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ICYMI - Media Business | Brandy Johnson - How the Media Deals with Community College and Talent Pipeline

Media Business
February 6, 2023 5:00 PM

Tony Conley is a newer content contributor and show-host for Michigan Business Network. To wrap up his thirty-eighth episode, Tony has a three-segment conversation about Detroiter Magazine Features Community College Executives Leading the New Push to Transform the Talent Pipeline.

He welcomes Brandy Johnson, President, MCCA - Michigan Community College Association.

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Stabenow, Peters, Share their Distinguished Guests for the State of the Union

Michigan Business Network
February 6, 2023 4:00 PM

Senator Stabenow Announces Bob Sheehan, Community Mental Health Association Chief Executive Officer, as her State of the Union Guest

Peters Announces Local Veteran and Advocate as Guest for 2023 State of the Union 

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PHOTOS: Governor Whitmer, Democratic Leaders Roll Out Largest Tax Break for Working Families, Seniors in Decades

Michigan Business Network
February 6, 2023 2:00 PM

Lowering MI Costs plan rolls back retirement tax, quintuples Working Families Tax Credit, and delivers Inflation Relief Check to every taxpayer  

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks, and Speaker Joe Tate rolled out the Lowering MI Costs Plan, which will deliver the largest tax break to Michiganders in decades.

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State Treasurer: Michigan Achievement Scholarship Provides Affordability and Opportunity for Michigan Students, Families

Michigan Business Network
February 6, 2023 1:00 PM

Scholarship Informational Webinars Scheduled through May 2023

LANSING, Mich. – State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks today encouraged Michigan students and families to unlock the assistance available from the Michigan Achievement Scholarship by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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Lansing Regional Chamber Hires Sarah Bakken as Talent Development Manager

Michigan Business Network
February 6, 2023 12:00 PM

Reflecting a years-long commitment to supporting the region’s efforts in talent attraction and retention, the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced the hiring of Sarah Bakken to the newly created position of Talent Development Manager. In her position, Bakken will responsible for coordination and communication between ATHENA WIN board, ATHENA Powerlink board, ATHENA Leadership Award, Leadership Lansing, Diversity Equity and Inclusion strategies and the Lansing Chamber events, membership and marketing teams, while interfacing with the Lansing business community.

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Peters to Again Chair Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight and Ports Subcommittee on Senate Commerce Committee

Michigan Business Network
February 6, 2023 9:00 AM

Subcommittee Oversees Federal Agencies Key to Michigan Priorities Including Automotive Guidelines for Future of Mobility & Auto Industry,  Pipeline Safety

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) Friday announced that he will again chair the Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight, and Ports Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. Peters has served as Chair of the Subcommittee since 2021. The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over a number of key priorities for Michigan, including oversight of the federal agencies that are responsible for pipeline safety and automotive guidelines.

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PHOTOS: Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Directive Increasing Business Opportunity for Geographically Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

Michigan Business Network
February 6, 2023 8:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. – Friday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive to improve the State of Michigan’s contracting process by increasing business opportunities for  Geographically Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (GDBEs) to contract with the state.

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LEO | UIA Modernization Workgroup Identifies Goals That Benefit Workers, Employers

Michigan Business Network
February 3, 2023 5:00 PM

First-of-its-kind stakeholder group prioritizes equity, customer service, fighting fraud

The UIA Modernization Workgroup held its first meeting today in Lansing to discuss reform priorities that will improve the way the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) serves Michigan workers and employers. The workgroup of representatives from labor, business, and jobless advocacy groups set goals including equity, customer service, trust fund, and fighting fraud to build on continuing short- and long-term reforms at the agency.

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Governor Whitmer, Democratic Leaders Agree to Deliver the Largest Tax Break in Decades

Michigan Business Network
February 3, 2023 4:00 PM

Through Lowering MI Costs Plan 

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks, and Speaker Joe Tate released the following statement after agreeing to a framework for the Lowering MI Costs plan that will deliver the largest tax break to Michiganders in decades and ensure that all taxpayers see relief.

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Stabenow, Peters, James Lead Michigan Delegation in Continued Bipartisan, Bicameral Push for New Fighter Mission at Selfridge Air National Guard Base

Michigan Business Network
February 3, 2023 9:00 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) and U.S. Representative John James (MI-10) led the Michigan delegation today to continue urging Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall to replace Selfridge’s A-10 mission with a new, long-term fighter mission. In their letter, the lawmakers stressed how a new mission is essential to the ongoing sustainability of Selfridge, a cost-effective opportunity for the Air Force, and critical for America’s defense strategy.

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