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NEWS RELEASE: Governor Whitmer, Department of Insurance and Financial Services Announce Order Requiring Auto Insurance Refunds Due to COVID-19

Michigan Business Network
June 2, 2020 5:00 PM

LANSING, MICHGov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) today announced that DIFS Director Anita Fox has ordered all auto insurers in Michigan to issue refunds or premium waivers to consumers as a result of insurance companies’ reduced risk due to extreme reductions in driving during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MEDC | Business Expansions Bring New Investments to Support Economic Growth in Michigan

Michigan Business Network
June 2, 2020 10:00 AM

• Two business expansion projects expected to generate total investment of $13.2 million, create 213 jobs • eCommerce tech company expanding in Washtenaw County, creating 26 high paying jobs • Longstanding coatings company expanding existing facility in Fenton, adding 187 jobs

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NEWS RELEASE: Scholarship Awarded to Southwestern Classical Academy Senior with an Entrepreneurial Streak

Michigan Business Network
June 1, 2020 6:00 PM

(FLINT, Mich., June 1, 2020) The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce today announced Amari Green, a graduating senior at Southwestern Classical Academy, as the recipient of the 2020 Katharine Roat Stevens Scholarship.

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PRESS RELEASE Announcing "Buy BC" Gift Card Stimulus Program

Michigan Business Network
June 1, 2020 7:00 AM

BAY, CITY, MICH.- Local non-profits in Bay County have partnered together to develop a gift cardstimulus program to assist businesses in the county that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) and Bay Future, Inc. (BFI) developed and are
administering the program.

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PNC' Chief Economist Gus Faucher: UI Claims Fall Again

Michigan Business Network
May 29, 2020 7:00 AM

But Still Above 2 Million; Decline in Continuing Claims a Glimmer of Hope

Initial claims for unemployment insurance fell for an eighth straight week to 2.123 million in the week ending May 23, down 323,000 from the previous week. Claims for the week ending May 16 were revised up by 8,000 to 2.446 million.

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LEAP Receives 20,000 Face Masks for Lansing and Michigan Health Care Workers

Pure Lansing
May 28, 2020 8:00 AM

Thanks to Lansing-Hohhot Sister City Bond

 Investment in Key Economic Partnership Pays Off in Time of Need 

LANSING, Mich. (May 27, 2020) – Health care workers in the Lansing region and other areas in the state of Michigan with the greatest need will have better protection against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) thanks to a critical sister city relationship fostered by the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) in collaboration with a local attorney, Lansing Mayor Andy Schor and Hohhot Municipal Government in Inner Mongolia, China.

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The Right Place Assists Medical Device Packaging Company with Kentwood Expansion

Michigan Business Network
May 27, 2020 9:00 AM

The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), announced that medical device packaging engineering firm, Packaging Compliance Labs, LLC (PCL) will be expanding its current operations at 4334 Brockton Dr SE in Kentwood. In addition to a capital investment of $2.57 million, the company will bring 27 new jobs to the area.

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Catch up on NLEA's latest News: Time to Open

Michigan Business Network
May 26, 2020 7:00 AM

Michigan is beginning to reopen the economy. For startup guides, latest Executive Orders, tools and resources visit the NLEA Website COVID page . Other great sources of info include your local chamber of commerce, Downtown Development Authority/Main Street, and your local trade organization.
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MEDC | Governor Whitmer Allows Certain Businesses to Re-Open, Gatherings of 10 People

Michigan Business Network
May 22, 2020 3:00 PM

Governor Whitmer Allows Certain Businesses to Re-Open, Gatherings of 10 People

On Thursday, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-96 to re-open retail businesses and auto dealerships by appointment only statewide beginning Tuesday, May 26, as part of her MI Safe Start Plan.

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CBS Sports New Golf and Travel Show ‘Off The Hozzle’ Comes to Treetops Resort

Michigan Business Beat
May 22, 2020 1:00 PM

Airing Memorial Day May 25th on CBS Sports
Treetops Resort Will be the Lead Feature of Episode Four on the Entertaining New Show

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