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NEWS RELEASE: 18 Small Business Owners Graduate from SBA Emerging Leaders

Michigan Business Network
November 27, 2019 11:00 AM

Seven-month program provides growth framework for up-and-coming Michigan small businesses

DETROIT – Eighteen small business owners from Michigan will graduate November 6 from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Emerging Leaders program, an executive-level training initiative for local businesses on the brink of growth.

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Jackie Smythe: Preparing for Careers in International Business

globalEDGE Business Beat
November 20, 2019 2:00 PM

Jackie Smythe is a second-year student at Michigan State University planning to study Supply Chain and Sustainability. Jackie spent two weeks in Costa Rica in 2018 studying “Business Sustainability and Entrepreneurship.” This experience led Jackie and three of her colleagues from the program to launch a start-up business, INFKNIT Apparel, a reversible, sustainable clothing company with a practical approach to clothing design. In this interview, we discuss the resources through MSU that assisted in the company’s launch. This interview is part of a series with students about their experiences inside and outside of the classroom that prepare them for careers in international business. The company website is at infknit.com/

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Valerie McNamera: Preparing for Careers in International Business

globalEDGE Business Beat
November 20, 2019 1:00 PM

Valerie McNamera is a first-year student at Michigan State University studying Business and International Relations/Pre-law. Valerie spent two weeks in Ireland over the summer in a program entitled “Globalization, Nationalism, and the Changing Face of International Trade” looking at Ireland’s place in the global business community and how it’s being affected by Brexit discussions. She is currently working as a student assistant in the International Business Center in the Eli Broad College of Business where she does research, assists with the globalEDGE website, and writes for the blog of trade issues. She wants to be an international business contract lawyer. This interview is part of a series with students about their experiences inside and outside of the classroom that prepare them for careers in international business.

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Gigi Ngcobo: Preparing for Careers in International Business

globalEDGE Business Beat
November 20, 2019 12:00 PM

Gigi Ngcobo is a Senior at Michigan State University, majoring in Finance and User Experience Design. She currently serves a President of the MSU Women’s Association for Venture capital and Private Equity and Vice President of Spartan Blockchain Solutions. As an advocate for the development of emerging markets, she organized the inaugural MSU African Business Symposium; recordings from the event are available on globalEDGE Business Beat. Gigi aspires to help solve her community’s most pressing issues by establishing enterprises and strengthening the African business ecosystem. This interview is part of a series with students about their experiences inside and outside of the classroom that prepare them for careers in international business.

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NEWS RELEASE: Lansing Community College hosts Becoming VisibleCommunity partners unite to increase racial and ethnic diversity in healthcare

Michigan Business Network
November 14, 2019 3:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. – Lansing Community College will host the 2019 Becoming Visible event, designed to increase racial and ethnic diversity in healthcare, especially among women of color in the Lansing metropolitan area.=

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Business Leaders for Michigan 2019 Michigan CEO Summit

Michigan Business Network
November 14, 2019 12:00 PM

BLM And Michigan CEOs were back to Westin Book Cadillac Detroit, November 5th.

After sharing the welcome on that Tuesday, Doug Rothwell, President & CEO, Business Leaders for Michigan shared a presentation Michigan’s Future Is Now.

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Jay Kennedy: Better Brand Protection for Businesses

globalEDGE Business Beat
November 12, 2019 5:00 PM

Hosted by Jade Sims, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Jay Kennedy. Jay is an Assistant Professor jointly appointed to the Department of Criminal Justice and the Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP) at MSU. He focuses much of his research on brand protection issues faced by small and medium-sized enterprises, and has developed a tool for businesses to help them make better brand protection decisions and create brand protection strategies globally. You can contact the A-CAPP Center and follow their work on their website: a-capp.msu.edu/

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Kari Kammel: A-CAPP's Educational Outreach Efforts

globalEDGE Business Beat
November 12, 2019 4:00 PM

Hosted by Jade Sims, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Kari Kammel, Assistant Director of the Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP) at MSU. Kari discusses their educational outreach efforts, including their online Professional Certificate in Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Protection. She also talks about issues surrounding e-commerce and how companies can proactively combat intellectual property issues in that space.

You can contact the A-CAPP Center and follow their work on their website: a-capp.msu.edu/

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Jeff Rojek: Research, Training and Certificate Program at the Center for A-CAPP

globalEDGE Business Beat
November 12, 2019 3:00 PM

Hosted by Jade Sims, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Jeff Rojek, Director of the Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP) at MSU. Jeff talks about the Center, his background in law enforcement and how he became interested in brand protection, and how he and his team help Michigan businesses through their research, training and certificate program, their practitioner journal The Brand Protection Professional, and their annual Brand Protection Summit held here in East Lansing.

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LAFCU, Lansing Lugnuts Present $6K to LCC, Baker College for Veterans

Michigan Business Network
November 11, 2019 5:00 PM

LAFCU, thousands of Lansing Lugnuts fans provided scholarship monies

LANSING, Mich. — Veterans furthering their education at Lansing Community College and Baker College now have access to an additional $6,000 donated to the two schools by LAFCU and Lansing Lugnuts.

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