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  • While Dearborn residents observe Gov. Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, the Dearborn Historical Museum is revamping and expanding its online offerings for adults and children alike. These online resources, which can be found at thedhm.com, are perfect for history enthusiasts looking to learn about Dearborn while they stay indoors, or for parents seeking educational ways to engage their children at home. Most notably, the Historical Museum will be making online access to its award-winning magazine, the Dearborn Historian, free for the duration of the stay-at-home order. On the Historical Museum’s website, visitors will find 134 issues dating from 1961 to present which contain a variety of stories and extensive research on Dearborn’s rich history. The Historical Museum’s YouTube page can be found at https://bit.ly/3bKSO3U.
  • Dearborn Schools is pleased to announce we will offer free student meals over the summer in the same grab-and-go format we have been using since March. Meals will be distributed on Wednesdays and include food for seven lunches and breakfasts for the child.
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  • Double Tree By Hilton is excited to welcome their guest this summer season! They have enhanced theircleaning and hygiene standards to include the following additional steps:
  • Touch points in public areas like door handles, elevator buttons, counter tops, table tops, railings, etc. are cleaned continuously using a sanitizer/disinfectant.  These practices are also in place in guest rooms during the morning housekeeping service.
  • Electrostatic sprayers with professionally identified chemicals will be used to disinfect the hotel entrances, employee entrances, as well as, various public areas.
  • We have implemented completely Hilton Clean Stay with Lysol Protocol
  • Protocols are in place for staff I the kitchen, restaurant, in-room dining, business center and banquet halls to sanitize their hands every time they serve food or touch food related items.
  • Updated and detailed cleaning checklists, including the use of professionally identified chemicals and agents for all areas, including laundry, are being followed and monitored closely.
  • All supplies and materials are sanitized before being admitted into the hotel premises.
  • Correctly formulated hand sanitizers are in place at all public spaces and include the entrances, lobby, corridors, business center, etc.
  • Our shuttles are disinfected after each use.
  • Masks and disposable gloves are being worn by all tem members at all times and changed frequently.  Housekeeping staff use fresh gloves for every room they service.
  • Restaurant and seating in the lobby have been reconfigured to ensure safe distances are maintained between guests.
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  • Is Your Business Struggling to Find Talent? The Detroit RegionalChamber and its partners have launched a regional “talent gap” survey. This survey only takes 15 minutes to complete. Your responses will help drive the Chamber’s education and talent strategy, including future talent upskilling and development initiatives. Take the survey. For more information, contact Christi Taylor at 313-596-0303.
  • Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit is now open to accept donations only at this time, at their Dearborn location. Have you had time to clear out your closets, cupboards, garage, or just plain clear your clutter? You can now donate your new and gently used items at their donation drop off. There is no shopping or retail traffic at this time.
Hours of operation:
Mon-Sat: 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m.- 6 p.m.
22451 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn 48124
313.228.5927
  • Here at Crunch, we’ve invited everyone to sweat with us! Crunch Live is now FREE and OPEN to all, members and non-members alike, so anyone can still work out with us while social distancing. There are 100s of workouts to be streamed from the comfort of home. Visit CrunchLive.com and click JOIN NOW for a free 45-day trial! Don’t have an online member account? Start here: https://members.crunch.com/members/sign_in
  • In addition to our Crunch Live website full of awesome pre-recorded workout videos, we’ve incorporated #CrunchLiveUnfiltered! These Unfiltered workouts, personal training samples, and Q&As will be broadcasted LIVE by our incredible staff every day of the week! They will be able to interact with our viewers in Real Time to conduct a more personal experience.
  • For Facebook – Viewers can tune in at the time of the workout to facebook.com/CRUNCH <https://www.facebook.com/CRUNCH. Once we’re live, the workout will show up automatically on our feed. Available to watch on both mobile or desktop.
