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Workforce Outlook in Lansing

Michigan Business Beat
July 21, 2017 3:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes Thomas Ruis, Vice President Commercial Banking Group, Fifth Third Bank about the workforce outlook in Lansing, MI. 

He appears on the Michigan Business Beat this month as the CAMW! Success Story of the Month, where their partners and projects are highlighted. 

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Selective Case Management Provides Disabilities Services

Michigan Business Network
July 21, 2017 2:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes Renea Sternbergh, CEO, Selective Case Management, of Saginaw, MI, to talk about employment related to individuals with disabilities.

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Perfect time to invest in affordable property through the Treasurer’s Tax Auction on July 25

Michigan Business Network
July 21, 2017 12:00 PM

Chris Holman talks with Eric Schertzing, Ingham Co. Treasurer about the state of housing in Ingham County.

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Planet M Mobility Report for mid-July 2017

Michigan Business Network
July 14, 2017 5:00 PM

From working with global leaders to challenging innovative startups for solutions, Michigan is putting a strong focus on building smart infrastructure and protecting vehicle and driver data. These fundamental pieces to advancing connected and driverless technologies are all part of the year 'round work being done on Planet M to advance the mobility of tomorrow. Here are some of the latest news announcements you might have missed.

Trevor Pawl, Group Vice President, Planet M

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Gov. Rick Snyder appoints Jeff Mason as president and chair of the Michigan Strategic Fund

Michigan Business Network
July 11, 2017 5:00 PM

Mason recently named CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Tuesday July 11, 2017 LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Jeff Mason to be president of the Michigan Strategic Fund and chairman of the Michigan Strategic Fund board of directors.

The Michigan Strategic Fund works to support economic development and job creation. Executive Order 2014-12 reconstituted the Michigan Strategic Fund within the Department of Talent and Economic Development

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Gov. Snyder addresses Michigan’s current economic progress, talent gap, and cyber security

Michigan Business Beat
June 9, 2017 1:00 PM

Chris Holman caught up with Governor Rick Snyder at this years Mackinac Policy Conference 2017 to talk about Michigan’s current economic progress, talent gap, and cyber security.

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Lake Superior Community Partnership announces Szczepanski Promotion

U.P. Perspectives
June 7, 2017 11:00 AM

MARQUETTE - The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) is pleased to announce the promotion of Ashley Szczepanski to Marketing and Events Manager.

“Ashley has continued to grow personally and professionally throughout her tenure at the LSCP,” commented Amy Clickner, the CEO of the Lake Superior Community Partnership. “She truly deserves this promotion and I cannot be happier that she is on the LSCP team and leading our marketing strategy.”

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Lake Superior Community Partnership and Baraga County EDC Announce Collaboration

U.P. Perspectives
June 7, 2017 10:00 AM

MARQUETTE - The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) is pleased to announce a formal collaborative agreement with the Baraga County EDC to provide economic development services.

“It is an exciting time for Baraga County and we are pleased to be in a position to further develop our economic resources and partner with our neighboring community,” commented Mark Massicotte, Chairman of the Baraga County EDC board of directors. “The decision to collaborate with the LSCP made great sense. Their list of accomplishments mirrored many of our forward looking goals.”

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Innovative Infant Phototherapy Device Wins at InnovateHER Challenge Event

Pure Lansing
June 4, 2017 12:00 PM


TheraB Medical to Advance to National Semifinal Round

LANSING, MI – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is excited to announce the winner of the local InnovateHER business pitch competition, TheraB Medical. LEAP partnered with the Lansing area Tech Thursday networking group to host a local event in conjunction with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)'s InnovateHER Challenge. The event, held yesterday evening at the EAST Lansing Technology and Innovation Center (TIC), was the third local InnovateHER Challenge competition LEAP has spearheaded in the region, in as many years.

The InnovateHER Innovating for Women Business Challenge is targeted at local entrepreneurs and innovators whose products and services better the lives of women and families. Winners of local InnovateHER competitions are eligible to enter a nationwide business competition that brings top local winners from across the nation together.

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Local Entrepreneur Wins $1,000 To Advance Escapade VR Job Shadow App

Pure Lansing
June 3, 2017 12:00 PM


Escapade VR the Newest Business to be “Hatched” Through LEAP

LANSING, MI – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is excited to announce the winner of the May Hatching event, Andrez Chuney with his idea Escapade VR. Escapade VR is an app that allows students to job shadow and experience different career paths in virtual reality to find their ideal careers. Chuney joins 54 winners and 388 ideas submitted throughout the history of The Hatching.

Celebrating its fourth anniversary this June, LEAP’s Hatching is part of a community-wide effort to support local entrepreneurs and make the Lansing region a great place to start a business. Each month, participants submit business and product ideas through The Hatching’s online portal, where the public subsequently votes forward up to five top ideas. The owners of the top five ideas then have a chance to pitch in front of a live audience and panel of judges.

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