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Michigan Business Beat | Rodney Cole, DTE Energy Foundation - Apply: Community Transformation Grants

Michigan Business Beat
March 1, 2024 10:00 AM

DTE Energy Foundation invites community transformation-focused nonprofits to apply for $150K in grant support

Chris Holman welcomes back Rodney Cole, President DTE Foundation and DTE Corporate Citizenship at DTE Energy, Detroit, MI.


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PNC Chief Economist Gus Faucher: Inflation Accelerates in January,

Michigan Business Network
February 29, 2024 6:00 PM

With Small Increases in After-Tax Income, Consumer Spending

•                 Inflation accelerated in January on a month-to-month basis, both core and overall. But both types of inflation slowed a on year-over-year basis.

•                 There was a big jump in personal income, but that was largely offset by a big increase in tax payments. Adjusted for inflation after-tax income was flat.

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PNC Senior Economic Advisor Stuart Hoffman: Initial Jobless Claims Rose by 13,000 in Late-February

Michigan Business Network
February 29, 2024 1:00 PM

and Continuing Claims Jumped by 45,000

•                 Initial claims for unemployment insurance rose by 13,000 to 214,000 in the week ending February 24. The four-week moving average declined modestly to 213,000.

•                 Continuing claims jumped by 45,000 to 1.905 million in the week ending February 17 and the four-week moving average rose by 3,000 to 1.88 million.

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ICYMI: Michigan Business Beat | Maureen Donohue Krauss, All about Detroit Regional Partnership in 2023-'24!

Michigan Business Beat
February 28, 2024 3:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes back Maureen Donohue Krauss, President and CEO of the Detroit Regional Partnership, Detroit, MI.

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PNC Survey Shows Business Owner Optimism Continues to Soar

Michigan Business Network
February 28, 2024 1:00 PM

PNC’s latest semi-annual survey of small- and mid-sized businesses, which concluded Feb. 2, shows that business owner optimism about economic conditions over the next six months has reached a 22-year high amid lessening fears of a recession.  

If you would like more detailed analysis and how this data relates to the improving, economy, I would be pleased to provide you with additional results and arrange for you to speak with a PNC economist.

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Automation Alley | Automation Alley Integr8 Playbook Focuses on the Workforce of the Future

Michigan Business Network
February 27, 2024 4:00 PM

“Future-Ready Workforce: Navigating Digital Transformation Together” is the second in a series of playbooks planned from the Integr8 roundtable series 

TROY, Mich., Feb. 27, 2024 – Automation Alley has published the second playbook of the 2024 Integr8 Roundtable Series. The new digital playbook focuses on preparing a workforce for the needs of Industry 4.0 based on insights gathered at the Jan. 24 roundtable discussion, which featured participants representing technology, manufacturing, government and academia sectors.

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ICYMI: Michigan Business Beat | Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU All About Community 2023 and 2024

Michigan Business Beat
February 27, 2024 1:15 PM

Chris Holman welcomes back Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, Chief Marketing Officer, and Chief Diversity Officer, LAFCU, Lansing, MI.

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ICYMI: Michigan Business Beat | Nicole Noll-Williams Capital Region Airport Authority - 20-Year Master Plan

Michigan Business Beat
February 27, 2024 9:00 AM

Chris Holman welcomes back Nicole Noll-Williams, president and CEO of the Capital Region Airport Authority, Lansing, MI, to the MBN studio at the airport.


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ICYMI: Michigan Business Beat | Nicole Noll-Williams Capital Region Airport Authority - 20-Year Master Plan

Michigan Business Beat
February 26, 2024 5:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes back Nicole Noll-Williams, president and CEO of the Capital Region Airport Authority, Lansing, MI, to the MBN studio at the airport.


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ICYMI: Michigan Business Beat | Kim Bode, 8THIRTY FOUR Integrated Communications - Showcasing Full Service in 2024!

Michigan Business Beat
February 26, 2024 11:00 AM

Chris Holman welcomes back Kim Bode, Dog rescuer (hoarder), community advocate (vigilante), and proud (obsessed) business owner, 8THIRTY FOUR Marketing, Grand Rapids, MI.


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