cs130506 http://wkar.org en Current State #81 | May 6, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-81-may-6-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> Current State</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: the expansion of Jackson National Life Insurance’s headquarter in Lansing; chef and author Anthony Bourdain coming to the Red Haven; Detroit Tiger’s Hank Greenberg; and Lansing’s business news with </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">MLive</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Angela Wittrock. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 06 May 2013 18:36:50 +0000 Current State 35394 at http://wkar.org Branding Lansing for insurance companies http://wkar.org/post/branding-lansing-insurance-companies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week, company officials from&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.jackson.com/Index.jsp" style="line-height: 1.5;">Jackson National Life Insurance</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, alongside </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Rick Snyder and mayor </span>Virg<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Bernero<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, announced a proposed $100-million </span><a href="https://www.jackson.com/about/news/NewsItem.jsp?docName=PRODB_856003&amp;year=2013&amp;framework-guid=e800e4ccc5107a8a3e1c01d000020059" style="line-height: 1.5;">expansion</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of its headquarters near Lansing. The project has rekindled an interesting discussion on marketing Lansing as a hub of the insurance industry. &nbsp;Four insurers-Auto Owners, Jackson National, the Accident Fund and Farm Bureau Insurance-already employ at least 5,500 people in Lansing, according to the Lansing Economic Area Partnership. &nbsp;The expansion plan, if it proceeds, would add about another 1,000. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 18:35:17 +0000 Current State 35384 at http://wkar.org Branding Lansing for insurance companies Red Haven to host Anthony Bourdain for VIP event http://wkar.org/post/red-haven-host-anthony-bourdain-vip-event <p></p><p></p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt">Chef and author <a href="http://www.anthonybourdain.net/">Anthony Bourdain</a> has a new globetrotting TV show called “<a href="http://www.cnn.com/video/shows/anthony-bourdain-parts-unknown/episode4">Parts Unknown</a>” on <i>CNN</i>. On Tuesday, he brings his “<a href="https://whartoncenter.com/boxoffice/performance.aspx?pid=1370">Guts and Glory</a>” speaking tour to MSU’s <a href="https://whartoncenter.com/default.aspx">Wharton Center</a>. After his talk, he’ll join 150 people for a VIP event at <a href="http://www.eatredhaven.com/">Red Haven</a>, a new restaurant in Okemos.<o:p></o:p></p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> Mon, 06 May 2013 18:32:00 +0000 Current State 35375 at http://wkar.org Red Haven to host Anthony Bourdain for VIP event Tiger legend Hank Greenberg fought off pitches and anti-semitism http://wkar.org/post/tiger-legend-hank-greenberg-fought-pitches-and-anti-semitism <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the spring of 1933, a young ballplayer from the Bronx named </span><a href="http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=115096&amp;c_id=det#gameType='R'&amp;sectionType=career&amp;statType=1&amp;season=2013&amp;level='ALL'" style="line-height: 1.5;">Hank Greenberg</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> began his rookie campaign with the </span><a href="http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=det" style="line-height: 1.5;">Detroit Tigers</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Tiger legend’s first season. Greenberg's storied career is celebrated not only for his excellence on the diamond but also for the adversity Hammerin' Hank overcame during one of the world's most turbulent periods.</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 18:27:11 +0000 Current State 35383 at http://wkar.org Tiger legend Hank Greenberg fought off pitches and anti-semitism Lansing business news with MLive's Angela Wittrock http://wkar.org/post/lansing-business-news-mlives-angela-wittrock-11 <p></p> Mon, 06 May 2013 18:24:08 +0000 Current State 35374 at http://wkar.org Lansing business news with MLive's Angela Wittrock