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Spreading the Woosah!

Leadership Low Down
August 30, 2016 2:00 PM

Dr. Phil and the MBN team have watched Erica Lang grow as a leader, entrepreneur, award winning artist and business owner and now one of Michigan’s most influential artists. Erica and Dr. Phil along with Art Educator Leah Carroll discuss art as a means to influence society, as a business and as therapy.

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Delivering Value in Membership Organizations

Association Impact
August 30, 2016 1:00 PM

This is required listening!  Jay Karen, CAE, Chief Executive Officer (CSE) of the National Golf Course Owners Association reviews the Chapter in Membership Essentials on Defining Value. He covers why the chief staff executive (CSE) should be involved in membership activities, how to define value and especially value for members. He then moves into discussing the value proposition for members and why organizations sell memberships.

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09-13-2016: Great Lakes Angels Company Presentations

Michigan Business Network
August 30, 2016 12:00 PM

Come join us for an evening of company presentations on September 13th. 

The Great Lakes Angels are pleased to invite all accredited investors (members and non-members *) to the presentation of soon to be announced selected companies.  

 

The Great Lakes Angels is a nonprofit corporation. The mission is to organize and mentor angel investors and provide a forum for them to grow in knowledge and wealth and foster more of the same - to help invest in entrepreneurial companies in the Region. 

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Cracking the Invulnerability Illusion

Michigan Business Beat
August 30, 2016 11:00 AM

Chris Holman speaks with  Melanie Duquesnel President & CEO, Better Business Bureau of Eastern Michigan about cracking the Invulnerability Illusion: Stereotypes, Optimism Bias, and the Way Forward for Marketplace Scam Education.

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Our Strong Japanese Business Community

Michigan Business Beat
August 30, 2016 10:00 AM

Chris Holman talks with Tony Vernaci, Vice President
of Global Business Development, MEDC about our strong Japanese business community and how Japan is a leading foreign investor in the State of Michigan. 

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Consumers Energy Shares Tips to Safely Maintain Vacation Homes during Winter Months

Michigan Business Network
August 30, 2016 9:30 AM

           JACKSON, Mich., Aug, 29, 2016 – Labor Day signals the unofficial end to summer, and for many Michigan residents it is also the time when vacation homes are closed for the winter. Consumers Energy recommends several tips to help ensure these homes stay safe when unoccupied during the cold weather.

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Troy Chamber doesn't take a Break in the Summer

Michigan Business Beat
August 30, 2016 9:00 AM

Chris Holman talks with Ara Topouzian, President/CEO, Troy Chamber of Commerce about Troys summertime events. They cover Troy Chamber events Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, After-Hours Mixer in Partnership with Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce, and The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship. 

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The Startup Culture of Lansing, MI

Pure Lansing
August 29, 2016 5:00 PM

Bob and Sara welcome Tony Willis, director of new economy at LEAP to discuss the startup culture of the Lansing area as well as upcoming events such as the business bootcamp, Lansing Maker Week, as well as The Runway’s events, the Fashion 411 Speaker Series, Fashion at the Market and more. 

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LEAP’s Public Art for Communities program

Pure Lansing
August 29, 2016 4:00 PM

Bob and Sara discuss the arts and some grant opportunities for communities, arts organizations, and artists themselves. The City of Lansing’s Sense of Place program is open for applications until Sept 15 and LEAP’s Public Art for Communities program will open in November for the 2017 grant cycle.

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The Runway Offers Opportunity

Pure Lansing
August 29, 2016 3:00 PM


Bob and Sara welcome Joe Carr, startup innovation manager at LEAP to discuss the happenings of The Runway, the state’s premier fashion and design incubator. The Runway has much to offer an aspiring designer including access to equipment, expertise, and education. Additionally, Joe discusses some specific programming that The Runway offers for designers looking to get their products in stores. 

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