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How is E-Pathways closing the talent gap?

Business Beat
January 27, 2015 4:00 PM

Are we finally getting the market need filled for IT people? Well, Andrea Ragan, Executive Director for the Capital Area IT Council joins us. She is going to tell us all about their programs there, E-Pathways, an IT re-training program that is available to you as an employer. You are going to want to hear all about this.

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Leadership insights from a project manager wizard

Business Next
January 27, 2015 2:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM), talks with David Williams, a member of SBAM’s Leadership Council and owner of Williams Consulting Services (WCS), LLC. His company enables businesses from several states to achieve their goals primarily in the Michigan health care market. Often, in WCS’s initial interface with new clients, it guides them through Michigan’s strict Certificate of Need (“CON”) review process. WCS possesses a 100 percent approval record for its CON applications. In addition to CON consulting, WCS’s professional services include mobile imaging management, joint venture coordination, operational turnarounds, project management, strategic planning, business planning, and patient satisfaction enhancement.

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Updates on Detroit

Business Beat
January 27, 2015 1:30 PM

events We go over updates on Detroit including their bankruptcy, how the city is fairing, and of course the biggest thing that’s going on there right now, the North American International Auto Show. We’ve got an expert in with his perspective, Chris Christoff, state and cities reporter for Michigan for the Bloomberg News.

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Michigan Business Network
January 27, 2015 1:20 PM

Michigan Small Business Development Center
6:00pm - 9:00pm • Schoolcraft College Jeffress Center • Livonia , MI

Topic: Attracting Highly Skilled Job-Creating Immigrants to Michigan

Do you dream about turning your passion for food and cooking into a business? Learn a step-by-step plan to turn your dream into a reality. From costing and sourcing, to cutting through the seemingly endless red tape, this course is a must for anyone who is serious about taking steps towards becoming a successful food-business entrepreneur.

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when passion blossoms into a career

The New Perspective
January 27, 2015 1:18 PM

Twenty-three year old race car driver, Liz Patterson, has always loved racing. Exposed to the sport at a young age Patterson says she grew up around fast cars and dirt tracks since her father was also a racer. Liz talks about her experience and how it has impacted her and even her career as the co-owner of BA Wraps with her father and inspiration, Rod Patterson.

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celebrating the 100th Traverse City Chamber of Commerce annual dinner

Business Beat
January 27, 2015 12:30 PM

It’s not very often you can say we’ve had 100 of these but we’re talking with Doug Luciani. He’s the head of the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce and they are having a 100th birthday....actually they’re having the 100th anniversary of their annual dinner.

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Festivals and events update from Sue Billa

Business Beat
January 27, 2015 11:17 AM

events Well, when you say Sue Bila you think of a party and in fact Party @ MI Place is the broadcast that she does right here on the Michigan Business Network. So, we’re going to visit with her and find out what festivals have happened already and what’s coming up.

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who is John Shelton?

Business Beat
January 27, 2015 11:00 AM

We're at the Snowfest in Frankenmuth and you’re going to want to hear this one. We'll be talking to John Shelton along with Zehnders family member Al Zehnder. First we are going to chat with John Shelton about how this whole thing came to be. Stay tuned for a very interesting story.

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How do Michigan apples and snowfest come together?

Business Beat
January 27, 2015 10:53 AM

While at Snowfest in Frankenmuth, Michigan we had a question: why are apples such a big part of this thing? Well you’re going to find out when you listen to this segment. Gretchen Mensing, the communications and marketing manager for the Michigan Apple Committee, is here to answer our questions and tell us about the big pie contest winner.

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how does frankenmuth continually bring the fun?

Business Beat
January 27, 2015 10:50 AM

How do they keep it rolling in Frankenmuth? Fun after fun and fun and this event is even more fun. We’re at the Snowest there and we’re going to spend a little time with Jamie Furbush, president and CEO of the Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce.

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