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The Impact of Snow on Tourism

Michigan Business Beat
March 6, 2015 10:30 AM

It has been a great winter for snow but how has that affected some of the northern areas and their tourism business? We seek answer from Paul Beachnau, executive director of the Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitors Bureau in Gaylord, MI. The good effects of that snow and maybe even a few side effects unintended.

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Business Spotlight on Truscott Rossman

Michigan Business Beat
March 6, 2015 10:00 AM

What is the latest news about Truscott Rossman, one of the state’s bigger firms? The firm is adding offices are increasing their areas of expertise and they are growing like crazy. You are going to hear that story and a whole lot more about trauma management and other essential information from John Truscott, president and principal at Truscott Rossman.

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Update from the Detroit Policy Conference

Michigan Business Beat
March 6, 2015 10:00 AM

We are at the Motor City Casino for this one for the Detroit Policy Conference in Detroit, MI. We spend a little time in this segment with the President and CEO of the Detroit Chamber of Commerce, Sandy Baruah. We are going to find out what is happening here today, what are the challenges ahead, and how well Detroit is postured for that future.

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Helping Nonprofits Being Effective and Efficient

Equity Equals
March 6, 2015 9:30 AM

The Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) is a statewide membership organization that achieves its mission by serving the diverse, statewide nonprofit sector. Bill Gesaman is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of MNA's stakeholder engagement initiatives, and overseas, multiple programs that help nonprofits to become more effective and efficient. Prior to joining MNA, Bill held multiple positions with the Boy Scouts of America, and attended Michigan State University.

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Glimpse at Upcoming MFEA Events

Party @ MI Place
March 6, 2015 6:00 AM

Sue Bila, executive of the Michigan Festival and Events, speaks with Dale Johnson, manager and program director at Frances L. Dean & Associates, Inc., Certified Festivals and Events Executive (CFEE) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), has been in the insurance Industry since 1985. Dale has been working with festivals, fairs and events for 25 years and is also on the Board of Directors of Michigan Festivals & Events Association (MFEA). Dale will be speaking on Insurance for your event and planning ahead for your event.

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Business Spotlight on Double O Supply & Craftsmen

Business Next
March 5, 2015 5:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president of communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Michael Otis, owner of Double O Supply & Craftsmen, Inc. The company has been recognized as a Michigan 50 Companies to Watch, and has been placed on the Inc. 5000 list as a top 5000 fastest growing company. Double O Supply & Craftsmen, Inc. operates as a distributor and installer of windows, doors, cabinets, and countertops. The company began operations in 1997 with Mike and Linda Otis doing remodeling on a part time basis. Full time operations began in 2000 when Mike left his previous employer to set out on his own. In a very short time they clarified the company focus to be windows and doors, due to Mike’s many years of experience in that industry.

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How to Successfully Navigate the Aerospace Industry

Michigan Business Beat
March 5, 2015 5:00 PM

In one of the most challenging aerospace environments in a century, how does a mid-size airport not only survive but thrive? Bob Selig, CEO of the Capital Region Airport Authority, tells us some of the things they have done to really make some expansion is some very tough times and the significance of the economic impact of an airport on a community.

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Future Benefits of Buying Gold

The New Perspective
March 5, 2015 4:30 PM

We speak with a gold affiliate for Karatbars International, Hatte Hall. Karatbars International is a commerce company that is an online offshore gold savings club. Hatte tells us about the benefit of buying gold for your future.

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Environment Negatively Affecting the Economy

Michigan Business Beat
March 5, 2015 3:30 PM

In this segment we sepak with Doug Brown, director of development at ASTI Environmental, about how environmental circumstances negatively affect the economy and how companies are turning that around and help prevent further damage. We will hear about that and a whole lot more including ASTI Environmental's 20 years of existence.

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Important of Bonding and Rapport in Sales

Business Next
March 5, 2015 2:45 PM

sales and marketingMichael Rogers, vice president of communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with sales trainer and coach Greg Coyne of Gerry Weinberg and Associates Sandler Training. Greg joined the Sandler Sales team in June 2012 as a sales trainer and sales force developer. Greg has been actively involved with Sandler Training since 2009. He has almost 10 years of success in sales and business development in the advertising industry. Michael and Greg discuss the importance of bonding and rapport in the sales process, and the importance of adapting to the needs and personalities of the potential customer.

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