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2016 sales in the Automotive Industry, crossover vehicles, and the NAIAS/Detroit

Michigan Business Beat
January 16, 2017 5:00 PM

Chris Holman talks with Terry Burns, Executive Vice President, Michigan Automobile Dealers Association, East Lansing, MI about the 2016 sales in the Automotive Industry, crossover vehicles, and the NAIAS/Detroit. They then take a look ahead into the good things 2017 has to offer.

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The huge auto aftermarket show in Las Vegas

A Shunpiker's Journal
January 3, 2017 4:00 PM

Steve Purdy talks with John Larson, CEO of Bestop Corporation, maker of Jeep soft tops, both OEM and aftermarket, about the huge auto aftermarket show in Las Vegas, the biggest trade show of its kind anywhere, put on by the Specialty Equipment Market Association. Bestop does much of its R&D in the Detroit area working closely with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. John gives us a good sense of the show and his company’s role in the auto industry.

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New Elements Arrive at the North American International Auto Show

A Shunpiker's Journal
January 3, 2017 2:00 PM

With the North American International Auto Show coming up in Detroit we talk with the chairman, area auto dealer Sam Slaughter. Some new elements of the show include an exhibit of auto technology called Automobili-D during media and industry days. We talk about the Charity Preview and the importance of the show to the industry and the region.

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Forging a New Future with the Autonomous Car

Michigan Business Beat
December 20, 2016 2:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes back Carol L. Cain, CBS 62 Senior Producer & Detroit Free Press Columnist, Host, Michigan Matters, Detroit, for a Monthly Update. This time around focused on Mobility.  

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Air Lift Company takes air suspension to new heights

A Shunpiker's Journal
December 2, 2016 2:00 PM

Steve Purdy talks to Ryan Feyer, marketing manager of the Load Support division of the Air Lift Company, a 75-year-old, family-owned Michigan-based company that makes air suspension systems for the aftermarket.

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Mayor Hollister working the 2nd Shift

A Shunpiker's Journal
December 2, 2016 1:00 PM

Steve Purdy spends the first half of this Shunpiker's Journal episode talking to former Lansing mayor David Hollister. They discuss the documentary film and book he co-produced with Ray Tadgerson and others.

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2016 THANKSGIVING TRAVEL FORECAST

Michigan Business Network
November 22, 2016 10:00 AM

OVER 1.5 MILLION MICHIGANDERS CELEBRATING THANKSGIVING WITH HOLIDAY GETAWAY

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Rock Out This Summer Once Again At MIS

Michigan Business Network
November 2, 2016 1:00 PM

The FREE Saturday concert is back!

Track will host a pair of race weekends in 2017, June 16-18 and Aug. 11-13

BROOKLYN, Mich. (Oct. 28, 2016) — The Saturday night concert returns to Michigan International Speedway in 2017 for both the FireKeepers Casino 400 and Pure Michigan 400 event weekends.

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Book Launch of Second Shift, GM, and Lansing

globalEDGE Business Beat
October 18, 2016 3:30 PM

Tomas Hult speaks with co-authors David Hollister, Ray Tadgerson, and David Closs. This segment is a synopsis of his series of six interviews from August 2016, at the time of the the launch of Second Shift, The Inside Story of the Keep GM Movement

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Covisint Simplifies the Logistic Stream of Auto Suppliers

Michigan Business Beat
October 17, 2016 1:00 PM


MBN's Chris Holman talks with Tim Evavold, Executive Director Automotive, Covisint at the 2016 CAR Management Briefing Seminars in the Traverse City area. Tim informs of what Covisint does which includes simplifying the logistic stream of auto suppliers. Covisint also is in the business of helping companies connect and manage their complex digital business ecosystems.

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