Community Challenge - Help Grand Traverse County Win $10,000 for Parks and Recreation
A "healthy" competition between Kalamazoo, Marquette, and Grand Traverse County to see who can log the most physical activity is in full swing and prize money is on the line! Blue Cross Blue Shield will distribute a total of $24,000 between the three Challenge communities, with the largest amount, $10,000, being awarded to the community that takes first place.
Leelanau County's Baabaazuzu Benefits from SBA and SBTDC Services
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Michigan District Office and Baabaazuzu, Inc. hosted an SBA press conference on May 8th to highlight how small businesses are benefitting from the SBA and its partner programs. Baabaazuzu is one of many local companies which were helped with financing and business consulting needed to create jobs and contribute to the local economy.
Governor Snyder Makes Virtual Stop in TC as Part of the Talent 2020 Summit
Governor Rick Snyder made a virtual stop in Traverse City, hosted by the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments, as part of the Talent 2020 Summit, a meeting for business owners, educators, and other leaders, where they strategized on how to solve the talent gap and get the right kind of training to meet needs.
Armor Express Turns To Michigan Works! For Hiring Help
Armor Express Chief Operating Officer Ed Kiessel says the Central Lake company turns to Northwest Michigan Works! when it needs help finding new employees.
PTAC to Host "Government Procurement Made Easier" Program May 30th
A free, half-day program that will summarize the ease, benefits, and advantages of becoming a U.S. government commercial-item prime or subcontractor utilizing special Federal Acquisition Regulation provisions.
Encouraged by Michigan Works! Woman Earns Degree and New Career
April Birch says she was struggling with a lot of issues in her life when she first came to Northwest Michigan Works! in Manistee. She started working with Career Advisor Mary Szwed through Job Club and said she had no idea then what a huge influence Mary would have on her life.
Report on the Economy: Emmet County
Elaine Wood, CEO of the Northwest MI Council of Governments and Northwest Michigan Works!, Inc., made a presentation on Feb. 1, 2013 to the Emmet County community regarding its economy.