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Chris Holman Speaks on Education, Talent Gap and More

Michigan Business Beat
May 26, 2015 1:00 PM

Michigan Business Network CEO, Chris Holman, traveled north to Petoskey, Michigan, on Wednesday, May 20. The excerpts here are the keynote address Mr. Holman shared about his several decade business perspective with an audience at this year's annual NLEA Luncheon, the springtime celebration for several counties in the upper portion of the lower peninsula of Michigan for the group known as the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance.

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This Week in Small Business-Education, MEDC, Women Start-ups, and More

This Week in Small Business
May 26, 2015 11:00 AM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with small business advocate, Chris Holman, about the Creative Education Summit in Lansing, proposals to eliminate the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), mistakes that can sink your small business, the worrisome trend of fewer women starting small businesses, and why the Aerotropolis in southeast Michigan has not taken off.

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Philanthropists Help Make Sparrow Plaza and Cancer Center Possible

Michigan Business Beat
May 25, 2015 1:00 PM

The campaign, which has raised $6.5 million to-date, for the upcoming Sparrow Plaza and Herbert-Herman Cancer Center would not be where it is without the efforts of James Herbert, CEO, of Neogen. James speaks with Jeffrey about his commitment to Sparrow Health System, along with how he and his wife Judith are both cancer survivors. Then more excerpts from that celebration May 15th in Lansing, MI.

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2015 Michigan Celebrates Small Business Award Presentations

Michigan Business Beat
May 22, 2015 4:00 PM

This pair of segments bring the listeners in on the action of the awards presentation portion of Thursday evening, May 7, for the event, Michigan Celebrates Small Business, at the Lansing Center.

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Michigan Creative Educators Summit Innovative Educator Award Winner

Michigan Business Beat
May 21, 2015 2:00 PM

Kim Mathiot, an Education Research Consultant with the Michigan Department of Education, is another of the Michigan Creativity Group's 2015 "Innovative Educator Award" winner. She shares her connection with the group, and interest in this year's summit. We then share more excerpts from the V.I.P. Reception held at the Accident Fund Holdings Company Headquarters.

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2015 Michigan Creative Educators Summit Participants

Michigan Business Beat
May 21, 2015 1:00 PM

Erin Umpstead, with Holt High School, discusses the involvement of her students in a "State of Innovation" discussion panel at the 2015 Michigan Creative Educators Summit. In addition, Becky Palmer Scott, Director of Aspiring Games Foundation, and a Serious Game Designer at SEE, Inc. gets into what her "SHARE" session the next day will include.

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Michigan Creative Educators Summit - Sarah Triplett and Bob Richards

Michigan Business Beat
May 21, 2015 12:00 PM

Sarah Triplett, Director of Public Policy at Creative Many in Detroit, gives listeners an insight into her part at the 2015 Michigan Creative Educators Summit in the "SHARE" sessions. We then hear from Bob Richards, not only a Robotics Instructor with the Stockbridge Advanced Underwater Robotics Team, but an "Innovative Educators Award" winner this year, he brings listeners up-to-date on some of the Robotics Team's projects.

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Accident Fund is the Primary Sponsor of 2015 Michigan Creative Educators Summit

Michigan Business Beat
May 21, 2015 11:00 AM

Accident Fund Holdings, Inc. stepped up this year as the primary sponsor of the Michigan Creative Educators Summit 2015. Lisa Corless, Senior Vice President, Chief Administration Officer and Chief of Staff for Accident Fund, shares what motivated them to get involved, and their part in the Summit the following day.

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2015 Michigan Creative Educators Summit Preview

Michigan Business Beat
May 21, 2015 10:00 AM

VIP Reception with Educators and the Business Community on Monday evening, May 11, a V.I.P. reception was held at Accident Fund Holdings Company Headquarters in Lansing, the old Ottawa Street Power Station.

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Albert Berriz and Ann Arbor SPARK - How is it Progressing?

Michigan Business Beat
May 20, 2015 1:00 PM

Albert Berriz is CEO of McKinley, a real estate investment and property management company. He was also one of the original board members of Ann Arbor SPARK, which is where we caught up with him. How does he feel the organization is progressing? Where does he think they need to go? Listen below to find out.

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