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Foundations in Lansing: Small & Micro Business-Focused Conversations with Policymakers

Event Details


Wednesday, Jun 7, 2023
9:30 am - 4 pm EDT


Michigan State Capitol


This event is free for CMF members


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About the Event

Join your Michigan philanthropy peers engaged in economic development work and meet with selected state legislators on small and microbusiness issues for this in-person event in our 2023 Foundations in Lansing series. This is an opportunity to highlight your work supporting small business and lessons learned from that work. The conversation may also include discussions around the recently released Microbusiness Coalition report and support for minority and women-led business enterprises (MWBEs). We will also learn about legislative priorities and deepen connections with policymakers working to shape the future of small and microbusinesses in Michigan. Lawmakers will gain a deeper understanding of Michigan philanthropy's towards policies, programs and partnerships that address structural and systemic barriers to economic opportunity and ensure economic prosperity is accessible to all Michiganders.

Covid-19 Procedures - Highlights

Please be advised of event health and safety procedures as we continue to prioritize the well-being of members, staff, partners and communities. The following are key highlights of those procedures:

  • We recommend attendees test for COVID-19 within 48 hours prior to this gathering.
  • Any attendee who is feeling unwell, who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the 10 days prior to the event, or who is showing COVID-19 symptoms and awaiting COVID-19 test results, is asked not to attend. 
  • All attendees will be invited to wear one of three color-coded lanyards to indicate to other attendees their personal comfort with in-person interaction: red (greet from six feet), yellow (elbows only), green (high-fives permitted).

Please review the full COVID-19 Procedures here before registering.

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