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Michigan Future Business Index
Sponsored by MichiganBusinessNetwork.com, underwritten by the Accident Fund Insurance Co. of America, and conducted by Phoenix Innovate, the Michigan Future Business Index for June 2014 is the first index survey for the year. 

Please click below for the aggregate survey and an executive summary.  Accident Fund Insurance Co. of America's press release is also included as a courtesy.
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Governor Snyder meets with Small Business
Tuesday evening September 2, 2014, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder met with a group of nearly two dozen Small Business people from across Mid-Michigan at the Walnut Hills Country Club of East Lansing, Michigan, to hear their concerns over a range of topics. The session hosted by MichiganBusinessNetwork.com had both a round-table discussion and question and answer session.
Business Leaders for Michigan CEO Summit
Business Leaders for Michigan annually hosts events to support and foster dialogue and shape idea surrounding Michigan's economic future. Registration is NOW open for the 3rd annual event coming up Thursday November 13th, 2014, in Detroit. Our partners at Pure Michigan Business Connect play a big role in that day and can assist in register via
Pure Michigan Business Connect
Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 23rd Annual Golf Outing
The 23rd Annual Michigan HIspanic Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing was presented by General Motors and Takata. It provided an excellent opportunity for Chamber members and the business community to come out to the course at Cherry Creek, The Orchards or Greystone for a full-day of fun and relaxed business on the links.

MichiganBusinessNetwork.com had the opportunity to interview member's of the chamber and sponsors that day discussing the great opportunity this event has presented each summer.
Delta Dental's Share a Smile Day
MichiganBusinessNetwork.com went on the road to share in Delta Dental of Michigan's family fun day and learned about good oral health while taking in an evening with the Lansing Lugnuts minor league baseball team at Cooley Law Stadium of Lansing, MI.

Here, officials with Delta Dental, their board, and state officials with the Michigan Department of Community Health had their special check presentation shortly before the game.
Annual Michigan Lean Conference
The Michigan Lean Consortium again hosted their annual Lean Conference for Michigan.

Those who strive to transform Michigan’s businesses and governments by sharing lessons learned gathered to learn more about being innovative and employing transcending concepts with the utilization of customer focus mentality, exemplary leadership and experimentation.

Here Debra Levantrosser, host of MichiganBusinessNetwork.com's 'The Leaning Edge', and Michigan's Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley discuss his efforts in the Lean process.
CAR Management Briefing Seminars
Celebrating its 49th year as the premier management conference for the North American automotive industry, the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars (MBS) event takes place annually the first week in August at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa near Traverse City, Michigan. It attracts senior management from automakers and suppliers, along with significant representation from academia, labor, government and the financial community, as well as business and automotive press. It also featured senior leadership from vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and other industry stakeholders.
 Here MichiganBusinessNetwork.com CEO Chris Holman interviews Nigel Francis, MEDC, (Michigan Economic Development Corporation)'s Senior Automotive Adviser to the State of Michigan and Senior Vice President, Automotive Industry Office.
Great Lakes Lenders Conference
The Great Lakes Lenders Conference, the premier banking event in the Midwest, was hosted by the SBA District offices of Cleveland, Columbus, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. In it’s 16th year, the conference was bigger and better with valuable workshops to keep the banking community up to date on SBA lending programs and other industry topics.

Here MichiganBusinessNetwork.com CEO Chris Holman interviews SBA Michigan District Director Gerald Moore, on day two of the conference at the Motor City Casino of Detroit, Michigan.
DTX Launch Detroit Showcase
Launch Detroit's 10-week summer tech accelerator came to an end with final presentations from start-up teams comprising college students and recent grads aspiring to launch technology ventures. A TechTown Detroit-moderated panel discussion around lessons learned in the program complemented the formal presentations.

Those attending networked, listened to the presentations and met the talented presenters leaving inspired.

Here MichiganBusinessNetwork.com CEO Chris Holman interviews a pair with Fundit, a company focusing on a mobile raffle ticket system. They are Chloe Short, and Anthony Sheperd.
Detroit Three-Pure Michigan Matchmaking Summit
MEDC's Pure Michigan Business Connect partnered with Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors to host an invite-only supplier summit on July 22nd, 2014. The summit featured procurement representatives and subject matter experts from the Detroit Three automakers and over 40 of their tier one partners looking to connect with qualified Michigan companies at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit Michigan.

Here MichiganBusinessNetwork.com CEO Chris Holman speaks with MEDC's Nigel Francis, Senior Automotive Adviser to the State of Michigan and Senior Vice President, Automotive Industry Office, who had delivered the keynote address at the day's opening session.
ORGPRO 2014
ORGPRO 2014 is Michigan’s premier education and networking event for organization professionals in the not-for-profit sector. The conference included two full days of educational programming targeted to the needs of association executives, chamber executives, not-for-profit executives, staff specialists, and administrative staff, meeting professionals, volunteer leaders, and vendor representatives.

