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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.

8:00 AM every Monday through Friday
Replay: 8:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 8:00 PM, 2:00 AM The music for 'Michigan Business Beat' is graciously shared use of Phil Denny's "Traffic Jam" off his 2012 CD 'Crossover'

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Iron Fish Distillery Produces Sanitizer for Michigan Front Line Healthcare Workers

Michigan Business Beat
April 6, 2020 2:00 PM

Greetings from Iron Fish Distillery,

The Iron Fish team is staying healthy and helping the front line healthcare workers throughout Michigan by producing sanitizer in an effort to keep our hospitals and facilities as safe as possible for workers and patients. Check out the pictures at the bottom too.

Now included is an interview Chris Holman did while catching up with Co-Owner Sarah Anderson. 


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Scott Norman | How Sparrow Physicians Health Plan Is Responding to COVID-19

Michigan Business Beat
April 6, 2020 10:00 AM

Scott Norman. VP, Business Development,Physicians Health Plan,Lansing, MI, connects with Jeffrey Mosher for an interview about Sparrow's Physicians Health Plan: COVID-19 Response Key Messages.

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Birgit Klohs | The Right Place Helping Western Michigan Adjust to COVID-19

Michigan Business Beat
April 6, 2020 9:00 AM

Chris Holman catches up with Birgit Klohs, The Right Place, Grand Rapids, Michigan. She shares with Chris about how The Right Place is assisting Economic Development and the business community of Western Michigan.

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PNC Financial Services Group | Market Expectations Survey

Michigan Business Beat
April 3, 2020 7:00 PM

For Friday April 3, 2020:

The March jobs report was much worse than expected. The U.S. economy lost 701,000 jobs over the month, the biggest one-month drop in employment in exactly 11 years. The consensus was for a drop in employment of 100,000. There were enormous job losses of 459,000 in leisure/hospitality services (restaurants and hotels), but employment fell in most industries over the month.
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Bob Jacquart | Stormy Kromer and the Upper Peninsula Adapting to COVID-19

Michigan Business Beat
April 3, 2020 8:00 AM

Chris Holman connects with Bob Jacquart, CEO/Owner, Jacquart Fabric Products Inc. Ironwood, Michigan. Bob shares a COVID-19 Update. Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, they have temporarily suspended production and distribution of our products. Unfortunately, they are unable to accept any new orders until further notice. They'll keep you posted as to when online ordering is available again. If you have any questions you can reach Stormy Kromer at info@stormykromer.com.

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CAR | Webinar 4/2/20 - Arsenal of Health:

Michigan Business Beat
April 2, 2020 5:00 PM

How Automakers & Suppliers Are Stepping Up to Support the Medical Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

At 1pm Thursday April 2, 2020 CAR (Center for Automotive Research), hosted the webinar: Arsenal Of Health :How Automakers & Suppliers Are Stepping Up to Support the Medical Response to the COVID-19 Crisis.

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The Outdoor Beerdsman Company sets trend for "That Woman from Michigan" T-Shirt

Michigan Business Beat
April 2, 2020 8:00 AM

How A T-Shirt Is Saving A Small Business In Michigan

Jeffrey Mosher spoke with Ivette Lopez, Owner, Outdoor Beerdsman, Boyne city, MI, Wednesday, finding out about a concept which came about late last week has gone viral.

Last Friday Outdoor Beerdsman designed a shirt “That Woman from Michigan” and posted it online the same day and since then have received over 700 orders (as of midday Wednesday) while essentially will have saved her small business from closing.

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Taylor A. Gast | Foster Swift Your Legal Guide Through COVID-19 Information

Michigan Business Beat
April 1, 2020 10:00 AM

Both remote (with Michigan's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order)

Chris Holman takes two segments to catch up on great information with ​Taylor Gast, Associate (business, tax, cyber law lawyer), Foster Swift Collins & Smith Attorneys PC Lansing, MI, with other branches Southfield Grand Rapids Detroit Holland St. Joseph, MI.
The main focus of their conversations was related to the stimulus,... a focus on business and nonprofit entities’ opportunities.

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Ned Staebler | TechTown Detroit Navigating the Noise of Daily Changes

Michigan Business Beat
April 1, 2020 8:00 AM

Both recording remotely, Jeffrey Mosher catches up with Ned Staebler, President and CEO, TechTown Detroit who is also Vice President for Economic Development, Wayne State University
440 Burroughs | Detroit, MI.

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Andy Hayes | NLEA 2020 A Year of Change

Michigan Business Beat
March 31, 2020 8:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher catches up with Andy Hayes, President NLEA, Northern Lakes Economic Alliance from Petoskey, MI.

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