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Governor Gretchen Whitmer asked business owners Thursday to be patient with executive orders and other actions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Whitmer engaged in an online session with the Small Business Association of Michigan.

She said it’s important that businesses be held to the existing standard of taking “reasonable” efforts to provide a safe environment.

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A survey by the Small Business Association of Michigan suggests one in seven of their members will go out of business because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The primary concern is the mandated closure of many businesses. It means zero income for many retailers and non-essential businesses.

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Small businesses forced to shut their doors are trying to figure out how to last through what could be months of being closed. Businesses still operating are figuring out how to keep going. 'Main Street' Michigan is doing everything it can to survive COVID-19 isolation.

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Courtesy of Small Business Association of Michigan

Former Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley is joining the Small Business Association of Michigan in a new position created for him.

Calley will co-lead the organization as president, and he will be in charge of its communications and lobbying teams.