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Northern Lakes Economic Alliance and Economic Gardening Projects

Michigan Business Beat
August 28, 2015 9:00 AM

Fellow broadcaster on Michigan Business Network, Andy Hayes, of Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) was on the road again, and Chris Holman tracked him down between meetings. It has been extremely busy in 2015 for the Upper Mitten, (the northern portion of the lower peninsula of Michigan).

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Michigan International Speedway is Committed to Renewable Energy

Michigan Business Beat
August 28, 2015 8:00 AM

Chris catches up with Roger Curtis, President of Michigan International Speedway, in Brooklyn, Michigan, who not only feels like the mayor of one of Michigan's largest cities several times a year, but now in his role at the facility has come to embrace a welcoming Walt Disney sort of role.

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Under the Bridge Crowd Funding Campaign

Michigan Business Network
August 27, 2015 8:00 PM

Under the Bridge crowd funding campaign reaches half-way point from company contributions

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Economic Development in the Upper Peninsula - The Region is Growing

Michigan Business Beat
August 27, 2015 7:00 PM

Amy Clickner, CEO of Lake Superior Community Partnership, wraps up Chris Holman's interviews from Shanty Creek Resort and MEDA's Annual Meeting, on economic development. She speaks with Chris about the regional growth in the upper peninsula in several sectors, including healthcare, fishing, hunting, mining, and entrepreneurship.

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Economic Development and Public Policy

Michigan Business Beat
August 27, 2015 6:00 PM

Jeff Williams, Co-Owner of Public Policy Associates, was a moderator for several panel discussions this year at the Michigan Economic Developers Association's (MEDA) Annual Meeting. Chris was able to track him down for a discussion.

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Consumers Energy and Economic Development in Michigan

Michigan Business Beat
August 27, 2015 5:00 PM

Michigan Business Network partner, Consumers Energy, was a corporate sponsor at MEDA's annual meeting this year, and Dennis Marvin, its Community Engagement Manager, spoke with Chris about how the traditional focus of Consumers Energy has been on industrial, manufacturing and commercial companies, but there is definitely a focus on residential clients as well.

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Economic Development in West Michigan

Michigan Business Beat
August 27, 2015 1:30 PM

From the MEDA Annual Meeting in Bellaire, Michigan, Chris spoke with Jenifer Owens, CEO of Lake Shore Advantage, in Zeeland, Michigan. Lake Shore Advantage is an economic development agency in Ottawa county. One of the main focuses of the agency is to attract new and retain existing businesses.

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Economic Development Helping Communities in Michigan

Michigan Business Beat
August 27, 2015 12:30 PM

From the MEDA (Michigan Economic Developers Association) Annual Meeting on Thursday, August 20, Chris caught up with fellow Michigan Business Network broadcaster, Bob Trezise, President/CEO of LEAP (Lansing Economic Area Partnership), and Committee Chair of MEDA.

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09-22-2015: Business Storytelling

Michigan Business Network
August 27, 2015 12:28 PM

Business Storytelling
September 22, 2015: From 6:00 PM until 8:40 PM

From early times, we’ve learned from stories. Data is here one moment, gone the next. Stories connect organizations to their clients and members. Stories make your brand come alive, show how your product or services has helped others succeed, and provide an insight into how you respect your customers and clients.

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09-10-2015: Executive Welcome

Michigan Business Network
August 27, 2015 12:22 PM

Executive Welcome
September 10, 2015

The Executive Welcome is a business leader's reception for executives new to the Greater Lansing Region.  It presents invited participants with an opportunity to introduce themselves and their company to business decision makers throughout the region.  Speakers are provided 5 minutes for remarks including information on your professional career, key highlights of economic investments your business is making in the region, community involvement and other information that would like to share about you or your business.

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