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Gov. Whitmer, Lt. Gov. Gilchrist II congratulate students entering the workforce in Professional Trades during Going PRO in Michigan Signing Week

Michigan Business Network
May 10, 2019 6:00 PM

State, education and business stakeholders applaud students entering workforce, hope to help encourage young talent to consider the vast pipeline of opportunities

Brian Wing, LiUNA apprentice, addresses students during Going PRO in Michigan Signing Week event at Oakland Schools Technical Campus - Northeast.

Lansing, Mich. – The inaugural Going PRO in Michigan Signing Week events on May 7 and May 10 will recognize students from career centers in Oakland and Saginaw counties and honor their dedication to pursue one of the many high-wage, high-demand apprenticeships or Professional Trades opportunities available statewide.

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New director selected to lead Unemployment Insurance Agency

Michigan Business Network
May 7, 2019 12:00 PM

LANSING, Mich.—Steve Gray, 57, a professor and attorney with 30 years of expertise in unemployment insurance and administrative law, has been selected to lead Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA).

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Experience for Hire (AARP, West MI Works!)

Michigan Business Network
April 29, 2019 5:00 PM

The Michigan Business Network was on the road to Grand Rapids Michigan for the Experience for Hire event put on by AARP Michigan and West Michigan Works (Wednesday, March 27, 2019). Founder of MBN and President of AARP Michigan, Chris Holman had the opportunity to speak with representatives from AARP and West Michigan Works! along with some of the participants of this one of a kind event. 

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TED | National Welding Month Offers Important Opportunity to Spotlight, Recognize Professionals in High-Wage, High-Demand Field

Michigan Business Network
April 25, 2019 2:00 PM

National Welding Month offers important opportunity to spotlight, recognize professionals in high-wage, high-demand field

LANSING, Mich.— With more than 1,500 annual openings and a shrinking Professional Trades workforce, Michigan needs more welders.

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CMMA Brings Value to Manufacturing Community

Michigan Business Beat
February 13, 2019 11:00 AM

Executive Director of Central Michigan Manufacturing Association (CMMA) Harry Leaver joins small business advocate Chris Holman on the Michigan Business Beat.

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Skills Forward DETROIT: City-Focused Talent Academy from Penn Foster

Michigan Business Beat
February 11, 2019 2:00 PM

Chris Holman talks with Ron J. Stefanski, Managing Director, Corporate Education of Penn Foster about Skills Forward DETROIT: City-Focused Talent Academy.

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Hello West Michigan announces new Executive Director

Michigan Business Beat
January 10, 2019 3:00 PM

Rachel Bartels has been selected to lead Hello West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH (Jan. 2, 2018) – Hello West Michigan is pleased to announce that Rachel Bartels, the organization’s former program manager, has been selected as the next Executive Director.

“We are thrilled Rachel Bartels will become the next Executive Director of Hello West Michigan,” said Ann Harten, chairperson of Hello West Michigan and vice president of Global Human Resources at Haworth. “Rachel’s expertise and talent made her the obvious choice to lead the organization, and we look forward to Hello West Michigan’s future achievements under her leadership.” 

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Chris Holman Receives Capital Area Michigan Works! Leonard Peters Lifetime Achievement Award

Michigan Business Beat
January 10, 2019 1:00 PM

At this year’s Capital Area Michigan Works! annual meeting, Chris Holman received the Leonard Peters Lifetime Achievement Award. Leonard Peters served on the Capital Area Michigan Works! Administrative Board from 1985 to 2008 as an Eaton County Commissioner — a commitment spanning more than two decades of board service. During that time, he provided invaluable leadership, counsel and support to the organization. Leonard served as an officer 12 times during his tenure on the board, including five separate year-long terms as board chair.

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New St. Johns Dairy Processing Plant to Employ Over 250 People

Michigan Business Beat
January 10, 2019 12:00 PM

Edythe Copeland, CEO, Capital Area Michigan Works! Joins Chris Holman on the Michigan Business Beat to talk about a new dairy processing plant being built in St. Johns that will employ more than 250 people. 

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Maner Costerisan | Introduces Newest Principals

Michigan Business Beat
January 8, 2019 12:00 PM

LANSING, MI – Maner Costerisan, a full-service public accounting, and business advisory firm is pleased to announce the promotions among its professional team. Maner Costerisan would like to congratulate David Nielsen, CPA, Zachary Skrzyniarz, CPA, Sherrie Blankenship, CPA, and Dave Feenstra, the company’s newest principals.

 

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