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MEDC | U-M MTRAC Advanced Transportation Hub Announces Funding to Seven Transportation Technology Projects

Michigan Business Network
June 28, 2019 12:00 PM

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Innovation Hub for Advanced Transportation at the University of Michigan recently awarded a combined $640,000 in funding to seven high-tech, early-stage projects led by researchers at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University. These projects aim to address future or poorly met market needs, offering ways to increase the efficiency, safety and sustainability of moving people and goods.

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News Release | Fostering Futures Scholarship Applications Due by Sunday

Michigan Business Network
June 28, 2019 10:00 AM

More Than $5 Million Awarded Since 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Young adults who have experienced foster care on or after their 13th birthday have until Sunday to apply for a Fostering Futures Scholarship, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

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Rising Health Insurance Costs and Talent Acquisition Are Top Concerns of Business Owners According to Latest Michigan Future Business Index

Michigan Business Network
June 27, 2019 11:00 AM

LANSING, Mich., June 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest Michigan Future Business Index (MFBI) data show the rising cost of health insurance and acquiring talent are the top concerns for Michigan's small- to mid-sized business leaders.

Overall, business owners showed slower sales and profit results over the past six months, while wages and capital investment strengthened.

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BBB® Alert | Complaints about Enchanted Diamonds Spike, Business Appears Closed

Michigan Business Network
June 27, 2019 9:00 AM

Detroit, MI - June 26, 2019 –BBB Serving Metropolitan New York (BBB) is issuing a consumer alert for Enchanted Diamonds, a jewelry business located at 1430 Broadway, New York, NY 10018.

BBB recently received a spike in complaints from consumers about transactions with the business. As of June 20, 2019, the website (http://www.enchanteddiamonds.com) for Enchanted Diamonds is not taking orders and the telephone number, (888) 816-0610, has been disconnected. It appears that this business has ceased operations. 
(news reportly indicate they have filed for bankruptcy)

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LAFCU’s ‘Innovation’ Recognized 3rd Time in 4 years

Michigan Business Network
June 26, 2019 3:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU has won the annual Innovation Award from the Michigan Credit Union League for the third time in four years.

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Battle Creek Named 2019 All-America City Award Winner

Michigan Business Network
June 26, 2019 1:00 PM

Battle Creek, Michigan – June 24, 2019 – The City of Battle Creek was recognized by the National Civic League on June 23 as one of 10 All-America City award winners at the 2019 All-America City Awards in Denver, Colorado. Since 1947, the National Civic League has recognized and celebrated the best in American civic innovation with the prestigious award. Battle Creek was recognized and honored for the City’s work in inclusive civic engagement to address critical issues and create stronger connections among residents, businesses, nonprofits, and government leaders.

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MBN Speaker Series | Cris Gardner (photos, video)

Michigan Business Network
June 26, 2019 12:00 PM

VP of Futurecasting at AARP, Cris Gardner, give a talk to a local business crowd about the quickly changing landscape of today's workplace at the Michigan Business Network's speaker series.

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Record-Breaking 48.9 Million Amercians to Travel This Independence Day

Michigan Business Network
June 26, 2019 11:00 AM

News Release Provided By AAA, Almost 1.7 million Michiganders expected to travel this year

DEARBORN, Mich., (June 24, 2019) — More Americans than ever recorded by AAA, nearly 49 million, are making plans to take an Independence Day getaway this year. (AAA began tracking holiday travel in 2000.)

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MEDC | City of Saginaw receives certification as Redevelopment Ready Community

Michigan Business Network
June 26, 2019 8:00 AM

Designation facilitates private investment, improves economic development opportunities

LANSING, Mich. – For their efforts in establishing a solid foundation to attract private investment and further build on municipality assets, the city of Saginaw has been awarded the Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) certification, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced today.

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News Release | Michigan Bankers Association Announces New Board Chairman, Jeanne Richter, President & CFO, Farmers State Bank of Munith

Michigan Business Network
June 25, 2019 12:00 PM

LANSING, Mich., June 20, 2019 - The Michigan Bankers Association (MBA) announces the election of Jeanne Richter, President and CFO, Farmers state bank of Munith, as chairman of the Board of Directors. Richter is the third woman to lead the organization.

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