Pavlov to announce grant for a local business-to-business web portal

LANSING–State Sen. Phil Pavlov will speak at the St. Clair Economic Development Alliance’s annual meeting this Wednesday, November 30, where he will help announce a $4,500 grant from AT&T for development of the Alliance’s “Biz Portal” website.

“The St. Clair Economic Development Alliance’s new Biz Portal is an exciting resource to help connect local job makers as we work to reinvent Michigan,” said Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township. “The entire thumb can be thankful for the work the St. Clair Community Foundation and the Alliance are doing to grow and create jobs and for AT&T’s partnership and commitment to the region.”

What:
St. Clair Economic Development Alliance annual member meeting

Who:
Dan Casey, chief executive officer of the St. Clair Economic Development Alliance
St. Clair Economic Development Alliance members
Sen. Phil Pavlov

When:
Wednesday, Nov. 30
5 – 7 p.m.

Where:
Alexander’s Banquet Center
1195 Gratiot Blvd.
Marysville, MI 48040

Brief:
AT&T awarded a $4,500 grant to the Community Foundation of St. Clair to give to the St. Clair EDA for development of the Biz Portal, an online website intended to promote business-to-business activity. The database allows companies in the county to keep an online profile of their business and post and search for business opportunities. The goal is to increase business-to-business transactions and to increase awareness of local businesses.

For more information, contact Pavlov’s office at 1-517-373-7708.
 

Pavlov Photo Advisory: Pavlov welcomes technology students to Capitol

LANSING (Nov. 2, 2011)–Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, talks to students participating in the AT&T/MACUL (Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning) Student Technology Showcase in the Capitol rotunda.

The purpose of the event was to show legislators and the public how technology is being used in the classroom to enhance learning in Michigan schools. Explaining their display to Pavlov are Kaylin Winther (left) and Olivia Kreger of the Mayfield Team.

Editor’s note: For a print-quality version of this and other Pavlov photos, click the image or visit SenatorPhilPavlov.com and click the Photowire link.
 

Pavlov welcomes technology students to Capitol

Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, looks on as student Rose Antilla of the Capac Team explains her display to him as part of the AT&T/MACUL (Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning) Student Technology Showcase in the Capitol rotunda.

The purpose of the event was to show legislators and the public how technology is being used in the classroom to enhance learning in Michigan schools.

Editor’s note: For a print-quality version of this and other Pavlov photos, click the image or visit SenatorPhilPavlov.com and click the Photowire link.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Cutting Red Tape

Cutting government red tape is crucial to getting Michigan back on solid economic footing. The private sector creates jobs and government should get out of the way and let that happen.

I helped sponsor a package of bills that cut the red tape of burdensome, redundant, regulations on employers. The bills require government regulators to adapt common sense tests on any proposed rules and compare Michigan's standards with nearby states.

A key measure prohibits the state from setting rules that are more stringent than federal rules. This will keep agencies from overregulating on their own, unless the legislature puts the more stringent standard into law. It also allows for discussion and debate of the rules with input from citizens.

For example, earlier this year, we put a stop to excessive ergonomic regulations that could have cost our job providers $500 million. In today's competitive business climate we need to foster a climate of growth to attract new businesses while ensuring responsible regulations to protect our citizens and our valuable resources.

Studies show that businesses looking to relocate consider the ease of permitting and regulatory procedures second only to the availability of desired workforce skills. These bills are an important signal to employers that Michigan values them and wants them here.

Sen. Pavlov announces November office hours

LANSING–State Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, announced that November office hours are scheduled for the 25th Senate District.

The senator will be available to meet with constituents at the following location:

Friday, Nov. 11
7:30 – 9 a.m.
Sue’s Coffee House
201 N. Riverside Ave.
St. Clair, MI 48079

For more information, contact Pavlov’s office at 1-517-373-7708.