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Michigan Docs Urge Restaurants to Help Keep People Safe by Avoiding a Rush to Reopen

Michigan Business Beat
December 1, 2020 5:30 PM

DETROIT, Mich. -- With COVID-19 continuing its surge and hospitals running out of beds, Michigan physicians today urged restaurants to help keep people safer by avoiding a rush to reopen and pausing indoor dining to minimize infections. The physicians’ call came as one Detroit-area restaurant owner, Joe Vicari, circulated a letter asking other restaurant owners to defy health department orders prohibiting indoor dining. A current Department of Health and Human Services Department order pauses indoor dining until Dec. 8.

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PNC Holiday Sales Outlook: Huge Gain for Online Retailers

Michigan Business Beat
November 24, 2020 2:00 PM

Kurt Rankin, VP, and Economist for the PNC Financial Services group gives a sales outlook for the 2020 holiday season.

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15 Genesee County Professionals Graduate from Year-long Leadership Program

Michigan Business Beat
November 23, 2020 5:00 PM

Lead Now capstone project for 2020 supported Flint church in efforts to establish laundromat

(FLINT, Mich., Nov. 23, 2020) – On Wednesday, Nov. 18, 15 area professionals celebrated their completion of Lead Now Flint & Genesee, an introspective leadership development program offered through the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. The graduates recognized the milestone with a drive-thru ceremony held in front of the Capitol Theatre in downtown Flint.

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15th Annual Celebration of Regional Growth Awards Recognizes Innovation and Growth Amid a Global Pandemic

Michigan Business Beat
November 20, 2020 7:00 PM

Not even a global pandemic could halt the entrepreneurial spirit and innovation from continuing to flourish in Greater Lansing in 2020. Several game-changing projects and organizations that have made a difference in the region in the past year will be recognized as part of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce’s (LRCC) 15th annual Celebration of Regional Growth Awards. The event will be held virtually from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Dec, 1. The CORG event is part of the regular Lansing Economic Club. This year’s event is sponsored by PNC Bank and Loomis, Ewert, Parsley, Davis & Gotting, P.C.

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CAMW! | A Retrospective on National Apprenticeship Week

Michigan Business Beat
November 18, 2020 9:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Jay LaNew, Apprenticeship and Business Services Officer at the Capital Area Michigan Works!

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration that brings together business leaders, career seekers, labor, educational institutions, and other critical partners to demonstrate their support for apprenticeship. NAW also provides apprenticeship sponsors with the opportunity to showcase their programs, facilities, and apprentices in their community. The week-long celebration highlights the benefits of apprenticeship in preparing a highly-skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of employers across diverse industries.

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Lansing Chamber Healthcare Forum on Resiliency during the Global Pandemic - TODAY

Michigan Business Beat
November 12, 2020 7:00 AM

What: The Lansing Regional Chamber’s annual Healthcare Forum features local healthcare leaders as they discuss the future trends and challenges facing the delivery of healthcare. The 2020 Virtual Healthcare Forum features Dr. John Braccio, Ph.D. Dr. Braccio is a fully licensed psychologist for Regional Psychological Services. Dr. Braccio will discuss "Resiliency During the Global Pandemic".

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Michigan Works! Association | National Apprenticeship Week – November 8-14, 2020

Michigan Business Beat
November 11, 2020 2:00 PM

Five or 10 years ago, apprenticeships were pretty much thought of as being for the building and construction industries. Companies are increasingly looking at different ways they can bring people into their organization.

National Apprenticeship Week – November 8 – 14, 2020 – is a nationwide celebration that gives businesses, communities, and educators the opportunity to highlight their apprenticeship programs and apprentices, and demonstrates the value apprenticeship programs offer businesses, career seekers, and the community.

Jeffrey Mosher catches up again with Luann Dunsford, Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Works! Association, Lansing, MI, for a pair of interviews to discuss National Apprenticeship Week.

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Veteran's Services through Capital Area Michigan Works!

Michigan Business Beat
November 10, 2020 6:00 PM

Carrie Rosingana joins Chris Holman to talk about the veteran's services through Capital Area Michigan Works! (CAMW!). Carrie is the CEO of CAMW! which is a network of resources for employers and career seekers. In the interview, they cover who is considered a veteran, what priority of service for veterans and eligible spouses means, and other services and resources CAMW! offers veterans.

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McLaren Greater Lansing CEO Kirk Ray to Address Virtual Economic Club Forum on Nov. 10

Michigan Business Beat
November 10, 2020 7:00 AM

What: Kirk Ray, president and CEO, McLaren Greater  Lansing, will discuss redesigning healthcare, technology, partnerships, and innovation at the next virtual meeting of the Lansing Economic Club. Ray will also provide an update on the construction of McLaren Greater Lansing’s new healthcare campus. The campus is being developed on land purchased from the Michigan State University Foundation in its University Corporate Research Park, located between Collins Road and US 127. The $600 million project is the largest single investment in McLaren’s history.

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Discussion on Business Property Foreclosure Legislation in Michigan

Michigan Business Beat
November 5, 2020 1:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Jennifer Nash, Livingston County Treasurer, who also serves as president of Michigan Association of County Treasurers, and representing the Business community Tyson Kelley, owner of Asmar Market, Detroit.

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