Re:NEW Michigan

Re:NEW Michigan with Larry Eiler of Eiler Communications
Every other Tuesday at 8:40 AM & repeated at 10:40 AM
1290 WLBY & Streamed at www.1290WLBY.com

Larry Eiler

 

Ann Arbor marketing and PR leader and CEO of Eiler Communications, Larry Eiler, teams up with Lucy Ann Lance for a weekly Tuesday morning radio segment focusing on Michigan’s entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors, and others who are helping to propel Michigan forward.  Re:NEW Michigan (formerly known as Tech Tuesday) airs live on Business Talk 1290 WLBY at 8:40 a.m. and repeats at 10:40 a.m.

About Eiler Communications Founded in 1987, Eiler Communications deals with companies that need to build awareness with customers, business audiences, media, market analysts or the financial community. Eiler specializes in social media marketing and services for established and emerging companies. The firm provides the expertise and know-how to develop and implement creative, effective communications and PR campaigns. Eiler helps clients build identities in their industries, the media and the community.   For more information visit www.eilerpr.com

 

Re:NEW Michigan Interviews: 

March 4, 2013:  Re:NEW Michigan:  Social Media Survey – Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications - The latest social media survey is being released soon by Eiler Communications.  We get a sneak peek.
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January 28, 2014:  Re:NEW Michigan: A New Wing Takes Flight – Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Dr. Sridhar Kota, FlexSys / University of Michigan Professor of Mechanical Engineering An innovative aircraft wing that morphs its shape with no flaps could change flight travel as we know it now, making it more compliant and cost efficient.
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November 5, 2013:  Re:NEW Michigan: Michigan as a Tech State – Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Lauren Bigelow, CEO, Growth Capital Network
– Connecting entrepreneurs and technology innovators to the capital and business advantages of starting up a business in Michigan is the expertise of the woman behind the Growth Capital Network.  Lauren Bigelow has an extensive investor network that is helping to rebuild Michigan as a tech state.
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October 29, 20143:   Re:NEW Michigan: Joy in the Workplace– Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Rich Sheridan, CEO, Menlo Innovations/Author, “Joy Inc.:  How We Built A Workplace People Love” – Named The Ann Arbor News’ Executive of the Year, business guru Rich Sheridan is back this year with a new book showing how to instill joy in the workplace.   Last year 2,197 visitors came from around the world to visit Sheridan’s software company, Menlo Innovations, in downtown Ann Arbor.  They made the trek not to learn about technology, but to witness a radically different approach to workplace culture — one intentionally designed to produce joy.
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Jody Vanderwel
October 1, 2013:  Re:NEW MichiganGrand Angels – Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Jody Vanderwel, President, Grand Angels
We continue to examine the investment in the west side of Michigan through organizations that have a big impact on the economy there.  Grand Angels, located in Holland, Michigan,makes investments that that are expected to have a positive impact on business growth, job creation, and the attraction and retention of local talent.
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Ron Kitchens

 

