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October 28, 2012

Business briefs: 10/28/2012

Grand Vision grants

TRAVERSE CITY — The Northwest Michigan Council of Governments in partnership with the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce has announced this year's recipients of New Designs for Growth: Community Growth Grants.

Provided in part with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the grants offer funding and/or technical assistance to local units of government for projects designed to increase economic prosperity and growth.

Projects from each of the six Grand Vision counties were awarded as follows:

n Village of Ellsworth, $12,500 to help promote and build the farmers market and strengthen ties between the agricultural and educational sectors.

n City of Frankfort, $12,500 to implement community WI-FI within the Main Street and Lake Michigan Beach corridor.

n Grand Traverse County Parks & Recreation, $10,000 to advance the efforts of two new regional collaboratives (the Parks and Recreation Network and the Up North Experience Partnership) with the goal of fostering a "sustainable, world-class parks and recreation system."

n Village of Kingsley, $5,000 for a public outdoor art display project to coordinate artists, donors, volunteers, businesses and the public.

n Kalkaska County, a NWMCOG technical assistance grant that will bring in planning staff to organize and execute the creation of Kalkaska County's recreation plan in a manner that supports and reinforces township plans and planning efforts.

n Village of Kalkaska, $7,500 to assist with the purchase of property in the 300 block of downtown.

n Village of Empire, $12,500 to identify and create transportation opportunities and alternatives.

n City of Cadillac, a NWMCOG technical assistance grant for the creation of a Complete Streets policy to guide transportation project decision-making.

The Grand Vision is a citizen-led initiative focused on land use, transportation, economic development and environmental stewardship in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau and Wexford counties.

BCBSM expands

DETROIT — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network have expanded access to health care plans for Medicare-eligible seniors and persons with disabilities in 11 new counties.

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