Providing resources for communities and entrepreneurs to create and retain jobs in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan & Emmet Counties.

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Northern Lakes Economic Alliance Staff

NLEA & DTE Foundation Summer 2015 Interns

Thanks to a grant from the DTE Energy Foundation, the NLEA will have two summer interns. The focus of their work will be with the Top of Michigan Trails Council and others to promote the economic benefits of the vast trail network in our area. Photos, interviews, videos, social media, press releases and informational meetings will be part of their summer game plan. Cassidy Shankleton , from Boyne City, is a Junior at Alma College majoring in graphic design and illustration. Jordan Kopp, from Cheboygan, is a Junior at Grand Valley State University majoring in advertising and public relations.

NW Michigan Agriculture Business Team


Wendy Wieland Innovative Counselor

Wendy Wieland
Agriculture Innovative Counselor
MSU Extension/Product Center

Annie Olds MI-SBDC Regional Director – Northwest

Annie (Shetler) Olds
Regional Director SBDC
& Ag. Specialist

Susan Cocciarelli
NW Ag & Food System
Sector Alliance


Core Partners