Lucy Ann Lance Business Insider, 1290 WLBY – Monday, March 12, 2012

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Jan Barker, CEO of Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan – 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts  – This past weekend Girl Scouts from the Ann Arbor region joined scouts throughout the state at the Michigan Capitol to celebrate a century of scouting.   They officially opened a massive Girl Scout exhibit at the Michigan Historical Museum, which will be open to the public throughout the summer.
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A2Y Regional Chamber of Commerce:  Dr. Maurice Snyder, Spes Development – Increasing Your Sales with Exports:  In 2010, U.S. exports amounted to $1.3 trillion and imports weighed in at $1.9 trillion. The trade deficit was $634.9 billion.  Dr. Snyder shows us how exports are a great way to grow your company.  He says successful companies have between 40%-70% of their sales outside the U.S.
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Business Ethos:  Dr. David Mielke, Dean, EMU College of Business:  Ethos Week – Tony Valukas, chairman of Jenner and Block law firm in Chicago and the lead attorney in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy case is the keynote speaker at EMU Ethos Week’s  Capstone Luncheon on Friday March 16th.  Dr. Mielke takes us inside what started the collapse of the financial house of Lehman Brothers and the ethical questions concerning Wall Street.
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MSU Professor Paula Winke, Second Language Studies – U.S. Citizenship Test Lacks Reliability – A new study says a $6.5 million overhaul of the U.S. Naturalization Test hasn’t made it more fair or standardized.  She explains what’s at stake for the million people every year who take the test and hope to become U.S. citizens.
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Milan Area Chamber of Commerce:  Wendy Koza, Owner of the new Milan Dollar Store – With 4,000 items in a wide variety of categories, Milan Dollar utilizes major wholesalers from Michigan to California to stock its independent store.
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Ingrid Ault, TLF Executive Director; Marisa Smith, President/Founder, Whole Brain Group – How Tech Savvy is Your Company? – Marisa shows us how our businesses should be using social media, such as Twitter and LinkedIn, by illustrating the great resources it can provide to better market your message.  The Whole Brain Group, a member of Think Local First, provides website, design, and social media expertise.
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