CQI Lunch and Learn - Skilled Trades Training Fund
Apr
24
10:00 AM10:00

CQI Lunch and Learn - Skilled Trades Training Fund

Venue Change: New location is at MICA Gallery (across the street from UrbanBeat)

The Skilled Trades Training Fund may be an excellent funding source to help employers upgrade the skills of their workers to stay competitive in this global market. Despite its title, companies in all industries with workers from all occupations could apply. The grant process is competitive and funds are allocated quickly, so a complete and accurate application is critical. Teri will help guide you through what is needed and answer any of your questions about the application process

Purchase Tickets Here: https://bit.ly/2GSusr1

Teri Sand earned a Bachelor of Science in Business, with a double major in Personnel and Employee Relations Management and Organizational Behavior, from Miami University. She first put her degree to use with Elder Beerman Department Stores, working her way to Human Resources Manager of one store with 175 employees. From there, Teri worked as the Placement Coordinator at the Ohio Institute of Photography and Technology, where she assisted students and alumni to find full and part-time jobs. Teri worked as a Staffing Manager with OfficeTeam (a division of Robert Half International) once she moved to Lansing. In that position, Teri helped many office support professionals find work.

For the past 16 years, Teri has worked at Capital Area Michigan Works!. Today, she serves as the Business Services Team Leader. The Business Services Team assists employers in the greater Lansing region to develop customized recruiting strategies to find qualified candidates. In 2008, Teri earned the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification. Additional certifications Teri has earned are Business Solutions Professional (BSP) and Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF). Teri is an active member of the Greater Lansing Society for Human Resource Management (GLSHRM) and serves as an active member of the “Tactical Team” for the Lansing Area Economic Partnership (LEAP).

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CQI ACADEMY - Day 5  Psychology
Apr
27
8:30 AM08:30

CQI ACADEMY - Day 5 Psychology

If any, or all, of the following, apply to you, or to a developing leader in your organization, please enroll yourself, or them, in the CQI Academy:

  • You seek to become a better leader and coach of cultural transformation and process improvement

  • You want to ensure that customer focus efforts create bottom line benefits

  • Making better decisions and producing better outcomes is one of your objectives

  • You seek to learn how to make positive changes that last

  • You want to make more effective use of your data

  • The psychology of improvement and transformation has an impact on your goals

  • Holding the gains on previous improvement work is vital to your organization's progress

  • The success of your projects are the result of highly interdependent processes

  • Making the "people factor" work with, and not against, you have not been as easy as you want

The CQI Academy provides a unique blend of practical application and theoretical background to address these issues. It is an "on the court" approach to learning that changes how you see and function within your organization. You will gain insights that ensure you ask effective questions to get at the key issues facing you and your leadership team.

MORE INFO: http://www.cqiacademy.com/

ENROLL HERE FOR THE FALL CQI ACADEMY: http://conta.cc/2G5gxxd

Current Spring Academy in session:

Each session is from 8:30 am-4:30 pm (there will be additional pre and post work for each session)

Dates: March 2, 16 and 30, April 13 and 27, and May 11

Capital Quality and Innovation's Academy for Quality Management Fundamentals creates leaders in quality and innovation. Now is the time to take advantage of that opportunity.

  • Day One - Introduction to Quality, the System of Profound Knowledge® and Project Selection and Initiation

  • Day Two - Voice of the Customer

  • Day Three - Appreciation for a System

  • Day Four - Understanding Variation and Measurement

  • Day Five - Psychology

  • Day Six - Transformation and Capstone Presentations

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International Chamber Soloists Concert Series
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

International Chamber Soloists Concert Series

International Chamber Soloists Concert Series
Dmitri Berlinsky - Artistic director

E. Ysaye Sonata for two violins Op.posthume

I. Poco lento, maestoso - Allegro fermo
II. Allegretto poco lento
III. Finale: Allegro vivo e con fuoco

Young Dokko violin I
Namjoo Oh violin ll

Shostakovich Quartet No. 3 in F major Op. 73
I. Allegretto
II. Moderato con moto
III. Allegro non troppo
IV. Adagio
V. Moderato

Iberis String Quartet
Sofia Levchenko, violin I
Daniela Diaz, violin II
Yuri Ozhegov, viola
Sandro Sidamonidze, cello

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The Path to a Brilliant Business - Clear and Compelling Vision - Building a Strong Foundation for Success
May
8
9:30 AM09:30

The Path to a Brilliant Business - Clear and Compelling Vision - Building a Strong Foundation for Success

The Path to a Brilliant Business

 Powerful Insights and Pragmatic Tools

Are you a solopreneur? Being in it alone can be very lonely and difficult. If your business is OK, but you want it to be great and get over the "hump" then these seminars are for you. In this series, we teach fundamental insights and simple implementation tools that will enable you to get what you want more quickly with less pain and agony.

