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Small Business Spotlight: Care Granted

Around the State
January 23, 2018 1:00 PM

Kris Reinelt of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) talks with CEO of Care Granted LLC Gabriel Grant about home healthcare and how to provide customized assistance

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Delta Dental Contributes Big In 2017

Michigan Business Beat
January 23, 2018 11:00 AM

On this podcast of Michigan Business Beat, Chris Holman checks in with Teri Bataglieri. Teri is Director, Communications, Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy, Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.

Delta Dental and its Foundation has a history and culture of corporate philanthropy and 2017 was no different as provided $3 million in financial support to organizations, programs and education institutions across Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina that are dedicated to improving the oral and overall health of children and adults.

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Business Taxpayers Should Be On Alert for W-2 Phishing Scam

Michigan Business Network
January 23, 2018 10:00 AM

Cybercriminals Impersonate Persons of Authority within Organizations

LANSING, Mich. – Business taxpayers should be extra alert for cybercriminals attempting to steal W-2 forms and other sensitive information through a phishing scam, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

In a typical scenario, cybercriminals impersonate persons of authority within a company and send an email to payroll personnel asking for copies of all employee W-2 forms. The scammers do their homework about an entity’s organizational chart and all communications appear legitimate.

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State Treasurer Approves Changes to Flint Governance Structure

Michigan Business Network
January 23, 2018 9:00 AM

Action Follows State Oversight Board’s Recommendations to Continue Process of Transitioning to Full, Local Control

LANSING, Mich. – State Treasurer Nick Khouri today announced changes for the city of Flint that grants the mayor and city council more governance authority and diminishes state oversight through the Flint Receivership Transition Advisory Board (RTAB).

“Today is an important day for our shared goal of moving Flint forward,” Khouri said. “Thanks to the progress city leaders have made, this is an appropriate time for the mayor and city council to assume greater responsibility for day-to-day operations and finances.”

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Liberty Coin Service Giving Away 2018 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Quarters To Benefit Greater Lansing Food Bank!

Dollars and Sense
January 23, 2018 6:00 AM

To celebrate the debut of the US Mint’s 2018 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Quarter, on Saturday, February 10 Lansing coin dealer Liberty Coin Service (LCS) will begin giving them away to people who bring to the store non-perishable food or cash donations to the Greater Lansing Food Bank. The event, called the “Cans For Quarters Food-Raiser,” will continue through March 31, 2018. Customers will receive one quarter for each of the first four food items they donate and a 40-coin roll of Pictured Rocks Quarters for cash donations of $25.00 or more.

Said LCS CEO and owner Tom Coulson, “This will be the fourth time that Liberty has celebrated the introduction of a new coin by giving away quarters in a Food-Raiser to support the Greater Lansing Food Bank. We began this tradition in 1999 with the first issue of the Statehood Quarter series, then again in 2004 with the release of the Michigan Statehood Quarter, and once more in 2010 for the first issue of the current America the Beautiful Quarter series. In each of the previous campaigns, we brought in multiple tons of food donations and thousands of dollars in cash contributions. We want to do even better this time around. We thank the Peoples State Bank in Munising, Michigan for providing us a supply of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Quarters to allow us to begin this Food-Raiser before the coins will start showing up at banks in the Lansing area.”

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Sparrow PHP Addressing Major Issues Like Opioids Crisis

Michigan Business Beat
January 22, 2018 5:00 PM

Dr. Peter Graham, Executive Medical Director, Sparrow Physicians Health Plan visited the MBN Studio and spoke about several topics recently.

While speaking with MBN's Jeffrey Mosher Dr. Graham focused on his role in developing guidelines for usage of opioids for the Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium and, in so doing, PHP’s interest in addressing major issues in healthcare and improving Patient care.

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Sparrow FastCare/Urgent Care Taking Pressure Off the E.R.

Michigan Business Beat
January 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Patricia Crowe, M.D., Medical Director of Sparrow Urgent Cares and FastCares, talks with MBN’s Jeffrey Mosher about the latest from both services.

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Lansing MLK Commission Receives $155,000 in Corporate Support

Michigan Business Network
January 19, 2018 5:00 PM

Area businesses provided donations totaling $155,000 to the Greater Lansing Area Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission, Friday, Jan. 12, to support the Commission’s work in promoting equality, diversity and social justice.

Elaine Hardy, Commission chair, said, “This sponsor kick-off for the MLK Day holiday gives us a chance to recognize the companies that not only provide financial support to the Commission, but believe in our work to make our community the best it can be for everyone.

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Processor Vulnerability, Tesla’s Model S 100D, & Uber Data Breach

Bottom Line IT
January 19, 2018 2:00 PM

Bottom Line I.T. with Mike Maddox and Erik Jacobsen
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Michigan International Speedway: MIS Cares Over $900,000 donated to area organizations in 2017

Michigan Business Network
January 18, 2018 4:00 PM

Scholarship applications open to seniors in Lenawee and Jackson Counties

BROOKLYN, Mich. (Jan. 9, 2018) — Michigan International Speedway, MIS Cares and Americrown made a difference in the lives of many across the Irish Hills area in 2017. And the giving does not stop when the calendar turned to 2018.

MIS and its sister company Americrown combined to donate a total of $907,587 to local service groups and organizations through cash donations, in-kind donations, work programs, grants and sponsorships, as well as tickets and merchandise that clubs raffled to raise money.

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