Blog Posts Categorized: All Things CEDAM

Welcoming the Next Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Corps Members

Written by Lisa Assenmacher, Communications and Training Specialist “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead 10,627. That’s the number of homeowners facing foreclosure served through intake and triage by AmeriCorps members in the 2012-2013 program year. 30,000…. Read more »

Utility Data & Energy Efficiency Pilot Programs

Written by Lisa Assenmacher, Communications and Training Specialist Organizations that utilize grants or other federal programs to fund projects understand that reporting and data are important, constant indicators of program monitoring and success. Gathering and processing data can be time consuming and tedious for everybody involved. Making Data Collection Easier A variety of software applications… Read more »

Partners for Rural America Conference Recap

By Jessica AcMoody, Policy & Program Specialist I recently had the opportunity to travel to Wyoming for the Partners for Rural America (PRA) annual summer conference. The conference highlights rural economic development around the country, and gives members of PRA an opportunity to share exciting rural development going on in their state as well as… Read more »

MHPN Intervention Loan Program

This is a guest post written by Nancy Finegood with the MHPN The Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN) announces the launch of its Intervention Loan Program.  A part of the overall MHPN Preservation Fund, the Intervention Loan Program provides small loans of up to $15,000 for repairs to historic buildings located in Michigan.  Eligible applicants… Read more »

Entrepreneurs Finding a Home in Michigan

By Marcy Kates, Coordinator of the Microenterprice Network of Michigan A few weeks ago, the CEDAM blog was titled “Starting a Business in Michigan.” It highlighted not only a few of the unique and exciting businesses that have been developed, but also some great resources to assist in the process. In June, Michipreneur (a very… Read more »

Fresh Food Perspective

Written by Lisa Assenmacher, Communications and Training Specialist All around us are people preparing and planting their gardens for the summer growing season, energized by the sunlight and warmer weather. Farmers markets are starting to advertise their summer hours and soon it will be easy to find fresh and delicious food on any given day and… Read more »

Landlords Investing in Tenants to Increase Property Values and Improve Communities

By Jenny Casler, Lansing and Ann Arbor Property Owner As landlords we have an incentive to improve the condition of our communities in order to increase the return on our investment.  When people want to live, work and play in a community, property values in that community rise. How can we impact the condition of… Read more »

Successful Conference Planning from Start to Finish

by Liv Hagerman, Events & Communication Assistant Conference planning can be a lot to handle, and one must be dedicated and patient with the many details of the process. Planning and effective communication are key components to the process and we suggest that you start by pre-planning, and follow our tips and tricks to outline… Read more »