2017-12-07 / Business

In brief

GST Michigan Works! awards grants through Skilled Trades Training Fund

MICHIGAN – Magna Electronics, of Grand Blanc was among 33 employers recently awarded grants totaling $719,283.60 through the Michigan Talent Investment Agency (TIA) Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) for short term, in-demand training to increase the quality and competitiveness of Michigan’s workforce, according to a recent announcement from Genesee-Shiawassee-Thumb Michigan Works! The 33 awardees are located across Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Shiawassee, Sanilac and Tuscola Counties. Magna Electronics was awarded $35,030. – R.S.

Huron Medical Center to join McLaren Health Care

BAD AXE – Huron Medical Center’s Board of Trustees has announced today that it will pursue an exclusive Letter of Intent to become a part of McLaren Health Care, one of Michigan’s largest integrated health systems. This announcement comes as a result of months of negotiations with several Michigan hospital systems. It is expected that the Letter of Intent will be completed within the next several weeks. Huron Medical Center’s transition to a wholly owned subsidiary of McLaren Health Care is anticipated to be finalized within three to six months. The plan to join another hospital system comes as a result of Huron Medical Center’s goal to expand services to the community. This includes providing improved access to primary care doctors as well as specialists. Huron Medical Center, a 58-bed, acute care hospital in Bad Axe, serves residents of Huron, Sanilac and Tuscola Counties. “Providing the best possible health care opportunities for our community is critical to our hospital’s mission,” noted William Mayes, CEO of Huron Medical Center. “We look forward to offering the best in expanded health care for our citizens through this relationship with McLaren Health Care.” – G.G.

Downtown businesses partner with Ennis

FLINT—Restaurants in Downtown Flint are helping raise money for kids in foster care by participating in Ennis Center for Children’s Winter Fundraising Competition throughout the month of December. Bob Ennis, Founder and President of Ennis Center for Children, is thrilled about the campaign and the enthusiasm of the participants. “I’ve been working in child welfare for a very long time, but it’s always to see the community getting involved in caring for kids in Foster Care,” said Ennis. “These kids go through a lot, and it takes resources to provide them with the things they need to maintain a sense of normalcy. It’s wonderful to have local businesses partner with us to do that.” Through Dec. 31, Downtown Flint businesses will compete by selling “badges” to benefit kids in foster care. Patrons can purchase a $5 mitten, $10 boots, or $20 coat, which will be displayed on the businesses’ walls or windows on Saginaw Street. At the end of the month, a trophy will be presented to the business that raises the most money. Participating establishments include: Blackstone’s Pub & Grill, Table & Tap, 501 Bar & Grill, Soggy Bottom Bar, and others. Details: Call 810-964-4428. – G.G.

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