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

Trainings & Workshops

September 15, 2014

Skilled Trades Training Funding Orientation Class

Northwest Michigan Works will be holding an orientation and application prep meeting to cover instructions and tips for applying for the Skilled Trades Training Fund.

This is a $10 Million dollar fund set aside to promote new hiring and incumbent worker training.

WHEN: Monday 9/15/14 from 3:30 -5:00pm.

WHERE:  North Central Michigan College (Petoskey, MI), Administration / Classroom Bldg. Room 122

RSVP to Harold (Buck) Love, Business Liaison:haroldlove@nwm.cog.mi.us

September 17,2014

Sustainable Manufacturing Seminar:
Leading the Way to Prevention, Profit and the Future

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 - Fetzer Center, WMU Campus, Kalamazoo

REGISTRATION FEE:  $45*
*This event is supported by a U.S. EPA Pollution Prevention Program Grant

 

Join the discussion with several Michigan-based companies to learn more about their path to sustainable enterprise.  This first of its kind, one day seminar will focus on the diverse stakeholder connections and actions necessary to achieve long-term economic, energy and environmental vitality in the future.

The DEQ and the U.S. EPA are working with several partners in Michigan to provide the opportunity to implement lean, clean, energy- efficient and environmentally sound activities identified by the Michigan Economy, Energy, Environment (E3) assessment team members.   As a framework strategy, E3 is designed to revitalize Michigan’s manufacturing communities and to support on-going innovation and change in a competitive global marketplace.

Click here for more information.

Sustainable Manufacturing

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.

Flier

September 22, 2014

PROFIT MASTERY
Business Finance Workshop
Practical Tools for Control, Survival and Success of Your Business

September 22 & 23, 2014
The Grand Traverse Resort
Traverse City, MI

 

During this two day workshop you will learn the seven steps to business success, practical ways to improve cash flow, and methodologies for managing profits. Just to name a few. Click here for full details and to register.

 

 

September 30, 2014


Reuse Opportunity Collaboratory
September 30, 2014
Detroit, MI

General Motors, Pure Michigan Business Connect, the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation's D2D Program, CXCatalysts, and the U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development will launch the Reuse Opportunity Collaboratory (ROC) initiative in Detroit. Participating businesses will have the opportunity to be matched to ROC partner companies centered on procurement or partnership prospects for by-product materials reuse. Click here to learn more and register for the event.

October 2, 2014

Doing Business with the Government Series

Market Research—Finding Federal Opportunities - 2nd in Series
9:00 am - 11:30 am

North Central Michigan College
1515 Howard Street, room 536, Student Community Resource Building, Petoskey, Michigan

Join us for the "Doing Business with the Government Series" The seminars are presented collabortively by Northwest Michigan PTAC, Northwest Michigan Council of Governments, and NCMC. There is no charge to attend, but pre-registration is required. Seating is limited, so please register early. For additional info about the event, contact Deb Donvan at: ddonovan@nwm.cog.mi.us or 231.929.5076. Register online.

 

Doing Business with the Government Flyer

October 7, 2014

Natural Resources Enterprises Workshop
October 7, from 9am – 3:30pm
University Center in Gaylord

Michigan Natural Resource Professionals are invited to attend a workshop to learn more about assisting landowners with starting a natural resource enterprise on their property. Pre-registration is $50 per person and includes lunch.  The enrollment deadline is September 26. For questions or to register click here or contact the MSU Roscommon County Extension office at 989-275-7179.

 

Natural Resources Workshop Brochure

October 8, 2014

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Pure Michigan Business Connect, in partnership with Business Leaders for Michigan, is hosting an invite-only supplier summit on October 8th, 2014 featuring procurement representatives and subject matter experts from some of the largest and most influential businesses and universities in Michigan looking to connect with qualified Michigan companies.

Just to name a few sought after needs include: Maintenance Parts and Supplies Packaging Vendors: Boxes, Film & Bags (printed & non-printed) Fasteners, HVAC parts, CNC Wood Trim and Component Machining and the list goes on and on.

Click here to register and view a complete list.

October 10, 2014

Exciting Series of Marketing Seminars

The Elk Rapids Area Chamber is offering the first in a series of four marketing seminars, Social Media Seminar, at 12 p.m. Friday, October 10, at the Elk Rapids Government Center.

Click here for full details and seminar schedule.

October 13, 2014

Global Trade Days

Grand Traverse Resort, Acme MI

8-11:30 a.m. pre-scheduled company meetings
1–4:30 p.m. program

Join the Michigan Economic Development Corporation for the second annual Global Trade Days, taking place around the state October 13-17. Global Trade Days will include presentations by country market specialists from Canada, Mexico, China, United Arab Emirates and Brazil, as well as export success stories from Michigan companies. 

Attendees will also learn about opportunities and trends in top export markets, assistance provided by the Michigan Export Centers and upcoming Michigan trade missions and events.

Business owners in attendance can also request one-on-one meetings with the country market specialists.

More Information

Register Here

October 22, 2014

Medical Supplier Matchmaking Summit
October 22, 2014

Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) has partnered with Oakland County Medical Main Street to host an invitation only supplier matchmaking summit at the 2014 INNO-VENTION annual conference that will take place on October 22, 2014. Feature companies include Henry Ford Health Systems, Beaumont, Spectrum Health, Detroit Medical Center, and Trinity and St. Joseph Mercy Health System. Procurement teams from these leading health organizations have identified high-priority needs and are seeking qualified Michigan suppliers to discuss specific sourcing opportunities pertaining to medical devices, testing, professional medical services and more.

Please click the link below to apply for a chance to attend this summit.

http://puremichiganb2b.com/b2b-web/#innovention

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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October 30, 2014

Northern Michigan Leadership Summit

NLEA has partnered with Vistage Michigan to offer a high level executive leadership summit on October 30th, 8:15AM to 12:45PM, at Camp Michigania. This summit is geared to business executives that are interested in improving their organizations effectiveness by better executing the organization's vision.  It will present an easy to implement process for keeping your company's performance on track with your vision.  The presenter, Dan Barnett is a nationally known business expert having regularly appeared on CNBC's "Squawk Box" to speak about CEO confidence.
 

Leadership Summit-Flyer

November 6, 2014

Growth Company CEO Forum

November 6, 2014
Northern Michigan Hardwoods
5783 Charlevoix Ave, Petoskey MI

7:30-9:45am
No Fee to attend

Quarterly Educational Program for CEO's and Executives of Growth Companies!

Forum Invite

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