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Michigan Tourism Across all Four Seasons

Michigan Business Beat
April 1, 2015 9:30 AM

In this segment we talk with Dave Lorenz, manager of industry relations and international marketing of travel Michigan at Michigan Economic Development Corporation, about Michigan being a four season tousrim destination.

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Business Spotlight on Stormy Kromer

Michigan Business Beat
March 31, 2015 4:30 PM

We catch up with Bob Jacquart, CEO of Stormy Kromer, and talk about the sewing manufacturing business. Bob tells us about the variety of interesting products that his company produces.

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06-17-2015: Sparrow Health Classic

Michigan Business Network
March 31, 2015 4:30 PM

Sparrow Foundation
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Sparrow Health Classic is an exceptional day of golf. All proceeds raised will benefit the area of greatest need at Sparrow Health System. Sparrow continues to be on the forefront of healthcare technology, with a commitment to improving the quality of care for our patients and our community. It's one reason why we were selected to be a member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network. When you play in the Sparrow Health Classic, you're playing for a cause you can be proud of.

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Auto Industry Update from Dave Sowerby

Michigan Business Beat
March 31, 2015 4:30 PM

Dave Sowerby, vice president of Loomis Sayles in Bloomfield Hills, MI brings us an update and perspective on the auto industry. We talk about the industry sustaining international currency as well as the emotionalism connected with the stock market.

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What is the Capital Area IT Council Accomplishing in the Area?

Michigan Business Beat
March 31, 2015 3:35 PM

One of the biggest challenges to business in the state of Michigan are qualified people. Andrea Ragan joins us in the studio in this segment. She is the executive director of the Capital Area IT Council. Andrea tells us about just finishing up one of the E-Pathways programs and also lets us know that there are a lot of technologically astute people out there with new degrees just waiting to work for you.

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Discover Kalamazoo

Michigan Business Beat
March 31, 2015 3:00 PM

We catch up with Renee Newman, director of marketing and communications for Discover Kalamazoo, who tells us about all that Kalamazoo has to offer. Kalamazoo has many things to do including museums, sports, festivals, and much more.

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Rockets, Kites and Kalkaska Skies

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
March 31, 2015 3:00 PM

Recorded in the heart of Kalkaska High School’s “Mission Control,” Karl interviews Earth Science teacher Andy Urquhart as they discuss the impact of serious projects that yield serious learning. Lighting the fire of technical challenges related to high altitude rocketry and the dangers inherent in kite surfing, Andy reveals how the students take the lead when they are excited about their classroom activities. To think that fifteen year-old students received airspace clearance from the FAA! The students said, “Let’s go higher!”…and that they did!

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Loan Options for Businesses in Michigan

Michigan Business Beat
March 31, 2015 2:52 PM

In this segment we speak with Tom Zernick, Florida market president at Stearns Bank, about navigating credit options specifically for small businesses. Tom tells us about loan options available for businesses throughout Michigan.

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Legislative Update: Road Funding Poll Results

Michigan Business Beat
March 31, 2015 1:30 PM

In this week's edition, MIRS releases information on polling done through Target Insyght on Proposal 1, the May 5 statewide ballot question on raising the state's sales tax as part of a $1.3 billion road funding proposal. The statewide survey of 700 likely voters this May has a margin of error of 3.64 percent.

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Space Research in Michigan Classrooms

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
March 31, 2015 1:30 PM

Making learning authentic is a primary mission of great K-12 educators. Orion’s Quest is a Michigan based non-profit that has been collaborating with prominent space contractors and entities so that actual research from the International Space Station is integrated into classrooms around our state and the nation. In this segment, Karl Klimek introduces Pete Lawrie, the executive director of Orion’s Quest. Companies and organizations that partner with this unique STEM organization are highlighted, demonstrating the power of partnerships that are alive and well in our schools.

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