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AAA Michigan Record-Breaking Michigan Memorial Day Holiday Travel Forecast

Michigan Business Network
May 23, 2019 2:00 PM

AAA, Detroit Tigers and Law Enforcement Team Up to Encourage Safe Summer Driving

Dearborn, Mich. (May 20, 2019) — Memorial Day signals the beginning of the summer travel season. It also signals a higher risk time for unsafe driving, motor vehicle crashes and fatalities. In a unified effort to help prevent traffic deaths and injuries, AAA Michigan, the Detroit Tigers, Michigan State Police and local law enforcement agencies have teamed up to promote a safer summer.

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BBB® | Beware of Misleading Online Advertising this Memorial Day

Michigan Business Network
May 23, 2019 1:00 PM

Detroit, MI -  May 23, 2019 – Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the summer retail "holiday" season when consumers see ads everywhere detailing great prices on new and used cars, outdoor appliances, swimwear, even vacation airfare and rentals. But how do you know that the deal is for real?

It is important to be able to discern between legitimate ads and those that may be confusing or misleading. During Memorial Day many retailers claim to have limited time offers that are only available once per year, but how much ad jargon is really true? 

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News Release | Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Camp Carpenter Detroit

Michigan Business Network
May 22, 2019 8:00 AM

$10,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative

LANSING, Mich. – Detroit will soon gain a new outdoor adventure space designed by local youth and artists through a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Popps Packing announced today. The campaign is being offered through the Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $10,000 by June 20, the project will win a matching grant with funds made possible by MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places program. For project details and to donate, please visit: patronicity.com/cc.

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News Release | Administration, Fiscal Agencies Reach Consensus on Revenue Estimates

Michigan Business Network
May 20, 2019 4:00 PM

Revenues Relatively Flat, Uncertainties Moving Forward

LANSING, Mich. – State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks, State Budget Director Chris Kolb, Senate Fiscal Agency Director Chris Harkins and House Fiscal Agency Director Mary Ann Cleary today reached consensus on economic and revenue figures for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 and for the upcoming 2020 and 2021 fiscal years.

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The Right Place Assists Cyber Security Company with Expansion

Michigan Business Network
May 20, 2019 3:00 PM

VDA Labs to add 25 jobs and invest $300,000 in new high-tech lab and office space

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH (MAY 16, 2019): Thursday, The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced that Grand Rapids-based full-scope cyber security company Vulnerability Discovery & Analysis Labs, LLC (VDA Labs) has expanded to a new location at 5234 Plainfield Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. This expansion will result in the creation of 25 jobs and a capital investment of $300,000. VDA employees will move into the existing 3,000 square foot location that will house lab and office space, as well as room for product design and security review.

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National Cherry Festival June 29 - July 6

Michigan Business Network
May 20, 2019 12:00 PM

The National Cherry Festival is June 29 through July 6 this year.

Traverse City, MI - Beginning in May of 1925 as the Blessing of the Blossoms Festival to attract tourists to Northern Michigan, over the years it evolved into the National Cherry Festival, and moved to July to take advantage of the Independence Day holiday.

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Sparrow Unveils New Mobile Health Clinic

Michigan Business Network
May 20, 2019 9:00 AM

MBN was on the road for the unveiling of new mobile health clinic. Sparrow, the Ingham County Health Department and Dean Transportation have combined for the past few years to offer a Mobile Health Clinic to provide free basic health services to residents in need in Ingham County. Many of the Patients had gone without those basics for years. We’re excited to unveil a new bus – entirely donor supported -- that provides greatly expanded offerings and allows us to serve our entire Sparrow footprint in the Mid-Michigan region. Sparrow will work with area health departments, neighborhood centers and others, building on our strong relationship with the Ingham County Health Department. Ongoing operations of the Mobile Health program will be funded by proceeds from the 2018 Dapper Dads event, hosted by Sparrow Foundation Women Working Wonders, as well as support from individual and corporate donors. The vehicle includes exam rooms, a waiting area, additional testing equipment, and much more.
 
 
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News Release | Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for “The Power of Words Project” UPlift Campaign in Upper Peninsula

Michigan Business Network
May 15, 2019 1:00 PM

$20,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative

LANSING, Mich. –  The Northern Michigan Power of Words Project Mural Campaign will expand its UPlift campaign with three new projects in Manistique, Gladstone and Marquette through a new crowdfunding campaign. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the Svelata Foundation and nonprofit Lake Effect Community Arts announced the campaign today. The campaign is being offered through the Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

 If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $20,000 by June 12, 2019, the project will win a matching grant with funds made possible by MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places program. For project details and to donate, please visit: patronicity.com/uplift.

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Edge Publicom Receives National Accolades for Health Care Marketing

Michigan Business Network
May 14, 2019 3:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. – Edge Publicom, an integrated marketing communications firm, won two national awards – a gold and bronze – in the 18th annual Aster Awards competition that honors excellence in health care advertising.

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LAFCU Invites Public to Shred Day to Help Prevent Identity Theft May. 18

Michigan Business Network
May 10, 2019 8:00 AM

May 15th update, Alyssa Sliger, Marketing & Communications Specialist, LAFCU,
Lansing, MI. joins Jeffrey Mosher in the studio to cover this topic and more news for LAFCU.

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU is inviting the public to participate in LAFCU Shred Day to help fight identity theft, Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to noon. The credit union is hosting a mobile shredding truck at LAFCU’s West Lansing Branch and headquarters, 106 N. Marketplace Blvd.

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