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Small Business Update For the Lansing Area

This Week in Small Business
March 30, 2015 4:00 PM

Michael Rogers talks with small business advocate Chris Holman about the Governor’s Summit on Tourism, the CORE experience at MSU, the Governor’s Agriculture Summit, franchise success stories, industry sectors that are doomed and tips on selecting a franchise in which to invest.

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A Small Business with Big Ideas on Creative Training and Learning Programs

Business Next
March 30, 2015 3:26 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president of communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Lisa Toenniges, owner and CEO of Innovative Learning Group (ILG), a Michigan 50 Companies to Watch for 2015. Innovative Learning Group helps employees perform better by creating training and performance improvement solutions customized to an organization's learning requirements, culture, and business goals. ILG delivers learning solutions from a job aid to a full curriculum of courses.

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Issues Facing Eaton County

The New Perspective
March 30, 2015 2:43 PM

Howard Spence, Eaton County Commissioner from Delta Township, talks about his life and the issues facing the area in the present and the future. He also speaks about how his life has impacted his career.

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Top Tech Trend Predictions

This Week in Small Business Technology
March 30, 2015 2:30 PM

Michael Rogers talks with Linda Daichendt, executive director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, about top tech trend predictions, enhanced Wi Fi coming to the Palace at Auburn Hills, and automakers playing catch-up with wearable technology.

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Generation Gap in the Workplace and Association Membership

Association Impact
March 30, 2015 2:30 PM

Shira Harrington, founder and president of Purposeful Hire, Inc. and Bruce Aldrich, CAE, speak about the generational gap both in the workplace and membership. They also discuss resume writing and what your LinkedIn profile should look like. Shira also talks about face-to-face interviewing and tips you should consider before the big interview. Shira and Bruce also discuss other "hot" topics that associations are dealing with currently.

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Local Leader Gives Lansing HOPE

Students United: Mobile Minds Flipping Society
March 30, 2015 12:24 PM

Jason LaFay discussed with Kellie Dean, president of Dean Transportation, the progress of the Lansing HOPE Scholarship program and the numerous other initiatives that Kellie has supported throughout his career. A highlight of this interview is the discovery that Mr. Dean is a former teacher. Finally, it was a real honor to thank Mr. Dean for his giving spirit and championing of many important causes involving youth throughout the Lansing area. He has supported past Michigan Creative Educator Summits through sponsorships. Without his generous support, the event would not have progressed to where it is today.

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Importance of Innovation for Preparing for the Workforce

Students United: Mobile Minds Flipping Society
March 30, 2015 11:00 AM

After the presentation, Geoffrey Croley and Jordyn Lewis (DHS students and DCG/MCG members) interviewed Darcy Kerr regarding the importance of innovation and its role in preparing the workforce of the 21st century. Additionally, Accident Fund Holdings is the lead sponsor for the 2015 Michigan Creative Educators Summit on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the Lansing Center. Many thanks to Accident Fund Holdings for their generous support and great corporate citizenship!

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Junior Achievement 2015 Teen and Personal Finance Survey

Michigan Business Network
March 29, 2015 4:21 PM

Junior Achievement’s annual Teens & Personal Finance Survey, in partnership with The Allstate Foundation, revealed surprising insights about teens and parents, and their thoughts on personal finance. Among the survey’s findings: nearly half of teens (48 percent) say parents will help pay for college but only 16 percent of parents (of teens) report planning to help and 40 percent of teen girls say parents aren’t talking to them enough about money management compared to 24 percent of teen boys who agree. This is the first year parents have been included as part of the Teens & Personal Finance Survey.

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Plans for Growth and Expansion for Comcast Business

Michigan Business Beat
March 29, 2015 3:40 PM

What is the latest in innovation coming forward from Comcast Business? We are going to spend a little time with Todd England, director of enterprise sales for Comcast Business in Plymouth, MI. You are going to find out the new stuff that is coming forward and the importance of wider broadband coverage.

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06-16-2015: AIAG Supply Chain Summit

Michigan Business Network
March 28, 2015 6:00 PM

Automotive Industry Action Group
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Attendees will receive updates and hear solutions to issues in the areas on, capacity planning, contingency planning, risk management, supply chain visibility and logistics best practices. Get your questions answered during the open Q&A panel with OEM and Supplier Executives, and join industry experts discussing issues, updates and solutions surrounding supply chain disruption and recovery.

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