Speaker: Tim Daman, Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

Air Date: September 03, 2014

Tomas speaks with Tim Daman, president and CEO of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce; they discuss the organization's goals and purpose as well as the investment and growth in the region.

Speaker: Deanna Richeson, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Air Date: September 03, 2014

Tomas speaks with Deanna Richeson, director of export strategy for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation; they discuss what her job entails and what the goals of the export program are.

Speaker: Roger Calanone, Eli Broad Professor of Business

Air Date: September 03, 2014

Tomas speaks with Roger Calantone, Eli Broad Professor of Business; they discuss the basic state of global innovation in multinational corporations.

Speaker: Jade Sims, Michigan State International Business Center

Air Date: September 03, 2014

Tomas speaks with Jade Sims, international trade specialist at the International Business Center at Michigan State University; they discuss the Michigan Export Growth Program and its impact on the community.

Speaker: Chris Holman, Michigan Business Network

Air Date: September 03, 2014

Tomas speaks with Chris Holman, founder and CEO of the MichiganBusinessNetwork.com; they discuss what countries small and medium sized companies should target as they grow and expand internationally.

Speaker: Irina Kozlenkova, Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University

Air Date: September 03, 2014

Tomas speaks with Irina Kozlenkova, Assistant Professor of Marketing - Michigan State University's Eli Broad College of Business, East Lansing, MI. They discuss her homeland of Russia, and what businesses need to think about in starting or expanding exports with Russia, and how it is comparable to other BRICS nations.

Speaker: Jamie Zmitko-Somers, Michigan Department of Agriculture

Air Date: September 10, 2014

Tomas speaks with Jamie Zmitko-Somers, international marketing manager for the Michigan Department of Agriculture. They discuss what the Department of Agriculture provides to the state of Michigan as well as Jamie's background and passion for agriculture.

Speaker: Dave Regan, Plas-Labs

Air Date: September 10, 2014

Tomas speaks with Dave Regan, president and CEO of Plas-Labs. They discuss what Plas-Labs provides to the industry as well as the region. They also discuss the continual success of the brand and how the company has managed to expand internationally.

Speaker: Steve Hanson, International Studies and Programs at Michigan State University

Air Date: September 10, 2014

Tomas speaks with Steve Hanson, Dean and Associate Provost of International Studies and Programs at Michigan State University. They discuss the importance of international engagement at MSU and how the institution continually strives to expand and grow internationally.

Speaker: Steven London, Bekum America Corporation

Air Date: September 10, 2014

Tomas speaks with Steven London, executive vice president and COO of the Bekum America Corporation. They discuss the importance of the corporation both locally and internationally. They also discuss the trends for the corporation in the global marketplace.

Speaker: Chuck Bird, Neogen Corporation

Air Date: September 10, 2014

Tomas speaks with Chuck Bird, director of international sales and food safety at Neogen Corporation. They discuss what the corporation provides to the public and community as a whole. They also discuss global marketplace trends for the corporation.

Speaker: David Closs, Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University

Air Date: September 10, 2014

Tomas speaks with David Closs, John H. McConnell Chair in Business Administration and Supply Chain Management Professor at Michigan State University. They discuss trends seen in supply chain management over the past few years. They also discuss the increasing importance of reverse logistics as well as the circular supply chain.

Speaker: Jean Schtokal, Foster Swift Collins and Smith

Air Date: September 10, 2014

Tomas speaks with Jean Schtokal, shareholder at Foster Swift Collins and Smith based in Lansing, MI; they discuss the importance legal aspects that must be considered when exporting.