Month: December 2020

Kids’ Food Basket CEO Bridget Clark Whitney appointed to Michigan Community Service Commission

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Bridget Clark Whitney, President and Founding CEO of Kids’ Food Basket, was recently appointed to the Michigan Community Service Commission by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The commission strives to create a culture of service by providing vision and resources to strengthen communities through volunteerism. It is made up of 25 members, each …

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MDHHS calls on Michigan community to wear masks through initiative

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is launching an initiative to not only get Michiganders to wear masks, but to “mask themselves well.” “The science is now settled: masks protect others from COVID – and they protect the wearer,” said Robert Gordon, director of the MDHHS. “It’s important …

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Seeing “points of light” in West Michigan economy after pandemic

Western Michigan economic development officials say they helped recruit or keep 953 jobs in the region in 2020. That’s when the region lost about 40,000 jobs in total. The Right Place, Inc. released its annual update and forecast on Thursday. The economic development group says it has secured $ 105.6 million in new capital investment …

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Michigan Community Service Commission Provides Funding for MLK Day Volunteer Projects

LANSING, Michigan (WLNS) The Michigan Community Service Commission has announced that it will help support the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service volunteer projects by offering grants ranging from $ 100 to $ 1,000. Up to $ 30,000 will be awarded for projects organized between January 8 and January 24, 2021. “During the pandemic, …

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JACK O’MALLEY: Supporting Small Businesses Supports Michigan’s Friends, Neighbors and Economy

COVID-19 has had a vast, complex and unprecedented impact on our state. I have been consistent in saying throughout this crisis that there are COVID patients who have suffered from this terrible virus as well as economic patients who have tried to navigate the decrees and departmental guidelines that have been issued in reply. The …

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