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Lucy Ann Lance Business Insider: July 5-9, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Shannon Beeman, Intake Counselor, Mi-SBTDC – Obtaining Lines of Credit for Small Businesses

Shannon Beeman discusses a recent article in the Detroit Free Press http://www.freep.com/article/20100708/BUSINESS06/7080363/1318/Small-business-hurt-by-tight-credit  on the difficulties small businesses have of securing loans.  Despite the government bail-outs, are banks really not in a lending-friendly mood?  Shannon also explains the vast free resources that are available to small business through the Michigan Small Business Technology & Development Center.  Visit www.misbtdc.org.

[audio:http://www.lucyannlance.com/audio/070510/beeman.mp3]

Sue Gott, University of Michigan Planner – A Tour Through the New North Quad Dormitory on the University of Michigan Campus in Ann Arbor

Sue Gott tells us the new $175 M, 360,00 gross square foot dorm adjacent to Ann Arbor’s State Street shops is a combination residence hall and academic complex that will house 450 students beginning this fall.  There has not been a new dorm built on the UM campus since Bursley Hall in 1967.  Here’s a link to with photos and more details:  http://www.giving.umich.edu/news/current/index.php?page=100625-north-quad.  Listen to the interview with Sue Gott below. 

[audio:http://www.lucyannlance.com/audio/070510/gott.mp3]

Sarah Nicoli & Lisa Edwards, Creators of Dotmine Day Planners – Despite High Tech, Many Still Plan Their Day the Old-Fashioned Way


 Sarah Nicoli & Lisa Edwards are moms who between their two families have seven children. From soccer practice to medical appointments, they decided there had to be a better system to plan family activities.  So, they created their own company to do just that.  Dotmine Day Planners are cool, kid-proof planners that take a different twist than the traditional planner.  Sold at Border’s, boutique stores, and now online at www.timemine.com, Sarah and Lisa also make a case that despite all of the advances in technology, most of us still want to plan our day the old-fashioned way with paper and pen.

[audio:http://www.lucyannlance.com/audio/070510/dotmine.mp3]

Siobhan Lyle, Owner, Blue House – A Handmade Studio where Artisans Ply their Craft, Teach, and Sell

Siobhan Lyle discusses Blue House, a handmade studio in Ann Arbor right across the street from The Big House (University of Michigan Stadium.)  Blue House offers studio rental as well as workshops for people of all ages to learn all types of crafts at affordable prices.  The goods of local artists can also be found at Blue House.  Visit www.bluehouseannarbor.com

[audio:http://www.lucyannlance.com/audio/070510/lyle.mp3]

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Dr. Andrew Hoffman, University of Michigan Holcim Professor of Sustainable Enterprise – Ann Arbor’s New Single-Stream Recycling

Dr. Andrew Hoffman, discusses the new single-stream recycling program in Ann Arbor, where residents and businesses can now throw unsorted recyclables into a single cart.  This includes all recyclables (paper, plastic, glass, etc.)  Dr. Hoffman says the success of this program depends upon the reliability of the sorting facility.  To learn more about the economics of switching over to single stream recycling and sustainability in general, listen below.

[audio:http://www.lucyannlance.com/audio/070510/hoffman.mp3]

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Jeff Eusebio, CEO, & Bob Masterson, President, of FamilyMint.com – A New Way to Teach Kids About Money

Jeff Eusebio and Bob Masterson co-founded FamilyMint.com, an online tool that helps kids take charge of their money, improving their behavior while empowering them to take responsibility for and manage their dollars wisely.  Visit www.FamilyMint.com, and listen to our interview below.

[audio:http://www.lucyannlance.com/audio/070510/familymint.mp3]
 
 

Phil Hallman, Librarian, UM Department of Screen Arts & Cultures / Hatcher Graduate Library – History of Drive-Ins

Phil Hallman knows Drive-In Movie Theaters intimately, as his dad use to manage one.  He talks about the history of drive-ins, including three that use to operate in the Ann Arbor area. 

[audio:http://www.lucyannlance.com/audio/070510/hallman.mp3]


Andrew Lapin, Editor in Chief of the Michigan Daily Summer Edition – UM’s Presence at Pixar Animation Studios

Andrew Lapin interviewed University of Michigan alumni who work at Pixar and were involved Toy Story 3.  He talks about what it was like going into the inner sanctum of the secretive Pixar Animation Studios.

[audio:http://www.lucyannlance.com/audio/070510/lapin.mp3]