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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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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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