Traverse City Record-Eagle

February 9, 2014

Business in Brief: 02/09/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Marketing primer

TRAVERSE CITY — Nonprofit leaders, staff and volunteers are invited to a workshop titled “Demystifying Marketing: A Marketing Primer for Nonprofit Organizations.” It is sponsored by NorthSky Nonprofit Network.

The session will be held Thursday from noon-2 p.m. at Northwestern Michigan College’s University Center on Dendrinos Drive off Cass Road.

The fee is $12 and participants are invited to bring a lunch. For details or to register, call 929-3934 or visit

Business After Hours

LAKE LEELANAU — The Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Dick’s Pour House, 103 W. Philip St.

Professional training

TRAVERSE CITY — Registration closes Friday for a statewide inland lakeshore certification training titled “Certified Natural Shoreline Professional.”

The CNSP training, offered by the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership, equips marine and landscape contractors with tools to expand their business services to lakefront property owners looking for alternatives to sea walls, rock and turf to the water’s edge. It is open to interested individuals statewide.

The three-day classroom component will be held Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 18-20, at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center. The certification exam and one-day field component will be held on June 11 near Petoskey. To receive certification, participants must attend all three days of classroom instruction, participate in the one-day, hands-on field construction project and pass the certification exam.

The registration fee is $375 and online registration is not available. For details, a short video on CNSP and a link to a downloadable registration form, visit, or contact Jane Herbert, Michigan State University Extension, (269) 383-8852 or

Home Builders Expo

ACME — The Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area will host its Home Expo at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.

The Expo will feature exhibits by more than 125 building contractors, remodelers, landscapers, financiers and other businesses related to the region’s construction and remodeling industry. Expo hours are Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Feb. 16.

Information for interested vendors, exhibitors and patrons is available at or by calling 946-2305.

New Y Job Fair

TRAVERSE CITY — The YMCA will hold a job fair Feb. 19 for job opportunities available at the new Grand Traverse Bay YMCA starting in the spring.

The fair will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the YMCA, 3000 Racquet Club Drive. Job seekers should bring a resume and fill out an application. For details, an application, or if unable to attend, visit

Athena nominations

TRAVERSE CITY — Athena Grand Traverse is accepting nominations for the 2014 Athena Award.

The nomination deadline is April 1. Nomination forms are available at The recipient will receive the award on May 8 at the 20th annul Athena Award Program. The celebration is open to the public and tickets will be available to purchase beginning March 1 at the Athena website.