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MEDC | Michigan’s Small Business Strength, Affordable Cost of Living Continue to Receive National Recognition

Michigan Business Network
February 26, 2021 6:00 PM

 

As Michigan’s economic recovery continues to build momentum following the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, several communities across the state are receiving national attention for the strength of their small business employment and talent opportunities.

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Peters Reintroduces Legislation to Ensure Public Buildings Utilize Energy Efficient Lighting

Michigan Business Network
February 26, 2021 5:00 PM

Bipartisan Bill Will Help Save Taxpayer Dollars

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would help save taxpayer dollars by directing the General Services Administration (GSA) to install the most life-cycle cost effective and energy efficient lighting in public buildings. The bill previously passed through Committee during the 116th Congress.

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Governor Whitmer Issues Statement After the State Administers 2 Millionth Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Michigan Business Network
February 26, 2021 4:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Whitmer made the following statement after the state hit another vaccination milestone today by administering over 2 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Bottom Line IT | Embracing Accessibility in a Digital World with Chris Knapp

Bottom Line IT
February 26, 2021 3:00 PM

Bottom Line I.T. PodCast for February 2021.

Living in a digital world means that we have access to information at our fingertips 24/7/365. But how accessible is really for those with disabilities? You may have heard about accessibility for websites. Your website might even have tools and plugins that allow your website to be accessible to those who are visually impaired. 

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9th Annual International Women's Day event on Monday, March 8

Michigan Business Beat
February 26, 2021 2:00 PM

Terry Barclay, President & CEO of Inforum, talks with MBN's Jeffry Mosher about the 9th Annual International Women's Day event. On March 8th, Inforum is hosting a virtual experience focusing on women's Activism, Allyship, and Advocacy. The goal of the event is to help build relationships, embrace diversity, and support women both professionally and personally.

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Josh Gembala | All Things Cybersecurity!

Michigan Business Beat
February 26, 2021 2:00 PM

Enhanced Security Services Manager of ASK, Josh Gembala talks with Jeffrey Mosher about the latest threats in cybersecurity, some headline breaches, some practical advice for business leaders, and things executives should be aware of.

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PNC Chief Economist Gus Faucher: Stimulus Payments Boosted Income and Consumer Spending in January

Michigan Business Network
February 26, 2021 1:00 PM

Inflation Remains Contained
  • Inflation will temporarily accelerate over the next few months, then recede.There was a huge 10% increase in personal income in January as the government distributed stimulus payments to households.
  • Consumer spending rose a big 2.4% over the month.
  • The PCE price index rose 0.3% in January, as did the core index.
  • Stimulus is supporting an economic recovery in the U.S.  With Congress set to pass a $1.9 trillion stimulus package, the outlook is for very strong growth this year.
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LAFCU CEO Patrick Spyke named Michigan MVP

Michigan Business Network
February 26, 2021 12:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU CEO Patrick Spyke has been named a 2021 Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by Corp! Magazine.

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LEO | Applications for New Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation Program Now Available

Michigan Business Network
February 26, 2021 11:00 AM

LANSING, Mich.— The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) announced that eligible Michiganders can apply for the new Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) program.

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LEAP's Tech Startup Gateway Program Renewed as 3 Local Startups Named on Venture Capital (VC) Hotlist

Pure Lansing
February 26, 2021 10:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 25, 2020) — With approval from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) Board Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) will receive $100,000 in Gateway Representative support from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) for the seventh consecutive year. This high-tech startup program has been vital in strengthening LEAP's and the region’s capacity to help lead and evolve the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem into a top 25 startup community.

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