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Eliminating Losses in Large Downtime Events

The Leaning Edge
June 6, 2018 2:00 PM

On this segment of the Leaning Edge is Dr. Bill Edwards; PhD, PE, PMP. Dr. Edwards started his career at Ford Engine Design where he won one of Ford’s Highest Honors, The Ford Customer-Driven Quality Award for Warranty Reduction.

Dr. Edwards also worked at Chrysler Engine Design on a global engine program - winning one ofWard’s AutoWorld Ten (10) Best Engines. He led change in Chrysler’s Advance Manufacturing Engineering. There, Dr. Edwards’s Lean Manufacturing SWAT teams quickly identified manufacturing issues & implement solutions across North America.

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LEAN: Learn, Educate, And Network 8th Annual Conference

The Leaning Edge
June 6, 2018 12:00 PM

On this segment of the Leaning Edge is Betsy Williams. Betsy works in the Training Services Division of Northwestern Michigan College which is a part of the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center. Betsy is a Sales and Training Specialist, specializing in human resource management. She talks about LEAN: Learn, Educate, And Network 8th annual conference.

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AAA MICHIGAN | Releases New Transportation Survey

Michigan Business Network
June 6, 2018 11:00 AM

Drivers Rate State Roads Poorly and Current Funding Ineffective  

DEARBORN, MI. (May 29, 2018)  —  As part of its legacy of traffic safety advocacy, the attached Transportation Survey was released by AAA-The Auto Club Group today. The survey of its Michigan members reveals some staggering, yet unsurprising statistics when it comes to road conditions and motorist safety:

Michigan Road/Bridge Quality

  • 89%              Rate the conditions as fair or poor
  • Only 2%       Rate the conditions as very good or excellent
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AAA MICHIGAN | Teen Driver Involved Crashes Kill 10 People a Day During 100 Deadliest Days

Michigan Business Network
June 6, 2018 10:00 AM

Deadly Teen Crashes Jump 14 Percent -  Speed and Nighttime Driving are Major Factor  

DEARBORN, MI. (May 30, 2018)– More than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving a teen driver in 2016 during the 100 Deadliest Days, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That is an average of 10 people per day – a 14 percent increase compared to the rest of the year, according to data analyzed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. As school lets out for summer, AAA stresses the importance of preparing and educating inexperienced teen drivers for some of the most dangerous driving days of the year. 

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ML Strength's Dana Cavalea

Be Investable
June 6, 2018 9:00 AM

On this episode of Be Investible is Dana Cavalea. Dana is the former head trainer for the New York Yankees and has the opportunity to work with some of the greatest athletes in the world including Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, Justin Verlander, and more. In addition, he was the recipient of the 2009 MLB Nolan Ryan Award. This award is given to MLB's top Strength Coach as voted by his peers.

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Mackinac Conference Panel: Michigan Not Yet Ready for Life-Changing Technology Advances

Michigan Business Network
June 6, 2018 9:00 AM

“The Future is Now: Are You Ready?”

MACKINAC ISLAND -- Michigan has a ways to go to position itself as a leader in advancing quality-of -life technologies, such as autonomous vehicles, telehealth and broadband reach, according to a distinguished panel at the Mackinac Policy Conference Thursday afternoon May 31st.

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Bob Burg the Go-Giver

Be Investable
June 6, 2018 8:00 AM

On this segment of Be Investable is Bob Burg. Bob is a sought-after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences on topics at the core of the Go-Giver books. A former television personality and top-producing salesperson, Bob has shared the platform with some of today’s top business leaders, broadcast personalities, coaches, athletes, and political leaders, including a former U.S. president.

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BBB Study: Sweepstakes, Lottery and Prize Schemes Devastate Older Victims with Evolving Tactics

Michigan Business Network
June 6, 2018 6:00 AM

SOUTHFIELD, MI - June 5, 2018 – A new report by Better Business Bureau (BBB) says sweepstakes, lottery and prize schemes are devastating victims financially and emotionally with ever-evolving methods. These frauds concentrate on seniors, targeting them by direct mail, cold calling, social media, even text messages and smartphone pop-ups. BBB warns consumers to be on guard against these serious and pervasive frauds and their perpetrators.

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LAFCU donates 8,137 meals to Greater Lansing Food Bank in support of WKAR Radio Spring Fundraiser

Michigan Business Network
June 6, 2018 5:00 AM

Partnership connects credit union, public radio with effort to fight hunger

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU’s partnership with WKAR Radio during its Spring Fundraiser resulted in the credit union donating $2,712.50 – the equivalent of 8,137 meals – to Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB).

 

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MEDC | MSF-approved projects generate nearly $2.7 billion

Michigan Business Network
June 5, 2018 3:00 PM

MSF-approved projects generate nearly $2.7 billion in investment, create or retain 9,372 jobs
  • Transformational brownfield support approved for Bedrock development in Detroit
  • New Amazon fulfillment center in west Michigan
  • Catalytic development projects impact communities around state 

LANSING, Mich. – With recent approval of support for new construction on Detroit’s historic downtown Hudson’ site and renovations of the city’s treasured icons, the Michigan Strategic Fund board has authorized vital funds for Bedrock Management Services’ long-anticipated transformation of some of the highest-profile  brownfield properties in the state.

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