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DNR Offers Some Great Fishing Events This Year

Party @ MI Place
April 21, 2018 6:00 PM

Elyse Walter Department of Natural Resources spoke of the many fun events produced by the DNR (Fishing Division) and how to get involved with the DNR events.

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Employers Turning to Non-traditional Talent

Michigan Business Beat
April 5, 2018 7:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher welcomes Edythe Hatter-Williams, CEO, Capital Area Michigan Works! CAMW! Lansing, MI, to talk about how employers are turning to non-traditional talent. 

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Business & Workforce Development Striving at LCC

Michigan Business Beat
March 26, 2018 11:00 AM

Chris Holman welcomes Bo Garcia, Dean of Community Education & Workforce Development at Lansing Community College. Bo talks about the great things happening at LCC concerning education, workforce & business development and how people can get involved.

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Strike Out Baseball Sets Its Sight Lansing

Michigan Business Beat
March 22, 2018 9:00 AM

Growing up in the Detroit metro, baseball was a big part of Jeff Lazaros's life, and he worked at a career in "ball" he also has family connections with the Detroit Tigers.

As another season approaches Chris Holman sat down and talks with Jeff Lazaros designer and creator of Strike Out Baseball. Strike Out baseball is mixture of real baseball and digital baseball and requires as little as 4 people on the field. He is currently working to bring a facility to the Lansing, MI area. 

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The Lake Superior Community Partnership Celebrating Its 20th Anniversary This Year

U.P. Perspectives
March 15, 2018 1:00 PM

As many in the Upper Peninsula know, the LSCP (Lake Superior Community Partnership), in Marquette County is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. But this economic development group is a great example of good things on the move in Michigan. Below is the speech their Chief Executive Officer, Amy Clickner gave at their annual dinner, trying to put the last 20 years into words.

“How can you sum up 20 years? How do you convey exactly how you feel about the organization you basically grew up in? The one you have so much pride in that the advice “don’t take it personally” or “it’s just a job” is really tough to swallow and makes you work harder?

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Periodic Update with Senior Business Economist, Paul Traub

Michigan Business Beat
March 13, 2018 10:00 AM

Chris Holman speaks with Paul Traub, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch, Detroit, MI. Catching up with Paul.

They review the activity of the US and Michigan economies. Checking on Interest Rates, and what the rest of '18 is shaping up with! That full interview can be heard by clicking on the SoundCloud PodCast embedded below.

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MMDC: A Catalyst for Talent

Michigan Business Beat
March 12, 2018 1:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes James McBryde, President, MMDC (Middle Michigan Development Corp) to talk about how the MMDC has been working with CMU to fill the talent gap in the skilled trades. The talent issue is the #1 issue that Michigan is facing right now and the MMDC is proving to be a great catalyst for finding engineering talent.

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Lansing hosting Grow with Google Friday/Saturday March 9 &10!

Michigan Business Network
March 8, 2018 8:00 PM

Chris Holman speaks with Peter Schottenfels, Communications Manager with Google, and he's based in New York City. They discuss how Google is bringing their tour of Grow with Google to Michigan's capital city.

Why Lansing? Well, Google is excited to bring the Grow with Google Tour to Michigan’s capital. With a growing downtown and as a center for government, education, and manufacturing, Lansing is on the move. Lansing ranks as one of the best Midwest cities for recent college graduates and is home to several respected organizations doing incredible digital skills work that we are so excited to work with.

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CAMW! Set for Lansing Grow with Google Friday/Saturday

Michigan Business Network
March 8, 2018 7:00 PM

Edythe Hatter-Williams of Capital Area Michigan Works! joins Chris Holman for an in studio interview discussing how CAMW! is proud to join Google to bring Grow with Google, a two-day event to help job seekers, small businesses, students, teachers and entrepreneurs improve their digital skills to Lansing, MI.

Grow with Google is being held at Lansing Community College’s Gannon Building on March 9 and 10. Workshops run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday (for educators).

All workshops are no cost to participants.

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Michigan's Future Economics With Dr. Ballard

Michigan Business Beat
March 6, 2018 2:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes Dr. Charles L. Ballard, Department of Economics, MSU to the Michigan Business Beat. Dr. Ballard catches the business world up about Michigan's recent MACRO economics. He covers the Federal Reserve's new director and how in the future the auto industry may not be the leading factor in Michigan's economy.

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