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Remembrance of MLK Assassination Evening of April 4th

Michigan Business Network
April 4, 2018 6:15 PM

Bell-ringing event to feature special guest Mary Ellen Norwood Ford!

“Ring a Bell for Freedom” is a remembrance of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. It is organized by The Greater Lansing Area Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission. This is being held at the Michigan State Capitol this evening.

The gathering will be encouraged to use a hashtag of #LansingMLK50

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LEAP Continues Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity

Pure Lansing
April 2, 2018 10:00 AM

Annual Diversity & Equity Statement Signed & 2017 Regional Diversity Star Award Presented

LANSING, MI – Continuing its commitment to inclusion and diversity, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) presented its 3rd Annual Regional Diversity Star Award to Foster Swift at its Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at MSU Federal Credit Union, East Lansing, MI. LEAP recognizes companies, like Foster Swift who demonstrate best practices in creating a diverse and welcoming place where global talent wants to work and succeed, which has a direct impact on our local economy.

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LAFCU Selects Jorgensen As Assistant Branch Manager

Michigan Business Network
March 30, 2018 7:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU has selected Stephen Jorgensen, of Lansing, as assistant branch manager, currently assigned to the LAFCU contact center located at the mid-Michigan credit union’s headquarters in west Lansing.

In the new position, Jorgensen works with contact center employees to increase efficiency and job satisfaction as well as develops schedules for the 16-person contact center branch.

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Software company expansion boosts state’s IT sector

Michigan Business Network
March 30, 2018 9:00 AM

News Release provided by: MEDC

California-based Nexient’s investment brings 300 tech jobs to Ann Arbor

LANSING, Mich. – Nexient, a global-leading software services provider, will expand its business operations in Ann Arbor, providing a decisive boost to Michigan’s ongoing effort to attract tech companies and talent to the state.

“Our economic reinvention already has connected more than 540,000 Michiganders with new private-sector jobs,” said Gov. Rick Snyder. “The demand for talented workers in dynamic fields like computer science and the professional trades continues to grow. And, as Michigan grows, we need to be ready.”

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Dennis Swan, Long-Time Sparrow Health System CEO and Health Industry Thought Leader, Announces Plans To Retire

Michigan Business Network
March 29, 2018 3:00 PM

LANSING, MI – Dennis Swan, long-time president and CEO of Lansing-based Sparrow Health System announced today he plans to retire in October of this year. Swan, 70, took over the Sparrow helm in June 2005, after serving as interim president since November 2004 and in numerous executive roles prior to that for a total of over 37 years of service.

“Last year, as I was approaching age 70, I began to consider life after Sparrow. But, as always, I wanted to see numerous projects through to completion,” says Swan. “It’s been an honor and privilege working to advance the region’s health and health care with such a strong and committed team of Board Members, Physicians, Nurses, Caregivers, Volunteers and Leaders. Everyone here is dedicated to providing quality health care and service excellence for every Patient. Now is the ideal time for Sparrow to begin the succession process. The new phase of my life will bring more unstructured time and greater opportunities to be with my wife, daughter, son-in-law and three fantastic grandchildren.”

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Residents Move Into Gillespie Group’s $11M Marketplace Apartments,Supporting Lansing’s Revitalization

Michigan Business Network
March 28, 2018 4:00 PM

Article provided the Gillespie Group

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Sparrow Ionia Hospital Nurses Achieve Prestigious National Honor

Michigan Business Network
March 28, 2018 6:00 AM

IONIA, MI – Nurses at Sparrow Ionia Hospital have achieved a major national honor, with the hospital becoming only the third in Michigan to earn the Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credential Center.

Sparrow Ionia is only the second critical access hospital in the state – joining Sparrow Clinton Hospital – to receive the honor. Only 150 healthcare organizations around the country have earned the designation.

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ITEC Spotlights Road to Broad 5k

Michigan Business Network
March 19, 2018 5:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. – The Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC) is pleased to partner with the Broad Student Senate on the Road to Broad 5k, which will be held at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, March 25, on Michigan State University’s campus. The race begins and ends at the Auditorium Building on Farm Lane Road, and all the proceeds from the race will benefit ITEC.

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The Lake Superior Community Partnership Celebrating Its 20th Anniversary This Year

U.P. Perspectives
March 15, 2018 1:00 PM

As many in the Upper Peninsula know, the LSCP (Lake Superior Community Partnership), in Marquette County is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. But this economic development group is a great example of good things on the move in Michigan. Below is the speech their Chief Executive Officer, Amy Clickner gave at their annual dinner, trying to put the last 20 years into words.

“How can you sum up 20 years? How do you convey exactly how you feel about the organization you basically grew up in? The one you have so much pride in that the advice “don’t take it personally” or “it’s just a job” is really tough to swallow and makes you work harder?

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Lansing MLK, Jr., Commission 2018 MLK Art Exhibit, "Remembering Martin" March 4 - April 30

Michigan Business Network
March 5, 2018 9:00 AM

Days ahead of an art exhibit in East Lansing planned by the Greater Lansing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commision, MBN's Jeffrey Mosher, spoke with the commision's chairperson Elaine Hardy. The MLK art exhibit is presented by the Greater Lansing Area Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission and commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination.

Artwork and artifacts represent Dr. King’s life from the 1957 founding of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, for which Dr. King was the first elected president, to his assassination April 4, 1968, and funeral April 9. • Included are three prints autographed by John Lewis, a U.S. representative for Georgia and a leader in the civil rights movement.

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