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Key Findings From Spring MFBI COVID-19 Impact Survey

The underwriter, conductor, and presenter of the MFBI survey gather to reflect findings.

Chris Holman gathers with Bob Lapinski, Media & Public Relations Advisor, AF Group, Chicago, IL and Paul King, President, ROI Insight, Grosse Pointe, MI, to discuss findings from the Spring 2020 Michigan Future Business Index COVID-19 Impact Survey. This Spring survey pivots to address the facts, questions, and concerns of the Michigan business community in light of COVID-19. 

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Mike Szukhent | Michigan Festivals & Events Association Dealing With COVID-19

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!

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Jeffrey M. Overberg, CPA | Clark Schaefer Hackett Accounting And Advising Through COVID-19

Chris Holman speaks with Jeffrey M. Overberg, CPA, Tax Shareholder | East Lansing, MI, office of Clark Schaefer Hackett. They discuss the company background and what their firm is busy dealing with as businesses navigate their way through and out of COVID-19, such as dealing with the PPP loans.

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MEDC Key To MWF's Michigan Entrepreneur Resilience Fund

$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.

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Jada Paisley | MGCOA Insight On The Business Of Golf In Michigan & COVID-19

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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Jennifer Rostar | JA Mid Michigan New Online Learning Tools During COVID-19

Chris Holman speaks with Jennifer Rostar, District Director for Junior Achievement of Mid Michigan. She discusses the challenges being faced by JA these days and the ways in which the organization is evolving their offerings for students and interaction with the business community during the COVID-19 crisis.

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MBN Resource Center

The MBN resource center is a hub of organizations that are helping the Michigan business community with business loan information, webinars, and other resources. 

Organizations include:

  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • National Small Business Association (NSBA)
  • Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM)
  • Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
  • Small Business Development Center for Michigan (SBDC)
  • and more

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