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BLM Helps Form Alliance of 30+ Organizations to Benefit Michigan Students

Michigan Business Network
July 18, 2018 9:00 AM


Late last month, Business Leaders for Michigan waspleased to announce the formation of a uniquely diverse cross-section of representatives from Michigan's business, education management, education labor, philanthropy, and state and community leaders aligned behind improving outcomes for K-12 education in Michigan. Called Launch Michigan, the goal is to turn our state into a leader in educational excellence with lasting, research driven strategies that transcend politics and election cycles

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Escape Games Build Brains!

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
June 22, 2018 12:00 PM

From an informal education perspective, the rising Escape Games movement offers a unique way to challenge your thinking and problem solving abilities.  Robert Cook, founder and owner of ESC by Design enhances these venues by creating custom props and adventure environments.  Utilizing 3-D printers, micro-technology and his creative spirit, Robert is setting out to have his small business broaden the learning experiences at as many locations as possible.

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Chelsey’s Fishing Story: The Ezra Project!

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
June 22, 2018 11:00 AM

Examples of neighborly acts often go un-celebrated in our society.  As a freshman at Stockbridge High School, Chelsey Asquith approached long-time family friends to offer an idea that would positively impact their young son.  Ezra has a birth defect that limits his ability to fully experience his love of fishing.  That limitation is now being minimized.

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Introducing Millennial Mindset

Millennial Mindset
May 21, 2018 11:00 AM

Chris Holman introduces Jeffrey MacCowan to Michigan Business Network broadcasting. Chris goes on to ask Jeffrey about his show called Millennial Mindset. Millennial Mindset will cover education such as post-secondary options, personal development such as time management and financial literacy, entering into any workforce, and many more topics.

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The Importance of Supporting Literacy, the COST of Illiteracy

Michigan Business Beat
April 9, 2018 3:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher talks with John Leask, a Board Member with the Capital Area Literacy Coalition, on this segment of Michigan Business Beat. John, a retired colonel who served in Afghanistan, is also a spokesperson of CALC. He took literacy training while in the National Guard and tutored English as a Second Language (ESL) in Afghanistan and later in Michigan. John covers what the mission of the program is stating that CALC is, "breaking the cycle of poverty one individual at a time."

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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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Lean Thinking Through Education

The Leaning Edge
February 16, 2018 4:00 PM

Hostess Debra Levantrosser interviews Bassel Salka about lean practices in education. Bassel is a Junior studying Industrial and Operations Engineering and Pre-Med at the University of Michigan.

He is also the co-founder of MLC Consulting and is an active member of different organizations on campus including president of the Arab Student Association and undergraduate researcher at the Center of Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety. Bassel plans to work as an intern this summer at Amazon as an Air Team Project Manager.

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Northwestern Michigan College Ranks Among the Best for Service to Veterans

Michigan Business Beat
February 12, 2018 11:00 AM

Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce held a week long celebration in January ending with festivities at the Hagerty Center on the campus of Northwestern Michigan University.

While there, MBN caught up the President of the University Timothy J. Nelson. He mentions some of the university's highlighted features including being ranked third for service to veterans as students.

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Help Make Michigan an eSports Pioneer!

Students United: Mobile Minds Flipping Society
December 26, 2017 6:00 PM

The Michigan Creativity Group and the High School eSports League are proud to launch the “Make Michigan an eSports Pioneer” campaign. Given the increasing popularity of eSports (competitive video gaming) at the university level, there is a significant need for representation in K12 schools. Recently, Connecticut became the first state to officially sponsor eSports, helping to provide a STEM related activity along the lines of robotics to capture student interest. Following Connecticut’s lead, Michigan should grant recognition to eSports to enable students to represent their respective schools in an exciting new form of competition. There has been some interest on behalf of parties affiliated with the Michigan High School Athletics Association (MHSAA) to sponsor eSports. What is needed is additional support by stakeholders throughout the state to encourage the Executive Council of the MHSAA to turn rhetoric into reality.

We are calling on all interested parties to write a letter of support (see attached form letter) to the Executive Council of the MHSSA to sponsor eSports.

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VIDEO: Princess of Suburbia Empowerment Tour at Lansing Community College

Students United: Mobile Minds Flipping Society
October 23, 2017 11:00 AM

The Michigan Business Network and The Michigan Creativity Group were thrilled to participate in the first annual Princess of Suburbia Empowerment Tour on Saturday September 30, 2017, at the West Campus of LCC, Lansing Community College.

Inspiring live/remote presentations from the following speakers at Lansing Community College's West Campus: Chris Holman, Dr. Sherri Henderson, Princess Fumi Hancock, and Dan Hagfors. The session was also video live streamed to Dr. Princess Fumi Hancock's network.

For this video hear Chris Holman speak about entrepreneurship and networking.

About 27 minutes in catch the presentation by Students United hosts Jason LaFay and Jeff Croley founders of the Michigan Creativity Group present to thousands throughout the world with the message of empowering all to realize their dreams through entrepreneurship.

The event drew much international views and positive responses. Many thanks to Edna Frenchwood, Regina Aldrich, and sponsors for putting together such an important event!

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