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Importance of Keeping Retirees in the Workforce

This Month in Small Business
April 21, 2016 11:30 AM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with noted small business advocate, Chris Holman, about Michigan Business Network on-the-road this week, the importance of keeping retirees in the workforce, whether or not a franchise is right for you, latest results from the quarterly PNC Bank economic survey, dressing for casual business success and business lessons from famous golf tournament meltdowns.

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Local Artist, Alan Turner performs 'Preacher Man and Me' Live in Studio

Party @ MI Place
February 25, 2016 9:16 AM

Alan Turner and the Steel Horse band’s Frontman/Lead Vocalist Alan Turner and Mark Lewis: Drums/Backup Vocals, braved a Michigan snow storm and came over from the Detroit area to our Lansing studio to do a couple segments on the upcoming “Party @MI Place” with Sue Bila.

You’ll be able to catch the whole new episode Wednesdays at Noon, 6 pm and Midnight during March 2016. They kick off this video performing their #2 on the Power Source Top 100 Inspirational Country Music Radio Chart hit “Preacher Man and Me”.

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Macomb-OU INCubator Welcomes JetCo as a Collaborative Partner!

Michigan Business Network
February 22, 2016 12:30 PM

ROCHESTER, MI: The Macomb-OU INCubator is pleased to welcome JetCo as the newest collaborative partner! The opening of their Southeast Michigan office co-locates them with another contracting industry leader, Logistics Specialties, Inc (LSI).

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Why you 'Can' in Business

Michigan Business Network
February 19, 2016 10:13 AM

When I was in the third grade I asked my teacher, “Can I get a drink of water?”

It was a simple question and I was expecting a simple Yes or No response.

Instead, she responded with, “I don’t know, Can you?”

What a ridiculous question! Of COURSE I can get a drink.

Now her lesson was to teach me to say, “May I go …”

But my lesson today is this …

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T3 - Talent. Teach. Thrive. - An Educational Movement in Lansing, MI

Michigan Business Beat
February 15, 2016 6:30 PM

Amy Martin, Principal at MacDonald Middle School, in East Lansing, MI, joins Chris Holman to talk about T3, which is an educational movement in Lansing. T3 stands for "Talent. Teach. Thrive." This is an effort to get children involved in careers at an earlier age.

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Interview with Cast Members of a Winter Play at DeWitt High School

Students United: Mobile Minds Flipping Society
February 11, 2016 2:30 PM

Jason LaFay interviews cast members of the play, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, a famous abstract and interactive show which remains the longest-running show in Chicago, that will be presented by students at DeWitt High School.

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DeWitt High School - Culinary Club

Students United: Mobile Minds Flipping Society
February 5, 2016 11:30 AM

Jason LaFay and Jeff Croley interview students about a new Culinary Club at DeWitt High School. They have had local restaurant chefs come in to provide demonstrations, as well as visited Schoolcraft College Culinary School. The students share about these experiences.

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Lansing Fashion Show Featuring Local Designers

Students United: Mobile Minds Flipping Society
February 5, 2016 9:59 AM

Jason LaFay and Jeff Croley feature an upcoming Fashion Show supported by Runway Lansing, LEAP, Lansing Community College and local designers. They interview several students that will be part of this Fashion Show.

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T3 Career Challenge  - Preparing and Training Students

Michigan Business Beat
February 4, 2016 6:00 PM

While at the T3 Career Challenge Day, at MacDonald Middle School in East Lansing, Jeffrey talks with Edith Suttles, Co-Chair for T3 (Teach. Talent. Thrive.). Edith shared that the goal of T3 is to provide children with opportunities to find out about and prepare for exciting careers that are here now, and ones that they have never heard of yet. T3's goal is to have students trained and prepared to live, grow and thrive in the Capital region. Throughout Mid-Michigan, there are 100 classrooms with presenters sharing jobs that are available, and providing students with hands-on experiences to help them understand the exciting opportunities.

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T3 Career Challenge  and Junior Achievement of Mid Michigan

Michigan Business Beat
February 4, 2016 4:30 PM

During the T3 Career Challenge Day at MacDonald Middle School, in East Lansing, Jeffrey talks with Chris Hocquard, Senior Program Manager for Junior Achievement of Mid Michigan. Junior Achievement does a reverse job shadow for middle school and high school students, with presenters going to the schools, sharing about their jobs and providing a hands on presentation, so the students can understand what the jobs entail.

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