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Michigan Diversity Council | CAMW! MVP for February 2021

Michigan Business Beat
February 17, 2021 1:00 PM

The Michigan Diversity Council (MIDC) was selected by Capital Area Michigan Works! as their most valuable Partner for February 2021. Darlene King, CDP, Executive Director of MIDC, joins Chris Holman to talk about the council's history and mission and how diversity and inclusion play a vital role in both the workplace and the community.

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Erkan Kocas: Working With Today’s University Students

globalEDGE Business Beat
February 10, 2021 8:00 AM

Erkan Kocas is the Assistant Director for International Trade Research at the Michigan State University International Business Center. In addition to overseeing much of the research done at the Center, Erkan directs the student teams and manages the globalEDGE website. Erkan also teaches 'International Management' both at the undergraduate and graduate level and he received an 'Instructor Excellence Award' in Spring 2019. Prior to joining the Broad College of Business Erkan worked in different roles for more than 15 years at companies with extensive global reach such as Xerox, Thomson Reuters, and Citrix.  Erkan graduated from the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University with a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Supply Chain Management, and currently, he is pursuing a Ph.D. program at the College of Education studying Higher Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE).

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Maureen Lyon: Corporate Growth In Times of Uncertainty

globalEDGE Business Beat
February 9, 2021 8:00 AM

Maureen Lyon is an accomplished senior manager with a proven track record in domestic and global business. Skilled in business process development, order management, import/export, and project management, she is an effective communicator and team builder across all organizational levels, with the ability to bridge cultural and communication gaps. Maureen is also experienced successfully launching and implementing mergers.  She is a graduate of Providence College and Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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Alyssa Tracey: Resources for Michigan Companies Selling Abroad

globalEDGE Business Beat
February 8, 2021 8:00 AM

Alyssa Tracey is the Director of International Trade at Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). Alyssa’s program provides assistance to Michigan companies interested in exporting, including training, consulting, and financial reimbursement. She has spent her career working in economic development, and holds a BA in International Relations from Michigan State University and an MA in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan.

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Abdul Bakir: Strengthening Global Ties While Diversifying the Saudi Economy

globalEDGE Business Beat
February 5, 2021 8:00 AM

Abdulrahman Bakir is Vice President in the Saudi Office at Ministry of Investment in the United States. He’s worked in the GCC, US, South America, Europe and West Africa in both the public and private sectors. His current role in the diplomatic mission is to develop, attract, and expand quality investments for sustainable national economic growth. Abdul has a degree in Manufacturing Engineering & Management from the University of Nottingham and a degree in Corporate Finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

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CAMW! MVP | Wellness for Employees and Job Seekers

Michigan Business Beat
January 27, 2021 10:00 AM

The Capital Area Michigan Works! MVP of the month of January 2021, is Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center located in Mason, MI. MBN's Jeffrey Mosher talks with Tammy Hannah, President and CEO, Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center about wellness for employees and job seekers.

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Josh Hundt | Impact of MEDC’s COVID Relief Efforts

Michigan Business Beat
January 26, 2021 9:00 AM

Chris Holman talks with Josh Hundt, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). They cover MEDC’s COVID relief efforts to date including the 23 programs implemented which have provided over $240,000,000 in critically needed relief funds across the state.

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Jean Schtokal | Export Topics Business should Consider in 2021

Michigan Business Beat
January 25, 2021 1:00 PM

Jean G. Schtokal, Attorney, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC, joins Chris Holman to talk about exporting considerations for businesses in 2021. Jean covers topics of the wide-ranging effects of the global pandemic, supply chain and shipping issues, work in the virtual environment, legislation, tariffs, foreign investments, and export controls.

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Patricia Scott | Receivership Act Amendment

Michigan Business Beat
January 25, 2021 12:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes attorney Patricia Scott to the Michigan Business Beat to cover the latest on the receivership act amendment. She explains what is receivership, who governs it, the most recent changes, and the significance of those changes.

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January is National Mentoring Month

Michigan Business Beat
January 20, 2021 9:00 AM

Chris Holman welcomes the Director of Communications for Michigan Works! Association, Steph Willis, to talk about National Mentoring Month. National Mentoring Month is an annual campaign aimed at expanding quality mentoring opportunities to connect more of our community’s young people with caring adults. Steph covers why it important to bring awareness to this issue, how is Michigan Works! involved in mentoring, and where someone can learn more about becoming a mentor.

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