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September 2, 2010

Convention Is Less Than Three Weeks Away!

convention 2010Join your colleagues in southeast Michigan, September 21-24, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dearborn, for the 112th Annual League Convention. This year we are featuring “Ask the Experts” sessions, which will not only provide you with the latest and greatest information available, they will also give you the opportunity to ask questions of the experts in the field. Topics include:

  • Small Towns. Big Ideas.

  • Legal Eagles, Our Birdseye View

  • Lame Duck or Not? Get the Latest on Lansing & D.C.

  • Social Networking: Going Viral to Get Your Message Out

  • Lessons Learned in Rouge River Pollution Prevention Project – Mobile Session

  • And so much more!

What are you waiting for? To learn about these and other sessions or to register, click here!


Educational Tours at Convention

The League is offering the opportunity to participate in educational tours while at Convention in Dearborn. Tours will take place on September 23, 2010, from 3:00-5:00 pm. Registration cutoff for tours is September 8, 2010.

Arab American Museum and Shatila Bakery
Begin this tour at the Arab American National Museum, the first museum in the world devoted to Arab-American history and culture.  The museum brings to light the shared experiences of immigrants and ethnic groups, paying tribute to the diversity of our nation.  Also, stop for a short tour at the Shatila Bakery, a Middle Eastern bakery in Dearborn founded in 1979, which has the best pistachio ice cream in the Midwest!

Ford Rouge Factory Tour
Experience the celebration of innovation of Manufacturing in America, at one of the “greenest” plants in the country!  The Ford Rouge Factory experience is comprised of a five-part, self-guided tour which includes a driving tour of historic auto-related landmarks and behind the scenes of the Rouge complex; a look at the history of the Rouge through historic video footage; a virtual reality theater experience; a walking tour of the factory’s "living roof;" and a walking tour above the actual final assembly area where Ford F-150s are made.

What’s New in Southeast Michigan?
This tour, guided by Let’s Save Michigan’s program coordinator, Sean Mann, will take you through Dearborn’s Arabic Main Street and the heart of Detroit’s Mexicantown, currently the only neighborhood in Detroit experiencing growth.  It also includes the Clark Park project, the Whitdell Building development, and a stop at Slows Bar B Q to meet the owner and sample an item from his delicious, nationally known menu.

Register for Convention or any of these tours today!


Harness the Power of Entrepreneurship in Your Community

The Michigan Municipal League Foundation is proud to host a series of entrepreneurial seminars throughout Michigan, October 26-29, 2010 by Ernesto Sirolli, the founder and CEO of The Sirolli Institute. Entrepreneurship and the power of growing jobs are central to growing communities in the 21st century economy. The Sirolli method shows local officials how to harness the power of local entrepreneurs to bring sustainable change through "entrepreneur facilitation." They've had remarkable success in communities across the country and around the world, in places large and small, rural and urban.

If you are a visionary leader willing to consider a whole new approach to achieve transformational change, bring a team of key stakeholders to learn how this method might be what you've been waiting for!

Click the link below to register. Session dates and locations include:
October 26, 2010 – Escanaba, Bay de Noc Community College
October 27, 2010 – Ludington, Ramada Inn
October 28, 2010 – Bay City, Bay Valley Resort & Conference Center
October 29, 2010 – Lansing, League Capital Office


Social Media Is Where It’s At

The League will be hosting the “Social Media – Is Your Community Ready?” training in Alpena on October 7, 2010. This training will explore social media basics, as well as what an employer should do to establish policy governing the use of social networking sites as it pertains to the reputation and integrity of the organization and to safeguard protected or confidential information. Employers have heightened interests in controlling the job-related speech made by an employee in their professional capacity and they can require that all employee communication on official business, no matter where it is, must be accurate, demonstrate sound judgment, and promote the employer's mission.

Click here to register!




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