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In the very near future, the Michigan Business will be announcing the start up of its affiliate international network “Michigan China” The purpose of this network will be to enhance relationships between the world’s two largest economies. [Read More]
Michigan Future Business Index
Sponsored by, underwritten by the Accident Fund Insurance Co. of America, and conducted by Phoenix Innovate, the Michigan Future Business Index for June 2014 is the first index survey for the year. 

Please click below for the aggregate survey and an executive summary.  Accident Fund Insurance Co. of America's press release is also included as a courtesy.
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Great Lakes Bay Regional Chamber Summit - Partners in Growth / Stop #1 on Michigan Economic Forecast Series
The 3rd Annual Great Lakes Bay Regional Chamber Summit took place in Saginaw Township, MI, October 27th. The event was a regional collaboration of the Bay Area, Midland Area, Mt. Pleasant Area and Saginaw County Chambers of Commerce. It also served as stop #1 for Michigan Business Network's statewide Michigan Economic Forecast Series. Award recipients on the day included; Individual - Eric Gilbertson Small Business - SSP Associates, Inc. Corporate - CMU College of Medicine Arts & Entertainment - Great Lakes Loons

Here Michigan Business Network Operations Director Jeffrey Mosher interviews Keynote Speaker Former Michigan Governor John Engler.  Engler, is President of the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. Corporations. A former three-term governor of Michigan, Engler has also served as President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers.
CATALYST: Capital Region Prosperity Project
Capital Region Prosperity Project cames to the Lansing Center October 21, 2014. At the full-day regional prosperity summit, leaders in Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton counties explored innovative strategies for sparking lasting regional growth. High impact speakers, facilitated discussions, networking, and action planning culminated in a community based agenda for strengthening the entire Capital region.
Featured speakers included Governor Rick Snyder and others collaborated with participants to answer key questions impacting Michigan's Capital Region.
Here Michigan Business Network CEO Chris Holman interviews Skyin Yin, (Xiaoyu "Skying" Yin) originally from China, who has graduated from Michigan State University with a Masters in Advertising, worked with Message Makers of Lansing, and now works as a International Student Advisor/Communications and Experiential Learning Coordinator at MSU's International Studies and Programs - Office for International Students and Scholars in East Lansing, MI.
Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) and MEDC’s Pure Michigan Business Connect office partnered on an invitation-only supplier summit October 8, 2014, at the Lansing Center which brought together over 1500. The goal of the event was to help businesses and universities identify Michigan-based suppliers to meet their procurement needs.
The summit featured purchasing representatives and subject matter experts from some of the largest and most influential businesses and universities in Michigan, all of which are interested in keeping their supply chains local.
Here Michigan Business Network CEO Chris Holman interviews Michael A. Finney, President and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).
Port Lansing’s 2014 Global Logistics Conference
This biennial event offered businesses expert advice on international commerce. With exports by Michigan companies at an all-time high, Capital Region International Airport’s Port Lansing is preparing to offer expert advice on how area companies can capitalize on the trend at its 2014 World Trade Global Logistics Conference.
Here Michigan Business Network CEO Chris Holman interviews Brent Case, Global Development Executive at TOC Logistics International.
Meeting of the Minds Detroit
Detroit is now at a tipping point. At one time this boomtown saw nothing but prosperity in its economic future. Now, the city’s government has declared bankruptcy and city residents are being forced by their circumstances to redefine the city. It’s not an easy thing to reimagine a city’s identity, business models, and urban future. But hope still prevails and new innovations are quickly emerging in Detroit. Meeting of the Minds chose Detroit as the site for its 2014 annual convening; bringing together 350 invited leaders, from more than a dozen countries, representing the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Here one of the breakout tours is being conducted at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, part of Detroit's College for Creative Studies. They are learning about technical advancements being put forth by Toyota, North America.

Interviews from that afternoon, can be found as "Michigan Business Beat" PodCasts of October 7, 2014.
MichBio Expo and Conference
This event is Michigan's premier bioscience event, which draws that the largest gathering of bioscience professionals in the state, held at Motor City Casino Hotel, Detroit, MI.
Here Michigan Business Network CEO Chris Holman interviews Gene Parunak, Managing Director of in2being, of Saline, MI.

That PodCast may be accessed 

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MICHauto Summit
The Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce gathered a Summit at the Cobo Center to look under the hood of the new era of Michigan innovation and the blueprint it provides for the rest of the global automotive industry. This year’s Summit included programming steering discussion on the outlook on design, engineering, manufacturing and all things automotive. It was also the event unveiling the latest Michigan is AUTO report, released jointly with MEDC's Pure Michigan. 

Here Ralph Gilles, President and CEO, Motorsports, Chrysler Group, LLC; Senior Vice President, Product Design, Chrysler Group delivers the morning address, "In Demand: Delivering State-of-the-Art Design" from the stage in Ballroom B of the Cobo Center.
The Lansing regional Sister Cities Commission 20th Anniversary Celebration of Global Diversity
The Lansing regional Sister Cities Commission gathered the community, their partner groups, friends and global neighbors Friday, September 19, 2014 at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan for the celebration of their 20-year anniversary.

