2016-06-09 / Business

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Evan Baehr to speak on Small Business Funding

FLINT — Best-selling author and entrepreneur Evan Baehr is coming to Flint! The author of “GET BACKED: Craft Your Story, Build the Perfect Pitch Deck and Launch the Venture of Your Dreams” will present tips for building a funding presentation that will capture the imagination of lenders or investors.

The workshop will be held on June 21, 5:30-8 p.m. at the Flint Farmer’s Market. The nominal fee for the workshop is $10 and the first 60 registrations will receive a copy of GET BACKED, a $30 value. After the presentation, Baehr will be available for meet and greet and book signing.

Evan Baehr is also co-founder of Able, a venture-backed financial services company helping fund millions of small businesses across the United States. Previously he was co-founder of Outbox, a venture-backed start-up aiming to disrupt the US Postal Service. He’s run or supported capital campaigns raising hundreds of millions of dollars, including the second largest raise in angel-investor history, and worked for legendary investor Peter Thiel. Evan is also a Venture Partner with StartupRunner Capital.

Details: Call 810-762-9660. — G.G.

Genesee County healthcare professionals eligible for student loan repayment

LANSING — Healthcare employers in Genesee County will be able to better recruit and retain medical, dental and mental health professionals through a special student loan repayment program offered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

MDHHS will select 10 to 15 primary care health care professionals who will be eligible for up to $50,000 tax-free to repay their educational debt if they practice for two years at approved sites in Genesee County and meet other program requirements.

Interested providers must mail completed application packages including application forms found on the Michigan State Loan Repayment Program website under “’Application Periods, Forms and Process.”

Eligible primary care providers include MDs, doctors of osteopathic medicine, doctors of dental surgery, doctors of medicine in dentistry, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse midwives practicing in an outpatient, not-for-profit setting.

For this program, practice sites are not required to be located in health professional shortage areas or have such a designation, as is usually the case, and employers sponsoring providers are not required to make employer contributions.

Applicants must read all information on the Michigan State Loan Repayment website, including the participant information and Requirements section.

Details: Call 517-241-9946. — G.G.

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