September 24, 2013:  Re:NEW MichiganSouthwest Michigan First – Ron Kitchens, CEO, Southwest Michigan First When you log onto the Southwest Michigan First website, you are greeted with proclamations such as, “Kellogg’s – Brands you know and love are right here.”  Kellogg’s is one of 10,000 companies fueling job and wealth creation on Michigan’s southwest side.
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Larry Eiler April 2013Thomas AndersonTerry CrossSeptember 2, 2013:  Re:New Michigan:  Investor Growth in Michigan – Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Dr. Thomas E. Anderson, Senior Director, Automation Alley; Terry Cross, Angel Investor & Early Stage Advisor – Automation Alley is a technology business association driving the growth and image of Southeast Michigan’s economy.  Since its founding in 1999, Automation Alley has expanded to include nearly 1,000 businesses, educational institutions and government entities from the city of Detroit and the surrounding eight county region. Automation Alley promotes regional prosperity through entrepreneurial and exporting assistance, workforce development and technology acceleration.
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Larry Eiler and Mark RosentraubAugust 27, 2013:  Re:New Michigan:  Will A New Arena Save Detroit? – Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Dr. Mark Rosentraub, Co-Director, Michigan Center for Sport Management / Endowed Professor, University of Michigan Sport Management / Illitch Consultant Plans are underway to build a new arena for the Detroit Red Wings, who have been playing in their current home, the Joe Louis Arena, since 1979.  Public funding of sports arenas is controversial, especially in a city that recently declared bankruptcy.  But what economic value  do these facilities bring to a community, and could this one be the answer to Detroit’s problems?
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Stewart Brannen and Larry EilerAugust 20, 2013:  Re:New Michigan:  Leading Michigan’s New Economy – Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Stewart Brannen, Faculty Chair, Entrepreneurship & Leadership, Cleary University / Chair, Livingston Entrepreneur Group United for Prosperity (LEG UP!) - Known for building key community collaborations, Stewart Brannen possesses a keen passion for developing leaders and entrepreneurs.  He talks about the qualities that will help you better connect with others and how to build your own leadership skills.
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Larry Eiler and Tom Walsh

August 13, 2013:  Re:New Michigan:  Detroit Touted as Comeback City in Ads – Will It Work? – Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Tom Walsh, Business Columnist, Detroit Free Press In his latest Detroit Free Press column, Tom Walsh asks, “How do you market a bankrupt city?”  We talk about Detroit’s prospects and how it positions the state of Michigan and its future
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Larry Eiler and John Austin

 

 

August 6, 2013:  Re:New Michigan:  The Economic Future of Michigan – Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; John Austin, President, Michigan Board of Education / Director, Michigan Economic Center Ideas on how to capitalize on Michigan’s resources, how our state can be a globally engaged center of innovation, and what to do about public school funding.
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Larry Eiler and Joe Kaplan

July 23, 2013:   Re:NEW Michigan: Executing a Business Strategy That Increases RevenueLarry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Joe Kaplan, Senior Director, Force Management – Finding new revenue sources for your business starts with corporate strategy, talent management, and sales leadership.
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Larry Eiler April 2013Carol LopuckiJennifer DeamudJuly 16, 2013:  Re:NEW Michigan: Help for Start-Ups and Small BusinessLarry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Carol Lopucki, State Director, MI-SBTDC; Jennifer Deamud, Associate State Director, MI-SBTDC Starting a small business?  Developing a business plan?  Need a loan?  The place to start is the Michigan Small Business & Technology Center.  This 11-region statewide network enhances Michigan’s economic well-being by providing counseling, training, research, and advocacy for new ventures, existing small busiesses, and innovative technology companies.
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Larry Eiler and James Duderstadt

 

July 2, 2013:  Re:NEW Michigan: A Master Plan for Higher Education – Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Dr. James Duderstadt, Director, The Millennium Project / UM President Emeritus & Professor Is higher education outdated given the new economy ahead?  We take a look at how our education system needs to change to address the work of the future.
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Norman Rapino Larry Eiler Jonathan Fay

 

June 25, 2013:  Re:New Michigan: Michigan I-Corps - Dr. Norman Rapino, I-Corps Network Specialist/Director of Mentoring, University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship; Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Dr. Jonathan Fay, I-Corps Director/Associate Director, UM Center for Entrepreneurship - Michigan I-Corps is a statewide program designed to foster, grow and nurture a statewide innovation ecosystem. Through partnerships between the National Science Foundation (NSF), Michigan Universities, Michigan SmartZones, and venture capital and entrepreneurial communities, I-corps has created the opportunity for teams throughout the state to turn technology into commercial opportunities.
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Larry Eiler and Yan NessLarry FreedJune 18, 2013:  Re:New Michigan:  Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalists  – Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Yan Ness, Co-CEO, Online Tech ; Larry Freed, President/CEO, Foresee Results; Three Ann Arbor area CEOs are finalists in this year’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.  They are Larry Freed of Foresee Results, Yan Ness of Online Tech, and Peter Orr of MedHub.  The 33 finalists will be honored at an awards gala later this week when the winners will be announced.
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Larry Eiler and Bill Brinkerhoff

