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Business Spotlight on Double O Supply & Craftsmen

Business Next
March 5, 2015 5:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president of communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Michael Otis, owner of Double O Supply & Craftsmen, Inc. The company has been recognized as a Michigan 50 Companies to Watch, and has been placed on the Inc. 5000 list as a top 5000 fastest growing company. Double O Supply & Craftsmen, Inc. operates as a distributor and installer of windows, doors, cabinets, and countertops. The company began operations in 1997 with Mike and Linda Otis doing remodeling on a part time basis. Full time operations began in 2000 when Mike left his previous employer to set out on his own. In a very short time they clarified the company focus to be windows and doors, due to Mike’s many years of experience in that industry.

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How to Successfully Navigate the Aerospace Industry

Michigan Business Beat
March 5, 2015 5:00 PM

In one of the most challenging aerospace environments in a century, how does a mid-size airport not only survive but thrive? Bob Selig, CEO of the Capital Region Airport Authority, tells us some of the things they have done to really make some expansion is some very tough times and the significance of the economic impact of an airport on a community.

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Future Benefits of Buying Gold

The New Perspective
March 5, 2015 4:30 PM

We speak with a gold affiliate for Karatbars International, Hatte Hall. Karatbars International is a commerce company that is an online offshore gold savings club. Hatte tells us about the benefit of buying gold for your future.

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Environment Negatively Affecting the Economy

Michigan Business Beat
March 5, 2015 3:30 PM

In this segment we sepak with Doug Brown, director of development at ASTI Environmental, about how environmental circumstances negatively affect the economy and how companies are turning that around and help prevent further damage. We will hear about that and a whole lot more including ASTI Environmental's 20 years of existence.

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Important of Bonding and Rapport in Sales

Business Next
March 5, 2015 2:45 PM

sales and marketingMichael Rogers, vice president of communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with sales trainer and coach Greg Coyne of Gerry Weinberg and Associates Sandler Training. Greg joined the Sandler Sales team in June 2012 as a sales trainer and sales force developer. Greg has been actively involved with Sandler Training since 2009. He has almost 10 years of success in sales and business development in the advertising industry. Michael and Greg discuss the importance of bonding and rapport in the sales process, and the importance of adapting to the needs and personalities of the potential customer.

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2015 Maple Syrup Festival

Party @ MI Place
March 5, 2015 2:39 PM

Sue speaks with Peter Alexander about the Maple Syrup Festival and all the exciting things to do at the festival. The festival is held the last full week of April each year. During Syrup Festival week there are numerous garage and yard sales. Thursday night is our annual Carnival "Buddy Nite". We start the carnival with buy one ride band and get a second ride band for half price. The carnival rides open at 5:00 p.m. We look forward to celebrating the 57th Annual Maple Syrup Festival with you!

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Explore Marquette County

Party @ MI Place
March 5, 2015 2:39 PM

Sue speaks with Nicole Young of Marquette County CVB, they discuss all the wonderful events and exciting things to do in the Beautiful Upper Peninsula.

Given its proximity to Lake Superior, snow in some capacity is a given in Marquette County and that is why we do winter. Fresh snow means the opportunity to make tracks, whether it is on skis, snowshoes, a snowmobile, a fat bike or even a dog sled. Here residents and visitors alike don’t hibernate when the flakes fly, they get moving.

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Lingenfelter Performance at the Chicago Auto Show

A Shunpiker's Journal
March 5, 2015 2:12 PM

Ken Lingenfelter has become a frequent guest on this program. His company, Lingenfelter Performance, showed some new products at the Chicago show and he shares those with us. www.lingenfelter.com

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Corporations Join the Fight Against MS

Michigan Business Beat
March 5, 2015 1:50 PM

In this segment we speak with Elana Sullivan, president of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Michigan Chapter headquartered in Southfield, MI. She talks a little bit about how they are faring in their fight with MS as well as corporate involvement. Find out how your corporation can get involved as well to do a lot of good.

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Automation Alley Technology Industry Report

Michigan Business Beat
March 5, 2015 1:47 PM

Automation Alley commissioned a new Technology Industry Report and of course Ken Rogers, the executive director at Automation Alley in Troy, MI, joins us here to talk about that and some of the areas that we have shortages. Ken will also tell us how we stack up entrepreneurially with a lot of the other hot spots in the nation.

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