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Taylor A. Gast | Foster Swift Your Legal Guide Through COVID-19 Information

Michigan Business Beat
April 1, 2020 10:00 AM

Both remote (with Michigan's "Stay Home - Stay Safe" order),...

Chris Holman takes two segments to catch up on great information with ​Taylor Gast, Associate (business, tax, cyber law lawyer), Foster Swift Collins & Smith Attorneys PC Lansing, MI,
with other branches Southfield Grand Rapids Detroit Holland St. Joseph, MI.
The main focus of their conversations was related to the stimulus,... a focus on business and nonprofit entities’ opportunities.

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BREAKING: SBA & Treasury Begin Unprecedented Public-Private Mobilization Effort to Distribute Funds

Michigan Business Network
April 1, 2020 9:00 AM

Following President Trump’s signing of the historic Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin today announced that the SBA and Treasury Department have initiated a robust mobilization effort of banks and other lending institutions to provide small businesses with the capital they need.

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Ned Staebler | TechTown Detroit Navigating the Noise of Daily Changes

Michigan Business Beat
April 1, 2020 8:00 AM

Both recording remotely, Jeffrey Mosher catches up with Ned Staebler, President and CEO, TechTown Detroit who is also Vice President for Economic Development, Wayne State University
440 Burroughs | Detroit, MI.

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Michigan Festival and Events Association | CARES Act Webinar

Party @ MI Place
April 1, 2020 7:00 AM

CARES Act Webinar
U.S. Travel hosted a webinar earlier today to walk our members through the provisions of the CARES Act for which travel industry companies are eligible.
Please see helpful resources below—all of which are also available on our  CARES Act resources page —to ensure as many travel companies as possible are equipped to take advantage of the assistance available and provide guidance on how to navigate the recently passed relief package.
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AG Nessel Reissues Consumer Alert as Another Local Health Department Receives Reports of Scammers Seeking Medicaid, Medicare Information

Michigan Business Network
April 1, 2020 6:00 AM




LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today warned Michiganders again to beware of scammers claiming to be from at least two local public health departments, calling residents to offer medication and at-home COVID-19 tests while asking for their Medicaid and Medicare numbers for billing purposes.  Incoming calls are jamming local health departments’ phone lines, delaying important responses  to COVID-19. 

Reports so far have been focused on the Ionia County Health Department and now the Benzie Leelanau Public Health Department. The Attorney General’s office reissued a consumer alert making residents aware of the situation earlier today.  

The Benzie Leelanau Public Health Department received multiple calls from residents in the 248 and 989 area codes asking about the calls.  The department is in the 231 area code. 

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MMDC Update: Michigan Small Business Relief Program

Michigan Business Network
March 31, 2020 10:00 PM

A message from Middle Michigan Development Corporation's Jim McBryde

As of Tuesday afternoon, March 31st, MMDC, the Middle Michigan Development Corporation has received an overwhelming response to the Michigan Small Business Relief Program with over 350 applications already in from Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot and Isabella Counties. The deadline for submitting applications is tomorrow, April 1, at 5 pm and no submissions will be accepted after that. By way of reminder, eligible small businesses in our four-county area are limited to those businesses outlined in Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-20Also, you will find our application at the following link: https://form.jotform.com/200855402355147.

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MI AG Nessel Says Protecting First Responders is Critical – and Legal

Michigan Business Network
March 31, 2020 7:00 PM

Protecting First Responders is Critical – and Legal

LANSING, MICH. With the heightened fear of being exposed to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) combined with a general belief that HIPAA laws prevent disclosing certain protected information, Michigan’s first responders can be assured that critical health information needed to protect them can and will be shared.

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SBAM | Paycheck Protection Program Details Released (corrected)

Michigan Business Network
March 31, 2020 6:00 PM

The Payroll Protection Program goes live April 3, 2020.

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NEWS RELEASE: Over 2,000 Michigan Companies hiring now

Michigan Business Network
March 31, 2020 5:00 PM

Over 2,000 Michigan Companies Hiring Now


Job postings available at MiTalent.org 



LANSING, MICH. Michigan companies need to fill thousands of critical, immediate vacancies to support work during the COVID-19 pandemic, including those in logistics, healthcare, manufacturing and agribusiness industries. The State’s employment search engine - Pure Michigan Talent Connect - provides job seekers and employers with an online portal at MiTalent.org to post, search and connect to these job openings.  

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Michigan Festival and Events Association | COVID-19 CARES Information

Party @ MI Place
March 31, 2020 4:00 PM

  Michigan Festivals & Events Associaton 
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