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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

New Flash Détente Elevates Michigan Wines

Michigan Business Beat
March 20, 2018 9:00 AM

MBN caught up with the Director of Communications for Black Star Farms, Sherri Fenton. Sherri was attending the 2018 Michigan Grape & Wine Conference held this year at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo, MI. She talks about how the Flash Détente helps with quality and consistency for Michigan viticulture.

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Six Stories from 2018 Michigan Grape & Wine Conference

Michigan Business Beat
March 16, 2018 9:00 AM

MBN was on hand at the 2018 Michigan Grape & Wine Conference in Kalamazoo, MI. This year the conference was a mixture education, networking and meetings for the Wine Collaborative, and Industry Council. 

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MIRS Weekly Political Update | March 14, 2018

Michigan Business Beat
March 14, 2018 3:00 PM

MIRS Publisher John Reurink and his team find out about Inside Michigan Politics which has a new owner/publisher/editor. It's Jake Davison from Advantage Associates and he's on the podcast to share how the purchase of the bimonthly publication went down and what his vision for the publication is going forward.

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Grand Traverse Pie Company Celebrates Pi Day (3.14) with Free Pie and Other Statewide Celebrations

Michigan Business Beat
March 13, 2018 5:00 PM

(Traverse City, MI) – In honor of Pi Day - a day noted by math enthusiasts around the world- on Wednesday, March 14 (3.14) the Grand Traverse Pie Company (GTPC) will be celebrating all day serving a free slice of ABC (Apples, Blueberries, Cherries) pie with purchase. Pie is a perfect complement to the craveable comfort foods offered at GTPC including Chicken Pot Pie, traditional Beef Pasties and quiche.

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Business Leaders Looks to Make Michigan a “Top Ten” State For Jobs

Michigan Business Beat
March 13, 2018 2:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes President and CEO of Business Leaders for Michigan, Doug Rothwell on this segment of Michigan Business Beat. They cover the complicated issue of not enough talent along with what needs to be done.

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Bringing Forward Solutions in a Bipartisan Way

Michigan Business Beat
March 13, 2018 12:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes Mike Bishop, Congressman, Michigan 8th District on this segment of Michigan Business Beat, to get some Washington D.C. perspective on issues important to Michigan companies.

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Periodic Update with Senior Business Economist, Paul Traub

Michigan Business Beat
March 13, 2018 10:00 AM

Chris Holman speaks with Paul Traub, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch, Detroit, MI. Catching up with Paul.

They review the activity of the US and Michigan economies. Checking on Interest Rates, and what the rest of '18 is shaping up with! That full interview can be heard by clicking on the SoundCloud PodCast embedded below.

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LAFCU | March 2018 Update

Michigan Business Beat
March 12, 2018 5:00 PM

Chris Holman sits down with Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, Senior Vice President of Marketing, LAFCU, Lansing, MI to talk LAFCU developments.

These include recently announced an intent to merge with Lansing Postal Community Credit Union. Along with some talk on debt consolidation and how LAFCU is helping our members become financially successful.

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Detroit Policy Conference 2018 Excerpts | Creating A Culture of Civility

Michigan Business Beat
March 12, 2018 4:00 PM

MBN was on hand at the 2018 Detroit Policy Conference at the Motor City Casino in Detroit, MI, Thursday March 1st. This year the conference focused on creating a culture of civility in Detroit. 

Shared below in a SoundCloud PodCast playlist are excerpts from sessions: "The Amazon Bid: Collaborating To Market Detroit" and "A Conversation with Carl Levin".

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 Connecting With Talent Regionally & Globally

Michigan Business Beat
March 12, 2018 3:00 PM

MBN was on hand at the 2018 Detroit Policy Conference and caught up with Vice President of Business Attraction for the Detroit Regional Chamber, Justin Robinson. The Detroit Policy Conference is a great networking conference that allows members to come together on some of Michigan's current challenges. This year the conference focused on creating a culture of civility in Detroit. 

Check-out the YouTube videoclip from that interview.

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