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SBA | Register for the COVID EIDL Webinar Series

Michigan Business Network
July 27, 2021 6:00 PM

The U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Capital Access will host a webinar series for small business owners to discuss the COVID EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) program’s small business loans. The COVID EIDL program is a Federal small business loan program designed to support small businesses to recover from the COVID-19 economic recession by providing accessible and borrower-friendly capital. 

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AAA: "Miles to Empty" Warning Fuels When Drivers Decide to Fill Up

Michigan Business Network
July 27, 2021 5:00 PM

New research finds drivers should not rely too heavily on in-dash fuel economy displays

DEARBORN, Mich., (July 26, 2021) — In-dash fuel economy displays estimate the number of miles a vehicle gets per gallon, including how many “miles to empty.” AAA tested the accuracy of these systems and found their estimates vary significantly over shorter trips or are dependent on the consistency of things that affect gas mileage like speed and acceleration.

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Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II Fuels Michigan’s Economic Jumpstart

Michigan Business Network
July 27, 2021 4:00 PM

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SBA | Register for the COVID EIDL Webinar Series

Michigan Business Network
July 23, 2021 6:00 PM

The U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Capital Access will host a webinar series for small business owners to discuss the COVID EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) program’s small business loans. The COVID EIDL program is a Federal small business loan program designed to support small businesses to recover from the COVID-19 economic recession by providing accessible and borrower-friendly capital. 

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Congratulations! MFBI Q2-21 Survey Winners Announced

Michigan Business Network
July 23, 2021 12:00 PM

As a leading voice for small businesses in Michigan, the Michigan Business Network (MBN) believes the people making decisions need to hear how many of their peers across Michigan view the current and anticipate the future course of business, along with what are the factors impacting your business. 

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DTMB | Michigan Regional Unemployment Rates Little Changed in June

Michigan Business Network
July 23, 2021 9:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. -- Not seasonally adjusted jobless rates were largely unchanged in most of Michigan’s 17 labor market areas during June, according to data released today from the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget.

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Podcast: Meet Carla Bailo | President and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research

A Shunpiker's Journal
July 22, 2021 6:00 PM

In this podcast, you’ll meet Carla Bailo, President and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research.

Carla shares with us her love of cars and deep roots in the automotive industry. Her long career has been full of opportunities to start from a blank slate, she loves doing things no one has done before.

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Gov Signs Historic K-12 Budget, Per-Pupil Funding Gap Eliminated

Michigan Business Network
July 21, 2021 9:00 AM

The historic K-12 budget valued at $17.1 billion -- outshining last year's allocation by 10% and eliminating the 27-year-old per-pupil funding gap -- was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

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AAA Survey: Traveler Confidence Soars; 78% of Michigan Residents Are More Comfortable Traveling Now

Michigan Business Network
July 21, 2021 7:00 AM

Traveler confidence has surged from 38% in Q1 to 72% in Q3 

DEARBORN, Mich., (July 21, 2021) — Traveler confidence is soaring, according to a new AAA Travel survey, fielded in late June. According to the data, more than three-quarters of Michigan residents (78%) feel more comfortable traveling now than they did three months ago.

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Governor Whitmer Announces Registered Apprenticeship Grants to Support Career Opportunities

Michigan Business Network
July 20, 2021 6:00 PM

Funding will support on-the-job learning and related technical instruction for more than 1,400 Michiganders 

LANSING, Mich. — Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) today announced the recipients of grants totaling $3.1  million to help support the development of 1,417  Registered Apprenticeship opportunities throughout the state. The State Apprenticeship Expansion grants have been awarded to three Regional Implementation Consortia to expand the development of new registered apprenticeship opportunities.

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