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News Release | Flint & Genesee Chamber Receives $482K in Grants

Michigan Business Network
October 1, 2019 4:00 PM

State funding to support infrastructure assessment, mapping at former Delphi site

The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce today announced the receipt of $482,506 in grants supporting the organization’s efforts to support economic and community growth.

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Cinnaire | Historic Saint Rita Apartments Receives Detroit Community Development Award

Michigan Business Network
October 1, 2019 9:00 AM

Excellence in Real Estate Award Honors Projects that Revitalize Neighborhoods and Catalyze Further Development

Central City Integrated Health (CCHI) was recently honored with a Detroit Community Development Award for the renovation of the historic Saint Rita Apartments in Detroit’s North End neighborhood located at 35 Owen Street. Saint Rita Apartments received the 2019 Excellence in Real Estate award from Detroit LISC, the largest national community development intermediary, combining corporate, government and philanthropic resources to help community-based organizations revitalize their neighborhoods.

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Cinnaire | Podcast - Advancing Communities Podcast – The Urban Bike Project: Changing Lives & Revolutionizing Communities

Michigan Business Network
October 1, 2019 8:00 AM




Cinnaire’s Advancing Communities Podcast brings together their Chief Strategy Officer Jim Peffley with thought leaders, policy makers and others who are making an impact in the community development and affordable housing industries. Their 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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St. Senator Ken Horn Recognized as Legislator of the Year by Michigan Works! Association

Michigan Business Network
September 28, 2019 12:00 PM

Fullerton Tool Company receives $65,000 Going PRO Talent Fund Award from Sen. Horn during celebration.

LANSING, MI (Sep 30, 2019) – The Michigan Works! Association honored Senator Ken Horn (R-Frankenmuth) on September 27, at the Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! Service Center in Saginaw, for his extraordinary leadership in advancing Michigan’s talent and economic development efforts.
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U.P. Perspective | Here’s What’s Happening in Talent Recruitment This Season

U.P. Perspectives
September 23, 2019 8:00 AM

News from Amy Clickner and Lake Superior Community Partnership:

Are you thinking about switching career paths? Maybe you know a student who is unsure what career path to take? Fall is the season to explore! Marquette County is offering a number of career fairs, career days, open houses and events alike.

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Key Downtown Redevelopment Project Heads to Lansing City Council for Consideration

Pure Lansing
September 20, 2019 5:00 PM

Capitol Avenue Project Could Take Major Step Forward

LANSING, Mich. – A key redevelopment project situated in the heart of downtown Lansing could be taking a major step forward next week. The brownfield plan for the 500 Block Project, a two-parcel project comprised of properties at 501 S Capitol Avenue and 502 S Washington Avenue will be received by the Lansing City Council for consideration Monday, Sept. 23.

“Repurposing the Lake Trust parcel in the south end of downtown is an important revitalization effort. Creating new housing and business opportunities will be tremendous for Cherry Hill and downtown neighborhoods. We look forward to working on getting this done,” said Andy Schor, Mayor of Lansing.

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Fly Lansing Soaring to New Heights

Michigan Business Beat
September 20, 2019 4:00 PM

Wayne Sieloff, AIA AAE IAP, President & CEO, Capital Region Airport Authority, Lansing, MI, for Fly Lansing | Capital Region International Airport, drops by the MBN studio and Chris Holman gets a periodic update from him on several topics.


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CAMW! September M.V.P. | WIST (Women In Skilled Trades)

Michigan Business Beat
September 20, 2019 3:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes Tori Menold, Co-Founder, WIST (Women In Skilled Trades) Lansing, MI to the studio. WIST is the Capital Area Michigan Works! MVP for September 2019. (Most Valuable Partner)
Tori shares the history of Women In Skilled Trades and some of their current programs.

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Chris Holman Recognized as Volunteer of the Year by Michigan Works! Association

Michigan Business Network
September 12, 2019 10:00 AM

Holman among over a dozen honored earlier this week.

KALAMAZOO, MI (Sep 10, 2019) – The Michigan Works! Association honored Chris Holman, director of Michigan Business Network, on Tuesday for his dedication to the growth and promotion of Michigan Works!. Named the Michigan Works! Association 2019 Volunteer of the Year, Holman received the award at the association’s annual conference in Kalamazoo today.
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Automation Alley's Trade Mission to India: The World's Fastest-Growing Major Economy

Michigan Business Network
September 10, 2019 1:00 PM

Automation Alley is seeking Michigan companies to join its trade mission to India, the world's fastest growing economy. Trade mission participants will travel to New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Pune, India from Jan. 31 - Feb 8, 2020. India, a nation of 1.3 billion consumers, has an especially strong demand for Michigan-made products, services and technologies, including:

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