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Gov. Rick Snyder: We have a clear path toward Michigan’s future

Michigan Business Network
January 22, 2017 1:00 PM

LANSING, MI —  Gov. Rick Snyder Tuesday evening presented his seventh State of the State address to the Legislature, outlining an accountable model for continuing strong economic growth and attracting new talent to Michigan.

From visiting existing employers, community colleges, family farms and new construction sites throughout the past year, to talking with residents who have returned to Michigan for new jobs, the governor spoke about the signs he has seen firsthand that indicate the state is on a solid path to continued success.

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Montcalm Receives Broadband Certification

Michigan Business Network
January 21, 2017 12:00 PM

The Right Place and Montcalm Economic Alliance set path for broadband growth

STANTON, MI —1/19/17  Thursday, The Right Place, Inc. and the Montcalm Economic Alliance, in partnership with Connect Michigan, announced that Montcalm County is now a certified “Connected Community” under Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program.

 

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01-26-2017: SBAM Webinar: Pre-Employment Assessments

Michigan Business Network
January 20, 2017 4:00 PM

The Small Business Association of Michigan has invited Hiring Solutions LLC to present on the use of pre-employment assessments in the hiring process. Best practice research in human resources suggests the most effective way to objectively compare candidates is through the use of pre-employment assessments. We invite you to join us to learn more about the use of pre-employment assessments in selecting top talent.

Get help hiring the right candidates when you utilize pre-employment assessments.

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Jeff Hoffman: Successful Entrepreneur and Living for More!

The Trep Talk
January 20, 2017 2:00 PM

This week Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline.com, uBid.com, CTI and ColorJar to name a few, is the guest on The Trep Talk. Jeff knows what it’s like to be a successful entrepreneur and what it takes for a company to be investable.

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01-23-2017: GLBEC January 23, 2017 Luncheon

Michigan Business Network
January 20, 2017 11:00 AM

The Great Lakes Bay Economic Club (GLBEC) Luncheon for Jan. 23rd is from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Check in and Networking starts at 11:30 am.  The luncheon will be held in Curtiss Hall, Banquet Room A (second floor)at Saginaw Valley State University. 

 

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Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club shoe drive ends today

Michigan Business Network
January 20, 2017 10:30 AM

More than 700 pairs collected for local organizations

LANSING, MI January 20, 2017 — A Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club Caregiver has collected shoes, shoes and more shoes – more than 700 pairs for community organizations, and the drive ends today, Jan. 20.

Mark Sanford figures he has received more than 3,000 pairs of shoes since he began seeking donations in 2009. Sanford, Athletics Coordinator at the MAC, has placed a barrel in the lobby of the club, asking for donations of “gently used” shoes.


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Hayes Green Beach Al!ve Expansion

Michigan Business Network
January 20, 2017 10:00 AM

Charlotte, Mich. – In December, the most recent expansion at AL!VE opened, providing additional programming and services, including both clinical and recreational options for the mid-Michigan community.

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SBAM survey says Facebook the favorite social media platform for gaining new small business customers

Michigan Business Network
January 20, 2017 9:00 AM

LANSING, MI —  Facebook is overwhelmingly the most-used social media platform by small business owners, according to the latest Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) Barometer survey.          

Seventy-five percent said Facebook is the social media platform they use most often, followed by LinkedIn at 31 percent and Twitter at 26 percent.

When asked the most important use of social media for their business, 28 percent said to attract and engage new customers, 28 percent said to improve brand awareness and 16 percent said to network. Forty percent said social media increased their number of customers, 29 percent said it increased sales and 21 percent said it increased profits.

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Randy Siever introduces The Lean Office

The Leaning Edge
January 19, 2017 7:30 PM

In a conversation with Debra Levantrosser, Randy Siever introduced The Lean Office during the January episode of Leaning Edge.

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Gary Kapanowski talks about the impact of accountants

The Leaning Edge
January 19, 2017 6:30 PM


Gary Kapanowski, Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Certified ASQ Bronze Lean professional, is cost accountant for Moeller Manufacturing, a leading aerospace part supplier, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Lecturer at Lawrence Technological University Professional Development Center. 

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