways to multiply our income sources and increase job opportunities for the people we serve. We will study what others are doing to diversify their services and markets, and we will brainstorm ways for us to do the same—for both private and public sectors. We will also discuss strategies for communicating with our various audiences through email, social media, video and more.

    Now is the time to diversify our thought process, and redefine our vision! With so much uncertainty on our future, we want to multiply our lines of income and boost up our resources. Unpredictable factors like increasing minimum wages, political opposition to workshops and the threat of an end to commensurate wages should not cause rehabilitation industries to hold back new development but, instead, should serve as the impetus to become more entrepreneurial.

    Register Today!
    Free to Oakland County Residents.
    Sponsorship information is available. 


    Presenters: 

    Belinda Dubois, 

    CEED Lending 


     Benita Tyler, 
    CEED Lending 
    Tina Williams
    QT Business Solutions 
    Lettice Crawford, 
    IFF
    Kevin Sweeny, 
    VP First Independence Bank
    Larry Mathews, 
    CPA


    Click Here to Download Flyer

    Who Should Attend:

    Entrepreneurs, Startups to Small Business Owners, Grassroots organizers, For Profits & Nonprofits professionals, Managers, Presidents, CEO's, CFO's, Business Leaders, Other business professionals


    Session Objective:

    Completing a Business Plan

    • What to include 
    • Marketing Plan
    • Location - Type of location 
    • Distribution Plan 
    • Community - Business Support 
    • Cost of Operation 
    • LLC, Sole Owner, etc...
    • Register Business 


    This is a working session, please bring:

    • Your Business Plans
    • Your business idea
    • Resume of your business
    • Questions


    Participating Lending Professionals:


       
       
     


       


    If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Lisa, email: admin@PMBInTheLoop.com

    Upcoming Events: 


    • 15 Jun 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Welcome Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
    Register



     The Greater Pontiac Community Coalition/Committee of 50  Presents


    Young Progressive Business
    Development Series (PART 3) 2022

    June 15, 2022 | 9 am - 12 pm
     
    @Welcome Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall |
    143 Oneida Pontiac, Mi. 48342


    GPCC along with the Committee of 50 are engaged in creating and supporting leadership projects, efforts, and programs that will prepare (3) three tiers of citizens for future personal, family, educational, government, and business success; from mentor to shadowing, to training, sharing of knowledge, experiences, and wisdom. All designed for a better city, community, state and nation. This program is open to all based on the core belief.

    “Grow the people and you grow the Nation.”

    Tier three (3), of the three-tier plan are our Young Progressives, a group of 25 to 50 plus year-old men and women interested in being a successful part of the mainstream business success model. Additionally, having high family values, ethnic values, and a vision encouraging: educational improvement, entrepreneurship, self-determination, and community participation. Tier one is young 12–24-year-old's, Tier two are young men and women who are socially and civically involved for social change. 

    The Young Progressive Business Forum is a three part course that is dedicated to improving the effectiveness of business in contemporary society. The first forum will help cultivate fresh ideas, impactful research, and possible solutions to business challenges. This course will focus on how to close the gap between research and practice and enable evidence-based business management. 


    Business Development Forums

    Join us for a Business Development Forum, as we discuss ways to multiply our income sources and increase job opportunities for the people we serve. We will study what others are doing to diversify their services and markets, and we will brainstorm ways for us to do the same—for both private and public sectors. We will also discuss strategies for communicating with our various audiences through email, social media, video and more.

    Now is the time to diversify our thought process, and redefine our vision! With so much uncertainty on our future, we want to multiply our lines of income and boost up our resources. Unpredictable factors like increasing minimum wages, political opposition to workshops and the threat of an end to commensurate wages should not cause rehabilitation industries to hold back new development but, instead, should serve as the impetus to become more entrepreneurial.

    Register Today!
    Free to Oakland County Residents.
    Sponsorship information is available. 


    Presenter: TBD

    Who Should Attend:

    Entrepreneurs, Startups to Small Business Owners, Grassroots organizers, For Profits & Nonprofits professionals, Managers, Presidents, CEO's, CFO's, Business Leaders, Other business professionals


    Session Objective:

    Creating Financial Resources

    • Investor - or Self Investments 
    • Bank/Lending - Bank Officer Contacts
    • Sustainable Funding Source 3-5 years
    • The Language of Business 
    • CPA
    • Paper Work


    This is a working session, please bring:

    • Your Business Plans (Link to Ceed Business Plan)
    • Your business idea
    • Resume of your business
    • Questions


    Participating Lending Professionals

    Ceed Leading 
    Comerica
    First Independence Bank
    IFF
    Business Solutions



    If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Lisa, email: admin@PMBInTheLoop.com

    Upcoming Events: 


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