 

 

 

June 11, 2013:  Re:New Michigan: Combating Cardiovascular Disease – Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Bill Brinkerhoff, President, AlphaCore Pharma Cardiovascular disease is the single leading cause of death worldwide.  Ann Arbor’s AlphaCore Pharma has been working on preventing and treating the conditions that lead to heart problems.  The company is now operating under the umbrella of multi-national pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, which acquired AlphaCore Pharma earlier this year.
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Larry Eiler and Scott Merz

 

 

June 4, 2013:  Re:New Michigan:  MC3 - Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Scott Merz, MC3 – How does innovation happen?  At medical centers it often is left to chance. But that is changing, and as a result early development barriers, such as securing funding, addressing the FDA regulatory process, and identifying collaborators, are being addressed more effectively.  Scott Merz co-founded Michigan Critical Care Consultants (MC3) in 1991. MC3 has designed an artificial lung called the Biolung®.
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Lori Stratton Larry Eiler Dr. Diana Wong

 

May 28, 2013:  Re:New Michigan: Shifting Gears:  Providing a Roadmap for Career Transitions  – Lori Stratton, Participant, Shifting Gears; Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Dr. Diana Wong, Creator, Shifting Gears / CEO/President, Sensei Change Associates - Michigan Shifting Gears is a three-month career-transition program for corporate professionals interested in pursuing new opportunities. There are three stages of the program, including retooling, reinventing, and relaunching.  The program, first launched in 2009 in partnership with Ann Arbor SPARK, provides an intense training to teach seasoned business professionals how to make a career transition.
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Dave Lutton and Larry Eiler

 

