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Wall Street Wrapup - Stocks Down, Oil Prices Down and More!

Week in Review
February 10, 2016 1:30 PM

Though the rate of U.S. jobs growth in January had a silver lining in the form of strong hourly wage growth and a drop in the unemployment rate to 4.9%, the weak headline number dealt a blow to growth-oriented plays like information technology and consumer-oriented shares. The Dow plunged 212 to 16,205, the S&P tumbled 35 to 1,880 and the Nasdaq was particularly hard hit losing 146 to 4,363.

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Seven Skills to Master to Become More Influential & News on where to get a beer Certificate in Michigan

Business Next
February 10, 2016 1:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews nationally known small business advocate, Chris Holman, about seven skills to master to become more influential, and news of a beer certification program at a Michigan community college.

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Quit Procrastinating! Now! And Other Small Business Management Advice

Business Next
February 10, 2016 12:30 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, chats with business consultant, trainer and coach, Tom Borg, about why small business owners procrastinate and how to stop, the advantages of making your small business a more positive place to work, and how to build customer loyalty by letting your values show.

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Marketing Through Relationship Building Via Community Involvement

Communicating Business
February 10, 2016 11:30 AM

The Chief Community Officer of the Honigman Law Firm, Fritz Morsches, is one of the most experienced professional service marketers in Michigan. He talks about how the firm places importance of relationship building via community involvement with advice, which should benefit any business where “the person is the product."

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Promotional Marketing - Think About Your Business Message!

Communicating Business
February 10, 2016 9:40 AM

Joyce Golden, the owner of JCG Associates, in Farmington Hills, believes that promotional marketing is about much more than “trinkets and trash.” She works with her clients to put tangible items into the hands of those who can help grow their business. She provides advice, based on years of experience, that should make every businessperson think about their message and their audience and creative ways to connect with them.

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Content Marketing - An Emerging Field in Publishing

Communicating Business
February 10, 2016 8:50 AM

Dan Duggan was a successful reporter for one of the state’s most influential outlets, Crain’s Detroit Business. But he took his Crain’s career in a new direction, heading up a new unit to tell stories in different ways. Duggan talks about how an emerging field of publishing is benefitting businesses and why any business should start thinking about “content marketing."

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03-03-2016: Lansing ViewPoint Trends in Commercial Real Estate

Michigan Business Network
February 9, 2016 3:38 PM

CBRE|Martin
March 3, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Please join CBRE for a luncheon presentation as we examine how the Greater Lansing Area, Michigan and national commercial real estate markets are performing today and discuss what landlords, tenants and investors can anticipate in the future.

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03-03-2016: The 2016 Entrepreneurial Awards

Michigan Business Network
February 9, 2016 3:23 PM

Greater Lansing Business Monthly
March 3, 2016, 6:00 p.m.

As an entrepreneur myself, I cannot express my excitement about inviting you to be a part of this year’s award program. In my third year as host of this great event, I look forward to sharing with you an energized program that has been an integral part of the business community for over two decades.

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Clark Construction Achieves Historic Safety Milestone

Michigan Business Network
February 9, 2016 3:10 PM

LANSING, MI: Clark Construction Company has achieved yet another safety milestone, as the company has now surpassed 15 years with no lost time due to injury. The landmark accomplishment is another in a series of safety achievements that has led Clark Construction to be widely recognized as national leader in safety among construction industry peers.

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02-10-2016: Tech Transfer Showcase

Michigan Business Network
February 9, 2016 2:59 PM

MidMichigan Innovation Center
February 10, 2016, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The MidMichigan Innovation Center and Blue Water Angels are hosting a Tech Transfer showcase featuring Sean Ainsworth CEO of RetroSense Therapeutics and several successful Wayne State University technologies.

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