We use EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) as a set of mechanisms to implement the insights and practices we teach that will ensure you get what you want out of your business. EOS is a complete system of simple tools that drive three things; Vision, Traction and Team Health. Vision is getting everyone in your company the same crystal clear, powerful vision of where you are going and how you are going to get there. Traction is radically improving the Discipline and Accountability in your company. Team Health is advancing your company as a High Performing team.

May 8  Clear and Compelling Vision - Building a Strong Foundation for Success

Most businesses are built on a shaky foundation. A business can only be as solid as your definition of it. Sadly, most businesses are not defined crisply or powerfully. Do you have a difficult time creating your “Elevator Pitch”? If you can’t describe your business to a potential client, how can you hope to get the amount of business that you want? Clarity does not come from picking words it comes from artfully “Constituting” your business. Join us to learn the specific path to defining your business with the clarity that will give you the confidence you need and will get you more customers and ultimately the results you want from your business.

June 12 YOU are the Engine - Get a Tune-up

Do you have the energy and the drive and the personal vision to be the force of change for your business? Most business owners have not developed the personal vision required to give context to your business vision. A business is a tool to enable you to get what you want out of life. Do you know what you want? If you are normal, it is pretty fuzzy. Join us to make a clear assessment and start to develop the clarity of your personal goals to enable you to be the Engine that you need to be to build a brilliant business.

July 10 Your Marketing Sucks!

You know it does, but you are not sure what to do about it. Most companies meander about without a clear marketing strategy. If you are normal you have developed a lot of tools (business cards, website, brochure), but you are not really clear on who your market is, what you do for them or how you are going to get your message to them. We will show you the way to get clarity and have a strategy that is clear and actionable.

August 14 Referral Marketing Mastery

Do you get more than 50% of your new clients from referrals? Are you managing your referral practices as responsibly as you do your other business components? Probably not. Most people are very casual about their design and practices around Referral Marketing. Learn how to be rigorous and increase the number of leads you get from referral partners.

Sept 11 Hiring Brilliantly

Do you need to hire people for your company? Most people learn excruciating lessons in their hiring. Learn the fundamentals of making sure you get the Right People in the Right Seats so that you get the return you need out of your new investment.

Oct 9 Staying Focused and Disciplined

We all know that we need to work “On” our business not just “In” our business. It is not enough to set goal and to define a vision, you also have to execute. While we are usually pretty good at keeping our commitments to customers, we often do not stay focused on the strategic work in your business. Learn how to increase your discipline and accountability, keep moving your business forward and achieve your long term goals.

Nov 13 Digital Marketing

Can you sell your product or service through the internet? Are you doing that well? If you are normal then you could radically improve your Digital Marketing. Learn how to develop a powerful Digital Marketing Strategy. Understand the components of Digital Marketing and understand where to put your attention and get the results you desire.

Kevin Suboski's Background

You know the neighborhood kid with the table in his yard? That was Kevin. He sold candy bars to kids because the margins and turnover were much better than selling lemonade to their parents.

Later, he took that passion for entrepreneurship to big companies like EDS and Sun Microsystems helping to lead and organize their IT people. Kevin’s business exploited this opening in the market to better structure IT people to drive collaboration. While growing his business to 30 people with great margins was very satisfying he found he much preferred the heart and soul of small business.

In his obsession to succeed with his business and help his clients, Kevin explored and applied fundamentals of biology, linguistics, and philosophy. He took those insights to small and medium-sized business owners so they could get the benefits too. When he found Traction and learned of EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), he knew that he could bring those powerful insights much more quickly and easily to his clients.

Kevin’s love for Entrepreneurs/Innovators/Visionaries has been the driving force in his career. He is serving those people by helping them free themselves by bringing insights and practical, pragmatic tools.

These workshops are FREE but you must rsvp here: http://bit.ly/2GtkdJz

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CQI ACADEMY - Day 6   Transformation and Capstone Presentations
May
11
8:30 AM08:30

CQI ACADEMY - Day 6 Transformation and Capstone Presentations

If any, or all, of the following, apply to you, or to a developing leader in your organization, please enroll yourself, or them, in the CQI Academy:

  • You seek to become a better leader and coach of cultural transformation and process improvement

  • You want to ensure that customer focus efforts create bottom line benefits

  • Making better decisions and producing better outcomes is one of your objectives

  • You seek to learn how to make positive changes that last

  • You want to make more effective use of your data

  • The psychology of improvement and transformation has an impact on your goals

  • Holding the gains on previous improvement work is vital to your organization's progress

  • The success of your projects are the result of highly interdependent processes

  • Making the "people factor" work with, and not against, you have not been as easy as you want

The CQI Academy provides a unique blend of practical application and theoretical background to address these issues. It is an "on the court" approach to learning that changes how you see and function within your organization. You will gain insights that ensure you ask effective questions to get at the key issues facing you and your leadership team.

