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MCAN Awards Nine Additional COVID-19 Response Grants in Seventh Round of Funding

Michigan Business Network
July 9, 2020 2:00 PM

Nine grants totaling $69,676 awarded to support postsecondary attainment efforts across Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — 
Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) has awarded $69,676 in its seventh round of COVID-19 Response Grants to nine organizations in Michigan. These grants help Michigan high schools, Local College Access Networks, community-based nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions support emergent postsecondary projects and programs in their communities. MCAN is also now partnering with other funders to cosponsor these grants.

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MCAN awards five additional COVID-19 response grants in sixth round of funding

Michigan Business Network
July 9, 2020 6:00 AM

Five grants totaling $26,586 awarded to support postsecondary attainment efforts across Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) has awarded $26,586 in its sixth round of COVID-19 Response Grants to five organizations in Michigan. These grants help Michigan high schools, Local College Access Networks, community-based nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions support emergent postsecondary projects and programs in their communities. MCAN is also now partnering with other funders to co-sponsor these grants.

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Summer Youth Initiative Prioritizes Safety as Teens Get to Work

Michigan Business Network
July 6, 2020 1:00 PM

(FLINT, Mich., July 6, 2020) Despite the fact that teen unemployment stood at 29.9 percent in May 2020—more than double what it was at the same time last year—the coronavirus pandemic isn’t stopping nearly 260 teens from working in Genesee County through the Summer Youth Initiative, or SYI.  However, it has prompted some changes to the summer employment program, which is offered through the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce.

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McKenna Promotes M. Paul Lippens to Vice President and Director of Kalamazoo Studio

Michigan Business Network
June 29, 2020 12:00 PM

Lippens’ Relocation, Plus Grand Rapids Office Move, Part of Community Planning Firm’s Amplified Presence in West Michigan 

NORTHVILLE, Mich. (June 29, 2020)  McKenna – a community planning, design and building services firm, headquartered in Northville, Mich., with offices in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo – recently announced the promotion of M. Paul Lippens to vice president and director of its Kalamazoo studio.  The announcement was made by McKenna President, John Jackson.

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VIDEO | MWF WomanUp and Celebrate!

Michigan Business Network
June 25, 2020 2:00 PM

For the first time ever, Michigan Women Forward hosted a state-wide virtual Women of Achievement and Courage awards ceremony. WomanUp & Celebrate will be live-streamed on Facebook.

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Ballmer Group Awards $1.35 Million to Michigan College Access Network for Strategic Initiatives

Michigan Business Network
June 24, 2020 7:00 PM

Funding will sustain current and emerging initiatives that increase postsecondary attainment rates in Michigan, specifically in metro Detroit

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Business Leaders for Michigan Suggests Budget Shortfall Mitigation Efforts for State Government

Michigan Business Network
June 23, 2020 4:00 PM

President & CEO Doug Rothwell also joins other biz roundtable CEOs seeking federal aid for state and local governments

LANSING, Mich. – Business Leaders for Michigan today released a short list of 2020-21 budget principles, asking elected officials in Lansing to prioritize state budget spending where it will have the most impact helping the state recover from the onset of COVID-19.

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Flint & Genesee Chamber Rolls Out Professional Development Webinars for Summer

Michigan Business Network
June 22, 2020 5:00 PM

(FLINT, Mich., June 22, 2020) – Summer is officially here, and with the season comes a new lineup of professional development opportunities from the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce.

 

Sessions in the summer catalog, available for download here, cover pertinent subjects in everything from leadership and human resources to social media marketing and sales. These trainings will be held online and led by local experts from 3Sixty Interactive, Dale Carnegie Training, The Disability Network, The Leadership Group, Murdock Leadership Development, SCR Concepts and the Flint & Genesee Chamber.

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VIDEO | Join MWF for WomanUp and Celebrate!

Michigan Business Network
June 22, 2020 12:00 PM

For the first time ever, Michigan Women Forward are hosting a state-wide virtual Women of Achievement and Courage awards ceremony. WomanUp & Celebrate will be live-streamed on Facebook. Join them! See MWF website for more details.

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Universal Design Workshop to Feature Award-Winning Blind Architect at Second Annual Absolutely Accessible Kent

Michigan Business Network
June 19, 2020 9:00 AM

Disability Advocates of Kent County will host a virtual technical workshop and internationally recognized keynote speaker on accessibility and the importance of inclusive design on June 22nd.


Grand Rapids, Michigan – June 17, 2020 –  Disability Advocates of Kent County will host the second annual Absolutely Accessible Kent Technical Workshop featuring Chris Downey, an award-winning architect from California, who unexpectedly lost his sight in 2008. The virtual event will take place Monday, June 22nd from 11:30–2:00 p.m. Those who attend the workshop will receive insight from Downey as he expresses the importance of Universal Design and accessibility for all. He will also reflect on his 20 years of sighted architectural experience and ongoing practice following the loss of his sight.

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