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Two Heads Are Better Than One: Rehmann – Trivalent Group Merger

TROY - I’m sure you’ve heard the famous saying “two heads are better than one.” Collaboration is invaluable — and the truth is, the right people are the greatest asset of any business. We all want to work with those who have a positive attitude, a sharp mind and a common goal. As leaders in

By |2018-12-20T17:19:34-04:00December 20th, 2018|Guest Columns|

First Lawsuit Filed Against Line 5 Tunnel Authority

LANSING - The first legal challenge has been filed to the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority, the new entity that will own and oversee the to be constructed tunnel housing the Line 5 oil pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac. That a lawsuit was filed was no surprise, but the plaintiff in the case is both

By |2018-12-20T17:20:03-04:00December 20th, 2018|Politics, Politics/Government|

Enbridge, Supporters Pack Meeting As Board Approves Tunnel

ST. IGNACE - The Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority Board approved the agreements Wednesday to allow construction of a new utility tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac after a public comment period that leaned toward support for the tunnel and the current pipeline. Board members noted the statute required them to approve the agreement if it

By |2018-12-20T17:20:03-04:00December 20th, 2018|Politics, Politics/Government|

Timely Year-End Tax Actions

LANSING - The alteration in the standard deduction and how taxpayers have been accustomed to using it may be the single most important factor for tax planning into 2019. The increase in the standard deduction is designed to simplify taxes for millions of tax payers. So rather than itemizing deductions, some taxpayers will instead just

By |2018-12-20T17:36:48-04:00December 20th, 2018|Featured, Small Business Association of Michigan|

State Study IDs Best Spots For EV Charging Stations

LANSING – The ideal locations and the number of electric vehicle chargers along well-traveled Michigan highways were revealed today in a preliminary modeling analysis that is part of a study funded by the Michigan Energy Office. “The uniqueness of this study will put Michigan on the map when it comes to locating a public network of charging

By |2018-12-20T17:22:25-04:00December 20th, 2018|Auto Tech, Clean Update, ESD|

Justice Department Charges Chinese With Cybercrimes That Pose National Threat

WASHINGTON DC - The US Justice Department has charged two Chinese nationals with cybercrimes, citing the threat they pose to national security These Chinese nationals, who the Department of Justice believes are working in association with the country's government as part of a hackinggroup called APT10, are accused of stealing information from at least 45 US tech companies

By |2018-12-20T17:20:41-04:00December 20th, 2018|Cyber Defense|

Long-time WJR Personality Foster Braun Bids His Radio Audience Goodbye

DETROIT - One of the co-founders of the Internet Advisor, Foster Braun, reflects upon his 21 years of being part of the show and says his heartfelt goodbye to the audience with this being his last show. Also on the Internet Advisor on WJR 760 AM Detroit was Brian Kurtz certified Drone Pilot and Videographer. He talked about

By |2018-12-20T13:14:55-04:00December 20th, 2018|Featured, Internet Advisor, Podcasts|

Shoptelligence Founder Khoury Talks AI-Interactive Style Platform

ROYAL OAK - Laura Khoury, CEO of Shoptelligence, explains her style discovery platform, which added in September its AI-powered Interactive Ensembles solution for apparel and furniture retailers. She is interviewed by Tember Shea, Portfolio Manager for Invest Detroit. To listen, click on https://soundcloud.com/mike-brennan-841872555/shoptelligence-founder-khoury-talks-ai-interactive-style-platform

By |2018-12-20T12:22:55-04:00December 20th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Lee Gaddis Tells The Story of Gaddis Gaming

ROYAL OAK - Lee Gaddis, founder of Gaddis Gaming incubating at the new Centrepolis at Lawrence Technological University, says he is dedicated to bringing new and exciting products to the leisure and entertainment industry. Gaddis specializes in manufacturing table top game related products that will enhance the social game playing experience both at home or

By |2018-12-20T12:13:57-04:00December 20th, 2018|ESD, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

West Michigan Business Executive Named SBDC State Director

GRAND RAPIDS - West Michigan business executive and Amway alumni J.D. Collins has been named state director of the Small Business Development Center, an SBA-backed one-stop-shop for business advice and training aimed at entrepreneurs and small business. Collins began his new role December 17 leading the SBDC, a 90-person organization that serves more than 5,500 companies statewide. He

By |2018-12-20T17:35:40-04:00December 19th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured, News|