Talent Summit Focuses on Northwest Michigan Workforce Needs
Leaders from business, education, and workforce development gathered in Traverse City for the Northwest Michigan Talent 2020 Summit. The event was hosted by the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments and Northwest Michigan Works! and focused on developing strategies to meet the region's workforce needs. Watch the video to find out more.
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.
Beaver Island Lighthouse School Graduation Spring 2013
The Beaver Island Lighthouse School held a Completion/Graduation Ceremony for the Class of Spring 2013. Two students received their high school diplomas and they and 21 other students received certificates for completing a semester at the school.
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.
YouthBuild Cadillac Honors Graduates at Completion Ceremony
The 13 members of the YouthBuild Northwest Cadillac Class of 2013 were recognized for their accomplishments at a special completion ceremony at the Wexford-Missaukee Career Tech Center.
Zoning Board of Appeals Administration Workshops Offered in Traverse City and Cadillac
Workshops covering many aspects of Zoning Board administration: statutory requirements, appeals process, process to make a decision, rules of procedure are being offered in Traverse City and Cadillac.
YouthBuild Holds Graduation Ceremony in Petoskey
Students from the Petoskey site of YouthBuild Northwest received their certificates of completion at a special graduation ceremony. Watch the video to see highlights from the ceremony and to hear what some of the students had to say about YouthBuild.
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.
MDOT Director Meets With Grand Vision Transportation Network
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Director Kirk Steudle met with The Grand Vision Transportation Network, which includes TC-TALUS and local road agency officials, to discuss the future of transportation funding in Michigan.
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.
Northwest Michigan Council of Governments Receives National Energy Efficiency Honors
The National Association of Development Organizations awarded the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments its regional Innovation Award for an energy saving program for local governments.