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DBusiness Daily Update: U-M Center Empowers Communities to Tackle Renewable Energy Projects, and More

DBusiness roundup of the latest news from metro Detroit and Michigan businesses as well as announcements from government agencies. Highlighting DivDat's Text-to-pay enhancement to the DivDat Mobile Payments App.
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Eye on Text-to-Pay: DivDat Adds Text-to-Pay for Bill Payments; NMI Adds Authvia’s Text-to-Pay for its Portfolio

Two payments companies are tapping into consumers’ affinity for texting—more than 6 billion SMS text messages are sent daily, according to The Small Business Blog—with a bill-pay service and a program for merchants.
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Detroit businesses could be fined if they do not accept cash under new ordinance detroit

The Detroit City Council voted unanimously to ban cashless businesses, which was introduced by Councilwoman Angela Whitfield-Calloway. Whitfield-Calloway says she's advocating for over 100,000 Detroiters that don't use banks.
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DivDat in Detroit Introduces New Self-service Bus Pass Dispensers for DDOT

DivDat is providing the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) with new self-service walk-up bus pass dispensers.
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DDOT bus riders can now purchase self-serve passes at new kiosks

City officials say four-hour, 24-hour, seven-day and 31-day passes are available to purchase through the kiosks, and reduced fare passes will be available for eligible riders who had previous verification. The two kiosks are located at the Rosa Parks Transit Center at 1310 Cass Ave. and the DDOT Administrative Offices at 100 Mack Ave.
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Detroit’s DivDat Opens Payment Kiosks in Fort Wayne

DivDat, a Detroit-based omnichannel bill payment and processing company, has unveiled its bill payment kiosks at the Fort Wayne City Utilities building in Fort Wayne, Ind.
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Resources available for Detroit taxpayers to avoid foreclosure: What to know

Here's what Detroiters behind on their property taxes should know. On Friday, Detroit taxpayers can learn about current and delinquent property taxes and assistance programs to stay in their homes at a resource fair.
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Detroit's 36th District Court restricts in-person access as COVID-19 cases rise

Detroit's 36th District Court is restricting entry into the courthouse starting Tuesday in an effort to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19, court officials announced Monday.
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City adds bill payment option for Eastpointe residents

Bill payment just got a little bit easier for residents of Eastpointe. The city added a payment kiosk where residents can pay water and tax bills 24 hours every day outside of City Hall Tuesday.
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CRAIN'S Nominates Jason Bierkle As Notable Executive in DEI

Creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace is the right thing to do — and research shows it’s good for business. These leaders have championed DEI in their organization as CEOs,