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Sparrow Seeking More Dogs for Popular Pet Therapy Program

Michigan Business Network
November 7, 2019 8:00 AM

Sparrow Health System has an innovative pet therapy program in which compassionate canines visit Patients at the hospital and provide the intrinsic benefits that come from interacting with an animal.

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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week with Visit to Germany

Michigan Business Beat
November 6, 2019 4:00 PM

LuAnn Dunsford, Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Works! Association joins MBN to talk about how Michigan Works! Association is Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week with a Visit to Germany.

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A Review of Historic Tourism Data

Michigan Business Beat
November 6, 2019 3:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes Jack Schripsema President/CEO of Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau back to the studio, to review new Historic Tourism Data from local economic impact studies.

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Business Sports Luncheon with Tom Dickson (video, photos)

Michigan Business Network
November 5, 2019 2:00 PM

Sports Entrepreneur, Tom Dickson speaks at the Michigan Business Network's annual Business Sports Luncheon on October 30th at the MSU U-Club.

Tom Dickson has been one of the chief entrepreneurs in the business of sports, launching his first professional sports team in 1996 - the Class-A baseball team Lansing Lugnuts - and spearheading the team's home, Cooley Law Stadium. The Lugnuts have been one of the most successful minor league baseball teams in history. In 2007, Tom founded Professional Sports Catering - a foodservice company specializing in operating MiLB ballparks around the country.

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PRESS: BWL to Host Open Houses This Week to Collect Input on Region’s Energy Future

Michigan Business Network
November 5, 2019 11:00 AM

Five Public Open Houses to be Held in November to Shape BWL’s New Integrated Resource Plan - Two this week!

The Lansing Board of Water & Light is hosting a series of Open Houses to gather feedback on the new Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which will guide the company’s actions to continue delivering cleaner, affordable and reliable power to the region for decades to come. Members of the public are invited to attend the Open Houses to ask questions and offer suggestions to help shape the IRP.

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DS Huber Real Estate Group Setting Systems for Work Life Balance

Michigan Business Beat
November 4, 2019 2:00 PM

Dale Huber, Broker/Owner; General Business Manager DS Huber Real Estate Group LLC, Lansing, MI joins Chris Holman in the MBN studio to share an update from the company.
Dales's Property Management company has seen growth and has been expanding services.

For this local real estate group they evaluated the growth and how to find work-life balance.
Dale and his wife Sara share how one can go on vacation for six weeks and still run a business effectively?

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PRESS: BWL to Conduct Test of Dam Break Warning System

Michigan Business Network
November 4, 2019 11:00 AM

The Lansing Board of Water & Light will conduct an annual test of its dam break warning system tomorrow, Tuesday, November 5. Two sirens will sound at approximately 2pm, followed by a recorded message that will be broadcasted by loudspeakers. The message will say, “Testing the dam break flood warning system.”

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U.P. Perspective | Public Policy (noun): Government Policies That Affect the Whole Population

U.P. Perspectives
November 4, 2019 9:00 AM

News from Amy Clickner and Lake Superior Community Partnership:

Public policy is not something everyone thinks about but is very important in how our society is managed. The Center for Civic Education defines specific attributes of public policy that help to expand on the above basic definition:


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NEWS: Additional $9 Million for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Michigan Business Network
November 2, 2019 12:00 PM

Peters Leads Successful Bipartisan Effort to Secure Additional $

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – The Senate passed U.S. Senator Gary Peters’ (MI) bipartisan measure yesterday to increase funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative by $9 million for the coming year as part of a government funding bill. Peters worked with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) to secure the additional funding, boosting GLRI funding from $301 million to $310 million. The GLRI program helps restore habitats, combat invasive species, clean up waterways and prevent pollution. It is also vital to Michigan’s economy. According to a University of Michigan study, every GLRI dollar spent from 2010 to 2016 will produce $3.35 in additional economic activity in the Great Lakes through 2036.

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Paul Doyle with Details on 'West Michigan Nice is Not an Inclusion Strategy' event

Michigan Business Beat
November 2, 2019 9:00 AM

The West Michigan Public Relations Society of America (WMPRSA,) in conjunction with Inclusive Performance Strategies (IPS), will host the thought-provoking event, Own Your Privilege: West Michigan Nice is Not an Inclusion Strategy

Last week, the West Michigan Public Relations Society of America (WMPRSA), along with Inclusive Performance Strategies (IPS), announced the upcoming event on Tuesday, November 12th, West Michigan Nice is Not an Inclusion Strategy. The event will run from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Grand Valley State University’s Loosemore Auditorium, 401 Fulton Street West, Grand Rapids, MI 49504. The program will work with attendees to unpack their privilege while finding their role in promoting equity in the community. Tickets are $35 for professionals and $15 for students. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for networking and registration. In recent days Jeffrey Mosher caught up with Paul Doyle to find out more!

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