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Online Stylist Designing Custom Suits for Men

Bottom Line IT
May 29, 2015 4:00 PM

Technology is finally changing the way men buy suits. Clothing is one of the last industries that has resisted mass customization. Most people still buy clothing off the rack, and return it if it doesn’t fit. Knot Standard, a New York-based luxury menswear retailer is trying a new model: using an online stylist to measure and help design a custom suit, which is then made and shipped to the customer.

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MITN Annual Ecycle Event

Bottom Line IT
May 29, 2015 3:00 PM

ASK supports MITN (Michigan Technology Network) and the Annual Ecycle Event.  Over 3800 pounds of e-waste were recovered and responsibly recycled at MITN’s Ecycle event on April 30th – enough waste to fill an entire moving truck.

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What Happened with Proposal One in Michigan?

Michigan Business Beat
May 29, 2015 2:00 PM

Pollster, Bernie Porn, of EPIC/MRA talks with MIRS Publisher, John Reurink, about the last minute fall off that pushed voters to oppose Michigan's Proposal One by an 80 percent margin. He also talks about how lawmakers don't have to worry about presenting voters a choice: higher fuel taxes or a higher sales tax just dedicated to roads.

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Lansing Regional Brownfield Coalition Awarded Maximum Grant from EPA

Michigan Business Network
May 29, 2015 1:00 PM

LANSING, MI - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the Lansing Regional Brownfield Coalition, led by LEAP on behalf of the City of Lansing and its regional partners, has received the maximum grant award of $500,000 through the 2015 EPA Brownfields Program.

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Leading Through a Crisis

Leadership Low Down
May 29, 2015 12:00 PM

Dr. Phil and Robert Tucker, retired Vice President from Jackson National Life, discuss seven guiding principles to help you lead through a crisis. Leadership flows out of who we are and our essence, and the skills it takes to guide an organization in leading through a crisis is rooted in who we are as people.

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Festivals in Michigan and how Homeland Security is Involved

Michigan Business Beat
May 29, 2015 11:00 AM

The Executive Director of Michigan Festivals and Events Association, Sue Bila updates us on the festivals around the state. Membership and economic impact continues to grow. How is homeland security getting involved with these events?

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Mackinac Policy Conference and its impact in Detroit and Michigan

Michigan Business Beat
May 29, 2015 10:00 AM

What is happening in Detroit? Well, Carol Cain, CBS 62 Senior Producer, Detroit Free Press Columnist, and Host of Michigan Matters, discusses the Mackinac Policy Conference. This event has a large role in impacting Detroit and the whole state. Chris and Carol also discuss the talent gap in Michigan.

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Credit is competitive and Banks are Lending!

Michigan Business Beat
May 29, 2015 9:30 AM

With unemployment falling to match the national average and the economy growing, we invited Dennis Koons, President and CEO of Michigan Bankers Association, to give an overview of his industry and how they are impacting the economy. Credit is extremely competitive and banks are lending.

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Venture Capital Funded Fifty-One New Startups This Year

Michigan Business Beat
May 29, 2015 8:00 AM

Maureen Miller Brosnan, the Executive Director of the Michigan Venture Capital Association, stopped by to share some information about the industry. Fifty-one new startups were funded through venture capital this year. Maureen discusses goals and potential legislation.

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MI Bright Future Connects Students and Employers

Michigan Business Network
May 28, 2015 4:00 PM

DETROIT, MI: The Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) today announced MI Bright Future, an online-based collaboration of regional intermediary school districts, post-secondary education and workforce partners aimed at connecting students with in-demand industries and employers.

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