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SBAM creates virus toolkit

The Small Business Association of Michigan has created a new guide to help small businesses transition to remote work, the group said in a news release.

“The pandemic has created many unprecedented circumstances for small businesses and that includes the transition to a predominately remote workforce for many companies,” SBAM President Brian Calley said in a news release. “Sorting out these arrangements can sometimes be complicated, so we created this resource to help businesses set up policies and arrangements that will help both the business and the employee thrive during these times.”

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Remote Work offers tips on remote work policies, employee communication, cybersecurity, and more.

The guide can be downloaded at sbam.org/the-small-business-owners-guide-to-remote-work.

Going PRO info session Thursday

The Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium will hold a virtual info session from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday on how employers can apply for Going PRO Talent Fund workforce training grants.

The session is available by videoconference at https://bit.ly/3dn8nRB.

The state has made $28.6 million available to help employers, the consortium said in a news release.

In 2019, 24 Northeast Michigan employers were awarded a total of $368,000 to help train more than 300 employees.

MidMichigan gets healthy financial outlook

MidMichigan Health’s financial outlook has been affirmed as stable by Fitch Ratings, the Midland-based health care organization that owns the Alpena hospital said in a news release.

The AA- rating from Fitch was an upgrade from MidMichigan’s previous ratings with
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