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Cinnaire & CDFI Friendly America Launch CDFIs 101:

Michigan Business Network
April 12, 2021 8:00 AM

Impact Jobs Series to Educate Socially Conscious Young Professionals  on Careers in the CDFI Industry 

Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) are on a mission to deliver creative financing solutions to support low-income people while creating positive social change and economic impact for underserved communities.

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AAA: Michigan Gas Prices Drop 5 Cents

Michigan Business Network
April 12, 2021 7:00 AM

The Michigan state average is still up $1.25 compared to this time last year 

DEARBORN, Mich., (April 12, 2021) - Gas prices in Michigan are down 5 cents compared to a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $2.79 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 3 cents less than this time last month but still $1.25 more than this time last year.

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LEO | Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (MAPAAC) Proud of Resolutions Denouncing Anti-Asian Hate

Michigan Business Network
April 9, 2021 6:00 PM

LANSING, Mich.—As the country continues to see a rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (MAPAAC) and its’ 21-members are proud to announce the passage of several local municipal resolutions further condemning anti-Asian hate, discrimination, and rhetoric.

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Pure Michigan Regional Advertising Campaign Launches, Signaling Warm Weather is upon Us

Michigan Business Network
April 9, 2021 5:30 PM

• New ad, “Catch Up,” encourages travelers to make up for lost time, get outside and enjoy summer safely
• Still Pure Michigan campaign continues to encourage businesses, tourists, and communities alike to follow and promote COVID-19 safety guidelines to help ensure the best experiences during the warm weather travel season
• Campaign features new eco-friendly billboards, branding on new electric buses in Chicago

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PHOTOS: Governor Whitmer to Provide Update on the COVID-19 Pandemic and Response

Michigan Business Network
April 9, 2021 4:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun provided an update regarding COVID-19 and the continued efforts to slow the spread of the virus and ramp up vaccinations efforts. They were joined by Tina Freese Decker, President & CEO of Spectrum Health. 

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Peters Visits Southern Border to Meet with Customs and Border Protection and Non-Governmental Organization Officials

Michigan Business Network
April 9, 2021 3:00 PM

Peters Also Visited U.S. Army Proving Grounds in Yuma for Counter Drone Technology Tests

DETROIT, MI – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) visited the Southern Border in Yuma, Arizona to assess humanitarian needs, security challenges, and counter-drug operations. He also visited U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground where he met with officials and observed counter-drone technology tests and demonstrations.

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CAR | Let's Discuss This Week's Hot Topics

Michigan Business Network
April 9, 2021 2:00 PM

This first week of April focused heavily on the Biden Administration's efforts regarding electric vehicle push and the semiconductor shortage continuing to disrupt the automotive industry. We are also monitoring the latest big EV announcements and Q1 earning reports from automakers. Lastly, artificial intelligence and Industry 4.0 continue to gain traction in the news as the industry sees more emerging technology. There is much for us to discuss in this week's email.
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Governor Whitmer Announces 5 Million Vaccinations, Calls on Federal Government to Surge Additional Vaccines to Michigan

Michigan Business Network
April 9, 2021 1:00 PM

To slow the spread and protect Michiganders, Governor urges Michiganders to voluntarily suspend in-person activities for high schools, indoor dining, and youth sports for two weeks.   

LANSING, Mich. – At a press conference in Lansing today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that Michigan will hit more than five million vaccinations by the end of the day.

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MCSB | List of 2021 Gala Awardees

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
April 9, 2021 12:00 PM

Lansing, Mich– Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB), has been honoring small businesses in the state of Michigan for 17 years and Monday the 5th they announced the awardees of the 2021 MCSB annual gala.

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SBA | April 14: COVID-19 Economic Relief Webinar

Michigan Business Network
April 9, 2021 11:00 AM

Webinar: PPP Update, Economic Injury Disaster Loans and SBA resources to help you recover

Join the SBA on April 14th at 11:30 a.m. for a webinar hosted by the SBA Michigan District Office with the Greater Romeo Washington Chamber.  We'll discuss PPP updates and loan forgiveness, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, SBA Debt Relief, and new services from our funded resource partners to help you survive and recover from the pandemic. Click here to participate.

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