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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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Unemployment Projections Indicate Food Banks to Play Vital Role Through 2022

Michigan Business Network
May 26, 2020 3:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Dawn S. Opel, J.D., Ph.D. Director of Research & Strategic Initiatives with Food Bank Council of Michigan, Lansing.
The Food Bank Council of Michigan recently released a report indicating Unemployment projections indicate food banks are vital

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MFBI COVID-19 Impact Survey Results for Spring 2020

Michigan Business Network
May 21, 2020 12:00 PM

Michigan Future Business Index in its 18th year shifts Spring survey to focus on the COVID-19 Impact on Michigan businesses.

LANSING, Mich – Michigan’s small business owners are in a bind. They appreciate the original intent and need for the state-mandated Stay Home, Stay Safe orders that were put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, but they feel trapped by the uncertainty of what may come next. Respondents to the latest MFBI are clearly concerned about COVID-19 and the toll it has taken on Michiganders, but they feel certain that they will have plans in place and a responsibility to keep their customers and employees safe when they reopen.

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Jennifer Rostar | JA Mid Michigan New Online Learning Tools During COVID-19

Michigan Business Beat
May 4, 2020 3:00 PM

Chris Holman speaks with Jennifer Rostar, District Director for Junior Achievement of Mid Michigan.
She discusses the challenges being faced by JA these days and the ways in which the organization is evolving their offerings for students and interaction with the business community during the COVID-19 crisis.



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MFBI COVID-19 Impact Survey

Michigan Business Network
April 23, 2020 1:21 PM

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Crestcom International Launches Crestcom Cares Initiative

Michigan Business Network
April 22, 2020 7:00 PM

To support organizations and communities throughout its international network, including the State of Michigan, Crestcom International, LLC proudly announces the launch of its Crestcom Cares initiative. For over 30 years, Crestcom has been dedicated to helping organizations and their leaders gain the skills needed to navigate the inevitable challenges of operating in a changing environment.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Assists in Efforts to Feed Hungry Michiganders

Michigan Business Network
April 21, 2020 12:00 PM

Food Bank Council to use donation toward COVID-19 demand

LANSING, MI – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) today joined a growing list of corporate and individual donors trying to meet an extraordinary demand on Michigan’s food bank network.

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Sparrow Collects Quarter-Million Items from Community, Relocates Donation Site

Michigan Business Network
April 16, 2020 10:00 AM

LANSING, MI – After receiving more than a quarter-million items from the community, Sparrow Hospital is moving its collection site for donations of medical supplies to the Sparrow Medical Arts Building, 1322 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

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Food Bank Council of MI applauds USDA approval of Disaster Household Distribution request

Michigan Business Network
April 14, 2020 1:00 PM

 

LANSING, MI – Federal government approval Monday of Michigan’s request for a emergency food program eases distribution efforts by the Food Bank Council of Michigan network of food pantries while keeping staff and volunteers safer during the process.

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Sparrow News: MSU Coach Tucker Sends Meal to Sparrow Hospital Caregivers

Michigan Business Network
April 10, 2020 10:00 AM

Sparrow has been touched by the outpouring of community support during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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