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States Where Weekly Unemployment Claims Are Increasing the Most – Updated WalletHub Study

Michigan Business Network
January 15, 2021 8:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has now been a strain on the U.S. for nearly a year, and new unemployment claims increased week-over-week on January 4, up 23% from the previous week. To help add some context to this statistic, WalletHub just released updated rankings for the States Whose Weekly Unemployment Claims Are Increasing the Most, along with accompanying videos and audio files.

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TechTown Detroit | Calling All Goal-Getters 📢

Michigan Business Network
January 15, 2021 7:00 AM

Mark your calendars for new, flexible educational opportunities that will sharpen your skills and improve your business. Then, fill out a short survey to help TechTown and our partners better understand your evolving business needs.
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MGA | Growing Family Owned Manufacturer Focused On Employees & Community

Build Smart. Lead Strong.
January 14, 2021 6:00 PM

 

Build Smart. Lead Strong. 

Growing Family Owned Manufacturer Focused On Employees & Community

Hear from MGA member Lyons Industries, a third-generation family-owned manufacturer in Dowagiac, MI that continued to grow throughout 2020.

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LEAP | More State Funded Small Business Survival Grants on the Way, $3 Million Available from LEAP for the Lansing Region

Pure Lansing
January 14, 2021 5:00 PM

Grants to Benefit Businesses Directly Impacted by December 2020 State Mask Mandate

LANSING, Mich. (Jan. 14, 2021) — More state funded grants are on the way for small businesses that continue to be battered by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

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Automation Alley | Global Economic Outlook Global 2021+ Webinar

Michigan Business Network
January 14, 2021 4:00 PM

Global Economic Outlook for 2021 and Beyond: Headwinds and Tailwinds

Automation Alley’s virtual event featured a discussion among today’s top international business experts on the shifting dynamics of the global economy and how companies can best position themselves to take advantage of the opportunities and challenges of doing business around the world in 2021.

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PNC Chief Economist Gus Faucher: Huge Jump in Initial UI Claims in First Week of January

Michigan Business Network
January 14, 2021 3:00 PM

; Total Claims Fell at End of 2020

Initial claims for unemployment insurance jumped by 23% in the week ending January 7 to 965,000. This was the highest level of initial claims since August. Claims had been between 700,000 and 900,000 between September and December. Initial claims were around 200,000 before the pandemic, then surged to almost 7 million in late March as businesses shut down because of the pandemic. They then fell through the summer, before stabilizing in September.

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MBN Speaker Series features Tom Kelly on Feb.24th

Michigan Business Network
January 14, 2021 2:00 PM

MBN Speaker Series features Tom Kelly on Feb.24th

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The Magic Hour with Michael McCallum Episode 27 | Kristian Bringedahl Award-Winning Freelance

The Magic Hour
January 14, 2021 1:00 PM

A 6-part PodCast batch for the thirteenth episode [27th overall] of the Magic Hour with Michael McCallum recorded during 2020.

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SBA Re-Opening Paycheck Protection Program to Small Lenders on Friday, January 15 and All Lenders on Tuesday, January 19

Michigan Business Network
January 14, 2021 12:00 PM

Lenders with $1 Billion or Less in Assets Will be Able to Submit First and Second Draw PPP Applications on Friday – Continuing Dedicated Access for Community-Based Lenders

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, will re-open the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to PPP-eligible lenders with $1 billion or less in assets for First and Second Draw applications on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9 am ET.

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Former MSU Spartan and Pittsburgh Steeler Mitch Lyons Authors Book

Michigan Business Network
January 14, 2021 11:00 AM

Forest Hills football star turned wealth management adviser compares gridiron lessons to financial control 

(GRAND RAPIDS, MI) – Former Michigan State University and NFL tight end Mitch Lyons has put to pen all the lessons he learned over 12 years on the football field in his new book Retirement of Steel, which published Jan. 6. In the 173-page book, Lyons, a 1988 Forest Hills Northern graduate and Michigan State University football standout picked in the 1993 draft by the Atlanta Falcons, reflects on his playing days and how lessons learned from coaches and observing money management by NFL millionaires helped carve out a successful 20+ year career in wealth management.

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