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Michigan Has the 7th Most Pandemic-Proof Small Businesses

Michigan Business Network
April 12, 2021 10:00 AM

 – WalletHub Study

With states gradually reopening but around 100,000 businesses having closed permanently during 2020, WalletHub today released its report on the States With the Most Pandemic-Proof Small Businesses, along with accompanying videos.

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MDHHS Launches Vaccination Partnership with Universities and Colleges, Expands Mobile Vaccination Sites with Community Partners in Neighborhoods

Michigan Business Network
April 9, 2021 9:00 AM

MDHHS leverages mobile network to increase vaccination of vulnerable populations  

LANSING, MICH. With all Michiganders eligible to receive one of the three safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is continuing its efforts to equitability distribute and increase vaccine accessibility. This now includes vaccine allocation to universities and colleges and expanded mobile sites in communities across the state.  

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Updated: States That Had the Fastest Recovery of Unemployment Claims – WalletHub Study

Michigan Business Network
April 8, 2021 5:00 PM

With increased vaccine eligibility and the gradual lifting of restrictions on businesses, new unemployment claims increased slightly week-over-week on March 29, but were still 89% below the peak during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help add some context to these statistics, WalletHub just released updated rankings for the States Whose Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest, along with accompanying videos and audio files.

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Michigan’s Business Community to Leaders: Use Stimulus Funds to Transform Our State, Create Sustainable Growth

Michigan Business Network
April 6, 2021 2:00 PM

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Best States for Working from Home – WalletHub Study

Michigan Business Network
April 6, 2021 1:00 PM

With 71% of people whose jobs can be done remotely working from home all or most of the time during the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on the Best States for Working from Home, as well as accompanying videos, in order to highlight which areas are thriving and which are struggling in this pandemic economy.

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MBN Speaker Series features Bill Beekman, April 20th

Michigan Business Network
April 5, 2021 10:00 AM

MSU Athletic Director Speaks at Business Sports Event. 

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LCC Foundation Celebrates 40 Years with 'Circle of Stars'!

Michigan Business Beat
April 2, 2021 10:00 AM

Cathy Zell, MBA, CFRE, and Executive Director of Lansing Community College Foundation, joins on the Michigan Business Beat with Chris Holman. The LCC Foundation is celebrating its 40th Anniversary by creating a Circle of Stars. The foundation's goal is to commemorate 40 founding members for each of the 40 years. Chris and Cathy talk in detail about the new initiative, LCC's STAR DAY of Giving, and the value of being an LCC alumni.

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Vickie Bennett | Bunnies, Foster Kids and a Michigan Company Making a Difference Nationally

Michigan Business Beat
March 31, 2021 5:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Vickie Bennett, of Lavender Life Company which was founded in 2017 when they simply couldn’t contain their love of lavender any longer. Their lavender farm is located in Caledonia, Michigan, and features plants that they use to design, grow, and create all-natural and organic USDA ingredients. The farm offers products from culinary to spa essentials, baby care to stuffed animals, and everything in between.

The conversation goes on to cover Xander Bunny and Xander Dog which are great therapeutic gifts year-round, but certainly quite special as Easter basket gifts.

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Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Unveils New Name, Logo at Virtual Annual Meeting

Michigan Business Network
March 31, 2021 1:00 PM

Keynote speaker shared practical advice on building a diverse organization

(FLINT, Mich. – March 31, 2021)  The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce announced today that it will become the Flint & Genesee Group, effective April 1. The newly branded organization will market its network of services through four divisions dedicated collectively to advancing the region’s attractiveness as a great place to live, work, play and invest.

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Interview with MAUW President & CEO Mike Larson | 2021 ALICE Report

Michigan Business Beat
March 30, 2021 4:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher catches up again with Mike Larson, President & CEO, Michigan Association of United Ways, based out of Battle Creek, MI, but serving statewide.
They discuss the 2021 ALICE Report for Michigan that shows progress still needed to help working people.

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