Michigan Business Network

Michigan Business Network

The Home of Business in Michigan. Get on-demand access to audio programs, articles and resources presented by savvy business leaders and industry experts.

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August 5, 2022 7 min
Manitou Pontoons is the Employer Spotlight of the month for Capital Area Michigan Works! In this interview, Jeffrey Mosher welcomes, Shaun Cohen, Talent Acquisition Advisor at Manitou Pontoons/BRP Marine Group, The questions Jeffrey covers : How long have you worked with Capital Area Michigan Works!? How has Manitou/BRP benefited from working with CAMW!? Tell us a bit about the Employer of the Day events you participated in w...
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Brighton Teen Launches Mobile Detailing Business, How a Local Business is Recognizing and Rewarding the Young Entrepreneur Jeffrey Mosher welcomes Detail Garage Owner Garrett Kubiak, and Shorty's Auto Detailing Connor Nicholson of Brighton, MI. Connor is a 17-yr-old entrepreneur who started his business in the Spring and has now picked up the mentoring from Garrett who is showing him the ropes in this business sector. The in...
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Vic Verchereau welcomes the Senior - Graduate Student - Tight End for the Michigan Wolverines, Joel Honigford. Vic recently caught up with Joel, he is a big guy, 6'6" from Sugarcreek Ohio, who came north to play ball in Ann Arbor. He shares his thoughts on one of the greatest management concepts...leading from the middle. He is the youngest of four children. He grew up in the heart of Amish country. Joel has a fun-lovi...
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Vic Verchereau welcomes Dr. Dave Williams who served over 30 years as pastor of Mount Hope Church in Lansing, Michigan. A bonafide leadership expert, a thought leader, highly sought lecturer and best-selling author took time to join us on the Leadership Lowdown! He is the creator of a leadership and ministry development course called The Art of Pacesetting Leadership. It is the culmination of 30 years of pastoral leadership and ...
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Tony Conley welcomes back Ed Sarpolus, founder and executive director of Target-Insyght, who is recognized as one of Michigan’s most notable pollsters, analysts, and strategists. A Google search for “Ed Sarpolus” reveals hundreds of articles and videos in which his insights are sought and his opinions appreciated for their accuracy and candor. Ed is a strategist, entrepreneurial thinker, and deal-maker who has had great success cra...
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Tony welcomes Dave Lorenz Vice President-Travel Michigan at Michigan Economic Development Corporation Before that Dave was already A seasoned tourism professional, Lorenz has served for more than a decade as the Industry Relations and International Marketing Manager for Travel Michigan and has been responsible for Travel Michigan's efforts in the areas of international marketing, packaged travel, conventions and meetings, indu...
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In the six segments shared here, MBN was on hand to do business media coverage of an event in Lansing Michigan. Here you can listen in on Session 2 of 5 from MSAE, the Michigan Society of Association Executives Public Policy Roundtable 2022 - Associations Moving Michigan Forward. The topic for this session: "How Did They Get That Done?!?!" Association Advocacy Success Stories Scott Ellis, Executive Director, Michigan Licens...
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Vic Verchereau welcomes Ryan Robinson who joined Cinnaire in 2011 as part of the Asset Management team. In early 2020, Ryan was promoted to Executive Vice President of Operations & Corporate Risk Management. Ryan brings the executive team together to guide Cinnaire in the development of a clear focus on execution and accountability, drive organizational efficiency, and proactively manage enterprise risk. An active leader in...
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Jeffrey Mosher welcomes back Charlie Tyson, Technology Activation Manager, OFME, the Office of Future Mobility and Electrification here in Michigan Their conversation covers: To start out Charlie, remind us about OFME, what are your projects or scope of work? There's MEDC, and was PlanetM, where does OFME fall into this mix? Are you still working closely with the Center for Automotive Research and MICHauto? Technology Act...
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Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Amy Acton, CEO, Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, Grand Rapids, MI Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors Launches Engage Series to Connect Community of Survivors throughout the Year The national non-profit launched the series in May with a full-day event including presentations from leaders in the community, an iconic open mic, and much more! June 2022 – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, has built a ...
