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Small Business Financing and Growth

Business Beat
February 1, 2015 3:25 PM

We speak with Laura Galbraith, vice president of finance for the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce, who has a lot to do with the 100th Annual Dinner. Laura talks about how they are helping companies get financing for their small business. We will also hear from Kevin Schlueter, president of Kalkaska Screw Products, who will tell us exactly how his business is going. Kevin provides insight on their recent growth.

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Celebrating 100 Years of Success

Business Beat
February 1, 2015 3:25 PM

regional businessWe are at the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner and this is the 100th year. To recount some of those years and a little history of this great event, we are spending a little time with Doug Luciani, head of the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Jeff Connolly shares goals for Blue Cross in 2015

Business Beat
February 1, 2015 3:25 PM

We went on the road to the 100th Annual Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce Dinner and we are going to spend a little time in this segment with Jeff Connolly. He’s the board chair of the chamber and he’s also a part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield. Jeff explains what Blue Cross wants to do in 2015.

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03-25-2015: UPPER GREAT LAKES COLLEGIATE JOB FAIR

Michigan Business Network
January 31, 2015 10:06 PM

Northern Michigan University, Career Services
1:00pm - 4:00pm • NMU University Center, Marquette, Michigan

Sponsored by Bay de Noc Community College, Bay Mills Community College, Michigan Technological University, Lake Superior State University, Gogebic Community College, Finlandia University, and hosted by Northern Michigan University, the fair brings together students and employers from the Midwest to explore today's exciting job outlook. Many employers will be interviewing students for positions with their organizations. This year's Upper Great Lakes Collegiate Job Fair will be hosted by Northern Michigan University. 

To register for this event, log in to Cat Career Tracks (www.myinterfase.com/NMU/employer), and search Career Events for “Upper Great Lakes Collegiate Job Fair” for a link to register.

There is a $75.00 fee for employers to participate in this job fair. An invoice will be e-mailed to you upon receipt of your registration.

If you have any questions, or want to verify your company's registration, please contact NMU Career Services at 906-227-2800 or via e-mail at careers@nmu.edu.

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02-17-205: Connected and Automated Vehicles and the Cybersecurity Threat: How Industry is Responding

Michigan Business Network
January 30, 2015 4:30 PM

Center For Automotive Research
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 8 - 11:30 a.m

This upcoming CAR Breakfast Briefing will feature speakers, within the automotive industry and beyond, who can characterize the threats and present on strategies and methods for effectively managing cybersecurity for the “networked computers on wheels” that automobiles are increasingly becoming. 

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03-19-2015: 2015 Pure Michigan Agriculture Summit

Michigan Business Network
January 30, 2015 12:30 PM

Pure Michigan Business Connect
March 19, 2015  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pure Michigan Business Connect, in partnership with Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, is hosting the second annual Pure Michigan Agriculture Summit on March 19th 2015 at the DeVos Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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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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