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October 2020 Newsletter

October 24, 2020

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Get details on a grant opportunity from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development; hear about President David Emmel’s first month; and more! read more

Investing in Healthy Homes

October 22, 2020

Housing North-logo

By Steven Schnell, Charlevoix County Housing Ready Program Director, Housing North   A lot has changed in the housing market in the last 10 years and the rate of change has only increased during the economic uncertainty of Covid-19.… read more

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Grant

October 20, 2020

A MDARD Rural Development Grant is available and NLEA staff has reviewed and researched grant parameters easily laying them out for interested companies here. Application deadline is 11/19/20.   Funding will be focused on the following… read more

Government for Tomorrow

October 20, 2020

Government for Tomorrow video

Government for Tomorrow is a program created by Charlevoix High School student Liam Dreyer after being appointed as the first student member of the City of Charlevoix’s Downtown Development Authority Board in… read more

One to Watch – SteelGrip SAMM

October 20, 2020

SteelGrip SAMM demo on roof

Up and coming Elk Rapids company SteelGrip SAMM® offers a unique safety product – SAMM mats – safety assist magnetic mats for working on steel roofing. The company owners Neil and Lin Warner produce the mats. The… read more

September 2020 Newsletter

September 17, 2020

NLEA Sept newsletter

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Register now open for the Multi-State Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities virtual conference; See how Shaggy’s Copper Country Skis helped with back to school; learn about… read more

NLEA Announces New President

September 9, 2020

The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA), in conjunction with MSU Extension, have announced the new President of the NLEA. David Emmel of Harbor Springs will step into that role next month succeeding Andy Hayes who will retire at the end… read more

System for Integrated Growth program

September 9, 2020

System for Integrated Growth

The MEDC in collaboration with the Edward Lowe Foundation is offering the “System for Integrated Growth” (SIG) program. SIG is designed for second stage growth companies who are at a pivotal point in their development and need assistance… read more

NLEA August 2020 Newsletter

August 23, 2020

NLEA August News blog

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This issue includes: Multi-state virtual entrepreneur conference; “How it’s Made” Link Industries; Pitch Night updates; progress on the Onaway Trailhead; new event… read more

New event venue in East Jordan

August 16, 2020

Inside The Boathouse in East Jordan

The Boathouse on Lake Charlevoix, located in East Jordan, is owned by Rick and Rebecca Gotts who began renovating a marina and boat storage buildings in 2018. After much hard work and patiently awaiting the delays of Michigan’s… read more

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