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

Trainings & Workshops

May 15, 2014

How to REALLY Start Your Own Business: Youth Entrepreneurs 

North Central Michigan College Library, 6 to 8 pm

  Attendees will evaluate the potential of their business idea and learn the process of putting a business plan together. Other topics covered will be: Ways to Start a Business, Business Legal Structure, Importance of the Business Plan, Permits & Licensing, Marketing, Goals & Objectives, Operations, Communications, Resources and more. This program is presented by MSU Extension and the NLEA, in conjunction with northern Michigan Business Resource Centers and local Chambers of Commerce. Cost is $20 per business. For questions, or to reserve your space, call the NLEA at (231) 582-6482.

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May 20, 2014

2014 Air Permit-to-Install Application Workshop Series
Constitution Hall, Lansing

  • May 20
  • September 3
  • November 6 

Are you required to obtain an air permit for your company, or are you interested in learning more about the air permit process? If yes, this training is for you!

Attend this workshop to learn more about how to complete the air Permit-to-Install Application. You will receive:

  1. The Permit-to-Install Workbook
  2. Clarification on what constitutes an administratively complete application
  3. Explanation of a step-by-step process to ensure a complete application
  4. Answers to your questions by participating in either a general question & answer session or a one-on-one session with a permit engineer for people with project-specific questions (a limited number of slots are available.

Register here!

This training qualifies for 2 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) for Professional Engineers.

Registration Questions:
Alana Berthold
bertholda@michigan.gov
517-284-6854

June 9-13, 2014

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Trade Mission to Calgary

The Global Trade Alliance of Northern Michigan, in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, is planning a trade mission for Michigan companies, concurrent
with the North American Global Petroleum trade show June 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Trade Mission Participants will receive:
• At least six (6) one-on-one business meetings with well-researched and vetted Canadian-based companies. (Service provided by the State of Michigan’s shared Trade Office with the Council of Great Lakes Governors.)
• Promotion and exposure through the Global-Trade Alliance of Northern Michigan’s (GTA) exhibit booth in the USA Pavilion at the Global Petroleum Show in June 2014. (Each participating company will receive counter space for
displaying marketing materials, and have its logo printed on large banner display.)
• Business meetings at the Global Trade Alliance booth.  (Booth will have an open design with several tables in center.)
• Networking events and market orientation.

To register or for more information, email Chris Bosio:
bosioc@michigan.org (space is limited)

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June 19, 2014

How to REALLY Start Your Own Business: Practical Information From Those Who Have Done It

Charlevoix Public Library, 6 to 8 pm

 Attendees will evaluate the potential of their business idea and learn the process of putting a business plan together. Other topics covered will be: Ways to Start a Business, Business Legal Structure, Importance of the Business Plan, Permits & Licensing, Marketing, Goals & Objectives, Operations, Communications, Resources and more. This program is presented by SCORE and the NLEA, in conjunction with northern Michigan Business Resource Centers and local Chambers of Commerce. Cost is $20 per business. For questions, or to reserve your space, call the NLEA at (231) 582-6482.

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July 16, 2014

How to REALLY Start Your Own Business: Practical Information From Those Who Have Done It

Mackinaw Area Public Library, 6 to 8 pm

 Attendees will evaluate the potential of their business idea and learn the process of putting a business plan together. Other topics covered will be: Ways to Start a Business, Business Legal Structure, Importance of the Business Plan, Permits & Licensing, Marketing, Goals & Objectives, Operations, Communications, Resources and more. This program is presented by SCORE and the NLEA, in conjunction with northern Michigan Business Resource Centers and local Chambers of Commerce. Cost is $20 per business. For questions, or to reserve your space, call the NLEA at (231) 582-6482.

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August 19-27, 2014

China Trade Mission 2014
August 19-27, 2014
Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen

Click here for details about the event

Registration deadline is May 1, 2014

For registration and more information, please contact Maureen Weiwei Lu, International Trade Development Manager (China) Michigan Economic Development Corporation (517) 335-1646 or (616) 540-4964/ luw@michigan.org

August 21, 2014

How to REALLY Start Your Own Business: Practical Information From Those Who Have Done It

Indian River Area Library, 6 to 8 pm

 Attendees will evaluate the potential of their business idea and learn the process of putting a business plan together. Other topics covered will be: Ways to Start a Business, Business Legal Structure, Importance of the Business Plan, Permits & Licensing, Marketing, Goals & Objectives, Operations, Communications, Resources and more. This program is presented by SCORE and the NLEA, in conjunction with northern Michigan Business Resource Centers and local Chambers of Commerce. Cost is $20 per business. For questions, or to reserve your space, call the NLEA at (231) 582-6482.

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September 18, 2014

How to REALLY Start Your Own Business: Agriculture/Food

Central Lake District Library, 6 to 8 pm

 Attendees will evaluate the potential of their business idea and learn the process of putting a business plan together. Other topics covered will be: Ways to Start a Business, Business Legal Structure, Importance of the Business Plan, Permits & Licensing, Marketing, Goals & Objectives, Operations, Communications, Resources and more.  This program is presented by MSU Extension and the NLEA, in conjunction with northern Michigan Business Resource Centers and local Chambers of Commerce. Cost is $20 per business. For questions, or to reserve your space, call the NLEA at (231) 582-6482.

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October 23, 2014

How to REALLY Start Your Own Business: Practical Information From Those Who Have Done It

Jordan Valley District Library, 6 to 8 pm

 Attendees will evaluate the potential of their business idea and learn the process of putting a business plan together. Other topics covered will be: Ways to Start a Business, Business Legal Structure, Importance of the Business Plan, Permits & Licensing, Marketing, Goals & Objectives, Operations, Communications, Resources and more. This program is presented by SCORE and the NLEA, in conjunction with northern Michigan Business Resource Centers and local Chambers of Commerce. Cost is $20 per business. For questions, or to reserve your space, call the NLEA at (231) 582-6482.

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November 13, 2014

How to REALLY Start Your Own Business: Youth Entrepreneurs

Boyne District  Library, 6 to 8 pm

 Attendees will evaluate the potential of their business idea and learn the process of putting a business plan together. Other topics covered will be: Ways to Start a Business, Business Legal Structure, Importance of the Business Plan, Permits & Licensing, Marketing, Goals & Objectives, Operations, Communications, Resources and more. This program is presented by MSU Extension and the NLEA, in conjunction with northern Michigan Business Resource Centers and local Chambers of Commerce. Cost is $20 per business. For questions, or to reserve your space, call the NLEA at (231) 582-6482.

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