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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
Replay: 8:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 8:00 PM, 2:00 AM


Recent Posts

MIRS Weekly Political Update | March 28, 2018

Michigan Business Beat
March 30, 2018 4:00 PM

MIRS Publisher John Reurink and his MIRS team speak with freedom-loving West Michigan, Rep. Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) who shares his opinions on why voters in his district are frustrated with their Republican-led government and how that could impact the 2018 elections. Johnson also talks about school safety reform and whether Michigan already gives police officers the power to take away the weapons of those a court has found to be mentally unstable and a danger to themselves and others.

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Delta Dental Hosts Run For The House

Michigan Business Beat
March 30, 2018 1:00 PM

The Ronald McDonald House of Mid Michigan held their 18th annual Run for the House Saturday March 24th. For the 6th year Delta Dental of Michigan stepped up as the title sponsor. 

Delta Dental hosts the event each spring on their campus of Okemos, MI. The event raises funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charity.

 

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Future of Small Business In Great Hands

Michigan Business Beat
March 29, 2018 5:00 PM

Chris Holman talks welcomes Carol L. Cain, CBS 62 Senior Producer & Detroit Free Press Columnist, Host, Michigan Matters, Detroit. They cover how small business is in great hands with the ambition and innovation of the upcoming generations.

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Kidpreneur Achieves Success with Zollipops 

Michigan Business Beat
March 29, 2018 2:00 PM

Chris Holman talks with Kidpreneur Alina Morse about her success she achieved with her brilliant invention of the Zollipop. This delicious treat not only tastes good but it also cleans and strengthens your teeth.

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MichBio Working to Bring Together Education and Industry 

Michigan Business Beat
March 28, 2018 5:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes Stephen Rapundalo PhD, President & CEO, MichBio, Ann Arbor, MI. MichBio represents the interest of pharmaceutical and bio-technology companies.

Stephen talks about how the association is working to bring together the education side of things with the industry side of things. He shares again how MichBIO's mission encompasses broad industry sub-sector representation including pharmaceuticals and therapeutics (human and animal health, generics and OTCs), medical devices, diagnostics, research tools, informatics (healthcare and bio-informatics), nutritional health (nutriceuticals), clinical research, industrial biotechnology, and bio-fuels and bio-agriculture.

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Sparrow PHP Launches New Wellness Initiative

Michigan Business Beat
March 26, 2018 3:00 PM

Chris Holman talks with Scott Norman, VP, Business Development of Physicians Health Plan about the importance of wellness for individuals and employers along with how PHP is launching a new wellness initiative.

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Long Tradition of Railways Benefit Michigan's Economy

Michigan Business Beat
March 26, 2018 1:00 PM

Yousef Rabhi, Michigan State Representative for the 53rd House District, Ann Arbor, MI, talks with Jeff Mosher about the long tradition of railways in Michigan along with the fuel efficiency the railways provide for the states economy.

Michigan Railroad Day was this recent Tuesday March 20th, 2018.

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Business & Workforce Development Striving at LCC

Michigan Business Beat
March 26, 2018 11:00 AM

Chris Holman welcomes Bo Garcia, Dean of Community Education & Workforce Development at Lansing Community College. Bo talks about the great things happening at LCC concerning education, workforce & business development and how people can get involved.

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MIRS Weekly Political Update | March 21, 2018

Michigan Business Beat
March 23, 2018 1:00 PM

MIRS Publisher John Reurink and his team with excerpts from Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner Gretchen Whitmer receiving the endorsement of the UAW at the union's Solidarity House in downtown Detroit. Hear much of the press conference with Whitmer and UAW President Dennis Williams.

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Strike Out Baseball Sets Its Sight Lansing

Michigan Business Beat
March 22, 2018 9:00 AM

Growing up in the Detroit metro, baseball was a big part of Jeff Lazaros's life, and he worked at a career in "ball" he also has family connections with the Detroit Tigers.

As another season approaches Chris Holman sat down and talks with Jeff Lazaros designer and creator of Strike Out Baseball. Strike Out baseball is mixture of real baseball and digital baseball and requires as little as 4 people on the field. He is currently working to bring a facility to the Lansing, MI area. 

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