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Detroit Metropolitan Airport expands contracting opportunities for small and minority businesses

Did You Know... 04/19/2016 0 Comments

– Introduction of new diversity initiatives results in 300-fold increase   DETROIT (April 18, 2016) – In less than a year, Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) has increased the number of certified small business enterprises (SBEs) by 321 percent. The significant jump is the result of a concerted effort to modify the airport’s procedures to expand the definition of an SBE…

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Protect Your Company from the IRS

Did You Know... 04/15/2016 0 Comments

Use caution when you call workers “independent contractors” Employers who have tried calling employees “independent contrac­tors” in an effort to avoid withholding wages for taxes, social security, and unem­ployment insurance, need to use caution. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) imposes severe penalties upon businesses if a worker is misclassified as an independent contractor, rather than an employee. The U.S. Department of…

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LRCCS Fudan-Michigan Collaborations in the Social Sciences | Call for Proposals

Did You Know... 04/08/2016 0 Comments

In order to foster more faculty and student collaboration and exchange between Fudan University (Shanghai, China) and U-M, LRCCS invites proposals for either short-term exploratory travel to Fudan or joint research proposals with Fudan faculty members. In order to foster more faculty and student collaboration and exchange between Fudan University (Shanghai, China) and the University of Michigan, the Center for…

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FACTS about Women’s History Month March 2016

Did You Know... 03/17/2016 0 Comments

The roots of National Women’s History Month go back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn’t until 1981 that Congress established National Women’s History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week…

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FACTS about Irish-American Heritage Month and St. Patrick’s Day

Did You Know... 03/17/2016 0 Comments

Congress proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month in 1991, and the President issues a proclamation commemorating the occasion each year. Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration of all things Irish. The world’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade occurred on March 17,…

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Tax Time Tips and Reminders

Did You Know... 03/14/2016 0 Comments

Forgetting about tax deductions or credits can be costly. It’s important to tell your tax preparer about your expenses, gifts and retirement plan contributions to help lessen your tax bill. Even if you prepare your own tax return, begin gathering this information now. Here is a “Top 10” list of tax tips that can easily slip your mind. Note: The…

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Kalamazoo Shooting Update

Did You Know... 02/25/2016 0 Comments

The Michigan State Police is continuing its investigation into the shooting of five people outside the Cracker Barrel Restaurant at 5581 Cracker Barrel Blvd. in Kalamazoo, Mich. The shooting occurred on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at approximately 10:24 p.m. when Jason Brian Dalton, 45, of Kalamazoo, approached a Chevrolet Cruze and an Oldsmobile Silhouette mini-van in the parking lot and…

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Injury Prevention for Pediatric Burns

Did You Know... 02/24/2016 0 Comments

Young children learn by touching — a danger when it comes to heated items in your home. Help keep your kids safe with these tips for pediatric burn injury prevention. Four Main Causes of Pediatric Burns Wet heat — contact with hot liquids, foods or drinks, bathwater, steam, and cooking liquids Hot metals — contact with a hot stove, heating…

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