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How Small Businesses Can Support Employees Working From Home

ANN ARBOR - The last few months have brought about unprecedented challenges for America’s small businesses. Between the need for people to stay home and the general economic downturn, these businesses are having to make difficult decisions about how to move forward. In some cases, relief efforts have provided some help. We wrote an article on

By |2020-07-06T13:04:43-04:00July 6th, 2020|Guest Columns|

Electric Truck Maker Rivian Moving Some Michigan Sperations To California

Rivian, which quickly made a name for itself with the all-electric R1S SUV and R1T pickup, and just as quickly made headlines with major funding from the likes of Ford and Amazon, had seemed to have found a nice home in the Midwest. It established its headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan, and bought a former Mitsubishi factory in Normal, Illinois. According to an Autoline report, Rivian will

By |2020-06-27T18:58:52-04:00June 27th, 2020|Auto Tech|

Rivian Poaches Top GM Design Engineer In Battle Of Electric Vehicles

DETROIT - Rivian said it has hired GM's Design Engineer Alex Archer who led the invention of the power sliding console that is in the 2020 models of the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, Denali, Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban full-size SUVs. A Rivian spokeswoman confirmed Archer, 27,  named on the GM patent, will start on

By |2020-06-13T17:20:46-04:00June 13th, 2020|Auto Tech|

Auto Supplier GHSP Debuts Ultra-Violet Light For Emergency Vehicles To Kill Coronavirus

GRAND HAVEN – Auto supplier GHSP on Thursday announced it has launched a new line of UV-C treatment products aimed at killing the COVID-19 virus for use in emergency services vehicles. The ESP200, ESP400, ESS200 and ESS400 are the first products to be launched under the company’s grēnlite brand and bring with them industry firsts for mobile UV-C

By |2020-05-08T11:29:47-04:00May 8th, 2020|Auto Tech, Coronavirus, Science|

Update: Restarting Automotive Manufacturing After the Coronavirus Pandemic

ANN ARBOR - As the coronavirus crisis continues to disrupt the global economy, North American vehicle sales have dropped sharply, and production has come to a nearly complete stop. Given the complexity of automotive manufacturing, the tremendous capital required to restart production, and the industry’s deep global supply chains, resuming vehicle production in North America

By |2020-05-08T11:29:47-04:00May 8th, 2020|Auto Tech, Featured|

HUD Allocates $11 Million To Michigan To Provide Relief To Those In Public Housing

LANSING – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will allocate $685 million in COVID-19 relief funding to help low-income Americans residing in public housing. The funding, made available by the CARES Act, will be awarded to Public Housing Authorities across the nation, including $11 million to Michigan. “Public Housing Authorities have a vital role

By |2020-05-05T16:06:48-04:00May 5th, 2020|Politics, Politics/Government|

GVSU Earns Gold Status From Veterans Group For Fifth Consecutive Year

ALLENDALE — Grand Valley State University was again named a Gold-level Veteran-Friendly School for the 2019-2020 academic year by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. Gold is the highest level awarded. MVAA commended Grand Valley for its hard work and dedication to student veterans and dependents. There are 338 military-connected students at GVSU. The Michigan Veteran-Friendly Schools

By |2020-05-05T16:06:48-04:00May 5th, 2020|New Products / Contracts|

Quicken Loans Provides $25K To Launch Rebrand Cities Digital Accelerator

DETROIT - The Quicken Loans Community Fund has partnered with the City of Detroit and Rebrand Cities to provide a digital accelerator to 100 Detroit small businesses. The four-week virtual course will provide all the resources and instruction necessary for small businesses to build out a functioning website with an e-commerce shop that they will

By |2020-05-05T16:06:48-04:00May 5th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

TechTown Doubles Small Business Impact With Latest Funding Round 

DETROIT - The TechTown Stabilization Fund closed with 347 grantees receiving a total of  $575,000 in funding – adding to the 350 small businesses previously funded by TechTown’s Detroit Small Business Stabilization Fund. Together, the two funds funneled approximately $1.2 million into local small businesses in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The New Economy

By |2020-05-05T16:06:49-04:00May 5th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Cannabis Sales Strong During First Month Of COVID-19 Business Recession

CHICAGO - In a few short years, cannabis sales have transformed from a mostly illegal enterprise to an ‘essential business’ that many states have kept open during the COVID-19 epidemic, the worst the nation has seen this past century. Experts at Anderson Economic Group have been closely monitoring COVID-19’s impacts on the cannabis industry. Initial

By |2020-05-05T16:22:06-04:00May 5th, 2020|Featured, Marijuana Business, News|