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After making national rankings, Michigan Education Savings Program aims for spot on holiday gift lists

Michigan Business Network
December 20, 2016 11:00 AM

Family members, friends can conveniently contribute to accounts in nationally recognized plan administered by state Treasury Department

LANSING – As the Michigan Education Savings Program (MESP) continues to grade high on rankings of the best college savings programs in the country, the Michigan Department of Treasury is also hoping to see MESP’s name pop up elsewhere: on holiday gift lifts.

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Don Conlon talks About MSU’s Department of Management

globalEDGE Business Beat
November 14, 2016 5:00 PM

Tomas Hult interviews with Don Conlon, Chair of the Department of Management and Gambrel Family Endowed Professorship in Management in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.
Tomas and Don talk about the Broad College’s Department of Management being ranked among top programs for research and online programs.
Dr. Conlon tells us about the research ranking and what it means for scholarship and business practice. He also discusses the department’s online programs, a relatively new and very successful venture, specifically the Master of Science in Management, Strategy, and Leadership.

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Raspberry Pi Class Empowers Student to Code game

Michigan Business Beat
October 19, 2016 2:00 PM


Wednesday, September 14, 2016, Dr. Jerry and Stella Cash hosted ITEC Evening of Empowerment, at their home in Bath Township, MI, north of East Lansing.

Jeffrey catches up with Carlos a student who took the Raspberry Pi class. Carlos shares everything about this credit card sized computer technology from its price and what you could expect to see if you work with this computer.

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An Evening of Empowerment

Michigan Business Beat
October 19, 2016 1:00 PM

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, Dr. Jerry and Stella Cash hosted ITEC Evening of Empowerment, at their home in Bath Township, MI, north of East Lansing. Here Jeffrey catches up with Kirk Riley, who has served as Executive Director of ITEC since its inception in 2007.

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Senator Stabenow Talks International Business and Education

globalEDGE Business Beat
October 12, 2016 1:30 PM

Monday September 12th Michigan Business Network hosted their inaugural International Business Breakfast. globalEDGE were among the sponsors of the event. Here Tomas Hult PhD gets Michigan’s Senior U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow’s perspective on some international business topics. She also covers education.

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Dani Zhang - Okemos Student's Perspective on China

Michigan Business Beat
September 27, 2016 10:00 AM

September 20-22, Lansing, Michigan played host to an international delegation from Beijing, China's Chaoyang District. Wednesday September 21st, approximately 100 gathered at the Lansing Center for a wonderful celebration of  cultural and economic information exchange.

Here Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Dani Zhang. Dani is daughter of Ren Zhang, Chairman of the Board for Beijing Eontech, a leading company in China’s tourism industry that focuses on market research, consulting, international exchange, and international investment. He works with Michigan Business Network in developing relations with China.

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New Student Group at MSU offers Small Business Counseling

Business Next
September 1, 2016 9:00 AM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Khoa Nguyen, president of the Michigan State University Student Consulting Group. The MSUGroup is an organization of students in the Eli Broad College of Business who offer consulting services to small business owners in the mid-Michigan area.

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Superintendent Clarence Garner: Succession Planning

Leadership Low Down
August 18, 2016 9:00 AM

"Success isn't success without a successor" goes the saying regarding succession planning. Dr. Phil Knight talks with Clarence Garner who is the Superintendent of the Grand Blanc Community Schools, one the top 4% of schools districts in Michigan. GBCS is only one of 19 school districts to receive this distinction. There are 542 school districts in Michigan. His ascension to the Superintendency was planned, executed and his departure will be as well. Succession planning is a value of the School Board and the entire district. Listen to Clarence share his experience during the succession process and the expectation to continue it into the future. Then listen as he shares what he is doing to take GBCS to an even higher level to effectiveness.

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MTU Develops STEM educational Programs For Next Generation

A Shunpiker's Journal
August 16, 2016 2:00 PM

Steve Purdy interviews the Associate Director of Industry Relations for Michigan Technological University, Pete Cattelino. They talk about Michigan Tech’s programs that help out with getting kids interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects. Pete carries on the STEM education subject talking about Michigan Tech’s programs that help out with getting kids interested in STEM subjects and filling the university’s pipeline to educate students in these fields.

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Nothing Better Than Quality Education!

A Shunpiker's Journal
August 16, 2016 11:00 AM

JC Irvine, Game Design and Programming instructor, talks about efforts to interest kids from kindergarten through 12th grade STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education subjects.

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