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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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Mackinac Policy Conference 2021 Preview

Michigan Business Beat
March 25, 2021 4:00 PM

Chris Holman caught up with Tammy Carnrike, COO of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce in order to preview the highly anticipated annual event, the Mackinac Policy Conference (September 20-23, 2021). She talks about this year's Vision And Pillars For 2021: Reimagining A Healthy Michigan; a focus on health and safety. 

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MMDC's Instrumental Role in Mid-Michigan's Business Community

Michigan Business Beat
March 25, 2021 3:00 PM

James McBryde, President & CEO of the Middle Michigan Development Corporation (MMDC) gives a periodic update. He talks with Chris Holman about the corporation's involvement in PPP and a look ahead to 2021. It was a cold winter for upper-middle Michigan, but the grants they've been assisting in distributing are helping some businesses across their region make it through COVID. MMDC was one of 15 groups that helped distribute about $6M out into the business community across 5 counties. In addition, McBryde is noticing as businesses emerge from COVID, the talent gap is reappearing. MMDC works with targeted programs for skilled trades and I.T. As the economy comes back restaurants remain optimistic and anticipate a pent-up demand.

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CAMW! MVP | March 2021 - Capital Area I.T. Council

Michigan Business Beat
March 23, 2021 4:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Brittni Schumacher, Manager, Jackson Enterprise Technology (JET) at Jackson, and Toni Klus, Vice President, Organizational Transformation at Jackson, who share involvement with the Capital Area I.T. Council, which is being recognized in March 2021, as the MVP (Most Valuable Partner) for CAMW!, the Capital Area Michigan Works!

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Run for the House Mid-Michigan March 26-28th

Michigan Business Beat
March 18, 2021 5:00 PM

Run Anywhere Your Feet Take You, While Supporting Mid-Michigan Families.

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Carolyn Hurst, Executive Director of RMHMM along with Taylor Moberg, Community Development Specialist;  Lauren Kotlarczyk, Assistant Vice President of Community Development; and Chelsea Schaberg, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources from MSUFCU to find out about this year's run, and the support from the title sponsor.

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Saying No Means Saying Yes to Other Clients

Michigan Business Beat
March 18, 2021 4:00 PM

In this two-part interview, CEO and EOS Visionary, Mike Maddox talks with Chris Holman on the Michigan Business Beat about how finding the right partner sometimes requires losing some old partners. Mike and Chris talk about knowing who the right type of client is for businesses to work with, how it is important for business growth. Mike mentions how much of this has been established for ASK and having the Entrepreneur Operating System (EOS) process to thank for that.

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Welcome to The Right Place!

Michigan Business Beat
March 18, 2021 3:00 PM

Chris Holman talks with the newly appointed President & CEO of The Right Place, Randy Thelen. They cover Randy's new position as well as plans for the organization in 2021. The Right Place is West Michigan's leading economic development organization and has assisted thousands of West Michigan companies to invest more than $5.1 billion and 47,000 new jobs throughout the region. - https://www.rightplace.org/

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Rachel Enright | Statewide Autism Clinic Expands to 10th Location in Owosso, MI

Michigan Business Beat
March 16, 2021 4:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Rachel Enright, BCBA, Vice President of Clinical Development & Strategy, Gateway Pediatric Therapy, Detroit, MI. They have opened their 10th Michigan clinic, this time in Owosso to fill a countywide need in partnership with Shiawassee Health & Wellness in Shiawassee County.

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Hope Lewis | Sumdog : Michigan Math Contest

Michigan Business Beat
March 15, 2021 10:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Hope Lewis, Michigan Director for Sumdog based out of Washington DC.
This interview is to find out more about the upcoming Michigan Math Contest.

The most recent one ran February 26, to March 4, on the heels of that another one is coming up. The next Michigan Math Contest is April 9-15, 2021.

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Carla Moore | United Methodist Community House Invests in Family Success

Michigan Business Beat
March 15, 2021 9:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Carla Moore, Chief Operations Officer at United Methodist Community House. Grand Rapids, MI. Their conversation shares how UMCH Invests in Family Success through Partnership with Family Promise of Grand Rapids. The collaboration reportedly will provide West Michigan families access to affordable childcare, education, resources, and more.

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Kim Smith-Nelson | Real Estate Help In Uncertain Times

Michigan Business Beat
March 15, 2021 8:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Kim Smith-Nelson, Owner, KSN Management Property Consultant, Ann Arbor, MI to discuss the topic: "Real Estate Help In Uncertain Times".

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