2020 Talent Solutions Summit: Breaking the Mold


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We look forward to seeing you at our largest Talent Solutions Summit to date, on Monday, April 27 at the JW Marriott. The Summit will feature subject matter experts and their expertise on addressing the talent gap and tangible resources to implement at your organization. Additionally, the Talent Solutions Summit will cultivate an environment to foster connections with fellow workforce talent innovators in the Grand Rapids business community.

Event Program:

Leadership Lesson
– Mike VanGessel, Founder & CEO, Rockford Construction

Panel Discussion – Innovative Practices
– Moderated by Kevin Stotts, President, Talent 2025

Leadership Lesson
– Mike Ramirez, President, Orka Automation

Panel Discussion – Playbook for Talent Attraction and Retention
– Moderated by Angie Barksdale, Chief Operating Officer, Michigan Works!
– Panelists:
– Floriza Genautis, Principal & Founder, Management Business Solutions
– Ashley Ward, CEO & Talent Advisor, Hire for Hope
– Julie Parks, Executive Director of Workforce Training, Grand Rapids Community College
– Juan Olivarez, President, ISI – Iron Sharpens Iron

Keynote Presentation
– The announcement of the Talent Solutions Summit keynote presenter is coming soon!


Event Sponsors

Event Underwriter

Chamber Ambassadors 6

Lead Supporter

Advocacy Engagement Series 9

The Chamber Open 6

Chamber Champion

2020 Talent Solutions Summit: Breaking the Mold

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