MORE INFO: http://www.cqiacademy.com/

ENROLL HERE FOR THE FALL CQI ACADEMY: http://conta.cc/2G5gxxd

Current Spring Academy in session:

Each session is from 8:30 am-4:30 pm (there will be additional pre and post work for each session)

Dates: March 2, 16 and 30, April 13 and 27, and May 11

Capital Quality and Innovation's Academy for Quality Management Fundamentals creates leaders in quality and innovation. Now is the time to take advantage of that opportunity.

  • Day One - Introduction to Quality, the System of Profound Knowledge® and Project Selection and Initiation

  • Day Two - Voice of the Customer

  • Day Three - Appreciation for a System

  • Day Four - Understanding Variation and Measurement

  • Day Five - Psychology

  • Day Six - Transformation and Capstone Presentations

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The Path to a Brilliant Business - YOU are the Engine - Get a Tune-up
Jun
12
9:30 AM09:30

The Path to a Brilliant Business - YOU are the Engine - Get a Tune-up

The Path to a Brilliant Business

 Powerful Insights and Pragmatic Tools

Are you a solopreneur? Being in it alone can be very lonely and difficult. If your business is OK, but you want it to be great and get over the "hump" then these seminars are for you. In this series, we teach fundamental insights and simple implementation tools that will enable you to get what you want more quickly with less pain and agony.

We use EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) as a set of mechanisms to implement the insights and practices we teach that will ensure you get what you want out of your business. EOS is a complete system of simple tools that drive three things; Vision, Traction and Team Health. Vision is getting everyone in your company the same crystal clear, powerful vision of where you are going and how you are going to get there. Traction is radically improving the Discipline and Accountability in your company. Team Health is advancing your company as a High Performing team.

June 12 YOU are the Engine - Get a Tune-up

Do you have the energy and the drive and the personal vision to be the force of change for your business? Most business owners have not developed the personal vision required to give context to your business vision. A business is a tool to enable you to get what you want out of life. Do you know what you want? If you are normal, it is pretty fuzzy. Join us to make a clear assessment and start to develop the clarity of your personal goals to enable you to be the Engine that you need to be to build a brilliant business.

July 10 Your Marketing Sucks!

You know it does, but you are not sure what to do about it. Most companies meander about without a clear marketing strategy. If you are normal you have developed a lot of tools (business cards, website, brochure), but you are not really clear on who your market is, what you do for them or how you are going to get your message to them. We will show you the way to get clarity and have a strategy that is clear and actionable.

August 14 Referral Marketing Mastery

Do you get more than 50% of your new clients from referrals? Are you managing your referral practices as responsibly as you do your other business components? Probably not. Most people are very casual about their design and practices around Referral Marketing. Learn how to be rigorous and increase the number of leads you get from referral partners.

Sept 11 Hiring Brilliantly

Do you need to hire people for your company? Most people learn excruciating lessons in their hiring. Learn the fundamentals of making sure you get the Right People in the Right Seats so that you get the return you need out of your new investment.

Oct 9 Staying Focused and Disciplined

We all know that we need to work “On” our business not just “In” our business. It is not enough to set goal and to define a vision, you also have to execute. While we are usually pretty good at keeping our commitments to customers, we often do not stay focused on the strategic work in your business. Learn how to increase your discipline and accountability, keep moving your business forward and achieve your long term goals.

Nov 13 Digital Marketing

Can you sell your product or service through the internet? Are you doing that well? If you are normal then you could radically improve your Digital Marketing. Learn how to develop a powerful Digital Marketing Strategy. Understand the components of Digital Marketing and understand where to put your attention and get the results you desire.

Kevin Suboski's Background

You know the neighborhood kid with the table in his yard? That was Kevin. He sold candy bars to kids because the margins and turnover were much better than selling lemonade to their parents.

Later, he took that passion for entrepreneurship to big companies like EDS and Sun Microsystems helping to lead and organize their IT people. Kevin’s business exploited this opening in the market to better structure IT people to drive collaboration. While growing his business to 30 people with great margins was very satisfying he found he much preferred the heart and soul of small business.

