The Premier Association for Michigan Business Owners

SouthEast Michigan Entrepreneurs  Association


Zalonya Allen phd, Founder of SEMEA

Dr. ZaLonya Allen is the Founder of South East Michigan Entrepreneurs Association. Prior to forming SEMEA she traveled the country working as a professional speaker and subject matter expert in psychology and leadership development. For more than 15 years Dr. Allen has presented to a variety of organizations including Ford UAW, Detroit Edison, Society for Human Resource Management, Macomb Community College, Clemson University and multiple government organizations to name a few. She has earned degrees from University of Michigan, Wayne State University and North Central University in industrial relations, sociology and two degrees in psychology. She has served in numerous leadership positions including board member for such groups as National Speakers Association of Michigan, National Association for Female Executives and North Oakland County Campfire USA. As a result of her involvement with SEMEA she formed Global Diversity Staffing, LLC which specializes in helping business owners find qualified staff. For more visit or

About US

The South East Michigan Entrepreneurs Association (SEMEA) is the #1 organization for entrepreneurs in the state of Michigan. SEMEA was established in December 2010 as a networking and support group for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Since that time we have built a network of over 5,000 entrepreneurs statewide. The organization began out of a need to organize entrepreneurs so that we could exchange resources and reduce the fail rate. SEMEA provides information, education and resources not only to increase your chances for success but to accelerate your growth. Our monthly meetings and events give members an opportunity to network, forge new relationships and get connected! Our mastermind groups help entrepreneurs develop the "Entrepreneurs Mindset." Our association is unlike any other. SEMEA is consistent, professional and committed to excellence. We're focused on providing the best networking experience in Southeast Michigan. Come out and experience the difference!