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New Lansing Mayor Andy Schor Takes Seat On Lansing EDC Board

Pure Lansing
January 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Mayor Schor Determined To Further Accelerate Growth Of Lansing

LANSING, MI January 12, 2018: Lansing Economic Development Corporation Board Meeting. 1000 S Washington Ave, Suite 201, (REO Town) Lansing, MI. This morning The Lansing Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) Board is set to welcome newly elected Lansing Mayor Andy Schor as he takes his seat on the EDC Board of Directors, during the first EDC Board meeting of 2018.

The LEDC manages economic development for the City of Lansing including the City’s Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA), Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA), and Regional SmartZone.

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LAFCU 2017 fundraising efforts net nearly $20,400 for United Way

Michigan Business Network
January 5, 2018 10:00 AM

January 5, 2018, LANSING, Mich. — In advancement of the credit union vision of “People helping People,” LAFCU presented a check for nearly $20,400 to the Capital Area United Way at year-end 2017. The funds included proceeds from multiple employee fundraising activities throughout the year, employee pledges and a corporate contribution.

Fundraising activities coordinated by an employee committee included dress down days, online and live auctions, raffles, 50/50 drawings and a trip to FireKeepers Casino.

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CBRE’s 2018 U.S. Market Outlook

Michigan Business Network
January 4, 2018 5:00 PM

DECEMBER 2017 CBRE’s 2018 U.S. Market Outlook forecasts market performance in the year ahead for all major commercial real estate sectors.

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AAA MICHIGAN URGES MOTORISTS TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR SAFELY

Michigan Business Network
December 30, 2017 11:40 PM

“RING IN THE NEW YEAR” ROAD REMINDER

Over 30 percent of all 2016 traffic deaths in Michigan were alcohol-involved

Dearborn, Michigan (December 29, 2017) — As New Year’s Eve nears and Michiganders finalize party plans, AAA Michigan is issuing a statewide ”Ring in the New Year” Road Reminder urging motorists to take extra precautions NOW to help make their celebrations safe. New Year’s Eve can be one of the most deadly nights of the year.

According to 2016 statistics, over 36 percent of all the traffic deaths during the New Year’s Eve time period (6pm Dec 30, 2016-11:59pm Jan 2, 2017) in Michigan were alcohol -involved.

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State Treasury Department Consider Donating to the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund By End of 2017

Michigan Business Network
December 26, 2017 4:00 PM

Tax-Deducible Donations Must Be Made by Dec. 31

LANSING, Mich. – With the 2017 tax year coming to a close, the Michigan Department of Treasury is asking Michiganders to consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund.

Donations made to the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund provide scholarships to young adults who have experienced foster care and are enrolled at a Michigan degree-granting college or university. Awards are paid to the students' college or university to assist with tuition, fees, room, board, books and supplies.

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Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance Hires Director of Economic Development

U.P. Perspectives
November 30, 2017 1:00 PM

Dickinson County - The Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance (DAEDA) recently hired Lois Ellis as the Director of Economic Development.

Ellis has an extensive background in Economic Development in the Upper Peninsula. Her experience in economic development started in 2002, when she was hired at the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP). After 11 years at the LSCP, Lois worked as a Business Development Manager for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). Most recently, she was the President of Lasco, Inc.

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State Treasury Department Outlines State of Michigan Scholarships

Michigan Business Network
November 27, 2017 1:00 PM

As Michigan’s Scholarship Month comes to a close, the Michigan Department of Treasury reminds students and their families about various scholarships provided by the state of Michigan.

“The state administers an assortment of scholarships as provided under state law,” said Anne Wohlfert, director of Treasury’s Student Financial Services Bureau. “MI Student Aid works closely with our state’s school districts to inform and educate students and their families about the scholarships available to help pay for college.”

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Communicating Business: Business Crunch Time Means More Now Than Ever

Communicating Business
November 22, 2017 1:00 PM

We're past halftime of the fourth quarter for 2017. Matt Friedman, host of Communicating Business recently wrote an article on this topic. It's still pertinent as we push to the end of the year.

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HGB Nurse Receives MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award

Michigan Business Network
November 22, 2017 12:00 PM

Charlotte, Mich. – Kassandra Gauna, RN, a nurse in the emergency department at Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital in Charlotte, Mich., was recently honored with the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award from the Michigan Health & Hospital Association.

The award celebrates patient and staff safety through the recognition of individuals or teams in Michigan hospitals who demonstrate a commitment to the prevention of patient or staff harm.

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BBB® Tips for Charitable Giving During the Holidays

Michigan Business Network
November 22, 2017 10:00 AM

Southfield, MI – November 20, 2017 – With the busiest weekend of the year upon us, people are making their lists and checking them twice to make sure they have everything to make their holiday go a little smoother. Before the turkey is even off the tables, Black Friday will have already begun, then comes Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Let’s not forget about Giving Tuesday. While it may not be a day with big shopping deals and money saved, it’s a day that has become increasingly more popular since it began six years ago.

There are many reasons why people choose the holidays to give to charity. Some may be looking to meet deadlines for last-minute tax deductions, some desire to give out of the goodness of their hearts and others are moved by a specific charity's services. Whatever your reason for donating to charity, BBB wants donors to give wisely.

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