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Future Plans for Ford

A Shunpiker's Journal
March 6, 2015 3:30 PM

While at the Chicago Auto Show we connected with the new boss of Ford’s reorganized Performance Group, Dave Pericak. Ford recently combined their performance and racing divisions in order to streamline the development of high-performance vehicles. We ask Dave how those wonderful cars fit into Ford’s professed plan of making everything “global, green and high-tech” from here on.

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Update on the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Michigan Business Beat
March 6, 2015 3:30 PM

In this segment we are brought up to date on what is happening with the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Beverly Hills, MI. We spend a little time with Camilo Suero, executive director of the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, who talks to us about how the organization is doing, but also the many things that they have in the very near future to help their membership.

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How is Tourism in Michigan Being Propelled?

Michigan Business Beat
March 6, 2015 3:00 PM

In this segment we spend a little bit of time with David West, vice president of Travel Michigan as well as part of the MEDC. We discuss plans and also the developments that are going to take place in the very near future to help propel the travel industry.

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Business Spotlight on Brann's Steakhouse

Business Next
March 6, 2015 2:45 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president of communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, profiles SBAM Leadership Council member Tommy Brann, owner of Brann’s Steakhouse and Sports Grill LC. Brann has owned the business for 43 years. The first Brann's Steakhouse opened in Grand Rapids in 1960. Today the chain has 11 locations across Michigan.

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04-21-2015: 7th Annual Global Automotive Innovation Challenge

Michigan Business Network
March 6, 2015 2:05 PM

GAIC 2015
April 21, 2015

SAE International, MIT Alliance of Michigan and NextEnergy announce the 7th Annual Global Automotive Innovation Challenge. Their goal for this event is to shortcut the filtering process in large companies to bring innovations to the industry. The challenge finals will be held at the SAE 2015 World Congress on April 21.

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How Can Michigan's Economy Move Forward?

Michigan Business Beat
March 6, 2015 1:47 PM

In this segment we talk with Dr. Patrick Anderson, principal and CEO at the Anderson Economic Group in East Lansing, MI. Recently they conducted the Technology Industry Report for Automation Alley. We are going to go a little more in depth in that and find out what it really means to the state of Michigan and what we can do to move forward.

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How Do We Successfully Get Students Through the Education System?

Michigan Business Beat
March 6, 2015 12:00 PM

In this segment we welcome Karl Klimek, president of 2 Perspectives: Learning Through Leadership in Kalkaska, MI. Karl is a leader in education and a former assistant superintendent turned into the leader of thought process. How do we get our kids through our education system, ready for work and productive for all of us? We will cover that and the fact that he is going to be a Broadcaster right here on the Michigan Business Network.

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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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