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Economic Development in West Michigan

Michigan Business Beat
August 27, 2015 1:30 PM

From the MEDA Annual Meeting in Bellaire, Michigan, Chris spoke with Jenifer Owens, CEO of Lake Shore Advantage, in Zeeland, Michigan. Lake Shore Advantage is an economic development agency in Ottawa county. One of the main focuses of the agency is to attract new and retain existing businesses.

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Economic Development Helping Communities in Michigan

Michigan Business Beat
August 27, 2015 12:30 PM

From the MEDA (Michigan Economic Developers Association) Annual Meeting on Thursday, August 20, Chris caught up with fellow Michigan Business Network broadcaster, Bob Trezise, President/CEO of LEAP (Lansing Economic Area Partnership), and Committee Chair of MEDA.

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09-22-2015: Business Storytelling

Michigan Business Network
August 27, 2015 12:28 PM

Business Storytelling
September 22, 2015: From 6:00 PM until 8:40 PM

From early times, we’ve learned from stories. Data is here one moment, gone the next. Stories connect organizations to their clients and members. Stories make your brand come alive, show how your product or services has helped others succeed, and provide an insight into how you respect your customers and clients.

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09-10-2015: Executive Welcome

Michigan Business Network
August 27, 2015 12:22 PM

Executive Welcome
September 10, 2015

The Executive Welcome is a business leader's reception for executives new to the Greater Lansing Region.  It presents invited participants with an opportunity to introduce themselves and their company to business decision makers throughout the region.  Speakers are provided 5 minutes for remarks including information on your professional career, key highlights of economic investments your business is making in the region, community involvement and other information that would like to share about you or your business.

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09-10-2015: Innovate Michigan! Summit 2015

Michigan Business Network
August 27, 2015 12:12 PM

Innovate Michigan! Summit 2015
September 10, 2015

Learn, Share, and Create New Approaches to Economic Development in Michigan

Join economic developers, entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors, scholars, students, local and state government, and other community leaders for a full-day event featuring presentations from REI's 2015 innovative economic development projects - current and potential tools, models, policies, programs, student projects, and Michigan inventions.

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09-17-2015: September Economic Club

Michigan Business Network
August 27, 2015 12:09 PM

September Economic Club
September 17, 2015: From 11:30 AM until 1:30PM

Presenter: Nick Lyon, Director, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

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Regionalism in Michigan - How it Helps Strengthen Communities

Michigan Business Beat
August 27, 2015 11:30 AM

While at the Michigan Economic Developers Association's Annual Meeting (MEDA), at Shanty Creek Resort of Bellaire, Michigan, Chris spoke with Maureen Donohue Krauss, Vice President Economic Development and Business Attraction at the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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09-15-2015: How to Protect Your Business's Intellectual Property - Live Webinar

Michigan Business Network
August 27, 2015 11:27 AM

How to Protect Your Business's Intellectual Property - Live Webinar
September 15, 2015: From 8:00 AM until 9:30 AM

Why should you attend?

  • Because protecting your intellectual property is a competitive advantage
  • Learn the basic types of intellectual property protection
  • Understand how to enforce protection of your brand
  • Identify what you can do yourself and understand when you need the assistance of an experienced attorney

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Something to Think About - Driving Dirty - Is it Time for Reforms?

Week in Review
August 27, 2015 9:00 AM

The topic for today in Something to Think About, is "Driving Dirty." The state enacted no fault insurance in 1972, seen at that time to lower the cost of automobile insurance for Michigan residents. Part of the reform legislation included Personal Injury Protection, which provides someone injured in a crash lifetime care. What has been the result of the reform--lower automobile insurance costs in Michigan? For years the insurance industry has pushed lawmakers for reforms---is it time to do so?

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A Look Ahead - A New Fabric - Spider Silk - is Coming and More

Week in Review
August 27, 2015 8:00 AM

The first entirely new fabric poised to hit the textile industry since the 1960's got a boost from two things found in Michigan: spiders and the Michigan Biotechnology Institute. California-based Bolt Threads has found a way to reproduce the silk that spiders produce on a large scale and without actual spiders.

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