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Capital Area Manufacturing Council Travels to Italy

Michigan Business Beat
January 2, 2018 2:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher talks with Michelle Cordano, Executive Director of Capital Area Manufacturing Council at Capital Area Michigan Works! and gets the CAMW! Success Story of the Month.  

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A Look Back on the 2017 Economic Data

Michigan Business Beat
January 2, 2018 1:00 PM

Michigan Business Network’s Jeffrey Mosher talks with Kurt Rankin, Economist The PNC Financial Services Group. Kurt takes a look back on the recent jobs report from early December 2017. He also reflects on other economic data for the nation and Michigan over the past year. 

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Doing Big Things

Michigan Business Beat
January 2, 2018 11:30 AM

Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters Michigan Capital Region, Rich Howard, shares some big news with MBN’s Jeffrey Mosher. Rich is excited about Big Brother Big Sisters Roy C. Jackson Scholarship Program. The Program is set to help fund college for high school graduates that are involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters. “One of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ main goals is to help our littles with academic achievement and college-readiness,” Rich comments.  “Giving our high school graduates financial assistance is just another way to continue our mission to improve the lives of those involved in our program.”

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Delta Dental Foundation Provides $3 Million to Improve Oral Health in 2017

Michigan Business Network
January 2, 2018 10:00 AM

Okemos, Michigan — In 2017, the Delta Dental Foundation 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. “This past year we were able to increase access to dental care for those in need, provide oral health education to more people and fund more programs that are making a tangible difference in the communities we serve,” said Teri Battaglieri, Director for the Delta Dental Foundation. “In 2017, we were proud to provide funding for four clinics with 22 treatment chairs and put more than 14,000 dental sealants on children’s teeth.”
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AAA MICHIGAN URGES MOTORISTS TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR SAFELY

Michigan Business Network
December 30, 2017 11:40 PM

“RING IN THE NEW YEAR” ROAD REMINDER

Over 30 percent of all 2016 traffic deaths in Michigan were alcohol-involved

Dearborn, Michigan (December 29, 2017) — As New Year’s Eve nears and Michiganders finalize party plans, AAA Michigan is issuing a statewide ”Ring in the New Year” Road Reminder urging motorists to take extra precautions NOW to help make their celebrations safe. New Year’s Eve can be one of the most deadly nights of the year.

According to 2016 statistics, over 36 percent of all the traffic deaths during the New Year’s Eve time period (6pm Dec 30, 2016-11:59pm Jan 2, 2017) in Michigan were alcohol -involved.

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Hayes Green Beach: Meeting Classic New Year’s Resolutions One Change at a Time

Michigan Business Network
December 29, 2017 3:00 PM

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital brings you simple steps for long-term health results

Charlotte, Mich. – Each year, when those 365 days dwindle to an end, we often find ourselves either engulfed in a moment of self-consciousness or a moment of self-realization all thanks to the anticipation and expectations that come with the New Year and setting resolutions. Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital (HGB) presents you with the expertise of its health care professionals at AL!VE to provide the community with helpful tips for accomplishing and maintaining commitment to a few of these common, re-occurring resolutions in 2018.

Despite intentions to turn over a new leaf, some of the age-old resolutions that you might consider undertaking in 2018 might be easier said than done. According to research from U.S. News, 80 percent of all resolutions are given up on by the second week of February. When planning a life-altering change for the New Year, the big picture objective envisioned typically doesn’t translate into an accomplishment due to a lack of planning, commitment or an unnecessarily difficult process.

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Ann Arbor Tech Hub, Cahoots, Announces Managing Director

Michigan Business Network
December 28, 2017 7:00 PM

Committed Leadership and Resources Will Accelerate Organization’s Impact

ANN ARBOR—Cahoots, the new tech hub community and co-working space in downtown Ann Arbor dedicated to amplifying the vibrant tech startup community, today announced the hiring of Alison Todak as Managing Director.

The entrepreneurial scene is not unfamiliar to Todak. As the former program manager of the University of Michigan’s Desai Accelerator– a tech focused business program that supports new ventures at a critical stage in their development, including funding and mentorship–she is a proven leader who brings nearly a decade of experience to the local startup scene.

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PNC Announces Investments in Employees, Communities

Michigan Business Beat
December 26, 2017 7:00 PM

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) announced investments in its employee compensation and communities following the signing of the tax reform bill today.

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Help Make Michigan an eSports Pioneer!

Students United: Mobile Minds Flipping Society
December 26, 2017 6:00 PM

The Michigan Creativity Group and the High School eSports League are proud to launch the “Make Michigan an eSports Pioneer” campaign. Given the increasing popularity of eSports (competitive video gaming) at the university level, there is a significant need for representation in K12 schools. Recently, Connecticut became the first state to officially sponsor eSports, helping to provide a STEM related activity along the lines of robotics to capture student interest. Following Connecticut’s lead, Michigan should grant recognition to eSports to enable students to represent their respective schools in an exciting new form of competition. There has been some interest on behalf of parties affiliated with the Michigan High School Athletics Association (MHSAA) to sponsor eSports. What is needed is additional support by stakeholders throughout the state to encourage the Executive Council of the MHSAA to turn rhetoric into reality.

We are calling on all interested parties to write a letter of support (see attached form letter) to the Executive Council of the MHSSA to sponsor eSports.

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State Treasury Department Consider Donating to the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund By End of 2017

Michigan Business Network
December 26, 2017 4:00 PM

Tax-Deducible Donations Must Be Made by Dec. 31

LANSING, Mich. – With the 2017 tax year coming to a close, the Michigan Department of Treasury is asking Michiganders to consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund.

Donations made to the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund provide scholarships to young adults who have experienced foster care and are enrolled at a Michigan degree-granting college or university. Awards are paid to the students' college or university to assist with tuition, fees, room, board, books and supplies.

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