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

Michigan Business Network
May 11, 2021 2:00 PM

This past week, the national conversation on electric vehicles concentrated on improving charging infrastructure and its challenges. We are continuing to track microchip shortage updates, including how they may or may not have impacted Q1 sales for OEMs and suppliers. We also saw some interesting news in the autonomous vehicle space with large deals and exciting announcements.
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CAR | Chip crisis highlights need for industry collaboration

Michigan Business Network
May 10, 2021 4:00 PM

The semiconductor shortage impacting the automotive industry has left companies and countries scrambling for solutions.

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Lansing Regional Chamber Announces Annual Dinner Award Recipients

Michigan Business Network
May 6, 2021 11:00 AM

The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) has announced the recipients of three major awards, which will be presented at the LRCC’s upcoming Annual Dinner on Thursday, June 10. 

The 2020 award recipients include:

  • Joan Nelson, Allen Neighborhood CenterCommunity Service Award
  • Public Sector Consultants, Outstanding Small Business Award
  • Quality Dairy, Legacy Award
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CAR | Let us honor your organization's sustainability and lightweighting achievements

Michigan Business Network
May 3, 2021 5:00 PM

Submit your entries for the automotive industry's only award dedicated to lightweighting and sustainability:

The 2021 Altair Enlighten Awards

Presented annually with CAR, this year the Altair Enlighten Award will honor the greatest sustainability and ightweighting advancements that show a successful commitment in reducing the carbon footprint, mitigating water and energy consumption, as well as successful efforts in material reuse and recycling.

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Laurie Strauss Baumer | Community Foundation to Build First Universally-Accessible Playground in the Region

Michigan Business Beat
May 3, 2021 8:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher welcomes Laurie Strauss Baumer, Executive Vice President, Capital Region Community Foundation of Lansing back to the Michigan Business Beat.

This time around she's sharing details about how the Community Foundation to Build First Universally-Accessible Playground in the Region. Through the interview Laurie shares basics about the project and then covers; Leadership and partners, deeper details about the playground-park, timeline and status, and finally fundraising and sponsorships.

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

Michigan Business Network
April 26, 2021 6:00 PM

This past week, the electric vehicle push focused heavily on significant battery plant announcements and their implications. We also saw vehicle safety appear yet again as a hot topic in the news with the Tesla crash in Texas this week. Additionally, we are monitoring the growing impact the microchip shortage and COVID-19 surges are having on the automotive industry. Lastly, this week we celebrated Earth Day and highlighted the importance of continued conversations surrounding sustainability in the industry and beyond.
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Join CAR for an Earth Day Webinar: Sustainability – Emerging Technologies and Processes

A Shunpiker's Journal
April 22, 2021 7:00 AM

An Enlighten Award Webinar

Thursday, April 22, 2021, |  10:30 AM EDT

The automotive industry is making great strides in green mobility and sustainability. On  Earth Day 2021 , CAR’s President and CEO,   Carla Bailo , will host a panel of industry experts to discuss the emerging technologies and processes contributing to and advancing sustainability in the automotive industry. Joining us for this discussion are   Gina Oliver , Senior Director Automotive Plastics Division at   American Chemistry Council , and   Dr. Debbie Mielewski , Technical Fellow of Sustainability at  Ford Motor Company .
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CAR | New Publication: Vehicle Mass Reduction Roadmap Study 2025-2035

A Shunpiker's Journal
April 19, 2021 2:00 PM

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Committee on Assessment of Technologies for Improving Fuel Economy of Light-Duty Vehicles, Phase 3 was tasked by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with providing estimates of the potential cost, fuel economy improvements, and barriers to deployment of technologies for improving fuel economy in 2025-2035 light-duty vehicles. The National Academies Committee was investigating the state of vehicle mass reduction technology readiness and the impact of mass reduction on fuel economy while maintaining vehicle performance and safety requirements.

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Community Foundation to Build First Universally-Accessible Playground in the Region

Michigan Business Beat
April 19, 2021 1:00 PM

Lansing, MI - The Capital Region Community Foundation is building the first universally-accessible playground in the region, designed to promote inclusivity and the health and well-being of ALL children. And because the playground will be fully accessible, parents and grandparents who have physical limitations will be able to enjoy playing with their children and grandchildren. This extraordinary $1.5 million+ playground-park on the downtown Lansing riverfront will be a destination for families throughout our region and beyond.

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Join CAR for an Earth Day webinar: Sustainability – Emerging Technologies and Processes

A Shunpiker's Journal
April 16, 2021 6:00 PM

An Enlighten Award Webinar

Thursday, April 22, 2021, |  10:30 AM EDT

The automotive industry is making great strides in green mobility and sustainability. On  Earth Day 2021 , CAR’s President and CEO,   Carla Bailo , will host a panel of industry experts to discuss the emerging technologies and processes contributing to and advancing sustainability in the automotive industry. Joining us for this discussion are   Gina Oliver , Senior Director Automotive Plastics Division at   American Chemistry Council , and   Dr. Debbie Mielewski , Technical Fellow of Sustainability at  Ford Motor Company .
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