Today we talk with Wendy Traschen, Tournament Director for the Great Lakes Bay Dow Invitational - we dive into how one event drives major impact on the 4 counties in the great lakes bay area; over 12 million dollars of economic impact in 2021 alone. The invitational runs July 10-16 this year, and is unique as a team-play event. This year features 72 teams; 144 players.

Today we talk to Kathy Morin from the Cadillac CVB. The Cadillac CVB is a recipient of the Michigan Retailers Association's Buy Nearby Grant, and are excited to start using those funds to increase awareness and attendance to their Thursday night Upbeat Cadillac summer concert series, Cadillac After Hours Market, and the ongoing downtown Social District.

Today we talk to Consumers Energy's Executive Director Customer Operations, Brian Lewis, about how Consumers Energy can help Michiganders to use less energy to do the same amount of work, and how this can even lower energy costs while also helping to safeguard some of Michigan's unique natural resources.

Today we talk to Melissa and her student team at Alpena High School's The Campus Closet - a store within the school that has built up from a 'dreary closet' selling basic school supplies, to a fully functional retail establishment within a school. The students who manage and work at The Campus Closet are given the chance to take learnings from the Career and Technical program's marketing and business classes, and apply them in real time. They're learning about inventory management, customer service, employee-manager relations, training and so much more.

On today’s episode of At Home with Eastbrook Homes, we talk with Joe Sambaer, VP and Senior Mortgage Banker at Dart Bank. We talk through the differences between the purchase market for existing homes versus new construction homes, how we got to this point in the real estate market and what are mortgage rates doing right now.

In this episode with the Michigan Retailers Association, we explore Das Gift Haus. How it came to be, what COVID was like for them and what can we expect this year? 

Today we head to Brighton, Mi to talk to Lisa Nelson, founder and owner of Hush Intimate Apparel - we walk through the good and sometimes daunting task of starting and owning a business, how she moved from the corporate world to entrepreneurship, and how that move opened up endless possibilities for her.

Today we talk again to Maureen Smith, Associate Broker for Eastbrook Homes. As the world, work and living continue to change, what she is seeing in relocation trends; what are some of the special draws to Holland (hello, heated sidewalks!); and how does Eastbrook help make the dream home ownership a reality

On today's episode we head to Munising to find out what is new at the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and in Munising, MI this year - the waterfalls will soon be flowing, Pictured Rocks Days, concerts in the park during June and July, all things outdoor adventure throughout summer, and right into the incredible local fall colors

Multiple guests from the Michigan Retailers Association join Eric for a discussion centered on customer service in retail — its evolution, what a day looks like, what makes good customer service, and more.

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