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Employer Forum: Encouraging Entrepreneurship & Solutions for Success in Business

The Annual Employer Forum will be held April 25, 2012 at Treetops Resort in Gaylord, Michigan. The Employer Forum is an annual program designed to support entrepreneurship and encourage the regional small business community to grow and prosper.


The Employer Forum will be held from 11:30am to 4:30pm and will feature three presenters. Denise Hansen, marketing consultant, will focus on driving traffic to your business and getting your product or service sold. Barb Jourdan and Beth Kelly, HR specialists, team up to teach how to create a high performance workforce. Joel Schultz, Regional Director for MI-Small Business and Technology Development Center, will host a panel discussion with five different manufacturers, retail and recreation/tourism businesses that have success stories through the use of the MI-SBTDC.

The Employer Forum is the result of a combined effort by regional and local agencies all with the mission of supporting small business. Partners include Northeast Michigan Works, Northwest Michigan Works!, North Central Michigan College, Northeast Michigan Consortium, Otsego County Economic Alliance, Michigan Rehabilitation Services, WDA, SOM, Veteran’s Services and made possible through the Regional Entrepreneurial Collaborative Grant.

For more information, see:  Employer Forum on Facebook  |  Employer Forum Registration Form

For more information, contact Angie Ross, business liaison, Northwest Michigan Works! at 231-439-5213 or .


Related Info:  Northwest Michigan Works! Business Liaisons



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Mark Heydlauff, Charlevoix City Manager