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Innovation in the Vending Industry

Business Next
April 17, 2015 2:00 PM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, profiles Joe Hessling, CEO of 365 Retail Markets. 365 Retail Markets is the global leader in MicroMarket technology, offering the best-in-class platform for vending, foodservice and hospitality. The company has been pioneering innovation in the vending industry since 2009. Joe is also an active seed and start-up investor, most notably in Down, Sprint.ly, AirVend and QuickLeft.

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The Twists and Turns of Growing a Successful Gymnastics Business

Business Next
April 17, 2015 1:30 PM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Toby Buechner, owner of Troy Gymnastics, and a member of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch. Troy Gymnastics was founded in 2005 and today has three locations in Troy, Michigan. In addition, it has expanded to include Tiny Geniuses Preschool and Daycare.

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Insights into News and Events that Impact your Small Business Success

This Week in Small Business
April 17, 2015 1:00 PM

Michael Rogers talks with nationally known small business advocate, Chris Holman, about the recent Health Technology Forum and the Pure Michigan Business Connect Matchmaking Summit, using your tax refund to grow your business, the rise of professional service franchises, the role of lenders as small business counselors, the potential business impact of a Hillary Clinton presidency and the ongoing skills/talent gap.

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The Importance of People in Business

Association Impact
April 17, 2015 12:30 PM

Bruce Aldrich, CAE, speaks with Nov Omana, President and CEO of Collective HR Solutions Incorporated. They discuss small businesses and the best way to handle HR, as well as the importance of people in any business. They discuss Omana’s thoughts on change management, performance reviews, and HR trends for 2015. Onboarding new employees is extremely important and Omana discusses steps to take in this process.

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04-21-2015: Finance For Executives

Michigan Business Network
April 17, 2015 12:13 PM

Finance For Executives 
April 21-22, 2015 

This program is ideal for executives who desire to have a more complete picture of the financial aspects of their organization and who want to learn to communicate effectively with senior financial managers and external market participants.  Individuals from all functional areas and industries whose decisions have a financial impact on the organization will benefit from this program.  This would include individuals working in marketing, slaes, human resources, operations, manufacturing, and engineering.

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Financial Insights Around the Globe

Michigan Business Beat
April 17, 2015 12:01 PM

Jeffrey Mosher sits in for Chris Holman as Michigan Business Beat catches up with our frequent guest for financial insight, Stephen Hicks, Co-CEO, Siena Wealth Advisors, based in Grand Ledge, which serves all of Michigan. This time around Stephen takes a trip around the globe reviewing the pulse of not only the American economy, but the latest on Europe, Japan, and the BRIC countries (Brasil, Russia, India, and China). He then reviews the impact of a strong U.S. dollar, and how that is impacting international trade.

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04-22-2015: Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - 11th Annual Economic Forum Breakfast

Michigan Business Network
April 17, 2015 10:18 AM

Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - 11th Annual Economic Forum Breakfast
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 7:30-10:00 a.m.

Join the Detroit Economic Club for a panel discussion on a global cities initiative on Wednesday, April 22 at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, MI.  Panelists include: The Honorable Mike Duggan, mayor, City of Detroit, the Honorable Sandy Baruah, president & CEO, Detroit Regional Chamber, Bruce Katz, vice president and founding director, Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution, Rodrick Miller, president & CEO, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Nancy McLernon, president & CEO, Organization for International Investments.

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Matchmaker Summits and Why You Should Attend

Michigan Business Beat
April 16, 2015 12:00 PM

In this segment you will find out what it means to be a participant at the 2015 QuickenLoans Matchmaker Summit, hosted by Pure Michigan Business Connect. We are joined by Joe Cummings, Business Development Director for Superior Business Solutions. Joe talks about what events like this mean to him and how well they have worked.

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America's SBDC Michigan and its Role for Michigan Businesses

Michigan Business Beat
April 16, 2015 11:30 AM

With Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) continued importance across the state of Michigan, we found two great gentlemen to interview. We spoke with the South East Michigan Regional Director, Richard King, and the Business Growth Specialist, Dan Brophy. They share information about their roles within the organization and the impact of having a new director.

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06-12-2015: 5th Annual Trade Fair-Diversity Matchmaker

Michigan Business Network
April 16, 2015 11:26 AM

5th Annual Trade Fair-Diversity Matchmaker
Friday, June 12, 2015 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Join the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for their 5th Annual Trade Fair-Diversity Matchmaker. This trade fair will feature 85 diversity suppliers exhibiting their production parts.

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