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

Trainings & Workshops

January-March 2015

Pure Michigan Talent Connect Training Webinars

The Pure Michigan Talent Connect team is holding multiple webinars this Winter 2015 to show users how to get the most out of  Join the team to learn about all of the resources available to you on the system, as well as how to get the most benefit out of the tools you're already using.

Job Seeker Training Session Outline:

    How to create an effective user profile
    Performing effective job searches
    Setting up email notifications
    Editing your profile
    Other resources

Training sessions will be offered on the following dates.  To sign up for any of these sessions, click here.

    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 (9:00 a.m. Employer; 10:00 a.m. Jobseeker)
    Thursday, January 22, 2015 (1:00 p.m. Employer; 2:00 p.m. Jobseeker)
    Thursday, February 5, 2015 (9:00 a.m. Employer; 10:00 a.m. Jobseeker)
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 (1:00 p.m. Employer; 2:00 p.m. Jobseeker)
    Monday, March 2, 2015 (9:00 a.m. Employer; 10:00 a.m. Jobseeker)
    Thursday, March 19, 2015 (1:00 p.m. Employer; 2:00 p.m. Jobseeker)

 If you have any questions, please contact


January 28, 2015

Doing Business in China
January 28, 2015
1:00 pm-North Central Michigan College Library Conference Center

Learn how to approach Chinese business people and officials, what to expect, what to do and what to avoid. Bruce Finlayson, former Executive with AT&T and Lucent Technologies, currently with consulting firm ICP BizSolutions, will discuss his recent experiences doing business with China’s doctors, including traditional Chinese medicine practices. Click below for more information.

NCMC Lectures

February 10, 2015

How To Become A Government Contractor
February 10, 2015
Michigan Works!
Cheboygan Office

What does it take to become a successful government contractor? What services and resources are available to a small business pursuing the government market? If your company has been considering the field of government contracting, this FREE class will give you the insight you need. Click below for more information.

2015 PTAC Class Flyer January - March.docx.pdf

February 11, 2015

Online Business Tips Luncheon Series
Noon to 1:00pm
$10/session (3-part Series)

You bring your lunch, we'll provide coffee, cookies. Join Sommer Poquette, professional blogger, social media consultant, and author of My Mommy is a Blogger, in a series of lunchtime workshops designed to help businesses boost their markets using popular free web programs. Click here to learn more.

February 27, 2015

Pure Michigan Business Connect Luncheon Workshop
Friday, February 27, 2015
NLEA Office- Boyne City
$10 per person (lunch included)

This luncheon workshop will help you connect your business to other Michigan businesses using (B2B); improve your buying and selling opportunities; and provide opportunities for free business services through Pure Michigan Business Connect.


Luncheon Workshop Flyer

March 12, 2015

Growth Company CEO Forum
Thursday, March 12th, 2015
Redi-Rock International-Charlevoix
No Charge

Quarterly Educational Programs for CEO’s and Executives of Growth Companies!

CEO ForumInvite Flyer-March 12, 2015.pdf

March 19, 2015

Pure Michigan Agriculture Summit
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Pure Michigan Business Connect, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, is hosting the second annual Pure Michigan Agriculture Summit. The application below lists over 200 open procurement needs in a variety of fields.       

Please click here to review the open procurement needs and apply for a chance to attend this summit.