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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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2016 LCC Foundation Golf Outing!

Michigan Business Beat
July 28, 2016 1:00 PM

The LCC (Lansing Community College) Foundation recently continued their 27-year tradition of an annual student scholarship golf outing. This year’s scramble was held Thursday, July 14 at the Royal Scot Golf Course on Lansing’s west side proving that playing golf CAN help someone pay for college.

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Gov. Rick Snyder: MAT2 program is an innovative partnership between education, business communities

Michigan Business Network
July 14, 2016 9:00 AM

Snyder salutes technician training program’s first graduates

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12th Annual Largest Construction Industry Networking Event

Michigan Business Network
July 13, 2016 11:00 AM

All Proceeds will Benefit the Local Youth in Boy Scouts of America

DETROIT, July 13, 2016 – In partnership with the Construction Association of Michigan (CAM), Building Connections, the largest gathering for the construction community in Southeastern Michigan that benefits Scouting, will take place on September 15, 2016 at the Automotive Hall of Fame located at 21400 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48124. 

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Lansing Chamber Donates $65,206 to Lansing Promise Scholarship 

Michigan Business Network
July 11, 2016 1:30 PM

LANSING, Mich. - More young people that graduate from Lansing Schools will have an opportunity to attend college as a result of a $65,206 donation to the Lansing Promise Scholarship fund from the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC). A formal check presentation was made to the Lansing Promise during ceremonies at the LRCC.

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Keeping it Local with Richards Bedding & Appliance

Michigan Business Beat
June 28, 2016 7:30 PM

Marybeth speaks with Janice Richards of Richards Bedding & Appliance while at the SBAM Annual Luncheon. The two discuss ways in which Richards competes with other local "Big Businesses" in the area. From referalls to providing superior service, Richards Bedding & Appliance has a long future ahead of them.

 

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Taking the "First Step" To Employment

Michigan Business Beat
June 28, 2016 1:30 PM

From the Michigan Business Network studios at 617 Seymour, Chris Holman talks with Edythe Hatter Williams, CEO of Capital Area Michigan Works. They discuss the "First Step" program which is a school-to-work program designed as an opportunity for high school students. They work closely with the Lansing Board of Water and Light to perform an internship-like experience. If the students complete this program they are awarded a scholarship to Lansing Community College. The two discuss expansion of this program over the past 8 years, along with employment in the Lansing area. 

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Universities Impacting Detroit

Michigan Business Beat
June 20, 2016 3:00 PM

 Chris Holman spent some time with Jeff Mason, Executive Director, URC, (University Research Corridor), and Jeff Guilfoyle, vice president at Public Sector Consultants, while at the 2016 Mackinac Policy Conference.

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Incoming President of EMU talks Education in Mackinac!

Michigan Business Beat
June 14, 2016 8:00 PM

Chris caught up with incoming President of Eastern Michigan University, Jim Smith who comes in from South Dakota’s Northern State University. Smith shares a bit of his career history. He then lays out what he is doing now as he comes into the position. Appraisal of the campus, facilities, and where they will look at improvements. Smith cites strengths such as the library. They discuss the mix of residential and commuter students, and the ways to balance enrollment. He also discussed how the Detroit metro impacts EMU based in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  The sports department is also an issue he will be reviewing going forward.

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Orbiting from Flint to Fresno - Dive Into Space!

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
June 13, 2016 9:41 AM

Russ Billings has been in orbit around innovative education for more than 20 years.  As a former physics teacher in Flint Michigan, he came close to becoming an astronaut with NASA, which heavily influenced his development of a powerfully unique, experiential learning program for high school students.  

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