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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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Michigan Business Beat | Automation Alley Industry 4.0 Insight and Upcoming Integr8

Michigan Business Beat
September 7, 2021 12:00 PM

Chris Holman speaks with Tom Kelly, Executive Director, Automation Alley, Troy, MI. Tom reviews what they've been working on in recent months. 

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Michigan Business Beat | MVCA Gearing up for Its Annual Awards

Michigan Business Beat
September 7, 2021 8:00 AM

Chris Holman catches up with Ara Topouzian, Executive Director, MVCA, the Michigan Venture Capital Association, Novi, MI. 

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Michigan Business Beat | Molly Chan with Updates from Alliance Payment Solutions

Michigan Business Beat
September 6, 2021 4:00 PM

Chris Holman spends some time with Alliance PS's leader, Molly Chan. She shares a reminder of the services that the company provides and then highlights a staffing update that has recently happened to increase customer engagement.

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Michigan Business Beat | Kevin Schoen the ACD.net Story of Growth

Michigan Business Beat
September 3, 2021 3:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes Kevin Schoen, CEO, ACD.net, Lansing, MI, into the studio reviewing Kevin's background, ACD.net history, and current focus.

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Michigan Business Beat | MFEA / MichiganFun Bringing Back the Fun in 2021

Michigan Business Beat
September 1, 2021 3:00 PM

Chris Holman connects with Michigan Festivals & Events Association's Executive Director Mike Szukhent to discuss the summer festival season, how they've dealt with COVID and emerged strong.

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Michigan Business Beat | Different Role, Same Commitment with Michigan State University

Michigan Business Beat
August 30, 2021 6:00 PM

Chris Holman catches up with Bill Beekman, who after an approximately three-year role as Michigan State's Athletics Director, has moved on to a new position with the university.

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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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Michigan Business Beat | Authentic Leadership across Generations with Jan Griffiths

Michigan Business Beat
August 24, 2021 1:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Jan Griffiths, President / Founder, Gravitas Detroit. She was on hand as the Keynote Speaker for the end of day 1 at CAR MBS. She shares about her career, and then why and what she focuses on for leadership. Her focus was on especially connecting with and developing Gen Z. She also related how the other generations in the workplace can practice authentic leadership.

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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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