Sift Secures $3 Million Series A Funding Round Led by Rock Holdings

Sift, the modern people directory on a mission to make work more human, today announced the successful completion of a $3 million Series A round of financing. The investment is led by Detroit-based Rock Holdings and will be used to expand Sift's sales and marketing teams as they respond to rising demand from a marketplace hungry for digital workplace solutions in the wake of COVID-19.
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First Bank Launches Autobooks to Enhance Small Business Banking Capabilities

Autobooks, the Detroit-based small business payment and accounting platform, today announced that Missouri-based First Bank has integrated the platform into their digital banking experience. Known for its intuitive user experience and useful digital tools, the Autobooks suite is designed with the small banking customer in mind and provides essential tools to maintain cash flow.
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Guardhat & Oloid Partner to Bring Contact Tracing and Temperature Scanning to the Workforce

Guardhat today announced a partnership with Oloid to integrate its spatial and geofencing IoT solutions with Oloid's AI-enabled touchless workplace system. The partnership will empower organizations to operate under CDC recommendations for social distancing and elevated body temperature scanning by integrating a highly intuitive platform for workplace contact tracing with an organization's existing systems and hardware.
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TCF Bank Teams with Autobooks to Elevate Small Business Banking Services

TCF Bank today announced it has teamed with Detroit fintech company Autobooks to provide an integrated banking experience to its small business customers. Starting today, small business customers of Chemical Bank, a division of TCF National Bank, can enroll in Autobooks at www.ChemicalBank.com/autobooks and within a few moments begin accepting online payments via ACH and Credit Card — with funds deposited directly into their Chemical Bank checking account.
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FordDirect and Waymark Partner to Offer Free Personalized Video Ads to Auto Dealerships Impacted By COVID-19

FordDirect and Waymark today announced a partnership that will provide Ford and Lincoln dealerships with free, custom commercials that allow them to quickly reach their audiences with updates on how they are adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, Waymark has designed a series of free COVID-19 response templates for businesses of all sizes in a variety of industries.
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Guardhat Partners with FireHUD to Bring Advanced Exertion Monitoring to the Workforce

Guardhat, a leader in the smart industrial safety industry, today announced that it has partnered with Atlanta-based startup FireHUD, Inc., a provider of biometric monitoring to prevent overexertion on the worksite.
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Autobooks Debuts New Way for Small Businesses to “Get Paid” Online

Autobooks, a small business payment and accounting platform built on Microsoft Azure, today announced the launch of a new initiative to encourage small businesses to "Get Paid with Autobooks." This initiative will enable small businesses and nonprofits to enroll directly with Autobooks to receive card and ACH payments online and have those payments deposited directly into their existing account at their financial institution. Additionally, Autobooks is waiving monthly fees for customers using Get Paid through 2020 in light of the unique financial strain COVID-19 has placed on small businesses.
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Online Seminar and Education Platform White Glove Available to Financial Advisors to Aid Clients During COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the unprecedented market volatility due to the COVID-19 pandemic, White Glove announced the launch of a new web-based seminar and education platform for financial advisors to reach and counsel their clients remotely. 
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Sift, the Modern People Directory, Offers Free Access for Businesses Adapting to Remote Work, COVID-19

Sift, the modern people directory, today announced that it is offering its enterprise software for free to businesses adapting to remote workplaces amid COVID-19. The Detroit-based workplace collaboration company is launching the "Work Together, Apart" program with an extended six-month free trial.
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Grand Circus Creates Scholarship Fund for Those Affected by COVID-19, Jumpstarts Instructor-led Remote Classes

Grand Circus today announced that it has created a Community Relief scholarship for its coding bootcamp training programs to specifically help community members impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. 
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