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2021 North American Space Summit | Virgin Orbit's Monica Jan at the NASS

Michigan Business Network
July 29, 2021 8:00 AM

Aug. 29th - Aug.31st - Traverse City, Michigan - Registration is Open!

Visit The NASS Website Click Here

 

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Gov. Whitmer Announces Plan for Historic Investment in Safe and Affordable Housing Across Michigan

Michigan Business Network
July 29, 2021 7:00 AM

DETROIT, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer Tuesday announced plans to make a historic investment in affordable housing that addresses the health, safety, and well-being of Michigan residents and communities grappling with unique and varied housing needs. The proposal would assist 6,000 Michiganders, produce 2,000 rental housing units, and leverage an additional $380 million in private funding while creating 1,600 good-paying jobs. 

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Senators Stabenow, Peters and Congressman Kildee Introduce New Bill to Invest in Michigan’s Downtowns

Michigan Business Network
July 28, 2021 6:00 PM

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Governor Whitmer Announces Michigan #1 State for Automotive Manufacturing

Michigan Business Network
July 28, 2021 5:00 PM

According to Business Facilities 
  • Michigan also takes top 10 rankings in additional manufacturing categories, food processing leaders, health care jobs, and cybersecurity 
  • Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Grand Rapids receive Top 10 honors in metro category
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Lansing Regional Chamber to Recognize Six New Regional Female Executives

Michigan Business Network
July 28, 2021 4:00 PM

(LANSING - MICHIGAN) – The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) will recognize six regional female leaders who are new to their positions since the start of the COVID-19
pandemic during an Executive Welcome program. The event will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 8 to 9:30 a.m., at the MSU Federal Credit Union Headquarters Community Room
located at 3777 West Road, East Lansing.

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Video: Peters Raises Cybersecurity and Northern Border Issues with DHS Secretary Mayorkas

Michigan Business Network
July 28, 2021 3:00 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, convened a hearing with Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas to examine what resources and authorities the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) needs to fulfill its mission of supporting safe and secure cross-border travel and protecting national security. At the hearing, Peters raised a number of challenges DHS is working to address, including the need for a comprehensive approach to cyber-attacks, tackling the threat posed by domestic terrorism, and safeguarding Americans from the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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MWF | 53 Voices Challenge

Michigan Business Network
July 28, 2021 2:00 PM

Michigan Women Forward are sharing an exciting funding opportunity with the entrepreneurs of Michigan. Today, MWF are announcing their 53 Voices Challengewhich is a pitch competition for women to win up to $5,350 and receive technical assistance training.   

Attached is their flyer.  They want to reach as many women entrepreneurs (and future women entrepreneurs) as possible.

Can you pitch your business idea using only your voice? Michigan Women Forward (MWF) is teaming up with Fifth Third Bank and challenging women across the state to record their best business idea for a chance to win cash prizes. All you need is a recording device (a phone works well!) and a short description of your idea to start or grow a business. 53 finalists will be selected to win $100 and will receive training on accounting, marketing, and pitching. The top 10 finalists will be selected to win an additional $250 and create a video that will be voted on for additional grand prizes up to $5,000! 

More information and application can be found here: https://miwf.org/wei/womanup-programs/53-voices-challenge/. Applications open August 2 and will remain open until August 18. Contact us by emailing microloan@miwf.org with any questions.

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Gov. Whitmer Announces New Grocery Store in North Flint

Michigan Business Network
July 28, 2021 1:00 PM

to Provide Healthy Food Options to Area Residents, Create Economic Growth
  • New grocery store on Flint’s north side will bring access to fresh foods to local residents 
  • Vacant site will be revitalized into food co-op, giving ownership opportunities to members of the community; 836 member-owners already on board 
  • Public-private partnership includes support from numerous government and nonprofit organizations
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Greater Lansing Welcomes Men’s Pro Tennis Tournament Back to Michigan

Michigan Business Network
July 28, 2021 12:00 PM

LANSING, Mich.— The Greater Lansing Sports Authority and the Mid-Michigan Tennis Association are excited to announce plans to host the Joe D. Pentecost Foundation Capital City Tennis Classic in Greater Lansing this Fall. The event was the first men’s professional-level tennis tournament to be held in the state of Michigan when it originated in 2019. Organizers took a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID but are enthusiastic about the events return in November 2021.

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Dave Heisey: Crestcom Free Webinar for July 2021

Michigan Business Network
July 28, 2021 11:00 AM

Managing Hybrid Teams: Overcoming the Challenges of the New Workplace

2020 and COVID-19 brought rapid disruption to workplaces around the world. The sudden shift to remote work tested most organizations’ ability to adapt and adjust to the next normal. Now leaders are facing the reality that a flexible workplace is here to stay.

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