In his obsession to succeed with his business and help his clients, Kevin explored and applied fundamentals of biology, linguistics, and philosophy. He took those insights to small and medium-sized business owners so they could get the benefits too. When he found Traction and learned of EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), he knew that he could bring those powerful insights much more quickly and easily to his clients.

Kevin’s love for Entrepreneurs/Innovators/Visionaries has been the driving force in his career. He is serving those people by helping them free themselves by bringing insights and practical, pragmatic tools.

These workshops are FREE but you must rsvp here: http://bit.ly/2GtkdJz

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Orquesta Ritmo
Apr
14
8:00 PM20:00

Orquesta Ritmo

Come and celebrate the versatility and ability of our own Mid-Michigan Salsa band! Be sure to bring your dancing shoes as you won't be able to stay off your feet for long! 
Salsa Dance Lessons at 8pm and the party starts at 8:30pm!!!

$10 cover

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CQI ACADEMY - Day 4        Understanding Variation and Measurement
Apr
13
8:30 AM08:30

CQI ACADEMY - Day 4 Understanding Variation and Measurement

If any, or all, of the following, apply to you, or to a developing leader in your organization, please enroll yourself, or them, in the CQI Academy:

  • You seek to become a better leader and coach of cultural transformation and process improvement

  • You want to ensure that customer focus efforts create bottom line benefits

  • Making better decisions and producing better outcomes is one of your objectives

  • You seek to learn how to make positive changes that last

  • You want to make more effective use of your data

  • The psychology of improvement and transformation has an impact on your goals

  • Holding the gains on previous improvement work is vital to your organization's progress

  • The success of your projects are the result of highly interdependent processes

  • Making the "people factor" work with, and not against, you have not been as easy as you want

The CQI Academy provides a unique blend of practical application and theoretical background to address these issues. It is an "on the court" approach to learning that changes how you see and function within your organization. You will gain insights that ensure you ask effective questions to get at the key issues facing you and your leadership team.

MORE INFO: http://www.cqiacademy.com/

ENROLL HERE FOR THE FALL CQI ACADEMY: http://conta.cc/2G5gxxd

Current Spring Academy in session:

Each session is from 8:30 am-4:30 pm (there will be additional pre and post work for each session)

Dates: March 2, 16 and 30, April 13 and 27, and May 11

Capital Quality and Innovation's Academy for Quality Management Fundamentals creates leaders in quality and innovation. Now is the time to take advantage of that opportunity.

  • Day One - Introduction to Quality, the System of Profound Knowledge® and Project Selection and Initiation

  • Day Two - Voice of the Customer

  • Day Three - Appreciation for a System

  • Day Four - Understanding Variation and Measurement

  • Day Five - Psychology

  • Day Six - Transformation and Capstone Presentations

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The Path to a Brilliant Business - Referral Marketing Mastery
Apr
10
9:30 AM09:30

The Path to a Brilliant Business - Referral Marketing Mastery

The Path to a Brilliant Business

 Powerful Insights and Pragmatic Tools

Are you a solopreneur? Being in it alone can be very lonely and difficult. If your business is OK, but you want it to be great and get over the "hump" then these seminars are for you. In this series, we teach fundamental insights and simple implementation tools that will enable you to get what you want more quickly with less pain and agony.

We use EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) as a set of mechanisms to implement the insights and practices we teach that will ensure you get what you want out of your business. EOS is a complete system of simple tools that drive three things; Vision, Traction and Team Health. Vision is getting everyone in your company the same crystal clear, powerful vision of where you are going and how you are going to get there. Traction is radically improving the Discipline and Accountability in your company. Team Health is advancing your company as a High Performing team.

April 10 Referral Marketing Mastery

Do you get more than 50% of your new clients from referrals? Are you managing your referral practices as responsibly as you do your other business components? Probably not. Most people are very casual about their design and practices around Referral Marketing. Learn how to be rigorous and increase the number of leads you get from referral partners.

May 8  Clear and Compelling Vision - Building a Strong Foundation for Success

Most businesses are built on a shaky foundation. A business can only be as solid as your definition of it. Sadly, most businesses are not defined crisply or powerfully. Do you have a difficult time creating your “Elevator Pitch”? If you can’t describe your business to a potential client, how can you hope to get the amount of business that you want? Clarity does not come from picking words it comes from artfully “Constituting” your business. Join us to learn the specific path to defining your business with the clarity that will give you the confidence you need and will get you more customers and ultimately the results you want from your business.

