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Ronald McDonald House #GetYourHatOn Runs Through Sunday 17th!

Michigan Business Beat
December 15, 2017 4:00 PM

Houses in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor and Lansing help more than 3,550 families of ill children each year

Jeffrey Mosher welcomes Brandon VanPoppelen, Operator of 5 McDonald's restaurants in Lansing, MI, who is also a board member of the Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan into the studio along with Michelle Weinfled, Community Outreach Coordinator of that Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan.

They were on hand to share all the details about the campaign that is underway since December 7th ‘GET YOUR HAT ON’ which is supporting Michigan's five Ronald McDonald Houses.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters launches first scholarship 

Michigan Business Network
December 5, 2017 9:00 AM

Big Brothers Big Sisters Michigan Capital Region to start the Roy C. Jackson Scholarship Program.

LANSING, MI — Big Brothers Big Sisters Michigan Capital Region to start the Roy C. Jackson Scholarship to help fund college for children involved in the program.

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Delta Dental Business Brief - Pair of Promotions Announced

Michigan Business Network
December 1, 2017 6:00 PM

Okemos, Michigan — Mike Bobak Vice President, Sales and Account Management—Autos and Labor Market Relations.

Delta Dental of Michigan is pleased to announce that Mike Bobak will serve as the Vice President of Sales and Account Management for Autos and Labor Market Relations. Bobak will oversee the team responsible for sales, commercial business, automotive accounts and labor market relations. He joined the company in 2004, having served in various positions. He earned his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s of Business Administration degree from Eastern Michigan University.

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Delta Dental Foundation Provides Third Round of Field Trip Grants

Michigan Business Network
December 1, 2017 3:00 PM

Okemos, Michigan — This winter 4,000 students across Michigan will learn about oral health by exploring the wonders of the human mouth at the interactive Chew on This! exhibit.

The Delta Dental Foundation (DDF) is providing $25,000 in field trip grants to allow roughly 166 Michigan elementary classrooms, grades pre-kindergarten to fourth grade, to visit the exhibit when it returns to Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing.

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Delta Dental Foundation Distributes $150K to Improve Oral Health

Michigan Business Network
November 30, 2017 11:00 AM

Applications for Brighter Futures Community Grants program open December 1

Okemos, Michigan —The Delta Dental Foundation is seeking applications from community-based oral health programs and organizations in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana for its 2018 Brighter Futures Community Grants program.

Across Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, $150,000 total will be awarded in grants to organizations that specifically focus on providing and promoting oral health care for children and adults, particularly in underserved and at-risk populations.

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Peace & Prosperity Youth Talk Moneyball

Equity Equals
November 15, 2017 2:00 PM

Peace & Prosperity Youth Action Movement had a conversation with local social entrepreneur Desmond Ferguson.

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#SaveOurDRINKINGWATER Campaign Kicks-Off In Flint Episode 2

Equity Equals
November 2, 2017 10:00 AM

Angela Waters Austin and One Love Global were privileged to be in attendance at the Public Health Communications Strategy Forum in Flint, MI. The City of Flint (@Cityof_Flint) officials, Mayor Karen Weaver (@karenaboutflint) and Chief Public Health Advisor, Dr. Pamela Pugh (@pamlpugh) worked collaboratively with leaders from the National Wildlife Federation (@NWF), NAACP-Flint (@NAACPFlint), Freshwater Future (@FreshwaterFutur), One Love Global(@OneLoveGlobal) and Kennedi-Taylor Group to host an active and informative forum to discuss ways to develop an effective Public Health Communications Strategy to better inform the residents of Flint.  Representatives from the corporate, non-profit, state, county and community organizations gathered September 26th at Mott Community College for the strategy session facilitated by Tirrell D. Whittley and Maurice Anderson of the Kennedi-Taylor Group. 

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#SaveOurDRINKINGWATER Campaign Kicks-Off Ep. 2

Equity Equals
October 23, 2017 4:00 PM

Angela Waters Austin and One Love Global were privileged to be in attendance at the Public Health Communications Strategy Forum in Flint, MI. The City of Flint (@Cityof_Flint) officials, Mayor Karen Weaver (@karenaboutflint) and Chief Public Health Advisor, Dr. Pamela Pugh (@pamlpugh) worked collaboratively with leaders from the National Wildlife Federation (@NWF), NAACP-Flint (@NAACPFlint), Freshwater Future (@FreshwaterFutur), One Love Global (@OneLoveGlobal) and Kennedi-Taylor Group to host an active and informative forum to discuss ways to develop an effective Public Health Communications Strategy to better inform the residents of Flint.  Representatives from the corporate, non-profit, state, county and community organizations gathered September 26th at Mott Community College for the strategy session facilitated by Tirrell D. Whittley and Maurice Anderson of the Kennedi-Taylor Group. 

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#SaveOurDRINKINGWATER Campaign Kicks-Off in Flint Episode 1

Equity Equals
October 11, 2017 1:00 PM

Angela Waters Austin and One Love Global were privileged to be in attendance at the Public Health Communications Strategy Forum in Flint, MI. The City of Flint (@Cityof_Flint) officials, Mayor Karen Weaver (@karenaboutflint) and Chief Public Health Advisor, Dr. Pamela Pugh (@pamlpugh) worked collaboratively with leaders from the National Wildlife Federation (@NWF), NAACP-Flint (@NAACPFlint), Freshwater Future (@FreshwaterFutur), One Love Global(@OneLoveGlobal) and Kennedi-Taylor Group to host an active and informative forum to discuss ways to develop an effective Public Health Communications Strategy to better inform the residents of Flint.  Representatives from the corporate, non-profit, state, county and community organizations gathered September 26th at Mott Community College for the strategy session facilitated by Tirrell D. Whittley and Maurice Anderson of the Kennedi-Taylor Group. 

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Lake St. Clair SMART Water Initiative Launches To Collaborate On Critical Technology

Michigan Business Network
September 29, 2017 6:00 PM

DETROIT. September 29, 2017--A consortium of some of technology’s brightest minds has been assembled to share critical data to address Lake St. Clair’s environmental challenges. The goal of this initiative is to develop a systematic approach to addressing lake issues, while creating the tools to provide a better understanding of lake dynamics and the land-water interface at the watershed scale.

Dubbed the Lake St. Clair SMART Water Initiative, the consortium is led by startup CitiesRising Technologies and includes the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes, the Institute of Water Research at Michigan State University, the Aspen Institute, Nicolas Institute for Environmental Policy Decisions at Duke University, Microsoft and ESRI.

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