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Lobbyist of the Year Shares about the Importance of Being an Influencer

Leadership Low Down
May 25, 2015 11:00 AM

If leadership is defined as influence, then certainly Stephanie Johnson influences the Influencers and decision makers of our state. Discover how this farm girl grew up to become Lobbyist of the Year, and complete a fellowship at the American Institute for Foreign Studies in London. Today Ms. Johnson is the President and Managing Partner of Capitol Services, a multi-client, issue based, government consulting firm.

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It is Time for Golf - Are you Ready?

Michigan Business Beat
May 25, 2015 10:00 AM

How is the golf industry doing? How are the courses this year? Well, one of the guys who can bring a ton of insight is Nicholas Steward. Nick is the Head Golf Professional at Walnut Hills Golf Club, which is now offering corporate memberships.

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Business News Between Michigan and Israel

Michigan Business Beat
May 25, 2015 9:00 AM

In this segment, Chris speaks with Pam Lippitt, Executive Director, Michigan Israeli Business Bridge that is based in Bloomfield Hills, MI. They discuss The Michigan Israel Business Bridge’s 6th Israel Hi-Tech Automotive Delegation Reception. Hear all about that and the recent business news between Michigan and Israel.

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Cyber Security - Concerns and Innovation for the Small Business

Michigan Business Beat
May 24, 2015 1:00 PM

Cyber security is a huge issue for small business today. Michael Maddox is the President and CEO of ASK, and he knows this area very well. Hear about the recent concerns and innovations in the industry.

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Mackinac Policy Conference - Big Event for the MI Business Community

Michigan Business Beat
May 24, 2015 12:00 PM

The Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Mackinac Policy Conference may be one of the biggest events in the business community in Michigan. Tammy Carnrike puts together the event as COO of Detroit Regional Chamber. Listen in to find out what we should look forward to this year

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Something to Think About - Is Free Trade Really Free?

Week in Review
May 24, 2015 11:00 AM

Is Free trade really free?  President Obama has been promoting fast track authorization to conclude a pending trade agreement among twelve Pacific nations. In general, Republicans have favored free trade and Democrats have opposed it.

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A Look Ahead - Bamboo, Robots, and More!

Week in Review
May 24, 2015 10:00 AM

Western cosmetics brands are tapping new sources of inspiration from Asia: Bamboo grass, mushrooms and snails to name a few.

The machine hums along, quietly scanning the slides, generating Pap smear diagnostics, just the way a college-educated, well-compensated lab technician might. A robot with emotion-detection software interviews visitors to the United States at the border. In field tests, this eerily named “embodied avatar kiosk” does much better than humans in catching those with invalid documentation.

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Michigan News - Senate Planning to Remain in Session This Summer

Week in Review
May 24, 2015 9:00 AM

The Michigan Senate is planning to remain in session this summer after voters rejected a road-funding proposal on last week's ballot. Lawmakers typically break in June and don't return until September except for holding an occasional session if needed. But Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall announced the addition of 30 session days to the calendar.

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A Look Around the Nation and the World

Week in Review
May 23, 2015 1:00 PM

In 50 years of making bourbon barrels, no one had ever offered Leroy McGinnis more than what he charged for them. But over the past six months, multiple distillers have offered to pay him $250 a barrel—a 70% premium above the $150 list price. The offer illustrates just how scarce bourbon barrels have become.

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Important Reports and Announcements Heard Last Week

Week in Review
May 23, 2015 12:00 PM

U.S. employers resumed steady hiring last month and the jobless rate fell, a sign of the economy snapping back from a brutal winter. Nonfarm payrolls grew a seasonally adjusted 223,000 in April, the Labor Department said. Hiring had slowed sharply in March, to a gain of 85,000, revised from an initial report of 126,000. The unemployment rate, drawn from a separate survey of households, fell a 10th of a point in April to 5.4%, the lowest level in almost seven years and closer to the Federal Reserve's expectation of "full" employment, which it pegs between 5% and 5.2%.

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