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“Crabby” Clam & Lobster Festival!

Party @ MI Place
September 16, 2016 12:00 PM

Sue Bila talks with Johnny Burke, about the “Crabby” Clam & Lobster Fest Oct 7-8, 2016 in Frankenmuth, MI. 

The Johnny Burke Children’s Foundationpresents “Crabby” Clam & Lobster Festival. Dinners start at $12. There will be 6 oz. lobster tail dinners, ½ BBQ chicken dinners, dozen steamed clams’ dinners, and king crab leg dinners – all include: clam chowder, corn, coleslaw, New Your “salt potatoes,” roll & butter, coffee, iced tea or lemonade. There will also be a cash bar, and 50/50 drawings every hour. Live Entertainment on stage. Baseball and College Football on Big Screen TV’s.  Thanks to Dow Corning for Sponsoring the “Crabby” Clam & Lobster Fest.

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ArtPrize Brings in Big Economic Impact!

Party @ MI Place
September 16, 2016 11:00 AM

Sue Bila talks with Todd Herring of Grand Rapids ArtPrize talk about how the Grand Rapids ArtPrize brings in over 400,000+ attendees with a big economic impact. ArtPrize® is a radically open, independently organized international art competition and a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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Get Jazzed Up For Lansing's JazzFest!

Party @ MI Place
July 12, 2016 12:00 PM

Katrina Daniels and Sue discuss the key topics of the Lansing JazzFest August 5-6, 2016.  Katrina talks about all the great events happening at the Fest and the wonderful entertainment you will find.  The event is a two-day music festival filling the streets of historic Old Town with 20 hours of free music on three stages from outstanding local, regional and national musicians.

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Get Your Folk Fix At the Great Lakes Folk Festival!

Party @ MI Place
July 12, 2016 11:00 AM

Stephanie discusses with Sue the Great Lakes Folk Festival with over 80,000 in attendance this will be the festivals 15th year. The MSU Museum presents this three-day celebration of culture, tradition and community.  Find music, dance, food and more with the roots, the rhythms and the richness of cultures across America and around the world.

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Get Behind The Wheel With the Antique Flywheelers

Party @ MI Place
July 12, 2016 10:00 AM

Tim Howard and Sue discuss the key topics of the Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers Show, he also mentions the community involvement.  Tim also talks about the learning experiences for student.  They bring in 3rd and 4th grade students to learn about the Antique Flywheelers.  Children’s Activities include a Peddle Pull, Flywheeler’s Express, Saw Dust Penny Pile, Scavenger Hunt and Animal Farm. The Northern Michigan Antique-Flywheelers Club is “Dedicated to Preserving the Past for Future Generations”.

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Have Some Fun At The Jackson County Fair This Summer!

Party @ MI Place
July 11, 2016 12:30 PM

Denise and Sue discuss festival being in the 163rd year.  Denise chats about the activities, volunteers, and impact the fair has on Jackson county.  This year there will be lots of entertainment such as Jeff Dunham, Vanilla Ice and many more.  Denise also talks about North American Midway and the role they play on the strategic plan of the event.

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Making Memories in Milford, Michigan!

Party @ MI Place
July 11, 2016 11:30 AM

Sue Bila and Joell discuss Milford Memories Summer Festival and the Economic impact this Festival has on the community.  She also mentions all the fun activities that take place at the festival such as the Euchre tournament where the players sit on blocks of ice and the canoe races with the navigator being blind folded.

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Michigan Business Network On The Road!

This Month in Small Business
June 21, 2016 12:30 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Jeffrey Mosher of the Michigan Business Network staff about the TU-Automotive Detroit 2016 conference and Grand Valley State University/Consumers Energy Solar Gardens Power Plant ribbon cutting.

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03-23-2016: Executive Leadership Diversity Workgroup

Michigan Business Network
February 25, 2016 1:30 PM


Lansing Economic Area Partnership Initiative
March 23, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Today’s top leaders recognize the importance of having a diverse workforce and the impact this has on their bottom-line and the talent they want to attract and retain.   The Executive Leadership Diversity Workgroup is a four-part series that will:

Provide you the necessary tools and resources, as well Best Practices to embrace a diverse and inclusive culture at your organization, how to adapt to changing demographics andunderstand the importance of attracting top talent who want to work at a company where they feel welcomed and valued;

Help you develop a strong culture of inclusion, which will engage your workforce, inspiring commitment and energy for the organization and its overall mission;

Encourage you to strengthen and leverage diverse partnerships, that will bring a new set of ideas, strategies, and unique ways of thinking to the table, increasing innovation, engagement, performance, and stronger revenues;allow you to meet and network with other business leaders from throughout the Lansing region.

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04-21-2016: Celebrating the Lansing Promise with Earvin "Magic" Johnson

Michigan Business Network
February 25, 2016 1:08 PM

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Lansing Regional Chamber
April 21, 2016, 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Join Lansing Regional Chamber Economic Club in celebrating the Lansing Promise with special guest Earvin "Magic" Johnson. 

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