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The Future of Digital Cash

Michigan Business Beat
January 3, 2018 3:00 PM

Jerry Norris, CEO of Grand Ledge Fledge and Investor, and entrepreneur David Smith visit MBN to talk about the currency which was all over the news in 2017: Bitcoin.

They cover what exactly is bitcoin, where you can buy it, and how someone can use it. Cryptocurrency could be the way of the future and David and Jerry explain some key insights about this new digital cash.


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PNC Announces Investments in Employees, Communities

Michigan Business Beat
December 26, 2017 7:00 PM

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) announced investments in its employee compensation and communities following the signing of the tax reform bill today.

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Michigan Attorney General: Don't Pay with iTunes Gift Cards

Michigan Business Network
December 23, 2017 9:00 AM

December 19, 2017 - Attorney General Bill Schuette wants you to know how to protect yourself from the iTunes gift card scam impacting Michigan consumers.

The scam occurs when a caller demands immediate payment with an iTunes gift card for things such as taxes, hospital bills, bail money, debt collection, and utility bills.

The Alert educates Michigan consumers about this scam and includes tips on how to spot, stop, and report the scam. 

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Key Takeaways from the MVCA Outreach Tour

Michigan Business Beat
October 20, 2017 11:00 AM

Chris Holman speaks with Maureen Miller Brosnan, Executive Director, MVCA - Michigan Venture Capital Association, Ann Arbor, MI to discuss three Key Takeaways from the MVCA Outreach Tour.

MVCA kicked off a multi-city outreach tour starting in Grand Rapids, then Chicago, and as the last stop, Boston.

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Key Takeaways from the American Nusmatic Association Conference

Dollars and Sense
September 21, 2017 3:00 PM

For his latest batch of insight on Dollars and Sense, Patrick Heller discusses several numismatic and financial stories that have been of interest in 2017.

In this six segment episode he then interviews Dr. Samuel Gregg, Director of Research for the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids.  

Patrick then shares with us a conversation he had with Brett Irick from the American Numismatic Association Conference in March 2017.

Dr. Samuel Gregg is pictured to the right and Brett Irick is pictured down below. 

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Cinnaire President & CEO Receives Prestigious Award

Michigan Business Network
September 18, 2017 9:00 AM

Mark McDaniel Honored as Industry Champion for Lasting Contributions to the Affordable Housing Industry

Cinnaire recently announced that president and CEO Mark Mcdaniel has been named for induction into the Affordable Housing Finance (AHF) Affordable Housing Hall of Fame. Recognized as being industry champions, pioneers, leaders and advocates for better housing programs and policies, the AHF Hall of Fame Inductees will be honored at AHF Live: The 2017 Affordable Housing Developers’ Summit on November 14th – 16th in Chicago.
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Michigan Attorney General Addresses Equifax Breach

Michigan Business Network
September 16, 2017 2:00 PM

Equifax Breach - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette wants Michigan consumers to know how to protect themselves from becoming victims of identity theft after the Equifax breach.

With more than 4.3 million Michigan residents' personal information at risk, it is important to know what steps you can take.

This Alert informs Michigan residents of identity theft prevention steps they can take and explains security freezes, fraud alerts, and credit monitoring.

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PNC on Economic Impact of Hurricane Irma

Michigan Business Beat
September 8, 2017 3:00 PM

PNC Chief Economist Gus Faucher has offered commentary on the expected economic impact of Hurricane Irma.

This hurricane on the heels of Harvey, as of Friday afternoon September 8th is forecasted to impact Florida and much of the southeastern USA.

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Cash Flow Tips and Advice

Business Next
August 21, 2017 3:00 PM

Michael Rogers talks with Jennifer McDurmon, vice president community banker for Independent Bank, about her advice for how small business owners can do a better job handling cash flow. 

With more than 60 locations across Michigan’s lower peninsula, Independent Bank Corporation is a Michigan-based bank holding company with total assets of approximately $2.5 billion and a full range of financial services including commercial banking, mortgage lending, investments, and title services.

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All the ins and outs of SBA-backed loans

Business Next
August 7, 2017 1:00 PM

Michael Rogers talks with Matt Reinbold, Vice President of Commercial Banking for the Great Lakes Bay Region of Independent Bank, about commercial and industrial loans and how the Small Business Administration can help both the lending bank and the small business borrower.

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