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HGB nurse Cheryl Laverty Celebrates 50 Years of Patient Care and Growth

Michigan Business Network
June 26, 2018 2:00 PM

In 1968, Cheryl Laverty began her career at Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital (HGB) as a Licensed Practical Nurse, when the United States was at war in Vietnam, and Robert Kennedy.

Photo: Pictured left to right:
Matt Rush, President and CEO;
Tiffany Friar,
R.N., VP of Patient Services & Quality;
Cheryl Laverty; and
Sandy Sinkovitz,
R.N., Perioperative Services Manager

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John Hiltz of OHM Advisors | 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference

Michigan Business Beat
June 22, 2018 7:00 PM

John Hiltz, President of OHM Advisors, Livonia-based third generation architecture, planning and civil engineering firm speaks with Jeffrey Mosher about the roll of OHM in advancing communities at the 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference.

They discuss a bit of background and  how his company is advising and assisting in this critical issue. They are working to raise awareness of not only the evident infrastructure issues with roads in Michigan, but also helping to educate business about the soon to be implemented Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). Senate Bill 0756, known as the Stormwater Utility Act, could also impact communities when they dive into upcoming infrastructure projects. Therefore during the conference John is working to get the word out to lawmakers, the business community, and hopefully consumers across the state.

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Gary Witzenburg talks Automotive Heritage Awards!

A Shunpiker's Journal
June 22, 2018 2:00 PM

Our friend and colleague, Gary Witzenburg, has been a racer, auto journalist, engineer, PR guy and now he is back to automotive journalism. Gary is one of the hardest working guys in the business. We spend some time talking about the Concours d’Elegance he founded at Michigan State University, and a variety of our shared auto media experiences.

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World-Class Antique, Classic and Collector Car Shows with Ed Lucas

A Shunpiker's Journal
June 22, 2018 1:00 PM

Ed Lucas, auto heritage expert and the voice of many of the most prestigious Concours d’Elegance in the country, talks about these world-class antique, classic and collector car shows and some of the ones he has worked in and around the last few months. We agree on the Amelia Island event being the best in many ways. We also talk about the collector car auction scene - what’s hot and what’s not. His deep knowledge of automotive history and his rich baritone voice will grace our upcoming Automotive Heritage Awards program at the Concours d’Elegnce of America at St. John’s.

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Escape Games Build Brains!

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
June 22, 2018 12:00 PM

From an informal education perspective, the rising Escape Games movement offers a unique way to challenge your thinking and problem solving abilities.  Robert Cook, founder and owner of ESC by Design enhances these venues by creating custom props and adventure environments.  Utilizing 3-D printers, micro-technology and his creative spirit, Robert is setting out to have his small business broaden the learning experiences at as many locations as possible.

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Chelsey’s Fishing Story: The Ezra Project!

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
June 22, 2018 11:00 AM

Examples of neighborly acts often go un-celebrated in our society.  As a freshman at Stockbridge High School, Chelsey Asquith approached long-time family friends to offer an idea that would positively impact their young son.  Ezra has a birth defect that limits his ability to fully experience his love of fishing.  That limitation is now being minimized.

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Satisfaction with Economy Hits All-Time High Among Small Business Owners According to Michigan Future Business Index

Michigan Business Network
June 21, 2018 4:00 PM

LANSING, Mich., June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest Michigan Future Business Index (MFBI) data show that more than eight-in-ten small to mid-sized business owners in the state are satisfied with the economy. Satisfaction is strongest in Lansing (86 percent) and Saginaw/Bay City/Flint (85 percent). 

Nearly 43 percent of all respondents said wages have increased over the past six months, a seven-point rise over the December 2017 survey.  Additionally, 38 percent showed a growth in profits, up from 32 percent last December. Hiring remained flat, as did sales growth.

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LSCP | Midway Point of 2018 Report

U.P. Perspectives
June 21, 2018 2:00 PM

Reflections by host of 'U.P. Perspectives' Amy Clickner of Lake Superior Community Partnership:

As we head to the mid-way point of 2018 (can you believe it?) I thought it was a great time to review the activities of the LSCP and its partners from the first half of the year. 

Kicking off the year, we held our Annual Meeting and Annual Dinner. The meeting is a more formal event with organizational business being held. We were able to share a presentation celebrating 20 years of economic development success and we recognized outgoing Chairman Dennis Smith while welcoming Chairman Brett French. This meeting is not just for the board of directors, but rather open to all investors of the LSCP.


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David Palmer | Workforce Intelligence Network

Communicating Business
June 21, 2018 1:00 PM

The future of Michigan’s workforce was a major topic at the 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference. One of the experts part of that discussion was David Palmer Senior Director for Strategies & Partnerships at the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) for Southeast Michigan.

He talks in this segment about the communications challenges in speaking to workforce development and how his organization overcomes them.

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Kevin Bopp | Communicating With a Large, Urban-Based Workforce

Communicating Business
June 21, 2018 12:00 PM

Communicating with a large, urban-based workforce offers some insights that can be helpful for any business.

Bedrock’s Kevin Bopp talks about how employees in the growing business since in Downtown Detroit are kept updated on things like parking. What they do can apply to your challenges and opportunities.




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