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Clark Schaefer Hackett | 5 Signs Your HR Department Needs a Review

Michigan Business Network
October 22, 2021 2:00 PM

HR operations are critical—be confident in yours

Although every HR department looks different—some are lean, some are robust—they are all handling the same challenge: being a strategic partner to company leadership during a time of great change. Are you confident your HR department is up for the task? Here are 5 glaring signs that you should consider an HR audit.

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TechTown Detroit | That's the (Entrepreneurial) Spirit!

Michigan Business Network
October 22, 2021 12:00 PM

Why Coworking Still Matters

The benefits of coworking space during an ongoing pandemic

During the early stages of the worldwide shutdown, many of us were scared and unsure about the future. Although we continue to face uncertainty, especially in the corporate world, there’s one thing we do know—

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Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing | Tom Ross Shares Details behind $50 Million Facility Groundbreaking

Michigan Business Network
October 21, 2021 4:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher gets together with Tom Ross, CEO, Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing (GRAM), Grand Rapids, Michigan. Their discussion revolved around a recent $50 Million Facility Groundbreaking which outlines the future for sterile fill and finishing manufacturing in West Michigan.


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PNC Chief Economist Gus Faucher: Initial UI Claims Below 300,000 Again

Michigan Business Network
October 21, 2021 1:00 PM

As Labor Market Continues to Heal

  • Initial claims for unemployment insurance fell slightly in the week ending October 16 and were below 300,000 for the second straight week. Initial claims are approaching their pre-pandemic level of around 200,000.
  • The total number of unemployment insurance recipients was down to around 3 million in early October. Millions lost their access to benefits in early September with the expiration of special pandemic-related programs.
  • The number of continued claims under regular state programs is falling as the unemployed start to find jobs.
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SBAM | Chair: Time To Take Economic Development Bull By The Horn

Michigan Business Network
October 20, 2021 9:00 AM

Senate Economic and Small Business Development Chair Ken Horn(R-Frankenmuth) called Ford Motor Co.’s decision to build new plants in Kentucky and Tennessee a “gut punch to the state of Michigan.”

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SBAM | New Pooled Retirement Plan for Members

Michigan Business Network
October 19, 2021 4:00 PM

Created by the SECURE Act in 2020, Pooled Employer Plans (PEPs) expand access to retirement plans for all workers by allowing employers from unrelated industries to join a pooled plan arrangement. Benefits to the adopting employers include increased administrative efficiencies, reduced fiduciary risk, and cost savings.

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Clark Schaefer Hackett | Crucial Strategies for a Smooth Exit

Michigan Business Network
October 19, 2021 3:00 PM

The Perfect Exit Strategies for Business Owners

Every business owner eventually faces the question of when to retire, and whether to sell the company or leave it in the hands of family members. The key to making these large business transitions seamless is to craft an exit strategy in advance that addresses the needs of not only the departing owner but also the business. Learn how in this article. 

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Treasury | Reservations Being Accepted for Oct. 27 Scholarship Fundraiser in Grand Rapids for Michigan's Foster Care Youth

Michigan Business Network
October 19, 2021 1:00 PM

Cost to Attend is $100 or $800 for a Table of Eight, Online Donations Accepted

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan students who experienced foster care are eligible to receive college scholarships through money raised at the Oct. 27 Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund Benefit Dinner in Grand Rapids.

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­­Clinton County Board of Commissioners Selects LEAP to Administer $2M Small Business Grant Program,

Pure Lansing
October 18, 2021 4:00 PM

Application Open Oct. 20, 2021 

LANSING, Mich. (Oct 18, 2021) — The Clinton County Board of Commissioners took action to assist small businesses negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by allocating $2 million from the county’s first tranche of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for small business grants. The county selected the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) to design and administer the program, which will deliver grants ranging from $10,000-$25,000 to small businesses with 100 or fewer employees physically located in Clinton County.

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$1.25M in Grant Awards from $11M Ingham County Sunrise Grant Program Released, More Awards on the Way

Pure Lansing
October 15, 2021 4:00 PM

83 Grants Awarded to Nonprofits Across Ingham County

LANSING, Mich. (Oct. 15, 2021) — Today, the Ingham County Board of Commissioners and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) announced additional grant recipients of the $11M Ingham County Sunrise Small Business Grants Program.

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