Family & Children’s Services receives $10K grant from community foundation, Hemlock

Family & Children’s Services (FCS) has received a grant of $10,000 from the Midland Area Community Foundation and Hemlock Semiconductor to provide mental health counseling services to rural communities in Midland County. The Hemlock Semiconductor grant was awarded through its donor-advised fund held at the community foundation. Family & Children’s Services has partnered with the Greater … Read more

Amid huge demand, career complex forging future skilled workers

Students are cutting their teeth in a variety of fields at the Saginaw Career Complex. “This gives them an opportunity to try an occupation on to see if it’s a good fit,” said Jenny Geno, Saginaw Intermediate School District executive director of career and technical education. Geno oversees the 22 programs at the Saginaw Career Complex, … Read more

Hemlock Semiconductor Appoints Roy Furbank as Vice President of Process Engineering

Hemlock Semiconductor, the nation’s leading manufacturer of hyper-pure polysilicon for the semiconductor and solar industries, announced that Roy Furbank has joined the company’s executive leadership team as Vice President – Process Engineering, a new position that highlights the critical importance of driving innovation and continuous improvements across HSC’s manufacturing processes. Furbank reports directly to HSC Chairman and … Read more

Governor Whitmer Calls on President Biden to Ensure CHIPS and Science Act Funds are Invested in Michigan’s Semiconductor Manufacturing

Governor Gretchen Whitmer sent a letter to President Joe Biden calling on him to ensure funding from the historic, bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act can be invested in Michigan companies, including Hemlock Semiconductor. This builds on months of advocacy and a recent letter from Democrats in Michigan’s congressional delegation. “Michigan is fired up about President Biden’s CHIPS and Science Act but concerned about its implementation,” … Read more

Saginaw transit routes get boost as Memorial Cup approaches

A plan to operate buses on a 15-minute interval loop from the Dow Event Center through downtown Saginaw and Old Town during the 2024 Memorial Cup is getting $27,000. The funds are coming from the Saginaw Downtown Development Authority, said Glenn Steffens, Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services executive director. The funding will help offer citizens … Read more

National Philanthropy Day Awards luncheon to honor mid-Michigan organizations

A couple mid-Michigan organizations will be celebrated for their regional contributions at the National Philanthropy Day Awards luncheon. National Philanthropy Day has been celebrated annually on November 15 since 1986. On this day, communities throughout the world recognize the importance of working together for the common good. The Mid-Michigan Chapter of the global Association of … Read more

Delta Political Forum Series to host program on climate change

The Delta Political Forum Series is hosting “On the Shores of Michigan: Repercussions of Climate Change on the Mitten State” at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, in room S105 on Delta’s main campus. Remote viewing will be available in Room 123 at the Delta College Midland Center and in Room 101 at the Downtown … Read more

Children’s Grief Center, Great Lakes Bay Region, awarded $16,500 grant

Children’s Grief Center of the Great Lakes Bay Region was recently awarded a $16,500 Hemlock Semiconductor grant from the Midland Area Community Foundation under the focus area of Caring for our People.These funds will be used to support the center’s in-school daytime peer support program. Children’s Grief Center of the Great Lakes Bay Region provides a healing … Read more

Delta College announces $500K expansion to in-demand semiconductor curriculum

Mid-Michigan’s Delta College is investing half a million dollars in its in-demand semiconductor curriculum and will offer a pre-engineering path to align with partner institutions Michigan State University, Saginaw Valley State University and Central Michigan University. Leaders with Delta College and the Michigan Economic Development Corp. Talent Action Team were joined by state legislators and … Read more

New Delta College program trains students for industries of tomorrow

Delta College and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) have teamed up to create state-of-the-art semiconductor training programs. “Delta’s goal is to be one of the leading institutions in America, ensuring education leads to better lives for all. And our semiconductor programming in response to the anticipated workforce needs is aligned with that mission,” said … Read more