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Cinnaire | Podcast - Advancing Communities Episode 1

Michigan Business Network
January 8, 2019 3:00 PM




Cinnaire’s Advancing Communities Podcast brings together thought leaders, policy makers and others who are making an impact in the community development and affordable housing industries. Our guests share their experiences and perspective on a range of topics, each supporting the belief that all people deserve the opportunities provided by living in healthy communities.

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MEDC | Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Rutherford Pool’s “Bathhouse 2.0” Project in Ypsilanti

Michigan Business Network
January 8, 2019 2:00 PM

$50,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s  Public Spaces Community Places initiative

LANSING, Mich. – Ypsilanti’s favorite community pool will soon be updated and receive a new bathhouse through a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and nonprofit Friends of Rutherford Pool announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 by March 9, 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/rutherford.

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The Right Place | Announces Key Staff Transitions and Promotions

Michigan Business Network
January 8, 2019 1:00 PM

The Right Place announces several executive staffing changes, most notably the retirement of economic development planner Rick Chapla.



GRAND RAPIDS, MICH (Jan. 2, 2018):  Today The Right Place, Inc. announced several key staff transitions and promotions.

  • Rick Chapla, vice president, Strategic Initiatives, has retired from The Right Place.
  • Tim Mroz, previously vice president, Marketing and Communications, will step into Rick Chapla’s position as vice president, Strategic Initiatives.
  • Andria Romkema, previously digital marketing manager, has been promoted to vice president, Marketing and Communications.
  • Cindy Brown, previously executive director of Hello West Michigan and vice president, Talent Initiatives at The Right Place, will step into the role of vice president, Talent Initiatives in fulltime role.


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Maner Costerisan | Introduces Newest Principals

Michigan Business Beat
January 8, 2019 12:00 PM

LANSING, MI – Maner Costerisan, a full-service public accounting, and business advisory firm is pleased to announce the promotions among its professional team. Maner Costerisan would like to congratulate David Nielsen, CPA, Zachary Skrzyniarz, CPA, Sherrie Blankenship, CPA, and Dave Feenstra, the company’s newest principals.


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TED | Free Resume and Career advice at NAIAS Future Automotive Career Expo

Michigan Business Network
January 8, 2019 11:00 AM

Michigan offers automotive mobility and IT job seekers free resume and career advice at NAIAS Future Automotive Career Expo

First-come, first-served opportunity to speak with prospective high-tech employers and professional development experts includes free preview of AutoMobili-D exhibit

DETROIT, Mich. – If you’re looking for a new job or apprenticeship in automotive and information technology or to transition to a new career in the emerging high-tech mobility and automotive sectors, the state of Michigan has a free opportunity for you.

The Future Automotive Career Exposition (FACE) that brought industry talent and hundreds of car enthusiasts to the North American International Auto Show’s (NAIAS) AutoMobili-D at Detroit’s Cobo Center in 2018 returns for a second year. The expo is planned for 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019.

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REGISTER NOW: Great Lakes Angels Fund, “Introduction to Angel Investing – is it for me?”

Michigan Business Network
January 7, 2019 12:00 PM


REGISTER NOW:  January 10, 2019, 8-9:30 AM @ Automation Alley, Troy, MI

Great Lakes Angels Fund, managed by City Side Ventures, is promoting a seminar on Angel Investing “Introduction to Angel Investing – is it for me?” 

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Nominate Your Favorite Traverse City Area Small Business! Deadline Feb 28th

Michigan Business Network
January 7, 2019 10:00 AM

The Traverse City region’s premier celebration of small business is back for another year. They are looking forward to celebrating the incredible entrepreneurs who are making the area thrive!

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Michigan Development Projects Receive National Recognition

Michigan Business Network
January 7, 2019 9:00 AM

New Release Provided By MEDC

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Treasury: Resolve to Be Ready for Tax Scams in 2019

Michigan Business Network
January 4, 2019 4:00 PM

Taxpayers Urged to Watch for Phone Scams and Phishing Schemes

LANSING, Mich. – As the state of Michigan begins a new year and the state income tax filing season approaches, the Michigan Department of Treasury is asking taxpayers to resolve to be ready for tax scams in 2019.

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CAMW! December '18 MVP: Maner Costerisan & T3

Michigan Business Beat
January 4, 2019 3:00 PM

Dennis Theis, Director, Principal, Maner Costerisan, Lansing, MI, joins the Michigan Business Network as the Capital Area Michigan Works! Most Valuable Partner.

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