June 12 YOU are the Engine - Get a Tune-up

Do you have the energy and the drive and the personal vision to be the force of change for your business? Most business owners have not developed the personal vision required to give context to your business vision. A business is a tool to enable you to get what you want out of life. Do you know what you want? If you are normal, it is pretty fuzzy. Join us to make a clear assessment and start to develop the clarity of your personal goals to enable you to be the Engine that you need to be to build a brilliant business.

July 10 Your Marketing Sucks!

You know it does, but you are not sure what to do about it. Most companies meander about without a clear marketing strategy. If you are normal you have developed a lot of tools (business cards, website, brochure), but you are not really clear on who your market is, what you do for them or how you are going to get your message to them. We will show you the way to get clarity and have a strategy that is clear and actionable.

August 14 Referral Marketing Mastery

Do you get more than 50% of your new clients from referrals? Are you managing your referral practices as responsibly as you do your other business components? Probably not. Most people are very casual about their design and practices around Referral Marketing. Learn how to be rigorous and increase the number of leads you get from referral partners.

Sept 11 Hiring Brilliantly

Do you need to hire people for your company? Most people learn excruciating lessons in their hiring. Learn the fundamentals of making sure you get the Right People in the Right Seats so that you get the return you need out of your new investment.

Oct 9 Staying Focused and Disciplined

We all know that we need to work “On” our business not just “In” our business. It is not enough to set goal and to define a vision, you also have to execute. While we are usually pretty good at keeping our commitments to customers, we often do not stay focused on the strategic work in your business. Learn how to increase your discipline and accountability, keep moving your business forward and achieve your long term goals.

Nov 13 Digital Marketing

Can you sell your product or service through the internet? Are you doing that well? If you are normal then you could radically improve your Digital Marketing. Learn how to develop a powerful Digital Marketing Strategy. Understand the components of Digital Marketing and understand where to put your attention and get the results you desire.

Kevin Suboski's Background

You know the neighborhood kid with the table in his yard? That was Kevin. He sold candy bars to kids because the margins and turnover were much better than selling lemonade to their parents.

Later, he took that passion for entrepreneurship to big companies like EDS and Sun Microsystems helping to lead and organize their IT people. Kevin’s business exploited this opening in the market to better structure IT people to drive collaboration. While growing his business to 30 people with great margins was very satisfying he found he much preferred the heart and soul of small business.

In his obsession to succeed with his business and help his clients, Kevin explored and applied fundamentals of biology, linguistics, and philosophy. He took those insights to small and medium-sized business owners so they could get the benefits too. When he found Traction and learned of EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), he knew that he could bring those powerful insights much more quickly and easily to his clients.

Kevin’s love for Entrepreneurs/Innovators/Visionaries has been the driving force in his career. He is serving those people by helping them free themselves by bringing insights and practical, pragmatic tools.

More Info: http://fastestroute.co/

These workshops are FREE but you must rsvp here: http://bit.ly/2GtkdJz

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Taste & Tour of Old Town
Apr
7
12:00 PM12:00

Taste & Tour of Old Town

More than 400 people of all ages have the chance to tour Old Town’s lofts and townhouses while having samples of food and beverages at businesses throughout the district! As a result of this tour, we’ve welcomed in great businesses like Katalyst Gallery and its owner who subsequently purchased the building, moved into the neighborhood and volunteers as an OTCA board member! We’re excited to see new faces (and neighbors)
every year!

Buy your tickets here: https://otca.wildapricot.org/event-2855334

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 Burnlesque Speakeasy
Mar
31
8:00 PM20:00

Burnlesque Speakeasy

Is Prohibition getting you down? Burnlesque has the solution! 

Join the swankiest flappers and finest gentlemen in an underground speakeasy offering cabaret style entertainment and real booze (the good stuff, never watered down!), all beneath the notice of the authorities.

Discretion is critical! Location and password will be provided after you purchase your ticket.

Presale $12
At the door $15
VIP Package $100 (includes 4 tickets, priority seating, and more)
Tickets here: https://bit.ly/2GHtgca

Burnlesque is a local arts collective. All Proceeds from this event will be used to bring the Burnlesque Speakeasy to this years Lakes of Fire festival.

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CQI ACADEMY - Day 3  Appreciation for a System
Mar
30
8:30 AM08:30

CQI ACADEMY - Day 3 Appreciation for a System

If any, or all, of the following, apply to you, or to a developing leader in your organization, please enroll yourself, or them, in the CQI Academy:

  • You seek to become a better leader and coach of cultural transformation and process improvement

  • You want to ensure that customer focus efforts create bottom line benefits

  • Making better decisions and producing better outcomes is one of your objectives

  • You seek to learn how to make positive changes that last

  • You want to make more effective use of your data

  • The psychology of improvement and transformation has an impact on your goals

  • Holding the gains on previous improvement work is vital to your organization's progress

  • The success of your projects are the result of highly interdependent processes

  • Making the "people factor" work with, and not against, you have not been as easy as you want

The CQI Academy provides a unique blend of practical application and theoretical background to address these issues. It is an "on the court" approach to learning that changes how you see and function within your organization. You will gain insights that ensure you ask effective questions to get at the key issues facing you and your leadership team.

