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

Upcoming Events

Oct
24
Wed
Emmet Entrepreneur Challenge @ Lyric Theatre
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance presents the Emmet Entrepreneur Challenge Business Model Competition. All Emmet County entrepreneurs and new business owners of two years or less, pitch your business plan for a chance at a share of $15,000 in startup funds! Public is invited to watch entrepreneurs vie for seed dollars to launch their business idea. Network with community leaders and growth supporters at this great night of entrpreneurship!

This event is free to attend, however a suggested donation at the door of $5 is encouraged to support funds for the people’s choice award.

Nov
1
Thu
Invest Cheboygan @ Cheboygan Opera House
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance presents the Invest Cheboygan County Business Model Competition. All Cheboygan County entrepreneurs and new business owners, pitch your business plan for a chance at a share of $18,000 in startup funds! Public is invited to watch entrepreneurs vie for seed dollars to launch their business idea. Doors open at 5:30pm and event starts at 6pm.

Nov
5
Mon
National Manufacturing Day Tours @ At Participating Manufacturers in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties
Nov 5 – Nov 9 all-day

During the week of Nov. 5-9, 2018, area students can tour some of the region’s most successful
manufacturing facilities throughout Charlevoix and Emmet Counties, during school hours. Learn
first-hand about the skills you’ll need to enter the manufacturing workforce.

Click here to find specific events

EAST JORDAN – NOV. 5
▪ EJ – Visitor Center
▪ East Jordan Plastics

▪ Fab Lab – NCMC mobile CNC lab, at East Jordan High School

CHARLEVOIX – NOV. 7
▪ ACAT
▪ A.L.P.
▪ DCL
▪ Harbor Industries
▪ Aster Brands
▪ Michigan Scientific
▪ Wojan

HARBOR SPRINGS – NOV. 7
▪ Jervis Webb
▪ Central Industrial
▪ Moeller Aerospace

PETOSKEY – NOV. 7
▪ Petoskey Plastics
▪ Manthei Veneer
▪ Circuit Controls Corp.

BOYNE CITY – NOV. 7-8
▪ Industrial Magnetics, Inc.
▪ Lexamar
▪ Precision Edge

Many of the facilities will be open to parents & the public; please call ahead if you are interested in touring!

 

Nov
7
Wed
Antrim Pitch Night @ Shanty Creek Resort
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance presents the Antrim Pitch Night Business Model Competition. All Antrim County entrepreneurs and new business owners, pitch your business plan for a chance at a share of $15,000 in startup funds! Public is invited to watch entrepreneurs vie for seed dollars to launch their business idea. Doors open at 6pm and event starts at 6:30pm.

For event and registration details, visit www.antrimpitchnight.com and check out the Antrim Pitch Night page.

Nov
27
Tue
Grand Event @ Great Lakes Center for the Arts
Nov 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The top three winners of Antrim Pitch Night, GreenLight East Jordan, Invest Cheboygan, and Emmet Entrepreneur Challenge Business Model Competitions will compete for additional startup funds of $15,000! The public is welcome to witness this fun, finale competition to be held November 27, 2018 at Great Lakes Center for the Arts. Doors open at 5:30pm. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages while you network with area entrepreneurs and community members! Visit www.grandevent.com for more info.

Michigan Economic Development Corporation MEDC: Training & Workshops

 

Networks Northwest Training & Workshops

 

Core Partners

Get the NLEA E-Newsletter
Be in the know about programs and events to benefit your communities and businesses.