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2023 Northern Lakes Economic Symposium & Showcase

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Join in the local economic and community development discussion with regional and state leaders. 

The second annual Northern Lakes Economic Symposium & Annual Showcase is a forum for 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 for sharing of knowledge of the economic drivers of the region, networking, and celebration.

Join the Northern Lakes Economics Alliance as we examine talent attraction and retention through global, community, industry cluster, and business lenses. Businesses and communities across the region and country are confronting the challenge of attracting talent. Discussions will offer answers to the question, what can the businesses and communities of Northern Lower Michigan do to attract the workforce needed to help our region thrive?

Symposium attendees will hear from state officials and experts with a deep understanding of how to attract and retain talent. Through keynote speakers and breakout sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to examine talent challenges through global, community, industry cluster, and business lenses.

To explore the agenda and purchase tickets, follow this link to the Eventbrite page

8:00am – Doors Open: Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Networking

9:00am – Program begins with keynote speakers

11:00am – Breakout session

12:00pm – Lunch Begins

12:30pm – NLEA Awards Showcase

1:15pm – Breakout session

2:20pm – Closing Program

3:30pm – Program concludes

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, check out this infographic and contact Sam Bailey at 

The Northern Lakes Economic Symposium and Showcase offers a unique venue for individuals and organizations to reach an audience of community leaders from across the region. The levels of sponsorship offer varying degrees of recognition for you and your organization throughout the entire program. 

Special thank you to our premier event sponsor Consumers Energy, our location sponsor Boyne Mountain Resort, and our platinum sponsor Rehmann.

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