Business Insider

Lucy Ann Lance Business Insider: August 9-13, 2010

Friday, August 13

Rick Snyder, Michigan Republican Gubernatorial Candidate

One Tough Nerd Wins Republican Primary Election – Rick Snyder, who shows a commanding lead in the polls, answers his Democratic opponent Virg Bernero’s accusations  made on our show right after the Primary.[audio:]

Adam Cole, U.S. Treasury Department
Sales Tax Holidays – Florida and Illinois have enacted sales tax holidays, and a handful of other states have them as well. Are they a good economic stimulus or just a holiday from economic reality?


Mark Robinson, The Careful Capitalist
GM Gets Ready to Launch IPO – Is investing in GM’s IPO worth it?

Allen Kim and Luis Calderon, Co-Founders of Gets National Exposure University of Michigan students Allen Kim and Louis Calderon have started, which is described as Netflix for baby clothes.  These members of the MPowered Entrepreneurship group talk about how they are creating their online clothing rental service for parents.  Kim is a University of Michigan senior and a finalist for Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2010 College Entrepreneur of the Year Award.  Calderon is a Master’s degree candidate at the University of Michigan Erb Institute.

Thursday, August 12

Michigan Aerospace Corporation:
Robert Sampson, CEO, & Ron Swonger, Director of Business Development

A Small Business Doing Big Things: How this Ann Arbor company is using the Recovery Act grants to keep jobs in Michigan.

Eric Sims, Economist, University of Notre Dame – Does uncertainty matter?  Since the recovery began last year, there have been complaints that uncertainty is slowing it down.  A new economic analysis casts doubt on this theory.[audio:]

Verdi Ergun, Ergun Technologies – Based in Ypsilanti, Ergun Technologies just received an infusion of cash from the Michigan Microloan Fund Program.  Owner Verdi Ergun tells us about their “Own” technology, which integrates cash registers and the web.[audio:]

Wednesday, August 11

Lee Doyle, Director of the UM Film Office; and Kay Seaser, Ann Arbor Convention & Visitor Burean/Ann Arbor Film Office
From Richard Gere to Courtney Cox, the film industry is finding out that Ann Arbor is a good place to do business.  

Steve Feinman, Deputy Director of Michigan SCORE

How the SCORE can help you start your own business at no cost.

Tuesday, August 10

Tonia Bickford & Katie Chynoweth, Ann Arbor District Library Outreach & Neighborhood Services

The AADL offers up to 35 classes a month, including Resume 101, Job Search Classes, and Social Networking for Job Search.  Plus, the AADL also offers an online Job Search Toolkit.

Mitch Rohde, Founder of Quantum Signal

Ann Arbor imaging design and robotic technology company acquires Saline’s Union School and plans to expand and hire.

Puneet Manchanda, Professor of Marketing/Area of Marketing Chair, University of Michigan Ross School of Business

Marketing Activity, Blogging & Sales – Blogs, like traditional advertising, can help predict product sales.

Monday, August 9

Gerald Celente, Trends Institute – Bull Run or BS: The crash of 2010 and other trends to watch.
David Jesse,
School Salaries – 88 AAPS employees make over $100,000 a yearDavid breaks down the numbers and takes a look at the county stats, as well.

Gloria Thomas, Director of CEW (The Center for the Education of Women)

Center for the Education of Women – Founded in 1964 to help women who wanted to return to the University of Michigan, today CEW provides free career and life-transition counseling for the UM community and Ann Arbor & Southeast Michigan region.