2013-10-31 / Community

News Briefs

Women’s club plans Mich. beer tasting

MANISTIQUE – The GFWC Fountain Committee is hosting a “Michigan Beer Tasting” at the 40 Bar and Grill on Nov. 10.

The event, taking place from 2-5 p.m., will feature Michigan craft beers provided by Great Lakes Wine and Spirits and Bayside Beverage, appetizers, live music, football, vendors and a silent auction.

Admission is $15 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the 40 Bar, the Advisor or by calling 341-6701.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the GFWC “Living Waters” fountain project.

New unemployment system up and running

LANSING – The UIA’s new and improved unemployment benefits computer system – the Michigan Integrated Data Automated System was successfully upgraded and implemented on Oct. 1.

Claimants are now able to manage their unemployment insurance accounts online using the Michigan Web Account Manager 24 hours a day. Claimants will also notice an enhanced script when calling the Michigan Automated Voice Interactive Network and an extra day of MARVIN availability by phone. MARVIN’s hours of operation are now Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

As a reminder to UIA customers:

MiWAM password resets – Some claimants who previously certified with MARVIN online are having difficulty with Password login when they attempt to sign into MiWAM. For faster service please visit the website at www.michigan. gov/uia to set up an online claim web account that will allow you to change your benefit payment method, use Marvin Online, review your payment history or submit your claim question or problem for response by a customer service representative.

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