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Michigan's Great Southwest Sustainable Business Forum (MGSSBF) 

MGSSBF educates, engages and empowers our community to more equally value environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic growth.

The Triple Bottom Line
is the term that Sustainable Businesses use to measure and stay balanced between three areas:

1.  Environment:  Air Quality, Water Quality, Energy Usage, Waste Produced, etc.
2.  Social:  Labor practices, Community Impacts, Human Rights, Product Responsibility, etc.
3.  Economic:  Sales, Profits, Return on Investment, Cash Flow, Jobs Created, etc.


MGSSBF is a 501(c) 3 organization and happily and gratefully accepts donations in support of our sustainability and education efforts. Contributions may be mailed to MGSSBF, PO Box 513, St. Joseph, MI 49085.

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All MGSSBF Events are Open to Members and Non-Members!!! 
 
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    EVENTS            

 Green Coffee at Infusco-Talk, Learn, and Connect

Greening Coffee is one way to merge our ideas and get to know one another. 

Taking place on:
 Wednesday February 17, 2016 

At 7:30 AM

Located at: Infusco Coffee Roasters
5846 Sawyer Rd. Sawyer, MI


The Scoop:
Come out to enjoy conversations about business, environment and the well-being of staff and colleagues. All are welcome! Beverages and delicious treats are available for purchase. 

Infusco Coffee Roasters:
“Our goal is to get our coffee into your hands as close to the roast date as possible” – Infusco Coffee Roasters. Learn more about this local business at Green Coffee.
To learn more about them visit:  www.infuscocoffee.com



RSVP Today Don’t Miss the Forum’s Premier Event on March 4th!

RSVP now for the Annual Business Meeting and Legislative Update. Interact with Michigan environmental educators, leaders, and policy makers about how Southwest Michigan businesses can strengthen our Triple Bottom Line – Economic, Social, and Environmental Vitality.

WHEN: Friday, March 4 th, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Keynote speaker John Austin directs the Michigan Economic Center at Prima Civitas Foundation, www.MiEconomicCenter.com, a center for ideas and network-building to advance Michigan’s economic transformation. He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Brookings Institution, and a Michigan statewide elected official, re-elected in 2008 to his second-term, and elected by his peers to be President of the Michigan State Board of Education.

In recent years, Austin created and directed the Great Lakes Economic Initiative for the Brookings Institution where he authored key Brookings reports that directly shaped the region’s economic development agenda: “The Vital Center: A Federal-State Compact to Renew the Great Lakes Region;” “The Vital Connection: Reclaiming Great Lakes Economic Leadership in the Bi-National Great Lakes Region;” and “Healthy Waters, Strong Economy”

EVENT LINE-UP
- John Austin, Director, Michigan Economic Center at Prima Civitas Foundation
 
-Dave Pagel, Michigan State Representative
- John Harris, a 5 inc. 
More speakers coming soon

Agenda:
• 7:30am Doors Open, Breakfast & Networking
• 7:35am Introductions & MGSSBF Overview
• 7:40am MGSSBF Award Presentation
• 7:45am Keynote Speaker John Austin
• 8:10am Legislative Panel Moderated by John Harris


EVENT SPONSOR
Lake Michigan College Career and Workforce Education &
The Inn At Harbor Shores

Located at: The Inn At Harbor Shores 800 Whitwam Dr, St. Joseph, MI 49085

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Registration payment click below:

$15 member

$25 nonmembers

Breakfast will be provided

You can also register by:
Calling 269-588-0222
or emailing info@mgssbf.org











Note:  Please return regularly as topics and locations will be updated frequently. 
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