Here Bruce Aldrich host of MSAE's Association Impact holds an interview with Kevin Koehler, president of the Construction Association of Michigan while on site at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids for this year's ORGPRO.
SBAM's Annual Meeting and Networking Luncheon
The Small Business Association of Michigan Annual Meeting & Networking Luncheon provides SBAM members like you the opportunity to meet with other small business owners and small business supporters to discuss important issues and celebrate small business success in Michigan. The gathering heard from Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer, Secretary of State, Terri Lynn Land and U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, to learn more about important election year issues that could impact small business.
GLEQ Awards Event and Business Plan Competition
Entrepreneurs, investors, educators, mentors and support professionals joined together in Ypsilanti, Michigan June 17th, for the GLEQ Awards Event. They celebrated the growth and success of Michigan’s Entrepreneur Ecosystem.
Including the accomplishments of Michigan Entrepreneurs, cash, micro-loan and event tickets to Michigan Growth Capital Symposium were awarded. The top 20 GLEQ participants presented their ventures in concise two-minute pitches.

Here MichiganBusinessNetwork.com CEO Chris Holman interviewed Diane Durance, President at MIQuest which encompasses Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest (GLEQ) which has merged with the Small Business Foundation of Michigan (SBFM).
2014 Pure Michigan DREAMJOB Summit
Candidates looking to take their career to the next level, or maybe just getting started, attended Pure Michigan DREAMJOB 2014. MEDC, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. hosted Michigan’s largest ever matchmaking summit to bring Michigan employers with job openings together with skilled and talented people from across the state and around the nation.

Pure Michigan DREAMJOB took place at Ford Field in Detroit, June 13, with many of the state’s leading businesses looking to meet with job candidates using an innovative matchmaking format.

Over 140 Michigan employers from across the state sought to fill more than 1100 positions through an innovative matchmaking format that pairs qualified candidates with available job openings.
The Big M / Manufacturing Convergence --- Detroit
THE BIG M an extraordinary gathering of industry professionals, manufacturers and policymakers with the shared vision of applying our best thinking to our most complex manufacturing challenges gathered for 4 days at the COBO Center in Detroit, Michigan. It was not about starting a discussion rather about finding real-world solutions by harnessing the collective knowledge of manufacturers across industries.

Here MichiganBusinessNetwork.com CEO Chris Holman interviews MEDC, (Michigan Economic Development Corporation)'s Senior Automotive Adviser to the State of Michigan and Senior Vice President, Automotive Industry Office.
Entrepreneurs Engage
Entrepreneurs Engage was an invitation-only event which brought together a diverse group of entrepreneurs and investors, with the understanding that, from event to event, participants will rotate in and out. The gathering had participants ranging through successful, established technology entrepreneurs and venture investors, along with new entrepreneurs, and visionary leaders working in non-tech areas.

Here participants learn of the second break-out session of topics while at U-M North Campus Research Complex, Tuesday evening June 10th.
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Michigan Business Network On The Road

Michigan Business Network is committed to covering the large business events across the state. A couple of upcoming events that we are currently scheduled to appear are:
MICHauto Summit
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
8:00 am
Cobo Center
Detroit, MI
Shop Michigan Expo: Celebrating Diversity! Connecting Consumers!
Friday, September 26, 2014
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Lansing Center
Lansing, MI
Meeting of the Minds Detroit
Tuesday, September 30 - Thursday, October 2, 2014
The College for Creative Studies
Detroit, MI
MichBio Expo and Conference
Tuesday, September 30 - Wednesday, October 1, 2014
MotorCity Casino Hotel
Detroit , MI
Michigan's Transformation in Growing World Trade - 2014 Port Lansing Global Logistics Conference Luncheon
Thursday, October 2, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
East Lansing, MI
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Reports

Michigan Future Business Index
Summary of Findings: Michigan’s small to mid-sized businesses remain optimistic on the state economy and future business in Michigan. A growing number of businesses expect profits, sales, wages and number of jobs to increase over the next six months. Businesses are increasingly concerned about finding skilled workers to fill open positions. Some are dealing with this by investing in employee training.
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MLBA Announces Endorsements for Michigan Legislative Candidates
After much consideration, the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association (MLBA) is proud to announce its endorsement of candidates for the upcoming state election in November. The MLBA was founded in 1939 and represents approximately 1,800 liquor licensees - from bars and restaurants to hotels, golf courses, and convenience stores. Our mission is to improve the business climate for our members by playing a proactive role with the legislative process, public safety entities and the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.
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Attention Local Economic Development and Education Partners:
In anticipation of these Skilled Trades Training Funds being approved again for this year, it is important to understand all the opportunities available and the process for submitting a successful application.
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