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NEWS RELEASE | Consumers Energy Supports Michigan Communities with First ‘Put Your Town on the Map’ Competition

Michigan Business Network
January 18, 2019 6:00 PM


Local Projects Will Receive Funds; Contest Ends in April


JACKSON, Mich., Jan. 15, 2019 – Consumers Energy is strengthening its commitment to rural Michigan communities by announcing a new competition to provide funding for projects that will help energize towns in the Lower Peninsula.

The “Put Your Town on the Map” competition will provide a total of $15,000 to three initiatives that are designed to build a stronger sense of community. Up to 10 finalist communities will compete for the funding at the 2019 Small Town and Rural Development Conference on April 17 in Thompsonville, Mich.

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NEWS RELEASE | Business Taxpayers Should Be On Alert for W-2 Phishing Scam

Michigan Business Network
January 18, 2019 4:00 PM

Cybercriminals Impersonate Persons of Authority within Organizations

Business taxpayers should be extra alert for cybercriminals attempting to steal W-2 forms and other sensitive information through a phishing scam, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

In a typical scenario, cybercriminals impersonate persons of authority within a company and send an email to payroll personnel asking for copies of all employee W-2 forms. The scammers do their homework about an entity’s organizational chart and all communications appear legitimate.

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NEWS RELEASE | Administration, Fiscal Agencies Reach Consensus on Revenue Estimates

Michigan Business Network
January 15, 2019 4:00 PM

Modest Economic Growth Projected 

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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NEWS RELEASE | Former Treasury Economist, Tax Policy Expert Selected as Chief Deputy of Treasury

Michigan Business Network
January 15, 2019 3:00 PM

Guilfoyle to join Treasury’s Administrative Team on January 22

LANSING, Mich. – State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks announced the selection of Dr. Jeff Guilfoyle as Chief Deputy Treasurer, effective January 22, 2019. Guilfoyle will join Treasury’s leadership team with a broad range of responsibilities, including providing expertise on state and local tax policy in Michigan, overseeing department operations and acting on behalf of the State Treasurer as needed.

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NEWS RELEASE | Gov. Whitmer Calls For More State Contracts For 'Disadvantaged' Businesses

Michigan Business Network
January 15, 2019 2:00 PM

GOV. Whitmer Calls For More State Contracts For Disadvantaged' Businesses 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has asked the state to adopt policies to increase the contracts the state awards to "geographically disadvantaged businesses" so as to expand business opportunities in "low-income communities and underutilized business areas." 

In her eighth executive directive issued since she's taken office, Whitmer said she wants the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) to adopt policies to increase purchases from, and contracts with, these businesses.

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NEWS RELEASE | Former Perry Drugs Building to Add More Retail Space in Downtown Flint

Michigan Business Network
January 10, 2019 5:00 PM

FLINT, Mich. – Jan. 8, 2019 The former Perry drugstore building at south Saginaw and Second streets will soon house three new businesses in downtown Flint, with more on the way. Renovations began last fall at the single-story building, which will contain a total of six retail units once construction is completed in March.

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Silicon Valley-based Nexient has surpassed initial hiring commitments at its facility in Ann Arbor, adding 100 high tech jobs to the region in 2018

Michigan Business Network
January 10, 2019 2:00 PM

News Release Provided By MEDC

Michigan continues to demonstrate its position as a leading state for tech job growth as California-based IT firm Nexient announced Tuesday it has nearly doubled the number of new jobs the company has added in Michigan this year. Nexient has filled more than 100 positions supporting digital product design, development and quality engineering in the first year since receiving a $1.5 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund.

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REGISTER NOW: Great Lakes Angels Fund, “Introduction to Angel Investing – is it for me?”

Michigan Business Network
January 7, 2019 12:00 PM


REGISTER NOW:  January 10, 2019, 8-9:30 AM @ Automation Alley, Troy, MI

Great Lakes Angels Fund, managed by City Side Ventures, is promoting a seminar on Angel Investing “Introduction to Angel Investing – is it for me?” 

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Treasury: Resolve to Be Ready for Tax Scams in 2019

Michigan Business Network
January 4, 2019 4:00 PM

Taxpayers Urged to Watch for Phone Scams and Phishing Schemes

LANSING, Mich. – As the state of Michigan begins a new year and the state income tax filing season approaches, the Michigan Department of Treasury is asking taxpayers to resolve to be ready for tax scams in 2019.

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Sparrow News | Sparrow Welcomes New Year’s Baby

Michigan Business Network
January 2, 2019 1:00 PM

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