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.
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.