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Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Lily Fossel, Community Development Manager for Family Promise of Grand Rapids Outlet, on the Michigan Business Beat. Her main focus for this interview is looking ahead to the 4th Annual Family Frolic – Sunday, July 24th, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Date: July 24, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Location: John Ball Zoo • Tickets: Tickets are $15 for adults and children under 18 get in free thanks to a generous don...
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Jeffrey Mosher welcomes back Tim Herman -CEO of the Flint Genesee Group, Flint, MI. Tim, remind the Michigan business community about the Flint Genesee Group, it's more than just the Chamber of Commerce. We're at the mid-point of 2022, what have been the highlights for the Group so far this year? What does the Flint Genesee Group have in store for the rest of this year? Inflation or Talent, what are the overriding conce...
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Jeffrey Mosher welcomes Kwaku Osei, Chief Executive Officer at Farmacy Food, Detroit metro. MBN first met him after his tech talk at Automation Alley's Integr8 in Novi recently. Kwaku, can you share your career path from college in Virginia and the Ivy League to doing business in the Detroit area? Tell us about Farmacy Food You recently spoke at Automation Alley's Integr8, how are you applying Industry 4.0 for your busin...
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Faces of Manufacturing is a brand new show to Michigan Business Network. Cindy Kangas, Executive Director, CAMC, Capital Area Manufacturing Council, Lansing, Michigan, co-hosts with Joy Wagner, HR Manager of Granger Waste Services, also Lansing. In their inaugural episode they get welcomed, following tradition, by MBN Founder/CEO Chris Holman. He finds out about Cindy, and Joy, then they turn the tables and find out from him his p...
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Jeffrey Mosher welcomes back Teri Sand, Business Services Manager, Capital Area Michigan Works! Topic: Employer of the Day events at Capital Area Michigan Works! Questions: What is Employer of the Day at Capital Area Michigan Works!? What impact does an Employer of the Day have for employers? What is the upcoming Employer of the Day Week? How can employers learn more about hosting an Employer of the Day event at one of CAMW!'s...
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Jeffrey Mosher welcomes Amanda Smith, Executive Vice President, Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association, and Executive Director, MRLA Educational Foundation for the Michigan Works! Association Spotlight Interview of the Month. Q: July is the heart of summer travel season in the Great Lake State and even though in some ways we are recovering from the pandemic, the hospitality industry, particularly in Michigan, continues to suf...
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Vic Verchereau welcomes Habitat for Humanity Capital Region President & CEO, Brent Taylor who has joined the organization and launched an exciting new chapter for the mid-Michigan nonprofit. Taylor has extensive business and nonprofit leadership experience, with a journey that has taken three decades across corporate, entrepreneurial, and nonprofit organizations. He served as the President & CEO at the Wyakin Foundation in...
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Transform MI explores the question, “What would MI look like if we were to transform systems, policy, practice, and culture so that everyone wins”? Transform MI will look deep into topics of embodiment, boundaries, harm, creativity, and more with people who are working to reshape our world and MI. This is a podcast of possibilities. For Episode 3's six segments Angela and Mordecai explore data on health outcomes and how the st...
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Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Dr. Phil Knight, executive director, Food Bank Council of Michigan (FBCM). Dr. Knight was holding meetings with many at this year's Mackinac Policy Conference. And the were several reasons to speak with him. Ten, in fact! Interviews on Mackinac Island regarding the critical role Michigan food banks played during the pandemic and why they believe it is in Michigan’s power to end food insecurity in th...
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Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Fred Molnar, Senior Vice President of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, MEDC, Lansing, and Detroit. Fred, could you remind the Michigan business community about what your department with MEDC focuses on? Pre-COVID we would run into you at events ranging from venture capital, start-up pitches, and many others, are you and your team getting back out across Michigan? Each department plays a role in the o...
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