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Cinnaire Partners with Property Bros & CDFI Friendly South Bend to Develop Affordable Homes for South Bend Families

Michigan Business Network
May 25, 2022 11:00 AM

Cinnaire’s Keith Broadnax and Lucius Vassar recently joined Mayor James Mueller, City Council members, community leaders, Property Bros LLC, and CDFI Friendly South Bend to announce $500,000 in financing to bring safe, high quality, and affordable homes to South Bend, IN. At a time when more than one in four households struggle to pay rent, preserving and developing affordable housing is more important than ever.

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EDGE Welcomes Tiffany Hall to Team

Michigan Business Network
May 24, 2022 11:00 AM

LANSING, MI – Edge expanded its team in May by adding Tiffany Hall as executive coordinator.

In this role, Hall maintains office services, provides general administrative support, and ensures the office operates smoothly.

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Cinnaire Partners with Project Destined & Detroit Public Schools Community District

Michigan Business Network
May 23, 2022 2:00 PM

to Launch Second NextGenNow Cohort

For the second consecutive year, Cinnaire is partnering with the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) to offer a six-week paid internship program to 20 Detroit high school students through Project Destined, a social impact program empowering the next generation of real estate owners and developers.

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Cinnaire’s Resident Rental Relief Fund Provides Support to 450 Families

Michigan Business Network
May 19, 2022 4:00 PM

In January 2021, Cinnaire established the COVID-19 Resident Rental Relief Fund to provide support to renters throughout our footprint suffering from financial hardship due to the pandemic. Cinnaire contributed $250,000 and Delta Dental, the nation’s largest provider of dental benefits, provided a $250,000 contribution to support the COVID-19 Resident Rental Relief Fund. While eviction moratoria helped to keep people housed during the height of the pandemic, many low-income renters faced job loss and income reductions accruing large debts they were not able to repay without additional support.

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LAFCU Awards $3K to Support Education, Community it Serves

Michigan Business Network
May 18, 2022 3:00 PM

LAFCU awards $3K to teachers at Perry Public Schools

Kindergartners to high school students will be touched by the grants; funds will help boost mental, physical health and engaged learning

 

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU recently surprised six Perry Public Schools teachers each with a $500 grant.

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Michigan Business Beat | LifeCircles PACE Names Heidi Gras, New Executive Director

Michigan Business Beat
May 17, 2022 11:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Heidi Gras, LMSW, Formerly Strategic Director of Health Plan Operations, Now Executive Director, of LifeCircles PACE, Muskegon, Michigan.

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Michigan Business Beat | Peter Klein - Michigan Film Industry Association Discusses Incentives

Michigan Business Beat
May 16, 2022 5:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Peter Klein, Secretary-Treasurer of the Michigan Film Industry Association. Lansing, but serving the state of Michigan.

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49 Outstanding Public School Students Awarded 2022 MEA Scholarship

Michigan Business Network
May 12, 2022 2:00 PM

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Education Association today announced the recipients of the 2022 MEA Scholarships, honoring exemplary public school students from across the state who will be attending a Michigan university next fall. 

Among the 426 applications submitted for scholarship awards this year, the MEA Scholarship Fund Trustees chose 22 new award recipients who will each receive $1,600. In addition, 27 repeat winners who are already enrolled in college will receive $800 each.

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LAFCU Names Business Development Officer; Two Promoted in Audit Department

Michigan Business Network
May 10, 2022 4:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU has named Justin Tuck business development officer, Beth Gill director of operational risk, and Brian Tribell audit coordinator.

 “We value the work that Justin, Beth, and Brian have provided to LAFCU and support them as they take on more or different responsibilities within the credit union,” said Robyn Howell, chief human resources officer.

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Kennari Consulting Founder, Sandi Frost Steensma, Publishes New Book

Michigan Business Network
May 6, 2022 4:00 PM

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – May 4, 2022 – The Giving Garden, launching this month, is the first book written by Sandi Frost Steensma, Founder of Kennari Consulting, one of the largest full-service fundraising consulting firms in Michigan. With over 30 years of experience in fundraising and public service, Steensma offers a unique and comprehensive perspective and valuable insights for her clients. Now, some of that knowledge is imparted in The Giving Garden.
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