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Sparrow News: Sparrow Ionia Hospital Honors Caregivers with DAISY Awards

Michigan Business Network
August 15, 2022 6:00 PM

IONIA, MI – Sparrow Ionia Hospital recently honored a highly skilled nurse and surgical team with DAISY Awards for their compassionate care, outstanding nursing skills, and always putting patients first.

Emergency Department Nurse Amber Spitzley, BSN, RN, was named DAISY Award honoree based on a patient nomination for her attentiveness and kindness during the patient’s long stay. Spitzley has worked at Sparrow Ionia since 2018.

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Through Aug. 17 — Still Time to Donate to LAFCU’s Back-to-School Extravaganza

Michigan Business Network
August 15, 2022 5:00 PM

School supply drive to ease financial burden for parents, teachers 

There’s still time to donate school supplies and personal hygiene products to the Back-to-School Extravaganza coordinated by LAFCU, TWO MEN, AND A TRUCK, and The Village Lansing.

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Cinnaire Comments on CRA Reform

Michigan Business Network
August 15, 2022 4:00 PM

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) remains a driving force behind private sector investment in underserved communities, including Cinnaire’s work to raise capital through equity investments and lending. The CRA has fundamentally been successful at increasing the level of bank activity that serves low- to moderate-income (LMI) communities and has been essential to the success of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program, the New Markets Tax Credit program, and the growth of CDFI activities and partnerships in underserved communities.

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Michigan Business Beat | Dr. Charles Ballard, MSU Economic Dept, Taking a Pulse of the World Economy

Michigan Business Beat
August 15, 2022 2:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes back Dr. Charley Ballard to review economic topics across the World in mid-summer 2022.

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Michigan Business Beat | Ryan Hundt, Michigan Works! Association, Vision for the Coming Year

Michigan Business Beat
August 15, 2022 1:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes back Ryan Hundt, CEO, of Michigan Works! Association for their monthly discussion.

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Senator Stabenow in Flint Highlighting Major Reforms to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Michigan Business Network
August 15, 2022 12:00 PM

Senate-Passed Inflation Reduction Act Lowers the Cost of Prescription Drugs, including Insulin, and Health Insurance 

FLINT – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow Wednesday highlighted major reforms in the recently Senate-passed Inflation Reduction Act to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Stabenow was joined by Clarence Pierce, President & CEO of Hamilton Community Health Network, and Yaushica Aubert, President & CEO of Valley Area Agency on Aging.

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Peters Applauds Historic Bipartisan Legislation to Support Veterans Exposed to Toxic Substances Becoming Law

Michigan Business Network
August 15, 2022 11:00 AM

Peters Helped Pass the Honoring Our PACT Act Into Law to Deliver Earned Health Care and Benefits to All Generations of Toxic-Exposed Veterans for the First Time in U.S. History

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today applauded the President signing into law historic bipartisan legislation, the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act, to deliver all generations of toxic-exposed veterans the health care and benefits they earned for the first time in our nation’s history.

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MWF | 53 Voices Challenge - Is Back Again in 2022

Michigan Business Network
August 15, 2022 10:00 AM

Michigan Women Forward is sharing an exciting funding opportunity with the entrepreneurs of Michigan. MWF are announcing their 53 Voices Challengewhich is a pitch competition for women to win up to $7,500 and receive technical assistance training.  

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Gov. Whitmer Announces Third Round of Child Care Grants to Expand Options and Lower Costs for Working Families

Michigan Business Network
August 15, 2022 9:00 AM

Licensed child care programs are eligible for Child Care Stabilization Grants to fund quality, affordable care, lower costs, and help parents get back to work   

LANSING, Mich. -- Wednesday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the launch of the third round of the Child Care Stabilization Grant program, which will award nearly $200 million to licensed child care providers to strengthen their programs and help lower costs for working families. 

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Child Care Innovation Fund Expands by $12.5 Million

Michigan Business Network
August 15, 2022 8:00 AM

LANSING, MI, August 10, 2022 —The Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC) received $12.5 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding, awarded by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) through the Caring for MI Future initiative. Caring for MI Future is a $100 million investment that will help more Michigan families find quality, affordable child care in their community by opening 1,000 new, or expanded, child care programs by the end of 2024.

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