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Mastering Self-Motivation to Achieve Business Success

Business Next
May 6, 2015 6:31 PM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Dr. Michael Proviterra, author of Mastering Self-Motivation, about how entrepreneurs and students can push themselves to business success. His book provides helpful suggestions, guidelines to follow, explanations on what you need to do today to begin living a better tomorrow, and offers inspirational stories coupled with solutions that can empower you to achieve personal excellence. Provitera is a motivational and organizational behavior expert and management consultant to corporate clients.

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Waterproof Sports Clock, Timer and Team Counter

Business Next
May 6, 2015 6:16 PM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Lynn Benson, inventor of The Splash Count™, a digital, portable, submersible, waterproof sports clock, timer and team counter. Applications include use in classrooms, timed conferencing, swimming, soccer, basketball, biking, triathlon, fitness, coaching, personal training, exercise circuits, speed dating, game timer, and game scores.

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Digital Roots and its Social Media Management Software Solutions

Business Next
May 6, 2015 4:58 PM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Julie Mynster, Chief Marketing Officer for Digital Roots, a Social Media Management software company based in Metro Detroit. Digital Roots was named to the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch list. The firm was founded in 2009.

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The Importance and Value of MSAE's Government Affairs Academy

Association Impact
May 6, 2015 4:34 PM

Hear the history, importance and value of Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE)’s Government Affairs Academy from Robert Fowler, President and CEO of the Small Business Association of Michigan; Eric Doster, Principal Attorney for Doster Law Offices; and Christine Nohner, Director of Government Affairs for the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians. Find out why MSAE’s next Government Affairs Academy on August 28 may be in your future or a date you refer to a colleague.

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Laura Apol, Poet and Professor of Children's Literature and Poetry

The New Perspective
May 6, 2015 4:14 PM

Joining Rina Risper today is Laura Apol, Associate Professor at Michigan State University, where she teaches children's literature and poetry. In addition to numerous professional publications, she is the author of three collections of her own poems: Falling into Grace, Crossing the Ladder of Sun (winner of the Oklahoma Book Award), and Requiem, Rwanda, her newest collection, which is drawn from her work using writing to facilitate healing among survivors of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.

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Poet Writes about Public Transportation

The New Perspective
May 6, 2015 3:57 PM

Joining Rina today is Amanda Morgan, a poet and collector of thoughts. Amanda is a poet who writes about her daily commutes on public transportation. She wrote a collaborative poem written by her and a poet friend, Rethabile Masilo, called Avalanche. Though he lives in Paris, France, he found a connection as a fellow user of public transportation.

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06-12-2015: #hack4detroit

Michigan Business Network
May 6, 2015 11:11 AM

Automation Alley
Friday, June 12, 2015, from 7:00 PM to June 13, 7:00 p.m.

Calling all hackers! Join Automation Alley on June 12th - June 13th at Grand Circus Detroit for a hackathon to benefit the city of Detroit! Back by popular demand, Automation Alley is inviting the region’s brightest and best computer programmers and coders to compete in a 24-hour #hack4detroit event to solve a technology problem in the city by building an app for a worthy cause.

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06-17-2015: Urban Land Institute of Michigan (ULI) will return to Lansing

Michigan Business Network
May 6, 2015 10:13 AM

Urban Land Institute of Michigan (ULI)
Wednesday, June 17, 2015, from 11:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Urban Land Institute of Michigan (ULI) will return to Lansing on June 17, 2015 from 1130 am – 500 pm to host it’s 6th Annual Public-Private Partnership conference at The University Club, 3435 Forest Road, Lansing, MI.  Expert speakers include Steve Arwood-CEO of the MEDC and President & Chairman of the MI Strategic Fund, Pat Gillespie-President, The Gillespie Group, Sam Cummings-Managing Director of CWD Real Estate, Dr. David Canter-Sr. Associate & VP, University of Michigan, Executive Director, North Campus Research Complex, Ned Staebler-President & CEO, Tech Town Detroit,Frank Peterson-Muskegon City Manager and Jeff Smith-Director, Michigan State University, University Corporate Research Park.

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An Evening With Earvin “Magic” Johnson Was Truly a Night to Remember

Michigan Business Network
May 6, 2015 9:13 AM

(Lansing, MI) – It was a million dollar evening in more ways than one as the Greater Lansing region joined together with hometown hero Earvin “Magic” Johnson to raise an astounding $1 million dollars for the Lansing Promise Scholarship Program. The occasion was a dinner fundraiser co-hosted by the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Economic Club and Lansing Promise. Nearly 1,000 attended the event held at the Lansing Center, according to media reports.

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Members of the MLBA Meet Congressional Stakeholders on Copyright Reform

Michigan Business Network
May 5, 2015 4:08 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, members of the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association (MLBA) and Pennsylvania Beverage and Tavern Association met with Congressional staff on Capitol Hill to discuss Copyright reform. These individuals are directors of the Fairness in Music Licensing Coalition (FMLC), a non-profit association with the goal of making music fairness a part of the federal Copyright reform.

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