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MMA's MFG Excellence Awards Nominations Needed by September 14th

Michigan Business Beat
September 6, 2017 7:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher catches up with Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA's) Elyse Kopietz, Director of Communications, Marketing & Events, Michigan Manufacturers Association, Lansing, MI.

MMA is working to help recognize manufacturers for the tremendous work they do and the way they are inspiring the next generation of industry leaders to do more and go further.

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Liberty Coin Service Expands Foreign Currency Exchange Operations!

Dollars and Sense
September 6, 2017 9:00 AM

On the basis of a 15% increase in customer demand for foreign currency exchange services thus far in 2017, Liberty Coin Service in Lansing has added five more currencies to those it regularly stocks for immediate delivery to travelers. The additional currencies now stocked are from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Iceland, India, and Israel.

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Demystifying the SBA's 504 Loan Program

Around the State
September 1, 2017 6:00 PM

On this segment of Around the State is Julie Parker, President of the Economic Development Foundation. The 504 Loan Program is one of the SBA's flagship products. Julie discusses the basics of the program through qualifying projects and how a borrower should prepare.

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Gov. Rick Snyder Declares Energy Emergency to Ensure Adequate Fuel Supplies in Wake of Hurricane Harvey

Michigan Business Network
August 31, 2017 7:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today issued Executive Order 2017-6, declaring a State of Energy Emergency in Michigan as a result of the nationwide effects of Hurricane Harvey. The declaration complements a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) order waiving certain requirements of the Clean Air Act relating to the sale, distribution, and use of gasoline during the summer driving season to address fuel supply emergencies.

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A Conversation with Nick Grueser; The 2017 Lansing Lugnuts

Michigan Business Beat
August 28, 2017 3:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher catches up with Nick Grueser, General Manager, Lansing Lugnuts, Lansing, Michigan at Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Lugnuts. They discuss the 2017 minor league baseball season.

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Another Great Summer for Treetops Resort of Gaylord, MI

Michigan Business Beat
August 28, 2017 11:00 AM

Chris Holman gets a chance to catch up with Barry Owens, General Manager, Treetops Resort, Gaylord, Michigan. They discuss the summer season, how business has been going, what the facility has to offer, and then look ahead to fall and winter.

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Gov. Snyder Celebrates KL Outdoor for Investing $9.2 Million, Creating 153 Jobs in Muskegon

Michigan Business Network
August 25, 2017 5:00 PM

Expansion receives support from Michigan Strategic Fund

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today praised KL Outdoor of Muskegon for its decision to establish its corporate headquarters and expand operations in the city of Muskegon, thanking the company for continuing to invest in the state and for bringing new jobs to Michigan.

Snyder joined KL Outdoor Chief Executive Officer Chuck Smith along with other company executives, government officials, and local partners in Muskegon to celebrate the company’s expansion, a project that is expected to generate $9.2 million in total investment and create 153 jobs.

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Gov. Snyder Addresses Skilled Trade Gap and Opportunities for Michigan Business

Michigan Business Beat
August 25, 2017 12:00 PM

Chris Holman gets a chance to sit and talk with Governor Snyder about Michigan’s progress over the last few years concerning unemployment and the current state of MI’s skilled trades. They also discuss the Governor's recent trip to China some great opportunities for Michigan Business.

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MMA: Manufacturing’s Plan for Michigan

Michigan Business Network
August 24, 2017 3:00 PM

Michigan’s economy is growing — but more remains to be done. Discover the industry’s top priorities for the 2017-2018 Legislative Session and help keep manufacturing moving forward.

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Michigan - Back to Number 2 In The Nation For Aerospace Attractiveness

Michigan Business Beat
August 21, 2017 1:00 PM

Michigan is back up to Number 2 in the nation for Aerospace attractiveness (see page labeled #4 of the linked pdf report from Price Waterhouse [#6 of 22]).

The aerospace and defense industry reported higher revenues and profits in 2016 compared with 2015. Demand for air travel increased by 6.3 percent in 2016, the second consecutive year above six percent and sixth consecutive year above five percent, which is consistent with the 20-year forecast,1 far exceeding global economic growth expectations, and causing heightened demand for aircraft, engine, and parts manufacturing. Large commercial aircraft production has already increased more than 40 percent since 2011, with long term forecasts calling for further increases.

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