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04-11-2015: Spring Great Lakes Art Fair

Michigan Business Network
March 30, 2015 7:25 PM

Great Lakes Art Fair
April 10-12

The annual Spring Great Lakes Art Fair offers patrons a wonderful opportunity to experience the region’s finest artists and craftspeople in a single, upscale, easily accessible indoor location. The Spring Great Lakes Art Fair combines exclusive and desirable works from local, regional and national artists and craftspeople with a charming village marketplace setting, seasonal motif and on site café with delicious light fare.

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Helping the Community Better Navigate Elections and More

The New Perspective
March 30, 2015 5:00 PM

Linda Lee Tarver, community affairs director for the Michigan Department of State and Elections Integrity Liaison, works with the community statewide to provide them with a better understanding Secretary of State services, also known as the department motor vehicle. The Michigan Department of State and Elections Integrity Liaison also handle consumer protection and elections integrity.

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A Small Business Leader Advising for Effective Philanthropy

Business Next
March 30, 2015 4:30 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president of communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Mark Neithercut, owner of Neithercut Philanthropy Advisors. Mark is a member of the association’s Leadership Council. Neithercut Philanthropy Advisors help families achieve excellence and derive fulfillment from their charitable efforts. They handle the philanthropic affairs for a select group of families and advise foundations on how to engage in effective philanthropy. The firm was founded in 2005.

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05-01-2015: DTX Launch Detroit Application Deadline

Michigan Business Network
March 30, 2015 4:30 PM

TechTown Detroit
May 1, 2015

DTX Launch Detroit is a 10-week summer accelerator for college students and recent graduates aspiring to launch a technology startup. Accepted participants will be given a stipend of $2,500 per person (up to $7,500 per venture team). Applications will be accepted through May 1, and the session will run from May 22 through July 30.

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Small Business Update For the Lansing Area

This Week in Small Business
March 30, 2015 4:00 PM

Michael Rogers talks with small business advocate Chris Holman about the Governor’s Summit on Tourism, the CORE experience at MSU, the Governor’s Agriculture Summit, franchise success stories, industry sectors that are doomed and tips on selecting a franchise in which to invest.

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A Small Business with Big Ideas on Creative Training and Learning Programs

Business Next
March 30, 2015 3:26 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president of communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Lisa Toenniges, owner and CEO of Innovative Learning Group (ILG), a Michigan 50 Companies to Watch for 2015. Innovative Learning Group helps employees perform better by creating training and performance improvement solutions customized to an organization's learning requirements, culture, and business goals. ILG delivers learning solutions from a job aid to a full curriculum of courses.

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Issues Facing Eaton County

The New Perspective
March 30, 2015 2:43 PM

Howard Spence, Eaton County Commissioner from Delta Township, talks about his life and the issues facing the area in the present and the future. He also speaks about how his life has impacted his career.

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Top Tech Trend Predictions

This Week in Small Business Technology
March 30, 2015 2:30 PM

Michael Rogers talks with Linda Daichendt, executive director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, about top tech trend predictions, enhanced Wi Fi coming to the Palace at Auburn Hills, and automakers playing catch-up with wearable technology.

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Generation Gap in the Workplace and Association Membership

Association Impact
March 30, 2015 2:30 PM

Shira Harrington, founder and president of Purposeful Hire, Inc. and Bruce Aldrich, CAE, speak about the generational gap both in the workplace and membership. They also discuss resume writing and what your LinkedIn profile should look like. Shira also talks about face-to-face interviewing and tips you should consider before the big interview. Shira and Bruce also discuss other "hot" topics that associations are dealing with currently.

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Local Leader Gives Lansing HOPE

Students United: Mobile Minds Flipping Society
March 30, 2015 12:24 PM

Jason LaFay discussed with Kellie Dean, president of Dean Transportation, the progress of the Lansing HOPE Scholarship program and the numerous other initiatives that Kellie has supported throughout his career. A highlight of this interview is the discovery that Mr. Dean is a former teacher. Finally, it was a real honor to thank Mr. Dean for his giving spirit and championing of many important causes involving youth throughout the Lansing area. He has supported past Michigan Creative Educator Summits through sponsorships. Without his generous support, the event would not have progressed to where it is today.

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