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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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Accident Fund Grants $6.9 Million in Dividend Payments to Workers’ Compensation Insurance Group Policyholders

Michigan Business Beat
July 26, 2021 4:00 PM

Since Early 2020

Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, a premier provider of workers’ compensation insurance in the U.S., has paid $6.9 million in dividends to its Group Program members, which include chambers of commerce, associations, hospitality, and other groups who achieved targeted safety results in 2020 and 2021. The group dividend payments reached more than 11,000 members with an average dividend return of nearly six percent during that time, reflecting their commitment to workplace safety.

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Mike Maddox | JustASK What Should Businesses Look for in an MSP?

Michigan Business Beat
July 23, 2021 3:00 PM

Chris Holman catches up once again with Michael Maddox, President, CEO, EOS Visionary of ASK, Lansing, MI, and Host of "Bottom Line IT" on Michigan Business Network (ASK recently merged with Convergence Networks/Grade A)

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Lorri Rishar | EDGE Earns Certification from Small Business Association of Michigan

Michigan Business Beat
July 23, 2021 2:00 PM

Chris Holman speaks with Lorri Rishar, CEO at Edge, Lansing, MI, Chicago, IL. In this discussion, they cover how Small businesses positively impact Michigan communities and bolster the state’s economy, and Edge Partnerships contributes to this impact every day.

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Treetops Resort | Matt Alagna "Come to Treetops for Your Meeting or Group Getaway"

Michigan Business Beat
July 19, 2021 8:00 AM

Chris Holman speaks with Matt Alagna, Director of Sales, Treetops Resort, Gaylord, MI, to discuss why you and your business associates should “Come to Treetops for your Meeting or Group getaway”
Treetops -- the destination for your post-COVID meetings and conferences.

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CAMW! | Carrie Rosingana - Agriculture Workforce

Michigan Business Beat
July 16, 2021 9:00 AM

Chris Holman speaks with Carrie Rosingana, CEO, CAMW! Lansing, serving Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton counties of Mid-Michigan, about the Agriculture Workforce.

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Michigan Works! Association | July is Disability Pride Month

Michigan Business Beat
July 15, 2021 9:00 AM

In this interview, Edythe (Edee) Copeland, Interim Chief Executive Officer for the association discusses with Chris Holman, how the Michigan Works! Association and others mark July by focusing on Disability Pride Month.

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Josh Gembala | ASK's ESS Watching out for Ransomware: Kaseya

Michigan Business Beat
July 14, 2021 8:00 AM

Enhanced Security Services Manager of ASK, Josh Gembala talks with Chris Holman about Ransomware: Kaseya.

On Friday, July 2nd, ASK's Enhanced Security Services (ESS) team, like many others in their industry sector became aware of a ransomware incident involving Kaseya – a company that produces management tools for managed service providers (MSPs). The interview below reviews the incident's impact.

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AF Group Enters Assumed Reinsurance Marketplace –

Michigan Business Beat
July 8, 2021 3:00 PM

Partners with Waypoint Underwriting Management

An industry leader in offering specialty insurance products, AF Group today announced its entry into the assumed reinsurance marketplace through a new partnership with Waypoint Underwriting Management. The partnership aligns AF Group, a national leader in specialty insurance with Waypoint, a proven expert in reinsurance risk underwriting and pricing.

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95th National Cherry Festival Continues through Saturday

Michigan Business Beat
July 5, 2021 1:00 PM

Kat Paye, Executive Director of the National Cherry Festival, talks with Chris Holman about this year's 95th National Cherry Festival located in Traverse City, MI. As the National Cherry Festival sets up the bounty of white tents in Traverse City’s Open Space Park, it may appear that the Festival is back to 100 percent normal, and while masks will not be required, and it remains a non-ticketed Festival to get in, both in planning and execution safety is the first priority. In the interview, Kat covers what to expect at this year's festival.

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MBN Celebrating 10 Years! Inaugural Episode with Jim Herbert

Michigan Business Beat
July 5, 2021 11:00 AM

MBN has reached its 10-year mark as of July 4, 2021.

“Spotlight guest of the week” for the inaugural episodes of ‘Michigan Business Beat’ back in July 2011, was Jim Herbert (now former) CEO of Neogen Corporation.

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