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How is Tourism in Michigan Being Propelled?

Michigan Business Beat
March 6, 2015 3:00 PM

In this segment we spend a little bit of time with David West, vice president of Travel Michigan as well as part of the MEDC. We discuss plans and also the developments that are going to take place in the very near future to help propel the travel industry.

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Business Spotlight on Brann's Steakhouse

Business Next
March 6, 2015 2:45 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president of communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, profiles SBAM Leadership Council member Tommy Brann, owner of Brann’s Steakhouse and Sports Grill LC. Brann has owned the business for 43 years. The first Brann's Steakhouse opened in Grand Rapids in 1960. Today the chain has 11 locations across Michigan.

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04-21-2015: 7th Annual Global Automotive Innovation Challenge

Michigan Business Network
March 6, 2015 2:05 PM

GAIC 2015
April 21, 2015

SAE International, MIT Alliance of Michigan and NextEnergy announce the 7th Annual Global Automotive Innovation Challenge. Their goal for this event is to shortcut the filtering process in large companies to bring innovations to the industry. The challenge finals will be held at the SAE 2015 World Congress on April 21.

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How Can Michigan's Economy Move Forward?

Michigan Business Beat
March 6, 2015 1:47 PM

In this segment we talk with Dr. Patrick Anderson, principal and CEO at the Anderson Economic Group in East Lansing, MI. Recently they conducted the Technology Industry Report for Automation Alley. We are going to go a little more in depth in that and find out what it really means to the state of Michigan and what we can do to move forward.

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How Do We Successfully Get Students Through the Education System?

Michigan Business Beat
March 6, 2015 12:00 PM

In this segment we welcome Karl Klimek, president of 2 Perspectives: Learning Through Leadership in Kalkaska, MI. Karl is a leader in education and a former assistant superintendent turned into the leader of thought process. How do we get our kids through our education system, ready for work and productive for all of us? We will cover that and the fact that he is going to be a Broadcaster right here on the Michigan Business Network.

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The Impact of Snow on Tourism

Michigan Business Beat
March 6, 2015 10:30 AM

It has been a great winter for snow but how has that affected some of the northern areas and their tourism business? We seek answer from Paul Beachnau, executive director of the Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitors Bureau in Gaylord, MI. The good effects of that snow and maybe even a few side effects unintended.

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Business Spotlight on Truscott Rossman

Michigan Business Beat
March 6, 2015 10:00 AM

What is the latest news about Truscott Rossman, one of the state’s bigger firms? The firm is adding offices are increasing their areas of expertise and they are growing like crazy. You are going to hear that story and a whole lot more about trauma management and other essential information from John Truscott, president and principal at Truscott Rossman.

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Update from the Detroit Policy Conference

Michigan Business Beat
March 6, 2015 10:00 AM

We are at the Motor City Casino for this one for the Detroit Policy Conference in Detroit, MI. We spend a little time in this segment with the President and CEO of the Detroit Chamber of Commerce, Sandy Baruah. We are going to find out what is happening here today, what are the challenges ahead, and how well Detroit is postured for that future.

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Helping Nonprofits Being Effective and Efficient

Equity Equals
March 6, 2015 9:30 AM

The Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) is a statewide membership organization that achieves its mission by serving the diverse, statewide nonprofit sector. Bill Gesaman is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of MNA's stakeholder engagement initiatives, and overseas, multiple programs that help nonprofits to become more effective and efficient. Prior to joining MNA, Bill held multiple positions with the Boy Scouts of America, and attended Michigan State University.

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Glimpse at Upcoming MFEA Events

Party @ MI Place
March 6, 2015 6:00 AM

Sue Bila, executive of the Michigan Festival and Events, speaks with Dale Johnson, manager and program director at Frances L. Dean & Associates, Inc., Certified Festivals and Events Executive (CFEE) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), has been in the insurance Industry since 1985. Dale has been working with festivals, fairs and events for 25 years and is also on the Board of Directors of Michigan Festivals & Events Association (MFEA). Dale will be speaking on Insurance for your event and planning ahead for your event.

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