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Business Spotlight on Choose Friendship Company

Business Next
February 27, 2015 4:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president of communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks to Jenna Smart, business development manager at Choose Friendship Company a Michigan 50 Companies to Watch in 2014. Choose Friendship Company is a manufacturer of craft kits for children and teens.

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Small Business Leaders Meet in Phoenix

This Week in Small Business
February 27, 2015 3:00 PM

Michael Rogers talks with small business advocate Chris Holman about what he learned from attending the latest National Small Business Association board meeting in Phoenix, AZ. Michael and Chris also talk about financing health care, the controversy over Michigan’s MEGA tax credits, tips for hiring millennials and crafting effective business plans.

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Focus on Michigan Business

Michigan Business Beat
February 27, 2015 2:00 PM

In this segment we focus on all things business and all things Michigan. We will get a little update on the Michigan Political Leadership Program, buildings and businesses keeping up with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the late Charlie Cain inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame. All that and more when we spend a little time with Charlie’s sister, Carol L. Cain, CBS 62 Senior Producer, Detroit Free Press Columnist, and host of Michigan Matters.

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04-30-2015: 2015 Pure Michigan Gaming Summit

Michigan Business Network
February 27, 2015 12:30 PM

Pure Michigan Business Connect
April 30, 2015

Pure Michigan Business Connect, in partnership with Greektown Casino Hotel, MGM Grand Detroit, and MotorCity Casino Hotel, is hosting the state's first matchmaking summit specific to the gaming industry in Detroit, Michigan on April 30, 2015. Along with matchmaking sessions, the event will feature information on how to become licensed to work with the casinos. This is an invite-only event, so please review the needs posted below and apply to those that are relevant to your company for the opportunity to be selected to meet with these premier casino hotels.

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03-17-2015: T-Summit 2015

Michigan Business Network
February 27, 2015 12:30 PM

Michigan State University Office of the Provost Undergraduate Education
Monday, March 16 – Tuesday, March 17, 2015

EAST LANSING, Mich. –To determine how industry and higher education can better work together to produce professionals who use new technologies, business models and societal innovation, MSU and IBM will host a discussion among corporate, professional, government and higher education leaders from across the nation.

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PNC Regional Economic Report for Greater Michigan

Michigan Business Beat
February 27, 2015 12:00 PM

Kurt Rankin, the assistant vice president and economist with the PNC Financial Services Group in Pittsburgh, PA, spends some time with us and releases the latest findings of their recent PNC Regional Economic Report for Greater Michigan. How did we fare and how does the future look? Stay tuned to find out.

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The Continual Debate Surrounding Food Stamps

Week in Review
February 27, 2015 8:30 AM

There are often issues that we can consider as controversial or debatable. Dave Mielke presents one of these issues each week to give you “Something to Think About.” The topic for today is "Real Changes for Food Stamps?" The topic of the food stamp program is always a hot button issue. Republicans are likely to once again try to reform the program. Democrats will charge that they are hurting those that can ill afford to have cuts. But is it time to make changes now that we have come out of the recession and there is less need for the additional support passed years ago? Are there legitimate concerns about food stamp cuts?

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The Right Sales System for You

Business Next
February 26, 2015 10:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president of communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews sales training expert Joe Marr of Sandler Training in Ann Arbor, MI. Joe talks about sales systems that are particularly appropriate for small business success. Joe Marr has over 20 years of experience organizing, training, coaching and managing sales professionals and sales managers worldwide. In executive sales and training positions in the corporate world, Joe was responsible for the technical and sales fundamentals training of over 1000 sales people worldwide in support of a $110,000,000 business. A native of Ann Arbor who attended EMU Business School, Joe's mission is to help business people to get as comfortable and effective in selling and sales management, as they are in the rest of their business.

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04-30-2015: Competing Strategically in the Global Marketplace

Michigan Business Network
February 26, 2015 6:00 PM

Global Business Club
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 9:00 A.M.- 6 P.M.

The Global Business Club, which serves as a critical bridge linking Michigan exporters and allies with a wealth of university research-driven resources, invites the community to its April program, which is being presented in conjunction with the Executive MBA program at Michigan State University. This day-long program will bring together industry experts and businesspersons of global expertise to explore global strategies for success utilized by firms of all sizes. This will be a must-attend event, and space will be limited.

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Ad-Blocking Software Hurts Advertising Industry

Week in Review
February 26, 2015 5:00 PM

David takes a look ahead to this week and beyond. The advertising industry is facing problems with individuals utilizing ad-blocking software. David also talks about airline companies creating their own seginature scents.

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