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Michigan Celebrates Small Business | SBDC's Role in Preparation

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
March 13, 2018 9:00 AM

Join Michigan’s small business celebration! Tickets are now available for the 14th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards gala, held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Lansing. 

In the SoundCloud PodCast embedded below Michigan Celebrates Co-Founder Chris Holman speaks with Michigan SBDC's Special Projects Coordinator Joshua Marko.

As Michigan Celebrates Small Business Annual Celebration less than two months away Chris Holman speaks with SBDC's Joshua Marko. They discuss what's been going on all year in preparation? Founding organization Michigan SBDC now the event coordinator. Who is being recognized in May? (categories). They also cover the nominations process... narrowed to awardees. Founders to recognize, Partners to recognize, along with details the business community might not realize about MCSB.
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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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Video: 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference "3 Pillars"

Michigan Business Network
March 12, 2018 2:00 PM

MBN was on hand at the 2018 Detroit Policy Conference and caught up with Chief Operating Officer for the Detroit Regional Chamber, Tammy Carnrike. The Mackinac Policy Conference is set for May 29th - June 1st on Mackinac Island, MI.

Tammy explains that for 2018 conference the three pillars of focus are "Is Michigan Prepared?", "The Mobility Disruption" and "Trust" check out the YouTube clip for that portion of the segment.

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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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The Inspiring Story of Serial Entrepreneur Richard Simtob

Be Investable
March 12, 2018 12:00 PM

Michael Melfi is joined by Richard Simtob, serial entrepreneur and Partner at Zoup!

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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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Facebook, 5G, Cisco, & More IT News

Bottom Line IT
March 9, 2018 3:00 PM

Listen to "Bottom Line IT" every week on The Michigan Business Network. We break down the technobabble by providing news, practical tips, and answers to your most pressing technology questions. We talk about how technology can be used to mitigate risks, reduce costs, increase efficiency, and produce profits for businesses.  

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All Star Team Creates "WILD FAITH"

Show Biz Weekly
March 9, 2018 1:00 PM

Segment 1: It’s always a delight to welcome filmmakers actors, writers, producers DJ Perry and Shane Hagedorn on SBW. Second time guest, but first time-live, in studio Director Jesse Low also joins us with news on the release of their next collaborations “Wild Faith”.  A departure for these filmmakers, the film will be released on March 16th simultaneously at Celebration Cinema, Lansing, and Grand Rapids, MI, and will run through March 27th.  Starring Hagedorn, in his first lead in a film, the film brings us the story of Civil War veteran Blue Coat Northerner, Emmitt Murphy, who makes a dying promise to his wounded soldier friend to take care of his wife and daughter. Murphy is a man of his word, and as a widower himself, he brings Hattie and her daughter, Grace, into his home to live with him and his teenaged son.  

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