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06-12-2015: #hack4detroit

Michigan Business Network
May 6, 2015 11:11 AM

Automation Alley
Friday, June 12, 2015, from 7:00 PM to June 13, 7:00 p.m.

Calling all hackers! Join Automation Alley on June 12th - June 13th at Grand Circus Detroit for a hackathon to benefit the city of Detroit! Back by popular demand, Automation Alley is inviting the region’s brightest and best computer programmers and coders to compete in a 24-hour #hack4detroit event to solve a technology problem in the city by building an app for a worthy cause.

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06-17-2015: Urban Land Institute of Michigan (ULI) will return to Lansing

Michigan Business Network
May 6, 2015 10:13 AM

Urban Land Institute of Michigan (ULI)
Wednesday, June 17, 2015, from 11:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Urban Land Institute of Michigan (ULI) will return to Lansing on June 17, 2015 from 1130 am – 500 pm to host it’s 6th Annual Public-Private Partnership conference at The University Club, 3435 Forest Road, Lansing, MI.  Expert speakers include Steve Arwood-CEO of the MEDC and President & Chairman of the MI Strategic Fund, Pat Gillespie-President, The Gillespie Group, Sam Cummings-Managing Director of CWD Real Estate, Dr. David Canter-Sr. Associate & VP, University of Michigan, Executive Director, North Campus Research Complex, Ned Staebler-President & CEO, Tech Town Detroit,Frank Peterson-Muskegon City Manager and Jeff Smith-Director, Michigan State University, University Corporate Research Park.

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An Evening With Earvin “Magic” Johnson Was Truly a Night to Remember

Michigan Business Network
May 6, 2015 9:13 AM

(Lansing, MI) – It was a million dollar evening in more ways than one as the Greater Lansing region joined together with hometown hero Earvin “Magic” Johnson to raise an astounding $1 million dollars for the Lansing Promise Scholarship Program. The occasion was a dinner fundraiser co-hosted by the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Economic Club and Lansing Promise. Nearly 1,000 attended the event held at the Lansing Center, according to media reports.

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Members of the MLBA Meet Congressional Stakeholders on Copyright Reform

Michigan Business Network
May 5, 2015 4:08 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, members of the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association (MLBA) and Pennsylvania Beverage and Tavern Association met with Congressional staff on Capitol Hill to discuss Copyright reform. These individuals are directors of the Fairness in Music Licensing Coalition (FMLC), a non-profit association with the goal of making music fairness a part of the federal Copyright reform.

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Cancer Diagnosis by Your Dentist

Michigan Business Beat
May 5, 2015 2:30 PM

Jed Jacobson, the Chief Science Officer from Delta Dental, joins us on this segment. He talks about the diagnosis of cancer through dentistry. He explains the importance of early diagnosis and the benefits it has on your health and wallet.

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Capital Reporter Interviewing House Speaker Kevin Cotter

Michigan Business Beat
May 5, 2015 1:45 PM

On this week's edition of the MIRS weekly report, the Capitol reporters interview House Speaker Kevin Cotter on the delay in his chamber for a vote on legislation capping the amount hospitals and other providers can receive as payment from the insurers of automobile accident victims. 

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The Better Business Bureau Protecting You from Recent Scams

Michigan Business Beat
May 5, 2015 1:24 PM

We spoke with Melanie Duquesnel, President and CEO, Better Business Bureau of Eastern Michigan. She shares insight on some recent scams and how their organization is working to prevent these negative things from continuing.

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05-06-2015: MY Lansing MBK Action Summit

Michigan Business Network
May 4, 2015 4:37 PM

One Love Global
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Register today for the May 6, MY Lansing MBK Action Summit. Come prepared to work on an update to our collective action plan due to the White House May 11!

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Digital Marketing, Mobile Technology, and Much More!

This Week in Small Business Technology
May 4, 2015 4:00 PM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks to Linda Daichendt, Executive Director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, about creating a better digital marketing strategy, the M-Health Symposium, mobile satellite phone adapters, Apple’s uncertain future as the king of the business world, and Google trend aggregators.

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Small Business News and Information

This Week in Small Business
May 4, 2015 2:31 PM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with small business advocate, Chris Holman, about recent small business meetings of the Michigan Hispanic Chamber, community banks and MSU’s Innovation Celebration. Michael and Chris also talk about tips for becoming a people-oriented small business person, best and worst cities in the nation in which to start a business, Shark Tank lessons of success, small business lessons you wish you could convey to your younger self, and hiring good employees is getting more difficult.

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