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Takeaways of the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium

Michigan Business Beat
May 22, 2018 11:00 AM

On this segment of Michigan Business Beat Jeffrey Mosher catches up with Maureen Miller Brosnan, Executive Director, MVCA - Michigan Venture Capital Association. They cover some takeaways of the 2018 Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, from Eagle Crest, Ypsilanti, MI.

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Cinnaire | Cinnaire Recognized as a 2018 Best Nonprofit to Work For by the Nonprofit Times,

Michigan Business Beat
May 14, 2018 9:00 AM

Annual Program Recognizes the Best Employers in the Nonprofit Industry

Cinnaire was recently recognized as a 2018 Best Nonprofit to Work For by the Nonprofit Times, the leading business publication for Nonprofit Management. This is the fourth time Cinnaire has been selected for this prestigious list, with an overall ranking as 27 of the top 50 National Nonprofit organizations selected.

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Cinnaire | Advancing Communities - Building Michigan Communities Conference 2018 Part 1

Michigan Business Beat
May 9, 2018 6:00 AM

BUILDING MICHIGAN COMMUNITIES
CONFERENCE 2018

With over 1,500 attendees, the Building Michigan Communities Conference has quickly become the largest conference of its kind in the United States. The conference is attended by service providers, nonprofit and for-profit developers and financiers.

Jeffrey Mosher catches up with Mark S. McDaniel President and CEO of Cinnaire, to discuss the conference and the session where he co-presented on Attracting and Retaining Talent. 

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LSCP | Michigan or Minnesota Competing for Economic Development

U.P. Perspectives
May 8, 2018 5:00 PM

So let’s go back to February 2 when Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc. CEO, Lourenco Goncalves, challenged our community to show our support for mining in Michigan as he weighs his options to expand operations in Michigan or Minnesota. Let me tell you, while it sounded like an easy task, it kept me up at night for quite some time. How in the world would we be able to show our support and make it impactful? Those jobs and that investment is an economic developer’s dream. 

But soon, a plan started to emerge and we went to work to execute it. Online petitions, letters of support, Facebook, resolutions, symbols of the community that could be pulled into a nice package. But what would tie it all together and preserve our message? Why a video, of course!

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The Runway Pivots to Business Growth and Acceleration Model

Pure Lansing
May 7, 2018 12:00 PM


Lansing, MI – The Runway is excited to announce its new phase of virtual accelerator programming, “Accelerating the Runway,” an intense eight-week course pairing fashion entrepreneurs with experts and mentors to quickly elevate their fashion startup. The program is designed to help fashion designers who have a clear idea of their line solidify their business foundation and develop high growth strategies.

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Gov. Rick Snyder and TED Director Roger Curtis join business and education leaders in Marquette to help with formation of Marshall Plan for Talent partnerships in the U.P.

Michigan Business Network
May 7, 2018 11:00 AM

MARQUETTE, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder and Talent and Economic Development Director Roger Curtis Friday met with U.P. educators and business leaders in Marquette to discuss the Marshall Plan for Talent and help facilitate a workgroup to assist with the first steps in creating talent consortiums needed to apply for Marshall Plan funds.

Business, K-12 and higher education participants joined together to discuss needs, potential barriers, and partnerships necessary to help form consortiums that will allow them to apply for Marshall Plan dollars.
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CAMW! The Skilled Trades Training Fund

Michigan Business Beat
May 7, 2018 6:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher catches up with Teri Sand, SHRM-CP, PHR, CBSP, CRP Business Services Team Leader of Capital Area Michigan Works! They cover the CAMW! story of the month which is The Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) is a partnership formed to address the need for funding and to provide additional training opportunities.

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National Small Business Week Starts Sunday

Pure Lansing
April 26, 2018 11:00 AM

This year's National Small Business Week will be held from April 29 – May 5, 2018.

WASHINGTON, The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Linda  McMahon will start the week in Washington, D.C., where she will recognize and award outstanding small business owners and Resource Partners from around the country. She will continue the week with a bus road show starting in Jacksonville, Fla. and then continue on to  South Carolina and North Carolina.  Each stop she will meet with small business owners, visit small businesses and hold roundtable discussions. Additionally, virtual events, recognition and educational opportunities throughout SBA's 10 Regions and 68 Districts will be held throughout the week. 

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Lucius Vassar to Lead Cinnaire’s Targeted Detroit Investment Strategy

Michigan Business Network
April 26, 2018 9:00 AM

Cinnaire recently announced Lucius Vassar has been appointed Senior Vice President, Detroit Market Leader.

As the Senior Vice President, Detroit Market Leader, Lucius will lead Cinnaire’s Priority City Initiative in Detroit. As part of the Priority City Initiative, Cinnaire will continue to dedicate resources to support community and economic development investments in the Detroit market, with accelerated investment over the next three years. Cinnaire has invested over $500 million in Detroit in the last 25 years.


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LSCP | Public Policy (noun): Government Policies That Affect the Whole Population

U.P. Perspectives
April 23, 2018 9:00 AM

Public policy is not something everyone thinks about but is very important in how our society is managed. The Center for Civic Education defines specific attributes of public policy that help to expand on the above basic definition.

You can clearly see that a key ingredient for good public policy is the “public” part. That is you and me. When we vote, we are making a choice of individuals we trust to work through the policy process, often referred to as sausage making, with our best interests in mind.

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