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SBA News release |Support Small Business Saturday

Michigan Business Beat
November 19, 2018 12:00 PM

From small towns to urban areas across the
state, shopping small helps local economies and job growth

DETROIT – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Michigan District Office and its resource partners are supporting the ninth annual Small Business Saturday on November 24, and reinforcing the importance of shopping local this holiday season. Celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday focuses on the tremendous impact shopping small can make in local communities. 

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BBB Warning | Avoid These Holiday Scams

Michigan Business Network
November 19, 2018 11:00 AM

News Release Provided By BBB

Southfield, MI - November 16, 2018 - With Black Friday just a week away, BBB urges consumers to be cautious of the popular scams that often appear this time of year. BBB Serving Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula received several reports of holiday scams in 2017 and the years prior.

Last year, consumers spent $7.9 billion on Black Friday and another $6.6 billion online for Cyber Monday.

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Peters, Cornyn Introduce Bill to Expand Opportunity for Disabled Veterans in Highway Projects

Michigan Business Network
November 9, 2018 1:30 PM

News Release Provided On Behalf of Senator G. Peters Office

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BBB Warning: Political Scams Expected to Increase as U.S. Mid-Term Election Nears

Michigan Business Network
October 24, 2018 1:30 PM

News Release Provided By BBB

Southfield, MI – October 24, 2018Scammers are opportunists who take advantage of whatever is in the news or being chatted about on social media. It’s common around this time of year to receive phone calls from political pollsters asking questions about who you plan to vote for, and scammers mimic those legitimate calls.

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TED | Career and Technical Education Gaining Steam Among Michigan Students

Michigan Business Network
October 24, 2018 12:00 PM

CTE adds 1,300 students in just one year, programs grow by 112

LANSING – The programs that prepare students with in-demand skills needed to land a high-demand, good-paying career gained more traction among Michigan high school students, data shows.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs added more than 1,300 students in the 2017-2018 school year, continuing an upward trend for the third consecutive year in CTE enrollment. These programs provide more than hands-on learning, they provide real-life application of lessons typically taught in a classroom setting and 21st Century skills that prepare students for life, no matter their postsecondary career path.

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State Brings City Leaders Together to Discuss Talent Retention, Attraction Marketing Strategies | TED

Michigan Business Network
October 15, 2018 11:00 AM

News Release Provided by TED

Choose Michigan campaign adds U.P. to
campaign website, showcases how others can join the statewide effort

LANSING, Mich.— One month after the launch of the state’s first-ever talent retention and attraction campaign – Choose Michigan – more than 70 leaders from cities across the state gathered in Lansing for an inside look at Michigan’s first-of-its-kind marketing efforts geared toward young science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) professionals.

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What Small Businesses Should Consider when Purchasing Workers' Comp Insurance

Michigan Business Beat
October 12, 2018 5:00 PM

Mike Maurer Divisional Director of Business Development for the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America talks with Jeffrey on the Michigan Business Network.

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Autobooks, Jumbo CDs, And LAFCU's Shred Day (Oct.13)

Michigan Business Beat
October 12, 2018 2:00 PM

Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, Chief Marketing Officer, LAFCU discusses with Chris Holman Autobooks, jumbo CD’s, and LAFCU's statewide reach.

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Star Truck Rental's Training Academy, Great Opportunity Ahead.

Michigan Business Beat
October 12, 2018 9:00 AM

 

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Shane Rugg, Training Coordinator, Star Truck Rentals and Heather Kimble, Human Resources Director, Star Truck Rentals, out of Grand Rapids, MI. They share about the company, and the special way they're filling the talent gap in their industry which can lead to great jobs.

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Rob Fowler of SBAM | Announcing Launch Association Health Plan Solution for Michigan Small Businesses

Michigan Business Beat
October 11, 2018 12:00 PM

Rob Fowler Executive Director and President of the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) speaks with Chris Holman.  Chris gets the details of SBAM and MichBusiness launching Association Health Plan solution for Michigan small businesses. 

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