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

The administration of a business includes the performance or management of business operations and decision making, as well as the efficient organization of people and other resources, to direct activities toward common goals and objectives. In general, administration refers to the broader management function, including the associated finance, personnel and MIS services.

Human Resources: $30 – $40/hour (average entry level wage)

Erika Comerford – Human Resources Generalist

    – Fielding employee’s questions about pension, or health insurance, or anything they ask.
    – Overseeing issues with employees, or training for new employees.
    – Keep up with new government regulations and mandates.

      – Had a few different jobs that were administration or customer service based.
      – Worked in insurance, and accounting, and pay-roll, and office management.
      – Found this job used all skills she learned in other jobs, and took it.

Operations Manager: $20 – $30/hour (average entry level wage)

John Abbitt – Area Operations Manager

    – Troubleshooting problems in every category, from quality, to production, to equipment, to shipping.
    – Meeting with visiting customers and vendors.
    – Using people skills to manage the people working for Carmeuse.
    – Went to Michigan Tech. University for a degree in mining engineering and environmental engineering.
    – Worked at a Sand Quarry mine in Illinois.
    – Got back up to Northern Michigan, working at different mines by the Great Lakes from Cedarville, to Gulliver, to Rogers City.

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John Abbitt- Operations Manager

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