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

National Manufacturing Day Tours

October 18, 2018

During the week of Nov. 5-9, 2018, area students can tour some of the region’s most successful
manufacturing facilities throughout Charlevoix and Emmet Counties, during school hours. Learn
first-hand about the skills you’ll need to… read more

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Grand Event

October 16, 2018

The top three winners of Antrim Pitch Night, GreenLight East Jordan, Invest Cheboygan, and Emmet Entrepreneur Challenge Business Model Competitions will compete for additional startup funds of $15,000! The public is welcome to witness… read more

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Antrim Pitch Night

October 16, 2018

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance presents the Antrim Pitch Night Business Model Competition. All Antrim County entrepreneurs and new business owners, pitch your business plan for a chance at a share of $15,000 in startup funds! Public is… read more

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Invest Cheboygan

October 16, 2018

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance presents the Invest Cheboygan County Business Model Competition. All Cheboygan County entrepreneurs and new business owners, pitch your business plan for a chance at a share of $18,000 in startup funds!… read more

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Emmet Entrepreneur Challenge

October 16, 2018

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance presents the Emmet Entrepreneur Challenge Business Model Competition. All Emmet County entrepreneurs and new business owners of two years or less, pitch your business plan for a chance at a share of $15,000… read more

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Lending Forum

July 26, 2018

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… read more

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2018 Annual Luncheon

February 7, 2018

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… read more

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Northern Michigan’s largest Hiring Event

December 15, 2017

                This premier Hiring Event provides you with the opportunity to hire candidates throughout Michigan. All these opportunities under one roof, one location, one… read more

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How To Start a Business Workshop

November 2, 2017

How To Start a Business Workshop, presented by SBDC and hosted by North Central Michigan College in Petoskey on November 8th (See flyer for details)
THERE IS NO COST TO ATTEND, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! How to Start a Business Workshopread more

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Invest Cheyboygan

October 17, 2017

Application deadline is October 18th.… read more

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