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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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Sparrow Health | June Is National Cancer Survivors Month

Michigan Business Network
June 27, 2018 3:00 PM

Theresa Pruder, Radiation/Medical/GYN Oncology Manager Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center, Lansing joined Jeffrey Mosher in the MBN studio recently for a Michigan Business Beat.

Theresa wanted to focus on June as National Cancer Survivors Month. National Cancer Survivors Day was marked earlier in the month as every year in June, people around the world celebrate life after cancer.

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SBAM Small BIZ PAC Announces Endorsements for Aug. 7 Primary

Michigan Business Network
June 26, 2018 4:00 PM

The Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) Small BIZ PAC has endorsed candidates for the Aug. 7 primary election. In addition, in some races the Small BIZ PAC has designated one or multiple candidates as receiving the “SBAM Stamp of Approval.”

The Small BIZ PAC endorses candidates based on incumbent voting records, past or current small business ownership, recommendations from SBAM members, candidate interviews, candidate questionnaires and other factors. The Small BIZ PAC issues a Stamp of Approval for candidates that meet the criteria as a “friend of small business.” In races where a Stamp of Approval has been issued, the Small BIZ PAC may make a full endorsement after the primary.

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CMS Energy Announces Two New Wind Energy Parks

Michigan Business Network
June 26, 2018 3:00 PM

Projects Will Provide Up to 250 Megawatts of Clean, Renewable Energy 

JACKSON, Mich., June 25, 2018 – CMS Energy today announced the addition of two new planned wind energy parks to its portfolio that will produce up to 250 megawatts of clean, renewable energy.

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HGB nurse Cheryl Laverty Celebrates 50 Years of Patient Care and Growth

Michigan Business Network
June 26, 2018 2:00 PM

In 1968, Cheryl Laverty began her career at Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital (HGB) as a Licensed Practical Nurse, when the United States was at war in Vietnam, and Robert Kennedy.

Photo: Pictured left to right:
Matt Rush, President and CEO;
Tiffany Friar,
R.N., VP of Patient Services & Quality;
Cheryl Laverty; and
Sandy Sinkovitz,
R.N., Perioperative Services Manager

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Satisfaction with Economy Hits All-Time High Among Small Business Owners According to Michigan Future Business Index

Michigan Business Network
June 21, 2018 4:00 PM

LANSING, Mich., June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest Michigan Future Business Index (MFBI) data show that more than eight-in-ten small to mid-sized business owners in the state are satisfied with the economy. Satisfaction is strongest in Lansing (86 percent) and Saginaw/Bay City/Flint (85 percent). 

Nearly 43 percent of all respondents said wages have increased over the past six months, a seven-point rise over the December 2017 survey.  Additionally, 38 percent showed a growth in profits, up from 32 percent last December. Hiring remained flat, as did sales growth.

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Sparrow Receives $100,000 Donation From Drew Stanton

Michigan Business Network
June 19, 2018 11:00 AM

NFL quarterback Drew Stanton was recently in town for his foundation’s annual celebrity golf outing. Stanton and his High 5ive Foundation gave a generous donation of $100,000 to be used for the renovation of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Parent Lounge to ensure a more comfortable atmosphere for families during often-trying times. 

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Gov. Snyder| Communities Grow, Thrive When Leaders Work Together

Michigan Business Network
June 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Hillsdale sixth community to graduate from state’s Rising Tide program

HILLSDALE, Mich. – The city of Hillsdale now has a stronger foundation to build on its forward-looking economic development strategies thanks to Michigan’s Project Rising Tide. Today Hillsdale graduated from that program and welcomed Adrian as a second round Rising Tide community.

Gov. Rick Snyder created Project Rising Tide in 2015 to provide technical assistance and resources to communities aspiring to rise so they, together, can build a stronger framework for economic success.

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SBAM Releases Entrepreneurship-led Economic Development Strategy

Michigan Business Network
June 8, 2018 11:00 AM

Lansing, MI – The Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) today released “Accelerating Growth: An Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development Strategy for Michigan” in partnership with Public Sector Consultants (PSC), Sheridan Venture Programs International (SVPI) and Shepherd Advisors. This report outlines recommendations to accelerate small business growth.

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AAA MICHIGAN | Releases New Transportation Survey

Michigan Business Network
June 6, 2018 11:00 AM

Drivers Rate State Roads Poorly and Current Funding Ineffective  

DEARBORN, MI. (May 29, 2018)  —  As part of its legacy of traffic safety advocacy, the attached Transportation Survey was released by AAA-The Auto Club Group today. The survey of its Michigan members reveals some staggering, yet unsurprising statistics when it comes to road conditions and motorist safety:

Michigan Road/Bridge Quality

  • 89%              Rate the conditions as fair or poor
  • Only 2%       Rate the conditions as very good or excellent
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