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PlanetM Mobility Report July 2018

Michigan Business Network
July 20, 2018 10:00 AM

This month we saw the momentum in Michigan’s leadership in mobility continue to grow with major announcements from Ford Motor Company on both sides of the state and a fleet of autonomous shuttles deploying in Detroit. Our leadership on the global level was also on display during an MOU signing at the American Center for Mobility with international proving grounds from Sweden and the Republic of Korea.

Earlier this week Plug and Play – the world’s largest global innovation platform – was in Detroit. The energy in the room was tremendous, and all of us at PlanetM were thrilled with the opportunity to work with Plug and Play to showcase Michigan’s robust mobility ecosystem and roll out the welcome mat for a possible future Plug and Play presence in Detroit.

PlanetM will continue partnering and supporting innovative opportunities like Plug and Play and the City of Tomorrow Challenge in Grand Rapids. It is not enough to be ahead of the curve, we need to define the curve. That will happen one person, one family, one bus stop, one city at a time.

Trevor Pawl, Group Vice President, PlanetM

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Sparrow News: Three Community Leaders Named to Sparrow Ionia Hospital Board of Directors

Michigan Business Network
July 20, 2018 8:00 AM

IONIA, MI –Sparrow Ionia Hospital has named three outstanding community members to its Board of Directors, each serving a three-year term.

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Sparrow News: Sparrow Ionia Hospital Nurse “A True Angel” After Comforting Veteran, Wins DAISY Award

Michigan Business Network
July 20, 2018 7:00 AM

IONIA, MI –Adam Dobbrastine, a Sparrow Ionia Emergency Department Nurse formed a touching bond with a military veteran during the man’s final days and has now been honored with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the compassionate and skillful care given by Nurses every day.

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CBRE|Martin Closes Land Sale Near Eastwood Towne Center

Michigan Business Network
July 19, 2018 7:00 PM

CBRE|Martin Finalizes Two Property Deals in the Greater Lansing-Area

EAST LANSING, MI – July 19, 2018

CBRE|Martin announces the sale of 3010-3018 Wood Road in Lansing. CBRE’s Shawn H. O’Brien and Eric Rosekrans represented the seller, Case Credit Union. The buyer, Stellar Hospitality Lansing, LLC, purchased the 3.6 acre property for an undisclosed amount.

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Sparrow News: Sparrow Forensic Pathology Services Issues First Quarterly Report on Drug Deaths in Local Counties

Michigan Business Network
July 17, 2018 2:00 PM

LANSING, MI – For the first time, Sparrow Forensic Pathology Services has released a quarterly report for local health and law enforcement officials about drug-related deaths in the five counties in which Sparrow serves as Medical Examiner.

The report was compiled in response to interest in drug deaths sparked heavily by the opioid crisis. The initial report covers the first quarter of 2018, from Jan. 1 through March 31.

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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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