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Small Business Saturday®

Michigan Business Network
November 25, 2015 4:52 PM

Lansing Regional Chamber Celebrates Local Small Businesses by Promoting Small Business Saturday® in Greater Lansing region
The Saturday after Thanksgiving Honors the Nation’s Small Business Community

Lansing, MI, November 25, 2015 – The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to support the small business community throughout the Greater Lansing region for the sixth annual Small Business Saturday on November 28th. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide. Celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the day has given small businesses across the country a huge boost.

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More than $12 Million in Skilled Trades Training Funds

Michigan Business Network
November 25, 2015 4:42 PM

More than $12 million in skilled trades training funds will help create over 3,100 jobs, retain 10,000 others

LANSING, Mich– More than 13,000 job-seekers and workers will receive training for in-demand technical jobs through grants totaling $12.8 million awarded under Michigan’s Skilled Trades Training Fund, Gov. Rick Snyder announced today.

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Consumers Energy Approaches Halfway Point for Meter Upgrades

Michigan Business Network
November 25, 2015 4:34 PM

JACKSON, Mich., November 25, 2015 – As winter conditions approach that could hinder meter readers from collecting electric use data at isolated locations, Consumers Energy is eliminating the potential for bills based on estimated meter reads by continuing installations of meters that can be read remotely.

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02-10-2016: 2016 DTE Energy Supplier Immersion Day

Michigan Business Network
November 25, 2015 4:26 PM

Pure Michigan Business Connect
February 10, 2016

Pure Michigan Business Connect, in partnership with DTE Energy will be hosting an invitation-only supplier summit on February 10, 2016, at Ford Field in downtown Detroit, MI. This summit is focusing on suppliers that can supply commodities in the groups of Telecommunications, Information Technology, Fleet, Energy Optimization, Renewables and Facilities and more.

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Three Employers Receive Awards for Cutting Energy Use, Reducing Bills

Michigan Business Network
November 25, 2015 4:19 PM

Cadillac Manufacturer, Jackson County School System, Kalamazoo Greenhouse Honored for Energy Efficiency Work

JACKSON, Mich., Nov. 24, 2015 – A manufacturer from Cadillac, a Jackson County public school district and a Kalamazoo greenhouse were among business customers Consumers Energy honored recently for successfully using energy efficiency to reduce their energy use and lower bills.

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12-01-2015: The 36th Annual Holiday Glitter and Applause

Michigan Business Network
November 25, 2015 2:58 PM

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing
December 1, 2015, 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.

Prepare yourself for an evening of entertainment and accolades as we present our Red Carpet Applause Award Show. It's a celebration of you, our steadfast supporters, and the arts, as we raise a glass to 50 years and look toward 50 more.

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Airplane Wifi - Advancements on the Horizon!

Bottom Line IT
November 25, 2015 1:00 PM

Mike discusses a recent business trip and covers the state of WiFi in airplanes. There are many advancements on the horizon. Gogo, the largest player in the field, is moving into the world of broadband satellite coverage in a technology shift that will offer fliers greater bandwidth and vastly broader geographic coverage.

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Something to Think About - Solar for Everyone!

Week in Review
November 25, 2015 11:30 AM

The topic in Something to Think About is "Solar for Everyone!" We are getting close to the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, from November 30 to December 11. President Obama has been positioning the U.S. as a leader in the fight against climate change with a number of new proposed regulations, including the restrictions on coal-fired power plants.

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A Look Ahead - Holiday Travel Cheaper this Year, Toy Sales Up and More

Week in Review
November 25, 2015 9:11 AM

Here’s some early holiday cheer: Airline tickets for Thanksgiving and Christmas on many busy routes are a bit cheaper this year, and you don’t have to book months in advance to get a good deal.

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Michigan News - More Travelers this Year for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Week in Review
November 24, 2015 7:00 PM

AAA projects that more than 1.5 million people from Michigan plan to travel this year for the Thanksgiving holiday, the most since 2007.

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