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With WikiLeaks Claims of C.I.A. Hacking, How Vulnerable Is Your Smartphone?

This Month in Small Business Technology
March 22, 2017 4:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Linda Daichendt, executive director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, about code schools and boot camps that teach computer programming skills prove they can rapidly retrain American workers for the 21st century. They also talk about how vulnerable your smartphone may be. If you want to read the articles associated with these podcasts please email info@michiganbusinessnetwork.com

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04-24-2017: CAR's Response to the Auto Industry's Call for Action

Michigan Business Network
March 22, 2017 10:00 AM

Addressing Changes in new materials, new technologies, and the looming crisis in tooling and workforce. Two days of critical content and networking.

The T3 Manufacturing Summit will raise awareness and facilitate information exchange about the U.S. tooling crisis and demographic shifts in the workforce which present challenges for manufacturers and suppliers. Global manufacturing footprints and new business models have challenged the paradigm of, “produce it where you sell it,” leading to a declining source of local talent. Rapidly evolving changes in materials and manufacturing technologies are straining and may be constraining manufacturing and investment. These changes present significant challenges such as workforce and capacity utilization that present opportunities for manufacturer and tool shops.  

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Mascots Make Surprise Visit to Sparrow!

Michigan Business Network
March 21, 2017 5:00 PM

Mascots for a Cure took a visit to Sparrow Children's Center to lift up some of the children and their families that are battle cancer. Through their passion, relentless pursuit of goals, and the power of mascots, they foster hope, laughter, joy, positive memories and love. MBN had the privilege of seeing the mascots in action. The video footage of the event includes Sparrow Nurses doing the Chubby Checker Twist Challenge! 

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What Book To Read?

The Trep Talk
March 21, 2017 4:00 PM

This week The Trep Talk is a little different – our host, Michael Melfi lists his top 50 reads, and why they are important to entrepreneurs and professionals. Faced with shelf after shelf of business books, an entrepreneur may want a recommendation before spending valuable time perusing the pages of a book. The books Michael lists were ones that carried him forward and offer valuable insight and advice. Grab one from each list and read them at the same time to get your brain firing and thinking.

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Lean Practices Improve the Process at Mercy Heath

The Leaning Edge
March 21, 2017 3:00 PM

Debra and 'The Leaning Edge' welcome Dorsey Sherman and Maurene M. Stock, of Mercy Health to talk about working with teams using scientific (Lean) thinking and change management to improve processes at Mercy Health Muskegon.Hear these awesome ladies talk about how Kata is being used to eliminate patient wait times for tests. The scientific method has never looked better!

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This Month in Small Business | March 2017

This Month in Small Business
March 21, 2017 1:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with nationally-known small business advocate Chris Holman about events and activities covered around the state last month (with Michigan Business Network Operations Director Jeffrey Mosher).

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MIRS reviews American Health Care Act

Michigan Business Beat
March 21, 2017 12:00 PM

The Michigan House Democratic caucus unveiled yet again a proposal for mandating paid sick leave for certain small employers.  MIRS' Publisher John Reurink and Editor Kyle Melinn discuss the prospects of the proposal and look at the newly proposed American Health Care Act - the Republican alternative to the Affordable Care Act announced in Washington D.C.

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Treasury: Taxpayers Can Check State Refund Status Online

Michigan Business Network
March 21, 2017 11:00 AM

More than $1.8 Billion in State Individual Income Tax Refunds Issued Last Year


LANSING, MI — Michiganders who recently filed a 2016 state individual income tax return can check the status of their refund online by going to www.michigan.gov/wheresmyrefund, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury).


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How an entrepreneur rose from the ashes and rebuilt his company

Business Next
March 21, 2017 10:00 AM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Shri Thanedar, founder of Avomeen Analytical Services in Ann Arbor. He lost his business during the Great Recession, but started again from scratch with a new firm that last year was named to the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch list. From the company’s website: “Avomeen is a full-service chemical testing laboratory that offers advanced product testing & development services for a variety of specialty, consumer, and industrial goods.

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How to limit the damage from ransomware attacks

Business Next
March 21, 2017 9:00 AM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with IT security expert Jeff Bowes from NuWave Technology partners, to learn more about how to counter threats to the security of your IT operations. Michael and Jeff zero in on how to limit the damage from ransomware attacks. NuWave has offices in Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Traverse City, St. Joseph, Jackson and Southfield.

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