Traverse City Record-Eagle


June 23, 2013

Business in Brief: 06/23/2013

Housing survey

TRAVERSE CITY — The public is asked to provide information about housing in northwest Michigan by taking the Framework For Our Future Housing Survey. The online survey includes questions about housing preferences, community needs, and housing discrimination.

Survey responses will be reviewed by project partners and used in the development of Framework for our Future: Tools and Strategies for Supporting The Grand Vision. This planning resource will be available to local communities and other stakeholders that are looking for ways to address local challenges while meeting community goals and supporting The Grand Vision. The Framework For Our Future housing survey is available online at:


Leadership lunch

MANISTEE — “Professional Ladies of Manistee,” a volunteer group to support and encourage the success of women of all ages, interests and experiences, has been formed by seven Manistee County leaders. The organization will host the first in a series of “Ladies Leadership Luncheons” when Dr. Jan Sternberg, chief executive officer of Huron Medical, presents “Healthcare Leadership: It Can be a Woman’s World” from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 3 at Manistee Golf and Country Club.

The cost is $20. RSVP’s may be emailed to


Grants awarded

BOYNE CITY — Great Lakes Energy members continue to lend a hand to local community causes through their voluntary contributions to the People Fund. The People Fund Board of Directors awarded a total of $33,876 in grants in June to the following non-profit organizations in northern Michigan.

- Friendship Centers of Emmet County, Petoskey: $2,000 for a Meals on Wheels vehicle.

- North Country Kids, Harbor Springs: $882 for books, scholarships and art supplies for a children’s literacy enrichment program.

- Gaylord Gators Swim Club, Gaylord: $625 for a laptop computer and printer.

- Crossroads Ministries New Life Pregnancy Resource Center, Petoskey: $969 for a computer and camera.

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