Business in brief: 07/04/21 | Business

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Serra raises $ 22,916 for a clinic

TRAVERSE CITY – Serra Subaru of Traverse City will present a check for $ 22,916 to the Munson Healthcare Pediatric Infusion Clinic on April 14.

The clinic welcomes children with cancer and blood disorders.

Serra Subaru is at 1747 South Garfield Ave. The funds were raised at the annual Subaru Share the Love event.

Subaru of America donates $ 250 for every new vehicle purchased or leased from Serra Subaru of Traverse City between November 19, 2020 and January 4, 2021. Customers could choose between the Munson Healthcare Foundations and four national charities, ASPCA , Make-A- Wish, Meals on Wheels America and the National Park Foundation.

Spaghetti, fundraiser for wine dinner

CEDAR – Bel Lago Winery in Cedar and 5 Loaves 2 Fish team up with a fundraiser for a dinner of spaghetti and wine.

The fundraiser will benefit 5 Loaves 2 Fish, based in Leland, which prepares approximately 150 meals per week in the commercial kitchen at Leland Community United Methodist Church. Most meals are distributed to homeless and food insecure people in Traverse City on Monday and to families in Leelanau County on Friday.

Until April 15, people can pre-order freshly made pasta with red sauce for two and a bottle of wine for $ 30. Pickup and delivery will take place on April 21. 5 breads 2 fish aprons are also available for $ 20 and can be added to a dinner order.

To order, email or call Bel Lago at [email protected] or (231) 228-4800.

Proposals for training programs must be submitted by May 7th.

MiLEAP is aimed at job seekers “economically affected by COVID-19,” according to a statement. Over $ 16 million is available to fund grants.

LEO “plans to fund a minimum of eight fellows with a maximum of $ 2 million each for a three-year program,” the statement said. Grant recipients will carry out work from July 2021.

Requests for proposals must be submitted no later than May 7. Fellows will be notified before May 28. A pre-submission information webinar on April 7 will provide an overview of the process for potential applicants.

More information on MiLEAP is available at Michigan.gov/MiLEAP.

LMCU sponsors Financial Bee

GRAND RAPIDS – Lake Michigan Credit Union is a sponsor of the 2021 EVERFI Financial Literacy Bee.

The EVERFI Financial Literacy Bee runs until April 15 and is a national financial literacy scholarship competition for students aged 13-18. The Virtual Challenge includes short digital lessons and an essay contest on short- or long-term savings goals. The three selected winners receive up to $ 10,000 in college scholarships.

For more information on LMCU’s financial wellness tools, please see LMCU.org/FinancialWellness. More information on the EVERFI Financial Literacy Bee is available at LMCU.org/Competition.

Mistura, Boyne Resorts, NCMC honored

PETOSKEY – Boyne Resorts, North Central Michigan College and Alanson Man’s John Mistura received Michigan Works! Impact Awards “for being part of a comprehensive culinary learning program to help prepare individuals for successful careers,” according to a statement.

The American Culinary Federation and Northwest Michigan Works! developed the culinary learning program. The culinary apprenticeship program includes 4,000 hours of on-the-job training and 525 hours of technical education.

The program currently has seven apprentices, including Mistura.

Independent, LMCU, St. Francis X are listed

NEW YORK – Two credit unions and a bank with branches in the region have compiled a 2020 S&P Global Market Intelligence list of leading community financial institutions.

The Grand Rapids-based Independent Bank was the 39th largest U.S. community bank with assets between $ 3 billion and $ 10 billion. Only one other Michigan-based bank was on the Top 50 list, while two state-based were on the Top 100 list with assets below $ 3 billion.

Among the Top 100 Credit Unions list, Lake Michigan Credit Union (Grand Rapids) was ranked No. 4 and St. Francis X Federal Credit Union (Petoskey) No. 0. 44. Six Michigan-based credit unions were on the list.

Among the ranking criteria were “pre-tax return on tangible equity, efficiency ratio, net interest margin, growth in operating income, debt ratio and non-performing assets and loans of 90 days or more past due as a percentage of total assets and net paycheck. Loans Protection Program, ”according to a statement.

Recognized GVSU Nursing Program

GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Valley State University‘s Doctor of Nursing Practice program is ranked among the top graduate schools of 2022 by US News & World Report.

The list used “in-depth assessments of academic disciplines using a variety of statistical data, as well as surveys of academic peers,” according to a GVSU statement. The program is offered by the Kirkhof College of Nursing, delivered in a hybrid format.

Other recognized Grand Valley graduate programs include Part-time MBA, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Non-Profit Management, Public Health, Public Administration, social work and speech therapy, the statement said.

USDA Listening Session Planned

WASHINGTON, DC – The US Department of Agriculture will host a public listening session on April 22 to help create a pilot rural renewable energy program.

The virtual listening session is scheduled from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm Anyone can RSVP participate in attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5335247546266883854.

Written comments must be submitted no later than April 29 through the Federal Electronic Regulatory Portal at www.regulations.gov under Case ID RBS – 21 – Business – 0010. More information on USDA is available at www.usda.gov.

House sale ticket pending in February

WASHINGTON, DC – Pending home sales fell 10.6% in February, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Each of the four regions of the United States posted month-over-month declines in February, according to the report.

The pending home sales index fell 9.5% to 102.4 last month in the Midwest. PHSI was down 6.1% from February 2020.

Proposals for training programs expected on May 7

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunities has issued a request for proposals to fund training programs through the Michigan Learning and Education Advancement Program.

MiLEAP is aimed at job seekers “economically affected by COVID-19,” according to a statement. Over $ 16 million is available to fund grants.

LEO “plans to fund a minimum of eight fellows with a maximum of $ 2 million each for a three-year program,” the statement said. Grant recipients will carry out work from July 2021.

Requests for proposals must be submitted no later than May 7. Fellows will be notified before May 28. A pre-submission information webinar on April 7 will provide an overview of the process for potential applicants.

More information on MiLEAP is available at Michigan.gov/MiLEAP.

The DTE Foundation gives $ 100,000

DETROIT – The DTE Energy Foundation has awarded more than $ 100,000 in grants to help Michigan food banks and emergency providers.

The Foundation awarded $ 50,000 to Gleaners and $ 25,000 to Feeding America West Michigan and Fishes & Loaves.

For more information on the foundation’s COVID-19 pandemic efforts are available at www.DTEimpact.com/covidcommunity.

MSUFCU announces charitable partners

EAST LANSING – MSU Federal Credit Union employees have chosen its four charitable partners for 2021. One charity each quarter will receive volunteer and fundraising efforts.

The four charitable partners are REACH Studio Art, Salus Center, New Hope Pet Rescue and the Firecracker Foundation.

MSUFCU employees raised more than $ 222,000 for its charitable partners in 2020.

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