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Alyssa Troub | LAFCU's Financial Help for Striking Workers

Michigan Business Beat
September 20, 2019 6:00 PM

With the news of a currently ongoing UAW strike,... Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Alyssa Troub, Marketing and Communications Specialist, LAFCU, Lansing, MI, about how LAFCU has help for striking workers.
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LAFCU Marketing Earns National Gold Awards

Michigan Business Network
August 23, 2019 5:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU’s marketing campaign introducing the credit union’s new “vertical” credit cards has won two gold awards in the 2019 MAC Awards. The national competition recognizes successful marketing efforts by credit unions.

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Cinnaire | Where They've Been, Where They're Going

Michigan Business Beat
August 22, 2019 4:00 PM

Mark McDaniel, President & CEO, Cinnaire, REO Town, Lansing, MI, drops back into the MBN studio to catch up with Chris Holman and share a periodic update. First, they reacquaint the listening audience with the story, mission and process of Cinnaire and then get into news about Cinnaire launching a new Five-Year Strategic Plan. They also talk about how the Marketplace Apartment Complex is providing mixed-income housing and retail space in Flint, MI, how JPMorgan Chase recently awarded $1.5 Million to pilot program of Cinnaire, the CHN Housing Partners, and how Cinnaire was also recently honored as a 2019 Crain’s Detroit Business Cool Place to Work.

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Matt Jung and the Big Joe Brand, Getting to Core Values for Innovation and Growth

Michigan Business Beat
August 20, 2019 5:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher catches up with Matt Jung, Co-Founder of Comfort Research, of Grand Rapids, MI.

  • History of the company/how it began
  • Where it currently stands today
    • Business stats
  • Company culture
    • How businesses can retain/recruit employees
  • Innovation in products
    • How these products have driven sales
  • Company growth
    • What is the company positioned for and what can businesses learn from this.
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Lansing-based Edge Partnerships Expands with Chicago Office

Michigan Business Beat
August 14, 2019 3:00 PM

Lorri Rishar, CEO of EDGE Partnerships joined Chris Holman to discuss how Lansing-based Edge Partnerships expands with Chicago office. Lansing-based Edge Partnerships recently announced that a demand for personal, tailored marketing services has prompted the marketing agency’s expansion to Chicago.

Founded in 2007 by business partners Lorri Rishar and Angela Witwer, Edge has grown into a multimillion-dollar agency serving state and national clients. A diversified client base has provided Edge with the ability to not only compete but thrive.“Today’s organizations want personalized marketing, communication and design services,” said Lorri Rishar, Edge CEO. “Our size, agility and experiences uniquely position us to fulfill this demand in Chicago.”

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Jason Smith to Lead Lending Initiatives at LAFCU

Michigan Business Network
August 12, 2019 3:00 PM

Credit union veteran working to ensure loan services meet current needs across state

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU has announced the appointment of Jason Smith as chief lending officer.

In this position, Smith serves as principal advisor to the LAFCU CEO and board of directors concerning lending strategies and risk management. The 20-year veteran of credit unions joined LAFCU in 2018 when it merged with Lansing Postal Community Credit Union of which Smith was CEO/general manager. He has been serving as LAFCU vice president of product and strategy.

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Douglas J Expands Grand Rapids Footprint

Michigan Business Beat
August 9, 2019 5:00 PM

New salons and spa join market alongside Douglas J Aveda Institute

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Douglas J is pleased to announce the expansion of salon and spa services in Grand Rapids following the acquisition of Phillip Michael Salon and grand opening of a new salon and spa, increasing the company’s presence in West Michigan.

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Quality Dairy is a Lansing treasure and part of the city’s fabric since 1936

globalEDGE Business Beat
August 9, 2019 12:00 PM

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Ray Tadgerson. Ray is the former President and CEO of the Lansing-based architecture and engineering firm C2AE. He retired from the company in 2010 and established Tadgerson Consulting later that year. In 2018, after serving on the board of Quality Dairy since 2016. 

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LAFCU Promotes Justin Tuck and Amy Thelen

Michigan Business Network
August 1, 2019 11:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU has promoted Justin Tuck to Assistant Vice President of Operations and Amy Thelen to Human Resources Generalist.

 Justin Tuck will be responsible for operations, including teller and lending functions as well as staff supervision, at the South Lansing and Collins Road branches effective Aug. 12. He’ll also represent LAFCU in the community.

As Human Resources Generalist, Amy Thelen will oversee recruiting, benefits administration and retiree relations.

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From Ambush to Essays | July 2019 LAFCU Update

Michigan Business Beat
July 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Deadline for WHEEL Essay entries is Wednesday!

LAFCU is accepting applications for the 2019 Women Helping Educate Every Lady (W.H.E.E.L.) scholarship essay contest through Wednesday, July 31. The 2019 award of $3,000 pushes LAFCU’s six-year award total to $15,000. Listen to the audio included here about that opportunity and other great efforts by LAFCU this month.

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