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Convergence Networks | Why CFOs Should Care About Cybersecurity

Michigan Business Network
July 18, 2022 10:00 AM

It’s not a secret. Cyberattacks are becoming more complex and severe across all industries. Regardless of the nature of your business, the size, or your location, you are at risk, and you need to take cybersecurity seriously.

You might expect that cybersecurity falls solely under your IT department teams umbrella however, this is a huge misconception. Every single aspect of the business has a component of security that requires a great deal of strategy and planning. And it starts at the top – with your CFO.

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Convergence Networks | Change of Plans! Microsoft Licensing Pricing and Policy Changes Update

Michigan Business Network
July 14, 2022 11:15 AM

In May we shared that effective July 2022 additional payment term options would come into effect for Microsoft customers.

Fortunately, Microsoft has *unsurprisingly* extended the deadline.

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Foster Swift | Litigation Series Focuses on the Ins & Outs of Lawsuits

Michigan Business Network
July 13, 2022 2:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. – Lawsuits can take years to complete, are disruptive to business’ operations and key individuals’ lives and in extreme cases, may require a person to bet their life savings or a business to “bet the company” to reach a conclusion. Certainly a scenario to avoid at all costs. But when they become necessary, what are some of the things you should consider?

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ALG Vacations Returns: Nonstop Flights from Lansing Airport to Cancun, Punta Cana and Montego Bay for 2023

Michigan Business Network
July 12, 2022 4:00 PM

LANSING, Mich.— ALG Vacations (ALGV) announced they are returning their international service to the Capital Region International Airport (LAN) for the 2023 season. ALGV and its brands Apple Vacations, Funjet Vacations, Travel Impressions, CheapCaribbean.com and BeachBound are now taking reservations for nonstop flights from LAN to three highly popular destinations: Cancun, Mexico; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; and new for 2023 to Montego Bay, Jamaica. The new nonstop service begins on Jan. 28, 2023, and runs through April 6, 2023.

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Convergence Networks Announces New President

Michigan Business Network
July 12, 2022 2:00 PM

Convergence Networks announced today that Michael Maddox has been appointed new President of the company. An experienced business leader, Maddox will work with current CEO Mathew Lafrance to continue to grow the organization. Mike Maddox worked as CEO and President of Application Specialist Kompany, ASK, for 18 years, before merging with Convergence Networks out of Ottawa ON, and Portland, OR in 2021.

The full announcement may be found below:

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Treetops Resort | They are Finally Here

Michigan Business Network
July 11, 2022 3:00 PM

Introducing Treetops Resort's renovated Chalets!

Come stay in the Hemingway or relax at the Brook Trout.

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Cinnaire | Marygrove Early Education Center Selected as Honorable Mention

Michigan Business Network
July 8, 2022 10:00 AM

for National Metro QLICI of the Year Award

Early Childhood Center Financed by NMTC Provides Transformative Cradle-to-Career Educational Opportunities for Detroit Families 

Cinnaire is pleased to announce its NMTC development, Marygrove Early Education Center, has been selected as honorable mention for the 2022 Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits Metro QLICI of the Year Award.

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Why Cybersecurity Should Not Be Your IT Team’s Burden

Michigan Business Network
July 8, 2022 9:00 AM

Cybersecurity is so much more than IT Management, passwords, dark web scans, and firewall settings. It is a full-time, ongoing and critical role that requires a dedicated focus to make sure your risks are mitigated. Placing your company’s cybersecurity on your internal IT team’s already weighed down shoulders is a slippery slope that can have devastating repercussions. With everything else they have going on – It also shouldn’t be their responsibility in the first place.

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Foster Swift | Litigation Series: What To Know If You Are Planning To Sue

Michigan Business Network
July 6, 2022 2:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. – Deciding whether or not to file a lawsuit can be one of the most difficult, and in some cases, life-altering, decisions a person or business can make. Lawsuits can take years to complete, are disruptive to an individual’s life or a business’ operations, and in extreme cases, may require a person to bet their life savings or a business to “bet the company” to reach a satisfactory conclusion.

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BWL Hometown Power 5K

Michigan Business Network
July 6, 2022 12:00 PM

Mark your calendars for the annual BWL Hometown Power 5K! This year's race will be on Saturday, August 13 at 9 a.m. Our accurate 3.1 mile run will be on paved streets, kicking off at the BWL REO Town Headquarters, 1201 S. Washington Ave, and run the streets throughout surrounding neighborhoods.

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