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2016 Schmooza Palooza

400 people gathered on May 19, 2016 to celebrate the economic development partnerships DSC_0011that thrive throughout the NLEA region. Local and state government officials, community and business leaders, area entrepreneurs, chamber members, educational leaders and everyone involved in the economic vitality of our region were present for networking and celebration. Our keynote speaker, Bill Demmer, President and CEO of Demmer Holdings, Demmer Properties and Chairman of River Caddis Development a Lansing based Real Estate Development Company kept the crowd engaged with his philanthropic and business success. Exciting awards and special recognition were presented to deserving community members and business leaders.

Gallery of this years photos


Project of the Year
Straits Area Federal Credit Union
Straights Area Federal Credit Union


Maniac of the Year
Manthei Family


Click here for the full video of SchmoozaPalooza.

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