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University of Michigan Invests $600,000 in Advanced Transportation Technologies

Michigan Business Network
July 20, 2017 8:00 PM

Ann Arbor, Mich. (July 20, 2017) – Seven technologies demonstrating high potential to help solve transportation issues are receiving a total of $600,000 in funding from the University of Michigan’s Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) statewide Innovation Hub program to continue their advancement into the commercial market.

Five technologies will receive a $100,000 grant while two will receive $50,000 with the opportunity to unlock the remaining $50,000, after certain milestones are reached throughout the year.

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Treasury: Michigan Treasury Online Debuts Additional E-Services

Michigan Business Network
July 17, 2017 6:00 PM

Business Taxpayers Can Bulk E-File, Fast Pay Now

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan’s business taxpayers now have even more options for conducting transactions with the state using Michigan Treasury Online (MTO), according to the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury).

Last month, the state Treasury Department’s business taxes e-service platform underwent an additional round of upgrades that included Bulk e-File and Fast Pay Now. Businesses can now bulk e-File Sales, Use and Withholding (SUW) taxes using approved tax preparation software, as well as make fast payments for Corporate Income Tax, Michigan Business Tax and SUW taxes separate from filing a return.

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BBB® seeking information as Alfred Angelo Bridal Company Closes Stores Nationwide

Michigan Business Network
July 14, 2017 4:00 PM

Better Business Bureau of Eastern Michigan shares release regarding the sudden closing of Alfred Angelo, wedding dress retailer. -

West Palm Beach, July 14, 2017 – Better Business Bureau serving Southeast Florida & the Caribbean (BBB) is beginning to hear from customers of Alfred Angelo Bridal Company in the wake of store closings around the nation, who are anxious to learn more about the status of their orders for bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses and other accessories. Many customers are reporting that they learned of the closures without receiving any warnings from the store operators.

BBB has reached out to company representatives to gain information to help consumers. Customers can visit BBB’s report for the company at http://bbb.org/h/jubg where BBB will be posting updates as more detailed information is confirmed. Customers can also file a complaint by using the “submit a complaint button” on the report to document their concerns.

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07/16/17: University of Life

Michigan Business Network
July 11, 2017 9:00 AM

Michigan Women's Foundation is excited to introduce the college experience to our next generation of middle school leaders! University of Life (July 16-21 at Oakland University and July 31-August 4 at Grand Valley State University), is a week-long residential on-campus experience preparing middle school girls for success in high school, college, career and community. With its new focus on helping young ladies understand how their talents relate to high potential careers, U of L is an immersive lesson in entrepreneurship,  STEM professions and leadership, with a healthy emphasis on self-esteem, body image, financial literacy and social responsibility. 

Spots are limited, register today!
University of Life SE at OU 
University of Life WM at GVSU

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07/15/2017: New Venues Highlight the 2017 ‘Be a Tourist in Your Home Town’

Michigan Business Network
July 10, 2017 3:00 PM

(FLINT, Mich. – July 6, 2017) Several new attractions will headline the 5th Annual “Be a Tourist in Your Home Town” on July 15.

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Treasury: Be Alert for Summer Tax Scams

Michigan Business Network
July 6, 2017 3:00 PM

Cybercriminals Don’t Take Summer Vacations

LANSING, Mich. – Now that it’s July and the beginning of summer, the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury) encourages Michiganders to remain alert for aggressive and threatening phone calls made by criminals impersonating state tax officials.

Treasury typically observes scam phone calls throughout the summer where scammers make unsolicited calls claiming to be tax officials and asking for cash through a wire transfer, prepaid debit card or gift card. Additionally, the criminals may leave “urgent” callback requests through robocalls or phishing emails.

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HGB orthopedic services moves into new location as Eaton Regional Orthopedics

Michigan Business Network
July 6, 2017 11:00 AM

Charlotte, Mich. – HGB announces that its orthopedic services has moved to a new location as Eaton Regional Orthopedics. It is now located at 616 Meijer Drive, near the Charlotte, Mich., Meijer.

When HGB and Sparrow formalized their affiliation in fall 2016, they agreed to a collaborative regional approach to community health improvement and patient service experience. Eaton Regional Orthopedics is an example of how the two health care organizations are deploying the shared investments to grow services and provide greater value to communities in greater Eaton County.

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Sparrow Clinton Hospital Honors Local Nurse with DAISY Award for Extraordinary Care

Michigan Business Network
July 5, 2017 3:00 PM

ST. JOHNS, MI – A Sparrow Clinton Hospital Nurse’s special care of her Patients helped earn her the hospital’s DAISY Award for exceptional nursing skills.

Teresa Miller, RN, developed a passion for Nursing as a child. By age 16, she was already assisting elderly ladies in her neighborhood as a nurse’s aide.

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LAFCU Appoints Shelley Davis as Corporate Marketing Strategist

Michigan Business Network
July 5, 2017 1:00 PM

Experienced executive to manage marketing campaigns, strategic initiatives
July 5, 2017, LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU has announced the appointment of Shelley Davis as corporate marketing strategist.

In this position, she will manage LAFCU marketing campaigns and strategic initiatives, including advertising, sales promotions and business development.

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Sparrow Clinton Hospital Achieves Pathway to Excellence® Nursing Designation

Michigan Business Network
July 3, 2017 4:00 PM

ST. JOHNS, MI – A delegation of Sparrow Clinton Hospital Nurses recently received national recognition from their peers for quality measures that help make the hospital a great place to work.

The group was in Dallas, Texas, to formally accept the Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

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