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How is the Michigan Economy Doing?

Michigan Business Beat
June 30, 2015 8:00 PM

Dr. Charles Ballard gives his grade of the Michigan economy. He is a Professor in the Department of Economics, Michigan State University, in East Lansing, MI. After his update on the Michigan economy, he looks abroad to see how the international economy is doing.

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Helping Small Innovative Companies in Detroit

Michigan Business Beat
June 30, 2015 7:00 PM

Ken Rogers, Executive Director of Automation Alley, is constantly trying to help small innovative companies get off the ground. In this segment he shares a story that is working to help bring back Detroit.

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Overall Health of the Restaurant Industry

Michigan Business Beat
June 30, 2015 6:00 PM

Brian DeBano is the President and CEO of Michigan Restaurant Association, based in Lansing, MI. He stopped by to talk about the overall health of the restaurant and entertainment industry. He also shares some insight on their new program designed to help cut waste.

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Consumers Energy Investing in Smaller Suppliers

Michigan Business Beat
June 30, 2015 5:00 PM

As large companies continue to support Michigan, Consumers Energy is investing in smaller suppliers. They are spending their money right here. Dan Malone, the Senior Vice President of Energy Resources at Consumer's Energy, stopped by to share their new plan to invest heavily over the next five years.

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Small Business and Government Contracts

Michigan Business Beat
June 30, 2015 4:00 PM

Chris is at the Small Business Association Luncheon, and takes time out to talk with Sue Schweim Tellier, the JetCo Solutions’ Vice President. In this segment we discuss how to acquire a government contract.

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Small Business Lending

Michigan Business Beat
June 30, 2015 3:00 PM

Let’s talk about small business lending. In this segment Jessica Starks and Scott Pastoor talk about this topic area. Scott is Business Banking Team Lead at Huntington Bank, and Jessica is Business Banker for Huntington as well.

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Small Business and Facility Management

Michigan Business Beat
June 30, 2015 2:00 PM

How do you make your company more efficient to impact your bottom line? Thomas Cook, President and CEO at Team Facilities Inc., shares a few of his secrets, and how his services can benefit your small business' facility management costs.

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Entertainment News from Chicago

Show Biz Weekly
June 30, 2015 1:00 PM

In these segments of Show Biz Weekly, highlights of entertainment news are shared from Chicago, as the hockey team, the Blackhawks, bring home the title and the Stanley Cup. Entertainment news includes show updates, new shows, canceled shows, castings and more, including the pending notice of the SCOTUS decision.

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Jason Matias, His Work and His Life!

Show Biz Weekly
June 30, 2015 12:00 PM

Photographer, Jason Matias, discusses his work and his life as a photographer from Hawaii to Tacoma, Washington. He shares his Facebook page, and discusses his upcoming show in San Diego that is happening in November 2015. In the third segment with Jason, he discusses where he sees himself in the next five years and shares his sites and the upcoming show.

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Something to Think About - For or Against Prevailing Wages?

Week in Review
June 30, 2015 11:00 AM

The topic for today is "For or Against Prevailing Wages?"  Michigan is a prevailing wage state. As such, all building contractors who are building projects funded with state dollars pay its workers a prevailing wage, defined as union scale wages and benefits. There is a controversy now as the state Senate has passed a bill to eliminate the prevailing wage requirement.

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