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The globalEDGE Business Beat is on the Michigan Business Network and available worldwide on globalEDGE. gBB is hosted by Tomas Hult.

Speaker: Sheri Jones, WLNS-TV Channel 6

Air Date: June 07, 2016

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this interview segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat focuses on the Greater Lansing community and its globalization of infrastructure, products, services, and people in the last decade. Sheri Jones, Anchor and Reporter for WLNS-TV Channel 6, a CBS affiliate in the Central Lower Peninsula of Michigan, and Tomas Hult dialogue about Lansing from Sheri’s vantage point as a person always in the know about local news, trends, and people.

Speaker: Helen Brown, Vector Marketing

Air Date: June 02, 2016

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this interview segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat focuses on Vector Marketing Corporation and their leading product Cutco knifes. Cutco is the largest manufacturer of kitchen cutlery in North America, and Vector Marketing is the primary seller of Cutco knifes. The guest is Helen Brown, Academic Outreach Manager of Vector Marketing. Helen and Tomas discuss Vector Marketing Corporation and what they do. They also talk about student employment at Vector Marketing and how a student can get involved.

 

Speaker: Ray Tadgerson, Tadgerson Consulting

Air Date: June 02, 2016

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this interview segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat focuses on Ray Tadgerson’s involvement for several decades in building the infrastructure in the Greater Lansing area. Ray Tadgerson is President and CEO of Tadgerson Consulting, and former President and CEO of C2AE, known then as Capital Consultants. Ray provides a brief history of his involvement in infrastructure for the Lansing region as an engineer and later as CEO of Capital Consultants - now known as C2AE. Ray talks about his most significant infrastructure projects in the region, and what keeps him busy these days.

Speaker: Neil Kane, Michigan State University

Air Date: June 02, 2016

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this interview segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat focuses the new campus wide entrepreneurship program at Michigan State University. Started as a minor in the Eli Broad College of Business, the entrepreneurship program is now available throughout campus and provided in collaboration with all 17 colleges at Michigan State University. The guest for this segment isNeil Kane. He is the inaugural Director of Undergraduate Entrepreneurship at Michigan State University. He talks about current activities in the entrepreneurship program; why there is a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation; and how students can get plugged in.

Speaker: Bruce Keillor, Williamson Center for International Business at Youngstown State University

Air Date: June 07, 2016

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this interview segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat focuses on current trends and issues in international business and trade. Bruce Keillor is the guest. He is Professor, Chair of the Department of Marketing, and a core leader of the Williamson Center for International Business at Youngstown State University. Bruce has been tackling international trade issues for several decades; he elaborates on his current take of international trade and global engagement; what the U.S. needs to do to become even more competitive globally than it is now; and if the country should agree to more trade agreements with potential country partners.