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

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Nov
4
Wed
How Hackable Are You? @ Hagerty Conference Center
Nov 4 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

A Workshop on Cybersecurity: How To Make Your Business Information and Data More Secure

How Hackable Are You – ETC Workshop flier

Nov
5
Thu
Charlevoix County Planners Forum @ Charlevoix Public Library
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for this opportunity to learn about hot planning topics in Charlevoix County. Experts from MSU Extension and local agencies will be on hand to lead a panel discussion and concurrent sessions.Master Citizen Planners are eligible to receive 4 MCP credits.

Click here to learn more and register

Nov
10
Tue
Making It In Michigan Conference @ Lansing Center
Nov 10 all-day

The MSU Product Center presents the EIGHTH annual
Making It In Michigan Conference and Marketplace Trade Show.

Tuesday, November 10th at the Lansing Center

Mark your calendar! Click here for more details.

NMC-Lean Manufacturing Champion
Nov 10 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Learn to cut waste and cost out of your process while earning certification as a Lean Champion. Deliverables: build internal capacity, facilitated Kaizen at your location, sustain continuous improvement, lean manufacturing simulation and project planning, facilitator and kata skills, problem solving, current and future state mapping with lean metrics, 5S workplace organization, cellular flow, kanban pull system, standard work and poke-yoke, SMED, and TPM. Class meets two full days each month for six months.

Schedule

August 11 & 18, 2015
September 15 & 22, 2015
October 13 & 20, 2015
November 10 & 17, 2015
December 15 & 22, 2015
January 12 & 19, 2016

Training is held Tuesdays from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Nov
17
Tue
NMC-Lean Manufacturing Champion
Nov 17 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Learn to cut waste and cost out of your process while earning certification as a Lean Champion. Deliverables: build internal capacity, facilitated Kaizen at your location, sustain continuous improvement, lean manufacturing simulation and project planning, facilitator and kata skills, problem solving, current and future state mapping with lean metrics, 5S workplace organization, cellular flow, kanban pull system, standard work and poke-yoke, SMED, and TPM. Class meets two full days each month for six months.

Schedule

August 11 & 18, 2015
September 15 & 22, 2015
October 13 & 20, 2015
November 10 & 17, 2015
December 15 & 22, 2015
January 12 & 19, 2016

Training is held Tuesdays from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Dec
1
Tue
The “Must Do” List: The Nonprofit’s Legal Responsibilities to its Donors @ American Red Cross Building
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

This session is being co-sponsored by the Char-Em United Way.

Are you comfortable that your nonprofit is meeting the legal requirements for its fund development program? Do you know how to appropriately evaluate, acknowledgeable and non-cash donations including cars, boats and real estate? Do you understand how to report raffle items and winnings, and determine a donor’s tax deductible contribution? During this session we’ll discuss the common mistakes nonprofits make in gift acceptance and how to avoid these mistakes through appropriate policies and business practices.  We’ll also discuss the Donor Bill of Rights and the donor stewardship practices of leading nonprofit organizations.

Instructor: Pam Evans, MS, CFRM, NorthSky Consultant

NorthSky Certified Training Track: Fund Development

Dec
4
Fri
Planning for Your Tax Exemption @ Mt. Pleasant Comfort Inn & Suites
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Take advantage of the substantial savings your company is eligible for beginning 1/1/16, as a result of the August 2014 MMA-led successful ballot campaign to eliminate the Personal Property Tax (PPT). Learn the steps you need to take to file for your exemption and start saving on the local manufacturing personal property tax (PPT).

Join Mike Johnston, MMA vice president of government affairs, as MMA hosts experts from the Michigan Department of Treasury and Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn, LLP at four meetings around the state. Attendees will learn necessary filing deadlines, coming in early 2016, and the required information to qualify for exemption.

Planning for Your Tax Exemption in 2016-Flyer

Dec
9
Wed
How To Become A Government Contractor @ Michigan Works! Office
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
What does it take to become a successful government contractor? What services and resources are available to a small business pursuing the government market? If your company has been considering the field of government contracting, this FREE class will give you the insight you need.

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Dec
15
Tue
NMC-Lean Manufacturing Champion
Dec 15 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Learn to cut waste and cost out of your process while earning certification as a Lean Champion. Deliverables: build internal capacity, facilitated Kaizen at your location, sustain continuous improvement, lean manufacturing simulation and project planning, facilitator and kata skills, problem solving, current and future state mapping with lean metrics, 5S workplace organization, cellular flow, kanban pull system, standard work and poke-yoke, SMED, and TPM. Class meets two full days each month for six months.

Schedule

August 11 & 18, 2015
September 15 & 22, 2015
October 13 & 20, 2015
November 10 & 17, 2015
December 15 & 22, 2015
January 12 & 19, 2016

Training is held Tuesdays from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Dec
22
Tue
NMC-Lean Manufacturing Champion
Dec 22 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Learn to cut waste and cost out of your process while earning certification as a Lean Champion. Deliverables: build internal capacity, facilitated Kaizen at your location, sustain continuous improvement, lean manufacturing simulation and project planning, facilitator and kata skills, problem solving, current and future state mapping with lean metrics, 5S workplace organization, cellular flow, kanban pull system, standard work and poke-yoke, SMED, and TPM. Class meets two full days each month for six months.

Schedule

August 11 & 18, 2015
September 15 & 22, 2015
October 13 & 20, 2015
November 10 & 17, 2015
December 15 & 22, 2015
January 12 & 19, 2016

Training is held Tuesdays from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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