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Sparrow News | Comedy Event Featuring ‘Sopranos’ Actor Benefits Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center

Michigan Business Network
October 12, 2018 1:00 PM

“Comics for Cancer: Night of 1000 Guidos”

LANSING, MI – “The Sopranos’” Vincent Pastore and “Home Improvement’s” Jim Labriola headline a special fundraiser Saturday to benefit the Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center.

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What does an economy with low employment, high customer satisfaction, and lots of job switching mean for the future?

Michigan Business Network
October 12, 2018 11:00 AM

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is a dialogue with Forrest Morgeson, Director of Research for the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Tomas Hult is Professor and Byington Endowed Chair in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) is the only national cross-industry measure of customer satisfaction in the United States. ACSI measures the satisfaction of U.S. household consumers with the quality of products and services offered by both foreign and domestic firms with significant share in U.S. markets. Forrest and Tomas dig a bit deeper than their recent op-ed in The Hill on “US heading toward an economy with unsatisfied customers — and voters” that was published on September 18, 2018, to better understand the data and implications for the US economy and coming elections.

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LAFCU Invites Public to Shred Day to Help Prevent Identity Theft Oct. 13

Michigan Business Network
October 11, 2018 6:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU has invited the public to participate in LAFCU Shred Day to help fight identity theft, Saturday, Oct. 13. It is 10 a.m. to noon at LAFCU’s West Lansing Branch and headquarters, 106 N. Marketplace Blvd.

“We’re encouraging LAFCU members and the public to be vigilant in safely destroying documents with sensitive information to avoid fraud,” said Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU chief marketing officer. “Fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated in response to increased security efforts. So, it can be the little things that help protect one’s financial identity.”

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LAFCU Hosts Free Community Event; Public Invited to Medicare Informational Seminar Oct. 17

Michigan Business Network
October 11, 2018 5:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU is hosting an informational seminar about Medicare, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6-8 p.m., at its West Lansing Branch/headquarters, 106 N. Marketplace Blvd., Lansing. The event is free and open to the public; registration is requested but not required.

“Medicare 101” is for those who are approaching 65 years of age, the age of eligibility for the federal health care insurance program, including those transitioning from employer health insurance coverage.

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DPSCD Announces Hydration Stations: Long-term Drinking Water Solution for All Schools with Philanthropic Support

Michigan Business Network
October 11, 2018 10:30 AM

District to begin implementation immediately with completion by summer 2019

DETROIT – (Oct. 9, 2018) The Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) announced today its long-term solution to provide clean drinking water for the more than 50,000 students and staff throughout the District with the installation of water hydration systems. In addition, the District announced support from approximately a dozen philanthropic partners who have committed $2.4 million to support the purchase and installation of the hydration systems to be placed in every school building by summer of 2019. DPSCD will be one of the nation’s largest public school districts with hydration stations in all school buildings. The hydration stations offer filtration technology designed to cool water and remove lead, copper and other contaminants. The District will install one station for every 100 students as well as one in every gym and faculty lounge.

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2018 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner | Awards Ceremony from Detroit's Eastern Market

Michigan Business Network
October 10, 2018 1:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher was on hand in Detroit capturing the sights and sounds of MVCA's Annual Awards Dinner. 

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2018 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner | Seven Conversations Leading up to the Awards

Michigan Business Network
October 10, 2018 12:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher interviews seven guests on the evening just before the awards dinner. They share their perspectives on 2018 and MVCA.

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NEWS RELEASE | Gov. Rick Snyder: State partners with local leaders in Gogebic County to address economic challenges from prison closure

Michigan Business Network
October 10, 2018 11:00 AM

Gov. Rick Snyder: State partners with local
leaders in Gogebic County to address economic challenges from prison closure

LANSING, Mich. – State agencies are working hand-in-hand with local leaders in the Gogebic County area to identify solutions to the economic challenges that lie ahead as a result of the forthcoming closure of the Ojibway Correctional Facility.

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MEDC | Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Kids’ Place Playground Enhancement in Bangor

Michigan Business Network
October 10, 2018 9:00 AM

$27,675 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative

LANSING, Mich. – Kids’ Place Park in downtown Bangor will soon be home to a new inclusive play space through a crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and city of Bangor announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.  

 

If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $27,675 by November 30, the project will win a matching grant with funds made possible by MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places program. For project details and to donate, please visit: patronicity.com/bangor.

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NEWS RELEASE | Treasury: New Unclaimed Property Website "Open for Business"

Michigan Business Network
October 10, 2018 7:00 AM

Claims and Holder Reports Can Now be Filed Electronically

LANSING, Mich. – Claiming lost or abandoned property in Michigan is as easy as a few clicks of a mouse with Michigan Unclaimed Property’s new, state-of-the-art website, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

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