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December 30, 2017 11:40 PM


Over 30 percent of all 2016 traffic deaths in Michigan were alcohol-involved

Dearborn, Michigan (December 29, 2017) — As New Year’s Eve nears and Michiganders finalize party plans, AAA Michigan is issuing a statewide ”Ring in the New Year” Road Reminder urging motorists to take extra precautions NOW to help make their celebrations safe. New Year’s Eve can be one of the most deadly nights of the year.

According to 2016 statistics, over 36 percent of all the traffic deaths during the New Year’s Eve time period (6pm Dec 30, 2016-11:59pm Jan 2, 2017) in Michigan were alcohol -involved.

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Hayes Green Beach: Meeting Classic New Year’s Resolutions One Change at a Time

Michigan Business Network
December 29, 2017 3:00 PM

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital brings you simple steps for long-term health results

Charlotte, Mich. – Each year, when those 365 days dwindle to an end, we often find ourselves either engulfed in a moment of self-consciousness or a moment of self-realization all thanks to the anticipation and expectations that come with the New Year and setting resolutions. Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital (HGB) presents you with the expertise of its health care professionals at AL!VE to provide the community with helpful tips for accomplishing and maintaining commitment to a few of these common, re-occurring resolutions in 2018.

Despite intentions to turn over a new leaf, some of the age-old resolutions that you might consider undertaking in 2018 might be easier said than done. According to research from U.S. News, 80 percent of all resolutions are given up on by the second week of February. When planning a life-altering change for the New Year, the big picture objective envisioned typically doesn’t translate into an accomplishment due to a lack of planning, commitment or an unnecessarily difficult process.

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Ann Arbor Tech Hub, Cahoots, Announces Managing Director

Michigan Business Network
December 28, 2017 7:00 PM

Committed Leadership and Resources Will Accelerate Organization’s Impact

ANN ARBOR—Cahoots, the new tech hub community and co-working space in downtown Ann Arbor dedicated to amplifying the vibrant tech startup community, today announced the hiring of Alison Todak as Managing Director.

The entrepreneurial scene is not unfamiliar to Todak. As the former program manager of the University of Michigan’s Desai Accelerator– a tech focused business program that supports new ventures at a critical stage in their development, including funding and mentorship–she is a proven leader who brings nearly a decade of experience to the local startup scene.

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State Treasury Department Consider Donating to the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund By End of 2017

Michigan Business Network
December 26, 2017 4:00 PM

Tax-Deducible Donations Must Be Made by Dec. 31

LANSING, Mich. – With the 2017 tax year coming to a close, the Michigan Department of Treasury is asking Michiganders to consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund.

Donations made to the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund provide scholarships to young adults who have experienced foster care and are enrolled at a Michigan degree-granting college or university. Awards are paid to the students' college or university to assist with tuition, fees, room, board, books and supplies.

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Michigan Attorney General: Don't Pay with iTunes Gift Cards

Michigan Business Network
December 23, 2017 9:00 AM

December 19, 2017 - Attorney General Bill Schuette wants you to know how to protect yourself from the iTunes gift card scam impacting Michigan consumers.

The scam occurs when a caller demands immediate payment with an iTunes gift card for things such as taxes, hospital bills, bail money, debt collection, and utility bills.

The Alert educates Michigan consumers about this scam and includes tips on how to spot, stop, and report the scam. 

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Meet MBN Designer Kerissa Geiger

Michigan Business Network
December 21, 2017 12:00 PM

Kerissa is MBN’s graphic designer. She holds a degree in Graphic Design & Communications from Lansing Community College. Her expertise brings a dynamic element to the MBN team.

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Santa Spotting at Sparrow Hospital!

Michigan Business Network
December 20, 2017 4:00 PM

Santa was spotted at Sparrow Hospital visiting with some newborn babies!

There’s nothing quite like spending time in Mid-Michigan's Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, home to Sparrow’s premature and ill newborns. Santa himself stopped by Tuesday December 19th to visit the babies and their families, who needed a holiday pick-me-up.

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Finding Qualified Workers Remains a Top Challenge for Small Business Owners According to Michigan Future Business Index

Michigan Business Network
December 19, 2017 10:00 AM

Lansing, Mich. - The latest Michigan Future Business Index (MFBI) data show finding qualified workers remains the top challenge for Michigan’s small- to mid-sized business leaders. Retraining employees, networking and hiring temporary workers are short-term fixes employed by many businesses.

Overall, business owners enjoy continued strength in sales and profits, while many employers continue to point to an improving economy, excellent employees, in-demand products/services and a renewed hope for regulatory reform.

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Meet MBN Marketing/Communications Director Jeffrey MacCowan

Michigan Business Network
December 14, 2017 12:00 PM

Jeffrey MacCowan is the Marketing/Communications Director for Michigan Business Network. He puts to use his experience in Marketing being the former President of the American Marketing Association at Lansing Community College.

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Meet MBN Creative Arts Director Michael Steibel

Michigan Business Network
December 7, 2017 12:00 PM

Michael is the Creative Arts Director for Michigan Business Network. He utilizes his expertise in audio from his time spent in the world of radio, the music industry, as well an art and design developed from his creative endeavors.

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