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Employer Training Council







The Employer Training Council, a nonprofit council made up of public and private industry, is committed to identifying key workforce issues and offering solutions to community businesses through training and workshops. Members and sponsors include: Human Resource Partners, TBA Credit Union, Benzie County Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Michigan WORKS!, Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center, and Networks Northwest.

The Mission: ETC workshops are presented to help you do business more profitably. 


Simple Solutions to Avoid Fraud, Fines, and Fees - Why the Paperwork Matters!

A panel discussion for small business owners, office managers, accountants and multitaskers that navigates the “musts” in business documentation.

Tuesday, October 31, 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Hagerty Conference Center at NMC
715 East Front Street, Traverse City

Information and Registration


Did you attend our most recent workshop?

"How Hackable Are You?" 
A Workshop on Cybersecurity:
How to Make Your Business Information More Secure

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 12 Noon  |  Hagerty Conference Center

Learn More


Info from previous workshops:




Recruiting and Retaining Young Talent Workshop

Learn more.


Contractor and Worker Classifications Workshop

See video and more information!



Social Media For Business Workshop

See videos and information!





Northwest Michigan Business Atlas The Employer Training Council is listed as a business resource
on the Northwest Michigan Business Atlas.



Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.

Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission