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Legislative Update: Road Funding Poll Results

Michigan Business Beat
March 31, 2015 1:30 PM

In this week's edition, MIRS releases information on polling done through Target Insyght on Proposal 1, the May 5 statewide ballot question on raising the state's sales tax as part of a $1.3 billion road funding proposal. The statewide survey of 700 likely voters this May has a margin of error of 3.64 percent.

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Space Research in Michigan Classrooms

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
March 31, 2015 1:30 PM

Making learning authentic is a primary mission of great K-12 educators. Orion’s Quest is a Michigan based non-profit that has been collaborating with prominent space contractors and entities so that actual research from the International Space Station is integrated into classrooms around our state and the nation. In this segment, Karl Klimek introduces Pete Lawrie, the executive director of Orion’s Quest. Companies and organizations that partner with this unique STEM organization are highlighted, demonstrating the power of partnerships that are alive and well in our schools.

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How Much Does the Media Affect Financial Markets?

Michigan Business Beat
March 31, 2015 7:00 AM

Jonathan Citrin joins us here from Birmingham, MI. He is the founder and the head of the Citrin Group. We are going to talk about everything from media coverage and how it affects the financial markets to the international dollar exchange.

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04-11-2015: Spring Great Lakes Art Fair

Michigan Business Network
March 30, 2015 7:25 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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Helping the Community Better Navigate Elections and More

The New Perspective
March 30, 2015 5:00 PM

Linda Lee Tarver, community affairs director for the Michigan Department of State and Elections Integrity Liaison, works with the community statewide to provide them with a better understanding Secretary of State services, also known as the department motor vehicle. The Michigan Department of State and Elections Integrity Liaison also handle consumer protection and elections integrity.

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A Small Business Leader Advising for Effective Philanthropy

Business Next
March 30, 2015 4:30 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president of communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Mark Neithercut, owner of Neithercut Philanthropy Advisors. Mark is a member of the association’s Leadership Council. Neithercut Philanthropy Advisors help families achieve excellence and derive fulfillment from their charitable efforts. They handle the philanthropic affairs for a select group of families and advise foundations on how to engage in effective philanthropy. The firm was founded in 2005.

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05-01-2015: DTX Launch Detroit Application Deadline

Michigan Business Network
March 30, 2015 4:30 PM

TechTown Detroit
May 1, 2015

DTX Launch Detroit is a 10-week summer accelerator for college students and recent graduates aspiring to launch a technology startup. Accepted participants will be given a stipend of $2,500 per person (up to $7,500 per venture team). Applications will be accepted through May 1, and the session will run from May 22 through July 30.

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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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