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 “walk the walk”. Everybody has been unselfish and working hard for the good of all.
A couple examples:
On a larger regional scale (NW Michigan and NE Michigan) over 30 organizations from 21 counties in the tip of the mitt have worked together on region-wide strategies. NW Reg. 2 is being led by Networks Northwest and NE Reg. 3 is led by Northeast MI Council of Governments.
On a more local level in the NLEA service area local business organization partners have been doing a super job working with the businesses in their communities.
Every Tuesday a large Zoom meeting occurs with representatives from area Chambers, DDA’s, Main Street programs and the NLEA. There are typically 18-20 on the video call each week where we discuss and share ideas and information, where to find supplies, how people are preparing to re-open, etc. Hats off to this dedicated group.
We’re seeing this approach on a local community level as well where business, government, health and medical organizations work hand in hand (at a safe distance of course!).
These are tough times… but every day provides shining examples of what a great place we live; made great by the super people and organizations in our area. Thank you all!