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The Future of Hospitals in the Affordable Health Care Era – Rob Casalou, President & CEO, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor & Livingston Hospitals and Health Centers; Doug Strong, CEO, University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers – Lawmakers continue to debate the details of the Affordable Care Act, with Democrats and conservative Republicans at odds over Medicaid expansion. In contrast, there has been a quiet collaboration underway between Michigan’s two largest health institutions. University of Michigan Health System and Trinity Health-Michigan, which represents St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, have forged a unique partnership to tackle the health care challenges in this new era.
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Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce: The Serial Entrepreneur – Paul Jenkins, Owner, What Crepe? – Paul Jenkins, Jr. has been called a “serial entrepreneur.” His latest venture is in Ann Arbor, the third location for his What Crepe? restaurant. It all started years before though, when Jenkins, Jr. began an entertainment marketing firm called Group 411. He and his team created a number of special events and marketing campaigns for A-list clients such as Missy Elliot, John Legend, Alicia Keys, P. Diddy, and MTV Making the Band.
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Business Ethos: The Budget Battles Continue – Dr. David Mielke, Retired Dean of the College of Business at EMU – Will the U.S. Senate and House ever reconcile their different budget proposals? The House wants to repeal Obamacare, but the Senate says that’s not going to happen. Dr. Mielke says the promise of affordable health care for everyone is unlikely. He looks at what’s at stake and says the biggest problem is that no one is offering an alternative.
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Voodoo Lily – Dr. David Michener, Associate Curator, Matthaei Botanical Gardens – The name alone should warn you off, but it’s the smell that will make you recoil. The Voodoo Lily at Matthaei Botanical Garden’s is expected to bloom today. Will you go to see it?
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Milan Area Chamber of Commerce: Holy Week – Pastor John White, Milan Free Methodist Church / Milan Ecumenical Association – This last week of Lent leading up to Easter is known as Holy Week. Pastor White talks about the its meaning and tells us about a community-wide Good Friday Service being held in Milan.
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Think Local First: Techno SLAM – Jeannie Ballew and Christa Chambers-Price, Co-Creators, Entre SLAM – The creators of Entre SLAM are dishing up Techno-SLAM this week, a competition for startup tech companies to show their stuff and tell their stories to an audience of peers and mentors This month’s slam is co-sponsored by SPARK Ann Arbor. There will also be display tables of area entrepreneurs and a feast of Italian food being served up for Chef SLAM, another fun aspect of Entre SLAM, and the Entre SLAM buses will be coming in from Detroit and Lansing, as well.
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