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Change Media Group: INC. 500 Magazine's fastest growing companies

Michigan Business Beat
October 14, 2019 3:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes Amanda Stitt, Chief Results Officer of Change Media Group, REO Town, Lansing, MI.

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Dave Yancho: Work Hard at Having Fun

Michigan Business Beat
October 3, 2019 2:00 PM

Dave Yancho, Vice President and Co-Owner of Armor Protective Packaging joins Chris Holman in studio. Dave discusses how ARMOR Protective Packaging is rust prevention and removal company that “eradicates” rust.

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Cinnaire | Historic Saint Rita Apartments Receives Detroit Community Development Award

Michigan Business Network
October 1, 2019 9:00 AM

Excellence in Real Estate Award Honors Projects that Revitalize Neighborhoods and Catalyze Further Development

Central City Integrated Health (CCHI) was recently honored with a Detroit Community Development Award for the renovation of the historic Saint Rita Apartments in Detroit’s North End neighborhood located at 35 Owen Street. Saint Rita Apartments received the 2019 Excellence in Real Estate award from Detroit LISC, the largest national community development intermediary, combining corporate, government and philanthropic resources to help community-based organizations revitalize their neighborhoods.

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Cinnaire | Podcast - Advancing Communities Podcast – The Urban Bike Project: Changing Lives & Revolutionizing Communities

Michigan Business Network
October 1, 2019 8:00 AM




Cinnaire’s Advancing Communities Podcast brings together their Chief Strategy Officer Jim Peffley with thought leaders, policy makers and others who are making an impact in the community development and affordable housing industries. Their guests share their experiences and perspective on a range of topics, each supporting the belief that all people deserve the opportunities provided by living in healthy communities.

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MediSurge Opening Its Doors During Discover Manufacturing Week

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
September 28, 2019 9:00 AM

Discover Manufacturing week is coming up Monday September 30th through Friday October 4th! During this time, businesses such as MediSurge, a western Michigan local medical manufacture, will be opening its doors to high school students as a way to share careers in Manufacturing. They will be giving students tours and allowing them to ask questions about the field. 

This is a great opportunity to increase awareness of the manufacturing needs in West Michigan, as well as highlight medical manufacturing the amazing work they do, and the Kent County celebrated week.

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Alyssa Troub | LAFCU's Financial Help for Striking Workers

Michigan Business Beat
September 20, 2019 6:00 PM

With the news of a currently ongoing UAW strike,... Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Alyssa Troub, Marketing and Communications Specialist, LAFCU, Lansing, MI, about how LAFCU has help for striking workers.
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LAFCU Marketing Earns National Gold Awards

Michigan Business Network
August 23, 2019 5:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU’s marketing campaign introducing the credit union’s new “vertical” credit cards has won two gold awards in the 2019 MAC Awards. The national competition recognizes successful marketing efforts by credit unions.

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Cinnaire | Where They've Been, Where They're Going

Michigan Business Beat
August 22, 2019 4:00 PM

Mark McDaniel, President & CEO, Cinnaire, REO Town, Lansing, MI, drops back into the MBN studio to catch up with Chris Holman and share a periodic update. First, they reacquaint the listening audience with the story, mission and process of Cinnaire and then get into news about Cinnaire launching a new Five-Year Strategic Plan. They also talk about how the Marketplace Apartment Complex is providing mixed-income housing and retail space in Flint, MI, how JPMorgan Chase recently awarded $1.5 Million to pilot program of Cinnaire, the CHN Housing Partners, and how Cinnaire was also recently honored as a 2019 Crain’s Detroit Business Cool Place to Work.

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Matt Jung and the Big Joe Brand, Getting to Core Values for Innovation and Growth

Michigan Business Beat
August 20, 2019 5:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher catches up with Matt Jung, Co-Founder of Comfort Research, of Grand Rapids, MI.

  • History of the company/how it began
  • Where it currently stands today
    • Business stats
  • Company culture
    • How businesses can retain/recruit employees
  • Innovation in products
    • How these products have driven sales
  • Company growth
    • What is the company positioned for and what can businesses learn from this.
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Lansing-based Edge Partnerships Expands with Chicago Office

Michigan Business Beat
August 14, 2019 3:00 PM

Lorri Rishar, CEO of EDGE Partnerships joined Chris Holman to discuss how Lansing-based Edge Partnerships expands with Chicago office. Lansing-based Edge Partnerships recently announced that a demand for personal, tailored marketing services has prompted the marketing agency’s expansion to Chicago.

Founded in 2007 by business partners Lorri Rishar and Angela Witwer, Edge has grown into a multimillion-dollar agency serving state and national clients. A diversified client base has provided Edge with the ability to not only compete but thrive.“Today’s organizations want personalized marketing, communication and design services,” said Lorri Rishar, Edge CEO. “Our size, agility and experiences uniquely position us to fulfill this demand in Chicago.”

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