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Passion for Leadership Lights the Way for Jackson, MI, Entrepreneur

Leadership Low Down
July 14, 2017 3:00 PM

Brandon Marken is on to something, something big, potentially really big. He and his team have created an app that brings business and philanthropy together and works as a ‘gatekeeper’ for all those who are requesting your time.

Brandon is living a leader’s ultimate challenge, leading a team of talented, smart people who in their areas of expertise are more knowledgeable than he. 

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Seasoned Actress Establishes New Theatre!

Show Biz Weekly
July 10, 2017 2:00 PM

Segment 1-KW: Born into the theatre world wouldn’t be too far off the truth for our first guest, Kate Willis. Acting since she was a child, Willis has taken acting seriously for over seventeen years and now she has taken on the biggest role ever as Artistic Director/Founder of the brand new Downeaster Theatre, coming this fall 2017. Willis’ career as an actor has always taken the lead and when she wanted to pursue this newest endeavor, she worked hard at creating a new environment for actors to development projects as well as act in many modern pieces.

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Apprenticeship programs and the most entrepreneurial countries

Business Next
July 10, 2017 1:00 PM

Michael Rogers interview nationally-known small business advocate Chris Holman to learn more about the potential of apprenticeship programs for preparing young people for employment opportunities, and why the U.S. only ranks #12 in the work for the highest percentage of entrepreneurs.

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Getting to Know a Multimedia Entrepreneur from Lansing, Michigan

Michigan Business Beat
July 3, 2017 1:00 PM

A tireless entrepreneur visited the MBN studios recently. Whether you know her as Edna Chichi Njoku, Edna Frenchwood or simply ChiChi, she is a driven, passionate and charismatic entertainer, producer and entrepreneur.

She started to venture in the world of stand up comedy, winning over her audience with her remarkable stage presence as well as her unique 8 voice over accents and impersonations! Her work on the stage is not just about stand up comedy: she is a driven singer- songwriter and rapper with an album out, "radio plays”, a mix of music and theatricality, where She {Stage name Chichi Stylxz} brilliantly interprets different radio hosts and call- in guests with different accents.

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Alex Mendenall: Excellent, Authentic and Real

Show Biz Weekly
June 28, 2017 3:00 PM

Segment 1- Alex Mendenall: The song “Perspective” opens and closes for segment 1. Show Biz Weekly welcomes musician Alex Mendenall to this weeks show to talk about his latest CD. The artistry delivered by Mendenall has raised the bar of excellence and the music he writes allows the mind to wonder and go on a journey. His delivery of every line and musical crescendo are his alone.  

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Why Your Manufacturing Company Needs Lean in Services

The Leaning Edge
June 27, 2017 9:00 AM

Debra gets back together with Karyn Ross, Principal, Karyn Ross Consulting, co-author, The Toyota Way to Service Excellence, this time they talk about why your manufacturing company needs lean in services.

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Fund of Funds

Be Investable
June 26, 2017 1:00 PM

The first, and now the model of a fund of funds, the Renaissance Venture Capital Fund (RVCF) invests in the very best venture capital funds in the country and brings them to Michigan to invest in the hot entrepreneurial ecosystem. The unique model of investing in funds instead of individual companies has helped create interest and growth in the ecosystem in Michigan, attracting funds from around the country.

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Danny Ranville, GM, Biere de Mac

Party @ MI Place
June 19, 2017 1:00 PM

Danny Ranville, GM of Biere de Mac Brew Works in Mackinaw City talks with Sue Bila at the Chippewa Waterfront Hotel on Mackinac Island.

He shares family history and why he follows an entrepreneurial pursuit.

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Former journalist crafts a niche as a tech news entrepreneur

Business Next
June 16, 2017 12:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Mike Brennan, owner of MiTechnews.com Brennan is the founder of Michigan News Network, and serves as CEO, as well as Editor & Publisher of MITECHNEWS.COM.

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Exciting Time for Michigan Investing

Be Investable
June 14, 2017 2:00 PM

2017 appears to be a booming year for investing! Invest Michigan, a nonprofit organization funded by the State of Michigan focuses on pre-seed and seed companies. They also co-invest with key partners in Michigan for all their investments.

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