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AAA Cautions Homeowners about Post-Disaster Contractor Fraud

Michigan Business Network
May 25, 2022 12:00 PM

Shares Tips to Avoid Becoming a Victim

Contractor Fraud Awareness Week is May 23-27th

DEARBORN, Mich., (May 23, 2022) — Hurricanes, wildfires, floods, tornadoes, hailstorms—experiencing a disaster may be impossible to avoid. Yet as homeowners deal with the aftermath of a catastrophe, if they aren’t careful, they could be victimized by dishonest contractors.

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Cinnaire Partners with Property Bros & CDFI Friendly South Bend to Develop Affordable Homes for South Bend Families

Michigan Business Network
May 25, 2022 11:00 AM

Cinnaire’s Keith Broadnax and Lucius Vassar recently joined Mayor James Mueller, City Council members, community leaders, Property Bros LLC, and CDFI Friendly South Bend to announce $500,000 in financing to bring safe, high quality, and affordable homes to South Bend, IN. At a time when more than one in four households struggle to pay rent, preserving and developing affordable housing is more important than ever.

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MEDC | Gov. Whitmer Announces New Semiconductor Career and Apprenticeship Network Program Aimed at Creating Good-Paying Jobs

Michigan Business Network
May 25, 2022 10:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. – Yesterday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to announce Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) approval of support for a new semiconductor technician apprenticeship program intended to strengthen the pipeline of the semiconductor workforce. MSF also approved $1.5 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Coronavirus, Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) funds grant that will be used to plan and develop the program.

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Gov. Whitmer Statement on Michigan’s $3 Billion Additional Revenue

Michigan Business Network
May 25, 2022 9:00 AM

Effective fiscal management led to $3 billion in additional revenue, governor proposes working across the aisle to put money in people’s pockets right away as they face rising prices   

LANSING, Mich.– Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference (CREC) showed that Michigan has $3 billion in additional revenue for Fiscal Year 2022.  

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Michigan Future Business Index Survey for Spring 2022

Michigan Business Network
May 25, 2022 8:00 AM

Michigan small businesses, let your voices be heard!

Chris Holman welcomes back Paul King, President of ROI Insight, Grosse Pointe, MI. Paul has conducted the Michigan Future Business index survey on behalf of Michigan Business Network twice a year since 2011, across three companies.
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Treasury | Administration, Fiscal Agencies Reach Consensus on Revenue Estimates

Michigan Business Network
May 25, 2022 7:00 AM

Revenue Projections Revised Upward from Strong Economy

LANSING, Mich. – State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks, Senate Fiscal Agency Director Kathryn Summers and House Fiscal Agency Director Mary Ann Cleary today reached consensus on revised economic and revenue figures for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and for the upcoming 2023 and 2024 fiscal years.

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Governor Whitmer Announces 184 New Jobs in Auto Manufacturing, EV Testing in Battle Creek and Southeast Michigan

Michigan Business Network
May 24, 2022 6:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. – Friday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce two business expansions that will create 184 good jobs around the state. The expansions, which have been approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund, will build on the state’s economic growth and boost Michigan’s global leadership in auto manufacturing and mobility solutions. 

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CAR | Sustainability Roundtable Whitepaper

Michigan Business Network
May 24, 2022 5:00 PM

New Whitepaper:

Sustainability Roundtable Whitepaper

CAR conducts quarterly meetings with CAR Affiliates—a group of over 65 automotive stakeholders whose contributions support CAR’s research activities. Over the past 18 months, sustainability has become a key point of discussion at these meetings.

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Bryan Lendzion’s Subleasify Takes Top Prize at LEAP’s Return to In-person Hatching Event

Pure Lansing
May 24, 2022 4:00 PM

Platform designed to provide access and ease to the subleasing process takes home first prize; One and All grad Gloria Trevino of TheraPLAYoga takes second place    

LANSING, Mich. (May 20, 2022) — In a night of creative collaboration, seven local entrepreneurs pitched at The Hatching, Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) quarterly pitch competition. The event, which was open to entrepreneurs in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham and Shiawassee counties, took place May 5 and marked LEAP’s first return to in-person events since 2019. May’s pitch lineup included: a food truck serving authentic indigenous cuisine, a social media platform designed to elevate influencers from marginalized communities, a personal assistant service, an eco-conscious cooperative compost initiative, and a game design startup. 

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Leadership Lowdown | Fred Ford - A Journey Worth Making

Leadership Lowdown
May 24, 2022 3:00 PM

A son of Alabama sharecroppers, a gifted athlete, a successful career, and an unshakeable faith!  Fred Ford's life is a rich story of hard work and putting others first.  

He's the latest guest for six segments with Vic Verchereau on Leadership LowDown.
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