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Peters Reiterates Call for Trump Administration to Re-Open Health Insurance Enrollment Window

Michigan Business Network
April 1, 2020 7:00 PM

As Part of Coronavirus Response Senator Urges Administration to Immediately Expand Health Insurance to Prevent High Health Care Costs, Protect Public Health

DETROIT, MI – As the number of Coronavirus cases continues to skyrocket in Michigan, U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) reiterated his call for the Trump Administration to open a special enrollment period to allow people without health insurance to purchase a health care plan through the health insurance marketplaces. He again urged for the Administration to establish a special enrollment period following a news report that the Administration will not re-open enrollment. Last month, Peters urged the Administration in a letter to establish a special enrollment period in an effort to lower health care costs for Americans we confront this public health crisis.

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AG’s Office Warns Menards About Business Practices During COVID-19 Outbreak

Michigan Business Network
April 1, 2020 6:00 PM

LANSINGThe Michigan Department of Attorney General on Tuesday sent a letter to Menards following reports that the company’s stores have been engaging in business practices which might endanger the health of customers and employees during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, including marketing and sales practices designed to increase customer presence in Menards stores. 

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Pure Michigan Business Connect Offering up to $1 Million in Grants

Michigan Business Network
April 1, 2020 5:00 PM

Pure Michigan Business Connect offering up to $1 million in grants to manufacturers looking to retool and produce critical service supplies

Michigan’s small business manufacturers looking to produce critical health and human service supplies can now apply for up to $150,000 in grants through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s PMBC COVID-19 Emergency Access & Retooling Program. The newly launched grant program will provide up to $1 million in grants to Michigan’s manufacturers that can quickly and effectively retool and produce critical supplies in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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CPA's Clark Schaefer Hackett | On demand: Practical Steps to Navigate COVID-19

Michigan Business Network
April 1, 2020 4:00 PM

COVID-19 RESPONSE

How does the recent legislation impact your business?

Over the past two weeks, you've likely been inundated with information and guidance around COVID-19. Yesterday, we held a webinar with nearly 1,000 people in attendance, focused on recent coronavirus-related legislation and more importantly, what actions businesses should be taking now.

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International Trade: April Newsletter

Michigan Business Network
April 1, 2020 3:00 PM

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Business Development Tools to Help Grow your Sales, Brand, and Business in a COVID-19 Era

Presented by IBT Online
April 16 & 30, 2020 | Webinar

Online business development tools have never been so important to meet the new challenges posed by COVID-19. Harnessing the power of localized websites and international online marketing can help companies grow their exports, sales, brands, and businesses without leaving the house. Join IBT Online's experts as they share their experience with these two business development tools. Details and registration for each webinar are listed below.

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Michigan National Guard supports Michigan’s COVID-19 response with support for FEMA medical station

Michigan Business Network
April 1, 2020 1:00 PM

DETROIT – Approximately 20 members of the Michigan National Guard will assist the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with logistics support to establish a Federal Medical Station (FMS) at TCF Center, March 31 – April 1.

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Unemployment Benefits Increased and Expanded for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Michigan Business Network
April 1, 2020 12:00 PM

Under the federal CARES Act, Governor Whitmer signed an agreement between Michigan and the U.S. Department of Labor to expand unemployment benefits to workers who do not already qualify for state unemployment insurance.

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MDE To Request Federal Waiver for Child Nutrition Programs

Michigan Business Network
April 1, 2020 11:30 AM

LANSING, MICH. – The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced Tuesday it will request a federal waiver of statutory and regulatory requirements in the Child Nutrition Programs, in accordance with federal guidance.

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Treasury: Taxpayers, Tax Preparers Be Ready for Stimulus Scams

Michigan Business Network
April 1, 2020 11:00 AM

Scammers Trying to Obtain Banking Information to Intercept Federal Checks

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan’s taxpayers and tax preparers should be extra vigilant for federal stimulus scams, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

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BREAKING: SBA & Treasury Begin Unprecedented Public-Private Mobilization Effort to Distribute Funds

Michigan Business Network
April 1, 2020 9:00 AM

Following President Trump’s signing of the historic Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin today announced that the SBA and Treasury Department have initiated a robust mobilization effort of banks and other lending institutions to provide small businesses with the capital they need.

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