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Cherry Capital Airport – TVC Has Record Breaking Year

Michigan Business Network
January 25, 2018 6:00 AM

Passenger Traffic – 2017 Eclipsed 2016 by 5.6%

(Traverse City, MI) - Cherry Capital Airport is pleased to announce that passenger traffic has outpaced ANY year previous to 2017. Kevin Klein, Airport Director released the record setting number of passengers traveling by way of TVC Airport during the Northwestern Regional Airport Commission meeting late yesterday.

Cherry Capital Airport – TVC located in Traverse City, Michigan has operated passenger air service in the Northern Michigan Region since 1938 with Penn Central Airlines. Today, TVC is served by three great carriers American, Delta, and United. TVC has truly become Northern Michigan’s connection to the world.

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

Michigan Business Network
January 23, 2018 10:00 AM

Cybercriminals Impersonate Persons of Authority within Organizations

LANSING, Mich. – 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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State Treasurer Approves Changes to Flint Governance Structure

Michigan Business Network
January 23, 2018 9:00 AM

Action Follows State Oversight Board’s Recommendations to Continue Process of Transitioning to Full, Local Control

LANSING, Mich. – State Treasurer Nick Khouri today announced changes for the city of Flint that grants the mayor and city council more governance authority and diminishes state oversight through the Flint Receivership Transition Advisory Board (RTAB).

“Today is an important day for our shared goal of moving Flint forward,” Khouri said. “Thanks to the progress city leaders have made, this is an appropriate time for the mayor and city council to assume greater responsibility for day-to-day operations and finances.”

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Lansing MLK Commission Receives $155,000 in Corporate Support

Michigan Business Network
January 19, 2018 5:00 PM

Area businesses provided donations totaling $155,000 to the Greater Lansing Area Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission, Friday, Jan. 12, to support the Commission’s work in promoting equality, diversity and social justice.

Elaine Hardy, Commission chair, said, “This sponsor kick-off for the MLK Day holiday gives us a chance to recognize the companies that not only provide financial support to the Commission, but believe in our work to make our community the best it can be for everyone.

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Michigan International Speedway: MIS Cares Over $900,000 donated to area organizations in 2017

Michigan Business Network
January 18, 2018 4:00 PM

Scholarship applications open to seniors in Lenawee and Jackson Counties

BROOKLYN, Mich. (Jan. 9, 2018) — Michigan International Speedway, MIS Cares and Americrown made a difference in the lives of many across the Irish Hills area in 2017. And the giving does not stop when the calendar turned to 2018.

MIS and its sister company Americrown combined to donate a total of $907,587 to local service groups and organizations through cash donations, in-kind donations, work programs, grants and sponsorships, as well as tickets and merchandise that clubs raffled to raise money.

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PUBLICOM Wins Six National Healthcare Advertising Awards

Michigan Business Network
January 17, 2018 8:00 PM

Publicom has earned six national advertising awards for work ranging from a logo to a complete campaign that includes TV advertising.

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Publicom Inc., a full-service marketing communications firm, has won six national awards in the 34th Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards competition conducted by Healthcare Marketing Report.

The winning entries were created for McLaren Bay Region, Bay City; McLaren Lapeer Region, Lapeer; ProTom International, Flower Mound, Texas; and Smile America Partners, Farmington Hills.

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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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