Ann Arbor SPARK Annual Meeting and Luncheon
Ann Arbor SPARK held an annual meeting and luncheon Friday June 7, the organization released a new five-year strategic plan developed by its executive committee. The plan, developed through a series of retreats and facilitated discussions, was designed to make sure that the focus of SPARK’s efforts aligns with the priorities of those who provide the organization’s funding and help spur further economic growth in the region.
Pictured above; MichiganBusinessNetwork.com CEO, Chris Holman speaks with Vice President - Strategic Business Transformation, Ray Boufford and President Mike Heneka, both with Faurecia Corporate, in Ann Arbor.
Telematics Detroit 2013 Conference
Telematics Update Detroit 2013 brought together the world's largest and most influential businesses in a focused conference and exhibition for the entire telematics ecosystem. Over 1800 executives attended along with 100+ industry pioneers speakers. These two days in Novi also allowed for plenty of networking. Topics ranged from "The ultimate end-to-end telematics platform" to "Make Big Data, Useful Data."
Pictured above; MichiganBusinessNetwork.com Operations Director
Jeffrey C. Mosher interviews MTA President David A. McNamara while at day one of the Conference at the Suburban Showplace
Michigan STEM Workforce Call-To-Action Seminar
The day-and-a-half dialogue focused on how the quality of STEM education can be increased along with; the quantity of STEM educated graduates that are eligible for employment in the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industries; and the amount and effectiveness of engagement by A&D employers, working in partnership with others in their communities. The sessions were hosted in facilities next to the Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan.
Pictured above; MichiganBusinessNetwork.com CEO Chris Holman, interviews MI STEM Partnership Executive Director Dr. Barbara Bolin, while at the Michigan STEM Workforce Call-To-Action Seminar.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder wraps up Mackinac with MichiganBusinessNetwork.com
MichiganBusinessNetwork.com News Correspondent Tim Nester interviewed Michigan Governor Rick Snyder following his Mackinac Policy Conference wrap-up Keynote Address.
PodCasts of the interview may be accessed by checking out...
Pictured above; Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is interviewed by MichiganBusinessNetwork.com News Correspondent Tim Nester.
Shared below is a brief portion of that interview in Video form.
Mackinac Policy Conference -- Interviews on "Michigan Business Beat" available on PodCast
The 2013 Mackinac Policy Conference, held Wednesday, May 29 - Friday, May 31, covered the topics of culture, education and the 21st century global market. The 2013 Conference brought together over 1,500 attendees including Michigan’s top business professionals, government leaders, corporate CEOs, entrepreneurs and veteran regional champions.
MichiganBusinessNetwork.com was on hand all three days, with hourly updates shared through the top and bottom-of-the-hour newscasts. Interviews and excerpts from sessions have been airing on Michigan Business Beat hosted by Chris Holman, CEO of MichiganBusinessNetwork.com. You may access various PodCasts by checking out http://www.michiganbusinessnetwork.com/radio/Business_Beat
and searching through days since May 30, 2013.
Pictured above; Chris Holman, CEO MichiganBusinessNetwork.com interviews Jeff Williams, CEO of Public Sector Consultants, Lansing, MI, and Peter Pratt, President of Public Sector Consultants, Lansing, MI, about the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce Mackinac Island Policy conference and how its changed over the years.
Mackinac Policy Conference -- Michigan Education Excellence Foundation (MEEF) announces it has raised $59 million to fund educational innovation, scholarships in Michigan
The Michigan Education Excellence Foundation (MEEF) announced today at the 2013 Mackinac Policy Conference it has raised $59 million toward its ultimate goal of $100 million.
“This fund and the contributions of so many are instrumental and truly showcase the commitment and collaboration underway to ensure our students are provided opportunities for learning and success,” said Gov. Rick Snyder.
Funds raised by the foundation will be used to develop innovations in education across Michigan that can be implemented expediently, tested and then spread to other schools when they prove successful, as well as a special scholarship program.
Pictured above; Speaking: Steve Hamp, Chairman, Michigan Education Excellence Foundation, Seated: Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, Art Van Elslander, founder of Art Van Furniture and Carol Goss, President and CEO, The Skillman Foundation.
A full copy of the press release may be accessed below.
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Mackinac Policy Conference
The 2013 Mackinac Policy Conference, was held Wednesday, May 29 - Friday, May 31, 2013 covering the topics of culture, education and the 21st century global market. The 2013 Conference brought together more than 1,500 including Michigan’s top business professionals, government leaders, corporate CEOs, entrepreneurs and veteran regional champions.
Pictured above: Mackinac Policy Conference attendees
wrapped up Wednesday with The Grand Event in the Parlor, and on the Porch of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan.
