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From the Class Room to the Big Screen

Show Biz Weekly
April 3, 2018 6:00 PM

Segment 1:While on set in Mississippi for a film, Actor/Model Ryan Anthony Williams joins Show Biz Weekly and shares an inspiring story of how a he was scouted by an instructor to join the school theatre. The spotting by one of his instructors for being the class clown, he was plucked into doing plays and the bug bit him hard, but with a plan of back up. His smarts landed him in premed and theatre studies at university where he graduated, and pursued his career.

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LEAP Continues Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity

Pure Lansing
April 2, 2018 10:00 AM

Annual Diversity & Equity Statement Signed & 2017 Regional Diversity Star Award Presented

LANSING, MI – Continuing its commitment to inclusion and diversity, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) presented its 3rd Annual Regional Diversity Star Award to Foster Swift at its Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at MSU Federal Credit Union, East Lansing, MI. LEAP recognizes companies, like Foster Swift who demonstrate best practices in creating a diverse and welcoming place where global talent wants to work and succeed, which has a direct impact on our local economy.

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Lilium Electric Jet, WSJ Technology Alert & More IT News

Bottom Line IT
April 2, 2018 9:00 AM

In this podcast of Bottom Line IT with Amy Mumby and Erik Jacobsen you segments get the latest on tech stories that you need to be up on, and hear them discussed to the bottom line of what you need to know:
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LAFCU Selects Jorgensen As Assistant Branch Manager

Michigan Business Network
March 30, 2018 7:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU has selected Stephen Jorgensen, of Lansing, as assistant branch manager, currently assigned to the LAFCU contact center located at the mid-Michigan credit union’s headquarters in west Lansing.

In the new position, Jorgensen works with contact center employees to increase efficiency and job satisfaction as well as develops schedules for the 16-person contact center branch.

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The Secret to Growth and Success for Entrepreneurs

Be Investable
March 30, 2018 5:00 PM

For the latest 'Be Investable' Michael Melfi has a conversation with Brooke Dukes, President of Align To Thrive. She shares about corporate culture and the secret to growth and success for entrepreneurs and emerging companies.

Based on the programs and training used with the Girl Scouts of America, Quicken Loans and McClures Pickles, Brooke explains what an ISMs and how these are used in establishing a culture for an organization.

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MIRS Weekly Political Update | March 28, 2018

Michigan Business Beat
March 30, 2018 4:00 PM

MIRS Publisher John Reurink and his MIRS team speak with freedom-loving West Michigan, Rep. Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) who shares his opinions on why voters in his district are frustrated with their Republican-led government and how that could impact the 2018 elections. Johnson also talks about school safety reform and whether Michigan already gives police officers the power to take away the weapons of those a court has found to be mentally unstable and a danger to themselves and others.

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Delta Dental Hosts Run For The House

Michigan Business Beat
March 30, 2018 1:00 PM

The Ronald McDonald House of Mid Michigan held their 18th annual Run for the House Saturday March 24th. For the 6th year Delta Dental of Michigan stepped up as the title sponsor. 

Delta Dental hosts the event each spring on their campus of Okemos, MI. The event raises funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charity.


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Software company expansion boosts state’s IT sector

Michigan Business Network
March 30, 2018 9:00 AM

News Release provided by: MEDC

California-based Nexient’s investment brings 300 tech jobs to Ann Arbor

LANSING, Mich. – Nexient, a global-leading software services provider, will expand its business operations in Ann Arbor, providing a decisive boost to Michigan’s ongoing effort to attract tech companies and talent to the state.

“Our economic reinvention already has connected more than 540,000 Michiganders with new private-sector jobs,” said Gov. Rick Snyder. “The demand for talented workers in dynamic fields like computer science and the professional trades continues to grow. And, as Michigan grows, we need to be ready.”

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Future of Small Business In Great Hands

Michigan Business Beat
March 29, 2018 5:00 PM

Chris Holman talks welcomes Carol L. Cain, CBS 62 Senior Producer & Detroit Free Press Columnist, Host, Michigan Matters, Detroit. They cover how small business is in great hands with the ambition and innovation of the upcoming generations.

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Dennis Swan, Long-Time Sparrow Health System CEO and Health Industry Thought Leader, Announces Plans To Retire

Michigan Business Network
March 29, 2018 3:00 PM

LANSING, MI – Dennis Swan, long-time president and CEO of Lansing-based Sparrow Health System announced today he plans to retire in October of this year. Swan, 70, took over the Sparrow helm in June 2005, after serving as interim president since November 2004 and in numerous executive roles prior to that for a total of over 37 years of service.

“Last year, as I was approaching age 70, I began to consider life after Sparrow. But, as always, I wanted to see numerous projects through to completion,” says Swan. “It’s been an honor and privilege working to advance the region’s health and health care with such a strong and committed team of Board Members, Physicians, Nurses, Caregivers, Volunteers and Leaders. Everyone here is dedicated to providing quality health care and service excellence for every Patient. Now is the ideal time for Sparrow to begin the succession process. The new phase of my life will bring more unstructured time and greater opportunities to be with my wife, daughter, son-in-law and three fantastic grandchildren.”

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