Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 31, 2013

Business Briefs - March 31, 2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Facebook workshop

TRAVERSE CITY — NorthSky Nonprofit Network’s latest Break for Lunch program, “Developing a Facebook Page for Your Nonprofit,” will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, at Northwestern Michigan College University Center, room 5.

Rachel Fournier, of Lawton Gallagher Group, is the instructor for the workshop designed for beginning Facebook users. The fee is $12.

Feel free to bring a lunch, along with your laptop or tablet for a hands-on session.

Register at

Nominations sought

TRAVERSE CITY — The Downtown Traverse City Association is seeking nominations for the 2013 Lyle DeYoung Award.

The annual award is presented by the DTCA to a community member(s) who has made a significant contribution to the vitality of Downtown Traverse City.

It is named in honor of the late Lyle DeYoung, a downtown leader who passed away in 1992.

Nominations may be submitted in writing to the Downtown Office at P.O. Box 42, Traverse City, MI, 49685 or emailed to no later than May 3. A committee will select the winner.

The recipient is announces at the Downtown Annual Dinner on June 12.

For more information, call 922-2050 or email

Start a business

BOYNE CITY — A workshop for entrepreneurs, “How To REALLY Start a Business,” sponsored by Northern Lakes Economic Alliance and SCORE, will be offered monthly at a variety of Business Resource Centers, located throughout Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Emmet Counties.

The class is designed to help those thinking of starting a business evaluate the potential of their idea and learn the process of putting a business plan together.

This effort is being coordinated in partnership with local Chambers of Commerce and the Business Resource Center Network.

The first classes are scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Boyne City District Library and from noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 4, at the Petoskey District Library.

A fee of $20 per business participating is required.

Call 582-6482 to sign up or get additional information at

President urges Cyprus to ‘share the burden’

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus’s president called on the country to “share the burden” of solving its financial crisis Friday as banks opened for normal business for the second day, but with strict restrictions still in place on how much money their clients can access.

“The deal we agreed on, after the dramatic hours we all lived through last week, is without doubt painful,” President Nicos Anastasiades said during a speech at a civil servants union convention Friday.

“Everyone will have to make sacrifices as our financial situation, in the violent way in which it has developed, will oblige all of us to share the burden” to reform the economy, he added.

Lines formed outside some banks just after opening time, but most were gone by mid-morning.

Before reopening Thursday, Cyprus’s banks had been shut since March 16 to prevent people from draining their accounts as politicians scrambled to save the country’s stricken financial sector.

The tiny Mediterranean country has imposed daily withdrawal limits of 300 euros ($384) for individuals.

and 5,000 euros for businesses - the first so-called capital controls that any country has applied in the eurozone’s 14-year history.