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LAFCU CEO Patrick Spyke named Michigan MVP

Michigan Business Network
February 26, 2021 12:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU CEO Patrick Spyke has been named a 2021 Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by Corp! Magazine.

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Cinnaire Awarded $4.8 Million Capital Magnet Fund Grant from the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund

Michigan Business Network
February 26, 2021 9:00 AM

The U.S. Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund has awarded Cinnaire $4.8 million in Capital Magnet Fund grants. The competitive grants are awarded to CDFIs and nonprofit housing organizations to develop and rehabilitate affordable housing for low-, very-low and extremely low-income families. Cinnaire was one of 48 organizations nationwide to receive a Capital Magnet Fund award from among the 137 applicants.

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Cinnaire | Celebrating Black History Throughout the Year

Michigan Business Network
February 24, 2021 11:00 AM

The month of February is usually a time for us to collectively pause and honor the achievements of Black Americans who came before us, to celebrate the powerful contributions the Black community has made, and to recognize the impact those contributions have made in our country’s history.

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Cinnaire | Cinnaire’s Comments on CRA Reform

Michigan Business Network
February 23, 2021 2:00 PM

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) remains a driving force behind private sector investment in underserved communities, including Cinnaire’s work to raise capital through equity investments and lending. Last year, the Federal Reserve Board indicated it would go forward with its own rulemaking to update CRA regulations and solicited comments from the public, which were due on February 16th.

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Maintenance Technicians available through Pro Services

Build Smart. Lead Strong.
February 23, 2021 10:00 AM

Michigan manufacturers need workforce solutions. MGA spoke with Roy Lemke, Director of Operations at Pro Services about their Full Maintenance Team resource. They provide a turnkey solution for manufacturers to consistently have the maintenance team. Listen to acquire a strategic approach to alleviating workforce challenges.

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Customer Service Done Right...Even When it Hurts

Leadership Lowdown
February 23, 2021 9:00 AM

When the need intersects the right opportunity, the results can be amazing! Shaun Zisler saw such a need and went to work! As the founder and owner of Crooked Bend, he started a business that now ships across the country and has significant product offerings to meet a growing need!

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What is Renewable Natural Gas?

Michigan Business Beat
February 18, 2021 2:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes Jason Linkimer, Senior Environmental Scientist, Barr Engineering Co. to talk about Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). In the interview, Jason covers what exactly is RNG, what role it could play in Michigan's future, and what it could mean for businesses.

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Cinnaire | Pancake Palooza – Serving up a Virtual Good Time to Help Homeless Families in Need (Support Mark Saturday)

Michigan Business Beat
February 18, 2021 8:00 AM

Cinnaire CEO Mark McDaniel Competes to Support Homeless Families at Haven House

The 2021 Haven House Pancake Palooza is coming up on Saturday, February 20th, from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. The event is going virtual this year but still promises to be a a fun-filled, high-energy event that the whole family can enjoy!

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Michigan will Receive Millions in Federal Grants in Support of Behavioral Health

Michigan Business Network
February 16, 2021 4:00 PM

Grant money released to six Michigan Clinics, enabling them to become Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) 

LANSING, Mich. – February 16, 2021. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently released a list of grants as part of the federal COVID-19 relief and funding package passed in December, including six grants to Michigan mental health and substance use treatment clinics. With this funding, six Michigan clinics will be able to implement more comprehensive mental health and substance use treatment by adopting the CCBHC model – an integrated and sustainably-financed model for care delivery.

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LAFCU Launches Unity Art Initiative

Michigan Business Network
February 16, 2021 1:00 PM

LAFCU invites Michigan artists to depict words of ‘Love & Equality’

Credit union to feature 10 pieces of art as reminders of what’s important; application deadline March 31 

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU is inviting Michigan artists to create artwork that graphically depicts words of love and equality for a new art initiative aptly named Act with Love & Equality. The call for entry is open; deadline is March 31.

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