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Detroit's Vibrant Sports Venues

Association Impact
July 10, 2018 5:00 PM

The Detroit Sports Authority, part of the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau is continuing to make a difference for the city. Detroit is one of the few cities that have four major sports facilities in it’s downtown area. Thus, the city provides a unique venue for sporting events.

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New Detroit Marketing Campaign Making a Difference

Association Impact
July 10, 2018 4:00 PM

The marketing being conducted by the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau is making a difference.  A new campaign the Bureau is conducting through leadership with SMZ, is involving more interactive marketing.  This has led to increased occupancy and thus, new hotels. 

Larry Alexander shares information about the new boutique properties coming into the market place and the background on the decision to eliminate Airbnb’s in the city.

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Meet Larry Alexander, FASAE, President & CEO of the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau

Association Impact
July 10, 2018 3:00 PM

Meet Larry Alexander, FASAE, President & CEO of the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau. Learn about his career experiences, passion for making a difference and legacies created during his illustrious career with the DMCVB.

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The Change in Marketing Messages for Detroit

Association Impact
July 10, 2018 2:00 PM

In recent years, the city of Detroit, Michigan has earned the nickname “America’s Comeback City” – and rightfully so. Larry Alexander, FASAE shares with listeners the change in the marketing messages for Detroit. The campaign began in 2009 when the city began making major improvements to the Cobo Center, the hospitality venues and the city in general. Learn about these expansion efforts and the return on investment.

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The Right Place and Oceana County Economic Development Corporation Enter Partnership

Michigan Business Network
July 10, 2018 9:00 AM

New partnership to increase business assistance to Oceana business community and drive regional economic growth

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (7/9/18) – Grand Rapids-based The Right Place, Inc. and the Oceana County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC) announced today a multiyear strategic partnership to drive current and long-term economic growth in Oceana County.

 Under the terms of the three-year agreement, The Right Place will support the county’s economic development efforts by providing comprehensive business retention, expansion and attraction services.  The Right Place will also assist the county with its marketing and communications as a means of attracting new businesses to the area.


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Election 20XX | Michigan Legislative Candidate Forum PART 2

Equity Equals
July 9, 2018 1:00 PM

The Election 20XX  Michigan Legislative Candidate Forum is the first in a series of electoral justice events leading up to the November 2018 general election that are organized by Black Lives Matter Lansing and Black Lives Matter Michigan.
 
Candidates running for US Senate District 23 and House of Representatives Districts 67 and 68 respond to questions generated by the Election 20XX Community and from the audience. 
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Jason Kildea: The Unyielding Belief in What’s Possible

Leadership Low Down
July 9, 2018 12:00 PM

Jason Kildea has what every entrepreneur must have, an unyielding belief in what’s possible. Are there moments of doubt, sure. Are there moments when integrity is tempted on whether as a startup do you take the immediate money or do what is right and best for the customer and invest in your future.

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Election 20XX | Michigan Legislative Candidate Forum PART 1

Equity Equals
July 6, 2018 7:00 PM

The Election 20XX  Michigan Legislative Candidate Forum is the first in a series of electoral justice events leading up to the November 2018 general election that are organized by Black Lives Matter Lansing and Black Lives Matter Michigan.
 
Candidates running for US Senate District 23 and House of Representatives Districts 67 and 68 respond to questions generated by the Election 20XX Community and from the audience. 
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Grand Rapids Metrology Announces Fifth Generation Founding Family Member As New President

Michigan Business Beat
July 5, 2018 3:00 PM

Megan Spruit, 32, named next President of the 96-year old Michigan-based company

Grand Rapids Metrology, the largest provider of measurement services in Michigan, announced in June that Megan Spruit, 32, will be promoted to the position of President effective July 1. She speaks with Jeffrey Mosher about her background, the company and the transition into this role.

Megan Spruit, daughter of current CEO Richard Spruit, is the fifth generation of the 96-year old family business. Richard Spruit will remain in the position of CEO. Grand Rapids Metrology currently has offices in Grand Rapids, Benton Harbor, Bay City, Battle Creek and Metro Detroit.

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LAFCU-Perry Partnership Wins State Association’s Innovation Award

Michigan Business Network
July 2, 2018 1:00 PM

Credit union’s involvement with Perry Public Schools lays foundation for state-of-the-art technology to serve community

LANSING, Mich. — The partnership between LAFCU and the Perry community was awarded the Innovation Award from Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL) at the trade association’s annual convention, June 6-9, in Traverse City.

Photo above:  LAFCU management, board and committee members at Michigan Credit Union League’s 2018 Annual Conventionshare in the excitement of receiving MCUL’s Innovation Award from Dave Adams, MCUL CEO, far left.  

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