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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

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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Big Brothers Big Sisters Doing Big Things

Michigan Business Beat
January 2, 2018 11:30 AM

Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters Michigan Capital Region, Rich Howard, shares some big news with MBN’s Jeffrey Mosher. Rich is excited about Big Brother Big Sisters Roy C. Jackson Scholarship Program. The Program is set to help fund college for high school graduates that are involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters. “One of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ main goals is to help our littles with academic achievement and college-readiness,” Rich comments.  “Giving our high school graduates financial assistance is just another way to continue our mission to improve the lives of those involved in our program.”

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PNC Announces Investments in Employees, Communities

Michigan Business Beat
December 26, 2017 7:00 PM

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) announced investments in its employee compensation and communities following the signing of the tax reform bill today.

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Ronald McDonald House #GetYourHatOn Runs Through Sunday 17th!

Michigan Business Beat
December 15, 2017 4:00 PM

Houses in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor and Lansing help more than 3,550 families of ill children each year

Jeffrey Mosher welcomes Brandon VanPoppelen, Operator of 5 McDonald's restaurants in Lansing, MI, who is also a board member of the Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan into the studio along with Michelle Weinfled, Community Outreach Coordinator of that Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan.

They were on hand to share all the details about the campaign that is underway since December 7th ‘GET YOUR HAT ON’ which is supporting Michigan's five Ronald McDonald Houses.

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Helpful Tips for Employers Making Health Plan Changes

Michigan Business Beat
November 29, 2017 10:00 AM

Chris Holman welcome Scott Norman, VP, Business Development, Physicians Health Plan, Lansing, MI, into MBN's new studio and they review helpful tips for employers making health plan changes and planning for 2018.

January is right around the corner and many employers will be renewing their health plan contracts for 2018.

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Gaylord All Outdoors team - Gearing up for Michigan Winter Activities

Michigan Business Beat
November 29, 2017 9:00 AM


Jeffrey Mosher welcomed Paul Beachnau, ‎Executive Director at Gaylord Area Convention and Tourism Bureau along with Sandy Mattingly, Owner Manager, Pine Cone Vacations, along with Barry Owens, General Manager, Treetops Resort & Spa  Gaylord, MI into the studio.

Gaylord's All Outdoors team was back in Lansing checking out MBN's new studio, and delivering fun and vacation options as always. They looked ahead to this upcoming winter and jumped right in to discussing trails, skiing, festivals, and why you should get outdoors soon!

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More than Just Pie!

Michigan Business Beat
November 27, 2017 2:00 PM

Founder Mike Busley from the Grand Traverse Pie Company visited the MBN Studios from Traverse City, MI to catch us up with what’s happening with the company. In addition to the delicious pies that the GT Pie distributes across the state, they offer a variety of traditional comfort foods, online services and a new partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).  Keep your eyes pealed for the Pure Michigan logo on all GT Pie packaging! 

Grand Traverse Pie Company plays its role in placemaking to enhance Michigan.

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