MORE INFO: http://www.cqiacademy.com/

ENROLL HERE FOR THE FALL CQI ACADEMY: http://conta.cc/2G5gxxd

Current Spring Academy in session:

Each session is from 8:30 am-4:30 pm (there will be additional pre and post work for each session)

Dates: March 2, 16 and 30, April 13 and 27, and May 11

Capital Quality and Innovation's Academy for Quality Management Fundamentals creates leaders in quality and innovation. Now is the time to take advantage of that opportunity.

  • Day One - Introduction to Quality, the System of Profound Knowledge® and Project Selection and Initiation

  • Day Two - Voice of the Customer

  • Day Three - Appreciation for a System

  • Day Four - Understanding Variation and Measurement

  • Day Five - Psychology

  • Day Six - Transformation and Capstone Presentations

View Event →
International Chamber Soloists Concert Series
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

International Chamber Soloists Concert Series

International Chamber Soloists Concert Series
Dmitri Berlinsky - Artistic director

E. Ysaye Sonata for two violins Op.posthume

I. Poco lento, maestoso - Allegro fermo
II. Allegretto poco lento
III. Finale: Allegro vivo e con fuoco

Young Dokko violin I
Namjoo Oh violin ll

Shostakovich Quartet No. 3 in F major Op. 73
I. Allegretto
II. Moderato con moto
III. Allegro non troppo
IV. Adagio
V. Moderato

Iberis String Quartet
Sofia Levchenko, violin I
Daniela Diaz, violin II
Yuri Ozhegov, viola
Sandro Sidamonidze, cello

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CQI Lunch and Learn with Tammy Slavik
Mar
27
10:30 AM10:30

CQI Lunch and Learn with Tammy Slavik

Tammy Slavik is employed at Chemical Bank, responsible for the development of consumer lending training programs and implementation of specialty commercial projects. After many years of managing staff, departments, and assembling numerous acquisition projects, she has learned the value of a well-organized training plan that stays on time, within budget, and provides minimal impact to clientele. 

Tammy holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Spring Arbor University in Management and Organizational Development. Over the span of a lifetime, she's had the privilege to lead 4H Clubs, chair the MSU State 4H Rabbit Expo, serve as President of the Grayling Kiwanis Club, President of the Crawford County Habitat for Humanity, and volunteered for many leadership and community involvement programs. Currently, Tammy is President of the Lansing Yawn Patrol Toastmasters Club, Volunteer Coordinator for MICA - Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art, and sits on several committees for the Woodhull Township.

$30 for lunch and learning session

Purchase tickets here: http://bit.ly/2tdGSqe

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Absolute Music Series - Richard Sherman & Friends  Music, Myth and Mystery
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Absolute Music Series - Richard Sherman & Friends Music, Myth and Mystery

Weekly food and drink specials!

Naiades, Fantasy -Sonata for Flute and Harp

William Alwyn (1905-1985)

 

Black Anemones for Flute and Piano

Joseph Schwantner

 

Sonata “Undine” Op. 167 for Flute and Piano

Carl Reinecke (1824-1910)

 

I. Allegro

II. Intermezzo. Allegretto vivace

III. Andante tranquillo

IV. Finale. Allegro molto

 

INTERMISSION

 

Taheke for Flute and Harp

Gareth Farr

 

La Flûte De Pan, Op.15 for Flute and Piano

Jules Mouquet (1867-1946)

 

I. Pan Et Les Bergers

II. Pan Et Les Oiseaux

III. Pan Et Les Nymphes

Tickets: http://tktassist.com/Tix/Request.php?ID=mm.ThurEve&section=G

More Info: http://www.absolutemusiclansing.org/index.html

 

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Round-Robin Acoustic Jam
Mar
20
6:30 PM18:30

Round-Robin Acoustic Jam

In addition to a comfortable space, Urban Beat has food and beverages for sale.  Tuesday is also Game Night!  Bring an acoustic instrument or just come and sing along or listen.  Extra copies of lyrics and chords are encouraged.  For more information, contact LeRoy at 505-2809 or Chela at 628-2301.   

