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

Selling To The Government Expands Business!

May 1, 2015

Understanding the Government Marketplace workshop – May 19th! Many companies seek new market segments to expand their business. Selling products and services to the U.S Government (as well as State & Local government) is… read more

Beards Brews Up a Winner

April 30, 2015

Custom brew served up at Beards Brewery in downtown Petoskey. Congratulations goes out to Beards Brewery of Petoskey for their second consecutive title of “People’s Choice” at the Brew-Ski Festival recently held at Boyne Highlands… read more

“Economic” Gardening is Right For All Seasons

April 29, 2015

Van Dam Custom Boats GROW their Business! Spring is the time when gardeners start their gardening projects and sow their seeds. Economic Gardening provides a way for existing businesses to grow their business, anytime of the year. The Pure… read more

Beaver Island Public Schools Utilize Robot Teachers

April 22, 2015

Photo by Northern Islander showing the new technology When your school faces extreme challenges, like being located on the second most remote island in the largest freshwater bodies of water on the Earth, technology can be a friend or a foe… read more

Petoskey Featured in “Best Places to Start a Business in Michigan”

April 15, 2015

Sungem Staff Hard at Work Recently 128 towns in Michigan were analyzed by NerdWallet, a consumer finance website, to determine the Best Places to Start a Business in Michigan.  Petoskey was ranked #6 in the state!  Six metrics in two categories… read more

“Fab Lab” Impresses State Legislators in Lansing

April 5, 2015

“Fab Lab” Recognized at State Capitol A group of “Fab Lab” Manufacturing Advisory Team partners traveled to Lansing to participate in a special “Fab Lab” recognition event and demonstration at the State Capitol on Wednesday,… read more

Bellaire DDA off and running with over 500 new ideas

March 30, 2015

More than 50 participants in first Strategic Community Visioning Session The newly created Bellaire Downtown Development Authority recently hosted their first community event, a Strategic Community Visioning Session, to gather input… read more

New Manufacturing Training Opportunities for Kids & Adults!

March 29, 2015

Student’s learning the Latest in Manufacturing Technology Baker College is offering two great programs at Charlevoix high school to help promote and advance manufacturing training and knowledge in our region. The first is a 3 day program… read more

Public Art Brings Life to Downtown

March 15, 2015

Charlevoix “The Beautiful” just got beautified! The Charlevoix Downtown Development Authority recently revealed a new public art display in the form of a large mural on the corner of US 31 and Clinton Street. The mural was made possible… read more

NLEA CNC Scholarships Awarded

March 5, 2015

NCMC Winner Jason Fox (Center) This past fall the NLEA announced a Scholarship Program for students who were currently enrolled in a high school or college CNC program that utilizes the new Manufacturing CNC Fab Lab at North Central Michigan… read more

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