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What you need to know about HR

Leadership Low Down
January 29, 2015 7:00 PM

Jodi ShaferI asked Jodi Shafer, owner and president of Human Resource Management Service (HRMS), to visit me one day in my office to discuss the established trend regarding the flexible work environment. I knew immediately I had contacted the right person. Jodi's knowledge and insights are spectacular regarding human resources. I am so thankful I have her as a resource for all things HR. HRMS provides trainings to larger clients but also helps smaller clients who aren't quite ready for a full time HR person.

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business trends explained

Business Beat
January 29, 2015 6:00 PM

regional businessWhat does it mean when the trends we are seeing now in mid-sized companies are the collaboration of the CTO and the CMO switching to more of a Chief Experience Officer? Today Nicole Meloche is with us as president and consultant at Organik Consulting and she’ll explain the trends we are seeign and answer some more of our questions. 

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All you need to know about the coin world

Business Beat
January 29, 2015 5:00 PM

regional businessThe price of gold and the price of silver, what are they doing? What’s the international market look like? What about collectibles? Where should your money be invested? Well, we find all that out when we talk to the owner of Liberty Coins, Pat Heller.

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The Health Care Industry and Exponential Growth

Business Beat
January 29, 2015 3:30 PM

regional businessToday Molly McCoy joins us. Her professional background is not only as a MBN Show Broadcaster of 'Keeping Your Business Healthy’ but also she has been in the health-care industry since 1987. She tells us about the exponential growth of the latest non-profit in that industry, Consumers Mutual. Stay tuned, it is some pretty astounding stuff.  

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Labor Market Update

Business Beat
January 29, 2015 3:00 PM

regional businessLuke Bunge joins us here, economic analyst with the Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives. He lets us know exactly what is happening in that labor market and gives us insight on how those figures are calculated. There is an amazing parallel with the numbers on the Michigan Future Business Index sponsored by the Accident Fund Insurance Company. You’ll find out all about it right here in this interview.

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How Sports Stardom Helped Lead to Business Success

Business Next
January 29, 2015 2:30 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president of communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM), presents excerpts of a keynote address by entrepreneur and business owner Andre Hutson, who was a member of the 2000 National Championship basketball team at Michigan State University. He spoke at the Youth Entrepreneurship Conference in Lansing, where high school and middle school students from mid-Michigan presented business plans and competed for thousands of dollars in prize money. Hutson talked about his upbringing and basketball career, and how his sports experience helped propel his business success. 

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03-26-2015: BLM 2015 LEADERSHIP SUMMIT: BUILDING A NEW MICHIGAN

Michigan Business Network
January 29, 2015 2:05 PM

BLM 2015 New Michigan Summit
Thursday, March 26, 2015 8:00am-12:00pm

Hear how the New Michigan strategy is critical to accelerating Michigan’s economic growth and how other states are transforming their economies.

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02-03-2015: Legislative Conference

Michigan Business Network
January 29, 2015 1:57 PM

Michigan Society of Association Executives
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:00am-6:00pm

The Michigan Society of Assocation Executives cordially invites you to participate and engage in its annual Legislative and Public Policy Conference Tuesday, Feb. 3 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel at the Capitol in Lansing, Mich. As the premier legislative and public policy conference in Lansing, this can't miss event for association executives, lobbyists, organization board members, government affairs directors and public policy wonks promises a balanced and thought provoking discussion and analysis on legislation and public policy

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Dave Smith's Entrepreneurial Spirit

Business Beat
January 29, 2015 1:46 PM

entrepreneur This one is simply a profile of a small business that kept getting bigger. Dave Smith joins us, he is a Mac dealer in Lansing, Michigan. How he got started and how he stepped over that entrepreneurial edge and kind of fell into some real slow, steady growth, and great success. That story and the insights you need to know for growing your business in this segment.

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the impact of events and festivals on the state of Michigan

Business Beat
January 29, 2015 1:42 PM

eventsWe're on the road in this segment at the Snowfest in Frankenmuth, MI. There are great happenings up here and Governor Rick Snyder saw fit to reward the whole affair by sending his Press Secretary, Judy Robinson. So, we’re going to spend a little time with her and talk about the importance that events like Snowfest have on the state as a whole.

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