July 12, 2017
Sharing Knowledge to Create Opportunity – Mentor Me
Inside of Barton Malow’s Innovation Center (affectionately known as “the Hub”) you’ll find team members brainstorming ideas, tackling big assignments and presenting to others – oh, and lots of coffee. But recently the Hub transformed into something much bigger than its walls.
On June 23, in conjunction with the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) and the Ford Motor Company, we hosted the Mentor Me program at our Southfield Headquarters. The program aims to give minority business enterprises (MBEs) that are certified with the MMSDC the chance to advance and develop their business through mentoring. With 15 Barton Malow mentors split evenly between 5 MBEs, the Hub became a convergence of insights. Mentors shared their expertise on business development, safety, construction management, preconstruction, finance, human resources, information technology, Lean practices and more. It didn’t stop there, though. Barton Malow mentors also reviewed the businesses of the 5 MBEs and provided key feedback on their respective strategic plans.
For everyone involved, the Hub became a center of opportunity and knowledge. We wish to thank those at Barton Malow who volunteered to share their insights with others.