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Entrepreneurs bring energy, imagination to ‘era of possibilities’ for Detroit

Michigan Business Network
October 6, 2018 11:00 AM

MEDC hosts ‘Start MI Up’ to attract capital investment, build enthusiasm for ongoing transformation of Michigan economy

For three days (Oct. 1-3), entrepreneurs and innovators are assembling at “Start MI Up: Michigan Ventures Forward,” a gathering that focuses on emerging opportunities of start-up business in Detroit. While the emphasis is on attracting startups, there’s no looking past the long-term challenge of creating sustainable business enterprises. 

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Reminder: AIAM Upper Peninsula Aerospace Expo Kicks Off October 15

Michigan Business Network
October 6, 2018 10:00 AM

The Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan would like to remind you about a very unique opportunity to participate in an upcoming aerospace expo. If you are interested in meeting new customers, suppliers and talent, this will be an event you and your staff will not want to miss.

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SBA Boosts Michigan’s Small Business Export Opportunities with $1,066,666 STEP AWARD

Michigan Business Network
October 6, 2018 9:00 AM

Press Release Provided by SBA

Nationally, $18 Million Set to Promote Small Business Global Trade 

DETROIT – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that $18 million in funding has been awarded to 47 State international trade agencies through SBA’s competitive State Trade Expansion Program (STEP), to support export growth among U.S. small businesses. In Michigan, the $1,066,666 award will support export development for eligible small business concerns (ESBCs) through financial assistance awards for trade missions, international sales trips and trade shows along with export legal trainings. MSF plans on supporting 226 ESBCs, with anticipated export sales totaling $113.3 million.

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$150,000 PRIME Grant to Help EmergingMicro-Entrepreneurs Gain Access to Capital

Michigan Business Network
October 6, 2018 8:00 AM

News Release Provided by SBA

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SBA’s Michigan District Director Constance Payne Logan recognized by Great Lakes Women’s Business Council

Michigan Business Network
October 5, 2018 6:00 PM

DETROIT – The Great Lakes Women’s Business Council recognized the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Michigan District Director Constance Logan at its Diversity Honors event in Dearborn, Michigan on Monday, September 24, 2018. The Great Lakes Women’s Business Council  presented Logan with the Government Advocate of the Year Award in recognition of her work with the council in advancing opportunities for women-owned businesses.

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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Benefits Michigan, Raising Small Business Optimism and Outlook

Michigan Business Network
October 5, 2018 5:00 PM

By SBA Great Lakes Regional Administrator Rob Scott

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Sparrow Goes Pink, Holds Healthy Cooking Class to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Michigan Business Network
October 5, 2018 4:00 PM

Sparrow goes pink, holds healthy cooking class to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month

LANSING, MI – Sparrow and its Community Hospitals are going pink, cooking healthy dishes to help fight cancer, and holding a heartwarming survivors celebration, all to mark October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Sparrow Announces New Sparrow Medical Group

Michigan Business Network
October 5, 2018 3:00 PM

Sparrow announces new Sparrow Medical Group
Urology practice to respond to local demand

LANSING, MI – Sparrow is pleased to announce the addition of a new specialty practice, Sparrow Medical Group Urology, responding to increasing demand in the mid-Michigan region.

The practice, scheduled to open in the Sparrow Professional Building on Dec. 3, is led by Jamie M. Bartley, D.O., FACOS; Richard C. Bennett, M.D..; and Richard C. Sarle, M.D., M.S.  SMG Urology speaks to Sparrow’s mission to provide quality, compassionate care to everyone, every time. To achieve that goal, we must ensure Patients throughout mid-Michigan have access to the best care close to home.

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October proclaimed Michigan’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Michigan Business Network
October 5, 2018 2:00 PM

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Sparrow Gift of Life Challenge

Michigan Business Network
October 5, 2018 2:00 PM

Sparrow needs your help in winning statewide organ donation challenge.

LANSING, MI – Sparrow once again needs everyone’s help in winning a statewide hospital challenge to see who can add the most names to the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.

Sparrow was recently given a gold award by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration for its efforts to grow the registry and for signing up 241 people during last year’s Michigan Gift of Life Hospital Challenge. As a first-time participant, Sparrow took an impressive third in the challenge against larger health systems from throughout the state.

Now, we’re hoping the mid-Michigan region helps us do even better because providing quality, compassionate care is what we do.

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