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Press Preview Days Recap

Business Beat
January 24, 2015 4:00 PM

The North American International Auto Show is taking place right now in Detroit and how is the industry doing. Well, to find out we spoke with The Detroit News and we grabbed Michael Martinez the Ford Reporter. We get a little insight into everything that’s happening there and where the auto industry is going as a result of feedback to that show.

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The State of Manufacturing in Michigan

Business Beat
January 24, 2015 1:16 PM

The Vice President of Government Affairs at the Michigan Manufacturers Association joins Chris for this segment. Mike Johnston is going to take a look at a number of things but most notably exactly how well the state is postured for manufacturing and what are their challenges in the next six to twelve months.

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How serving can make you a better leader

Business Next
January 23, 2015 7:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president government relations for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Matt Tenney. Matt is a social entrepreneur and the author of Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom. He is also an international keynote speaker, a trainer, and a consultant with the Perth Leadership Institute, whose clients include numerous Fortune 500 companies. He works with companies, associations, universities, and non-profits to develop highly effective leaders who achieve lasting success by focusing on serving and inspiring greatness in the people around them.  Matt envisions a world where the vast majority of people realize that effectively serving others is the key to true greatness. He is based in Nashville, TN.

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Association Update

Business Beat
January 23, 2015 3:30 PM

Co-Host of Association Impact, Bruce Aldrich joins me in what is happening in the Association world. You know that’s a great reflection of so many different industries. It is really valuable to find that out so jump into this segment. There is a lot of valuable information.

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SCORE Continues to help Small Businesses

Business Beat
January 23, 2015 2:30 PM

How can you get help with your business when it’s maybe stuck or needs a little impetus? Where do you find the expertise and the experience you need cost effectively? Well, SCORE is the answer to that and Steve Feinman, the Director of SCORE for Michigan and Northwest Ohio joins us to tell you just about what they do as well as how you can get involved.

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Technology for Protecting efficiency

Business Beat
January 23, 2015 2:00 PM

We checked on the latest viruses out there on the market. These affect us and our efficiency on a daily basis. As far as productivity and security are concerned, nothing is worse than having to deal with a viruses or a hacking. Mike Maddox, President of ASK joins me to give us the professional insight and valuable information that could save your business a lot of time and money.

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Clarence Garner: Leading School Districts

Leadership Low Down
January 23, 2015 11:59 AM

Clarence Garner is the Deputy Superintendent of the Grand Blanc School District. Clarence has a background in Human Resources and is one of the up and coming influential leaders in education. Mr. Garner helps lead the state's 5th largest school district. Clarence is a living testament to George Washington Carver's quote, "You do not judge a person by what they accomplish, you judge a person by what they overcome to accomplish." Mr. Garner despite hardship has grown himself into an influential leader.

 

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Free Education for Everyone, Except the Taxpayers

Week in Review
January 23, 2015 9:58 AM

There are often issues that we can consider as controversial or debatable. Dave Mielke presents one of these issues each week to give you “Something to Think About.” The topic for today is "Free Education for Everyone, Except the Taxpayers". President Obama greatly expanded benefits of the college student loan program. It is expected that he will announce a new plan to provide free community college tuition for students. As a result of these actions have we in effect provided free college education and now community college education? What are the costs to the taxpayers? What are the implications to the Federal budget building process? Should we be adding to the Federal deficit?

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Your phone may decide your next car purchase

Week in Review
January 22, 2015 9:49 AM

David takes a look ahead to this week and beyond. Your cell phone may come into the decision of what car you select as Apple and Android look to expand to the car market. In addition, your refrigerator may do more than just keep things cold now. Listen in to hear all these great stories and more.

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Michigan State Budget Falls Short by Millions

Week in Review
January 21, 2015 12:21 PM

David takes a look at some Michigan news. New pertnerships look to help create lighter and stonger manufacturing products. In additon, Ann Arbor looks to expand the state's solar production. After economists see a huge deficit in the state budget, Governor Snyder must look for areas to make cuts. Find out how the budget got to this position by listening in.

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