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Michigan Business Beat

Michigan Business Beat, hosted by Chris Holman, discusses economic development, new or unusual entrepreneurial initiatives, and successful business practices from different regions and industries around Michigan with a wide range of entrepreneurs and business leaders.

8:00 AM every Monday through Friday
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Recent Posts

AF Group Answering the Question! Why Are We Going Digital?

Michigan Business Beat
April 28, 2017 1:00 PM

Said Taiym, Chief Information Officer, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America.Lansing, MI, joins Jeffrey Mosher for a discussion relevant to most businesses these days. Said begins by defining digital transformation and discussing what today’s customer looks like.

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Site Selector Industry: Helping Growing Companies Make Decisions

Michigan Business Beat
April 24, 2017 1:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher spoke with MEDC's Vice President - Global Business Development Tony Vernaci about the site selector industry and how companies growing and expanding utilize this service in making their decision.

When companies are working through the decision where to expand their footprint, they go through a variety of steps and processes to arrive at an optimal conclusion.

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LAFCU and Perry Michigan Sophomores Explore Financial Reality

Michigan Business Beat
April 21, 2017 10:00 AM

Chris Holman speaks with Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, Senior Vice President of Marketing for LAFCU, Lansing, MI. LAFCU recently brought "Financial Reality" to school partnership -- LAFCU expanded Perry Public Schools partnership with dose of financial reality for sophomores.

Over 100 Perry High School sophomores received a dose of financial reality at an event organized by LAFCU. The two-hour Financial Reality Fair recently simulated one month of independent adult living. Students chose a career and were informed of their salary and assigned a credit score.

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Breakfast with Detroit Mayor, Mike Duggan

Michigan Business Beat
April 18, 2017 12:30 PM

MBN’s Jeffery Mosher catches up with Detroit’s Mayor, Mike Duggan after the Mid Michigan Development Corporation (MMDC)’s quarterly breakfast in Mt. Pleasant, MI. Mayor Duggan gives a overview of how Detroit's progress is coming along. He also points out how Michigan is paying the highest in car insurance of all the states. His hopes are that the state will band together to solve it. Along with that he is seeing more and more young people take interest in living and working in Detroit.

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Douglas J Aveda Institutes How Rules with Good Intentions Challenge an Industy

Michigan Business Beat
April 18, 2017 10:00 AM

Back in the MBN studio Chris Holman catches up with, Scott Weaver, President and Co-Owner of Douglas J Companies/ Douglas J Aveda Institute. Scott shares a brief history of the  years since his family's first salon, along with the education component that the Aveda Institues play in their family of companies.

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JustASK a Hat-Trick of Awards

Michigan Business Beat
April 14, 2017 11:30 AM

Michael Maddox President/CEO of ASK joined Chris Holman in the studio to discuss some great news that has been announced in recent weeks for JustASK. Chris begins by congratulating Mike and ASK regarding the Michigan Celebrates recognition for the company as a Michigan 50 Companies to Watch winner. The pair then review the core services JustASK features in 2017. 

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A Full Agenda During MEDC Business Trip To South Korea

Michigan Business Beat
April 10, 2017 10:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher caught up with MEDC's Tony Vernaci. Here's their latest discussion! Vernaci says trip last week to South Korea.

Recently Vernaci was in South Korea with a very full agenda of government to government and business development meetings.

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Michigan Bankers Association and BEST Conference

Michigan Business Beat
April 7, 2017 11:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher spoke with T Rann Paynter, President and CEO.MBA (Michigan Bankers Association), of Lansing, MI. They briefly discuss the state of the banking industry especially in Michigan. Then they focus on the upcoming Bankers Education Summit and Trade Show (BEST).

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Michigan Manufacturers Association and a must-attend event for every manufacturer.

Michigan Business Beat
April 6, 2017 3:40 PM

Chris Holman spoke with Elyse Kopietz, Director of Communications, Marketing & Events, Michigan Manufacturers Association, of Lansing, MI. They discuss manufacturers challenges with securing talent, and then they focus on Information Security which is a top priority for manufacturers.

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PNC And A Major New Initiative To Support Early Childhood Education

Michigan Business Beat
April 6, 2017 1:30 PM

Chris Holman welcomed Tim Salisbury, PNC Regional President, and Jen Sturdy, PNC Vice President,Client and Community Relations Director Office of the Regional President- Mid Michigan to the studio to discuss a major announcement that came out this week.

The major new initiative "Donors Choose", will support early childhood education. It is an initiative which will impact thousands of preschool classrooms in 22 states, and Washington, D.C.

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