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NEWS RELEASE: Michigan’s unemployment rate down slightly in December

Michigan Business Network
January 24, 2020 11:00 AM

Payroll jobs up for ninth consecutive year

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched down by a tenth of a percentage point to 3.9 percent in December, according to data released today by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget. Total employment advanced by 6,000 over the month, while unemployment fell by the same number, resulting in no change in the state’s workforce total over the month.

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Cost Segregation Studies as an Estate Planning Tool

Michigan Business Network
January 24, 2020 8:00 AM

 

If you own a building or have renovated a building in the last few years, you can likely benefit from a cost segregation study.

 

Cost segregation studies separate real property into various depreciable categories. Most real property is depreciated over 27.5 years (for residential rental) or 39 years (for nonresidential). By performing a cost segregation study, you can reclassify a portion of that real property into personal property. These newly created asset classes depreciate at a much faster rate—normally 5, 7 or 15 years.

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Early Michigan Governors Come To Liberty Coin Service

Dollars and Sense
January 23, 2020 3:00 PM

For the next few weeks, Liberty Coin Service in Lansing’s Frandor Shopping Center is exhibiting selections of an early Michigan history treasure trove.  The documents on exhibit are letters signed by Michigan territorial and state governors and US Senators from 1805 up into the 20th Century.

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NEWS RELEASE: Hourly wage increase benefits many Michigan agricultural workers

Michigan Business Network
January 23, 2020 1:00 PM

LANSING, Mich.—The hourly wage for Michigan’s temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign agricultural workers increased from $13.54 to $14.40 per hour as of Jan. 2, 2020. Positions paying this wage offer great opportunities for workers to earn above the state’s minimum wage rate of $9.65 per hour.

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Gazelles run from their greatest fears, Lions chase their dreams!

Leadership Low Down
January 23, 2020 12:00 PM

DeAndre Carter has become recognized as a motivational force as he challenges people to demand greatness in every step. Recognized as an award-winning speaker and ranked by Toastmaster's International as one of the best in the world, DeAndre has effectively developed people through great motivation and helping to shift negative paradigms!

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Doug Stanton | Tenth Anniversary of National Writers Series

Michigan Business Beat
January 23, 2020 10:00 AM

Traverse City, Michigan effort keeps authors in the spotlight.

Doug W. Stanton joins Jeffrey C. Mosher in the studio for a chat as Doug was criss-crossing Michigan with MBN ally - Susan Wilcox Olson.

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Sparrow Receives Over $100K Donation Thanks to Generosity of Spirit Halloween

Michigan Business Beat
January 23, 2020 9:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher hit the road, and was on hand at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, MI, January 15th, 2020.
Spirit Halloween Super Stores presented an incredibly generous amount of money to the Sparrow Foundation through their Spirit of Children program for the Sparrow Children’s Center from donations and sales collected last year from Lansing-area Spirit Halloween stores.

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NEWS : AdviseMI Program Is Recruiting College Advisers for 2020-21 School Year

Michigan Business Network
January 22, 2020 4:00 PM

 

37 positions available throughout the state of Michigan

Michigan College Access Network’s AdviseMI program, also known as Advise Michigan, is now hiring 37 college advisers for the 2020-21 school year. These AmeriCorps advisers serve in selected high schools across Michigan, particularly high schools in communities with low college-going rates and low adult educational attainment rates.

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Robin DeMuth, M.D., Appointed as Sparrow Hospital’s Chief of Medical Staff

Michigan Business Network
January 22, 2020 3:01 PM

LANSING, MI – Sparrow is pleased to welcome Robin DeMuth, M.D., as its new Chief of Medical Staff for a two-year term. Her appointment began Jan. 1.


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New Poll: BWL Job Performance Rating Among Business, Residential Customers Remains Strong – and Is Growing

Michigan Business Network
January 21, 2020 5:00 PM

Customer support for renewable energy also increasing

LANSING, Mich. — The Lansing Board of Water & Light’s (BWL) job performance rating remains strong and continues to improve among business and residential customers, whose support for moving to more renewable energy sources in the future is also growing, two new EPIC-MRA surveys found.

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