May 21, 2013:  Re:New Michigan: Housing Market  – Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Dave Lutton, President, Reinhart Realtors Nationwide housing sales are up more than 10% over one year ago.  But only 30,000 units were added to inventory in the month of March versus an average increase of 100,000 units.  A reduction in distressed properties may be a factor limiting supply.  It’s definitely a seller’s market.  Founded in 1971, Reinhart Realtors is the market leader in the greater Ann Arbor area, including Washtenaw, Jackson, southern Livingston, northern Lenawee and western Wayne Counties, with annual sales of more than $663 million.
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Larry Eiler and Doug Neal May 2013May 14, 2013:  Re:New Michigan:  Entrepreneurial Revolution – Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Doug Neal, Executive Director, University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship The University of Michigan’s new Masters in Entrepreneurship just graduated its first class of 17 students.  During the past two decades, small businesses provided 60-80% of the net new jobs in the United States economy and were responsible for the commercialization of radical new technologies that are transforming the way we live. The Michigan Master of Entrepreneurship (MsE) gives students the ability to create new technology-focused ventures, either as stand alone entities or within established innovative organizations.  Find out how UM is spawning an entrepreneurial revolution in the state.
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Larry Eiler April 2013Ari WeinzweigMay 7, 2013:  Re:New Michigan:  The Building of a Sandwich Empire  – Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Ari Weinzweig, Co-Founder, Zingerman’sOne of the biggest business success stories in Ann Arbor is Zingerman’s array of businesses, starting with the deli downtown.  Over the past twenty-eight years, the number of guests coming to Zingerman’s has increased 10% each year. Between 2004 and 2009, the guest total grew from 310,000 to 450,000, a 38% increase! Now Zingerman’s has undergone a major expansion project to accommodate its growing business.
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Larry Eiler and Dan ArbourApril 23, 2013:   Re:New Michigan – Apogee One Year Later:  Larry Eiler and Dan Arbour, Partners, Apogee Insights Group  – This group of former top executives help firms to strategically position their products in current and adjacent markets, and guides new products into existing and emerging markets.
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April 16, 2013:  Re:New Michigan – The Impact of High-Profile Sporting Events – Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications Just back from The Masters and the Final Four, Larry weighs in on athletes, athletic events, and their contribution to the economy.
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April 2, 2013:  Re:New Michigan:  Michigan Economic Summit – Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications The Governor’s recent economic summit touted talent enhancement and efforts to retain Michigan’s young workers.  Larry attended the summit and reports on the future of the Mitten state.
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Larry Eiler and David BakerMarch 5, 2013:  Re:New MichiganMichigan Economic Survey – Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; David Baker, CEO, Baker Strategy Group A new publication highlighting the first Michigan Economic Survey conducted by Ann Arbor-based Baker Strategy Group is now published.  Learn where Michigan is headed and what it’s going to take to get there.
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Diane DuranceFebruary 20, 2013:  Re:New Michigan – The Next Big Stage of Evolution in Michigan – Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Diane Durance, Executive Director, Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest – We’ve talked a lot about the entrepreneurs, investors, tech infrastructure, and educational resources available in Michigan.  The stage is set for Michigan’s next evolution, so what will that look like?
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February 5, 2013:  Re:New Michigan:  Returning to Michigan:  The Entrepreneurial Soul of America – Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Terry Cross, Founder, Windward Associates – An angel investor and businessman for many decades, Terry Cross is a founding member of The Michigan Venture Capital Association.  He talks about the keys to Michigan’s success in the future, focusing on manufacturing, collaboration, and entrepreneurs.
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January 29, 2013: Re:New Michigan:  Logic Solutions   – Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Jimmy Hsiao, Founder/CEO, Logic Solutions Named one of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch, Ann Arbor’s Logic Solutions is at the front of innovation leading the trend in mobile development, enterprise web application, and software development services.
