Inventors Council of Mid-Michigan
Inventors promoting inventors and the art of invention

UIA-USA Member

About Us

The Inventors Council of Mid-Michigan is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization incorporated in Michigan to help inventors pursue their dreams of bringing new and innovative products to market. Our goal is to help fellow inventors succeed in the most efficient and least costly manner possible by providing education and business networking.

Directors (D) & Positions

Marty Sovis (D) - President, Mary Kordyban (D) - Vice President, Rick Mason (D) - Secretary/Treasurer & Evaluation, Dwayne Towns (D), Ken Yee (D), Mike Wiley (D), Ron Kilponen - Legal


Even if the below dates have not been updated it is almost always a safe bet that there is a 2nd Thursday 7:00PM meeting at Walli's every month except December when we usually have a field trip. Everyone is welcome but, there is an admission fee of $5 for non-members. (Annual dues $55, see Membership page.)

Next Council Meeting: June 9, 2016

Thursday, June 9, 2016 7:00 PM

Melanie DuquesnelMs. Melanie Duquesnel, President & CEO of the Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Michigan, will speak about Scam and Fraud Awareness and Prevention. She will talk about the Science of Scams, How Thieves Get Your Information, BBB Top Scams, How to Avoid ID Theft, Tactics to Thwart all Scams, and What to do if you’ve been scammed.

Melanie was appointed President & CEO of the Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Michigan April 2010. Ms. Duquesnel was chosen to lead the BBB as she is a performance driven leader. As an innovative thinker with broad-based experience in business development, finance and operations, Melanie has the proven ability to quickly analyze key business drivers and develop strategies to grow the bottom line. She is a high integrity, energetic leader known for ability to envision and create successful outcomes in complex situations. She has diverse industry experience, with a tenacious commitment to driving sales, profit and market-share growth.

Future Meetings, Etc.

Thursday, July 14, 2016 7:00 PM

Harry Blecker from MSBDC speak about the programs and training opportunities available for starting a business.

Meeting Location

Walli's Restaurant & Banquet Center South at I-69 and Center Road (1341 S. Center Rd.) in Burton, Michigan. We will continue to meet at 7:00 PM on the second Thursday of each month, just as we have since 1997. Food and beverage services are available, so come early and have dinner. See you there and bring your questions as we have the answers to help you with the next part of your journey of inventing.

A map to the location can be found by selecting the FAQ button on the left side of the screen.

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