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LEO Hosts Roundtable with Kalamazoo Leaders to Discuss Opportunities to Support Clean Energy Transitions,

Michigan Business Network
July 12, 2024 12:00 PM

FY25 Budget Investments

KALAMAZOO, Mich.— Following the passage of a historic budget agreement that provides funding for the newly created Community & Worker Economic Transition Office, the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) will meet with Kalamazoo’s auto and energy sectors, community-based organizations, local government representatives, higher education and workforce development leaders, and representatives from labor organizations and skilled trades at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 15, at the Catalyst Center to discuss how the new office will help Michiganders benefit from transitions in the auto and energy sectors.

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LEO | Claimants in Bauserman Case Against UIA Must Return Signed Release by Aug. 19

Michigan Business Network
July 12, 2024 10:00 AM

Michiganders who believe they were wrongly accused of falsely receiving unemployment benefits from 2013-15 should be aware of an upcoming deadline to return a key document to potentially qualify for the class action lawsuit.

The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) is leading the effort to resolve the long-standing case that arose from automated claim determinations made by a computer system installed during Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration.

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Explore Flint & Genesee | Be A Tourist in Your Hometown Reveals Attractions Featured in Popular $1 Event

Michigan Business Network
July 12, 2024 9:00 AM

(FLINT, Mich. – July 10, 2024) After a five-year hiatus, Explore Flint & Genesee – in partnership with Genesee County and Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) Flint – is bringing back its popular Be a Tourist in Your Hometown event on Aug. 10, 2024, known locally as 810 Day. The one-day event allows locals to tour several area attractions for just $1.

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MBN Speakers Series | Release of Michigan Future Business Index Set for July 23rd

Michigan Business Network
July 12, 2024 7:00 AM

The survey has closed the data has been tallied, and you can now plan on attending the Q2 2024 Michigan Future Business Index (MFBI) Release Virtual Statewide webinar event.

On Tuesday, July 23rd, we will be presenting the results of this economic survey. 

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Peters Expresses Concerns on CISA Plan to Implement Rule on Cyber Incident Reporting

Michigan Business Network
July 11, 2024 6:00 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, sent a letter to Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly expressing concerns over the scope of the draft rule required by Peters’ Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act (CIRCIA).

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Senators Peters, Stabenow Applaud a More Than $657 Million Federal Investment to Convert Auto Plants in Lansing and Maryville for Electric Vehicle Production

Michigan Business Network
July 11, 2024 4:00 PM

Funding Announcement Will Support More Than One Thousand Good-Paying Union Jobs, Bolster Michigan Auto Manufacturing

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow applauded a more than $657 million Department of Energy (DOE) investment that will support the conversion of auto manufacturing facilities in Lansing and Maryville for production of electric vehicles (EVs) and components necessary for EVs.

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­­Clinton County and Frontier Have Been Awarded a ROBIN Grant

Michigan Business Network
July 11, 2024 12:00 PM

to Expand Fiber Broadband Service to 3,297 Locations Across Clinton County 

St. Johns, Mich. – The State of Michigan, as part of the Realizing Opportunities with Broadband Infrastructure Networks (ROBIN) grant program, has selected the joint application of Frontier and Clinton County for a fiber expansion project within the County in the amount of $14,975,732.31. The Clinton County Board of Commissioners selected Frontier as the vendor for a public-private partnership in January of 2023 to pursue State ROBIN grant funding.

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University of Michigan Health-Sparrow News: UM Health-Sparrow Celebrates New Medical Assistant Graduates

Michigan Business Network
July 11, 2024 10:00 AM

UM Health-Sparrow celebrates new graduates from medical assistant apprenticeship program 

LANSING, Mich. – University of Michigan Health-Sparrow is proud to announce the newest graduating class of medical assistant (MA) apprentices, addressing a great need for MAs in health care. The 12 graduates were honored this week during a pinning ceremony at UM Health-Sparrow Lansing.

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AIAM | Join Us for the Exclusive Aerospace Roundtable on September 4th!

Michigan Business Network
July 11, 2024 8:00 AM

Building Relationships for Success 

Get ready for AIAM’s 3rd annual AeroOne conference by participating in day one’s unique Aerospace Roundtables! We’re thrilled to announce a one-of-a-kind event featuring industry giants AirbusGE Aerospace, and Liebherr Aerospace. This is your opportunity to dive into a collaborative session with three leading aerospace OEM/Tier 1 companies and tackle a current business challenge head-on.

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MBN Speakers Series | Release of Michigan Future Business Index Set for July 23rd

Michigan Business Network
July 11, 2024 7:00 AM

The survey has closed the data has been tallied, and you can now plan on attending the Q2 2024 Michigan Future Business Index (MFBI) Release Virtual Statewide webinar event.

On Tuesday, July 23rd, we will be presenting the results of this economic survey. 

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