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

Trainings & Workshops

July 31, 2014

Business Innovation Luncheon for CEO's
Date: July 31, 2014
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


North Central Michigan College, Library Conference Center
1515 Howard St.
Petoskey, MI 49770.

Event Description:
“Michigan Economy on the Rebound”
Presented by Mitch Stapley, Chief Investment Officer, Fifth Third Asset Management
 
Hear a world class financial expert’s commentary on the Michigan economy, right here in Petoskey.  Take advantage of a rare opportunity to ask a chief investment strategist for a $120B bank and Fortune 500 company a business financial question or a global, macro-economic one. Get expertise from one of the best in the business.  This information can and should be used when steering the businesses and personal investments in today’s world.
 

For more information click here.

 

August 14,2014

Growth Company CEO Forum
August 14th, 2014
7:30-9:45 AM

Join us for our quarterly educational program for CEO’s and Executives of Growth Companies.

This event will feature a continental breakfast, roundtable discussion “Finding Leadership Talent & Judging Potential” led by Erik Larson from Vistage Michigan, followed by Walstrom’s success story and tour.

No fee to attend, thanks to our sponsor The Bank of Northern Michigan.

RSVP to Tom Erhart, Entrepreneurship Director
tom@northernlakes.net or (231)582-6482

CEO ForumInvite Flyer-August 14,2014.pdf

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 20, 2014

Northwestern Michigan College Workshop-
Continuous improvement for healthcare settings
7:30–11:30 a.m.

This four-hour training will provide an overview of continuous improvement principles based on the Toyota Production System including identifying and reducing waste, problem solving, and basic process improvement tools. While the focus will be on the application in clinical healthcare settings, several examples will be provided concerning application to medical office processes, including patient registration and billing.

To learn more click here.

Or call or e-mail (231) 995-2218 or vrumbach@nmc.edu for questions.

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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August 27, 2014


Virtual Career Fair

Pure Michigan Talent Connect Partners with MICHauto to Connect Talent to Automotive, Engineering and Manufacturing Industries!

 

Are you looking to fill automotive engineering or manufacturing opportunities within your organization? Join industry employers during the Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 MiVirtualCareerFair from 10AM-4PM EST and connect with top talent from across Michigan and the globe. MiVirtualCareerFairs are another great tool by Pure Michigan Talent Connect to bring together Michigan companies and jobseekers! Business in Michigan is thriving, and MiVirtualCareerFairs are the state of Michigan’s hottest new way to find talent. Since 2012 the state of Michigan has sponsored twelve MiVirtualCareerFair events, connecting over 140 employers and 20,750 job seekers. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Pure Michigan Talent Connect are partnering with MICHauto to connect talent to Michigan’s booming automotive industry. MICHauto serves as the unified voice of Michigan’s automotive industry, providing a platform for stakeholder collaboration on matters related to: Advocacy, Awareness, Business Attraction, and Talent Attraction and Retention. Employers interested in participating in the event must complete a “2014 MiVirtualCareerFair Exhibitor Registration Form” and return it to Andrew Belanger, Project Coordinator with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, belangera2@michigan.org.

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September 12, 2014

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Apply to Sell Your Product or Service to Meijer

Meijer, in partnership with Pure Michigan Business Connect, will host an invite-only supplier matchmaking summit September 12th in Detroit Michigan. Meijer has provided 27 unique procurement needs, representing their most urgent sourcing requirements, and are seeking qualified Michigan companies.

Each company looking to apply will need to visit Pure Michigan Business Connect to register with the website before filling out the application. Once you are a Pure Michigan Business Connect client you can click here for the application. Priority deadline is August 1st.

For questions, or if you have difficulty accessing the application, please contact the PMBC team at businessconnect@michigan.org .

 

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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December 9-12, 2014

AUTOMECHANIKA SHANGHAI, CHINA

December 9-12, 2014
Exhibition fees: $4,150 per company for a 12 m2 booth (129 ft2)


Automechanika is the world’s second largest international
trade show for automotive parts, accessories, equipment,
and services. Visit automechanika-shanghai.com for
information.

Automechanika is recognized by industry players as
the best platform for tapping into the Chinese and
overseas markets, covering a diverse range of products
and services from both OE and after-market industry
sectors, including parts and components, repair and
maintenance, accessories and tuning, new energy, and
remanufacturing.

Automechanika_flyer_2014.pdf