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Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

Michigan Business Beat
July 29, 2015 11:00 AM

In this weekly update, MIRS Publisher, John Reurink, interviews David Biddulph, Co-Founder of the Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force, at the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), in San Diego, about the fate of the Federal Balanced Budget amendment. Biddulph believes within the next 18 months the group will secure the last seven states' endorsement needed for a constitutional convention requiring a national balanced budget amendment.

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Custom Coffee Bean Processing at The Coffee Barrel

Business Next
July 29, 2015 9:30 AM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews entrepreneur, Bruce Block, of The Coffee Barrel, to find out more about the custom coffee bean processing business.

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Business Storytelling - Entre-SLAM Competition with Cash Prizes

Business Next
July 29, 2015 8:00 AM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Christa Chambers-Price, the founder of Entre-Slam, and a panel of Entre-Slam volunteers. Entre-SLAM is a narrative-based business pitch competition with cash prizes. Details at entreslam.com. The next Entre-SLAM event is September 24, at Club Necto in Ann Arbor. The Entre-Slam Finale is November 20, at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor.

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IT Opportunities, Talent Gap and More!

Michigan Business Beat
July 28, 2015 5:00 PM

Chris welcomes back Andrea Ragan, Executive Director of the Capital Area IT Council, in Lansing, Michigan. Andrea provides an overview of the council and how they work to create thriving IT opportunities in the hub around Lansing. They discuss how connecting businesses to talent remains a high priority.

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Beerfest Bridge Helping the Community!

Show Biz Weekly
July 28, 2015 4:00 PM

Taylor Kelsaw and Michael McCallum talk with Eric and Paul about “Beerfest on The Bridge,” coming to Portland, Michigan, on August 1.

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Novel, "Bestseller," now playing as a movie at Celebration Cinema

Show Biz Weekly
July 28, 2015 3:00 PM

Taylor Kelsaw with cohost, Michael McCallum, are joined by Melissa, Chris, and DJ. They discuss the novel, "Bestseller," and how it is now a movie playing at Celebration Cinema Lansing and IMAX.

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StartUp Grind Lansing - Startups, Entrepreneurship and More!

Michigan Business Beat
July 28, 2015 1:30 PM

Thursday, July 16, Michigan Business Network hit the road to East Lansing and the T.I.C. (Technology Innovation Center). We were on hand for July 2015's StartUp Grind Lansing. Here are some excerpts of the program that evening, leading up to the "off the record" keynote, presented by Matthew Roszak, of Tally Capital, who has been deeply involved with BitCoin the past few years. The segment wraps up with a re-sharing of a portion of Chris Holman's recent interview with David Smith, the head of StartUp Grind Lansing.

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International Marketing and Sales

Michigan Business Beat
July 28, 2015 12:00 PM

Chris speaks with Dr. Bonnie Knutson, a professor in The School of Hospitality Business in the Broad College of Business for Michigan State University. They discuss a range of issues, from the business card, its role in business, and how people need to be mindful of differences from culture to culture, even with small things like these cards.

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Empowering Young Men to Become Responsible Fathers

Equity Equals
July 28, 2015 10:30 AM

Angela Austin talks with Rahman Shareef and Andre' Dandridge of NewYoungFathers.com. The mission of NewYoungFathers.com is "to empower young men under the age of 25 to become responsible fathers through ongoing programming that provides support, educational materials that offer parenting skills, life skills, and guidance. Our goal is to guide and motivate young fathers to raise children that are respectful, creative productive citizens."

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The Role Leadership Plays in Recognizing Performance

Pocket Change
July 28, 2015 9:35 AM

We continue our discussion of Kouzes and Ponser’s Leadership Practices Inventory, and the five practice areas of effective leadership. We delve into the fifth and last practice area, Encouraging the Heart, and the role leadership plays in recognizing performance and celebrating victories. For more information about the Leadership Practices Inventory go to stitchtlc.com.

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