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BBB® Wise Giving Wednesday: Fundraising for Victims of Parkland Shooting

Michigan Business Network
February 28, 2018 8:00 AM

SOUTHFIELD, MI - It is with heavy hearts that we endure another mass shooting which resulted in the senseless deaths of 17 school children, this time at a high school in Parkland, Florida. As expected, many are motivated to assist the families affected by this tragedy and to provide support to help restore the surrounding community. Crowdfunding sites continue to be a popular means to provide support and a number of them have already raised significant sums.

We encourage donors to stay informed about potential problem appeals and to be aware that not all crowdfunding sites operate in the same way. Some take steps to catch questionable efforts while others may not be so careful. One caution is that a crowdfunding posting should get permission from the families before using photos or names of victims. Unfortunately, this is not always done.

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Working Families Eligible for Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit

Michigan Business Network
February 28, 2018 6:00 AM

State of Michigan Provides 6 Percent Match on Federal Tax Credit

LANSING, Mich. – Working families and individuals with low to moderate income who receive a federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) can receive a 6 percent matching tax credit from the state of Michigan, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

To qualify, individuals must meet certain requirements and file a federal income tax return, even if no tax is owed or there is no requirement to file a return. If a federal EITC is granted, the state of Michigan will provide a 6 percent supplemental EITC when the taxpayer files his or her state income tax return.

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Delta Dental Offers Oral Health, Reading Tote Bags to Legislators

Michigan Business Network
February 27, 2018 10:00 PM

Lansing, Michigan — Building a healthy mind and body starts with having the right tools.

In celebration of National Reading Month in March, Delta Dental is teaming up with legislators to focus attention on the importance of daily brushing and reading at its annual Legislative Tote Bag Luncheon.

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Gov. Rick Snyder Announces Resignation of MDARD Director Jamie Clover Adams, Appointment of Gordon Wenk as Replacement

Michigan Business Network
February 23, 2018 12:00 PM

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 Lansing – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced that Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Jamie Clover Adams is stepping down, effective March 3, 2018. She has accepted a new position with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as an advisor in the office of the secretary. Snyder also announced that Gordon Wenk, currently MDARD’s Chief Deputy Director, will be her replacement.

Clover Adams was appointed MDARD Director by Gov. Snyder in July 2012 and was the first woman to be appointed director of the state’s agricultural department. Prior to becoming director, she worked in various governmental leadership roles for nearly 25 years, including the Michigan Senate, as well as Director of the Kansas Department of Agriculture from 1999-2003.

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Free Pancakes Served Tuesday at East Lansing IHOP To Benefit Sparrow Children’s Center

Michigan Business Network
February 23, 2018 11:00 AM

LANSING, MI – There’s nothing better than free buttermilk pancakes to start the day – unless you can also support children’s health at the same time.

Tuesday, Feb. 27, is National Pancake Day and the East Lansing IHOP will serve free pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. In return, guests are asked to help make a difference by leaving a donation to benefit the Sparrow Children’s Center, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. The IHOP is located at 2771 E. Grand River Avenue.

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Gov. Rick Snyder: Marshall Plan Investment Will Make Michigan the National Model in Developing and Attracting Talent

Michigan Business Network
February 23, 2018 10:00 AM

Innovative approach to educating students will prepare workforce to fill more than 811,000 high-wage, high-demand jobs through 2024

Thursday, February 22, 2018 DETROIT – Michigan needs to make dramatic, innovative changes to the way it prepares people for careers to address an expanding talent gap in key industries, Gov. Rick Snyder said today, unveiling his Marshall Plan for Talent.

The announcement was made at the Michigan Science Center’s engineering theater, surrounded by interactive exhibits that allow youth to experience hands-on how mechanics and engineering move the world. Gov. Snyder explained how investments and partnerships to invest, develop and attract talent will keep the state’s surging economy on track. This will help more Michiganders find good-paying jobs in high-demand career fields well into the future.

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61 Michigan Schools To Receive New Drinking Fountains Thanks To $200K Program from Delta Dental Foundation and MESSA

Michigan Business Network
February 22, 2018 3:00 PM

Program encourages students to drink water, skip sugar-sweetened beverages

Okemos, Michigan—Sixty-one schools across Michigan will soon receive new water fountains/bottle filling stations, thanks to $200,000 in funding from the Delta Dental Foundation (DDF) and MESSA. In all, 95 water fountains/bottle filling stations will be installed.

The schools are winners of MESSA and DDF’s “Rethink Your Drink: Water’s Cool at School program,” designed to encourage children to drink more water during the school day. (The list of winners follows this press release.)

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Meet MBN Show Host Angela Waters Austin 

Michigan Business Network
February 22, 2018 12:00 PM

Angela Austin, founder/president and CEO of the non-profit One Love Global, Inc., leads with over 20 years of experience promoting racial equity, public and community relations, fund development, marketing, special events, corporate sponsorships, and program management.

She is a 1990 graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Communications. Angela currently hosts the show Equity Equals on Michigan Business Network.

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In Time for American Heart Month, Sparrow Receives Major Cardiac Care Honors

Michigan Business Network
February 20, 2018 11:00 AM

LANSING, MI – Commemorating American Heart Month, Sparrow Hospital’s Heart and Vascular program has been nationally recognized by the American College of Cardiology for its care of heart attack Patients.

Sparrow is the only hospital in Michigan to receive an ACTION Registry® Silver Performance Achievement Award from the ACC’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry. Inclusion on the Registry – recently published in U.S. News & World Report – marks a hospital’s success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack Patients by meeting aggressive performance measures and American Heart Association clinical guidelines.

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Sparrow FastCare, Community Hospitals Receive National Honors for Patient Satisfaction

Michigan Business Network
February 19, 2018 4:00 PM

LANSING, MI – Sparrow, its FastCare practices, and its Carson City, Clinton, and Ionia Community Hospitals have been honored with numerous awards from a national organization that tracks top scores for Patient satisfaction.

The hospitals received the honors from Professional Research Consultants, Inc. during the annual PRC Excellence in Healthcare Conference.

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