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Fred Schonenberg: How to Fuel Your Venture | Be Investable

Be Investable
September 30, 2019 2:00 PM

On this podcast of Be Investable is Fred Schonenberg!

Fred Schonenberg has helped over 100 companies, from General Mills to Beam Suntory to Netflix, discover and implement new technologies and innovations to deliver breakthrough results. Hear him discuss this and more with Michael Melfi for this episode of "Be Investable".

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Need AAA Roadside Help? Just Talk to Google or Alexa

Michigan Business Network
September 24, 2019 4:00 PM

New Feature Uses Digital Assistants to Place Service Requests

DEARBORN, Mich., (September 24, 2019) — AAA members needing emergency service can now get help just by talking to their digital assistant. A new AAA-developed feature for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa allows members to forgo the call and make requests for some roadside service needs, such as fuel refills, battery replacements, or flat tire repairs directly through their digital assistants.

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$240,000 Initial State Site Readiness Fund Will Help Lansing Region Proactively Attract Business

Pure Lansing
September 6, 2019 11:00 AM

MEDC Site Readiness Improvement Funds to Prepare Key Sites for Shovel-Ready Development

LANSING, Mich. – Shovel-ready sites eliminate the guess work for companies who are in decision making mode for new locations, which gives communities with shovel-ready sites a strategic advantage as they work to attract new businesses. With $240,000 from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) new Site Readiness Improvement grant program, the Lansing region is armed with another proactive business attraction tool. Four strategic sites across the region, located in the City of Leslie, City of Lansing, Village of Webberville and Next Michigan Development Corporation (NMDC, Lansing/Dewitt Township) shared in partnership with Capital Region Airport Authority, will soon take large strides in preparing development-ready properties.

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Farm Bureau to Invest in AI Technology to Support Agents through LEAP’s PROTO InsurTech Program

Pure Lansing
September 3, 2019 2:00 PM

Farm Bureau Seeks to Transform Customer Experience with New Chatbot Technology

LANSING, Mich. – The future has arrived at Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan in the form of chatbot technology that learns from and adapts to customer cues. Supportomate is the high-tech startup from Israel behind this innovative artificial intelligence (AI) driven chatbot and one of the first graduates of LEAP’s PROTO Accelerator InsurTech program.

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Jerry Hollister: Making Big Waves in Technology | Bottom Line I.T.

Bottom Line IT
August 28, 2019 1:00 PM

From helping small businesses reach milestones, to developing cancer treatments through radio isotopes - How Jerry Hollister is making big waves in both worlds.

Jerry Hollister is the Principal Consultant at BBC Entrepreneurial Training and Consulting, LLC which is a company that helps small businesses with the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and STTR program. Jerry also serves as the COO for Niowave. Jerry joined Mike Maddox to talk about his roles with both companies.

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NexTech Lansing kicks off Freshman Boost Camp

Michigan Business Network
August 16, 2019 4:00 PM

Principal provides tips to greater Lansing students starting high school

It was an exciting week from Okemos, Michigan, this week as NexTech Lansing started the new school year with Freshman Boost Camp Monday August 12 through today, August 16. At 12:15 p.m. daily on NexTech High School of Lansing’s Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/NexTechHighLansing/) they held the sessions to support those incoming freshmen.

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ACD.net | Fiber and Security for a Healthy Business

Michigan Business Beat
August 14, 2019 2:00 PM

Kevin Schoen, CEO, ACD.net, Lansing, MI, drops back into the MBN studio to visit with longtime friend Chris Holman. They review a bit of the company's history over the past couple decades.

They then discuss that the current services of ACD.net Advanced Communications and Data is the leading provider of Fiber Internet and Local Phone Services. With ADC.net's experienced and customer focused staff, technicians, and support are expanding in the Great Lakes region and yet remain focused on keeping businesses safe when it comes to cyber-security.

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JustASK ESS | The State of Cybersecurity for Business

Michigan Business Beat
August 5, 2019 11:00 AM

Chris Holman touches base with MBN partner ASK. He talks to Josh Gembala, Manager, Enhanced Security Services, at ASK of REO Town, Lansing, MI.


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JustASK | The 3 Pillars of Technology

Michigan Business Beat
August 5, 2019 10:00 AM

Chris Holman touches base with MBN partner ASK. He talks to Scott Spalding, General Manager, at ASK of REO Town, Lansing, MI.

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BWL Announces Launch of New Website

Michigan Business Network
July 17, 2019 1:00 PM

The Lansing Board of Water & Light has launched its newly designed website which features a more modern, responsive design, improved functionality and better organized content. Created with the user’s experience in mind, the site features content that customers want most, including information on outages, paying bills and applying for jobs.

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