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Gaylord All Outdoors team - Gearing up for Michigan Winter Activities

Michigan Business Beat
November 29, 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, along with Barry Owens, General Manager, Treetops Resort & Spa  Gaylord, MI into the studio.

Gaylord's All Outdoors team was back in Lansing checking out MBN's new studio, and delivering fun and vacation options as always. They looked ahead to this upcoming winter and jumped right in to discussing trails, skiing, festivals, and why you should get outdoors soon!

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More than Just Pie!

Michigan Business Beat
November 27, 2017 2:00 PM

Founder Mike Busley from the Grand Traverse Pie Company visited the MBN Studios from Traverse City, MI to catch us up with what’s happening with the company. In addition to the delicious pies that the GT Pie distributes across the state, they offer a variety of traditional comfort foods, online services and a new partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).  Keep your eyes pealed for the Pure Michigan logo on all GT Pie packaging! 

Grand Traverse Pie Company plays its role in placemaking to enhance Michigan.

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Meet MBN founder Chris Holman

Michigan Business Network
November 23, 2017 12:00 PM

Chris Holman is the founder and CEO of Michigan Business Network. For over 40 years Chris has used his skills as an entrepreneur to successfully start businesses, launch magazines, run companies, serve on community boards, and host various talk show programs on both radio and internet. Currently, he is the primary host of on MBN's talk program  Michigan Business Beat

Appointed in 2006 as Michigan’s Small Business Advocate by then Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Chris has served as a liaison between the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and small business owners while working closely with the Michigan Business Ombudsman’s offices.

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ACD and Their CEO Kevin Schoen Evolving with the Times

Michigan Business Beat
October 20, 2017 10:00 AM

Chris Holman welcomes Kevin Schoen, CEO, ACD.net, Lansing, MI, into the studio reviewing Kevin's background, ACD.net history, and current focus.

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National Manufacturing Day | Franchino

Michigan Business Network
October 19, 2017 5:00 PM

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Architectural Millwork Offers A Creative Future

Michigan Business Beat
October 3, 2017 4:00 PM

Chris Holman talks with Kelly Victor-Burke, CEO, Majority Owner of Burke Architectural Millwork, Livonia. Kelly talks about how Burke Architectural Millwork got started and a how the business offers a creative career for the younger generation.

Burke Architectural Millwork was also recently spotlighted by MMA, the Michigan Manufacturers Association. MMA has their MiMfg Magazine and their story on the company

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Consumers Energy's Many Roles with Small Business

Michigan Business Beat
September 29, 2017 10:00 AM

Sanju Guinn, Business Account Manager Consumers Energy, Jackson, MI, shares her background and role with Consumers Energy.

Chris Holman finds out what's new and exciting at Consumers. What's consumers role with Michigan small business. Consumer's Energy been a supporter of Michigan Celebrates for the past few years, and now even sponsors the VIP Reception.

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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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