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January 22, 2013:  Re:New Michigan: The Next Step for Michigan – Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Rich Sheridan, Co-Founder/CEO, Menlo Innovations – Awarded AnnArbor.com’s Executive of the Year recently, Rich Sheridan of Ann Arbor’s Menlo Innovations is a leader in entrepreneurship and mentoring of start-ups and other innovators.  He and Larry Eiler share their vision for Michigan.
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January 15, 2013:  Re:New Michigan: An Encore Career Thanks to Garlic – Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Dick Dyer, The Dyer Family Organic FarmAfter toiling away in other careers, Dick and Diana Dyer made a mid-life career change becoming organic farmers and becoming famous for Dicks Pretty Good! Garlic, proving it’s never too late to realize your dreams.
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January 8, 2013:  Re:New Michigan: Outlook Survey on Michigan’s Business Climate – Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; David Baker, Baker Strategy Group For the last four years Bakery Strategy Group in Ann Arbor has conducted surveys of Michigan manufacturers on the state’s business climate.  The latest one is out and this one is expanded to include non-profits and public sector employees.  It will be included in this week’s Detroit Economic Club Luncheon, which also features MEDC President Michael Finney and MSU Economics Professor Charles Ballard.
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November 20, 2012:   Re:New Michigan: :  Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Diane Durance, Executive Director, Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest – The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition Winners were revealed this week.  Eighty percent of these entrepreneurs included GLEQ in their journey to success.
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October 23, 2012:  Re:New Michigan: New Business Stikr.it Turns Gifts, Cards, & Craft Projects Into Digital Delights :  Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Chuck Newman, Entrepreneur – Ann Arbor business leader Charles Newman, founder of ReCellular, has never worked for anyone else but himself. He started his first company in 1961 as a UM student.  He knows what it takes to be an innovator and business booster, and now his son is getting into the game as well.  The pair have come up with a new idea that transforms QR codes into a very personal and longlasting legacy for loved ones.
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October 16, 2012:  Re:New Michigan:  Marketing for Scientists:  Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Marc Kuchner, Staff Scientist at Goddard Space Flight Center/Author, Marketing for Scientists:  How to Shine in Tough TimesHow to get the job you want, win the funds you need, and share your passion for discovery.  Why scientists need to learn how to brand themselves and showcase their work.
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October 9, 2012:  Re:New MichiganManaging Your Mind: Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Dr. Geri Markel, Ph.D., Educational Psychologist - Managing Your Mind ® was developed based on years of behavioral research in learning and performance. Although customized for specific work, school, or family life situations, it incorporates several key steps to help you reach the Performance Breakthrough Zone, providing you with the tools for avoiding the pitfalls and recognizing the triggers of distraction.  Dr. Markel shows how better attention and memory result in greater productivity and profitability – and less stress. (Note:  This interview was recorded June 26, 2012.)
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October 2, 2012:  Re:New Michigan:   Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Tom Harrison, Michigan Ladder – It’s the oldest manufacturer of ladders in the U.S. and a landmark business for Ypsilanti.  Owner Tom Harrison of Michigan Ladder talks about his company’s expansion and his recent visit to the White House, where he and other business leaders participated in the Michigan Business Leaders’ Briefing.  Tom shares with us his perspective on  creating a healthy business climate.
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September 18, 2012:  Re:New Michigan: A Review of Ann Arbor’s International Cinetopia Film Festival – Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Russ Collins, Executive Director, Michigan TheaterAnn Arbor is fast-becoming a mecca for film.  We take a look at the impact the recent Cinetopia International Film Festival, hosted by the Michigan Theatre, had on the region.
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September 4, 2012: Re:New Michigan: Helping Companies Grow – Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; David Baker, Baker Strategy GroupBaker Strategy Group helps companies grow through SMART Strategy, which involves marketing, innovation, strategy, and management. Their work is concentrated into four main areas: China business development, advanced manufacturing, education, and non-profit associations.
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      July 24, 2012:  Re:New MichiganAnn Arbor Center for Independent Living:  Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Jim Magyar, AACIL Executive Director - Founded in 1976, the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living was the fourth Center for Independent Living in the country and the first in Michigan.  Now there are more than 600 Centers for Independent Living throughout the world, and Ann Arbor continues to be recognized as a leader in improving the ways people with disabilities live their lives.