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MI Bike Shorts Film Festival
Mar
19
6:30 PM18:30

MI Bike Shorts Film Festival

The MI Bike Shorts Film Festival returns to Lansing! This screening is FREE!

Enjoy a variety of short films about the joys, frustrations, and excitement of pedaling around town and the world. 

The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:15. We’ll have some light refreshments and a cash bar. Plus there will be a post-screening social hour. 

Maybe the March weather will smile on us and let us pedal to the show!

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CQI ACADEMY - Day 2  Voice of the Customer
Mar
16
8:30 AM08:30

CQI ACADEMY - Day 2 Voice of the Customer

If any, or all, of the following, apply to you, or to a developing leader in your organization, please enroll yourself, or them, in the CQI Academy:

  • You seek to become a better leader and coach of cultural transformation and process improvement

  • You want to ensure that customer focus efforts create bottom line benefits

  • Making better decisions and producing better outcomes is one of your objectives

  • You seek to learn how to make positive changes that last

  • You want to make more effective use of your data

  • The psychology of improvement and transformation has an impact on your goals

  • Holding the gains on previous improvement work is vital to your organization's progress

  • The success of your projects are the result of highly interdependent processes

  • Making the "people factor" work with, and not against, you have not been as easy as you want

The CQI Academy provides a unique blend of practical application and theoretical background to address these issues. It is an "on the court" approach to learning that changes how you see and function within your organization. You will gain insights that ensure you ask effective questions to get at the key issues facing you and your leadership team.

MORE INFO: http://www.cqiacademy.com/

ENROLL HERE FOR THE FALL CQI ACADEMY: http://conta.cc/2G5gxxd

Current Spring Academy in session:

Each session is from 8:30 am-4:30 pm (there will be additional pre and post work for each session)

Dates: March 2, 16 and 30, April 13 and 27, and May 11

Capital Quality and Innovation's Academy for Quality Management Fundamentals creates leaders in quality and innovation. Now is the time to take advantage of that opportunity.

  • Day One - Introduction to Quality, the System of Profound Knowledge® and Project Selection and Initiation

  • Day Two - Voice of the Customer

  • Day Three - Appreciation for a System

  • Day Four - Understanding Variation and Measurement

  • Day Five - Psychology

  • Day Six - Transformation and Capstone Presentations

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Elden Kelly and Jake Allen
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Elden Kelly and Jake Allen

Fans of virtuoso fingerstyle guitar, ethereal vocals, and creative songwriting will not want to miss this show!


Doors open at 6pm
Elden Kelly starts at 7pm
Intermission at 7:50pm
Jake Allen starts at 8:05pm

Followed by a Meet and Greet!!!

Purchase tickets here: https://eldenandjake.brownpapertickets.com/

"Elden Kelly is a jazz improviser, bandleader, and solo guitar fingerstylist, composer and singer", reviewer Lawrence Cosentino wrote. He meandered from the Ganges to Delta blues, bluegrass, flamenco and a folk idiom so heartfelt it bordered on the devotional.

After graduating from Bostons prestigious New England Conservatory of Music with a degree in Contemporary Improvisation in 2008, Elden accepted a full scholarship and teaching assistantship at Michigan State with Rodney Whitaker, earning a graduate degree in 2011 in Ethnomusicology. 

In addition to performing across the country as a solo artist and with his band, he is an active educator teaching private lessons, group workshops in Michigan and around the country, as well as online via Skype.

In addition to a variety of guitar styles, Kelly incorporates a vocal style influenced by jazz, classical and world music. Award-winning vocalist Dominique Eade wrote, "Elden Kelly's music is like a chance meeting of brilliant forces embodied in one person: his illuminated guitar playing, hauntingly pure singing and expansive songwriting are all on the same quest of metaphysical discovery in which he includes us, the lucky listeners." 

In addition to nylon string guitar, Kelly is known for his work on the Glissentar, and 11-string fretless guitar which conjures up sounds reminiscent of India, Africa, and the Middles East, or Indo-Turkish bluegrass.

In this solo performance, Kelly will showcase his latest music which includes live-looping on keyboard, percussion, and effects in addition to his guitar and voice.


The ethereal sound of Jake Allen's music attaches to your heartbeat and reverberates through your veins with the warmth of a long-lost embrace.

He moves around the acoustic guitar like he's been holding it for a lifetime, gliding from end to end and producing sounds that you'd normally expect from a full band. Although most audiences are introduced to Jake Allen through the spectacle of his solo acoustic performances, the scope of Allen's artistry runs much deeper. 

