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Auch Lean Path

The Leaning Edge
September 12, 2017 2:00 PM

The Leaning Edge welcomes Eric Shumaker Senior Project Mgr at George W. Auch Company to talk about how Auch uses Lean as a practice for Pre-Construction and Construction.

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Consumers Energy Ranked #1 Place to Work in Michigan

Michigan Business Beat
September 1, 2017 3:00 PM

Chris Holman recently spoke with Patti Poppe, president and CEO of CMS Energy, about completing her first year as CEO of Consumers Energy & CMS Energy July 1st and being the first female CEO in the 130-year history of the company; one of 32 Fortune 500 female CEOs in U.S.

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Affordable Housing is a Key Economic Tool

Michigan Business Beat
August 30, 2017 10:00 AM

Cinnaire is a full-service community development financial partner that supports community stabilization and economic development by developing and nurturing partnerships with investors and mission-focused organizations. They provide creative loans, investments and best-in-class services to partners. Their commitment to building exceptional communities drives their team to provide advanced investment opportunities to investors balanced with a conservative approach to the bottom-line.

Watch below as Cinnaire's President and CEO Mark McDaniel joins Chris Holman in our Lansing studio to find out more about how Cinnaire is Advancing Communities.

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Foster Swift: Laura Genovich Set to Be Honored, and Present Webinar in September

Michigan Business Beat
August 16, 2017 9:00 AM

Chris Holman catches up with Foster Swift attorney Laura Genovich who will be presenting a free webinar entitled Property Tax Exemptions: What Every Assessor Needs to Know on Wednesday September 20, 2017, at 12:00 p.m.

She's also among a distinguished few being recognized next month as the 2017 "Women in the Law" will be held during a luncheon on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at the Detroit Marriott Troy. A section dedicated to the honorees will appear in the Michigan Lawyers Weekly's September 11 issue.
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Story of Growth, Success and Deep Appreciation for Mentors

Leadership Low Down
August 15, 2017 1:00 PM

Vic Verchereau is the Vice President of Marketing at Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan. Vic brings his inspiring story of growth, success and deep appreciation for the mentors in his early life to the Leadership Lowdown this week.

Vic rose through the ranks of FFA, Michigan Farm Bureau and Farm Bureau Insurance as a dedicated and determined young leader, who would accept any challenge offered but one like all of us wondered at the both the goodness in his life and the nagging worries of would he be able to succeed. There is some nugget of truth and inspiration for everyone as Vic unveils his thoughts on leadership. 

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Bekum Apprenticeship Program Proves to be a Success!

Michigan Business Network
August 15, 2017 11:00 AM

MBN was on the road to visit Bekum America Corporation in Williamston, MI. Bekum is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of “extrusion blow molding” machinery. MBN's Jeffrey Mosher had to the opportunity to interview some of the employees that went through Bekum's in-house apprenticeship program.

Bekum opened its doors for this event as part of a series of stops Michigan's 8th District U.S. Congressman Mike Bishop is conducting during August. Others on hand for the day represented Michigan State University, PLASTICS Industry Association, and the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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Sparrow's Cancer Survivor of the Year: Lisa Rucker

Michigan Business Beat
August 10, 2017 11:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Lisa Rucker of Okemos, who after being diagnosed with melanoma, was told the words no one wants to hear: “You should get your affairs in order” and that she had months to live. Ten years later, after receiving care at the Sparrow Cancer Center, she is thriving and is a role model and resource for others being treated for cancer. Rucker has now been named the Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center’s first Cancer Survivor of the Year in recognition of her incredible compassion and giving spirit.

Mosher also catches up with Theresa Pruder, Radiation Oncology Manager and Outreach Manager at the Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center.

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Interviews from Tech Crawl by Thom Cannell - A Shunpikers Journal

A Shunpiker's Journal
July 25, 2017 5:00 PM

Our friend and colleague Thom Cannell collected some interviews from the recent AutoCom Associates Tech Crawl event where a variety of automotive industry suppliers gather to tell the stories of their companies and products. In addition to being a veteran auto journalist Thom also provides editorial services to AutoCom. 

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The Abundant Life of Steve Acho

Be Investable
July 20, 2017 9:00 AM

Steve Acho is a Detroit-based singer-songwriter-pianist. He honed his stage skills performing standup comedy starting at the age of eight, and continued through high school. He taught himself to play piano, after being inspired by a Billy Joel concert his parents took him to.

A self-taught singer and piano player, he began performing in coffee houses, restaurants, bars, and private events in the Detroit area starting in 1993.

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Passion for Leadership Lights the Way for Jackson, MI, Entrepreneur

Leadership Low Down
July 14, 2017 3:00 PM

Brandon Marken is on to something, something big, potentially really big. He and his team have created an app that brings business and philanthropy together and works as a ‘gatekeeper’ for all those who are requesting your time.

Brandon is living a leader’s ultimate challenge, leading a team of talented, smart people who in their areas of expertise are more knowledgeable than he. 

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