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Kroger Embraces Interactive Technology for Stores

Bottom Line IT
February 23, 2017 5:00 PM

Artificial intelligence, sensors, and enhanced technology are changing the retail shopping experience.  Amazon has been experimenting with stores that have no cashiers or checkout lines.  Now Kroger joins the movement with interactive technology that will completely change the shopping experience. To read more click here! 

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For the Love of Acting

Show Biz Weekly
February 23, 2017 4:00 PM

John DeMarco- The Lansing based actor/producer returns to Show Biz Weekly with news on his role in the 36 Hour Film Challenge, a part of the Grand Rapids Short Festival. This recent short, was directed by Lansing based filmmakers, Aaron GM Clark and Andrew K. Tebeau, and of course working with SBW co-host McCallum on the upcoming “Confidence of A Tall Man” from Rebel Pictures.

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Award-Winning Storyteller Creates New Projects

Show Biz Weekly
February 23, 2017 3:00 PM

Bret Miller - Calling in from on the road to Detroit, the Grand Rapids based film auteur returns with fresh news on his projects, including “Red Skies”, and  “Chasing A Star”.

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Lt. Gov. Brian Calley leading 21 businesses on trade mission to Mexico

Michigan Business Network
February 23, 2017 2:00 PM

LANSING, MI — Lt. Gov. Brian Calley will lead a three-day trade mission to Mexico focusing on attracting job-creating investments and exploring new sales opportunities for Michigan

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Chamber to Launch INSPIRE Leadership Speaker Series Feb. 24

Michigan Business Network
February 23, 2017 1:00 PM

FLINT, MI - Community members are invited to hear from and engage with some of the region’s most influential leaders during INSPIRE Leadership, a new speaker series from the Flint & Genesee of Commerce.

The series, which is sponsored by Diplomat, will feature seven thought-provoking talks over the course of the year. Each speaker will have one hour to share his or her ideas and lessons learned, as well as answer questions from the audience.

 

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Meet your customers before they become your customers

Communicating Business
February 23, 2017 12:00 PM

Too many businesses forget about the opportunities they have to meet potential clients face to face. One way of doing that is by sponsoring events and telling your story directly to people, without any filter in between. Carl Gianotti of Sponsorship Solutions in Sterling Heights provides some advice on the options available to meet your customers before they become your customers.

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Airlines Grounded by IT Failures

Bottom Line IT
February 23, 2017 11:00 AM

Two major airlines had ground stops due to IT problems in the past two weeks alone.  This segment explores this issue and discuss how we got to the point where minor computer glitches can halt an entire airline. Click here to read more!

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Controlling Hotel Room Temperatures

Bottom Line IT
February 23, 2017 10:00 AM

Many travelers may be surprised to find out that the thermostat in their hotel room is not controllable by the adjustments on it.  Hotels tend to control the room temps centrally and via sensors.  That said, Mike and Amy have found some ways you may be able to override the central controls. Click here to read more!

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Microsoft Plans to Continue to Invest in Cyber Security

Bottom Line IT
February 23, 2017 9:00 AM

Why are major IT companies investing so heavily in cyber security?  Mike and Amy discuss the rationale and what your business should be thinking about regarding to factor authentication and security in the Cloud. Click here to read more about microsoft and click here to read more about factor authentication. 

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02-23-2017: Michigan’s Largest Free Landlord & Real Estate Investor Conference & Expo

Michigan Business Network
February 22, 2017 5:30 PM

Rental Property Owners Association of West Michigan hosting 500 attendees at 3-day event

GRAND RAPIDS, MI —  More than 500 investors, property managers and landlords will descend on DeVos Place next weekend to hear from national speakers about new ways to invest and accumulate wealth in real estate. A big topic, featuring a national speaker, will be how rental properties can be turned into Airbnbs. The event is free and open to the public. Event organizers are available to discuss the event and what attendees may learn.

 

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