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The NASCAR Foundation Partnering With Michigan International Speedway, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor for Youth Health Festival

The NASCAR Foundation is bringing its Speediatrics Fun Day Festival, which is dedicated to inspiring children to lead a healthy lifestyle, to Michigan International Speedway for the first time. Children in attendance will be treated to NASCAR-themed field day activities and driver meet-and-greets. In addition, children will be provided healthy snacks as a reminder about the importance of healthy eating habits and physical fitness. The festival will be at Graves Farm Campground (12626 US-12 Brooklyn, Michigan) on Friday, Aug. 10; 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

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Jackson Young Professionals Present “Bright Walls,” Celebrating Art in Downtown Jackson

Jackson Young Professionals (JxnYP) are always on the lookout to establish and promote new opportunities for the Jackson community to enjoy, and this fall, they are raising the bar with a week-long mural festival called “Bright Walls.” This free event will run from October 3-10, and welcomes 10 mural artists from around the world to help us create a new reason to visit Downtown Jackson.

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Students and Parents Invited to Teen Expo

The Jackson YMCA and Henry Ford Allegiance Health are partnering to host a Teen Expo for teenagers and their parents. The Teen Expo is free and open to the public. Participants can enjoy free ice cream, and enter to win a bike and helmet, driver’s education courses and Detroit Pistons tickets. Sports physicals and important information will also be available. 

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Michigan answering service recognized for excellence

JULY 5, 2018 - Ambs Call Center In. announced it has been honored with the exclusive ATSI 2018 Award of Excellence. The annual award is presented by the Association of TeleService Internal (ATSI), the Trade Association of telecommunications, call center services, and answering service across North America and the UK.

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Health Department promotes tobacco-free holiday

JUNE 29, 2018 - In honor of Independence Day, the Jackson County Health Department and the Jackson Tobacco Reduction Coalition encourage tobacco users to seek help with quitting tobacco, and begin a tobacco-free life. 

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Michigan — killing more than 16,200 Michigan residents each year. In Michigan, 5,200 youth become new regular, daily smokers each year, and more than 1/3 of these children will die prematurely as a result, according to the Health Department. Tobacco use causes premature death and disease including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and respiratory disease. However, it is never too late to quit using tobacco, and quitting results in immediate and long-term health benefits. 

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Great Lakes Caring CEO Adam Nielsen named a 2018 Glassdoor Top CEO

June 20, 2018 – Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice Chief Executive Office Adam Nielsen, has won a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award honoring the Top CEOs in 2018.  Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, released its annual report recognizing the Top CEOs, which highlights top leaders employees love working for in countries throughout North America and parts of Europe.

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American 1 Credit Union awards scholarships

JUNE 5, 2018 - American 1 Credit Union has awarded 10 high school graduates from southern Michigan with $1,000 scholarships for their commitment to altruism and community service.

American 1 offered the awards through their annual Community Involvement Scholarship Program. Each student who applied submitted an essay on the benefits of altruism and how the student has impacted his or her community through their involvement. The scholarships are funded through American 1’s Skip-a-Pay program, where credit union members can choose to skip one month’s loan payment for $25. The $25 fees are then used to fund the scholarship program.

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The Lost Railway Museum receives a grant from Consumers Energy Foundation

JUNE 4, 2018 – The Lost Railway Museum received a $25,000 grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation. These funds will support the continued restoration of Interurban Car #29 and Car #47, development of educational programs and marketing the museum to the community. The museum welcomed its 5,000th guest since its opening in July 2017.

Most Interurban systems started in the late 19th century and only operated until the late 1920’s. A very short lifespan for such a significant industry that grew quickly and died just as fast. Most people alive today have never heard of the Interurban system. It is the Lost Railway.

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