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Gov. Whitmer Announces Federal Funding Priorities

Michigan Business Network
April 12, 2021 6:00 PM

to transform state by promoting job growth and supporting small business  

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced today her funding priorities as the state readies for more than $18 billion in federal funding available through the American Rescue Plan ActState government is expected to receive $5.7 billion in additional federal funding, in addition to $4.4 billion directed to local governments and $3.9 billion to K-12 schools. Many Michiganders have already received stimulus checks from the federal government through the Act.

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CAR | Altair Enlighten Award Webinar Series - Sustainability

Michigan Business Network
April 12, 2021 5:00 PM

Join us for our next webinar:

Altair Enlighten Award Webinar Series - Sustainability

Thursday, April 22, 2021  |  10:30 AM EST

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Sparrow News: New indoor vaccination site allows Sparrow to increase COVID vaccines to community

Michigan Business Network
April 12, 2021 4:00 PM

 

LANSING, MI – A new indoor vaccination site will allow Sparrow to safely provide up to 3,000 COVID-19 vaccines a day to Mid-Michigan residents, three times as many as possible in Sparrow’s drive-thru location.

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Gov. Whitmer announces Healthy Michigan Plan top 900,000 enrollees

Michigan Business Network
April 12, 2021 3:00 PM

Expanded Medicaid program helps residents afford coverage 

LANSING, Mich. – The Healthy Michigan Plan is now providing health care coverage to more than 900,000 residents for the first time, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced today. 

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PRESS RELEASE: $2 million investment will introduce underrepresented youth to employment, career and educational opportunities

Michigan Business Network
April 12, 2021 2:00 PM

Young Professionals initiative offers meaningful introduction to the world of work, including career exploration, job skills and earned income

LANSING, Mich.—The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) today announced the recipients of grants totaling $2 million to provide underrepresented young adults with a meaningful introduction to the world of work, including virtual career exploration and preparation activities, jobs skills and earned income.

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Cinnaire Launches Resident Rental Relief Fund

Michigan Business Network
April 12, 2021 1:00 PM

 to Support Families Impacted by COVID 19

Cinnaire has announced the launch of the Resident Rental Relief Fund (RRRF) to support families struggling to make rental payments as a result of COVID 19. Cinnaire contributed $250,000 to the fund and Delta Dental, the nation’s largest provider of dental benefits, contributed an additional $250,000 to the fund, designed to support renters throughout Cinnaire’s footprint who have suffered financial hardship due to the pandemic.

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AAA Travel Shows Go Virtual due to Pandemic

Michigan Business Network
April 12, 2021 12:00 PM

AAA trades massive in-person travel shows for a socially distant environment

DEARBORN, Mich., (April 12, 2021) — A sign of the times, AAA is forgoing its annual in-person travel shows this year, which normally attract thousands of people to area convention centers. Instead, The Auto Club Group will host these shows virtually, giving prospective travelers an opportunity to plan their next vacation in a socially distant environment.

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Round II of the ‘Our Town’ Gift Card Match Program Kicks off

Michigan Business Network
April 12, 2021 11:00 AM

Consumers Energy donates $55,000 to jumpstart small businesses affected by COVID-19 through gift card program

(FLINT, Mich. – April, 2021) The ‘Our Town’ Gift Match program is ready to roll again, doing so this past Friday.

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Michigan Has the 7th Most Pandemic-Proof Small Businesses

Michigan Business Network
April 12, 2021 10:00 AM

 – WalletHub Study

With states gradually reopening but around 100,000 businesses having closed permanently during 2020, WalletHub today released its report on the States With the Most Pandemic-Proof Small Businesses, along with accompanying videos.

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SBA | Update on the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

Michigan Business Network
April 12, 2021 9:00 AM

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal remains temporarily suspended through the weekend of April 9 while we work to resolve technical issues.

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