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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
Replay: 8:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 8:00 PM, 2:00 AM The music for 'Michigan Business Beat' is graciously shared use of Phil Denny's "Traffic Jam" off his 2012 CD 'Crossover'

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MBN Celebrating 8 Years! Remembering Inaugural Episode with Rob Fowler!

Michigan Business Beat
June 26, 2019 10:00 AM

July 4th 2019, is marking the 8th anniversary for Michigan Business Network. Here, you get to listen to a July 4th 2011 segment from “Michigan Today”, a sister show to ‘Michigan Business Beat’ on MBN.

Chris Holman billed that day nearing a decade ago as both “Freedom from Bad Business Communications Day”, and "Independence from Bad Business Communications Day".

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Sparrow, Ingham County Sheriff Partner on Drug Disposal Day

Michigan Business Beat
June 19, 2019 6:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher was on the road Wednesday June 19th, as he visited the effort by Sparrow and the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office sponsoring a community-wide Drug Disposal Day to follow on the super-successful drop-off event held last fall.

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Iron Fish Distillery Reveals “Copper Queen” Whiskey

Michigan Business Beat
June 15, 2019 3:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher welcomed Richard Anderson to the Lansing studio, from Thompsonville, Michigan, Partner at Iron Fish Distillery. His distillery has recently revived a 105 year old whiskey brand once served in Upper Peninsula’s historic Copper Country.

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CAMW! | CEO Edythe Copeland Addresses 'the Summer Slide'

Michigan Business Beat
June 15, 2019 9:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher welcomed Edythe Copeland, CEO of Capital Area Michigan Works! into the MBN studio to discuss 'The Summer Slide'. 

The summer slide is the regression of education and skills developed in a traditional academic school year during the summer months. To put it simply, when students aren’t in school, they “slide” backwards academically.

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Sparrow, MSP Partner on Identify the Missing Event

Michigan Business Beat
June 14, 2019 2:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher was on the road Friday June 14th, visiting Help ‘ID the Missing’ Free Event that Returns to Ingham County. The Michigan State Police (MSP), Sparrow Forensic Pathology, Office of the Medical Examiner, Sparrow Hospital, National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs), joined forces Noon to 5 p.m. that day.

 

 

 

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Monish Jirge | Why international Talent/Students Choose Michigan as a Place to Study?

Michigan Business Beat
June 12, 2019 6:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher welcomes Monish Jirge, Global Innovative Thinker, from the greater Detroit Area to the Lansing studio. 

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Travel Notice: MBN Speaker Series for June 13th

Michigan Business Beat
June 11, 2019 4:00 PM

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE JOINING US FOR THIS EVENT, I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THERE IS A ROAD CLOSURE BETWEEN HARRISON RD AND MT HOPE.

 

TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!

 

Chris Holman had a chance to catch up with and find out; Who is Cris Gardner, the MBN Speaker Series "Speaker" for June 13th?

Chris had heard Cris speak at an event in Arizona several months ago, and believed her message would resonate with the business audience of Mid-Michigan. 

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Senator Gary Peters | Peters, Young Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Measure Impact of Automation on Workers and Inform Workforce Development Strategies

Michigan Business Beat
June 6, 2019 3:00 PM


WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) (shown right) 
and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced bipartisan legislation that would better assess the impacts of automation on workers in order to inform workforce development strategies and best practices. The Workforce Data for Analyzing and Tracking Automation Act would authorize the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) — with the assistance of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine — to record the effect of automation on the workforce and measure those trends over time, including job displacement, the number of new jobs created, and the shifting of in-demand skills. It also would establish a workforce development advisory board comprised of key business and labor leaders to advise the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on which types of public and private sector initiatives can promote consistent workforce development improvements. According to a recent study, one-third of American workers will need to gain new skills and possibly transition careers by 2030, depending on how quickly certain new technologies are adopted.
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MFBI Survey Helps Michigan Business Look Forward

Michigan Business Beat
May 30, 2019 4:00 PM

It's May 30th the month is almost over, and so is your latest opportunity to get your business opinions heard in the twice a year Michigan Future Business Index.

Here is a recent interview with Bob Lapinski, Media and Public Relations Advisor at Accident Fund Insurance Company of America drops by to talk with the Michigan Business Network about the twice a year Michigan Future Business Index survey.

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Tony Vernaci | An Update on AIAM and the Aerospace Industry in Michigan

Michigan Business Beat
May 30, 2019 8:00 AM

Chris Holman catches up with Tony Vernaci, President/Founder, Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan (AIAM), Rochester, MI. Tony reacquaints the Michigan business community with AIAM,



 

 

 

 

 

 

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