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       July 17, 2012:  Re:New Michigan –Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Phil Tepley, Director of Technology Commercialization Services, SBTDC With Washtenaw County one of Michigan’s technology “hot spots”, SBTDC’s Phil Tepley spends a great deal of time providing counseling ours to companies working in the areas of life sciences, information tech, and advanced manufacturing.
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June 12, 2012:  Re:New Michigan – Larry Eiler, Eiler Communications; Stella Wixom, Interim Executive Director, University of Michigan Business Engagement Center - The Business Engagement Center was established at the University of Michigan in fall 2007 to strengthen the University’s ties to business and community partners and to help revitalize and diversify the state of Michigan’s economy. Through partnerships facilitated by the BEC, the University can expand its footprint in the business community by helping to attract, retain and nurture high-growth companies.
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May 15, 2012:   Re:NEW Michigan- Vaco Technology: Larry Eiler, Eiler Communications; , Mike Feldkamp, Recruiter, Vaco – Technical recruiter Vaco (pronounced VAY-co, Latin for “to free yourself from work”) has grown from a start-up in 2002 to a $170 million revenue-generating company with 28 offices in the United States. The consulting and placement firm says it provides talent in a cost-effective, project-based manner, and has now launched a social media venture called “IT in the D.”
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May 8, 2012:   Re:NEW  Michigan:  Michigan Shifting Gears – Larry Eiler, Eiler Communications – Michigan Shifting Gears is an innovative, low-cost initiative designed to help transitioning professionals make the move to new opportunities in small businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups.  If you are faced with starting over at a time when you thought you’d be hitting your stride, this program is a way to retool your career and kick-start Michigan’s economy.
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May 1, 2012:  Re:NEW Michigan: Ypsilanti New Tech High School: Larry Eiler, Eiler Communications; Cory McElmeel, New Tech Director - The backbone of the unique learning environment at Ypsilanti New Tech High School, housed in the Ardis School building, is Project-Based Learning. Instead of handing out daily assignments, teachers assign long-term, real-world projects with different components. The goal is to prepare these students for the 21st century work force.
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April 24, 2012:   Re:NEW Michigan: Larry Eiler, Eiler Communications; Daryl Weinert, University of Michigan Associate Vice President for Research Sponsored Programs – Formerly the UM’s Executive Director of the Business Engagement Center, Daryl Weinert has been tapped for the newly-created position of Associate Vice President for Research Sponsored Programs. He will oversee the operations of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, which facilitates the development of sponsored research and other programs at UM funded by government, industry and other organizations. He tells us how the Michigan Corporate Relations Network is designed to create partnerships that will connect Michigan’s corporations to critical university assets to help promote innovative research and grow Michigan’s economy.
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April 17, 2012:  Re:NEW Michigan : Doug Neal, Executive Director, UM Center for Entrepreneurship; Larry Eiler, Eiler Communications; Scott Olson, UM Medical Innovation CenterFrom keeping babies alive to creating technologies that spawn new industries, innovation is driving success at the University of Michigan.
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April 10, 2012:  Re:NEW Michigan: Larry Eiler, Eiler Communications; Dr. Robert Holland, CEO/Chairman, Vistage Michigan Learn how to drive results for your business through Vistage Michigan, a worldwide chief executive organization. Vistage offers advisory board peer group meetings, private 1-to-1 mentoring sessions, and speaker workshops to help your business grow. Vistage says its member companies generate nearly $300 billion in annual revenue.
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April 3, 2012:  Re:NEW Michigan: Scoring Michigan Under Governor Snyder’s Leadership – Larry Eiler, CEO of Eiler Communications; Lou Glazer, President/Co-Founder of Michigan Future, Inc.From the bailout of the auto companies to Governor Snyder’s “Relentless Positive Action”, we score how Michigan is faring and take a look at what’s happening in Detroit where Lou Glazer says it’s not about balancing the budget but insuring prosperity.
