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$190k Check Presentation for MLK Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan

Michigan Business Network
January 17, 2020 5:00 PM

On Friday, January 17th at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan received $190K in donations. The donations were from area businesses to help the commission in its work to support equality, diversity and social justice in the mid-Michigan region. 

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Michigan Economic Forecast Series 2019 - Stop #4 (Capital Region)

Michigan Business Network
December 30, 2019 11:00 AM

Michigan Business Network recently held its annual Michigan Economic Forecast Series breakfast (capital region) this is stop #4 going around the state. The events share reviews of 2019 and a look ahead for Michigan in 2020.

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Mike Eckert | Welcome to S.A.F.E. (Slip and Fall Elimination)

Michigan Business Beat
December 27, 2019 2:00 PM

Mike Eckert CSP, CSHM, CAWC, Director, Loss Control Services of AF Group joins Chris Holman on a discussion. Not only do they review why and how companies do what they can to prevent winter's slips and falls, but they also review its impact on the bottom line and tight staffs in an economy enduring a talent shortage.

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Carrie Rosingana and CAMW! Looking ahead to 2020

Michigan Business Beat
December 23, 2019 4:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher talks with the Carrie Rosingana, C.O.O. & E.O.O. CAMW! about what services and resources that CAMW! offers veterans.

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Treetops Resort: Heading into 2020 It Is Michigan's Family Winter Playground

Michigan Business Beat
December 7, 2019 5:00 PM

Paul Beachnau, Executive Director at Gaylord Area Convention and Tourism Bureau and Susan Wilcox Olson Principal of Grand Bay Promotions and Media Manager at National Cherry Festival join Chris Holman in the studio to discuss a bit about how Treetops Resort & Gaylord are Celebrating Winter. The Ski season opens this weekend, then,...

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LEAP | Leading e-Commerce Company Wayfair to Bring Over 500 Jobs to Meridian Township in Lansing Region

Pure Lansing
November 27, 2019 12:00 PM

LEAP Wins Major Project Over National Competition

LANSING, Mich. – Built on technology innovation and remarkable people, an e-commerce giant plans to
deepen those same foundations here in the Lansing
region. A perfect Tuesday in Michigan greeted
Wayfair, the rapidly growing online store for home
furnishings and décor, at the Michigan
Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) Nov. 26 board meeting, where the MSF board approved two talent attraction and job creation performance-based grants.

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Cinnaire Addresses the Broader Costs of Opioid Crisis in Newly Released Video

Michigan Business Network
November 20, 2019 4:00 PM

National Epidemic Impacts Individuals and Families Battling Addiction; Local Municipalities and Taxpayers Paying the Price

A newly released video produced by the team that launched the nation’s first treatment court affiliated Permanent Supportive Recovery Housing initiative provides insight into the opioid epidemic and highlights the broader impact of the crisis on families and communities. Addressing the Opioid Crisis Through Recovery Housing puts a face to addiction through the story of Grass Lake, MI native Andy Hirst, but also underscores the wider cost of the epidemic for local municipalities, the health care system and taxpayers.

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Jackie Smythe: Preparing for Careers in International Business

globalEDGE Business Beat
November 20, 2019 2:00 PM

Jackie Smythe is a second-year student at Michigan State University planning to study Supply Chain and Sustainability. Jackie spent two weeks in Costa Rica in 2018 studying “Business Sustainability and Entrepreneurship.” This experience led Jackie and three of her colleagues from the program to launch a start-up business, INFKNIT Apparel, a reversible, sustainable clothing company with a practical approach to clothing design. In this interview, we discuss the resources through MSU that assisted in the company’s launch. This interview is part of a series with students about their experiences inside and outside of the classroom that prepare them for careers in international business. The company website is at infknit.com/

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Sparrow Hosts Special Baby Shower

Michigan Business Network
November 20, 2019 10:00 AM

Sparrow showcases Mom and newborn simulator mannequins

Sparrow Health System introduced their new mother and newborn simulator mannequins, lifelike moveable figures that portray the steps of labor and birth. These mannequins were funded by the Sparrow Foundation’s Women Working Wonders and will be used as a teaching tool for Sparrow Nurses, Providers, and medical students.

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AAA 2019 Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Forecast

Michigan Business Network
November 15, 2019 11:00 AM

AAA: More Than 1.7 Million Michiganders Taking to the Roads and Skies this Thanksgiving

The most since 2005; INRIX predicts record delays on Wednesday

DEARBORN, Mich., (November 14, 2019) — More than 1.7 million Michiganders are expected to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday this year. Nationwide, more than 55 million travelers are making plans to kick off the holiday season with a trip of 50 miles or more away from home. This will be the second-highest Thanksgiving travel volume since AAA began tracking in 2000, trailing only the record set in 2005. Overall, an additional 1.6 million more people will travel compared with last year, a 2.9% increase. The vast majority of holiday travelers will drive to their destinations and, INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, expects Wednesday afternoon to be the worst travel period nationally, with trips taking as much at four times longer than normal in major metros.

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