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

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The Value of Screening for Emotional Intelligence

July 18, 2018

By Buck Love, Business Retention & Growth

This talent acquisition tip is too important to overlook, and is proven to be a better predictor of a candidate’s workplace success than those who score higher on IQ or have more relevant, previous… read more

We’re Breaking Down Walls

July 18, 2018

By Janet Koch, Community Development

One thing we’re taught in kindergarten—in addition to “Don’t run with scissors!”—is how to work and play well with others. This lesson is just as relevant now as it was then, and there are indications… read more

Never get Cold Feet!

July 17, 2018

By Carly Bortz, Administrative/Communications Assistant

Baris Atmaca and his wife are keeping the feet of northern Michigan warm with their brand new business Socks Kick, located in East Jordan, MI.   As part of their marketing efforts… read more



The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance is a public/private non-profit organization serving Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Emmet Counties in Michigan.  Established in 1984, the NLEA mission is to serve as a resource to local communities and businesses to retain and create jobs. Read our story…

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