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2019 Dapper Dads Raise over $540,000 for Women’s Health in Mid-Michigan

Michigan Business Network
July 2, 2019 12:00 PM

Sparrow Foundation and the Women Working Wonders committee wrap up another successful year!

LANSING, MI – About $542,000 was raised for women’s health in the recent 2019 Sparrow Foundation’s Women Working Wonders (W3) 10th Annual Dapper Dads Challenge & Fashion Show.

Over the past 10 years, the event has raised nearly $4 million to support women’s health initiatives in Mid-Michigan.

 

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Adults Could Brush up on Dental Terminology Reveals Delta Dental Survey

Michigan Business Network
May 20, 2019 8:00 AM

Gap exists in Americans’ knowledge of certain basic dental terms

OAK BROOK, Ill. — May 15, 2019 — Consider checking your dental IQ before your next visit to the dentist. A new Adult’s Oral Health & Well-Being Survey indicates that a significant portion of the American population is not familiar with certain key dental terms. This unfamiliarity may lead to unease in the dental chair during discussions with your oral health care professional. The Delta Dental national survey finds that the majority of adults are not versed in bruxism (81%), caries (75%) and prophylaxis (64%).

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MEDC Joins LEAP and Insurance Industry Leaders to Announce a New Statewide Economic Development Initiative

Pure Lansing
April 8, 2019 2:00 PM

PROTO InsurTech Initiative to Enhance Competitiveness of State’s Business Startup Programming Through Recruitment of High-tech International Companies

LANSING, Mich. – Three new international high-tech startups set up shop in LEAP’s REO Town office this morning with the aim of transforming the Michigan Insurance Industry through technology innovation. Together with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and area Insurance Industry leaders, Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) welcomed the first cohort of their new statewide initiative, PROTO InsurTech, to Lansing.

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Looking Ahead to 2019 Ronald McDonald House's Run for the House in Okemos, MI

Michigan Business Beat
March 15, 2019 8:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher is joined in studio by Carolyn Hurst, Executive Director, Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan, and Carmen Argersinger Corporate Citizenship Specialist Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.

They're reviewing the topic: 2019 Ronald McDonald Run for the House, it's set for Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 10:00am on and around the Delta Dental of Michigan campus in Okemos, MI.

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Delta Dental Foundation Welcomes Noted Health Authority as Executive Director

Michigan Business Network
March 13, 2019 11:00 AM

Dr. Holli Seabury of McMillen Health to lead company’s philanthropic arm

Okemos, Michigan — Dr. Holli Seabury, CEO of McMillen Health in Fort Wayne, Indiana, will become executive director of the Delta Dental Foundation effective March 25. She succeeds Teri Battaglieri, who is retiring.

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Tooth Fairy Payouts Plunge for Second Consecutive Year

Michigan Business Network
February 25, 2019 9:00 AM

Delta Dental celebrates 20+ years of tracking the Tooth Fairy’s U.S. annual giving 

OAK BROOK, Ill. — February 21, 2019 — Parents, do not be surprised if a savvy kid holds on to a lost tooth until market conditions improve. The Tooth Fairy’s purse strings appear to be tighter than a year ago with the average monetary payout down by 43 cents. According to the just-released Original Tooth Fairy Poll®, sponsored by Delta Dental, the Tooth Fairy’s average cash gift declined to $3.70 for a lost tooth.

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Delta Dental February MVP: Capital Region Community Foundation

Michigan Business Beat
February 11, 2019 1:00 PM

In this interview, host Chris Holman welcomes Lisa Biering, Director of Marketing and Communication of the Capital Region Community Foundation to talk about the riverfront redevelopment project and some place making opportunities. Capital Region Community Foundation is Delta Dental of Michigan Most Valuable Partner of the month!

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Delta Dental Foundation Commits $150K to Improve Oral Health

Michigan Business Network
December 5, 2018 2:00 PM

News Release Provided By Delta Dental

Application period for 2019 Building Brighter Futures Community Grants program now open

Okemos, Michigan —The Delta Dental Foundation is currently accepting applications from community-based nonprofit organizations working to improve oral health in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.

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Delta Dental | ‘Smile Safari’ Float Takes Detroiters Into Wild World of Oral Health

Michigan Business Network
November 22, 2018 8:00 AM

Delta Dental’s ‘Smile Safari’ float takes Detroiters into wild world of oral health 

Okemos, Michigan— Delta Dental of Michigan’s first appearance in America’s Thanksgiving Parade brought the enamel animal preserve to downtown Detroit, complete with larger than life teeth, toothbrushes and a 25-foot polar bear.

The company’s 100-foot float, titled Delta Dental’s Smile Safari, is designed with oral health and literacy in mind, urging children and families to brush for a healthy mouth and read for a healthy mind.

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DPSCD Announces Hydration Stations: Long-term Drinking Water Solution for All Schools with Philanthropic Support

Michigan Business Network
October 11, 2018 10:30 AM

District to begin implementation immediately with completion by summer 2019

DETROIT – (Oct. 9, 2018) The Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) announced today its long-term solution to provide clean drinking water for the more than 50,000 students and staff throughout the District with the installation of water hydration systems. In addition, the District announced support from approximately a dozen philanthropic partners who have committed $2.4 million to support the purchase and installation of the hydration systems to be placed in every school building by summer of 2019. DPSCD will be one of the nation’s largest public school districts with hydration stations in all school buildings. The hydration stations offer filtration technology designed to cool water and remove lead, copper and other contaminants. The District will install one station for every 100 students as well as one in every gym and faculty lounge.

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