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The Northwest Small Business Relief Fund Collaborative consisting of Networks NorthwestNorthern Lakes Economic AllianceNorthwest Michigan Works!, Northwest Small Business Development CenterTraverse ConnectAlliance for Economic Success, and Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce reviewed nearly 1,000 applications for grants up to $10,000 and $50,000 loans. The Collaborative was able to award $520,000 in grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 for 75 small businesses across Northwest Michigan, and is referring 10 businesses to receive a total of $500,000 in extremely low interest loans from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Click on the link below for a list of grant recipients.

Northwest Michigan Small Business Relief Fund Grant Recipients 

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Business Services Representative

Northwest Michigan Works! is looking for a business-savvy individual to add to our Business Services team. As a Business Services Representative, you will be tasked with initiating, cultivating, and maintaining relationships with local area employers. No two days are the same, areas of focus change, and this job will keep you on your toes. What doesn't change is our mission, building a stronger community, and enhancing the quality of life for everyone in our region. This position will cover Benzie, Manistee, and part of Grand Traverse counties

For a full job description click on the link below.

Business Services Representative

Email Cover Letter and Resume by July 8, 2020 to:

Jayne Lindblom, Business Services Regional Director
Northwest Michigan Works!


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Networks Northwest and Northwest Michigan Works! are Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employers and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities. Auxiliary aids and service are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.


Northwest Michigan Works! is an essential resource for employers and job seekers in the Northern Michigan area.

Kathy Stuart, Michigan Rubber Products Human Resource Manager