  • For Instagram – Viewers can follow crunchgym on Instagram (instagram.com/crunchgym) and click on the black icon with the Crunch logo to watch at the time of the live, or up to 24 hours later (all times on EDT). Available to watch on both mobile or desktop. #CrunchLiveUnfiltered
  • We’re also partnered with DotFIT! Until further notice, they are offering a  20% discount on all dotFIT products, so families can keep their nutrition needs flowing and delivered to their doors. Those who don’t already have an account can Click Here to Sign Up under the club where they are currently a member to receive their discount and have their orders shipped directly to their door!
  • Dearborn is proud to be home to a landmark that showcases excellent customer service, cleanliness, and provides a high-quality experience, as the city’s train station, the John D. Dingell Transit Center, has recently placed top 10 in a national Customer Service Index (CSI) survey conducted by Amtrak. The categories include Overall Station Experience, Friendly/Helpful Station Personnel, Personal Safety at Station, Ease of Train Boarding Process, Overall Cleanliness of Station, and Condition of Platform/Boarding Area.
  • About SEMS: Special Education Mediation Services (SEMS), formerly known as Michigan Special Education Mediation Program, provides mediation, facilitation and training services for working through disagreements so that children with disabilities promptly receive the services they need to develop and succeed in school. The value of mediation is recognized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Michigan Department of Education Office of Special Education. Facilitation and mediation services are available free of charge. For more information, visit www.mikids1st.org or call 833-Kids1st (833-543-7178) to request services.
  • About WCDRC: WCDRC serves all of Wayne County and is one of the largest of 18 community-based nonprofit mediation centers in Michigan. Headquartered in Dearborn, it provides mediation services for a wide variety of domestic, general civil, special education and school conflict issues in Wayne County. To receive details about mediation services, training and volunteer opportunities, visit www.wcdrc.org or call 313-561-3500.
  • Health Alliance Plan (HAP), a Michigan-based nonprofit health plan, today announced several steps designed to provide financial relief and improve access to care for its members, including individual and Medicare Advantage members, as well as small business employers, all of whom have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • HAP has extended its cost-sharing waiver for telehealth services through the end of the year. All cost-sharing is waived for HAP’s individual, fully-insured employer group, Medicare, Medicaid and MI Health Link members using telehealth services through December 31, 2020, even if the service is not related to COVID-19. Self-insured employer group customers control their own health benefits, and HAP is working with its self-insured customers to determine how they will cover telehealth services.
  • For its individual members and small employer group customers, HAP will decrease monthly premiums by 5% through the end of the year. A small group is defined as an employer with fewer than 50 employees. These decreases will be reflected in monthly premium bills beginning July 1 and will be in effect through December 2020.
  • “Individuals and small business owners have been among the hardest hit economically during this pandemic,” said Dr. Michael Genord, president and CEO, HAP. “As a Michigan-based insurer, HAP is committed to helping the economic recovery efforts in Michigan as businesses and their employees attempt to return to normal operations. We want them to know that HAP is here for them during this unparalleled era in Michigan history.”
  • For its Medicare Advantage members, HAP will waive copays for all in-person primary care visits and behavioral health visits through the end of the year. In addition, HAP will waive all member cost-sharing for telehealth visits for its Medicare Advantage members through the end of the year. This means that HAP Medicare Advantage members will not be charged any copays, deductibles or co-insurance for telehealth visits made through December 31, 2020, even if it is unrelated to COVID-19.
