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2019 Mackinac Policy Conference with Chris Holman

Michigan Business Network
June 18, 2019 3:00 PM

The Michigan Business Network had the opportunity to attend the 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference where they caught up with some of Michigan's top industry experts and leaders. These series of interviews took place at the Grand Hotel located on the beautiful Mackinac Island, May 29th and 30th.

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Managing Your Brand Through Crisis

Leadership Low Down
June 12, 2019 9:00 AM

For nearly 30 years, Deb Muchmore has helped business people navigate public, crisis and complicated regulatory challenges to achieve crucial business objectives.

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Senator Gary Peters | Peters, Young Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Measure Impact of Automation on Workers and Inform Workforce Development Strategies

Michigan Business Beat
June 6, 2019 3:00 PM


WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) (shown right) 
and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced bipartisan legislation that would better assess the impacts of automation on workers in order to inform workforce development strategies and best practices. The Workforce Data for Analyzing and Tracking Automation Act would authorize the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) — with the assistance of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine — to record the effect of automation on the workforce and measure those trends over time, including job displacement, the number of new jobs created, and the shifting of in-demand skills. It also would establish a workforce development advisory board comprised of key business and labor leaders to advise the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on which types of public and private sector initiatives can promote consistent workforce development improvements. According to a recent study, one-third of American workers will need to gain new skills and possibly transition careers by 2030, depending on how quickly certain new technologies are adopted.
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SBA Women Owned Small Business of the Year | Benkari LLC

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
June 5, 2019 1:00 PM

In a lead-up to 2019's Michigan Celebrates Small Business Gala Celebration Jeffrey Mosher spoke with several winning companies from this cycle. 

 

Here, he speaks with Adrienne Bennett the SBA Women Owned Small Business of the Year Awaree, Benkari LLC, Detroit, MI

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WomanUp & Pitch Business Plan & Pitch Competition

Michigan Business Network
June 4, 2019 9:00 AM


CALL FOR CONCEPT PAPERS

This competition is a funding opportunity for women who wish to start a new for-profit business or grow an existing business. Entry applications will be accepted from May 1 - June 7 and contests will be held in three locations – Detroit, Grand Rapids and Jackson. Thirty total finalists will be selected, ten in each location, divided into two categories: Growth and Lifestyle. All finalists receive support services and technical assistance and the three winners from each category will win cash prizes.

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SBA Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year | Alliant Enterprises

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
June 4, 2019 8:00 AM

In the aftermath of 2019's Michigan Celebrates Small Business Gala Celebration Jeffrey Mosher spoke with several more winning companies from this year's cycle.

Here, he speaks with Bob Taylor, Owner / CEO of Alliant Enterprises, The SBA Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year Awardee, in Grand Rapids, MI.

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Michigan 50 Companies to Watch | DBI

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
June 3, 2019 2:00 PM

In a follow-up to 2019's Michigan Celebrates Small Business Gala Celebration Jeffrey Mosher spoke with several winning companies from this cycle. 

Here, he speaks with Steve Klaver, VP & Co-Owner, DBI, one of MI 50 Companies to Watch Honoree, DBIyes, is based out of Lansing, MI.

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Michigan 50 Companies to Watch & SmartZone Best Small Business of the Year Groundspeed Analytics

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
May 24, 2019 8:00 AM

In a lead-up to 2019's Michigan Celebrates Small Business Gala Celebration Jeffrey Mosher spoke with several winning companies from this cycle. 

 

Here, he talks to Jeff Mason, Co-CEO for Groundspeed Analytics, Inc. one of MI 50 Companies to Watch Honorees, from Ann Arbor, MI, and they hold the distinction of also being recognized as Smart Zone Best Small Business of the Year, 2019.

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Michigan 50 Companies to Watch | Mawby Vineyards and Winery

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
May 22, 2019 6:00 PM

In a lead-up to 2019's Michigan Celebrates Small Business Gala Celebration Jeffrey Mosher spoke with several winning companies from this cycle. 

 

Here, he speaks with Michael Laing, Director of OPS / Director of Mabyness  one of MI 50 Companies to Watch Honoree, Mawby Vineyards and Winery, Sutton Bay, MI.

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Michigan 50 Companies to Watch | E3M Solutions LLC

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
May 22, 2019 10:00 AM

In a lead-up to 2019's Michigan Celebrates Small Business Gala Celebration Jeffrey Mosher spoke with several winning companies from this cycle. 

 

Here, he speaks with Eric DeVries, President one of MI 50 Companies to Watch Honoree, E3M Solutions LLC, Wyoming, MI.

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