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In its 10th Year, YouthQuest Offers Stability as Schools Plan for 2020-21

Michigan Business Network
August 5, 2020 3:00 PM

(FLINT, Mich., Aug. 5, 2020) – Now in its 10th year, YouthQuest will begin Aug. 17 at Flint Community Schools and Sept. 14 at International Academy of Flint. The afterschool enrichment program is working closely with both school districts to align its efforts with their day school formats and protocols.

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2020 Ag Lending and Advanced Ag Credit Conferences

Michigan Business Network
August 5, 2020 2:00 PM

Co-sponsored by MBA and Ohio Bankers League
The 2020 Ag Lending Conference will be held as a virtual program from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Eastern each day. 

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The Lansing Promise Golf Classic - 2020 Highlights

Michigan Business Network
August 5, 2020 1:00 PM

The Lansing Promise Golf Classic is becoming a tradition among community partners, donors, and sponsors. It’s where community members come together to show our support for our students’ futures. The 2020 Golf Classic is particularly special, as it had to cancel previous fundraising events in light of the pandemic; and this event alone has raised enough money to support (on average) 100 more students this year! This year the LP Golf Classic took place at Forest Akers Golf Course located in East Lansing, MI.

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Directive Strengthening Enforcement of COVID-19 Orders to Save Lives

Michigan Business Network
August 5, 2020 12:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Whitmer signed Executive Directive 2020-08 Tuesday to direct state departments and autonomous agency heads to review allocation of their resources to ensure that enforcement of COVID-19-related laws is a prioritysuch as limitations on capacity and the requirement to wear a mask when entering a Michigan business. Cases have risen over the past month—from a rolling seven-day average of about 15 cases per million on in mid-June, the low point since the peak last April, to about 50 cases per million in late July.

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SpringGR Holds Drive-in Graduation Ceremony for Entrepreneurs

Michigan Business Network
August 5, 2020 11:00 AM

SpringGR graduated 56 entrepreneurs


(GRAND RAPIDS, MI) – SpringGR held a June 24 outdoor graduation event complete with an entrepreneur pitch competition all from the parking lot of Kentwood Community Church.

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Governors of Maryland, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, and Virginia Announce Major Bipartisan Interstate Compact For Three Million Rapid Antigen Tests

Michigan Business Network
August 5, 2020 10:00 AM

Six-State Testing Agreement Is First Of Its Kind Among Governors During COVID-19 Pandemic Expansion of Rapid Antigen Testing Is Critical As States Face Testing Shortages and Delays More States, Cities, and Local Governments May Join Compact In Coming Weeks

Maryland Governor Larry HoganLouisiana Governor John Bel EdwardsMassachusetts Governor Charlie BakerMichigan Governor Gretchen WhitmerOhio Governor Mike DeWine, and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced a major bipartisan interstate compact with the Rockefeller Foundation to expand the use of rapid point-of-care antigen tests to slow the spread of COVID-19 and continue safely reopening the states.

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CAR Management Briefing Seminars Continue through This Afternoon

A Shunpiker's Journal
August 5, 2020 9:00 AM

Two days of inspirational speakers and a “front-row” seat to understanding the impact of COVID-19 on the current and future automotive and mobility industries is almost over. Those attending the event this year are doing so from any location and make new connections through this exciting virtual platform.

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Peters, Stabenow Applaud Bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act Being Signed Into Law

Michigan Business Network
August 5, 2020 8:00 AM

Legislation Will Permanently and Fully Fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Protect Michigan Public Lands and Waters That Are Critical to Economy


WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) Tuesday applauded the signing into law of bipartisan legislation that will guarantee funding towards public lands maintenance and renovation projects in Michigan and across the country.

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CPA's Clark Schaefer Hackett | Get Through the Tough Times with Supply Chain Resilience

Michigan Business Network
August 5, 2020 7:00 AM

Supply chains are vulnerable—identify your risks to protect your future

As companies have seen this year, supply chains are vulnerable to slight or serious interruptions that can occur without warning. Businesses can take this opportunity to examine their supply chains and find the links that may be broken in future crises. In this article, CSH's David Mills reviews the lessons manufacturers can learn from the pandemic and how they can be better prepared for whatever comes next.

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PMBC | Register By Friday for 2020 Virtual Aerospace and Tech Summit

Michigan Business Network
August 5, 2020 6:00 AM

2020 Virtual Aerospace and Tech Summit

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC), in partnership with Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan (AIAM), is hosting the third annual Aerospace Summit. This free, MUST-attend virtual event brings purchasing demand to the supply base here in Michigan.

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