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MEDC | Pure Michigan and Short’s Brewing Company Encourage Travelers to #HopIntoMichigan

Michigan Business Network
September 25, 2020 7:00 AM

With Pure Michigan Autumn IPA

LANSING, Mich. Kicking off the official first day of fall and aiming to inspire travel during peak foliage season, Pure Michigan and Short’s Brewing Company are once again teaming up to release Pure Michigan Autumn IPA, a 100 percent Michigan-grown and harvested IPA that highlights the state’s agricultural bounty and nationally-recognized craft beer industry. The effort will also encourage travelers to #HopIntoMichigan with socially distanced fall travel.

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MEDC | Business growth, community revitalization projects around Michigan attract $112 million in investment

Michigan Business Network
September 24, 2020 6:00 PM

- Continue Michigan’s Economic Recovery

• Gerber expanding its facility in Fremont, creating and retaining jobs in community

• MI-STEP program to further support export activities of businesses in Michigan

• Community development projects will revitalize neighborhoods in Detroit, Eaton Rapids, Ludington, Paw Paw
• $10.6 million in infrastructure enhancement grants will help accelerate economic development in eight Michigan communities

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West Michigan Business Stories from ClarkCom

Michigan Business Network
September 22, 2020 4:00 PM

Here's a digest of current business news and topics from Western Michigan:  

Faith Hospice – West Michigan hospice provider announces capital campaign project to expand services and increase capacity

Faith Hospice has launched its Combining Care, Compassion, and Commitment Under One Roof capital campaign to expand its Trillium Woods campus, and increase services to serve more patients and families needing hospice care. Trillium Woods is Grand Rapids’ only inpatient hospice facility. The $2.86M campaign has already raised more than $1.5M in funds.

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Telamon | CAMW!'s Most Valuable Partner for September 2020

Michigan Business Beat
September 22, 2020 8:00 AM

Chris Holman welcomes Donald T. Kuchnicki, Workforce & Career Services Director for Telamon Corporation, to the Michigan Business Network. Telamon has been selected as the Capital Area Michigan Works! Most Valuable Partner for September of 2020. 

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NEWS RELEASE: The Basketball League Introduces Flint United

Michigan Business Network
September 21, 2020 12:00 PM

(Flint, Mich.) – From last second buzzer beaters, to trying to make the dance cam, to the heart-wrenching losses that create rivalries to last a lifetime. These are the moments that make sports and the communities the teams represent worthwhile. 

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Ann Arbor SPARK’s Annual a2Tech360 Goes Virtual 2020

Michigan Business Network
September 21, 2020 7:00 AM

Ann Arbor SPARK recently announced its popular annual a2Tech360 programming will be delivered virtually this year, September 18-26, 2020. An Ann Arbor SPARK initiative, a2Tech360 promotes the Ann Arbor region as an area of innovation. Offering more than a week of tech-related events, a2Tech360 creates connections between entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, businesses, educational institutions, nonprofits, job seekers, and the general public to generate discussion, ideas, and new opportunities.

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YouthQuest to Host Self-Care Workshop for Out-of-School Time Professionals

Michigan Business Network
September 18, 2020 6:00 PM

(FLINT, Mich. – Sept. 17, 2020) With school back in session, the YouthQuest afterschool program is hosting a free virtual workshop for out-of-school time professionals in Flint and Genesee County on Sept. 30. The three-hour event will focus on the importance of self-care in the time of COVID-19. 

“Today’s youth are dealing with an overwhelming amount of stress, and to be honest, so are most adults,” said Nefertari Jones, program director of YouthQuest at the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. “As educators, we must be able to understand and process our own emotions to effectively support our students. That’s why this workshop aims to help participants feel connected, valued and capable of taking on the challenges ahead.”

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Back-to-school is something everyone should be thinking about right now

Michigan Business Beat
September 17, 2020 2:00 PM

Watch Carrie Rosingana, CEO of the Capital Area Michigan Works! talk with Chris Holman on this segment of the Michigan Business Beat. Carrie catches Chris up on the importance of postsecondary education for job seekers in light of COVID-19 and how that is related to job growth. She also covers how people can learn more about skilled trades and how to receive training.

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PNC Chief Economist Gus Faucher: Large Declines in Unemployment Insurance Claims; Unemployment Still Elevated

Michigan Business Network
September 17, 2020 1:00 PM

Initial claims for unemployment insurance fell almost 9 percent in the week ending September 12, to 790,000, before seasonal adjustment. Continuing claims under regular state UI programs fell 8 percent in the week ending September 5 to 12.32 million.

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NLEA September News - All Star Speakers Coming to Northern Michigan

Michigan Business Network
September 17, 2020 10:00 AM

Catch up on the region's latest economic news.
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