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Sparrow News: Sparrow Clinton Hospital Auxiliary Selects Leaders for Upcoming Year

Michigan Business Network
June 5, 2019 12:00 PM

St. Johns, MI – Members of the Sparrow Clinton Hospital Auxiliary recently held their annual installation meeting, naming officers and leaders for the coming year.

Darice Duckworth was named 2019 Auxilian of the Year, receiving the honor from Kim Kellogg, the 2018 honoree. Duckworth received special recognition from her peers for her dedication to volunteer leadership and service to her community through Auxiliary projects, as well as her positive attitude and outstanding support of Sparrow Clinton Hospital and Auxiliary members.

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Foster Swift | Announces Women in Leadership

Michigan Business Network
June 5, 2019 11:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. –

Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC, is excited to announce its 2019 leadership team, which includes a record number of women. The firm’s 2019 leadership roster includes two female Executive Committee members and female leaders for three of the firm’s seven practice groups. Women also chair the Political Action Committee and the Associate Attorney Committee. Overall, women comprise 33 percent of the firm’s total leadership, placing the firm well above the 12 percent national average, according to a 2018 Law 360 study of female leadership in law firms.

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News Release | Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Lawton SplashPad

Michigan Business Network
June 4, 2019 10:00 AM

$40,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative

LANSING, Mich. – The Village of Lawton will soon gain an accessible water play area for all to enjoy in Lewis Park through a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Village of Lawton announced today. The campaign is being offered through the Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

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Sparrow Comprehensive Stroke Center awarded top national honor for Extraordinary care

Michigan Business Network
May 31, 2019 3:00 PM

LANSING, MI – For the second year in a row, Sparrow Hospital and its Comprehensive Stroke Center has received the highest level of recognition for stroke care nationally.

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Launch Michigan Co-Chairs, Legislative Quadrant Join Together Urging Continued Progress on Boosting Educational Achievement for Michigan’s Students

Michigan Business Network
May 31, 2019 8:00 AM

Legislature asks for policy recommendations by Dec. 1

Mackinac Island, Mich. – Michigan’s legislative leaders today publicly joined Launch Michigan co-chairs to demonstrate their ongoing support for the work being done to improve the state’s preK-12 educational performance.

Following a main stage panel titled The Education Crisis: Michigan’s Response, Michigan’s governing leadership made the following statement regarding the collaboration:

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Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist Joins DTE and Consumers Energy as Companies Announce $15 Billion Commitment to Grow Michigan Businesses

Michigan Business Network
May 31, 2019 7:00 AM

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. – Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist, DTE and Consumers Energy today announced a $15 billion commitment to spend with Michigan-based companies over the next five years through Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) initiative. 

The announcement, made at the 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference, includes a commitment to increasing supplier diversity, with Consumers Energy committing to doubling current diversity spend and DTE commitment to $2.5 billion in spending with diverse Michigan suppliers during that five-year time frame. Those include suppliers that are more than half owned by people who are racial minorities, women, military veterans or who are LGBTQ.


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Sparrow News: Sparrow Clinton Hospital Foundation Awards Healthcare Scholarships

Michigan Business Network
May 30, 2019 11:00 AM

St. Johns, MI – Clinton County students pursuing healthcare careers recently received $2,000 each in scholarship assistance from the Sparrow Clinton Hospital Foundation.

2019 Whyman Scholarship winners are Samantha Jo Drake of Westphalia, attending Michigan State University for nursing; Brooke Gnegy of St. Johns, attending Saginaw Valley State University for nursing; Aubrey Kiel of St. Johns, attending Grand Valley State University for diagnostic medical sonography; and Meagan Moeggenborg of St. Johns, attending Northern Michigan University for clinical laboratory science.

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SBAM | Michigan's Auto No-Fault

Michigan Business Network
May 28, 2019 1:00 PM

News shared from the President's desk at SBAM, the Small Business Association of Michigan.

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MICHauto Finds Auto Industry has $225 Billion Economic Contribution to Michigan

Michigan Business Network
May 28, 2019 12:00 PM

First-of-its-kind data reveals total economic contribution through jobs, wages, taxes and more

DETROIT (May 28, 2019) – Today on Mackinac Island, MICHauto, an economic development program of the Detroit Regional Chamber today released findings from a study that demonstrates the comprehensive impact of the automotive industry on Michigan’s economy. The study found that the automotive industry contributes a total of $225 billion to the state’s economy. Of that $225 billion, 83% is directly attributed to automotive manufacturing.

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Michigan Festivals And Events for June 2019

Party @ MI Place
May 24, 2019 2:00 PM



MFEA, the Michigan Festivals and Events Association shares the calendar of festivals around Michigan for  May 2019.




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