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RELEASE: More than $17.8 million awarded to Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity to connect Michiganders to Opportunity

Michigan Business Network
October 20, 2020 4:00 PM

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) has been awarded $17,827,178.11 million in a U.S. Department of Education competitive grant to respond to the economic impact of COVID-19 in the state. These federal funds will help Michigan jobseekers make the jump from education and training to employment by delivering short- and mid-term customized training solutions. 

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Foster Swift | Videos Replace Breakfast to Raise Funds for Ingham County Treatment Courts Foundation

Michigan Business Network
October 20, 2020 3:04 PM

LANSING – For the past 11 years the last Friday in October has been the Ingham County Treatment Courts Foundation's (ICTCF) annual fundraising breakfast. Unfortunately, this year COVID has prohibited the breakfast where graduates of the program were celebrated and the ICTCF raised most of its money to help program participants throughout the year.

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RELEASE: Governor Whitmer Announces $1 Million Investment to Contact 1 Million Michiganders and Help Those Who May Have Lost Health Insurance in 2020 Get Covered

Michigan Business Network
October 20, 2020 2:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced today that the state is investing more than $1 million and will contact more than 1 million Michiganders to help those who may have lost health insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic get covered. There are a number ways for people to get no- or low-cost health insurance, and this investment will help raise awareness and increase access to those programs. 

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NEWS RELEASE: Michigan Launches Dozens of Free COVID-19 Test Sites Statewide

Michigan Business Network
October 20, 2020 1:00 PM

Nearly 100 free test sites available through partnerships

LANSING, MICH. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is launching new partnerships with Walgreens and the Michigan Primary Care Association to offer 77 new, free COVID-19 test sites statewide, bringing the total number of state-supported, free test sites to nearly 100. 

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RELEASE: Whitmer Appoints Brom Stibitz to Serve as DTMB Director

Michigan Business Network
October 20, 2020 12:00 PM

Governor Bolsters Executive Office Staff Heading Into 2021, Names New Deputy Chiefs of Staff, Legislative Affairs Director, Public Affairs Director, Equity and Inclusion Officer  

LANSING – Today Governor Gretchen Whitmer appointed Brom Stibitz to serve as the Director of the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. Stibitz has served as Acting Director for the department and Chief Information Officer for the state since former DTMB Director Tricia Foster was named Chief Operating Officer in March.  

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GBClub Oct 20 Partner Event: The Future of the US-China Business Relationship

Michigan Business Beat
October 20, 2020 11:00 AM

Over two and a half million jobs in the US are dependent upon trade with China.  MI exports alone make up about 30,000 of those jobs. As one of the most globally connected states our relationship with China is critically important.

Chris Holman speaks with Jade Sims, Assistant Director for International Trade Programs from
Department: MSU-CIBER (International Business Center) at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

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Join us live! MSU Athletic Director Speaks at Virtual Event October 29th

Michigan Business Network
October 20, 2020 10:00 AM

On Thursday, October 29th The MBN Speaker Series continues   virtually  with a special Business + Sports event  featuring the MSU Athletic Director, Bill Beekman!

Bill officially assumed the role of MSU’s 19th athletics director on July 17, 2018. He was appointed interim athletic director on Feb. 5, 2018, before taking over the position full time.

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IBC Quarterly Newsletter - Fall 2020

globalEDGE Business Beat
October 20, 2020 9:00 AM

I am excited to share the second issue of our eNewsletter.

Albeit virtually, this year we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of our designation as National Resource Center by the U.S. Department of Education (i.e., CIBER). I’d like to thank everybody who has supported our programs and activities in different capacities

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Building Character and Changing Lives!

Leadership Low Down
October 20, 2020 8:00 AM

Seth Maust of Five Star Life has a simple philosophy and solutions to change the face of education. He says "In order to truly move the needle, we must target the root of the educational crisis. At the core of every person’s success or failure is a mental and emotional operating system we call a mindset." The Five Star Life staff makes a powerful impact by providing schools with a variety of academic, leadership, and character programming that addresses the sources of negative mindsets. These programs include a proprietary video curriculum for classrooms, after school programming, Leadership Camps, and Day Trips.

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MEDA's 2020 Annual Meeting Going on Now

Michigan Business Network
October 20, 2020 7:00 AM

- Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist to Speak on Diversity & Inclusion in Econ. Dev. Panel

2020 Annual Meeting
Onsite Conference: October 18 - 21
Virtual Conference: October 20 - 21
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