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Sparrow News: Carson Foundation Hosts Golf Scramble to Benefit Local Healthcare

Michigan Business Network
July 17, 2018 12:00 PM

Carson Foundation holding
golf scramble to support local healthcare

CARSON CITY, MI. – The Carson Foundation is set to host its annual Sparrow Carson Hospital Golf Scramble on Friday, July 27, at Huckleberry Golf Course in Pewamo.

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Redevelopment of Long Blighted Dunckel Road Gateway Will Dramatically Improve First Impressions

Pure Lansing
July 16, 2018 5:00 PM

Key Gateway to City of Lansing and MSU Slated for Major Improvements

LANSING, Michigan –Ten years of blight and decay at a former hotel located near Dunckel and Collins roads in Lansing, could soon be lifted thanks to a new redevelopment proposal. Waypoint Residential, a Florida-based developer, has proposed the creation of a 286-unit market rate multi-family community, which is envisioned to meet the housing needs of the many new doctors, nurses, administrators, and other medical professionals who will join the local workforce in conjunction with the McLaren Health Campus development already underway.


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Sparrow News: Sparrow Clinton Hospital names Nurse of the Year

Michigan Business Network
July 16, 2018 3:00 PM

Sparrow Clinton Hospital honors its 2018 Nurse of the Year

JOHNS, MI – Teresa Pickens, RN, has been named Sparrow Clinton Hospital’s 2018 Nurse of the Year for her warmth, sincerity and compassionate care on behalf of her Patients and fellow Nurses.

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Business expansions, community revitalization projects create 269 jobs in Michigan

Michigan Business Network
July 13, 2018 4:00 PM

News Release provided by MEDC

LANSING, Mich. – Three business expansions and three community revitalization projects that will generate more than $26.7 million in total investment and create 269 jobs in Michigan have received Michigan Strategic Fund support, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced recently.

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LEAP Announces Next ENGAGE Placemaking Project

Pure Lansing
July 13, 2018 3:00 PM

News Release Provided by LEAP

Lansing, MI – Lions, Tigers, and Bears, oh my! is a phrase that has taken a new turn on Pennsylvania Avenue near Potter Park Zoo in Lansing. Led through the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) regional ENGAGE placemaking program, the latest piece of permanent public art in Lansing features a whimsical animal themed design, which was painted in part by the local community. Officially unveiled on Tuesday evening, the #Penn4People mural project represents how collaborative placemaking is working to transform the Lansing region into a place that can attract and retain top talent from around the world.

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LSCP | Midway Point of 2018 Report

U.P. Perspectives
June 21, 2018 2:00 PM

Reflections by host of 'U.P. Perspectives' Amy Clickner of Lake Superior Community Partnership:

As we head to the mid-way point of 2018 (can you believe it?) I thought it was a great time to review the activities of the LSCP and its partners from the first half of the year. 

Kicking off the year, we held our Annual Meeting and Annual Dinner. The meeting is a more formal event with organizational business being held. We were able to share a presentation celebrating 20 years of economic development success and we recognized outgoing Chairman Dennis Smith while welcoming Chairman Brett French. This meeting is not just for the board of directors, but rather open to all investors of the LSCP.


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LSCP | It’s Time To Talk Golf!

U.P. Perspectives
June 7, 2018 12:00 PM

Remarks by 'U.P. Perspectives' host Amy Clickner:

I can’t believe it’s time to talk golf! How time flies! As the weather warms up, the LSCP events team starts planning our golf outing, second largest fundraiser of the year. 

We know there are many golf outings over the course of the summer and are thankful our partners and the community continue to prioritize and support ours. Our goal this year is to raise $14,000, which will go directly toward economic development services that we provide to Marquette County.

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AAA MICHIGAN | Releases New Transportation Survey

Michigan Business Network
June 6, 2018 11:00 AM

Drivers Rate State Roads Poorly and Current Funding Ineffective  

DEARBORN, MI. (May 29, 2018)  —  As part of its legacy of traffic safety advocacy, the attached Transportation Survey was released by AAA-The Auto Club Group today. The survey of its Michigan members reveals some staggering, yet unsurprising statistics when it comes to road conditions and motorist safety:

Michigan Road/Bridge Quality

  • 89%              Rate the conditions as fair or poor
  • Only 2%       Rate the conditions as very good or excellent
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AAA MICHIGAN | Teen Driver Involved Crashes Kill 10 People a Day During 100 Deadliest Days

Michigan Business Network
June 6, 2018 10:00 AM

Deadly Teen Crashes Jump 14 Percent -  Speed and Nighttime Driving are Major Factor  

DEARBORN, MI. (May 30, 2018)– More than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving a teen driver in 2016 during the 100 Deadliest Days, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That is an average of 10 people per day – a 14 percent increase compared to the rest of the year, according to data analyzed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. As school lets out for summer, AAA stresses the importance of preparing and educating inexperienced teen drivers for some of the most dangerous driving days of the year. 

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BBB Study: Sweepstakes, Lottery and Prize Schemes Devastate Older Victims with Evolving Tactics

Michigan Business Network
June 6, 2018 6:00 AM

SOUTHFIELD, MI - June 5, 2018 – A new report by Better Business Bureau (BBB) says sweepstakes, lottery and prize schemes are devastating victims financially and emotionally with ever-evolving methods. These frauds concentrate on seniors, targeting them by direct mail, cold calling, social media, even text messages and smartphone pop-ups. BBB warns consumers to be on guard against these serious and pervasive frauds and their perpetrators.

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