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Bekum America Corporation is a CAMW! MVP

Michigan Business Beat
August 29, 2018 2:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher welcomes Amy Busch, Human Resources Manager, Bekum America Corporation which is a CAMW! MVP organization.

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CAMW! MVP of the Month | Dean Transportation

Michigan Business Beat
August 27, 2018 7:00 AM

Each month Capital Area Michigan Works! highlights a valued partner from across Mid-Michigan. This time around Jeffrey Mosher catches up with Patrick Harrison, Human Resource Supervisor of Dean Transportation. Patrick talks about how Dean Transportation was named CAMW! MVP of the Month.

Dean Transportation serves school districts and public transit agencies throughout the state of Michigan and is headquartered right here, in Lansing, Michigan. They also operates motor coaches for hire. This allows company parties at Comerica Park and field trips to Cedar Point to be easily booked for large groups.

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Caleb Johnson: Illusionist, Storyteller & Entrepreneur

Michigan Business Beat
August 26, 2018 9:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher welcomes Illusionist and Storyteller, Caleb Johnson to talk about the business side of entertainment. His eye for detail landed him contract work as a project strategist for the Lansing based company Piper & Gold.

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Bringing Together Community and Hope for Burn Survivors

Michigan Business Beat
August 22, 2018 3:00 PM

Grand Rapids, will welcome burn survivors from around the world for the 30thAnnual Phoenix World Burn Congress from September 12-15

Amy Acton, Burn Survivor and Executive Director of Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors joins Jeffrey Mosher on this segment of Michigan Business Beat to talk about her story and this year’s 30th Annual Phoenix World Burn Congress.

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LAFCU Awards College Scholarships To 3 Women Pursuing New Careers

Michigan Business Beat
August 21, 2018 4:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. — MBN's Jeff Mosher was on hand to celebrate the winners of LAFCU’s non-traditional scholarship essay contest for adult women have been announced and recognized at an awards presentation. He also spoke with Alyssa Sliger of LAFCU, and Steve Slocum of the LCC Foundation. 

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Top Two Issues for Small Business | Robert Scott (SBA)

Michigan Business Beat
August 17, 2018 3:00 PM

Founder of Michigan Business Network, Chris Holman catches up with Regional Administrator of the Small Business Association (SBA) Robert Scott at this years 2018 Great Lakes Lenders Conference. The three day Lenders Conference provides attendees with sessions on SBA lending programs, relevant banking topics and valuable networking opportunities.

The Small Business Association helps small businesses plan, launch, manage and grow. This offers SBA’s Rob Scott an inside look into the trends that businesses are facing, which includes the increasingly known talent gap issue. “The unemployment is low which is a good problem to have” Rob explains, “but if it’s going to slow down business growth it’s something we need to look at.” Among the highlights of the video shared below, they cover the top two issues that small businesses are facing.

 

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Unemployment and How Organizations Can Keep Talent

Michigan Business Beat
August 17, 2018 1:00 PM

Edythe Hatter-Williams, CEO of Capital Area Michigan Works! speaks with Chris Holman about today's unemployment and how organizations can keep their talent. This includes, updating job postings regularly, keeping your business creative and innovative, sign-up bonuses, and paying off employees student loans.

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Community Member Gives Back To Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center

Michigan Business Beat
August 2, 2018 3:00 PM

Lisa Dobbrastine, A mason woman, was touched by the care at the Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center will drop off a whopping 120 care packages for cancer Patients. She raised money to purchase the care packages and even held an event at Little Hawk at Hawk Hollow as part of the effort. They will be delivered to Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center officials. The woman is part of an exceptionally caring family – her brother is a Sparrow Ionia Hospital Nurse who was recently recognized for providing a listening ear to a dying military veteran in need.

Sparrow Health Center

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Plug And Play's Perspective on Recent PlanetM Detroit Summit

Michigan Business Beat
August 2, 2018 1:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher catches up with Sobhan Khani VP, Internet of Things / Mobility / Real Estate Tech, while he is in Stutgart, Germany. Plug And Play, the world’s largest global innovation program, in partnership with PlanetM and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation hosted Detroit’s first Mobility Matchmaking event. 

 

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MMDC Quarterly Economic Breakfast | TED's Roger Curtis Talks Michigan's Marshall Plan for Talent

Michigan Business Beat
July 31, 2018 5:00 PM

MMDC, (Middle Michigan Development Corporation)'s Quarterly Economic Breakfast was in Clare July 17th. Its featured speaker was  state of Michigan, TED (Talent and Economic Development)'s Director Roger Curtis.

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