By Buck Love, Business Retention and Growth
“Patience and persistence pays off” could read the headline of the Antrim Review.
Ethan Duffield will be the new AmeriCorps/Vista Community Liaison who will provide financial literacy programs in Antrim County and assist the Village of Central Lake with implementing their Project Rising Tide community goals.
Ethan is a May 2017 graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Marketing and Advertising and previously interned at a Royal Oak public relations firm, Airfoil Group, to gain experience in social media marketing and data analysis. He has previous volunteer experience working with the non-profit Heal the Children Organization and Loaves & Fishes Ministry.
Ethan’s willingness to work collaboratively in Central Lake will benefit many for years to come as the village seeks to implement the following goals:
- Create a brand/enhance identity
- Create more reasons for people to come downtown
- Increase economic opportunity for residents and businesses
- Build on the historic nature and charm of downtown Central Lake
Buck Love, Director of Business Retention & Growth at the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) completed the required Michigan Non-Profit Association (MNA) supervisory training to oversee the implementation of this position. He will share in Ethan’s professional development with Janet Koch, Community Development Director.
The NLEA is a public/private non-profit organization serving Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Emmet Counties in Michigan. Established in 1984, the NLEA’s mission is to serve as a resource to local communities and businesses to retain and create jobs. For more information, visit the NLEA website at or call 231-582-6482.