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MICHauto | Gearing up for Mackinac Policy Conference 2019

Michigan Business Beat
April 24, 2019 10:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher catches up with Glenn R. Stevens, Executive Director, MICHauto and Vice President, Automotive and Mobility Initiatives, Detroit Regional Chamber, Detroit, MI. Their conversation reacquaints the Michigan Business community with MICHauto.


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MEDC | Expands Opportunities for Business Attraction and Community Growth in Michigan

Michigan Business Network
April 24, 2019 9:00 AM

New Jobs Ready Michigan program boosts business attraction efforts

Changes focus on attracting highly competitive projects to Michigan, helping smaller communities around state

LANSING Mich. -The Michigan Strategic Fund approved updated tools and changes to two current Michigan Economic Development Corporation programs that will bolster the state’s business attraction efforts and provide additional opportunities for Michigan businesses and communities to thrive and grow, the MEDC announced today.

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The 2019 MVCA Research Report is Here! (Shows Record-Breaking Year of Investment in Michigan-Based Startup Companies)

Michigan Business Network
April 22, 2019 3:00 PM

61 Michigan-Based Startup Companies Received $385 Million in Venture Capital from Michigan Venture Capital Firms; $964 Million Needed for Continued Growth of Michigan Startup Companies

April 22nd update: This blogpost now contains an interview with MVCA Executive Director Ara Topouzian.

Ann Arbor, MI – April 15, 2019 – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA),  the nonprofit trade association that increases the amount of capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community, today announced the release of the 2019 MVCA Research Report, a comprehensive analysis of investment activity in the state. The report showed Michigan had a record-breaking year in 2018 with 61 startups in the state receiving $385 million from Michigan venture capital firms; however, there is heightened demand for additional capital to support the growth of local startup companies. According to the report, an estimated $964 million of additional venture capital is needed to support the growth of Michigan startups in the next two years.

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LEAP | First Digital Convenience Store Coming to Michigan

Pure Lansing
April 22, 2019 8:00 AM

goPuff Opens Service Center Warehouse in Lansing to Deliver to MSU and Nearby Area

LANSING, Mich. – Grabbing a quick snack just got a little easier with the addition of goPuff, the first digital convenience store, to the Lansing region. GoPuff was founded by two twenty year old college sophomores in Philadelphia who began by delivering late-night snacks around campus from the back of their Plymouth Voyager. Now five years later, with the help of 700 employees, goPuff is delivering product in over 70 locations around the US including major Midwest markets such as Chicago, IL, Columbus, OH, Des Moines, IA, Indianapolis, IN and Madison, WI. As of this morning, goPuff has officially opened a new service center at 2619 East Michigan Avenue in Lansing, which is also goPuff’s first operation in Michigan.

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Shunpiker's Journal | Summer’s Coming – Can’t Wait for the Concours

A Shunpiker's Journal
April 20, 2019 12:00 PM


Car show season never really ends - think Motorama, NAIAS, and the huge, February swap meet in Kalamazoo - but it ebbs and flows. We’re planning ahead for EyesOn Design, the Orphan Car Show and particularly theConcours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s, acknowledged as one of the most important and prestigious Concours events in the country. As you know, that is the venue for our second Automotive Heritage Awards presentation on Concours show day, July 28 at the Brembo media hospitality tent. We expect to see many of you there for a reception and the awards event. Get your press credentials at: https://concoursusa.org/news-media/media-credentials/ You’ll see a link there to the AHA as well. If you don’t qualify as a journalist let us know and we’ll help.

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The Leaning Edge April 2019 Lineup

The Leaning Edge
April 19, 2019 7:00 PM

TLE hostess Debra Levantrosser catches up with seven people leading, using or learning LEAN processes. Shared below in the PodCast list are the interviews for April 2019.

Many of them are looking forward to the next MLC Conference in Traverse City this August.

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MEDC | New MEDC Marketing Campaigns Support Business Attraction, Growth Opportunities in Michigan

Michigan Business Network
April 19, 2019 4:00 PM

MEDC celebrates 20 years with continued commitment to making Michigan a great place to live, work and play 

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the state’s chief marketing and business attraction arm, marked its 20-year anniversary today by announcing the launch of two new integrated marketing campaigns, building on the message that Michigan is the optimum place for companies to locate and grow.

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MEDC | Six Michigan Companies Joined MEDC at Hannover Messe

Michigan Business Network
April 19, 2019 12:00 PM


LANSING, Mich.  Business leaders from six Michigan companies joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation at Hannover Messe 2019, it took place on April 1 through 5 in Hannover, Germany.

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All about 2019 the empowHER Leadership Retreat

Michigan Business Network
April 19, 2019 8:00 AM

The empowHER Leadership Retreat was created to provide fourth- through ninth-grade girls from all different backgrounds with the tools to find confidence, passion and purpose in their lives.

In these six segments hear from Suzy Merchant who was inspired to start the events, followed by a business community sponsor (AF Group), a key member in making these four retreats happen, and a past participant.

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Jeff Lazaros : More Than a Game....A Chance to Change Lives

Leadership Low Down
April 18, 2019 8:00 AM

On this episode podcast of Leadership Low Down Vic Verchereau welcome Jeff Lazaros, President & CEO of Jedi Communications who shares his passion and dream of doing something extraordinary for kids and the game he loves.

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