BUSINESS SPORTS LUNCHEON | TOM DICKSON
Sports Entrepreneur, Tom Dickson speaks at the Michigan Business Network's semi-annual Business Sports Luncheon on October 30th at the MSU U-Club.
Tom Dickson has been one of the chief entrepreneurs in the business of sports, launching his first professional sports team in 1996 - the Class-A baseball team Lansing Lugnuts - and spearheading the team's home, Cooley Law Stadium. The Lugnuts have been one of the most successful minor league baseball teams in history. In 2007, Tom founded Professional Sports Catering - a foodservice company specializing in operating MiLB ballparks around the country.
The Michigan Business Network Speaker Series connects some of the most influential business and thought leaders with the Michigan business community. Industry experts share their stories, expertise and advice covering a variety of business topics. Sponsorship support and generosity allow MBN to offer the series six times per year.
Special Thanks to Event Sponsors!
Lansing Sports Authority
WLNS Channel 6
Capital Region International Airport
James B. Henry Center
MSU International Business Center
MSU University Club
MBN SPEAKER SERIES | DENNIS ARCHER JR.
Dennis Archer Jr. (CEO, Ignition Media Group), Chris Holman (Founder, Michigan Business Network) PHOTO: Trumpie Photography
The Michigan Business Network would like to thank everyone who came out to our hugely successful Speaker Series event on September 4th featuring Dennis Archer Jr. We are most thankful to our sponsors that made this event possible: Cinnaire, Dean Transportation, DTE, Shaheen Chevrolet, Fly Lansing, University Club of MSU, WLNS-TV, Broad College of Business, James B Henry Center for Executive Development, and especially Delta Dental of Michigan for suggesting Mr. Archer. Finally, we thank Dennis for making the time to share his story and insights in his fascinating and engaging presentation.
MBN SPEAKER SERIES | CRIS GARDNER
Thank you to everyone that joined us for our MBN Speaker Series June 13th featuring Cris Gardner. Cris is VP, Futurecasting at AARP where she is responsible for helping AARP make sense of and respond to emergent future trends and disruptive forces. Watch Cris give information rich presentation about the quickly changing landscape of today's workplace.
2019 SPORTS BUSINESS LUNCHEON | ROCKY ROE
Thank you to everyone who came out to our 2019 Sports Business Luncheon with former Major League Baseball Umpire Rocky Roe! The Former MLB umpire recently spoke at the 2019 Sports Business Luncheon on Tuesday, April 9th at the University Club of MSU! Rocky was first brought up to the American League after the 1979 umpires' strike. He worked the 1990 World Series, 1994 All-Star Game and 1999 World Series most notably, in addition to four Division Series and three League Championship Series.
2019 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LUNCHEON
On February 21st 2019 MBN had their 2019 International Business Luncheon with guest economist Paul Traub. Paul focuses on Michigan's current economy plus perspective of economic issues from around world.
2018 MICHIGAN ECONOMIC FORECAST SERIES
About the Michigan Economic Forecast Series Since 2012, The Michigan Economic Forecast Series is an annual occurrence for the Michigan Business Network. Each stop is strategically located across the state of Michigan to include all the industries that collectively make up our states business climate.
One highlight of the series are the most current results of the Michigan Future Business Index Survey. Since 2006, the Michigan Business Network, the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America and Paul King of ROI Insight have been surveying business leaders. Thanks to the participation of these business leaders we are able to amplify their voices and provide data for business advocacy organizations and policymakers to help Michigan businesses prosper.
This year's panel includes:
Chris Holman - Michigan Business Network
Dr. Tomas Hult - International Business Center at MSU
Van W. Martin - Martin Commercial Properties
Mike Seling - Accident Fund Insurance of America
Jack Schripsema - Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau
Tim Damen - Lansing Regional Chamber
Bob Trezise - Lansing Economic Area Partnership
Dr. Charles Ballard - Michigan State University
Thanks to our sponsors and everyone that attended our Economic Forecast Series breakfast.
2018 SPORTS BUSINESS LUNCHEON | TERRY COLLINS
Recently retired manager of the New York Mets spoke at the 2018 Sports Business Luncheon on October 30th at the University Club of MSU. As a MLB manager he won 481 games with the New York Mets (third most in team history) and managed more games than any other manager in team history. Terry is Midland, MI native and Eastern Michigan University graduate. He played all four seasons of baseball at EMU and was inducted into EMU's Hall of Fame in 1995.
Thanks to our sponsors and everyone who came out to our Sports Business Luncheon!
2018 MOBILITY LUNCHEON | Huei Peng
The Michigan Business Network held its Mobility Luncheon on September 4th, 2018 where Director of Mcity, Huei Peng Ph.D gave a keynote speech on the current status of the mobility industry.
Thanks to everyone that attended the Mobility Luncheon September 4th with speaker Huei Peng Ph.D Executive Director of M |City.
2018 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LUNCHEON | Claes Fornell
On June 14th, 2018 Claes Fornell chairman of CFI Group spoke on customer satisfaction at MBN's International Business Luncheon. Thank you to our sponsors and all that attended the luncheon.
SPORTS BUSINESS LUNCHEON | Andre Hutson
Thank you to everyone who joined us April 10th for the Michigan Business Network Event Series featuring Andre Hutson! Andre was part of the 2000 Michigan State Men's Basketball NCAA Championship Team and now Founder/Partner of Conquest Fitness. Andre spoke about pursuing business after playing basketball for many years. Check back on our site for photos and coverage of this event!
MBN welcomed best selling author and motivational speaker Brian P. Moran to the 2018 Strategic Business Breakfast.
MBN's CEO, Chris Holman moderates a panel of guests, who discuss the economic outlook for 2017 in the Mid-Michigan area as well as the investment and development currently occurring in Lansing Metro area. Panel includes Al Gileczek - President of Accident Fund Insurance, Jack Schripsema - President of the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau, Tim Daman - Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, Bob Trezise - Lansing Economic Area Partnership, and Dr. Charles Ballard - MSU Department of Economics.
Tom Izzo Speaks at the Fall 2017 Business Sports Luncheon held at Eagle Golf Club in Bath, MI. Tom has been the very successful MSU's Mens Head Basketball Coach for the last 22 years. In his speech he compares the coach/player dynamic to the boss/employee dynamic.
Dr. Doug Barry, Vice President, Conover + Gould Strategy Group, Washington, DC, spoke at the Michigan Business Network's 2017 International Business Luncheon. He talks about the latest international trends and how they are impacting our global economy.
*All Photos taken by Trumpie Photography