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Important News and Events Affecting the Michigan Business Community

Business Next
September 1, 2015 1:30 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, chats with noted Michigan small business advocate, Chris Holman, about crucial news and events affecting the small business community, including baby-boomers selling their businesses, the impact of recent stock market gyrations, a potential bounce-back in Michigan golf courses and the continuing lack of skilled workers in the small business economy.experience working with organizations in the technology, industrial, manufacturing and retail spaces.

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Pill Pouch, A Visual Med List to Identify Your Loved One's Medications

Business Next
September 1, 2015 12:30 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Kathi Sitek, inventor of the Pill Pouch pill/medication management system. The Pill Pouch is a visual pill organizing and information product manufactured in southeast Michigan.

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Entertainment News - New Shows are Coming!

Show Biz Weekly
September 1, 2015 11:30 AM

Taylor Kelsaw and Michael McCallum discuss new shows that are coming, like Royal Family Thanksgiving and Royal Family Christmas that is being produced by Lance Carloss, Vivica Fox, Romeo Miller and Debbie Morgan. There a new thriller, called Stay, starring Johnny Depp and Jordan Fisher currently being filmed. Reece Weatherspoon production company has landed a two year series deal for Big Little Lies on ABC. They discuss much more in these entertainment segments.

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Interview with Author of Kings of 7th Avenue

Show Biz Weekly
September 1, 2015 9:00 AM

Taylor Kelsaw and cohost, Michael McCallum, speak with author, Jonathan Marcantoni, about his entrepreneurial endeavors, his role in the military, and his current teaching role at Pike Peaks Community College in Colorado.

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Entrepreneurial Tips to Help You Follow Your Dreams and Passion

Leadership Low Down
September 1, 2015 8:00 AM

Entrepreneurs are often thought of as risk takers, but more often than not the risk they are taking is on themselves. Erica Lang’s first guest appearance on the Leadership Low Down was when she was preparing to graduate from Kendall, in Grand Rapids.

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Detroit Technology Exchange Launch Detroit Highlights

Michigan Business Beat
August 31, 2015 9:30 PM

This year's Detroit Technology Exchange (DTX) Launch Detroit took place at TechTown, on July 30. Jeffrey speaks with Marianne Fey, Senior Director with DWH Corp, with offices in Grand Rapids and Detroit. She explains some of her career history, and then talks about her affiliation with TechTown.

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Bacteria in Death Scenes - MSU and Wayne County Research Partnership

The New Perspective
August 31, 2015 8:30 PM

Rina speaks with Dr. Eric Benbow, assistant professor for the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University. They discuss the department's partnership with Wayne County in researching microbial information at death scenes. They speak in layman's terms about what Dr. Benbow does as an assistant professor in his department. They then discuss the study of bacteria, and the general public’s fear and repulsion for it.

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Lansing Symphony Orchestra Jazz Band

The New Perspective
August 31, 2015 7:30 PM

Rina Risper speaks with Ron Newman, director of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra Jazz Band. They discuss the start of the jazz band as a part of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. There is a continual learning aspect of music, with every generation bringing new things to the art.

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Gov. Rick Snyder Lowers Flags to Honor MSP Trooper Chad Wolf

Michigan Business Network
August 31, 2015 6:05 PM

LANSING, Michigan – Gov. Rick Snyder today ordered U.S. flags within the State Capitol Complex and on all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, Sept. 1, in honor of Michigan State Police Trooper Chad H. Wolf, who died from injuries sustained while on duty, Friday, Aug. 28. 

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Detroit Technology Exchange and Assistive Robotics

Michigan Business Beat
August 31, 2015 5:00 PM

Detroit Technology Exchange (DTX) Launch Detroit showcase took place July 30, at TechTown Detroit. In this segment, Michigan Business Network captures a typical example of a team presentation from that evening. Paul Riser, Jr., Managing Director, Technology-Based Entrepreneurship, of TechTown Detroit welcomed the panelists, Marianne Fey, Don Holmes and Tom Shehab.

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