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Business expansions, community revitalization projects create 269 jobs in Michigan

Michigan Business Network
July 13, 2018 4:00 PM

News Release provided by MEDC

LANSING, Mich. – Three business expansions and three community revitalization projects that will generate more than $26.7 million in total investment and create 269 jobs in Michigan have received Michigan Strategic Fund support, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced recently.

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LEAP Announces Next ENGAGE Placemaking Project

Michigan Business Network
July 13, 2018 3:00 PM

News Release Provided by LEAP

Lansing, MI – Lions, Tigers, and Bears, oh my! is a phrase that has taken a new turn on Pennsylvania Avenue near Potter Park Zoo in Lansing. Led through the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) regional ENGAGE placemaking program, the latest piece of permanent public art in Lansing features a whimsical animal themed design, which was painted in part by the local community. Officially unveiled on Tuesday evening, the #Penn4People mural project represents how collaborative placemaking is working to transform the Lansing region into a place that can attract and retain top talent from around the world.

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SilverFest Celebration Mark's Cinnaire's 25th Year | Will Feature Special Performances by Phil Denny and Taylor Taylor

Michigan Business Network
July 13, 2018 12:00 PM

Cinnaire, a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides creative loans, investments and development services, has announced the company will celebrate their 25th Anniversary August 1st in Lansing’s REO Town neighborhood. The lively event will feature billboard charting international jazz Artist Phil Denny, national jazz artist Taylor Taylor and a special community art dedication commemorating Cinnaire’s twenty-five-year commitment to supporting healthy, vibrant communities. 

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LAFCU-Lansing Postal Community Credit Union Merger Effective July 1

Michigan Business Network
July 13, 2018 11:00 AM

Merger overwhelmingly approved by LPCCU members; former LPCCU branch gets LAFCU facelift, ribbon cutting/open house July 13

LANSING, Mich. — With overwhelming approval of Lansing Postal Community Credit Union (LPCCU) members, the area’s first credit union has merged with LAFCU, effective July 1, 2018. 

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Williams Subaru Donates to Sparrow

Michigan Business Network
July 11, 2018 3:00 PM

Williams Subaru of Lansing donated some 80 blankets and 25 children’s art kits to Sparrow Health System as part of the Subaru Loves to Care initiative. Owner of the dealership Jeff Williams was on hand to explain the importance of the donation. The event was attended by officials from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which also has partnered with Subaru.

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LAFCU Strikes the Right Note Donating to Holt High School Band

Michigan Business Network
June 28, 2018 4:00 PM

$1,000 will fund master class, new music, new instruments

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU’s $1,000 donation to the Holt High School band program is earning the mid-Michigan credit union the school district’s highest accolade – #WowWowSuperWow, according to David Hornak, Ed.D., Holt Public Schools superintendent.

“We’re elated and extremely grateful to LAFCU for helping keep the Holt High School band in tip-top shape,” he said. “Holt school programs are doing some amazing things, but funding these amazing things can be difficult. Partnerships, such as the one with LAFCU, are critical to our success.”

 

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Business expansions, community revitalization projects around Michigan gain Michigan Strategic Fund approval

Michigan Business Network
June 28, 2018 3:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. – Projects expected to generate more than $248 million in total investment and create 1,079 jobs in Michigan gained approval from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.

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Bay City Leaders Gather to Address the State’s Talent Gap

Michigan Business Network
June 28, 2018 2:00 PM

Marshall Plan for Talent bill package, signed into law today, offers $100 million in funding:

BAY CITY, Mich. — Nearly 80 business, K-12 and higher-education leaders gathered in Bay City to discuss needs, potential barriers and partnerships to help form consortia that will allow them to apply for Marshall Plan funds and revolutionize Michigan’s education and talent development system. Today’s event is one in a series of Marshall Plan for Talent workshops being held around the state.

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MEDC Names Doug Kuiper as New Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Michigan Business Network
June 28, 2018 1:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced today that Doug Kuiper has been appointed senior vice president of marketing and communications for the organization. In his new role, Kuiper will lead MEDC’s communication strategy and execution of marketing initiatives, including the state’s Pure Michigan tourism campaign and PlanetM mobility campaign, and serve as a key liaison to stakeholder groups and state and local partners. He begins his new position July 2.

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Delta Dental | My Dreams Are Becoming Real’ Exhibit Showcased Refugee Student Art

Michigan Business Network
June 28, 2018 9:00 AM

Recent Free public art reception: “My Dreams Are Becoming Real”

Paintings by local refugee youth in Samaritas' Refugee Foster Care program were be on display at Tabooli in East Lansing for World Refugee Awareness Week, June 17-24.

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