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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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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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CAMW! MVP | August 2021 St. Johns AJC Focus on WIOA/JMG

Michigan Business Beat
August 30, 2021 4:00 PM

Chris Holman spends some time with David Bates, Youth Program Manager Eaton, and Clinton County WIOA|JMG. The topic for the August 2021 Spotlight, is WIOA/JMG. David serves Peckham and CAMW! through the St. John's Michigan facility.

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Michigan Business Beat | Fly Lansing Welcomes Back New CEO Nicole Noll-Williams

Michigan Business Beat
August 26, 2021 12:00 PM

Chris Holman connects with a longtime friend of MBN, Nicole Noll-Williams who has recently taken over the role of CEO for the Capital Region Airport Authority/Capital Region International Airport. 

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EntryPoint Releases 2021 Ann Arbor Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report

Michigan Business Beat
August 24, 2021 8:00 AM

On Monday, August 16, EntryPoint announced the release of our 2021 Ann Arbor Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report. This annual report provides a comprehensive analysis of Washtenaw’s growing startup community.

The following day, Chris Holman caught up with EntryPoint's Founder and Managing Director Emily Heintz to discuss the findings from the report.

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Trevor Pawl | Michigan Business Beat | MI OFME Thriving on the Energy at CAR MBS

Michigan Business Beat
August 20, 2021 7:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Trevor Pawl, Chief Mobility Officer, Office of Future Mobility and Electrification, his office works across state government, academia, and private industry to enhance Michigan’s mobility ecosystem, including developing dynamic mobility, and electrification policies and supporting the startup and scale-up of emerging technologies and businesses. He discusses the excitement in returning to the dynamic energy of live events like CAR MBS.

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Michigan Business Beat | Carla Bailo and CAR Reviewing 2021 MBS

Michigan Business Beat
August 20, 2021 6:00 PM

Chris Holman speaks with Carla Bailo, President & CEO, CAR, Center for Automotive Research, Ann Arbor, MI. Their discussion reviews and highlights CAR's popular annual MBS - Management Briefing Seminars. It was held August 3-5, 2021 in the Traverse City, MI vicinity.

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Glenn Stevens | MICHauto Reflections and Updates at CAR MBS

Michigan Business Beat
August 20, 2021 4:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Glenn Stevens, Executive Director of MICHauto and Vice President of Automotive and Mobility Initiatives for the Detroit Regional Chamber.
The pair connected for this interview Wednesday, August 4th, at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, the first day of the sessions for this year's Center for Automotive Research's Management Briefing Seminars.

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Michigan Business Beat | Mark Koerner - Foster Swift Supporting Sparrow Foundation's Dapper Dads

Michigan Business Beat
August 20, 2021 1:00 PM

Chris Holman speaks with Mark T. Koerner, Attorney, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC, Lansing with 6 sites across Michigan. Mark is once again representing the law firm in the event known as Dapper Dads.

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Michigan Business Beat | Mich. State Uni. Launches Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan

Michigan Business Beat
August 19, 2021 2:00 PM

Chris Holman connects with Jabbar R. Bennett, Ph.D. (Dr. Jabbar Bennett), Michigan State University Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, East Lansing, Mich. Their discussion revolves around MSU releasing diversity, equity, and inclusion framework to inform strategic planning efforts.

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Michigan Business Beat | Richard Yen 2021 Altair Enlighten Awards Announced

Michigan Business Beat
August 18, 2021 4:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher has a conversation with Richard Yen, Sr. V.P. of Global Automotive and Industry Verticals Team, Altair, Troy, MI.
The questions include a brief career background to his current role with Altair. Finding out highlights on the scope of work and focus of Altair, then go into the recently announced awards.

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Kennari Consulting | August 17th National Nonprofit Day Impact and Perspective!

Michigan Business Beat
August 17, 2021 2:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes back Sandi Steensma, President and Chief Executive Officer, Kennari Consulting, Grand Rapids, MI. For this video, she is joined by Chris's long-time friend, Dale Robertson, President & CEO of the Grand Rapids Public Museum.
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