Lucy Ann Lance Business Insider, 1290 WLBY – Thursday, March 29, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This edition of The Lucy Ann Lance Business Insider was broadcast from the AnnArbor.com Business Review B2B Expo at Washtenaw Community College.

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Capitalizing on the Mobile Solution:  Jason Tracey, Director of Stores, Wireless Zone; Brian Biskner, Account Executive, Wireless Zone of Ann Arbor – Most of us are utilizing smart phone  technology, although perhaps not to the full extent these devices are meant to work.  Jason and Brian show us ways to maximize these tech resources, and give us a glimpse into the future.
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Dexter Area Chamber of CommerceAbby Erickson Goldberg, Chamber Executive Director; Peter & Andrea Theocharakis, Owners of Dexter’s Pub Like many of the businesses in the Dexter area, the Dexter’s Pub was a great resource following the tornado which swept through the region.  They donated pizzas to the Red Cross and a Fish Fry Dinner to fire fighters who came in to help.  Today (Thursday, March 29) the Dexter’s Pub is hosting a Dine to Donate Fundraiser with 15% of each bill donated to the Dexter Tornado Relief Fund.
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Tech Thursday:  Doing Social Media?  Now What? – Richard Retyi, Social Media Manager, Fluency Media – Social media isn’t just Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest. Learn strategy, content, and the channels by which social media happens. Richard shows us what doing social media should really mean, and he gives us great examples of local businesses doing it effectively.  Fluency Media is a full-service interactive agency specializing in social media, email, & search marketing.
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Eric Smith, Washtenaw Admissions Advisor, Cleary University 
- Consider Going Back to SchoolCleary University is an independent, non-profit multi-campus, specialized business university.  Benefits include a locked-in tuition rate with no additional fees, free textbooks, and classes taught by business leaders.  Eric recently finished his own Cleary MBA and worked as a graduate assistant at Cleary’s Mott Community College Extension Site before joining Cleary University in Ann Arbor.
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Whitmore Lake Chamber of Commerce:  Sandy Curry, Owner of Massage By Sandy – Massage therapist Sandy Curry makes relaxation very easy for her clients by providing her services in your home or business.
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Washtenaw Economic Forecast:  AnnArbor.com’s Nathan Bomey, Business News Director; Lizzy Alfs, Business Reporter – Last November University of Michigan economists projected that the state of Michigan would add nearly 31,500 jobs this year.  Another forecast is being released today at the B2B Expo, hosted by AnnArbor.com.  Nathan and Lizzy tell us more jobs are heading our way.
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Data Solution Trends for Small Businesses:  Jeff Freyer, Vice President, Comcast Business Services
– In today’s business world technology and speed mean everything.  Comcast Business Class provides enterprise data services to keep your organization operating at peak performance.
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Washtenaw Economic Club:  Nancy Clay, Program Manager - Former Ann Arbor resident, Judson Hoffman, now Global Policy Manager for Facebook, is scheduled to speak at an upcoming Washtenaw Economic Club luncheon.  Founded in 1998 as a non-profit organization, the Washtenaw Economic Club’s speaker history boasts a Who’s Who of business and political leaders, journalists, sports figures and other celebrities.
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Retail Loss Prevention:  Jake Steig, Trust But Verify Investigations – With extensive experience in retail loss prevention, safety, security, and investigations, TBV provides small businesses services needed to provide a safe, secure, profitable environment.  He shows us what business owners can do right now to make their companies more secure.
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Michigan Job Search: Steve Feinman, District Director of Michigan SCORE Ann Arbor SCORE – The Business Plan: If you are in business, the business plan is your foundation. If you want to get a loan, interest an investor, or convince someone to join your business, it’s the business plan that will make or break the deal. SCORE, known as counselors to America’s small business, has the resources for you to craft your plan and get started in your own business.
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What’s New In Digital Technology:  Mark Neumaier, Big George’s Home Appliance Mart - Smart technology can help business people and homeowners maintain a safer and more efficient environment even when they aren’t at work or home.  Hear how automation is enhancing your environment.  Also:  What’s new in TV technology and a primer in the differences between LED, LCD, and Plasma.
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