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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

Sparrow FastCare/Urgent Care Taking Pressure Off the E.R.

Michigan Business Beat
January 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Patricia Crowe, M.D., Medical Director of Sparrow Urgent Cares and FastCares, talks with MBN’s Jeffrey Mosher about the latest from both services.

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Bookkeeping Solutions with LAFCU

Michigan Business Beat
January 18, 2018 6:00 AM

Corporate marketing strategist for LAFCU, Shelley Davis, stops by the new MBN studio to share on the technology program called Autobooks. Technology is accelerating efficiencies in the financial sector. LAFCU has a tradition of embracing new technology because we want our members to have every advantage possible. It’s a payment and accounting software integrated with online business accounts and also helps business owners manage their cash flow.

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Iron Fish Distillery Breaks Ground on 2018 Expansion Project 

Michigan Business Beat
January 16, 2018 10:00 AM

(Traverse City, MI) December, 2017 – After a celebrated 2017 Iron Fish Distillery and team have their eyes set on 2018. Starting January 5th, Iron Fish will start construction on a 4,500 square foot Rickhouse specially designed for heightened production capabilities, and new offerings across the board.

The Rickhouse (with an expected June 1st open date) will provide the necessary space for the barreling of Iron Fish’s award-winning estate grown whiskies. In addition, Iron Fish will also install two new 500-gallon fermenters (making for six total) allowing for increased production of both whiskey and clear spirits. The expansion allows Iron Fish to deliver their renowned spirits to more people across Michigan, and the Midwest.

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How New Tax Reform Impacts 2017 Tax Return

Michigan Business Beat
January 16, 2018 9:00 AM

Michael C. Zahrt, Attorney Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC, Grand Rapids, MI joins Chris Holman for an inside scoop on the new tax reform and how it may impact businesses. Michael also provides some insightful knowledge about what to expect for your 2018 Tax Return and some ramifications.

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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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