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

Northern Michigan’s largest Hiring Event @ The Ellison Place
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm









This premier Hiring Event provides you with the opportunity to hire candidates throughout Michigan. All these opportunities under one roof, one location, one day! Industries include but not limited to – Healthcare, Technology, Manufacturing, Retail, Hospitality, Agriculture, and others;

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Summer Position
  • Apprenticeships / Internships

Early Bird registration available until January 12, 2018 for $300

Regular registration after January 12, 2018 will be $350

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Or use our registration form.

Free for candidates / individuals to attend!
Booth payment covers a 10’X10′ space, plus an 8′ table, two chairs, electric and Wi-Fi.
This event is intended for all northern Michigan businesses covering the Upper Peninsula and all lower northern Michigan. 
And, we want to attract people from all over Michigan to come and learn (and possibly be hired) about working in northern Michigan!
This event will be at the Ellison Place in Gaylord, Michigan.

But wait… there’s more!
This event will be promoted through an extensive marketing initiative to include print, digital / social media, radio, colleges and universities, high schools, and other channels.

  • While there are so many more details to come, it’s important that you RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW! Our event space is limited… and you KNOW you don’t want to miss out.

2018 Annual Luncheon @ Boyne Mountain Resort
May 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Tickets are $25 for an individual and $200 for a table of 8. Purchase tickets now through April 11 to get special early bird rates: individual tickets at $20 and $160 for a table of 8!

The NLEA is excited to present this year’s Annual Luncheon at Boyne Mountain Resort in the Matterhorn Room (Civic Center). This state of the art facility will play host to our gathering of over 500 of our closest friends and colleagues from across the state and region for the celebration and recognition of economic development projects and people in Northwest Michigan.

Join other business, community and government leaders involved in the economic vitality of our area for an exciting afternoon luncheon at Boyne Mountain Resort. Don’t miss the keynote speaker, live entertainment, prestigious awards, special recognitions and plated lunch. Reserve your tickets or table today.

Lending Forum @ NLEA Office
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn about commercial and residential lending programs from Alan Anderson, Commercial Loan Specialist of USDA Rural Development. Hosted by Northern Lakes Economic Alliance and USDA Rural Development for local lenders at NLEA / Char-Em ISD Office: 1313 Boyne Avenue, Boyne City.


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