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PPA Workforce Development Experts Offer Insight on the Implementation of Workforce System Innovations

Michigan Business Network
April 21, 2017 3:00 PM

Vice president and director of education and workforce, Colleen E. Graber, and project manager, Michael J. Polzin, authored a paper to highlight lessons from PPA's evaluation of the Virginia Financial Success Network (VFSN)-a project funded by a U.S. Department of Labor Workforce Innovation Fund grant.

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Profile of a Southeast Michigan Consulting and Management Service

Business Next
April 20, 2017 12:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Brandi Shelton, managing partner for Utilize Consulting Service and Management Group in Southfield.

 

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Latest Social Media Insights for Small Business Owners

Business Next
April 7, 2017 5:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews social media expert Kate Snyder, owner of Piper & Gold Public Relations in Lansing. They discuss social media insights from the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) tech and media conference, and the do’s and don’ts of using social media to connect with millennials.

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Why to attend the Michigan Works! EO Summit

Michigan Business Beat
April 6, 2017 10:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher spoke with Edythe Hatter Williams, CEO, Capital Area Michigan Works! CAMW! Lansing, MI, about an upcoming EO Summit and EO Laws.

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A Simple Tip that Could Save your Business Millions

Bottom Line IT
March 30, 2017 5:30 PM

This one simple tip could save you and your business.   Learn what it is and how to implement it.

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Profile of a “seasoned” Small Business in Kalamazoo

Business Next
March 24, 2017 9:00 AM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Alicia Clemens, founder of Season for a Reason seasoned salts. The company promotional materials say their product is a “tasty seasoning blends of sea salt, peppers, and more! Use it on pork chops, chicken, salmon, steak, hamburger, eggs, green beans, corn, potatoes, french fries, pizza, salad dressing, pasta sauce, popcorn, and more! Inspired by the late Gary Clemens. Handmade by the wife and children of Gary. Made in Michigan. No MSG. Ingredients come from a gluten-free facility.”

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New Michigan Energy Law and What it Means to Small Business

Business Next
March 23, 2017 5:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Doug Roberts Jr., director of business customer experience for Consumers Energy, to learn more about the small business benefits of major energy reforms signed into law this year.

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Employee Communications is Crucial to Small Business Success

Business Next
March 23, 2017 4:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with business coach and consultant Tom Borg about communications challenges with employees, the importance of regular employee evaluations, providing training and education opportunities, and how to overcome a reluctance to delegate.

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Lean Practices Improve the Process at Mercy Heath

The Leaning Edge
March 21, 2017 3:00 PM

Debra and 'The Leaning Edge' welcome Dorsey Sherman and Maurene M. Stock, of Mercy Health to talk about working with teams using scientific (Lean) thinking and change management to improve processes at Mercy Health Muskegon.Hear these awesome ladies talk about how Kata is being used to eliminate patient wait times for tests. The scientific method has never looked better!

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Navigating Your Company with a Business Process Map

The Leaning Edge
March 15, 2017 4:00 PM

The Leaning Edge welcomes Branden Clements who is the Senior Consultant at Pyramid Consulting in Ann Arbor. He talks about how using business process maps are helpful in navigating a companies destination. In this discussion with Debra Levantrosser of the Michigan Lean Consortium hear Branden discuss the three levels of a company’s destination, the major phases of the lifecycle and barriers to achieve them.

Branden is a Senior Consultant at Pyramid Consulting in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has worked at a variety of facility, architecture, and construction management organizations in the past. His consulting work focuses on assisting facility management organizations in capability development, including process development and organizational design.

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