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May NLEA Newsletter

May 21, 2020

NLEA May newsletter

As our state begins to reopen the economy, area businesses and organizations are implementing safe practices and procedures. Our May newsletter highlights ways we are operating in a different way -from manufacturers using breathing apparatuses… read more

“Walking the Walk” Organizations demonstrate Cooperation & Collaboration during COVID-19 pandemic

May 20, 2020

Zoom meeting of Northern Michigan organizations collaborating during COVID-19

Partnerships, Cooperation and Collaboration sometimes seem like “buzz words”. These past two months have been an outstanding example of how our area organizations take this approach seriously and not only “talk the talk”… they… read more

City of Charlevoix Establishes First Area Housing Conservancy

May 19, 2020

Housing North-logo

Housing North has launched a new program to preserve and expand year-round housing opportunities – and has implemented its first project in the program, in partnership with the City of Charlevoix and local funders. In Charlevoix,… read more

More COVID-19 innovations

April 30, 2020

motivating stories during COVID19

We couldn’t wait to share these innovative stories with you! If your company innovated products or services during COVID-19 pandemic, let us know about it! Read April Newsletter vol more

A Snapshot of Covid-19 Impact on Area Manufacturers

April 29, 2020

contingency business planning

By Buck Love / Director of Business Retention  In a January 8, 2020 NLEA Newsletter article, I offered the following article, “Are you prepared for the Unthinkable?”  I referenced an industry expert source on Business Contingencyread more

Motivating innovations during COVID-19

April 28, 2020

TBM face masks

  NLEA highlights a few companies in our community that changed their production or service offerings in an innovative way to help during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

  • Traverse Bay Manufacturing makes face masks
  • Mammoth
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Andy Hayes to Retire at End of Year

March 23, 2020

For Immediate Release

March 23, 2020 Boyne City, MI | March 23, 2020 – After serving 15-years at the helm of the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA), Andy Hayes is retiring. He made the announcement Thursday, March 19 at the regular meeting… read more

NLEA to join region-wide effort amid economic challenges related to COVID-19

March 18, 2020

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance  •  231-582-6482 Andy Hayes, President of NLEA In these uncertain times, we are working diligently to remain abreast of government assistance and updates regarding Coronavirus COVID-19.… read more

SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 18, 2020

  Small businesses that could benefit from SBA loans are encouraged to start collecting the information they’ll need to complete and submit their application. Examples of information needed can be found here. It is also helpful… read more

NLEA welcomes Angie Ross as Business Attraction Specialist

March 18, 2020

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance  •  231-582-6482  Andy Hayes, President of NLEA We are excited to announce that Angie Ross will be joining the NLEA as our Business Attraction & Growth specialist. Angie brings… read more

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