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Michigan Business Beat, hosted by Chris Holman, discusses economic development, new or unusual entrepreneurial initiatives, and successful business practices from different regions and industries around Michigan with a wide range of entrepreneurs and business leaders.

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Manufacturing Sector Mitigates Risks and Remains Optimistic

Michigan Business Beat
May 5, 2021 8:00 AM

John Walsh, President/CEO of the Michigan Manufacturers Association, talks with Chris Holman about how the manufacturing industry has been doing since the arrival of COVID-19. In the interview, they cover how manufacturing has done well at mitigating risks and is cautiously optimistic about the future.

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Laurie Strauss Baumer | Community Foundation to Build First Universally-Accessible Playground in the Region

Michigan Business Beat
May 3, 2021 8:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher welcomes Laurie Strauss Baumer, Executive Vice President, Capital Region Community Foundation of Lansing back to the Michigan Business Beat.

This time around she's sharing details about how the Community Foundation to Build First Universally-Accessible Playground in the Region. Through the interview Laurie shares basics about the project and then covers; Leadership and partners, deeper details about the playground-park, timeline and status, and finally fundraising and sponsorships.

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Hope Lewis | Sumdog : Math and Spelling Practice App Launches Free Pilot for Schools in Michigan

Michigan Business Beat
April 30, 2021 8:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher welcomes back Hope Lewis, Michigan Director for Sumdog based out of Washington DC.
This interview is to find out more about Sumdog, a personalized math and spelling practice game for K-8 students has announced it is launching a new pilot program in Michigan, called the Digital Equity Solution.

Aimed at narrowing the achievement gap, the game will be provided entirely free of charge during school time for all Michigan students. It will also be completely free at all hours for Michigan families who qualify for free or reduced lunch.

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MBN Welcomes New Tourism Show "Michigan Corners" to the Network!

Michigan Business Beat
April 29, 2021 1:00 PM

MBN is excited to announce a new show to the network, Michigan Corners. Michigan tourism is one of the top three most valuable economic industries to our state. Hosted by Vic Verchereau, Michigan Corners discusses all things regarding meetings, events, festivals, and tourism in the state of Michigan. It brings together industry leaders who deliver vital information to help discover all that's happening in every corner of the state. In this interview, Chris Holman talks with Vic about the new show and the benefits of travel and tourism for economic prosperity.

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AF Group: What to Expect From a Workers’ Comp Insurer

Michigan Business Beat
April 27, 2021 3:00 PM

AF Group is made up of a number of entities, including several workers’ compensation insurance companies that provide insurance in all 50 states, including Accident Fund Insurance Company of America here in Lansing. Paul Kearney, Chief Claims Officer for AF Group, came to AF Group this January from Atlanta. Paul joins MBN's Jeffrey Mosher to discuss how many employers and injured workers don’t really know what they can expect from their workers’ comp insurer when there is a workplace injury.

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CAMW! MVP | April 2021 - Educational Child Care Center (EC3)

Michigan Business Beat
April 27, 2021 11:00 AM

Childcare Advocacy

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Elisabeth Tobia, CEO of Educational Child Care Center (EC3) of Lansing, MI.
EC3 is being recognized as the April 2021 MVP (most valuable partner) for CAMW! the Capital Area Michigan Works!. 

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Bay Future’s Strategic 2021 Action Plan: RECOVER Bay County

Michigan Business Beat
April 27, 2021 9:00 AM

Trevor M. Keyes, President & CEO, Bay Future Inc. joins MBN's Jeffrey Mosher to talk about Bay Future's Annual meeting. Trevor gives a recap of the annual meeting which includes 2020 Highlights and a look ahead to 2021. Part of the meeting included a special announcement in regards to a multi-million dollar capital investment in the City of Bay City, Michigan. They also cover the organization's strategic action plan, RECOVER Bay County. RECOVER Bay County was developed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and is an Addendum to Bay Future’s Strategic Action Plan, Bay Future: Drive. Forward.

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DBI's New Business Developments for 2021

Michigan Business Beat
April 27, 2021 8:00 AM

Dennie Hilliard, Senior Account Manager,
Office Specialist at DBI Business Interiors talks with Jeffrey Mosher. Dennis updates the business community with DBI's new business developments as well as a brief overview of the company's history. 

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CAMW! | Carrie Rosingana - Child Care’s Impact on Workforce

Michigan Business Beat
April 26, 2021 3:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher catches back up with Carrie Rosingana, CEO, Capital Area Michigan Works! to discuss their topic for April 2021; Child care’s impact on the workforce.

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ShineWater® | Michigan Beverage Company Expands Distribution to North & South Carolina

Michigan Business Beat
April 26, 2021 9:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Ryan Coon Chief Marketing Officer for ShineWater®, of Bay City, MI.
They discuss the company's expansion getting out to more stores, and more states, as ShineWater® the Zero Sugar, Vitamin D packed beverage is experiencing explosive growth.
They get into the ShineWater® beverages, and then more about the company.

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