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AS A Member-owned institution, WE ARE FULLY INVESTED IN THE STRENGTH AND SUCCESS OF OUR MEMBER INSTITUTIONS.

At this year's Symposium, we have invited a diverse lineup of speakers that will cover a broad array of topics pertaining to the world of business and finance. We hope that you will join us as they share their insight in our changing world.

  • George F. Will is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist from the Washington Post and one of the nation’s leading commentators on domestic and international affairs. 
  • AmyK Hutchens is a former executive of a billion-dollar global consumer products company and author of The Power of Profitable Conversations.
  • Dr. Chris Kuehl is an economist and Managing Director for Armada Corporate Intelligence. He provides economic analysis and strategic guidance for corporate clients around the world.
You can read more about our speakers in their full bios below, and information regarding the breakout sessions is coming soon.

Registration information can be viewed below.
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GRAND RAPIDS, MI
August 8, 2019 

REGISTER FOR SYMPOSIUM

INDIANAPOLIS, IN
August 15, 2019

REGISTER FOR SYMPOSIUM

Symposium Cost:

Member ($100) Nonmember ($150)

Early Bird Special:
$75

(Register by June 15)

Group Discount:

Register three get one free

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Grand Rapids, MI
JW Marriott

August 8, 2019 

Book a Room
$209 per night before July 29

JW Marriott   

Indianapolis, IN
Marriott North

August 15, 2019  

BOOK A ROOM 
$169 per night before July 14

Marriott North

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George Will

Keynote Speaker: George F. Will

George F. Will is today's most widely read columnist. His newspaper column has been syndicated by The Washington Post since 1974. Today, it appears twice weekly in approximately 500 newspapers in the United States and in Europe. In addition, he currently serves as a contributor for MSNBC and NBC News. In 1976, he became a regular contributing editor of Newsweek magazine, for which he provided a bimonthly essay until 2011.

In 1977, he won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary for his newspaper columns. Altogether eight collections of Will's Newsweek and Washington Post columns have been published, the most recent being One Man's America. In 1990, Will published Men At Work: The Craft of Baseball, which topped The New York Times best seller list for two months and was most recently reissued on April 13, 2010 as a 20th Anniversary special edition with a new introduction (paperback). In 1998, Scribner published Bunts: Curt Flood, Camden Yards, Pete Rose and Other Reflections on Baseball, a best-selling collection of new and previously published writings by Will on baseball. His new book, A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred, was released March 25, 2014. Will was a member of Major League Baseball's Blue Ribbon Panel, examining baseball economics.

For 32 years, beginning as a founding member in 1981, he was a panelist on ABC television's This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Will was born in Champaign, Illinois, educated at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, Oxford University and Princeton University, where he earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree. He has taught Political Philosophy at Michigan State University and the University of Toronto. Will served as a staff member in the United States Senate from 1970 to 1972. From 1973 through 1976, he was the Washington editor of National Review magazine. Today, Will lives and works in Washington.




 

AmyK

Featured Speaker: AmyK Hutchens

A former executive of a billion dollar global consumer products company and awarded the Vistage UK, International Speaker of the Year, (World’s Leading CEO Membership Organization) AmyK is a dynamic, energetic catalyst for driving businesses forward faster. With 100+ presentations per year, AmyK travels the globe sharing with executives, influencers and go-getters HOW to confidently & competently navigate their toughest conversations without saying something they regret, giving their power away or damaging their relationships. With humor, insight and experience she engages and inspires audiences to master The Power of Profitable Conversations.
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Featured Speaker: Dr. Chris Kuehl


Dr. Chris Kuehl is a Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence. He provides forecasts and strategic guidance for a wide variety of corporate clients around the world. He is the chief economist for several national and international organizations and an economic analyst for several state accounting societies. Chris is the author of Business Intelligence Briefs and Executive Intelligence Briefs, both publications from Armada. He is also responsible for the Credit Manager’s Index from NACM and Fabrinomics from the FMA.
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8:15 - 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Presentation
Cindy Konich

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Economic Update
Dr. Chris Kuehl

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30 - 11:10 a.m.
Breakout Session I

11:15 - 11:55 a.m.
Breakout Session II

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Community Investment Presentation

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Featured Presentation
AmyK Hutchens

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Keynote Presentation
George F. Will

3:00 p.m.
Adjourn

 

Breakout Session information and detailed agenda coming soon