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Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Goes Online Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

ANN ARBOR - In light of the continuing impact of the coronavirus, the Midwest Growth Capital Symposium and InvestMidwest have partnered to present an online Midwest Venture Showcase 2020. The online format will still showcase Midwest companies seeking early-stage funding and the opportunity to connect with founders, angel investors and venture capitalists — as MGCS

By |2020-04-02T18:42:11-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Zoombombing: What It Is, How To Prevent It In Zoom Video Chat

SAN FRANCISCO - Video-conferencing software Zoom has been drawing attention from researchers and journalists lately for a number of potential privacy and security issues, as use of the platform surges due to an increase in coronavirus-related remote working. One of the biggest security issues facing Zoom is the surge in "Zoombombing," when uninvited attendees break into

By |2020-04-02T18:42:11-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Cyber Defense|

Coronavirus Could Accelerate US Cannabis Legalization

WASHINGTON DC - As the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic piles up, U.S. cities and states are set to face significant lost revenue given the loss of business activity. But, as DataTrek Research’s Jessica Rabe writes in a note, “there’s a simple and effective solution for states and cities to help cover their huge budget shortfalls after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides:

By |2020-03-29T18:59:49-04:00March 29th, 2020|Marijuana Business, News|

Washtenaw Small Business Resiliency Fund Provides Grants to Distressed Small Businesses

ANN ARBOR - Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development, Ann Arbor SPARK, the Greater Washtenaw Region Small Business Development Center, and the Entrepreneurship Center at Washtenaw Community College Collaborate to Provide Up to $2,500 to Businesses in Need Ann Arbor SPARK, the Greater Washtenaw Region Small Business Development Center, Washtenaw County Office of

By |2020-03-26T10:23:31-04:00March 25th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Should I Reduce My Marketing Budget Due To Coronavirus? Spoiler Alert: NO

LONDON, England - With the events and hospitality industry on its knees, and millions of businesses forced to operate remotely and the economy in decline, the coronavirus has a lot to answer for. Yet, despite rightful concern, the biggest issue for the business community is mounting fear. Whether that’s fear as to how the virus

Manufacturers Association Seeks $1.4 Trillion Loan Fund To Provide Liquidity During Public Health Crisis

WASHINGTON DC – The National Association of Manufacturers is calling for additional aggressive actions from the federal government to help the industry respond to COVID-19 and future public health emergencies by creating a $1.4 trillion loan fund to provide liquidity to manufacturers and small business. Among the additional actions in the NAM’s updated and expanded

By |2020-03-22T17:59:55-04:00March 22nd, 2020|Auto Tech, Politics, Politics/Government|

Altarum Offers Poll To Measure Public Perceptions During COVID-19 Pandemic

ANN ARBOR - Altarum, a nonprofit deduced to public health, is offering a poll that gives citizens a means to express their concerns and provides those on the front lines useful data to understand perceptions, attitudes and behaviors as we deal with the next phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The poll will track how Michigan

By |2020-03-22T17:59:56-04:00March 22nd, 2020|New Products / Contracts|

TechTown Develops Detroit Small Business Stabilization Fund To Support Small Biz During COVID-19 Pandemic

DETROIT  - TechTown is launching the Detroit Small Business Stabilization Fund with a goal of raising $250,000 to support the needs of small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The fund will administer working capital grants in amounts up to $5,000 in partnership with the City of Detroit, the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation and Invest Detroit. Application

By |2020-03-22T17:59:56-04:00March 22nd, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Petoskey Plastics To Make Isolation Gowns For McLaren Health Care

PETOSKEY - Petoskey Plastics, a Northern Michigan manufacturing company, has begin manufacturing 10,000 gowns per day to supply McLaren Health Care hospitals across the state.  "This urgent, proactive action by Petoskey Plastics will help maintain the safety of thousands of patients and staff across the state of Michigan," said Todd Burch, chief executive officer of

By |2020-03-22T13:15:37-04:00March 22nd, 2020|Coronavirus, Science|

Calumet Electronics Filling Rush Orders For Breathing Ventilator Circuit Boards

CALUMET - Calumet Electronics has its 290 employees working around the clock to produce printed circuit boards for breaching ventilators used to treat patients with COVID-19, better known as Coronavirus. The Upper Peninsula company typically produces more than 500,000 printed circuit boards every year for the American medical device industry. Now output is ramping up

By |2020-03-22T13:15:37-04:00March 21st, 2020|Coronavirus, Science|