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An innovative small business pioneers Internet marketing

Business Next
July 18, 2017 3:05 PM

Michael Rogers interviews Tom Pelon, president of Smartlink Solutions in Wixom. From their website: “The business was formed in 1994 when the founder contracted to become an authorized dealer for The Message on Hold Network. The newly formed company provided Message on Hold and telecommunication solutions to small and medium sized businesses located in Metro Detroit.

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An Ann Arbor company transforms pharmacy research and education

Business Next
July 10, 2017 10:00 AM

Michael Rogers talks with Scott McCreadie, founder of the McCreadie Group, Inc., a pharmacy software solutions provider based in Ann Arbor, recently designated one of 2017’s Michigan 50 Companies to Watch by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. McCreadie Group has been transforming the way research pharmacies, residency programs, and pharmacy education run daily operations for over a decade with web-based software solutions that automate manual processes, improve efficiency, and simplify and ensure compliance with industry standards.

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Profile of a Michigan company that is one of the fastest growing private companies in America

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June 19, 2017 12:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Jeff Epstein, founder and CEO of Ambassador Software of Royal Oak, a member of the list of Michigan 50 Companies to Watch for 2017.

From their company website: “Ambassador empowers marketers to increase customers, referrals, and revenue by leveraging the power of word-of-mouth. Our marketer-friendly software simplifies referral marketing, automating the process of enrolling, tracking, rewarding and managing your customers, affiliates, influencers, and partners.

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A small rural manufacturer produces world-class products

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June 19, 2017 10:00 AM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Kevin Schlueter, President and CEO of Kalkaska Screw Products (KSP), a member of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch.

From their website: “KSP was founded over 40 years ago. Since its inception, the company has evolved into a globally competitive manufacturer of highly engineered machined components. KSP primarily serves the automotive, aerospace and heavy truck industries. Most of our products are used in safety related applications that require high levels of precision and zero defects.

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Profile of quality control manufacturer Youngtronics

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May 19, 2017 12:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Rupesh, president and CEO of Youngtronics, a member of the 2017 list of Michigan 50 Companies to Watch. From their website: “Youngtronics is a world class quality control manufacturer company, a Leader in providing electronics manufacturing services including contract design, material procurement, documentation, assembly and testing.  Our mission is to provide total customer satisfaction through teamwork, continuous improvements and with just in time manufacturing operations. Our ability to provide the exact, techno savvy and cost saving solutions to our customer’s most challenging requirements and our access to the latest technology and infrastructure has established us well ahead in the field. Youngtronics conducts its full service contract manufacturing operations in a static free, Climate control building.” Steps to improve the security of your digital life

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Small business specializes in wild foraged and artisanal food products

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May 19, 2017 10:00 AM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Shannon Jakovac, brand division manager of Earthy Delights in Okemos. Earthy Delights specializes in wild mushrooms and other seasonal wild-harvested items, fresh specialty produce, artisanally produced cheese, aged balsamic vinegar, exotic spices and hard-to find ingredients to both the professional chef and the cooking enthusiast.

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Profile of an innovative Michigan high-tech textile company

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May 16, 2017 2:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Randy Rubin, co-CEO of The Crypton Companies and CEO of Nanotex.

Nanotex is a leading fabric innovation company providing nanotechnology-based textile enhancements to the apparel, home and commercial/residential interiors markets. Purchased by soft-surface technology leader Crypton, Inc. in 2013, Nanotex is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills with operations across the United States, Asia, India and Europe. To date, more than 80 textile mills worldwide are utilizing Nanotex treatments in products sold by more than 100 leading brands worldwide.

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Gaylord All Outdoors team Visits Lansing - Delivering Fun and Vacation Options

Michigan Business Network
May 10, 2017 9:00 AM


Jeffrey Mosher welcomed Paul Beachnau, ‎Executive Director at Gaylord Area Convention and Tourism Bureau along with Sandy Mattingly, Owner Manager, Pine Cone Vacations, Gaylord, MI into the studio.

Gaylord's All Outdoors team in Lansing - delivering fun and vacation options : They looked back briefly at this past winter and then jumped right in to discussing trails, Morels, lakes, and golf.

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The Most Spectacular Michigan Resort Swings In To Spring

Michigan Business Network
May 5, 2017 10:00 AM


Chris Holman catches up with Barry Owens General Manager of TreeTops Resort of Gaylord, MI. They discuss the recent ski season, huge rennovations underway, the great activities and draw of Gaylord. They also look ahead to this year's golfing at the resort.


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Profile of a small business tackling the giants of the personal hygiene industry

Business Next
May 3, 2017 4:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Kasia Rothe, owner of Rustic MAKA natural deodorants. From their website: “Growing up in Warsaw, Poland, alongside my sisters Monica and Alex, was filled with family gatherings, home cooked meals and camping trips. Summers were spent in the country, cooler months on making fruit preserves and lots of care-free play.

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