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Liberty Coin Service's Newly Discovered $2.00 Lazy Deuce Lansing, Michigan Banknote

Dollars and Sense
June 20, 2018 1:00 PM

The Only Known Surviving US $2.00 “Lazy Deuce” Note Issued for a Lansing, Michigan Bank

What Were National Bank Notes?

Prior to the Civil War, the US government did not issue paper money.  Instead, some states, cities, private banks, and other companies issued notes that were theoretically redeemable in specie (gold or silver).  Oversight of these issuers was often lax and there were several fraudulent issues.

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Cinnaire | Cinnaire Recognized as a 2018 Best Nonprofit to Work For by the Nonprofit Times,

Michigan Business Beat
May 14, 2018 9:00 AM

Annual Program Recognizes the Best Employers in the Nonprofit Industry

Cinnaire was recently recognized as a 2018 Best Nonprofit to Work For by the Nonprofit Times, the leading business publication for Nonprofit Management. This is the fourth time Cinnaire has been selected for this prestigious list, with an overall ranking as 27 of the top 50 National Nonprofit organizations selected.

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Cinnaire | Advancing Communities - Building Michigan Communities Conference 2018 Part 1

Michigan Business Beat
May 9, 2018 6:00 AM


With over 1,500 attendees, the Building Michigan Communities Conference has quickly become the largest conference of its kind in the United States. The conference is attended by service providers, nonprofit and for-profit developers and financiers.

Jeffrey Mosher catches up with Mark S. McDaniel President and CEO of Cinnaire, to discuss the conference and the session where he co-presented on Attracting and Retaining Talent. 

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Lucius Vassar to Lead Cinnaire’s Targeted Detroit Investment Strategy

Michigan Business Network
April 26, 2018 9:00 AM

Cinnaire recently announced Lucius Vassar has been appointed Senior Vice President, Detroit Market Leader.

As the Senior Vice President, Detroit Market Leader, Lucius will lead Cinnaire’s Priority City Initiative in Detroit. As part of the Priority City Initiative, Cinnaire will continue to dedicate resources to support community and economic development investments in the Detroit market, with accelerated investment over the next three years. Cinnaire has invested over $500 million in Detroit in the last 25 years.

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The Future of Digital Cash

Michigan Business Beat
January 3, 2018 3:00 PM

Jerry Norris, CEO of Grand Ledge Fledge and Investor, and entrepreneur David Smith visit MBN to talk about the currency which was all over the news in 2017: Bitcoin.

They cover what exactly is bitcoin, where you can buy it, and how someone can use it. Cryptocurrency could be the way of the future and David and Jerry explain some key insights about this new digital cash.


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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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Michigan Attorney General: Don't Pay with iTunes Gift Cards

Michigan Business Network
December 23, 2017 9:00 AM

December 19, 2017 - Attorney General Bill Schuette wants you to know how to protect yourself from the iTunes gift card scam impacting Michigan consumers.

The scam occurs when a caller demands immediate payment with an iTunes gift card for things such as taxes, hospital bills, bail money, debt collection, and utility bills.

The Alert educates Michigan consumers about this scam and includes tips on how to spot, stop, and report the scam. 

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Key Takeaways from the MVCA Outreach Tour

Michigan Business Beat
October 20, 2017 11:00 AM

Chris Holman speaks with Maureen Miller Brosnan, Executive Director, MVCA - Michigan Venture Capital Association, Ann Arbor, MI to discuss three Key Takeaways from the MVCA Outreach Tour.

MVCA kicked off a multi-city outreach tour starting in Grand Rapids, then Chicago, and as the last stop, Boston.

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Key Takeaways from the American Nusmatic Association Conference

Dollars and Sense
September 21, 2017 3:00 PM

For his latest batch of insight on Dollars and Sense, Patrick Heller discusses several numismatic and financial stories that have been of interest in 2017.

In this six segment episode he then interviews Dr. Samuel Gregg, Director of Research for the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids.  

Patrick then shares with us a conversation he had with Brett Irick from the American Numismatic Association Conference in March 2017.

Dr. Samuel Gregg is pictured to the right and Brett Irick is pictured down below. 

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Cinnaire President & CEO Receives Prestigious Award

Michigan Business Network
September 18, 2017 9:00 AM

Mark McDaniel Honored as Industry Champion for Lasting Contributions to the Affordable Housing Industry

Cinnaire recently announced that president and CEO Mark Mcdaniel has been named for induction into the Affordable Housing Finance (AHF) Affordable Housing Hall of Fame. Recognized as being industry champions, pioneers, leaders and advocates for better housing programs and policies, the AHF Hall of Fame Inductees will be honored at AHF Live: The 2017 Affordable Housing Developers’ Summit on November 14th – 16th in Chicago.
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