A2Y Seminar Series: LEAD Institutemichiganbusinessnetwork.com/
dropped by the A2Y Chamber of Commerce headquarters in Ann Arbor to check out one of the Chamber's informative series. Participants that day learned about Mentoring in Young Professionals:
Ensure the Future Success and Vision of Your Organization. This two-hour workshop focused on common values, behaviors, and traits of Boomers and Millennials in the workplace. Leaders who attended learned transformational skills for mentoring in Young Professionals. Also discussed ways to empower, focus, and support their career development and keep them engaged to ensure the future success and vision of their organization. The session was led by Kathleen Riley, a Consulting Associate at The LEAD Institute, Senior Partner and Founder of Transformational Leaders, Intl.
Pictured above; Chris Holman, CEO MichiganBusinessNetwork.com, interviews Kelly Petrock, President, LEAD Institute.
Revenue North Business Growth Summit
Revenue North brought together over 65 Michigan experts providing world-class training at a one-day conference in Novi, Michigan, concentrating on business growth. Attendees had the opportunity to learn new strategies about, Sales, Marketing, Customer Retention, Access to Capital, and much more.
Pictured above: Chris Holman CEO MichiganBusinessNetwork.com interviews Joe Marr, President and CEO at Sandler Training of Ann Arbor.
Michigan CU League Annual Convention & Exposition
In Detroit, attendees of this three-day Michigan Credit Union League Annual Convention & Exposition heard about Executing Imagination: Turning Creative Fire Into Real Results by Josh Linkner New York Time's Bestselling Author of ‘Disciplined Dreaming’. Josh Linkner was the Keynote speaker. Educational and networking sessions were mixed with the Credit Union Recognition Honors Awards and Breakfast.
Pictured above MichiganBusinessNetwork.com CEO Chris Holman interviews Dave Adams, President & Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Credit Union League.
Michigan Business Incubator Association 2013 Conference
A two day conference in Detroit included a Networking Event on Wednesday, May 15 bringing together the MBIA Board of Directors and interested members for an evening of discussion and networking.'
During the second day, on Thursday, May 16th, MichiganBusinessNetwork.com was 'On The Road' to hear from some great panel sessions, finding out about Crowdfunding JOBS Act, CustomerBased Commercialization, What is the Business Model Canvas, Demystifying the Illusion of Sustainability, and You Say Incubator, I Say Accelerator.
Pictured above MichiganBusinessNetwork.com CEO Chris Holman interviews Leslie Smith President and CEO, TechTown.
Lansing Asphalt Open House
Community and business leaders came out to celebrate a ribbon cutting and toured the new Lansing Asphalt facility.
Lansing Asphalt and it's parent company, Superior Asphalt, Inc. have offered over 30 years of proven experience in Asphalt pavement construction. Lansing Asphalt is proud to be Mid- Michigan's Asphalt Paving Company, Lansing Asphalt focuses on doing business in and with other Michigan-based businesses, and has all the professional credentials required for your asphalt paving, repair or maintenance project.
Pictured above Danielle Sands, Jeff Kresnak, and Rick Browley, of Lansing Asphalt prepare for the ribbon cutting of the entirely brand-new asphalt facility on the west side of Lansing, MI.
2013 Greater Lansing Strategic Business Luncheon
Featuring John Fikany, Microsoft Enterprise Executive Leader who leads a diverse team of sales, technical, marking, and service professionals supporting all commercial sector enterprise, the 2013 Greater Lansing Strategic Business Luncheon was held just northeast of Lansing. John Fikany brought insight from his two dozen years of sales and industry leadership, along with perspective of where Microsoft is headed for the consumer and business setting. The annual Strategic Luncheon also brought together the mid-Michigan business community to hear updates on several topics.
Pictured above, MichiganBusinessNetwork.com News Correspondent Tim Nester interviews keynote speaker John Fikany, Vice President, U.S. Commercial Sector at Microsoft.
2013 Michigan Celebrates Small Business
The 2013 Michigan Celebrates Small Business event brought together over 800 of Michigan's Small Business owners and supporters from all across the state to show their support for the winners and support Michigan’s growing companies. Featuring winners of not only Michigan Celebrates, but the highly prized Michigan 50 Companies to Watch (2013). Governor Rick Snyder was on hand to meet and greet the business community and delivered the keynote for the evening, hosted by the Lansing Center.
Pictured Above; MichiganBusinessNetwork.com CEO Chris Holman a co-Founder of Michigan Celebrates, and emcee for that evening.
Governor's Education Summit
Following up the Governor's Economic Summit the education and business community joined Governor Rick Snyder on the topic of education. Other Keynote speakers: Mike Flanagan, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Paul Galbenski, Teacher of the Year 2012 were on hand in East Lansing. In addition, great breakout sessions, included Early Childhood, K-12 Education, Community Colleges, Universities, Business and Economic Development Agencies to support the development of talent, encourage partnerships and develop long range vision for regional growth.
Pictured above Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is interviewed by MichiganBusinessNetwork.com CEO Chris Holman.
Business Leaders’ Insights: Michigan’s Workforce Strengths & Challenges
BLM (Business Leaders for Michigan) surveyed small/medium/large businesses to see what was preventing them from finding the talent they need. What’s up? Not the right education? Not the right experience?
The report is shared below.
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