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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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Jason Smith to Lead Lending Initiatives at LAFCU

Michigan Business Network
August 12, 2019 3:00 PM

Credit union veteran working to ensure loan services meet current needs across state

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU has announced the appointment of Jason Smith as chief lending officer.

In this position, Smith serves as principal advisor to the LAFCU CEO and board of directors concerning lending strategies and risk management. The 20-year veteran of credit unions joined LAFCU in 2018 when it merged with Lansing Postal Community Credit Union of which Smith was CEO/general manager. He has been serving as LAFCU vice president of product and strategy.

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Quality Dairy is a Lansing treasure and part of the city’s fabric since 1936

globalEDGE Business Beat
August 9, 2019 12:00 PM

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Ray Tadgerson. Ray is the former President and CEO of the Lansing-based architecture and engineering firm C2AE. He retired from the company in 2010 and established Tadgerson Consulting later that year. In 2018, after serving on the board of Quality Dairy since 2016. 

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LAFCU Promotes Justin Tuck and Amy Thelen

Michigan Business Network
August 1, 2019 11:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU has promoted Justin Tuck to Assistant Vice President of Operations and Amy Thelen to Human Resources Generalist.

 Justin Tuck will be responsible for operations, including teller and lending functions as well as staff supervision, at the South Lansing and Collins Road branches effective Aug. 12. He’ll also represent LAFCU in the community.

As Human Resources Generalist, Amy Thelen will oversee recruiting, benefits administration and retiree relations.

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From Ambush to Essays | July 2019 LAFCU Update

Michigan Business Beat
July 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Deadline for WHEEL Essay entries is Wednesday!

LAFCU is accepting applications for the 2019 Women Helping Educate Every Lady (W.H.E.E.L.) scholarship essay contest through Wednesday, July 31. The 2019 award of $3,000 pushes LAFCU’s six-year award total to $15,000. Listen to the audio included here about that opportunity and other great efforts by LAFCU this month.

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Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant to Open First West Michigan Location Monday July 29

Michigan Business Beat
July 25, 2019 12:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher catches up with John Inserra, President, Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. With Cooper's Hawk, he oversees the Development Team AND Operations Team. The pair discuss an upcoming location set to open next week in Grand Rapids vicinity -- 
A Kentwood, Michigan site. Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant is set to Open First West Michigan Location This Summer the newly-built restaurant located on 28th street Kentwood, MI, will open its doors to the public on Monday, July 29.

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BWL Outage Update

Michigan Business Network
July 20, 2019 10:00 PM

As of 9:27 p.m. Saturday, July 20, the Lansing Board of Water & Light has 189 customers without power scattered throughout its service territory.

BWL has brought in outside municipal crews to assist BWL crews to restore power. While BWL is working as hard as it can to restore power to all customers, it could take until late Sunday for full restoration.

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Cinnaire | Marketplace Apartment Complex Provides Mixed-Income Housing and Retail Space in Flint, MI

Michigan Business Network
July 19, 2019 5:00 PM

Former YWCA Building Demolished to Provide Affordable Living Options and Spur Revitalization in Downtown Flint

Cinnaire recently joined PK Development Group and Uptown Reinvestment Corp. (URC) for a hard hat tour at the Marketplace Apartment complex in Flint, MI. The former YWCA building in downtown Flint has been demolished to make room for the Marketplace Apartments, a four-story mixed use building providing 92-units of mixed-use housing. The project will also include three retail spaces. Cinnaire provided a $9.5 million Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) investment to support the $19.5 million project.


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BWL Announces Launch of New Website

Michigan Business Network
July 17, 2019 1:00 PM

The Lansing Board of Water & Light has launched its newly designed website which features a more modern, responsive design, improved functionality and better organized content. Created with the user’s experience in mind, the site features content that customers want most, including information on outages, paying bills and applying for jobs.

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