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March 27, 2012:  Re:NEW Michigan: Larry Eiler, Eiler Communications; Nawal Motawi, Motawi Tileworks - Since 1992, the artisans at Motawi Tileworks have hand crafted art tile in their Ann Arbor, Michigan studio. These distinctive tiles are known for their rich glazes and uniquely American designs, inspired by nature, art and architecture. Now, thanks to a little girl who loves Motawi, a specially-designed tile will make its way onto The Today Show this week.
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March 20, 2012:  Re:NEW  Michigan Larry Eiler, Eiler Communications; Entrepreneurs Alex Schiff & Chase Lee:  FetchnotesNew software that allows you to take and keep notes on a number of computer platforms is gaining traction in the marketplace.  It’s the brainchild of two UM students.
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March 13, 2012:  Re:NEW  Michigan Larry Eiler, Eiler Communications - Just back from the West Coast, Larry shares with us his impressions of the entrepreneurial infrastructure there compared to Michigan.  While he points out that the Mitten State has made great strides,  California definitely has had a huge head start when it comes to the support system, such as venture capital, needed to foster new business.
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March 6, 2012:  Re:NEW Michigan:  25 Years of PR -  Larry Eiler, CEO of Eiler CommunicationsThis year marks the silver anniversary for one of Ann Arbor’s oldest public relations firms.  Eiler Communications’ first client, Domino’s Pizza, helped chart its path to success.
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February 28, 2012:  Re:NEW  MichiganApogee Insights Group – Gary Wesley, Dan Arbour, and Dennis Stepaniak:  Five seasoned Ann Arbor business executives have joined forces to form a new firm designed to show companies how to maximize their valuable intellectual property to take advantage of emerging markets.  Apogee Insights Group uses a company’s existing IP assets to boost performance and build entrepreneurial companies.  Besides the expertise of Dan Arbour, Dennis Stepaniak, and Gary Wesley, partners also include Larry Eiler and Scott Smith.
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February 14, 2012:  Re:NEW  Michigan: Larry Eiler, CEO of Eiler Communications; John Edwards, CEO, and Bill Upton, Vice President of Operations, Edwards Brothers Malloy – When two long established Ann Arbor book manufacturers merged recently the union formed the nation’s sixth largest book maker.  The new Edwards Brothers Malloy will have combined sales of $115 million and the new operation will continue to do business from each of the former companies Ann Arbor headquarters.
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February 7, 2012:  Re:NEW  Michigan:  Larry Eiler, CEO of Eiler Communications; John Bebow, President/CEO of the Center for Michigan – There’s a lot of talk in this state about Michigan’s future.  The Center for Michigan actively works to inform and engage citizens in the process.  After working 16 years as an investigative reporter, John Bebow heads up this non-profit “think-and-do” tank.  He talks about the Center’s mission and weighs in on the changing media landscape, as well.
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January 31, 2012:  Re:New Michigan:  Larry Eiler, CEO of Eiler Communications; Russ Collins, Executive Director of the Michigan Theater- How Park City, Utah’s Sundance Festival is putting Ann Arbor, Michigan on the map. Also, Larry gives us an update on ACE12, the entrepreneurial leadership program.
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January 24, 2012:  Re:New Michigan:  Larry Eiler, CEO of Eiler Communications; Merrill Guerra, Executive Director,  Michigan Venture Capital AssociationCreated to grow Michigan’s venture capital community, the MVCA  membership includes private and corporate venture capital funds, private equity firms, angel investors, and entrepreneurial infrastructure participants.  Merrill Guerra explains the difference in investors and how all of them are working to bring Michigan back to prominence.
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January 17, 2012:  Re:NEW  Michigan:  LIVE:  Larry Eiler, CEO of Eiler Communications; Karen Tachian. OmniFitness – On our re:New Michigan segment we track new business development as well as new business trends.  Karen Tachian has been a fitness trainer since 2007, and now has created a private personal training business.  Omni Fitness focuses on corrective exercise to help with imbalances and functional deficits, such as bad knees and hips.  Her goal is to ensure benefits and long term results without injury.
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January 10, 2012:  Re:NEW  Michigan:  Larry Eiler, CEO of Eiler Communications; Nicola Rooney, Owner of Nicola’s Books – The impact of eReaders and other technologies on the book publishing industry and book sellers.
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January 3, 2012:  Larry Eiler, CEO of Eiler Communications; Pam Lippitt, Executive Director, Michigan Israel Business Bridge – An update on the progress of MIBB and its efforts to create new business investments from Israel in Michigan.
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December 13, 2011:  Re:NEW  Michigan:  Larry Eiler, CEO of Eiler Communications; Rob Rademacher, Associate AD for UM Football Operations – Future Plans for Michigan Stadium: The expansion of Michigan Stadium and the refurbishment of next door Crisler Arena are just the start to plans the UM has for its sports properties.
