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Festivals and Events have an Economic Impact on Small Businesses

Party @ MI Place
February 8, 2016 1:41 PM

Sue Bila talks with Richard Budd, owner of the Prestige Glassware, about different items he produces and sells, the Brew HAHA and the impact festivals and events have on his business.

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AAA of Michigan Offers Many Services, Including Travel Road Conditions

Party @ MI Place
February 8, 2016 12:30 PM

Sue Bila talks with Mary Bergsman, Travel Sales Consultant for AAA of Michigan. They discuss the different services that AAA offers, expectation for 2016 travel in Michigan and outside of the state, and how to get the best value when traveling.

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Senator Dale Zorn Discusses Tourism in Michigan

Party @ MI Place
February 8, 2016 11:30 AM

Sue Bila and Senator Dale Zorn, of Michigan 17th District, discuss his role on the Michigan Tourism Committee, the importance of Festivals and Events to Communities across Michigan, volunteerism from the community, and a festival in Ida, Michigan, which Senator Zorn plays a key role, called Christmas in Ida.

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Secrets to Successful Marketing

Party @ MI Place
February 8, 2016 9:05 AM

Sue Bila talks with Susan Angel, of WLNS The Power of 6, in Lansing, Michigan. They discuss how media has evolved (one stop shopping). They also talk about the secrets to successful marketing, such as developing a strong brand and a unique positioning statement, using at the least one media in each phase of the marketing campaign and the reach of the media.

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Justin Grinnell and State of Fitness keeping busy into 2016

Show Biz Weekly
February 6, 2016 6:30 PM

Taylor and Michael check in with frequent Show Biz Weekly guest, Justin Grinnell, of State of Fitness of Okemos, MI. Justin shares about a new Corporate Wellness Program he is developing for Jackson National Life Insurance Company of Lansing, MI. He also shares suggestions for staying healthy through the holidays and into the new year.

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Tips and Advice to Better Manage Your Small Business Sales Process

Business Next
February 5, 2016 7:30 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with sales trainer and coach, Greg Coyne, of Gerry Weinberg and Associates Sandler Training. Greg joined the Sandler Sales team in June 2012, as a sales trainer and sales force developer. Greg has been actively involved with Sandler Training since 2009. He has almost 10 years of success in sales and business development in the advertising industry. Michael and Greg discuss how to better manage issues of behavior and attitude for yourself and your sales team.

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Flint Water Crisis and Tesla Motors

Michigan Business Beat
February 5, 2016 6:30 PM

In this week's edition of the MIRS report, hear how the business community's response to the Flint water crisis means the state can spend more money addressing some of the longer-term impacts of the lead in the city's municipal water supply. Also, listen to how Tesla Motors is trying to maneuver around state law, so it can sell cars in Michigan under its current business model.

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2016 Keynote at the Lansing Economic Club - General Motors' Mark Reuss

globalEDGE Business Beat
February 5, 2016 5:30 PM

The January 2016 keynote of the Lansing Economic Club was given by Mark Reuss, Executive Vice President Global Product Development, General Motors. This segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat captures a portion of that keynote address, as it applies to GM’s competitiveness, Lansing as a strategic hub for some of GM’s products, and an outlook of where GM is heading in the future.

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Top Selling International Business Textbooks

globalEDGE Business Beat
February 5, 2016 4:30 PM

Tomas Hult speaks with Charles Hill, Hughes & Katherine Blake Endowed Professor, in the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. They talk about Charles leading textbooks in international business – the long version of the text, titled International Business (now in its 11th edition); and the short version titled, Global Business Today (now in its 9th edition).

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Academy of International Business-Overview and Inventory of Activities

globalEDGE Business Beat
February 5, 2016 3:30 PM

Tomas Hult speaks with Tunga Kiyak, Managing Director of the Academy of International Business (AIB). Tomas and Tunga have worked together as Executive Director and Managing Director, respectively, of the Academy of International Business since January 2004.

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