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Video: The Michigan Future Business Index Survey -- Needs Your Voice

Michigan Business Network
July 21, 2017 9:00 AM

ATTENTION businesses owners!!! Michigan needs to hear YOUR voice. Here is a link to the Michigan Future Business Index survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Summer2017MFBISM

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Helping Workers Stay Safe on HOT Days!

Michigan Business Beat
July 20, 2017 10:00 AM

Chris Holman receives great tips about heat-related workplace safety issues and also touch on preparedness for severe weather situations from Mike Eckert, CSP, CSHM, Director of WorkSafe Consulting Services for Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, Lansing, MI.

They cover the prevention of heat-related problems in the workplace. We are approaching the hottest time of the year, and workers and employers can do quite a bit to prevent heat-related problems. They also discuss workplace preparedness for severe weather -- It's Michigan so that's tornados, severe thunderstorms and flash floods.

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Gov. Rick Snyder: New State Budget Charts Path to Michigan's Future with Strategic Investments

Michigan Business Network
July 14, 2017 8:00 PM

Gov. Snyder celebrates 7 for 7 – seven years of balanced budgets completed months prior to new fiscal year

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder signed the state’s fiscal year 2018 budget into law today, charting a comprehensive and thoughtful path toward the future that keeps Michigan’s momentum moving forward. The budget provides funding for key priorities that will protect and keep Michigan families healthy, drive the state’s economy, and foster education. The bill signing marks the seventh straight year the state budget has been completed before the required deadline.

“I am proud to say we can again celebrate our success in getting the budget signed well ahead of the new fiscal year,” Snyder said. “With significant investments in healthcare, education, public safety, infrastructure, natural resources, and our economy, this budget maintains our long-standing commitment to fiscal responsibility while making critical investments that will continue moving Michigan forward.”

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Gov. Rick Snyder appoints Jeff Mason as president and chair of the Michigan Strategic Fund

Michigan Business Network
July 11, 2017 5:00 PM

Mason recently named CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Tuesday July 11, 2017 LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Jeff Mason to be president of the Michigan Strategic Fund and chairman of the Michigan Strategic Fund board of directors.

The Michigan Strategic Fund works to support economic development and job creation. Executive Order 2014-12 reconstituted the Michigan Strategic Fund within the Department of Talent and Economic Development

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LAFCU: The State of Credit Union Business Lending Mid-2017

Michigan Business Beat
June 23, 2017 12:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes Joseph M. Campbell, Business Development Officer, LAFCU, Lansing, MI to the studio to get a mid-year update on business lending at LAFCU.

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Michigan Manufacturers Association Talks Grand Openings, Talent, and Policy

Michigan Business Beat
June 14, 2017 1:00 PM

Chuck Hadden, President & CEO, Michigan Manufacturers Association, discusses with Jeffrey Mosher, the June 13th Grand Opening of Plant 12 for Spartan Motors, Inc. in partnership with Isuzu North America in Charlotte, MI, an 85,000-sq-ft assembly plant constructed in the past 14 months through $6.5M in investment and bringing more than 100 jobs to Spartan Motors and the region.

He recaps his particpation in a panel presentation up at the 2017 Mackinac Policy Conference and support of an initiative AARP Michigan has proposed connected retirees back into the Talent pool.

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Michigan Venture Capital Association perspectives on Mackinac Policy Conference

Michigan Business Beat
June 14, 2017 10:00 AM

Chris Holman spends some time with Maureen Miller Brosnan, Executive Director of the Michigan Venture Capital Association, while at this year's Mackinac Policy Conference.
 
She oversees the organization’s strategy and direction and creates awareness and support of Michigan venture capital firms and angel group activity.
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The Mind Behind the Mackinac Policy Conference 2017

Michigan Business Beat
June 8, 2017 5:00 PM

MBN’s founder Chris Holman sits down with COO of the Detroit Regional Chamber Tammy J. Carnrike at this years Mackinac Policy Conference. Carnrike and her team took the reigns on putting together one of the most efficient and beneficial conferences for major decision makers in Michigan.

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2017 World Finals for Odyssey of the Mind Comes to Mid-Michigan

Michigan Business Beat
May 23, 2017 4:00 PM

Jack Schripsema, CTA, Greater Lansing Visitors & Convention Bureau, Lansing, MI, speaks with Chris Holman about the great numbers coming into Mid-Michigan May 24-27th. The 2017 World Finals for Odyssey of the Mindare being hosted in East Lansing, MI.

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Great 2016 Numbers Carrying Through to a Busy 2017 in Greater Lansing

Michigan Business Beat
May 23, 2017 11:00 AM

Jack Schripsema, CTA, Greater Lansing Visitors & Convention Bureau, Lansing, MI, speaks with Chris Holman about the great numbers coming in about 2016 tourism. He reviews other recent activity and then looks ahead to the 23rd Annual Be a Tourist in Your Own Town, coming up June 3rd.

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