Michigan Future Business Index in its 18th year shifts Spring survey to focus on the COVID-19 Impact on Michigan businesses.
Respondents to the latest MFBI are clearly concerned about COVID-19 and the toll it has taken on Michiganders, but they feel certain that they will have plans in place and a responsibility to keep their customers and employees safe when they reopen.
Mike Szukhent, Executive Director, MFEA, (Michigan Festivals and Events Association), spoke with Chris Holman to catch up on the last two months. They discuss how COVID-19 has disrupted the festivals and events industry for Michigan and worldwide. Along with what is being done to deal with the ongoing situation.Hear Mike's discussion with Chris in the link immediately below!
$1.5 Million Fund to Help Small Businesses Recover, Pivot in Response to COVID-19
Jeffrey Mosher recently spoke with representatives from both Michigan Women Forward and Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Guests for the interview were Carolyn Cassin, President and CEO, MWF (Michigan Women Forward) and LaTasha Peebles, Grant Manager for the MEDC. They discuss the announcement of $1.5 million Michigan Entrepreneur Resilience Fund.
Chris Holman speaks with Jada Paisley, CMP, Executive Director, Michigan Golf Course Association. They discuss how golf courses across Michigan have been dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. Especially of note now, is a way to restart business if courses and players follow some modified procedures. Hear about the MGCOA's efforts along with others of the Michigan Golf Alliance to have their concerns heard as Michigan works to reopen from the crisis.
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