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Kroger Donation Provides Refrigerated Truck to Help Greater Lansing Food Bank Cut Hunger

Michigan Business Network
August 2, 2019 9:00 AM

 

At truck dedication, Kroger surprises GLFB with additional $15,050 donation

LANSING, Mich. — When a new refrigerated truck was needed to continue the Greater Lansing Food Bank’s increasingly popular Food Movers program, Kroger put the pedal to the metal and provided the needed funds.

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Sparrow Hospital accepts donations of blankets and art kits from Williams Subaru of Lansing

Michigan Business Network
July 18, 2019 4:00 PM

Leaders of Williams Subaru in Lansing recently donated 80 blankets and 30 children’s art kits to Sparrow as part of the Subaru Loves to Care initiative. Jeff Williams of Williams Subaru brought a message of hope from Subaru customers to Sparrow Patients for the 4th year!

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Cinnaire | Cinnaire Cares Generates $14,290 to Support Five Mission-Driven Organizations

Michigan Business Network
July 11, 2019 5:00 PM

Staff Funded Initiative Supports Diverse Organizations

Cinnaire recently joined PK Development Group and Uptown Reinvestment Corp. (URC) for a hard hat tour at the Marketplace Apartment complex in Flint, MI. The former YWCA building in downtown Flint has been demolished to make room for the Marketplace Apartments, a four-story mixed use building providing 92-units of mixed-use housing. The project will also include three retail spaces. Cinnaire provided a $9.5 million Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) investment to support the $19.5 million project.


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Michigan to Participate in Blue Star Museums Program for Active Military Members

Michigan Business Network
June 19, 2019 2:00 PM

Tenth summer of Blue Star Museums program will run through September 2, 2019

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, will have free access to 50 Michigan museums this summer as part of the Blue Star Museums program. The 2019 program began on May 18, Armed Forces Day, and will run until September 2, Labor Day. Michigan military families can find the list of participating museums at www.arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums.

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The “MCDC Cares Program” - In Support of our Communities

Michigan Business Network
June 18, 2019 12:00 PM

During our active workdays it is easy to lose sight of how much need exists in our communities. The staff at MCDC realized this and decided to act.

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Ten Years as LRCC Sponsor: LAFCU Hits $10K Mark for High School Bands

Michigan Business Network
June 7, 2019 2:00 PM

2019 donation kicks off Mason High School drive for drumline equipment 

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU has boosted area high school band programs to the tune of $10,000 since 2010. That’s when the Michigan credit union agreed to be the entertainment sponsor of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner. It includes a $1,000 donation to a high school band.

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Final Week for Sparrow's 10th Dapper Dads Challenge

Michigan Business Network
June 3, 2019 5:00 PM

Since its inception, The Dapper Dads Challenge and Fashion Show, hosted by Women Working Wonders (W3) and the Sparrow Foundation, has raised more than $4.1 million in support of women's health!

We need your help to keep the momentum going strong in 2019!  Join me, along with other local community leaders and professionals to raise money in support of the physical and psychological health of women 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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FRWC Receives Major Federal Grant

Michigan Business Network
May 3, 2019 5:00 PM

NOAA B-WET Funded Project Helps Engage Hundreds of Local Students in the Watershed

Flint, MI.May 1, 2019  The Flint River Watershed Coalition (FRWC) is pleased to announce it has received a $74,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET). These funds will support the development and implementation of Flint River Green Bridges, a considerable expansion to the existing Flint River GREEN water quality monitoring program implemented in 22 local school districts that reaches over 1,200 students each year.

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All about 2019 the empowHER Leadership Retreat

Michigan Business Network
April 19, 2019 8:00 AM

The empowHER Leadership Retreat was created to provide fourth- through ninth-grade girls from all different backgrounds with the tools to find confidence, passion and purpose in their lives.

In these six segments hear from Suzy Merchant who was inspired to start the events, followed by a business community sponsor (AF Group), a key member in making these four retreats happen, and a past participant.

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