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.
Venture Start: Business Start Up Workshop in Traverse City May 23 This course is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or who may be at the beginning stages of starting a business. Delivered in a workshop format, this introductory session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services.
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.
NWMCOG Connects with Region's Legislators The Northwest Michigan Council of Governments (NWMCOG) held an informal luncheon open house in Lansing for the region's eight state legislators and their staff members. The luncheon provided the NWMCOG staff some time to keep legislators up to date on the agency's current activities pertaining to workforce, economic, and community development.
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.