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CAR | Let's Discuss This Week's Hot Topics

Michigan Business Network
May 11, 2021 2:00 PM

This past week, the national conversation on electric vehicles concentrated on improving charging infrastructure and its challenges. We are continuing to track microchip shortage updates, including how they may or may not have impacted Q1 sales for OEMs and suppliers. We also saw some interesting news in the autonomous vehicle space with large deals and exciting announcements.
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CAR | Chip crisis highlights need for industry collaboration

Michigan Business Network
May 10, 2021 4:00 PM

The semiconductor shortage impacting the automotive industry has left companies and countries scrambling for solutions.

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CAR | Let us honor your organization's sustainability and lightweighting achievements

Michigan Business Network
May 3, 2021 5:00 PM

Submit your entries for the automotive industry's only award dedicated to lightweighting and sustainability:

The 2021 Altair Enlighten Awards

Presented annually with CAR, this year the Altair Enlighten Award will honor the greatest sustainability and ightweighting advancements that show a successful commitment in reducing the carbon footprint, mitigating water and energy consumption, as well as successful efforts in material reuse and recycling.

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CAR | Let's Discuss This Week's Hot Topics

Michigan Business Network
April 26, 2021 6:00 PM

This past week, the electric vehicle push focused heavily on significant battery plant announcements and their implications. We also saw vehicle safety appear yet again as a hot topic in the news with the Tesla crash in Texas this week. Additionally, we are monitoring the growing impact the microchip shortage and COVID-19 surges are having on the automotive industry. Lastly, this week we celebrated Earth Day and highlighted the importance of continued conversations surrounding sustainability in the industry and beyond.
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Beyond The Mission | Whitney Anderson-Harrell: The Desk Drawer Fund

Beyond the Mission
April 23, 2021 5:00 PM

Vicki Hamilton-Allen talks to Chief Community development Officer, Whitney Anderson-Harrell, from Michigan State University Federal Credit Union. Anderson-Harrell

Anderson-Harrell shares the inspiration and vision for the new foundation: Desk Drawer Fund. Anderson-Harrell provides more details on the Five Philanthropic Pillars of the fund: Arts & Culture, Youth Empowerment, Stable Housing, Financial Education, and Fostering Entrepreneurialism. The fund has quickly become a force for positive growth in the community and has the energy to have many chant, ‘Go Green!’

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Beyond The Mission | Mike Hess: Take a Breath with the COPD Dude

Beyond the Mission
April 23, 2021 4:00 PM

Vicki Hamilton-Allen talks to respiratory therapist, Mike Hess, also known as the COPD Dude, from the COPD Foundation. Hess shares important information about COPD and breathing issues in general. He explains how other factors such as social and environmental determinants intersect with healthy breathing. Hess also discusses COVID-19, a known respiratory virus, and its impact on the COPD community. Take a deep breath and listen for the next 10 minutes.

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Beyond The Mission | Marissa Tawney Thaler: Illustrating & Advocacy

Beyond the Mission
April 23, 2021 3:00 PM

Vicki Hamilton-Allen talks with the incredibly talented, Lansing-based, freelance illustrator, Marissa Tawney Thaler on the Michigan Business Network. They discuss some of Marissa’s projects and her ability to advocate for social justice by designing beautiful art to convey powerful messages in children’s books.

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Beyond The Mission | John Mashni: Fun, Family & Fairy Tales – A Wise Business Model??

Beyond the Mission
April 23, 2021 1:00 PM

Vicki Hamilton-Allen talks to local lawyer, John Mashni of Foster Swift Collins & Smith about something other than law. Mashni recently penned a fairy tale about a Tooting Princess. You will have to get a copy to enjoy the fragrant details of this new children’s book that is really full of beans! This podcast is filled with valuable lessons including how to be entrepreneurial as a growing family and how he used the production of this book to instill life lessons and basic business skills to his children such as: budgeting, planning, and philanthropy to name only a few.

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Beyond The Mission | Jermaine Ruffin: Urban Planning for Social Change

Beyond the Mission
April 23, 2021 11:00 AM

(Hip Hop Hooray)

Vicki Hamilton-Allen talks with Jermaine R. Ruffin, Director of Development for the City of Detroit and an unrelenting advocate for inclusive Urban Planning and champion for the greater presence of Black, Indigenous, and communities of color in its practice. They discuss Urban Planning and how to affect social change through intentional design of the built environment and how humans interact with that space. Ruffin is also the founder and host of The Streets are Planning Podcast where he discusses urban planning, cities, hip hop culture, and community development with his guests. The Streets are Planning highlights the unheard voices, stories, and impact of community leaders working in cities and neighborhoods across the globe. www.thestreetsareplanning.com/

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Join CAR for an Earth Day Webinar: Sustainability – Emerging Technologies and Processes

A Shunpiker's Journal
April 22, 2021 7:00 AM

An Enlighten Award Webinar

Thursday, April 22, 2021, |  10:30 AM EDT

The automotive industry is making great strides in green mobility and sustainability. On  Earth Day 2021 , CAR’s President and CEO,   Carla Bailo , will host a panel of industry experts to discuss the emerging technologies and processes contributing to and advancing sustainability in the automotive industry. Joining us for this discussion are   Gina Oliver , Senior Director Automotive Plastics Division at   American Chemistry Council , and   Dr. Debbie Mielewski , Technical Fellow of Sustainability at  Ford Motor Company .
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