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Business Marketing Advice from Your Younger Self and Advice from Dad

Marketing Moments
July 31, 2015 9:00 AM

In this inaugural episode of Marketing Moments, Dr. Bonnie Knutson, a Professor in The School of Hospitality Business in the Broad College of Business for Michigan State University. Widely known as an authority on emerging lifestyle trends and creative marketing strategies, she now brings that marketing perspective to Michigan Business Network.

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Business Experiences Over the Decades - Lessons from "Dad"

Marketing Moments
July 31, 2015 8:00 AM

Continuing a Michigan Business Network (MBN) tradition, Dr. Bonnie Knutson turns the tables on Michigan Business Network CEO, Chris Holman, and interviews him as her first guest for "Marketing Moments." They share a discussion of experiences over the past few decades in business, and also get into lessons learned from "Dad."

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Something to Think About-Is Our Government Health Care System Working?

Week in Review
July 30, 2015 6:30 PM

The topic for today in Something to Think About is, "How is our Government Health Care System Working?" Medicare costs US taxpayers about $600 billion a year. Obamacare costs billions more. Does the Department of Health and Human Services have sufficient controls and systems in place to run these programs? Is it time to demand better accountability and potentially deal with problems with these entitlements?

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A Look Ahead - Workcations, Fitness While Traveling and More!

Week in Review
July 30, 2015 5:30 PM

Rare is a modern professional who can fully disconnect from the office during time off, so a small but growing number of workers are instead petitioning the boss to combine work and vacation, time away from the office that includes a few days working from an exotic location.

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Michigan News - Unemployment Rate Holding Steady and Much More!

Week in Review
July 30, 2015 4:30 PM

Michigan's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate has held steady in the latest report from the state.

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A Look Around the Nation and the World - Home Improvements and More!

Week in Review
July 30, 2015 3:30 PM

Americans are spending more on home improvements, but at a slower pace than last year. Spending by homeowners on property improvements is expected to reach an estimated $151 billion for the 12 months ending in the third quarter of this year, according to data released by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.

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Reports and Announcements - Housing Market is Hot and Much More!

Week in Review
July 30, 2015 2:30 PM

The fewest Americans in four decades filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, continuing to unwind an early July surge that was probably tied to mid-year factory shutdowns and school vacations.

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A Wall Street Wrap-up - Investors Fleeing Commodities and More!

Week in Review
July 30, 2015 1:32 PM

U.S. stocks fell for the fourth straight session on Friday, leaving indexes with the biggest weekly losses in months. The Dow dropped 163 points to 17,569, recording a 2.9% weekly loss.

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Douglas J Aveda Institutes Giving Back - JDRF, Curing Diabetes!

Michigan Business Beat
July 30, 2015 12:00 PM

Chris catches up with MBN partner, Scott Weaver, of Douglas J and a whole host of other great businesses. Scott shares a brief history of the 47 years since the first salon.

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Matching Skilled Labor with Great Employers

Michigan Business Beat
July 30, 2015 10:48 AM

Chris speaks with ‎Colin Dillon, Supplier Relations Specialist, at Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). MEDC and especially PMBC are on the move with a lot going on. They've identified the need to be a broker to match skilled labor with great employers.

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