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What Makes Printing Essentials So Much Better

Michigan Business Beat
September 21, 2017 5:00 PM

Chris Holman speaks with Jason French, Managing Partner, Printing Essentials, Lake Odessa, MI, finding out his background, the company Printing Essential's story, their core services and how they're doing in 2017.

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Consumers Energy Ranked #1 Place to Work in Michigan

Michigan Business Beat
September 1, 2017 3:00 PM

Chris Holman recently spoke with Patti Poppe, president and CEO of CMS Energy, about completing her first year as CEO of Consumers Energy & CMS Energy July 1st and being the first female CEO in the 130-year history of the company; one of 32 Fortune 500 female CEOs in U.S.

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Affordable Housing is a Key Economic Tool

Michigan Business Beat
August 30, 2017 10:00 AM

Cinnaire is a full-service community development financial partner that supports community stabilization and economic development by developing and nurturing partnerships with investors and mission-focused organizations. They provide creative loans, investments and best-in-class services to partners. Their commitment to building exceptional communities drives their team to provide advanced investment opportunities to investors balanced with a conservative approach to the bottom-line.

Watch below as Cinnaire's President and CEO Mark McDaniel joins Chris Holman in our Lansing studio to find out more about how Cinnaire is Advancing Communities.

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A Conversation with Nick Grueser; The 2017 Lansing Lugnuts

Michigan Business Beat
August 28, 2017 3:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher catches up with Nick Grueser, General Manager, Lansing Lugnuts, Lansing, Michigan at Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Lugnuts. They discuss the 2017 minor league baseball season.

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Another Great Summer for TreeTops Resort of Gaylord, MI

Michigan Business Beat
August 28, 2017 11:00 AM

Chris Holman gets a chance to catch up with Barry Owens, General Manager, Treetops Resort, Gaylord, Michigan. They discuss the summer season, how business has been going, what the facility has to offer, and then look ahead to fall and winter.

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Lansing-Based Neogen Corporation Plans New $1.3 Million Rehab of Lansing Building to House Ideal® Instruments Subsidiary

Michigan Business Network
August 4, 2017 11:00 AM

Project to Remove Blight, Create New Jobs, and Expand Existing Lansing Business

LANSING, MI, August 4, 2017 – Mayor Virg Bernero and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) today announced Lansing-based Neogen Corporation’s plans to create a new home for its Ideal® Instruments subsidiary at 1000 S. Hosmer Street in Lansing. Ideal® Instruments, founded in 1931, is an industry leader in the development of precision veterinary drug delivery instruments. Founded in 1982, Neogen Corporation develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety.

“We’ve been in Lansing for a long time and have made a considerable investment and commitment in the community,” said Jim Houthoofd, Neogen Treasurer. “We’re excited to expand our workforce and increase our impact.”

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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

Business Next
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

Business Next
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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