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MSU's Dr. Charles Ballard looks at the 2018 and '19 Economic Picture

Michigan Business Beat
January 17, 2019 2:00 PM

MSU's Dr. Charles Ballard joins Chris Holman on the Michigan Business Network to cover the 2018 and 2019 economic picture for the state of Michigan. Dr. Ballard is the a Professor for Michigan State University's Department of Economics. His area of expertise is 

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MEDC | Wise Systems named Startup of the Year, WaveSense named Best in Show by PlanetM at the North American International Auto Show

Michigan Business Beat
January 16, 2019 3:00 PM

News Release Provided By MEDC

PlanetM, Techstars and Automobili-D recognized the most innovative mobility solutions and startups at the 2019 North American International Auto Show

Tuesday, January 15 - Detroit – Today, PlanetM announced Wise Systems as the 2019 Techstars Startup of the Year and WaveSense as PlanetM Awards Best in Show, awarded by Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II, at Automobili-D, the mobility portion of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).  

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MEDC's Pure Michigan Business Connect | SAVE THE DATE ! The 2019 Aerospace Summit

Michigan Business Beat
January 16, 2019 1:00 PM

 

Pure Michigan Business Connect will host the second annual Pure Michigan Aerospace
Summit on April 10th in Downtown Detroit at Ford Field.

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Hello West Michigan announces new Executive Director

Michigan Business Beat
January 10, 2019 3:00 PM

Rachel Bartels has been selected to lead Hello West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH (Jan. 2, 2018) – Hello West Michigan is pleased to announce that Rachel Bartels, the organization’s former program manager, has been selected as the next Executive Director.

“We are thrilled Rachel Bartels will become the next Executive Director of Hello West Michigan,” said Ann Harten, chairperson of Hello West Michigan and vice president of Global Human Resources at Haworth. “Rachel’s expertise and talent made her the obvious choice to lead the organization, and we look forward to Hello West Michigan’s future achievements under her leadership.” 

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Chris Holman Receives Capital Area Michigan Works! Leonard Peters Lifetime Achievement Award

Michigan Business Beat
January 10, 2019 1:00 PM

At this year’s Capital Area Michigan Works! annual meeting, Chris Holman received the Leonard Peters Lifetime Achievement Award. Leonard Peters served on the Capital Area Michigan Works! Administrative Board from 1985 to 2008 as an Eaton County Commissioner — a commitment spanning more than two decades of board service. During that time, he provided invaluable leadership, counsel and support to the organization. Leonard served as an officer 12 times during his tenure on the board, including five separate year-long terms as board chair.

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New St. Johns Dairy Processing Plant to Employ Over 250 People

Michigan Business Beat
January 10, 2019 12:00 PM

Edythe Copeland, CEO, Capital Area Michigan Works! Joins Chris Holman on the Michigan Business Beat to talk about a new dairy processing plant being built in St. Johns that will employ more than 250 people. 

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Michigan's Akervall Technologies Launches a Smart Mouthguard/app at CES This Week

Michigan Business Beat
January 10, 2019 11:00 AM

Akervall Technologies disrupts mouthguard industry with innovative product

Newly launched smart mouthguard measures impact to the head, helps lessen athletes’ exposure to concussions

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Sassa Akervall Co-Founder / CEO of Akervall Technologies, makers of SISU mouthguards, which this week is unveiling a smart mouthguard that measures impact to the head and brings attention to concussion detection. Rollout of the U.S.-made electronic mouthguard will begin in the U.S. and Canada in January. It will cost under $100.

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Tom Conway | Review and Forecast for JustASK

Michigan Business Beat
January 10, 2019 10:00 AM

Chris Holman touches base with MBN partner ASK. He talks to Tom Conway, CTA, Business Development Manager at ASK of REO Town, Lansing, MI.

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Maner Costerisan | Introduces Newest Principals

Michigan Business Beat
January 8, 2019 12:00 PM

LANSING, MI – Maner Costerisan, a full-service public accounting, and business advisory firm is pleased to announce the promotions among its professional team. Maner Costerisan would like to congratulate David Nielsen, CPA, Zachary Skrzyniarz, CPA, Sherrie Blankenship, CPA, and Dave Feenstra, the company’s newest principals.

 

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CAMW! December '18 MVP: Maner Costerisan & T3

Michigan Business Beat
January 4, 2019 3:00 PM

Dennis Theis, Director, Principal, Maner Costerisan, Lansing, MI, joins the Michigan Business Network as the Capital Area Michigan Works! Most Valuable Partner.

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