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New Michigan Energy Law Opens Door for Enhanced Energy Services and Reliability

Business Next
June 15, 2017 11:00 AM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Valerie Brader, executive director of the Michigan Energy Agency. The Michigan Agency for Energy’s (MAE) mission is to advance an adaptable, affordable, reliable, and environmentally-protective energy future for Michigan.  The MAE’s work focuses on several areas:

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Looking Into a Future in Communications 

Communicating Business
June 15, 2017 9:00 AM

During the recent 2017 Mackinac Policy Conference, Matt Friedman caught up with Jennette Smith Kotila of Core Partners in Bingham Farms.

She discusses her transition from managing editor of Crain’s Detroit Business into a communications career in commercial real estate. 

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Advice on Communicating Something New

Communicating Business
June 14, 2017 5:00 PM

Larry Brown of LIFT in Detroit, provides advice on communicating something new, starting with the organization he leads, which is a collaboration into new materials technology. 

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Gerry Overcomes a Difficult Subject - Food Insecurity

Communicating Business
June 14, 2017 4:00 PM

While up at the 2017 Mackinac Policy Conference, Gerry Brisson of Gleaners Community Food Bank in Detroit, talking about how he overcomes the challenge of talking about a very difficult subject – food insecurity. 

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Big Change, Big Opportunities

Communicating Business
June 14, 2017 3:00 PM

Brad Coulter of Matrix Human Services in Detroit, talking about his communications challenges and opportunities after moving from a career in finance into life as a CEO of a major nonprofit organization. 

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Workers Comp Insurance 101 for Business Owners

Michigan Business Beat
June 6, 2017 9:00 AM

Mike Seling, VP of Business Development, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, Lansing, MI, speaks with Chris Holman about Workers Comp Insurance 101 for Business Owners.

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Community Impact: How to Transform Communities with Scientific Thinking

The Leaning Edge
May 23, 2017 10:00 AM

Debra talks with Jason Schulist, VP of Continuous Improvement, Appvion, about how communities can be transformed with scientific thinking. Here is a little bit about Jason Schulist:

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The Implementation of Lean To Improve the Delivery of Legal Services

The Leaning Edge
May 19, 2017 4:00 PM

Debra Levantrosser discusses the implementation of Lean to improve the delivery of Legal service with Greg Avesian, Director, Business Process Solutions, The Orlans Group, Troy, MI.

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Why Your Manufacturing Company Needs Lean in Services

The Leaning Edge
May 19, 2017 3:00 PM

Debra Levantrosser speaks with Author, Keynote Speaker, Lean and Creativity Coach and Consultant, Karyn Ross who is the Principal, Karyn Ross Consulting, co-author, "The Toyota Way to Service Excellence". They discuss why your manufacturing company needs lean in services.

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Gary Kushner Discusses: IRS Announced 2018 HSA Limits and Plan Designs

Michigan Business Beat
May 18, 2017 10:00 AM

Chris Holman catches up with Gary Kushner SPHR, CBP is the President and CEO of Kushner & Company, Portage, MI. Internationally recognized as an expert in the field, he is one of the nation's most sought after speakers on HR strategy and employee benefits.

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