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$190k Check Presentation for MLK Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan

Michigan Business Network
January 17, 2020 5:00 PM

On Friday, January 17th at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan received $190K in donations. The donations were from area businesses to help the commission in its work to support equality, diversity and social justice in the mid-Michigan region. 

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Michigan Economic Forecast Series 2019 - Stop #4 (Capital Region)

Michigan Business Network
December 30, 2019 11:00 AM

Michigan Business Network recently held its annual Michigan Economic Forecast Series breakfast (capital region) this is stop #4 going around the state. The events share reviews of 2019 and a look ahead for Michigan in 2020.

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Mike Eckert | Welcome to S.A.F.E. (Slip and Fall Elimination)

Michigan Business Beat
December 27, 2019 2:00 PM

Mike Eckert CSP, CSHM, CAWC, Director, Loss Control Services of AF Group joins Chris Holman on a discussion. Not only do they review why and how companies do what they can to prevent winter's slips and falls, but they also review its impact on the bottom line and tight staffs in an economy enduring a talent shortage.

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2019 MFBI Fall Survey Results are In!

Michigan Business Network
December 12, 2019 3:00 PM

More than Eight-in-Ten Business Leaders Satisfied with Overall Economy According to Latest Michigan Future Business Index

LANSING, Mich. - The latest Michigan Future Business Index (MFBI) data show more than eight-in-ten (82 percent) of statewide business leaders representing small- to mid-sized businesses remain satisfied with the overall economy. Satisfaction is strongest in West Michigan (88 percent) and Metro Detroit (82 percent). 

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AF Group | Driver Safety Tips for Employees and Employers

Michigan Business Beat
December 9, 2019 2:00 PM

Chris Holman speaks with Bob Lapinski, Media & Public Relations Advisor, AF Group, Chicago, IL, and Lansing, MI.
This month they discuss driver safety tips for employees and employers.

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MFBI Survey A Way for Michigan Business to Voice Their Expectations

Michigan Business Beat
November 27, 2019 9:00 AM

As we get toward the end of November, your latest opportunity to get your business opinions heard in the twice a year Michigan Future Business Index is almost over.

Here we share a recent interview with Bob Lapinski, Media and Public Relations Advisor at Accident Fund Insurance Company of America. He drops by to talk with the Michigan Business Network about the twice a year Michigan Future Business Index survey.

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2019 Dapper Dads Raise over $540,000 for Women’s Health in Mid-Michigan

Michigan Business Network
July 2, 2019 12:00 PM

Sparrow Foundation and the Women Working Wonders committee wrap up another successful year!

LANSING, MI – About $542,000 was raised for women’s health in the recent 2019 Sparrow Foundation’s Women Working Wonders (W3) 10th Annual Dapper Dads Challenge & Fashion Show.

Over the past 10 years, the event has raised nearly $4 million to support women’s health initiatives in Mid-Michigan.

 

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Rising Health Insurance Costs and Talent Acquisition Are Top Concerns of Business Owners According to Latest Michigan Future Business Index

Michigan Business Network
June 27, 2019 11:00 AM

LANSING, Mich., June 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest Michigan Future Business Index (MFBI) data show the rising cost of health insurance and acquiring talent are the top concerns for Michigan's small- to mid-sized business leaders.

Overall, business owners showed slower sales and profit results over the past six months, while wages and capital investment strengthened.

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Leading With People and Culture Lisa Corless | Leadership Low Down

Leadership Low Down
June 8, 2019 9:00 AM

Lisa Corless is president and CEO of AF Group (Lansing, Mich.), a premier provider of innovative insurance solutions. In this role, Corless is responsible for all organizational operations across AF Group brands and for developing strategies to diversify the company’s portfolio. Lisa shares her passion for building winning cultures and AF Group's focus on "People First".

 

 

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MFBI Survey Helps Michigan Business Look Forward

Michigan Business Beat
May 30, 2019 4:00 PM

It's May 30th the month is almost over, and so is your latest opportunity to get your business opinions heard in the twice a year Michigan Future Business Index.

Here is a recent interview with Bob Lapinski, Media and Public Relations Advisor at Accident Fund Insurance Company of America drops by to talk with the Michigan Business Network about the twice a year Michigan Future Business Index survey.

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