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BUSINESS SPORTS LUNCHEON | TOM DICKSON

 

Sports Entrepreneur, Tom Dickson speaks at the Michigan Business Network's semi-annual Business Sports Luncheon on October 30th at the MSU U-Club.

ABOUT TOM
Tom Dickson has been one of the chief entrepreneurs in the business of sports, launching his first professional sports team in 1996 - the Class-A baseball team Lansing Lugnuts - and spearheading the team's home, Cooley Law Stadium. The Lugnuts have been one of the most successful minor league baseball teams in history. In 2007, Tom founded Professional Sports Catering - a foodservice company specializing in operating MiLB ballparks around the country.

The Michigan Business Network Speaker Series connects some of the most influential business and thought leaders with the Michigan business community. Industry experts share their stories, expertise and advice covering a variety of business topics. Sponsorship support and generosity allow MBN to offer the series six times per year.

Special Thanks to Event Sponsors!
Dean Transportation
Shaheen Chevrolet
Lansing Sports Authority
Cinnaire
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Capital Region International Airport
James B. Henry Center
MSU International Business Center
MSU University Club

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MBN SPEAKER SERIES | DENNIS ARCHER JR.

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The Michigan Business Network would like to thank everyone who came out to our hugely successful Speaker Series event on September 4th featuring Dennis Archer Jr.  We are most thankful to our sponsors that made this event possible: Cinnaire, Dean Transportation, DTE, Shaheen Chevrolet, Fly Lansing, University Club of MSU, WLNS-TV, Broad College of Business, James B Henry Center for Executive Development, and especially Delta Dental of Michigan for suggesting Mr. Archer.  Finally, we thank Dennis for making the time to share his story and insights in his fascinating and engaging presentation.

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MBN SPEAKER SERIES | CRIS GARDNER

Thank you to everyone that joined us for our MBN Speaker Series June 13th featuring Cris Gardner. Cris is VP, Futurecasting at AARP where she is responsible for helping AARP make sense of and respond to emergent future trends and disruptive forces. Watch Cris give information rich presentation about the quickly changing landscape of today's workplace. 

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2019 SPORTS BUSINESS LUNCHEON | ROCKY ROE

Thank you to everyone who came out to our 2019 Sports Business Luncheon with former Major League Baseball Umpire Rocky Roe! The Former MLB umpire recently spoke at the 2019 Sports Business Luncheon on Tuesday, April 9th at the University Club of MSU! Rocky was first brought up to the American League after the 1979 umpires' strike. He worked the 1990 World Series, 1994 All-Star Game and 1999 World Series most notably, in addition to four Division Series and three League Championship Series.


2019 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LUNCHEON

On February 21st 2019 MBN had their 2019 International Business Luncheon with guest economist Paul Traub. Paul focuses on Michigan's current economy plus perspective of economic issues from around world.

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 2018 MICHIGAN ECONOMIC FORECAST SERIES

 

About the Michigan Economic Forecast Series Since 2012, The Michigan Economic Forecast Series is an annual occurrence for the Michigan Business Network. Each stop is strategically located across the state of Michigan to include all the industries that collectively make up our states business climate.

One highlight of the series are the most current results of the Michigan Future Business Index Survey. Since 2006, the Michigan Business Network, the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America and Paul King of ROI Insight have been surveying business leaders. Thanks to the participation of these business leaders we are able to amplify their voices and provide data for business advocacy organizations and policymakers to help Michigan businesses prosper.

This year's panel includes:
Chris Holman - Michigan Business Network
Dr. Tomas Hult - International Business Center at MSU 
Van W. Martin - Martin Commercial Properties 
Mike Seling - Accident Fund Insurance of America 
Jack Schripsema - Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau 
Tim Damen - Lansing Regional Chamber 
Bob Trezise - Lansing Economic Area Partnership 
Dr. Charles Ballard - Michigan State University

Thanks to our sponsors and everyone that attended our Economic Forecast Series breakfast. 


2018 SPORTS BUSINESS LUNCHEON | TERRY COLLINS  

Recently retired manager of the New York Mets spoke at the 2018 Sports Business Luncheon on October 30th at the University Club of MSU. As a MLB manager he won 481 games with the New York Mets (third­ most in team history) and managed more games than any other manager in team history. Terry is Midland, MI native and Eastern Michigan University graduate. He played all four seasons of baseball at EMU and was inducted into EMU's Hall of Fame in 1995. 

Thanks to our sponsors and everyone who came out to our Sports Business Luncheon! 

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 2018 MOBILITY LUNCHEON | Huei Peng

The Michigan Business Network held its Mobility Luncheon on September 4th, 2018 where Director of Mcity, Huei Peng Ph.D gave a keynote speech on the current status of the mobility industry.

Thanks to everyone that attended the Mobility Luncheon September 4th with speaker Huei Peng Ph.D Executive Director of M |City.  

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2018 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LUNCHEON | Claes Fornell

 

 

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On June 14th, 2018 Claes Fornell chairman of CFI Group spoke on customer satisfaction at MBN's International Business Luncheon. Thank you to our sponsors and all that attended the luncheon.

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 SPORTS BUSINESS LUNCHEON | Andre Hutson

Thank you to everyone who joined us April 10th for the Michigan Business Network Event Series featuring Andre Hutson! Andre was part of the 2000 Michigan State Men's Basketball NCAA Championship Team and now Founder/Partner of Conquest Fitness. Andre spoke about pursuing business after playing basketball for many years. Check back on our site for photos and coverage of this event!

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2018 STRATEGIC BUSINESS LUNCHEON | Brian P. Moran

 

 

MBN welcomed best selling author and motivational speaker Brian P. Moran to the 2018 Strategic Business Breakfast.

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2017 MICHIGAN ECONOMIC FORECAST SERIES

 

MBN's CEO, Chris Holman moderates a panel of guests, who discuss the economic outlook for 2017 in the Mid-Michigan area as well as the investment and development currently occurring in Lansing Metro area. Panel includes Al Gileczek - President of Accident Fund Insurance, Jack Schripsema - President of the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau, Tim Daman - Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, Bob Trezise - Lansing Economic Area Partnership, and Dr. Charles Ballard - MSU Department of Economics.


2017 SPORTS BUSINESS LUNCHEON | Tom Izzo 

 

 

Tom Izzo Speaks at the Fall 2017 Business Sports Luncheon held at Eagle Golf Club in Bath, MI. Tom has been the very successful MSU's Mens Head Basketball Coach for the last 22 years. In his speech he compares the coach/player dynamic to the boss/employee dynamic.

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LUNCHEON | Doug Barry   

Dr. Doug Barry, Vice President, Conover + Gould Strategy Group, Washington, DC, spoke at the Michigan Business Network's 2017 International Business Luncheon. He talks about the latest international trends and how they are impacting our global economy.

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AEROSPACE + BUSINESS | Howard Kass  

 

 

 
Howard Kass, VP for Regulatory Affairs of American Airlines was the featured speaker at MBN's Aerospace + Business Luncheon June 21st, 2017. He reviewed big issues that the aerspace industry is facing and then answered an extended series of questions from the business audience about airline issues they are concerned about today.
 

BUSINESS OF GOLF | Dan Pohl 

The Michigan Business Network welcomes 10-year PGA Tour Professional Dan Pohl to speak at the Spring 2017 Business+Sports Luncheon held in Bath, MI at the Eagle Eye Golf Club. Since the 1970’s, Dan has been associated with the great American game of golf and has contributed by instructing, designing courses, and committing to first rate charities and non-profits. www.danpohl.com

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