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November 29, 2011:  Re:New Michigan:  Larry Eiler, CEO of Eiler Communications; Maureen Sloan, CEO of BRAG Ann Arbor (Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor) - Building Homes in Ann Arbor Again:  Construction of new homes in the Ann Arbor area is once again kicking into gear.  As a result, BRAG Ann Arbor is bringing back the annual Showcase of Homes which went on hiatus last year due to the down market.  Maureen Sloan also tells us that housing values are moving upwards, as well.
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November 22, 2011:  Re:New Michigan  Larry Eiler, CEO Eiler Communications; Brother Francis Boylan, Executive Director, Holy Cross Children’s Services – A Brothers of Holy Cross beauty salon may sound a bit crazy, but as Bro. Francis explains it’s all part of a plan to help Michigan kids in need.  Holy Cross Children’s Services’ goal is to meet the social, emotional, basic care, and educational needs of vulnerable children and support their families.
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November 15, 2011:   Re:New Michigan:  Larry Eiler, CEO of Eiler Communications; Josh Linkner, CEO/Managing Partner, Detroit Venture Partners:  Occupy Wall StreetJosh Linkner, along with Magic Johnson and NBA team owner Dan Gilbert, is actively rebuilding urban areas through technology and entrepreneurship.  So, what does he think of the Occupy Wall Street movement?  He recently visited the New York group and tells us what he found.
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November 8, 2011:  Re:New MichiganLarry Eiler, CEO of Eiler Communications; Carol Lopucki, State Director of the Michigan Network of Small Business & Technology Development Centers (a partner program of the U.S. Small Business Administration)  www.misbtdc.org
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November 1, 2011: Re:New Michigan:  Larry Eiler, CEO of Eiler Communications; Bud Gibson, Founder of EMU’s Search Marketing Program
- Concrete steps for business owners to and marketers to find web leads and convert them to customers.
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October 25, 2011:  Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; Dr. Kathleen Coulborn Faller, Clinic Director/Clinical Social Worker; Abigail Rowe Eiler, Clinic Coordinator:  Family Assessment Clinic
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October 18, 2011: Re:New Michigan:  Larry Eiler, CEO of Eiler Communications; Dale Fisher, Aerial Photographer – Dale Fisher creates art from air, flying at low levels to capture scenes few see.  For 50 years his photography of of our local landscapes and the locals within have been gracing homes, businesses, and galleries.  Dale introduces us to his latest body of work, a coffee table collection which includes photos of the new Mott Children’s Hospital and even the new Michigan Football Coach Brady Hoke and his team.
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October 4, 2011: Re:New Michigan:  Larry Eiler, CEO of Eiler Communications
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September 27, 2011:  Larry Eiler, CEO of Eiler Communications; Kyle Poplin, Co-Owner/Publisher/Editor; Myra Poplin, Co-Owner, The Ann- Since starting their magazine venture a year ago in Ann Arbor, the Poplins have forged unique relationships with other publishing entities.  The latest is an agreement with The New York Times to have The Ann  distributed to the 6,000 Times subscribers in Washtenaw County.
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September 20, 2011: Re:New Michigan:  Larry Eiler, CEO of Eiler Communications; & Diane Durrance, Executive Director of the Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest (GLEQ) - The GLEQ Statewide Business Competition Plan is underway, where entrepreneurs across Michigan compete for the opportunity to win funding and  the opportunity make their business dreams come true.
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September 13, 2011:  Larry Eiler, CEO of Eiler Communications; & Mike Brennan, Author of Cyber Styletto & Editor of MiTechNews
For more than 30 years, Mike Brennan has reported on technology issues.  Now he’s teamed up with Gian DeTorre (along with technical advisor Richard Stiennonm Chief Research Analyst at IT-Harvest) to write this cyber crime novella that he says could come true.
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September 6, 2011:  Larry Eiler, CEO of Eiler Communications – Current high tech developments and issues, including Groupon’s troubles,  and the results of Eiler Communications’ recent  social media survey.
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August 9, 2011:  Larry Eiler, CEO, Eiler Communications; & Bill Wynne, VP Marketing, Con-way Freight – Con-way Freight: 
Back in 2007 Con-way Freight consolidated its local operations into new Ann Arbor Township headquarters.  The multi-billion dollar firm is a less-than-truckload carrier with about 400 employees locally.  It’s now located at the Earhart Corporate Center off U.S. 23 & Plymouth Road.
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