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Consumers Energy, Grand Valley State University Celebrate Opening of Leadership Center in Grand Rapids

Michigan Business Network
April 28, 2017 5:00 PM

Russell Leadership Center Named for Company’s Former CEO

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 28, 2017 – Officials from Consumers Energy and Grand Valley State University today celebrated the opening of the John G. Russell Leadership Center on the school’s downtown Grand Rapids campus, which will train the next generation of leaders for the energy provider.

“Consumers Energy has a 130-year history of serving Michigan. The new Russell Leadership Center is a vital example of the way we are preparing to continue that service for generations to come,” said Patti Poppe, Consumers Energy’s president and chief executive officer. “This new center helps us take the next step as we work to leave our company, the city of Grand Rapids and our home state of Michigan better than we found them.”

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Michigan 50 Companies to Watch: Hurley Marine, Inc.

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
April 28, 2017 4:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with ToddHurley, Owner/President of Hurley Marine, Inc. which has been selected as one of Michigan 50 Companies to Watch in 2017.

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Michigan 50 Companies to Watch: United Technical, Inc

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
April 28, 2017 3:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Robert Dines, Owner/President of United Technical, Inc which has been selected as one of Michigan 50 Companies to Watch in 2017.

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Michigan 50 Companies to Watch: Collective Idea

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
April 28, 2017 2:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher get a chance to speak with Daniel Morrison, Owner/President of Collective Idea which has been selected as one of Michigan 50 Companies to Watch in 2017. 

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AF Group Answering the Question! Why Are We Going Digital?

Michigan Business Beat
April 28, 2017 1:00 PM

Said Taiym, Chief Information Officer, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America.Lansing, MI, joins Jeffrey Mosher for a discussion relevant to most businesses these days. Said begins by defining digital transformation and discussing what today’s customer looks like.

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The Runway Signs Five New Fashion Designers as Alumnus Grows

Pure Lansing
April 27, 2017 4:00 PM

LANSING, MI – The Runway is pleased to announce the addition of five new fashion designers to the incubator, and some major accomplishments of a Runway alumnus. The Runway Lansing, funded by the Lansing Economic Development Corporation (LEDC), was created in 2014 as Michigan’s premiere fashion incubator. The Runway helps aspiring fashion designers produce and move collections to market by providing essential resources such as creative space, education, and programming.

Runway alumnus Lawrence Hunt, continues to grow as it secures a second brand ambassador with New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shephard. Shephard joins Detroit Tigers James McCann in donating 200 Lawrence Hunt shirts to students and veterans who are preparing for new careers. Launched from The Runway, Lawrence Hunt Dress Shirts is best known for designing high-quaility professional dress shirts that keep the wearer cool in the heat or during high stress situations.

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Jack vs. Tiger

MBN Event Series
April 27, 2017 3:00 PM

Dan Pohl was asked at the 2017 Business of Golf Luncheon who he thought was a better player in their prime, Jack Nicklaus or Tiger Woods? Dan points out the reason they were so great is that they both could win with their B-Game.

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2017 Sustainable Brands Conference

Association Impact
April 27, 2017 2:00 PM

May 22-25 The Cobo Center is housing the Sustainable Brands Conference. Over 2,000 senior executives, top brand strategists, and leading sustainability practitioners will share their ideas and successful projects at a four day industry-wide event. MSAE members are invited to participate in the event traditionally held in California.

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It’s All About Relationships

Association Impact
April 27, 2017 1:00 PM

In these segments of Association Impact host Cheryl Ronk, CMP CAE talks with Daniel Cherrin.

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First Hand Experience with the Ups and Downs of a Small Business

Around the State
April 27, 2017 11:00 AM

Ryan Dost and Adam McCauley, provide an overview of their business, Sandlot Sports, and the various ups and downs of owning a small business. Sandlot Sports has been awarded the MI-SBDC Great Lakes Bay Region Best Small Business award, as well as The Main Street USA Award.

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