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

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May
25
Thu
DDA Forum @ Tuscarora Township Hall
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance in partnership with Networks Northwest invites all DDA members throughout the Northwest Region to join together in a discussion of topics important to downtown success. Following are details for the upcoming meeting.

Please RSVP to jess@northernlakes.net  or call 231-582-6482 to reserve your spot as space is limited!

Agenda:
  • Presentation: Developing, Connecting and Promoting recreational assets in and around your downtown
  • Group Discussion:  What tools has your DDA used to develop, connect and promote recreational assets? 
  • Roundtable Community Updates
  • Optional lunch at Christopher’s Downtown Cafe
Guest Panel:

Representatives from the Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Up North Trails, and local Community Foundations will share the tools and resources they have available to help your DDA develop, connect and promote recreational assets in and around your downtown.  
Discussion:
 

Group discussion: What tools has your DDA used to develop, connect and promote recreational assets? Participants will share examples of success.
 
Where?
Tuscarora Township Hall,
3546 S. Straits Highway 
Indian River, MI 49749
When?
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (followed by optional lunch at Christopher’s Downtown Cafe)
Jun
1
Thu
Starting a Business Workshop @ North Central Michigan College
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Starting a Business Workshop June 1 in Petoskey
SBDC

Individuals in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of accessing capital, or simply considering self-employment, will have the opportunity to attend a Starting a Business workshop Thursday, June 1, in Petoskey. The workshop is being offered by the Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in partnership with North Central Michigan College, from 9-11:30 a.m. in Room 536 of the North Central Student and Community Resource Center, 1515 Howard St. The workshop will be facilitated by SBDC Small Business Consultant Kathleen Bagley. There is no charge to attend, but pre-registration is required. For details or registration, call the SBDC at 231-922-3780 or visitsbdcnorthwest.org.
Jun
27
Tue
RRC Best Practice Training-Best Practices 4,5,6 @ Northern Lakes Economic Alliance Office
Jun 27 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Jul
20
Thu
Northeast MI Young Professional Networking Event – Cheboygan @ Mulligan's
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Talent Attraction committee of Northeast Michigan Council of Governments is hosting a networking night (and focus group) targeting the young professional age group (roughly 25-35) in the Cheboygan area. We are interested in hearing why you live in Northern Michigan, what you like best about the area, and what you think would attract the younger crowd. We invite you to join us at the Mulligan’s for an evening of free appetizers, discussion, and networking. Drinks will be available for purchase. Feel free to invite people you think would be interested, and please RSVP!

Click here for details

Aug
9
Wed
Brownfields and Placemaking Workshop @ Community Center
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Northern Lakes Economic Alliance and the City of East Jordan invite you to participate in an interactive workshop promoting brownfield redevelopment and placemaking. This educational opportunity is open to the public, members of local government, planners, economic development professionals, downtown development and brownfield authority members. Topics include rural brownfield redevelopment, creative placemaking, and grant and loan opportunities for local governments.

Please RSVP by July 28th to lowej2@michigan.gov

Aug
24
Thu
Skilled Trades Training Fund Information Session @ North Central Michigan College
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn about training dollars available for your company!

The Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) provides funding to companies for workforce training.

$30 million is available statewide.

At this session, learn about:

• The application process
• Types of training
• Grant requirements
• Funding parameters

More Details

Aug
28
Mon
Skilled Trades Training Fund Information Session @ Michigan Works, Cheboygan
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Learn about training dollars available for your company!

The Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) provides funding to companies for workforce training.

$30 million is available statewide.

At this session, learn about:

• The application process
• Types of training
• Grant requirements
• Funding parameters

More Details

Aug
29
Tue
Skilled Trades Training Fund Information Session @ University Center of Gaylord
Aug 29 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn about training dollars available for your company!

The Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) provides funding to companies for workforce training.

$30 million is available statewide.

At this session, learn about:

• The application process
• Types of training
• Grant requirements
• Funding parameters

More Details

Sep
14
Thu
M-119 Tunnel of Trees 2017 Corridor Update @ Readmond Township Hall
Sep 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

EVERYONE IS INVITED TO THIS SYMPOSIUM OF CURRENT INFORMATION REGARDING THE TUNNEL OF TREES

PROGRAM :
* M-119 TREE HEALTH ASSESSMENT
        Jim Malloy, MDOT Resource Analyst
* LITTLE TRAVERSE CONSERVANCY PRESERVE ADDITIONS
        Kieran Fleming, LTC Chief Operating Officer
* EROSION ISSUES/SOLUTIONS
        Jennifer Buchanan, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council Watershed Projects Director
* TOWARDS ZERO DEATHS
        Garrett Dawe, MDOT Traffic and Safety Region Operations Engineer

2017 Corridor Update Event Flyer

Sep
21
Thu
Cyber Security Summit @ NMC University Center
Sep 21 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Networks Northwest’s Cyber Security Summit will address the following areas of concern and action for small business owners:

  • Cyber Security Best Practices
  • Protecting your company information
  • What to do if your company has been breached
  • Password best practices

and more…

Cyber-Security workshop 9.21.17

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