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Employer Forum about Connecting Youth & Business in Benzie County Sept. 17


Attracting and Preparing the Future Workforce
An Employer Forum about Connecting Youth & Business in Benzie County

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
8:30 – 10:00 AM
At Grow Benzie, Inc., 5885 Frankfort Highway, Benzonia, MI 49616

Breakfast will be served.


Benzie County business people are invited to a breakfast with peer businesses in Benzie County to discuss how to fill current and future talent needs, especially in the skilled trades. What types of jobs are available in the County? What kinds of academic preparation and “soft” skills are needed to work at local businesses? How can businesses and youth connect with each other? This conversation, facilitated by Northwest Michigan Works!, is hosted by the Benzie County Economic Development Task Force. We are inviting your active participation in this discussion, and we look forward to hearing and learning from you.

Please RSVP to Anna Mouser at Northwest Michigan Works! by calling 231-929-5067 or by emailing



8:30 AM              

Breakfast Served
Background & Purpose
Benzie County’s Economy


8:50 AM              

Peer-to-Peer Idea Sharing and Conversation

  • Employer Needs
  • Training Preparation
  • Connecting Youth & Benzie Businesses for Career Awareness and Jobs!


9:50 AM           Next Steps and Wrap Up


10:00 AM         Adjourn














The professionals at Networks Northwest help our City Council, Planning Commission, and staff make thoughtful decisions to ensure our community is sustainable and resilient for many years to come.

Mark Heydlauff, Charlevoix City Manager