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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.

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Recent Posts

MMDC: A Catalyst for Talent

Michigan Business Beat
March 12, 2018 1:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes James McBryde, President, MMDC (Middle Michigan Development Corp) to talk about how the MMDC has been working with CMU to fill the talent gap in the skilled trades. The talent issue is the #1 issue that Michigan is facing right now and the MMDC is proving to be a great catalyst for finding engineering talent.

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Historic Numbers from Greater Lansing Visitors & Convention Bureau

Michigan Business Beat
March 10, 2018 12:00 PM

Jack Schripsema GLVCB, President/CEO of the Greater Lansing Visitors & Convention Bureau joins Chris Holman on this segment of Michigan Business Beat. Jack gives a periodic update on GLVCB’s record year along with some highlights of GLVCB Annual Meeting.

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MEDC | International Trade Team Headed to Germany in April

Michigan Business Beat
March 8, 2018 4:00 PM

Registration Window all-but closed, last chance to join in!

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Jacob Schroeder, International Trade Development Manager at Michigan Economic Development Corporation shares about the closing deadline to register for the April 23-27, 2018 event along with Automation Alley to Hannover Messe (Germany).

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Apple Vacation Makes It One Stop Shop

Michigan Business Beat
March 8, 2018 2:00 PM

Chris Holman welcome two great guest to the this segment of Michigan Business Beat. Nicole Noll-Williams from the Capital Region International Airport and Lynda Kroll, Development Director for Apple Vacation.

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Looking Ahead to This Year's Ronald McDonald House's Run for the House in Okemos, MI

Michigan Business Beat
March 8, 2018 9:00 AM

2018 Run for the House features more family-friendly fun Kids’ Carnival and Kids’ Mile and Sprint highlight this year’s event

OKEMOS, Mich. -- Runners and their families are warming up for the Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan’s annual Run for the House. Delta Dental is once again presenting the family-friendly event on Saturday, March 24, in Okemos, Michigan.

This year’s race includes a revamped Kids’ Mile and Sprint and Kids’ Carnival in addition to the family-friendly 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run. In the interview embedded below Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Michelle Weinfeld, Community Outreach Coordinator Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan, Lansing, MI Claire Doroh, Corporate Citizenship Specialist at Delta Dental of Michigan, Okemos, MI, about this year's event, and Delta Dental's core philosophy of corporate philanthropy.

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MIRS Weekly Political Update | March 7, 2018

Michigan Business Beat
March 7, 2018 3:00 PM

MIRS Publisher John Reurink and his team review new polling showing marijuana legalization at 60 percent and how marijuana may be used in the race for the Republican Attorney General nomination.

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Duckett Brothers: Profile of a Lansing Based Company

Michigan Business Beat
March 7, 2018 9:00 AM

Tico Duckett joins Chris Holman on this segment of Michigan Business Beat. Tico is president/owner and operator of Duckett Brothers Distributing (DBD). They cover the genesis of Tico's business career.

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A Calling for Rural Broadband Investment

Michigan Business Beat
March 6, 2018 5:00 PM

U.S. Senator Gary Peters, Washington DC. joins Chris Holman on this segment of Michigan Business Beat. They cover rural broadband and the unfair trade practices for small and medium sized businesses. 

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A Periodic Political Update With Bill Ballenger

Michigan Business Beat
March 6, 2018 4:00 PM

Chris Holman talks with Bill Ballenger, Owner, The Ballenger Report on this segment of Michigan Business Beat. Bills gives a periodic update on the latest gubernatorial race.

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Michigan's Future Economics With Dr. Ballard

Michigan Business Beat
March 6, 2018 2:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes Dr. Charles L. Ballard, Department of Economics, MSU to the Michigan Business Beat. Dr. Ballard catches the business world up about Michigan's recent MACRO economics. He covers the Federal Reserve's new director and how in the future the auto industry may not be the leading factor in Michigan's economy.

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