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Tesla building ‘world’s biggest’ lithium-ion battery in Australia

Bottom Line IT
September 22, 2017 11:00 AM

Mike and Erik discuss Elon Musk’s latest and greatest challenge: to build the worlds biggest lithium ion battery in south Australia. According to Musk it will be ‘three times more powerful than anything on Earth.’

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Profile of an innovative small business jewelry entrepreneur

Business Next
September 15, 2017 10:00 AM

Michael Rogers talks with Kevin Begola, owner of Titanium-Buzz.com. Kevin is a member of the Small Business Association of Michigan’s Leadership Council. From their website: “In 2007, Kevin took the jewelry world by storm when Titanium-Buzz became the first-ever retailer to offer camouflage wedding bands, an idea of Kevin's that was so popular it has since been copied by most jewelers in the industry (if you want the original and the best, you can find them here).

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Delta Dental Foundation, MESSA Launch Program to Replace School Drinking Fountains

Michigan Business Network
September 12, 2017 3:00 PM

Okemos, Michigan — As part of its “Rethink Your Drink campaign,” the Delta Dental Foundation has teamed up with MESSA for the “Water’s Cool at School” program, which will provide new drinking fountains for some Michigan schools.

The program is designed to ensure children drink enough water during the school day and avoid sugar-sweetened beverages. The Delta Dental Foundation and MESSA will commit $100,000 toward replacing and installing new water filling stations to schools across Michigan that apply and are selected for the program.

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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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MMA's Third Annual Legislative Day September 12th

Michigan Business Beat
September 6, 2017 8:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher catches up with Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA's) Mike Johnston, Vice President of Government Affairs Michigan Manufacturers Association, Lansing, MI,

Tuesday, September 12 is MMA’s third annual Legislative Day, an exciting all-day focus on the importance of advocacy and providing manufacturers the chance to use their voice about issues facing their business.

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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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