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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.

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Recent Posts

Shirley Hyde Receives Leonard Peters Lifetime Achievement Award

Michigan Business Beat
January 15, 2018 1:00 PM

Shirley Hyde, Leonard Peters Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Joined by Capital Area Michigan Works! CEO Edythe Hatter-Williams talk to Chris Holman on this segment of Michigan Business Beat.

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Talent Gap Impacts Automotive Industry

Michigan Business Beat
January 15, 2018 12:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes good friend of MBN Dr. David E. Cole. Dr. Cole is currently the Chairman Emeritus Center for Automotive Research and has some automotive stories of note from 2017, things to look forward to in 2018. They also cover the lack of talent and how it is affecting the automotive industry and job opportunities in manufacturing. 

Dr. Cole is also looking forward to the great things happening with this year's NAIAS, the North American International Auto Show, which gets underway in Detroit, MI, this week.

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Gordon Advisors Partner With Michigan Celebrates Small Business

Michigan Business Beat
January 12, 2018 4:00 PM

Chris Holman jumps on the phone lines and ventures down to Troy, MI, to talk with Jeff Farrington, Chief Operating Officer, Gordon Advisors.

Jeff discusses his career, and shares scope of services for this Michigan-based CPA firm that focuses on small business and some non-profits.

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Update on Recent Jobs Report

Michigan Business Beat
January 12, 2018 3:00 PM

Kurt Rankin small_836514910-1.jpgIt's a new year and Chris Holman welcomes back Kurt Rankin, Economist of the PNC Financial Services Group, Pittsburgh, PA to reflect on the recent jobs report, and reflections on the economy from 2017.

Kurt reviews where interest rates and economy are headed in 2018, and implications of new tax plan.

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What’s new for CAMW! In 2018?

Michigan Business Beat
January 9, 2018 9:00 AM

Edythe Hatter-Williams, CEO, Capital Area Michigan Works! Lansing, MI, stops by the new MBN Studio to talk with Jeffrey Mosher about the latest happenings at CAMW!

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What's Next For Automation Alley In 2018

Michigan Business Beat
January 8, 2018 2:00 PM

Tom Kelly, Executive Director, CEO, Automation Alley, joins MBN's Chris Holman to talk about the 2017 year in review for Automation Alley including Integr8 and also a look ahead to 2018.

Automation Alley will also be hosting the Global Business Outlook for 2018 and Beyond, Thursday January 11, 2018 at their headquarters in Troy, MI.

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Printing Essentials is more than just Printing

Michigan Business Beat
January 4, 2018 4:00 PM

Chris Holman talks with Jason French, Managing Partner, Printing Essentials about the company's 2017 in review, then looks ahead to 2018.

Jason shares a bit about what the Michigan business community needs to know about Printing Essentials, and many of their lines of products.

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The Future of Digital Cash

Michigan Business Beat
January 3, 2018 3:00 PM

Jerry Norris, CEO of Grand Ledge Fledge and Investor, and entrepreneur David Smith visit MBN to talk about the currency which was all over the news in 2017: Bitcoin.

They cover what exactly is bitcoin, where you can buy it, and how someone can use it. Cryptocurrency could be the way of the future and David and Jerry explain some key insights about this new digital cash.

 

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Capital Area Manufacturing Council Travels to Italy

Michigan Business Beat
January 2, 2018 2:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher talks with Michelle Cordano, Executive Director of Capital Area Manufacturing Council at Capital Area Michigan Works! and gets the CAMW! Success Story of the Month.  

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A Look Back on the 2017 Economic Data

Michigan Business Beat
January 2, 2018 1:00 PM

Michigan Business Network’s Jeffrey Mosher talks with Kurt Rankin, Economist The PNC Financial Services Group. Kurt takes a look back on the recent jobs report from early December 2017. He also reflects on other economic data for the nation and Michigan over the past year. 

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