At age five, Allen began exploring synthesizers and recording music in his fathers Northern Michigan studio. By fourteen, he had become proficient with a variety of instruments and he solidified his commitment to a life of producing and performing music. Allen has since gone on to produce several acclaimed solo records, playing every instrument himself, while tastefully complementing his smooth to soaring voice. In addition to drums, keyboards, harp and other various instruments, Jake often stresses his belief in using the studio itself as a key instrument in creating his massive productions and concept albums. His deep and detailed records lend themselves to the fleeting practice of sitting down and really listening to a record from start to finish.

By his late teens, Allen found himself being drawn to the sounds of finger-style guitar trailblazers like Michael Hedges and Andy McKee. He started to pinpoint his focus on acoustic guitar, crafting his own breed of six-string wizardry. On top of a two-hands on the neck, percussive tapping style, Jake employed an array of effects and live looping to create an engaging solo performance. Through the art of looping, he discovered a way to create a virtual clone-like backing band. With this sufficient bag of tricks, Jake took his solo show to the road in 2009, touring twice a year ever since.

In addition to his solo endeavors, Allen has actively toured the U.S. with his full backing band bringing his lush studio productions to life on stage. These live efforts have garnered endorsements from musical gear companies like Takamine, Fender and Gretsch guitars. Jake can often be found online and in the flesh showing off new guitars and other products made by these reputable companies.

For the last year, Jake has been vigorously touring North America with the Sony Masterworks recording artists, The Accidentals. In addition to opening their shows with his innovative solo acoustic performances, Allen has been guest performing in the band on guitar and keyboards. As they continue to tour extensively, Jake is preparing to release his highly anticipated new album Deviant Motions which features dynamic violin and cello performances by Sav Buist and Katie Larson of The Accidentals. This new album will be released in early 2018.

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CQI ACADEMY Day 1 Introduction to Quality, the System of Profound Knowledge® and Project Selection and Initiation
Mar
2
8:30 AM08:30

CQI ACADEMY Day 1 Introduction to Quality, the System of Profound Knowledge® and Project Selection and Initiation

If any, or all, of the following, apply to you, or to a developing leader in your organization, please enroll yourself, or them, in the CQI Academy:

  • You seek to become a better leader and coach of cultural transformation and process improvement

  • You want to ensure that customer focus efforts create bottom line benefits

  • Making better decisions and producing better outcomes is one of your objectives

  • You seek to learn how to make positive changes that last

  • You want to make more effective use of your data

  • The psychology of improvement and transformation has an impact on your goals

  • Holding the gains on previous improvement work is vital to your organization's progress

  • The success of your projects are the result of highly interdependent processes

  • Making the "people factor" work with, and not against, you have not been as easy as you want

The CQI Academy provides a unique blend of practical application and theoretical background to address these issues. It is an "on the court" approach to learning that changes how you see and function within your organization. You will gain insights that ensure you ask effective questions to get at the key issues facing you and your leadership team.

MORE INFO: http://www.cqiacademy.com/

ENROLL HERE FOR THE FALL CQI ACADEMY: http://conta.cc/2G5gxxd

Spring Academy begins:

Each session is from 8:30 am-4:30 pm (there will be additional pre and post work for each session)

Dates: March 2, 16 and 30, April 13 and 27, and May 11

Capital Quality and Innovation's Academy for Quality Management Fundamentals creates leaders in quality and innovation. Now is the time to take advantage of that opportunity.

  • Day One - Introduction to Quality, the System of Profound Knowledge® and Project Selection and Initiation

  • Day Two - Voice of the Customer

  • Day Three - Appreciation for a System

  • Day Four - Understanding Variation and Measurement

  • Day Five - Psychology

  • Day Six - Transformation and Capstone Presentations

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CQI Spring Academy
Mar
2
8:30 AM08:30

CQI Spring Academy

NOW ENROLLING for Spring 2018 Academy
Class Time: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

Day One – Intro to Quality, Introduction to the System of Profound Knowledge® and Project Selection and Initiation (Friday, March 2 )
Day Two – Voice of the Customer (Friday, March 16)
Day Three – Appreciation for a System (Friday, March 30)
Day Four – Understanding Variation, Measurement (Friday, April 13)
Day Five – Psychology (Friday, April 27)
Day Six – Transformation and Capstone Project Presentations (Friday, May 11)

Cost
Rates are $2000 for CQI members and $2400 for General Public. 

The cost includes all required workshop materials, continental breakfast, lunch buffets and snacks each afternoon throughout each of the six days.

Also included in the price are the course textbook and pre-course assignments. Graduates receive digital access to all course content and become eligible for a scholarship to attend the Annual Deming Institute Conference. 

Tickets can be purchased: http://conta.cc/2CjrN5u

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