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Gov. Rick Snyder: New Campaign to Highlight Skilled Trade Opportunities for Students

Michigan Business Network
May 28, 2015 11:06 AM

MACKINAC ISLAND, MI, May 27, 2015: Skilled trade jobs represent about one-third of Michigan’s employment base, with more than 8,300 jobs currently available. A new campaign announced today at the Mackinac Policy Conference, will aim to promote opportunities in skilled trades to students and help close a growing talent gap.

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Capital Area IT Council E-Pathways Program Success Story

Michigan Business Beat
May 28, 2015 11:00 AM

Steven Demeulenaere is a success story of the Capital Area IT Council E-Pathways Program. He is now a software engineer at Vertafore. Steven talks about his background and how he learned about the program. He also received the Prosperity Award for his work from the program.

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Fixing Michigan Roads and Economic Development

Michigan Business Beat
May 28, 2015 10:00 AM

Dr. Charles Ballard, Department of Economics, Michigan State University, stopped by the studio to give us his monthly update on the economy. Chris and Charles discuss the recent loss of Proposal 1, and some potential solutions for the roads. As the economy continues to grow, how will we fund the fixing of the roads?

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Secret to Business Success - Communication

Communicating Business
May 28, 2015 9:00 AM

Neil Weissman, who has built a successful wealth management and financial advisory group, shares his secrets for networking, client service and business development - all part of successful business communication. Neil Weissman is the Managing Director - Investments, at The Weissman Eppler Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Creating a Workplace that Your Employees Love - Joy at Work

Business Next
May 28, 2015 8:00 AM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with renowned Michigan entrepreneur and innovator, Richard Sheridan, about his book “Joy, Inc: How We Built a Workplace People Love.” 

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DBI Lansing, Office Furniture, Supplies, Design

Michigan Business Beat
May 27, 2015 6:00 PM

The co-owners of DBI Lansing, George Snyder and Steve Klaver, stopped by the studio to discuss their office furniture, supplies and design business. They talk about the changes in their industry, including wire management and chairs that burn calories. DBI was recently recognized for their business practices.

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Lansing Tops List of Midwest Communities Attracting Jobs

Michigan Business Network
May 27, 2015 4:07 PM

Lansing, MI: In a report released by The Hackett Group, Sourcing Location Guide: United States, the Lansing region claimed the top spot for Midwest communities and 4th overall behind Syracuse, Jacksonville, and Tampa in providing a top location for the return of what was once outsourced service industry jobs.

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Great People Skills are Crucial to Small Business Success

Business Next
May 27, 2015 12:00 PM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Michigan-based Susan Maciak, author of "What Are People Skills, Anyway?" Maciak is the CEO of CAMEO, a collaboration of independent consultants with professional experience in education and training, career coaching, business practices and solutions, leadership, marketing, customer service, public relations, communications, information technology and psychology.

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Local Credit Union is a Source for Business Financing

Business Next
May 27, 2015 11:00 AM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, chats with Bill Beardsley, President and CEO of Michigan Business Connection. Since 2004, Michigan Business Connection has supported financing for the state’s small and medium-sized businesses by underwriting and originating commercial loans for financial institutions statewide. It primarily serves Michigan credit unions and its members. It helps manage a portfolio of over $400 million in business loans for these financial institutions.

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Are There Aliens Among Us?

Show Biz Weekly
May 27, 2015 10:00 AM

Taylor Kelsaw, Michael McCallum and Melik Brown talk with Anthony (Tony) Lund and Dr. Christoph Adami, who share important news about this week's upcoming episode of "Through the Wormhole," titled, "Are there Aliens Among us," and hosted by Morgan Freeman. This episode is airing on May 27, on the Science Channel, and features Dr. Christoph Adami, from the department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University. Listen in to hear discussion about whether we share the universe with aliens.

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