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Business Expansions, Community Revitalization Projects Attract $100M, Create 312 Jobs

Michigan Business Network
August 28, 2018 3:00 PM

News Release Provided By MEDC

LANSING, Mich. – Vital support for two private development projects that offer compelling signs of the ongoing growth of the state’s automotive research-and-development community and a significant step in the economic revival of downtown Flint was approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund board today. Overall, the MSF board approved projects expected to generate nearly $100 million in private investment and create 312 jobs, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced.

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Enhancing Southeast Michigan Jobs

Michigan Business Network
August 28, 2018 10:00 AM

News Release Provided By Detroit Regional Chamber 

Thursday, Aug. 9 – The following is a joint statement from Gerry Anderson, CEO, DTE Energy and Sandy Baruah, CEO, Detroit Regional Chamber:

(They) are issuing this statement to clarify the facts regarding the efforts of the Detroit Regional Chamber (DRC) and the regional CEO Group related to regional economic development. At this time no further statements will be given beyond this one.

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Unemployment and How Organizations Can Keep Talent

Michigan Business Beat
August 17, 2018 1:00 PM

Edythe Hatter-Williams, CEO of Capital Area Michigan Works! speaks with Chris Holman about today's unemployment and how organizations can keep their talent. This includes, updating job postings regularly, keeping your business creative and innovative, sign-up bonuses, and paying off employees student loans.

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Cinnaire | SilverFest Celebration from the Stage Part 2

Michigan Business Network
August 10, 2018 8:00 AM

SilverFest Celebration Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Cinnaire on August 1st

Cinnaire dedicate Hope Park on August 1st in honor of the company’s 25th Anniversary. Hope Park features The Butterfly Effect, the First Place and People’s Choice 2018 ScrapFest winner, as well as a park bench handcrafted by veterans from Zero Day, a Lansing based organization that provides job training, housing and support services for Veterans who have served our country.

The program from stage were a blend of individuals instrumental in that quarter century. There was also lively performances by Billboard charting artist Phil Denny and national recording artist Taylor Taylor. Hope Park has been designed to provide REO Town residents and visitors with a vibrant neighborhood space for reflection and inspiration. 

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Cinnaire | SilverFest Celebration from the Stage Part 1

Michigan Business Network
August 10, 2018 7:00 AM

SilverFest Celebration Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Cinnaire on August 1st

Cinnaire dedicate Hope Park on August 1st in honor of the company’s 25th Anniversary. Hope Park features The Butterfly Effect, the First Place and People’s Choice 2018 ScrapFest winner, as well as a park bench handcrafted by veterans from Zero Day, a Lansing based organization that provides job training, housing and support services for Veterans who have served our country.

The program from stage were a blend of individuals instrumental in that quarter century. There was also lively performances by Billboard charting artist Phil Denny and national recording artist Taylor Taylor. Hope Park has been designed to provide Reo Town residents and visitors with a vibrant neighborhood space for reflection and inspiration. 

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MMDC Quarterly Economic Breakfast | TED's Roger Curtis Talks Michigan's Marshall Plan for Talent

Michigan Business Beat
July 31, 2018 5:00 PM

MMDC, (Middle Michigan Development Corporation)'s Quarterly Economic Breakfast was in Clare July 17th. Its featured speaker was  state of Michigan, TED (Talent and Economic Development)'s Director Roger Curtis.

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VIDEO: Retrained and Re-skilled | Roger Curtis

Michigan Business Network
July 30, 2018 3:00 PM

Director of the Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development (TED) Roger Curtis addresses the talent issue here in Michigan with Michigan Business Network’s Chris Holman. Today’s workforce is ever changing and Roger explains that as a worker “you are not done learning” and he adds that,  “studies show that kids today are going to change jobs 15 times in five different industries.” People are going to continually have to be retrained and re-skilled and this requires a change in our education system. The solution? The Marshall Plan. It has been put in place by Governor Snyder to do some innovative work to solve these talent issues. The plan will provide grants to schools to develop classes and programs for the high-demand careers in Michigan.

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Cinnaire Creates Hope Park in the Heart of Historic REO Town

Michigan Business Network
July 30, 2018 12:00 PM

SilverFest Celebration Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Cinnaire on August 1st

Cinnaire will dedicate Hope Park on August 1st in honor of the company’s 25th Anniversary. Hope Park will feature The Butterfly Effect, the First Place and People’s Choice 2018 ScrapFest winner, as well as a park bench handcrafted by veterans from Zero Day, a Lansing based organization that provides job training, housing and support services for Veterans who have served our country. The lively event will feature performances by billboard charting artist Phil Denny and national recording artist Taylor Taylor. Hope Park has been designed to provide Reo Town residents and visitors with a vibrant neighborhood space for reflection and inspiration. 

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Bottom Line I.T. | JustASK Groundbreaking Part 3: LEAP's Bob Trezise and Excerpts

Bottom Line IT
July 26, 2018 7:00 AM

Bottom Line I.T. took to the road recently. MBN's Jeffrey Mosher fills in for ASK President Michael Maddox, who was participating in the groundbreaking and playing host for the event.

 

 

 

ASK breaks ground at their new headquarters in REO Town Lansing Wed. July 11, 2018. They are thrilled to be renovating the former Moores Park Elementary School with plans to move, early fall '18.

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Bottom Line I.T. | JustASK Groundbreaking Part 2: Lansing Mayor Andy Schor and Excerpts

Bottom Line IT
July 25, 2018 7:00 PM

Bottom Line I.T. took to the road recently. MBN's Jeffrey Mosher fills in for ASK President Michael Maddox, who was participating in the groundbreaking and playing host for the event.

 

 

 

ASK breaks ground at their new headquarters in REO Town Lansing Wed. July 11, 2018. They are thrilled to be renovating the former Moores Park Elementary School with plans to move, early fall '18.

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