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AF Group | Driver Safety Tips for Employees and Employers

Michigan Business Beat
December 9, 2019 2:00 PM

Chris Holman speaks with Bob Lapinski, Media & Public Relations Advisor, AF Group, Chicago, IL, and Lansing, MI.
This month they discuss driver safety tips for employees and employers.

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MFBI Survey A Way for Michigan Business to Voice Their Expectations

Michigan Business Beat
November 27, 2019 9:00 AM

As we get toward the end of November, your latest opportunity to get your business opinions heard in the twice a year Michigan Future Business Index is almost over.

Here we share a recent interview with Bob Lapinski, Media and Public Relations Advisor at Accident Fund Insurance Company of America. He drops by to talk with the Michigan Business Network about the twice a year Michigan Future Business Index survey.

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2019 Dapper Dads Raise over $540,000 for Women’s Health in Mid-Michigan

Michigan Business Network
July 2, 2019 12:00 PM

Sparrow Foundation and the Women Working Wonders committee wrap up another successful year!

LANSING, MI – About $542,000 was raised for women’s health in the recent 2019 Sparrow Foundation’s Women Working Wonders (W3) 10th Annual Dapper Dads Challenge & Fashion Show.

Over the past 10 years, the event has raised nearly $4 million to support women’s health initiatives in Mid-Michigan.

 

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Rising Health Insurance Costs and Talent Acquisition Are Top Concerns of Business Owners According to Latest Michigan Future Business Index

Michigan Business Network
June 27, 2019 11:00 AM

LANSING, Mich., June 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest Michigan Future Business Index (MFBI) data show the rising cost of health insurance and acquiring talent are the top concerns for Michigan's small- to mid-sized business leaders.

Overall, business owners showed slower sales and profit results over the past six months, while wages and capital investment strengthened.

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Leading With People and Culture Lisa Corless | Leadership Low Down

Leadership Low Down
June 8, 2019 9:00 AM

Lisa Corless is president and CEO of AF Group (Lansing, Mich.), a premier provider of innovative insurance solutions. In this role, Corless is responsible for all organizational operations across AF Group brands and for developing strategies to diversify the company’s portfolio. Lisa shares her passion for building winning cultures and AF Group's focus on "People First".

 

 

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MFBI Survey Helps Michigan Business Look Forward

Michigan Business Beat
May 30, 2019 4:00 PM

It's May 30th the month is almost over, and so is your latest opportunity to get your business opinions heard in the twice a year Michigan Future Business Index.

Here is a recent interview with Bob Lapinski, Media and Public Relations Advisor at Accident Fund Insurance Company of America drops by to talk with the Michigan Business Network about the twice a year Michigan Future Business Index survey.

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Abel Travis: Leading Innovation and Change

Leadership Low Down
March 6, 2019 1:00 PM

On this episode of Leadership Low Down with host Vic Verchereau is Abel Travis.

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2018 Michigan Economic Forecast Series (full video)

Michigan Business Network
December 27, 2018 3:00 PM

Michigan Business Network recently held its annual Michigan Economic Forecast Series breakfast (mid-Michigan stop) and concluded with a positive 2018 review and look ahead for Michigan in 2019.

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A Review of the Winter 2018 Michigan Future Business Index

Michigan Business Network
December 22, 2018 10:00 AM

Paul King, Founder of ROI Insight drops by the MBN studio for a discussion with Chris Holman regarding the latest Michigan Future Business Index and its results which were released Thursday December 13th at the Lansing area stop of the Michigan Economic Forecast Series.


The MFBI is underwritten by Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, conducted by ROI Insight of Grosse Pointe, MI, and presented by Michigan Business Network.

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Acquiring and Retaining Talent, Health Insurance Costs and Wage Inflation Highlight Concerns of Business Owners According to Latest Michigan Future Business Index

Michigan Business Network
December 13, 2018 1:00 PM

Lansing, Mich. - The latest Michigan Future Business Index (MFBI) data show acquiring and retaining talent remains the top challenge for Michigan’s small- to mid-sized business leaders. However, the rising cost of health insurance and higher wages have emerged as additional concerns. Forty-five percent of survey respondents plan to raise wages in the next six months, up 10 points from 35 percent one year ago. Concerns for rising health insurance costs were up 10 points since last December. 

Overall, business owners enjoy continued strength in sales and profits, while many employers continue to point to an improving economy, excellent employees, in-demand products/services and the hope for more regulatory reform.

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