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101 Relationship Marketing Tips

Business Next
August 3, 2015 11:00 AM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Brian Basilico, author of It’s Not About You, It’s About Bacon. Brian is a nationally recognized author and speaker (and a self professed geek).

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Using Reverse Psychology as a Sales Tactic

Business Next
August 3, 2015 10:00 AM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Sales Trainer, Joe Marr, owner of Sandler Training in Ann Arbor. Michael and Joe talk about the role of reverse-psychology in sales and marketing.

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Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind - Building Life Skills

The New Perspective
July 31, 2015 4:00 PM

Rina speaks with Gwen Botting, Executive Director of Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind. The mission of Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind is to help build life skills, self-confidence and independence for children and young adults who are blind or have low vision. They discuss the need for Board Members for the organization and how to get involved.

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Art From the Heart Program - Helping Individuals Meet Their Potential

The New Perspective
July 31, 2015 2:28 PM

Rina speaks with Emily Peden, Art Program Director for Peckham's Art From the Heart Program. They discuss the overall goal of Peckham and their Art From the Heart Program, of helping individuals meet their full potentials.

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Consumers Energy is Lowering Rates to Help Energy-Intensive Industries

Michigan Business Beat
July 31, 2015 11:00 AM

Garrick Rochow, Vice President of Customer Experience, Rates and Regulation and Quality of CMS Energy Corporation and Consumers Energy Company, in Jackson, Michigan, discusses with Chris how Consumers Energy is lowering electric costs for energy-intensive industries, thereby creating more job opportunities.

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Pure Michigan Business Connect Planning Events to Connect Businesses

Michigan Business Beat
July 31, 2015 10:00 AM

Trevor Pawl, Managing Director, Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC), spends some time with Chris Holman. PMBC under the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, (MEDC) is all over Michigan playing the role of connector.

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Business Marketing Advice from Your Younger Self and Advice from Dad

Marketing Moments
July 31, 2015 9:00 AM

In this inaugural episode of Marketing Moments, Dr. Bonnie Knutson, a Professor in The School of Hospitality Business in the Broad College of Business for Michigan State University. Widely known as an authority on emerging lifestyle trends and creative marketing strategies, she now brings that marketing perspective to Michigan Business Network.

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Business Experiences Over the Decades - Lessons from "Dad"

Marketing Moments
July 31, 2015 8:00 AM

Continuing a Michigan Business Network (MBN) tradition, Dr. Bonnie Knutson turns the tables on Michigan Business Network CEO, Chris Holman, and interviews him as her first guest for "Marketing Moments." They share a discussion of experiences over the past few decades in business, and also get into lessons learned from "Dad."

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Something to Think About-Is Our Government Health Care System Working?

Week in Review
July 30, 2015 6:30 PM

The topic for today in Something to Think About is, "How is our Government Health Care System Working?" Medicare costs US taxpayers about $600 billion a year. Obamacare costs billions more. Does the Department of Health and Human Services have sufficient controls and systems in place to run these programs? Is it time to demand better accountability and potentially deal with problems with these entitlements?

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A Look Ahead - Workcations, Fitness While Traveling and More!

Week in Review
July 30, 2015 5:30 PM

Rare is a modern professional who can fully disconnect from the office during time off, so a small but growing number of workers are instead petitioning the boss to combine work and vacation, time away from the office that includes a few days working from an exotic location.

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