  • Keeping staff, clients and volunteers healthy during this global pandemic continues to be a priority for Wayne County Dispute Resolution Center (WCDRC). Like many universities and organizations, WCDRC is now providing online mediator training classes, approved by the Michigan State Court Administrative Office (SCAO). WCDRC is one of 18 dispute resolution centers in Michigan and provides mediation services for Wayne County’s Third District Circuit, Juvenile, and Probate Courts as well as mediations for general civil, small claims, landlord-tenant, neighbor disputes, elder care and Child Protective Services. “Shifting from a classroom setting to online can be a challenge,” said Jaafar. “However, we are fortunate to have Zena Zumeta, who is internationally known as both a mediator and trainer of mediators, to lead our upcoming training sessions. She also started conducting online mediation training before it became as necessary as it is today.” Zumeta will be leading two upcoming online class sessions—one for General Civil Mediation in June and the second for Domestic Relations Mediation and Domestic Violence Screening training in July.The SCAO-approved 40-hour training for General Civil Mediation will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day on June 4 – 6 and 12 – 13, 2020. Topics will include measuring mediation readiness, process explanation, using neutrality to draw out information, framing issues, confronting destructive behaviors, facilitating and crystallizing negotiated agreements, assisting parties in evaluating each proposed solution, and writing agreements. The July session is an online SCAO-approved 40-hour Domestic Relations Mediation training and a required 8-hour Domestic Violence Screening Training. Sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on July 9 – 11, 15 – 16, and 18, 2020. Topics include issues related to divorce, custody, parenting time, support, and screening for domestic violence. Both programs include multiple opportunities for role playing in small groups.
  • LaunchDETROIT hosts online Entrepreneur Marketplace to help small businesses
As small businesses struggle to survive during the pandemic, LaunchDETROIT has established an online Entrepreneur Marketplace to feature its small businesses owners. They include entrepreneurs who have participated in this multi-faceted program, that began in 2012 and is spearheaded by Rotary volunteers from Rotary District 6400.
“The Entrepreneur Marketplace provides a personal glimpse into the lives of our entrepreneurs along with information about their products and services with links to their websites and how to contact them,” said Margaret Williamson, chair of LaunchDETROIT. “They offer a wide variety of products and services including clothing, computer and consulting services, food, hospitality, health and wellness.”
In 2018, LaunchDETROIT expanded its program to create LaunchGLOBAL, the first group lending partnership in the United States. This pilot program was made possible by a Rotary International grant awarded to Detroit Rotarians.
Now entering its third year, the Rotary Clubs of Detroit, Taylor and Trenton, Michigan are sponsoring a program that includes free small business training provided by International Strategic Management (ISM) through Wayne State University, micro loans of up to $2,500 each, business mentoring by Rotarians and networking.
“Due to the interest we’ve received from area entrepreneurs in LaunchGLOBAL, we want to extend the opportunity for more to participate,” said Margaret Williamson, chair of the Rotary initiative. “Applications are now available online at www.LaunchDETROIT.org.”
  • While it’s not business as usual for most individuals and organizations during the COVID-19 crisis, Wayne County Dispute Resolution Center (WCDRC), provides a helpful, online alternative to people who are eager to resolve disputes. Through MI-Resolve individuals can resolve disputes online via videoconference with the help of a specially trained mediator to help parties identify a solution that works best for them.To learn about MI-Resolve eligibility requirements and the types of disputes that are most easily resolved online, visit wcdrc.org/mi-resolve-online-mediations.Serving all of Wayne County, WCDRC is headquartered in Dearborn and provides mediation services for a wide variety of domestic, general civil and school conflict issues in Wayne County. For more information, visit www.wcdrc.org or call 313-561-3500 or email info@wcdrc.org.
  • AAW lnfrastructure Partners, L3C is working with the City of Dearborn to deploy our innovative, EV-Mobility and Economic Stimulus program. This program is designed to give the City the means to purchase electric vehicles (EVs) and charging stations, without additional costs to Dearborn taxpayers. lt also will potentially provide funding for Dearborn residents with limited mobility options. AAW raises funds through “hybrid” advertising-sponsorship arrangements with communlty minded businesses and applies those funds for money saving infrastructure upgrades for cities like Dearborn. ln turn, AAW promotes the advertising-sponsors via digital coupons and digital games to increase customer traffic and sales. Please consider using these coupons and support the businesses and organizations that are participating in this program by visiting www.evPons.com“.
