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Revive and Thrive: Strategies for Re-Opening Your Restaurant May 13 Webinar

News Release
May 5, 2020

NORTHWEST LOWER, MIJoin the Northwest Michigan SBDC and the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce for a webinar on Revive and Thrive: Strategies for Re-Opening Your Restaurants on Wednesday, May 13. The webinar is being held from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm online. The event is co-sponsored by the Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC), Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce, and Networks Northwest.

This webinar will feature wisdom from Senior Business Consultant and restaurant guru, John Schmitt of the Southwest MI-SBDC. John will help business owners recognize the new realities of communicating and assuring customers while providing quality, authentic dining experiences, as you begin to reopen your restaurant or food-based business. Northwest MI-SBDC Regional Director, Annie Olds, and Business Consultant, Joni Krolczyk, will be available for additional question and answers following the presentation as well.

There is no charge to attend the training, but pre-registration is required at in order to join the webinar. For more information, contact the SBDC at or 231-929-5060.

About Michigan SBDC
The Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) provides expert assistance at no cost to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a business. The Northwest Michigan Regional Center is hosted by Networks Northwest and serves the ten county region including: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, and Wexford counties. For more information, go to

The Michigan SBDC State Lead Center is located at Grand Valley State University, Seidman College of Business, in Grand Rapids. Michigan small business owners may access the Michigan SBDC services by contacting 616-331-7480 or

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