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Finding the Perfect Mushroom

Michigan Business Beat
March 26, 2015 3:00 PM

Do you want to hear about the ultimate mushroom hunt? Ed Baker, president of Earthy Delights in Okemos, MI, has exactly that story because that is what his company does. Earthy Delights distributes mushrooms to restaurants as well as to other chefs around the world who require many different types of mushrooms for many different types of tastes. Stay tuned to hear more about that industry.

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Teaching Students To SAVE

Equity Equals
March 26, 2015 2:30 PM

Lansing SAVE was established to provide kindergarten students in the Lansing School District with savings accounts for post-secondary educational opportunities. The funds in these accounts can be used to cover tuition, books, and any other expenses related to the educational process. Students may utilize these accounts for colleges/universities, professional schools, and skilled trade certifications upon high school graduation.

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Entrepreneurial Wind Power Venture

Business Next
March 26, 2015 2:30 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president of communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Terry Phillips, chief strategy and marketing officer for Arbor Wind Power Turbines in Ann Arbor, MI. The ArborWind vertical axis wind turbine offers advantages in efficiency, durability, and effective cost of the electricity produced. Vertical axis wind turbines are omnidirectional (always facing the wind) and are therefore less susceptible to fatigue loads, rotate at speeds compatible with electric generators, and eliminate the need for a gearbox.

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Could Drones Make Police More Effective?

Week in Review
March 26, 2015 1:00 PM

David takes a look at some Michigan news. The state's unemployment rate is down a tenth of a percent since the beginning of the year. The Federal Aviation Administration has given permission to police to use drones. Hear these stories and more.

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Consumers Energy and the CoRe Experience Program

Michigan Business Beat
March 26, 2015 11:02 AM

We are at MSU today, Michigan State University talking about the CoRe Experience Program and John Butler joins us here. John is the senior vice president for human resources and shared services for Consumers Energy. Stay tuned to find out what this program means to them to the company as well as why they are a part of it and what the return on their investment is.

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Pat McPharlin's Influence on MSUFCU

Leadership Low Down
March 26, 2015 11:00 AM

Pat McPharlin is an icon. 40+ years of influence over Michigan State University Federal Credit Union. The impact MSUFCU has on the state is amazing and Pat's influence is felt far beyond the Mid Michigan region. MSUFCU under Mr. McPharlin has grown to be the largest university base credit union in the country and it has a unique, positive and inspiring culture largely due to Pat's personality. Mr. McPharlin was chosen the 2010 National Association CEO of the year and Pat will leave much good behind as he retires in March of 2015, one of those good things is April Clobes, MSUFCU next CEO.

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04-23-2015: 2015 MSU Innovation Celebration

Michigan Business Network
March 26, 2015 8:00 AM

The MSU Innovation Center
Thursday, April 23, 2015 4:00-6:00 p.m.

This networking reception showcases innovative technologies and startups developed in campus labs, classrooms and beyond. The keynote speaker is Eric R. Fossum. He is an American physicist and engineer known for developing the CMOS image sensor. The MSU Innovation Center also celebrates the inaugural MSU Chapter members of the National Academy of Inventors.

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Agricultural Impact on the State of Michigan

Michigan Business Beat
March 25, 2015 8:08 PM

A little time spent here with Steve Arwood, the head of the MEDC and also in charge of talent development here in the state of Michigan. We are at the Agricultural Summit put on by Pure Michigan Business Connect in Grand Rapids, MI. Hear what Steve has to say about his background in the agriculture industry and what that industry supports here in the state of Michigan.

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04-10-2015: Spring Great Lakes Art Fair

Michigan Business Network
March 25, 2015 7:19 PM

Great Lakes Art Fair
April 10-12

The annual Spring Great Lakes Art Fair offers patrons a wonderful opportunity to experience the region’s finest artists and craftspeople in a single, upscale, easily accessible indoor location. The Spring Great Lakes Art Fair combines exclusive and desirable works from local, regional and national artists and craftspeople with a charming village marketplace setting, seasonal motif and on site café with delicious light fare.

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03-26-2015: Cybersecurity for Business: Assessing Threats and Managing Risks

Michigan Business Network
March 25, 2015 6:30 PM

Automation Alley
March 26, 2015

Join Automation Alley for an in-depth discussion about threats to our national security and the daily lives of Americans. Hear from experts regarding cybersecurity in the cloud as well as information on both internal and external business threats. The discussion will also include case studies on security breaches in spite of strong security tools and how your company can avoid making the same mistakes.

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