  • If your golf league is looking for a new home, or if you and your friends are attempting to launch a league, Dearborn Hills can address your needs. Dearborn Hills has openings for nine-hole leagues Monday through Thursday next spring/summer, with tee times between 4 and 6 p.m. Most leagues run 16 weeks, but the course will work with you to meet your needs. Dearborn Hills features weekly nine-hole league play for just $16/week/golfer. Cart rental is another $5/week. Dearborn Hills is also an ideal setting for your next corporate, organizational fundraising or family golf outing. A variety of golf, beverage and food options are available. https://www.dearbornhills.com/leagues/plan-your-league
  • Stay Caffeinated! Need coffee? Support one of our local businesses, and shop online at www.isayitwithcafe.com/shop  Single origin gourmet coffees from Caribbean and Latin America, locally roasted, and right to your door. Free delivery for Dearborn residents.
  • The Dearborn Education is selling tickets for their Big Shot 50/50. Tickets are $100.00 with only 500 being sold. This is your chance to win up to $25,000.00. Drawing to be held June 2, 2020. Please see any of our board members or call Chastity Townsend at 313-827-8790.
  • 2019 NEWS: Henry Ford Village’s management company ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Senior Living Study. Life Care Services, the nation’s second-largest senior living operator, scored 843 on a 1,000-point scale, a full 49 index points above the second-highest performing senior living organization.
  • The Senior Alliance has been selected as one of  Crain’s Detroit Business ‘s  Cool Places to Work in Michigan for 2019. The nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, based in Wayne and founded in 1980 will soon be celebrating its 40 th year of serving the 34 communities of Western and Southern Wayne county as the regional area agency on aging.  With a dedicated workforce of over 92 employees, the organization, was selected for its natural workplace environment that rests on the agency’s beautiful 33-acre campus, just north of Van Born off of Venoy.  According to CEO, Tamera Kiger, “It’s like a family; everyone cares about everyone else. If you ever dream about being involved in something bigger than yourself, get involved in a nonprofit.”
  • Center for Neurological Studies announces research program for former professional athletes with Traumatic Brain Injuries. Some 42 former professional athletes suffering from the results of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) that occurred during their playing careers will participate in a groundbreaking research project to help them eliminate the lasting effects of their injuriesThe “Human Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy Study,” conducted by the Center for Neurological Studies (CNS) in Novi, and funded in part by a grant from a large international drug company, will initiate hormone replacement protocols to determine the hormones’ ability to reduce symptoms and improve the quality of life for the former athletes.
  •  Wayne County Dispute Resolution Center (WCDRC), a community based nonprofit organization, is currently seeking volunteers for mediation training to further its mission of helping change the culture of conflict in Wayne County. “The stress and consequences of conflict can take a terrible toll on individuals and families, especially those with limited resources,” said Bernard Dempsey, WCDRC’s executive director. “With mediation, we help to peacefully resolve conflicts efficiently and effectively. Last year, our staff and volunteers mediated 2,300 conflicts, helping more than 5,000 people.” To learn more about Wayne County Dispute Resolution Center and volunteer mediation, visit www.wcdrc.org. If interested in attending the November training session, you are encouraged to call 313-561-3500 soon as class size is limited.
  • Beaumont Breast Care Centers in Dearborn, Trenton and Wayne, in partnership with the Beaumont Health Foundation, have developed a year-round program to provide free screening mammograms to uninsured, or underinsured, women living in or near those three communities. “Breast Health for Life” is a joint effort among the Beaumont Breast Care Centers in Wayne and Dearborn, as well as the Karen Colina Wilson Smithbauer Breast Care Center in Trenton.
  • Cleamon Moorer Jr. DBA and his wife, Nicole Willis-Moorer, are the new owners of American Advantage Home Care Inc., a full-service home health care agency that provides skilled medical care 24/7 for adults of all ages. The Moorers, of Grand Blanc, purchased the seven-year-old, Dearborn-based agency through the Moorers’ Partners in Wellness Management LLC, a holding company established with the goals of improving the health of and health care for individuals in Michigan.