The day included a luncheon, presentation on cyber-security, a reception, and dinner.

Here Jade Sims, Trade Specialist at the Michigan State University International Business Center. who is also involved in all efforts to connect the mid-Michigan business community with the resources of the International Business Center (MSU-CIBER) and the Broad College of Business, initiates a Question and Answer session for the lunch's keynote speaker Mary D. Kane, President and CEO of Sister Cities International who leads the membership, youth and education, development, and advocacy programs to strengthen the sister city network around the world.
Michigan Israeli Business Bridge Ambassador Awards Dinner
The Michigan Israel Business Bridge held their first Ambassador Awards Dinner, Thursday September 18, 2014. MIBB is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote business, investment, and research opportunities. The organization is a resource for economic development between Michigan and Israel. MIBB will bestow two awards during the dinner.

The Bridge Builder Award to General Dynamics Land Systems was accepted by Donald Schenk, vice president, International Tank Programs. General Dynamics Land Systems is a global designer, development, production, support and enhancement of tracked and wheeled military vehicles for the United States and international markets.

Here CEO Chris Holman interviews Chuck Newman, the MIBB Impact Awardee who is the organization’s co-founder and past-president. The companies Chuck founded included cell phone reuse, word processing equipment, and computer retailing industries.
13th Annual MSAE Diamond Awards Banquet
The MSAE Diamond Awards, now in its 13th year, was created to recognize outstanding achievements in the association industry. Associations from all over Michigan gathered in Rochester, MI, the evening of Wednesday September 17, 2014, as the Michigan Society of Association Executives looked back over the past year and honor the accomplishments, programs, projects, and initiatives Michigan associations have created and implemented.

Here as honorees began to arrive to the red carpet, at the Royal Park Hotel, Bruce Aldrich, CAE, and Master of Cermony for the evening, and Co-Host of Association Impact, conducts an interview with Denise G. McGinn, CAE, Founder and President of Association Guidance who was receiving the Strategic Association Leader Award later that evening.
2014 Greater Lansing Business & Sports Luncheon
The 2014 Greater Lansing Business Sports Luncheon was held Wednesday September 17 at Eagle Eye Golf Club in Bath Township, north of M.S.U. and East Lansing, Michigan.

Here, the featured keynote speaker on the day Michigan State University Women's Basketball head coach Suzy Merchant addresses the business audience from across Mid-Michigan. PodCasts of her speech can be found on 'Michigan Business Beat' programming of September 23rd and 24th, 2014.
Automation Alley 14th Annual Awards Gala
Automation Alley held their 14th Annual Awards Gala Friday September 12, at the MotorCity Casino Hotel, in Detroit, Michhigan. They rolled out the red carpet to celebrate Southeast Michigan's tech stars! Congratulations to Detroit Labs, winner of the Technology Company of the Year Award. BEET Analytics, of Plymouth, Michigan were winners of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and the Michigan Advanced Technician Training - MAT² Program, winners of the Educational Program of the Year.

The evening's interviewed can be reviewed via 'Michigan Business Beat' PodCasts from Tuesday, September 16th.
ITS World Congress
The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) was proud to host the 2014 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, September 7-11, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan in partnership with ERTICO and ITS Asia-Pacific.
The World Congress only comes to North America every third year. Close to 20,000 of the world’s leading transportation policymakers, researchers, high-tech innovators, and business professionals from the United States, Europe and Asia gathered at points over the five day event to share the latest intelligent transportation systems (ITS) applications from around the globe.
The automakers were excited to showcase their city as well as the latest technological developments in the transportation industry. CEOs from the auto world and major corporations will lead programs and the event will display more demonstrations than ever before.

Here CEO Chris Holman is conducting an interview with Jeremy Goddard, Director, Sales and Client Management at IDIADA Automotive Technology, S.A. for his 'Michigan Business Beat'.
Michigan Inventors Coalition EXPO 14
Michigan Inventors joined at the second annual MIC EXPO’14 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing, MI. Inventors collaborated and networked with other professionals. There were speakers, break-out sessions, shark tanks, networking, venture capitalist, and much much more.

Shown here, Orville Crain co-owner of Klever Innovations, and a founder of the Michigan Inventor's Coalition had just been interviewed for Michigan Business Beat on .
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Energy Loan Fund Notice of Available Funding
The Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) through the Energy Office (MEO) is offering small businesses, currently located in Michigan, financial assistance for energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy project implementation. More on this
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Nearly One Third of Workers’ Comp Claims in the Midwest Caused by Slips and Falls on Ice and Snow
Accident Fund and United Heartland Offer Tips and Safety Campaign to Avoid Injury This Winter
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2015 Small Business Award Nominations are Open! Please head to the link listed below for more details.
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