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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: Villiam Haag, MSU Hockey Team

Air Date: May 02, 2017

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Villiam Haag, a four-year Letterman and graduating senior on the MSU Hockey Team, bound for Vita Hasten in Sweden’s hockey league.

Tomas Hult is Professor and Byington Endowed Chair in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. With more than 8500 foreign students from more than 130 countries on MSU’s campus.

Villiam Haag is one of the few from Sweden in the last four years. He talks about his experience, how it was to play varsity hockey for MSU, the main differences between the hockey he played before he came to the U.S. and how he plays now, and then he also shares his hockey aspirations, having signed a contract to play for Vita Hasten in Sweden.

Speaker: John Sztykiel, Created to C

Air Date: May 09, 2017

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with John Sztykiel, CEO and President, Created-to-C, and former CEO and President of Spartan Motors.

Tomas Hult is Professor and Byington Endowed Chair in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. John Sztykiel has been quoted to say: “Throughout my professional career, I have thrived on engaging in complex challenges, refining operational aspects of businesses, developing transitional growth while minimizing risks, initiating cultural excellence, enacting personal and customer oriented marketing, and overall delivering a better world.” In this segment, John talks with Tomas about how companies innovate today, how they should go about innovating products/services and processes, and how innovation takes place may change in the future.

Speaker: Natalie (Schiefer) Chmiko, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Air Date: May 09, 2017

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Natalie (Schiefer) Chmiko, Director of International Trade at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) – the State of Michigan’s economic development unit.

Tomas Hult is Professor and Byington Endowed Chair in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Natalie talks with Tomas about MEDC’s international trade programs, how a company can engage with MEDC and get trade assistance, how the Regional Export Networks (REN) work in Michigan, and a menu of international trade services the more than 15,000 companies in Michigan that trade internationally can take advantage of in being competitive globally.

Speaker: Jade Sims, Michigan State International Business Center

Air Date: May 09, 2017

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Jade Sims, International Trade Specialist, International Business Center, Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University.

They discuss What the Global Business Club of Mid-Michigan is, and what some of the topics that they cover. Jade shares a sample of previous speakers, and how someone can join the Global Business Club of Mid-Michigan.

Tomas Hult is Professor and Byington Endowed Chair in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Natalie talks with Tomas about MEDC’s international trade programs, how a company can engage with MEDC and get trade assistance, how the Regional Export Networks (REN) work in Michigan, and a menu of international trade services the more than 15,000 companies in Michigan that trade internationally can take advantage of in being competitive globally.

Speaker: Erkan Kocas, International Business Center

Air Date: May 11, 2017

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Erkan Kocas, International Trade Specialist in the International Business Center in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Tomas Hult is Professor and Byington Endowed Chair in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Erkan tells us about the Michigan Export Growth Program, its scope, and how it works. He also shared in what way the MEGP program is beneficial for Michigan companies as well as how the program engages student assistant for a real-life learning experience that benefits companies throughout the State of Michigan.

Speaker: Caroline Brooks, Jeff Seguin, Broad College of Business

Air Date: May 11, 2017

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with two of the core staff members of the marketing and communications team in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University: Caroline Brooks, Communication Specialist, and Jeff Seguin, Digital Communication Manager. Tomas Hult is Professor and Byington Endowed Chair in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Caroline and Jeff tell us about their roles in the college and the critical role that marketing and communications play as a way to brand and promote the college. They also share with us their excitement in working in the Broad College of Business.