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A Colorful and Part of the American Country Music Story...Legends, Moments and Laughs

Leadership Low Down
August 11, 2020 9:00 AM

David Frizzell's life and his career are tightly woven into the fabric of country music history and lore. As a singer, songwriter and producer, he is both legacy and legend with an unmistakable voice and a captivating style. 

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SBAM | Employers Should Prepare for How the School Year Will Affect Employees

Michigan Business Network
August 11, 2020 8:00 AM

The case for reopening schools and day care centers during the pandemic is strong. However, reopening schools also means exposing more kids to the virus, which could mean 14-day quarantines for families. What does this mean for employees and employers?

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CAR | New Publication: Supplier Strategy Reset

Michigan Business Network
August 11, 2020 7:00 AM

New Publication:

Supplier Strategy Reset

Given the unprecedented market and disruption impacting the automotive ecosystem - the industry is at the critical crossroads of increasing levels of vehicle propulsion, automated vehicle content, and navigating the negative impacts of COVID-19-driven volume reductions.

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U.P. Perspective | Fall Fest 2020

U.P. Perspectives
August 11, 2020 6:00 AM

News & Editorial from Amy Clickner and Lake Superior Community Partnership, sharing the U.P. Perspective:

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West Michigan Business Stories from ClarkCom

Michigan Business Beat
August 10, 2020 7:00 PM

Here's a digest of current business news and topics from Western Michigan:


The Mill at Vicksburg - Researchers find endangered species at $80m Kzoo County project site

Researchers surveying Portage Creek as part of an environmental study at the $80 Mill at Vicksburg project in Kalamazoo County discovered a type of mussel that’s on the North American endangered species list; they’ve now adjusted their surveying to determine how to improve the Creek’s habitat so the mussel and other creatures can survive and thrive. Although the find has slowed Paper City Development’s plans to activate the Creek that runs along the 120-acre campus, they are excited to pursue how they can preserve this species. Mill and research officials are available for comment.

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'Placemaking Mini-Grants' to Help Transform Communities

Michigan Business Network
August 10, 2020 6:00 PM

Projects in Flint, Grand Blanc and Grand Blanc Township are among the 15 communities of the I-69 Thumb Region awarded $2,000 each from the state’s Placemaking Mini-Grant Program. The program, funded with financial support from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and administered by the I-69 Thumb Region partners, was established to help communities implement small impactful projects that encourage and contribute to a stronger sense of place.

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Creating Food Security Council

Michigan Business Network
August 10, 2020 5:00 PM


LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-167 creating the Food Security Council within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The Council is tasked with identifying and analyzing the origins of and solutions for food insecurity in Michigan and with helping Governor Whitmer work to ensure all Michiganders, no matter their socioeconomic status, can put food on the table for themselves and their families.

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MEDC | Meet the Buyer: Doing Business with the Government and Private Sector

Michigan Business Network
August 10, 2020 4:00 PM

Thursday, August 27, 2020

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Governor Whitmer Takes Action to Protect Michigan Workers After the Federal Government Allowed Unemployment Benefits to Lapse

Michigan Business Network
August 10, 2020 3:00 PM

Governor’s order ensures protections for workers who stay home when they’re sick  

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-166 to reinstate protections for Michigan workers as the state continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemicThe governor signed this order after the federal government allowed federal pandemic unemployment assistance for Americans who have lost work as a result of this virus to lapse at the end of July, putting pressure on more people to return to work, even if they’re sickUnder the Executive Order, the governor prohibits employers from discharging, disciplining, or retaliating against employees who make the responsible choice to stay home when they or their close contacts are sick. 

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Governor Whitmer Extends Declaration of Emergency As Michigan Continues to Fight COVID-19

Michigan Business Network
August 10, 2020 2:00 PM

Governor remains committed to keeping Michiganders safe and saving lives  

LANSING, Mich. -- As Michiganders across the state continue working to protect themselves and their families from the spread of COVID-19, Governor Gretchen Whitmer today took swift action by signing a new executive order to save lives. Executive Order 2020-165 extends the governor’s emergency and disaster declaration until September 4, 2020 at 11:59pm.

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