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Key Downtown Redevelopment Project Heads to Lansing City Council for Consideration

Pure Lansing
September 20, 2019 5:00 PM

Capitol Avenue Project Could Take Major Step Forward

LANSING, Mich. – A key redevelopment project situated in the heart of downtown Lansing could be taking a major step forward next week. The brownfield plan for the 500 Block Project, a two-parcel project comprised of properties at 501 S Capitol Avenue and 502 S Washington Avenue will be received by the Lansing City Council for consideration Monday, Sept. 23.

“Repurposing the Lake Trust parcel in the south end of downtown is an important revitalization effort. Creating new housing and business opportunities will be tremendous for Cherry Hill and downtown neighborhoods. We look forward to working on getting this done,” said Andy Schor, Mayor of Lansing.

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Take an Adventure in Pure Michigan This Fall

Michigan Business Network
September 20, 2019 2:00 PM

  • Pure Michigan promotes fall travel to national audience for first time
  • Ad campaign reminds us that fall is a perfect time to explore Michigan’s hidden gems


LANSING, Mich. – Summer may be coming to an end, but it doesn’t mean Michigan travel adventures have to. This fall, Pure Michigan will promote fall travel to both national and regional audiences to remind travelers to connect with all the beauty and adventure that await in Pure Michigan during the fall season.

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Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan Superhero Campaign Wins Big!

Michigan Business Network
September 20, 2019 1:00 PM

Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan’s “Even superheros need a support system” campaign wins eight public relations and communications awards. 

Lansing, MI – The Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan’s 2019 “Even superheroes need a support system” campaign earned awards across several categories in multiple public relations and communications associations. This campaign evolved from creative inspiration from the children and their families that the Ronald McDonald House has served over the last nineteen years. These amazing children were portrayed as superheroes in their own stories, focusing on their strength, power and individuality. This campaign celebrated who they became since their journeys began as tiny, premature babies whose families called the Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan home.

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Make Your List, Check it Twice: Next Week’s the Best Time to Start Booking Holiday Flights

Michigan Business Network
September 19, 2019 12:00 PM

DEARBORN, Mich., (September 19, 2019) — The much-anticipated Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays may still be months away, but the best time to book flights for these busy travel weeks is quickly approaching. In fact, a recent analysis of AAA Travel’s flight booking data from the last three years reveals that Sept. 25 marks the start of the best booking window for air travel around both the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

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NEWS RELEASE: Charlevoix County Ignite Business Model Competition Rescheduled for 2020

Michigan Business Network
September 18, 2019 5:00 PM

BOYNE CITY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 - The Charlevoix County Ignite Business Model Competition planning team unanimously decided to reschedule the competition for the upcoming year of 2020.

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Israeli Mobility Startups visit Detroit

Michigan Business Network
September 18, 2019 1:00 PM

Israeli Mobility Startups visit Detroit
DRIVE TLV Innovation Center visit to Detroit aimed at enhancing mobility connections between Michigan and Israel

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Michigan Procurement Earns Top Spot in National Ranking

Michigan Business Network
September 17, 2019 4:00 PM

Reduced costs and accelerated processes cited as reasons for #1 ranking

LANSING, Mich. -- The Governing Institute named the Department of Technology, Management and Budget’s Central Procurement Services best in the nation in a triennial review of state government purchasing operations released late last month.

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Sparrow Carson Hospital Named a Level IV Trauma Center

Michigan Business Network
September 17, 2019 3:00 PM

CARSON CITY, MI – For the first time, Sparrow Carson Hospital has been designated as a Level IV Trauma facility, reflecting its expertise in providing advanced trauma life support prior to transferring Patients to a higher-level trauma center.

The designation from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reflects years of work by Sparrow Carson to provide the next level of quality care to Patients.

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W-4 is Changing for 2020

Michigan Business Network
September 17, 2019 2:00 PM

By Anthony Kaylin, courtesy SBAM Approved Partner ASE

The W-4 is changing. On September 20, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the major revisions previously proposed to the 2019 Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, will be delayed to 2020.  In August 2019, after releasing the second draft of the 2020 W-4, the IRS released the second draft of Publication 15-T, Federal Income Tax Withholding Methods, for 2020.

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LCC to Hold Student Summit on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Michigan Business Network
September 17, 2019 1:00 PM

Student Summit is a continuation of the college’s participation in national initiative

LANSING, Mich. – Lansing Community College will hold a Student Summit on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 at its Downtown Campus. The Student Summit is a continuation of the college’s participation in the yearlong national commemoration of the 400 Years of African American History Commission Act.

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