  • Jeanie Fraser, founder of Assurant Care, Inc. in Dearborn Heights, recognizes the accomplishment of celebrating 10 years in the business of providing home care services–an area of growing need.  Founded in 2009, Assurant Care, Inc. is a provider of non-medical home care, providing services that best fit the lifestyle and needs of clients while respecting their privacy, home and daily routines. The company serves clients throughout metro Detroit with up to 24-hour attendant care in-home, at hospitals and in nursing facilities. Assurant Care Inc. has an A+ Rating from the Home Care Standards Bureau (HCSB).  For more information or to receive a personalized care plan, visit www.assurecareinc.com or call 313-563-0226. Calls are answered day or night, seven days a week.
  • Dearborn’s oldest Boy Scout Troop is celebrating 90 years.    BSA Troop 1104 is actively seeking to connect with as many former Scouts as possible as part of this event. Regardless of the rank they earned when they departed the program, the Troop invites all Scouts to be a part of the celebration. Former Scouts are encouraged to contact the current Troop Scoutmaster, Joe Adams, if they wish to participate in the ceremonies or want to share their memories of the Troop. Former Scouts may also contact the Troop via Facebook or their website [ www.bsatroop1104.com ]
  • English Gardens, the nation’s 10th largest garden center, has acquired Plymouth Nursery, 9900 Ann Arbor Rd W, Plymouth, Michigan. The announcement was made jointly by John Darin, president of English Gardens; and Jeff Jones, owner of Plymouth Nursery. This marks English Gardens sixth location in the Metro Detroit area. The family-owned company currently operates stores in Clinton Twp., Dearborn Heights, Eastpointe, Royal Oak/Troy and West Bloomfield.
  • ~Dearborn Area Business Builders or DABB~
Success has brought vacancies to our business referral group. We are currently looking to fill the following lines of business:
  • Cake Decorator
  • DJ
  • Veterinarian
  • Business Law Attorney
  • General Contractor/Builder
  • Exercise/Physical Trainer
  • Home/Office Cleaning Company
  • Roofing/Siding
  • Painter & Wall Paper
  • Any business that can benefit from receiving weekly referrals and two chamber memberships AND does not conflict with any current member’s business line.
  • Easiest way to find out more about us is just show up at our Thursday mornings at Leon’s Restaurant at 7:00 AM. Your breakfast is on us! If you feel you must have a telephone conversation, the group’s current point of contact is the member with the receptionist: Bartell Chiropractic Life Center 313-561-1800, or Sec./Treasurer Don Killion, 313-274-0639. Leave a message and you will receive a call back.
  • KeyBank is offering a wonderful incentive to business who want to bank with them. Just bring your business to KeyBank. A full business banking relationship with Key is always rewarding. To make it even more rewarding, we’re offering this incentive to make Key your business bank.
  • We’ll deposit $5,000 into your business account when you complete the necessary steps. Get started by Speaking with your KeyBank Branch Manager today!
  • The HEART of theCommunity
  • Do you desire to help others in the Dearborn/Dearborn Heights area? Discover if volunteering at The Lennon Pregnancy Center (LPC) is for you. No experience? No problem!
  • Our needs are:
  • People
  • * Mentors
  • * Ultrasound Chaperones
  • * Donation Organizers
  • * Church Liaisons
  • Baby Items
  • * Diapers Size 5&6, Pull Ups
  • * Wipes
  • * Car seats
  • * Sleepers
  • Contact Katherine Lennon at 313-277-5637
  • The Salvation Army asks that you would take a miniature version of their fundraising device and post it at your place of business. They’re called Counter Kettles. They just sit in a place of your choosing (the counter, next to the register, etc.) so that customers can drop in their change or a dollar or two. We’ll empty the kettle once a month and our contact information is 3135634457.
  • Comcast Promotion: $59.90 Starter Double Play – Starter @ $34.95 + Mobility Lines 1-3 @ $24.95 Additional lines added @ $29.95 24 or 36 month agreement required ***** Add Connection Pro @ $29.95 to make this a $90 Triple Play !!!!!!!!****
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