Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appointed Angela Hood-Beaugard, of Flint, to the Child Lead Exposure Elimination Commission. Hood-Beaugard, executive director of the Flint & Genesee Literacy Network, was appointed to represent the general public for a term that runs Feb. 18, 2021, to Dec. 15, 2023. 

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Consumers Energy announced on Jan. 15  that Kyle McCree, a regional public affairs manager for Consumers Energy and former director of core initiatives for the Flint & Genesee Chamber, has been named director of state governmental affairs and strategy.

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic delivered a major shock to the business community. However, no sector of the economy has been disproportionately hurt more than Black-owned businesses. According to Bloomberg, the economic shutdown caused by the pandemic triggered a 41 percent decline in black-owned businesses nationally in 2020. That impact and the fragile financial state of […]

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Graci Harkema, owner of Graci LLC, will lead a two-hour interactive virtual workshop focused on the business case for diversity, equity and inclusion. In preparation for the Feb. 24 event, Inside Business spoke with Harkema for a discussion about what participants can expect and why this topic is good for business.

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