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Consumers Energy Foundation Provides $100,000 to Support Social Justice and Racial Equality Efforts in Michigan

Jackson, Mich., June 15, 2020 – The Consumers Energy Foundation today announced $100,000 in grants to support the Black Lives Matter movement, fight racism, shape systemic change and create opportunities in Michigan. The grants are part of the company’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and are in response to the recent tragic events causing widespread protests across the country.

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COUNTY NATIONAL BANK CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY

Hillsdale MI, May 2020 – County National Bank (CNB) recently celebrated International Nurses Day with gifts of appreciation for 1,600 area nurses. CNB showed support for the nursing staff at five area hospitals by providing various individually-wrapped treats for each nurse at Hillsdale Hospital, Henry Ford Allegiance Health, ProMedica Bixby, ProMedica Herrick, and Oaklawn.

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County National Bank Shows Appreciation for Essential Workers

Hillsdale, Michigan - County National Bank (CNB) recently presented each employee of the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility (HCMCF) with a gift of appreciation. CNB is providing a large, two-topping pizza for each employee and Cottage Inn of Hillsdale has added an order of InnStix and a 2-liter of their choice. We are excited about this partnership and this offer, because it will go a long way toward providing a meal for each employee’s family. The HCMCF staff can also redeem the offer at a time and date that works best for them individually.

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Jackson YMCA Expands COVID-19 Community Outreach

Meal, emergency needs distribution reaches hundreds of kids, adults daily

Jackson, MI – Although the doors of the Jackson YMCA are closed, a small group of staff has remained to handle essential duties including distributing meals and emergency personal needs items. The Y distributes items outdoors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays in the Franklin and Wesley street alley downtown; items are available free of charge to all who need them. Among the Y community outreach efforts:

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New Financial Support Available for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

The Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) approved the $2 million Northern Initiatives Program through MEDC’s Capital Access program to provide micro and small business loans to Michigan businesses that have been most impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, including restaurants, coffee houses, retail stores and service providers. These funds can be used to provide loans ranging from $5,000 to $250,000 for working capital, acquiring machinery and equipment and to support inventory needs during this public health crisis.

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