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MEDC | Commemoration of manufacturing highlights promising future

Michigan Business Network
October 5, 2018 10:00 AM

  • 80 public events planned in state for National Manufacturing Day; purpose to elevate awareness of advanced manufacturing processes, emerging jobs
  • PMBC has facilitated more than $7B in contracts for small-, medium-size Michigan manufacturing businesses

LANSING, Mich. – Manufacturing will be celebrated throughout North America this week, and few other states reflect the proud history and promise of the commercial processes that transform raw materials into products as Michigan, from automotive to information technologies to pharmaceutical industries.

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Creative Placemaking Summit 4 | Chris Fair

Michigan Business Network
October 5, 2018 7:00 AM

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing's iCreative Placemaking Summit took place at the Lansing Center Thursday, October 4th. Keynote speaker, President of Resonance Consultancy, Chris Fair addressed some important factors that influence the perception of our region as a place to live, visit and do business.

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MMA: Marking Michigan Manufacturing Week and MFG Day 2018

Michigan Business Network
October 3, 2018 5:00 PM

Chris Holman reviews MFGDay 2018 with Mike Johnston, Vice President of Government Affairs of MMA, the Michigan Manufacturers Association.

 

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Government Guaranteed Lending and a Guaranteed Good Time at the Great Lakes Lenders Conference

Around the State
September 28, 2018 9:00 AM

SBDC's Hanna Burmeister sits down with owner of The Preston Group, Lisa Preston to talk about Government Guaranteed Lending and a Guaranteed Good Time at the Great Lakes Lenders Conference.

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UPDATE | Michigan Celebrates Small Business 2019 Nominations are OPEN!

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
September 27, 2018 5:00 PM

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Strategies for Dealing with Dissatisfied Customers

Michigan Business Beat
September 24, 2018 9:00 AM

Dave Heisey dropped back by the MBN studios recently to discuss the challenges of dissatisfied customers.

Isn’t it nice to tell a friend about a wonderful company that you had the opportunity to experience and pass along your story of a great product or excellent service? Did you know that if we have a bad experience with a company we’re likely to tell at least twice as many people about that experience?

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The Right Place Assists Medical Manufacturer with Local Expansion

Michigan Business Network
September 14, 2018 4:00 PM

Medbio investing $3.5 million to expand Cascade operations; 43 jobs created

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH (Sept. 12, 2018):  Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with Cascade Charter Township, announced that contract medical manufacturer Medbio is investing $3.5 million to expand its operations in the Cascade area. As a result, the company, based at 3637 Sysco Court, will add 43 jobs.

Medbio is an ISO 13485:2003-certified medical contract manufacturer, specializing in clean room injection molding, assembly, and packaging and has clients based throughout the U.S., Europe and Central America. The company is experiencing rapid growth with its injection molding operations and intends to purchase between 20 and 30 new injection molding machines.

As a result, the company needs additional space for assembly and packaging. The company plans to renovate a 25,000 SF building located across the street from its current operations to accommodate the growth.

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Marshall Plan for Talent innovation grant application process begins Wednesday, includes $59 million for pioneering solutions to close state’s talent gap

Michigan Business Beat
September 13, 2018 2:00 PM

Marshall Plan for Talent innovation grant
application process begins Wednesday, includes $59 million for pioneering solutions to close state’s talent gap
 

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Michigan Celebrates Small Business 2019 Nominations are OPEN!

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
September 12, 2018 4:00 PM

Michigan sure knows how to celebrate.

Michigan's Premier Small Business Awards Program
2019 Award Nominations ARE OPEN!

Honor a small business and nominate them for the
2019 Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards program!

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MEDC | Grants provide vital support to pillar cultural institutions; strengthen community arts, history, educational organizations

Michigan Business Network
September 12, 2018 1:00 PM

Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs announces 2018-19 recipients

Funds delivered to more than two-thirds of state’s 83 counties

LANSING, Mich. – High-profile fine-and-performing arts institutions, community theater groups, musical festivals, historical societies, art centers and educational centers are among 506 recipients sharing $10.7 million in arts grants. Funds to grantees for 2018-19 fiscal year were announced today by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

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