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

Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities (CEC)

Annual Conference Information

116 like-minded individuals from communities all over the map came together to learn programs and resources, share best practices and ideas, to empower one another to assist entrepreneurs in growing their local communities at the annual Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities (CEC) Conference.

Participants had the opportunity to learn about and experience tips and tools, best practices and success stories for fostering entrepreneurship in their community. 26 break-out sessions were embedded in shops and venues throughout the downtown, which offered the unique opportunity to not only learn about, but experience an entrepreneurial community.

We encourage you to invite your colleagues, coworkers, community leaders and stakeholders to next year’s conference. Whether you work in economic development, arts and culture, government, philanthropy, nonprofit or education, we all have a part to play in supporting local businesses and entrepreneur development in our communities.

The 2018 conference was held in Charlevoix on Oct. 3-4  Click here to visit the CEC Webpage or join us on Facebook.

2018 CEC Conference

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