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U.P. Perspective | Investing in Marquette County

U.P. Perspectives
December 3, 2019 8:00 AM

News & Editorial from Amy Clickner and Lake Superior Community Partnership, sharing the U.P. Perspective:

In several columns, I have worked to communicate the value of investing in an economic development organization (edo) in your community. It is amazing, yet not unique to the LSCP, that being able to clearly and concisely define our value proposition or our “elevator speech”, if you will, continues to be a challenge.


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U.P. Perspective | Shop Small

U.P. Perspectives
November 18, 2019 2:00 PM

News & Editorial from Amy Clickner and Lake Superior Community Partnership, sharing the U.P. Perspective:

With the holiday season underway, here in Marquette County we truly have many reasons to be thankful. We are lucky to live in this wonderful community filled with amazing organizations, businesses and people. On behalf of the LSCP, we want to thank all of our partners and stakeholders who continue to assist in economic development in our region. By working together we make Marquette County a great place to live, work, play AND shop!

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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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NEWS RELEASE: SBA Helped Michigan Small Businesses Access More Than $787 Million to Start, Grow and Expand in FY 19

Michigan Business Network
October 21, 2019 12:00 PM

Nationally, SBA backed more than 63,000 small business loans totaling $28+ billion in FY 19 

DETROIT – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Michigan District helped the state’s small businesses access $787 million in capital via its various loan programs in fiscal year 2019, which ended on September 30, 2019. Across the nation, the federal agency backed more than $28 billion in loans to entrepreneurs who, without the SBA, would otherwise be unable to access loans at reasonable rates.

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MCSB's Economic Impact

Michigan Business Network
October 8, 2019 11:00 AM

The 15th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards gala recognized awardees for the creation of 12,506 jobs and the generation of $1.6 billion of revenue.

Will your favorite small business contribute to these numbers in 2020?

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MediSurge Opening Its Doors During Discover Manufacturing Week

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
September 28, 2019 9:00 AM

Discover Manufacturing week is coming up Monday September 30th through Friday October 4th! During this time, businesses such as MediSurge, a western Michigan local medical manufacture, will be opening its doors to high school students as a way to share careers in Manufacturing. They will be giving students tours and allowing them to ask questions about the field. 

This is a great opportunity to increase awareness of the manufacturing needs in West Michigan, as well as highlight medical manufacturing the amazing work they do, and the Kent County celebrated week.

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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Michigan Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding in Wayne and Surrounding Counties

Michigan Business Network
September 27, 2019 3:00 PM

WASHINGTON –Michigan businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and flooding from April 30 through May 1, 2019 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Acting Administrator Christopher Pilkerton announced today.

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Michigan Celebrates Small Business - Nominations & Who We Are

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
September 26, 2019 12:00 PM

Nominations for the 2020 Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards program are officially open!  Nominate your favorite small business today!!

Why nominate a company for MCSB?

Awardees of the program receive significant statewide exposure and gain the honors of a program that they may proclaim to customers and peers.

Submitting a nomination is easy, and self-nomination is encouraged.

Simply visit www.michigancelebrates.org to get started!

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