TRAVERSE CITY — The Bank of Northern Michigan will sponsor Profit Mastery a Mini MBA: Business Finance Workshop on Oct. 8 and 9.
The workshop is designed to enhance the financial management skills of all business people and is meant for business leaders, key managers, business advisors and others whose decisions have an impact on their company’s financial performance.
The two-day seminar will be held at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme. The cost is $495 for The Bank of Northern Michigan clients and $595 for non-clients. Registration includes the workbook and materials, lunch for both days and a reception. This course qualifies for 16 hours of CPE credits for CPAs.
To register for the seminar visit tbonm.com/pm.aspx or call 922-1410.
BENZONIA — Grow Benzie will offer Taking Reasonable Risks — Insurance For Your Business, by Sue Webber of Webber Insurance on Monday.
This is the third in the eight-week series of classes,”Making it Count,” designed to guide participants in starting their own food product business.
All classes will be held on Monday evenings, with a potluck at 5:30 p.m. followed by a presentation at 6:30 p.m. at Grow Benzie, 5885 M-115/Frankfort Highway. All are welcome to attend the free workshops. Donations are welcome.
For more information, call director Deb Query at 882-9510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, www.growbenzie.org.
Start up workshop
TRAVERSE CITY— A business start up workshop, being offered in Traverse City by the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center, will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 in the Parsons-Stulen building on NMC’s Aero Park Campus.
The workshop will be taught by SBTDC business consultant Walt Muellenhagen and will focus on leading and managing a company, and evaluating market and sales potential for products or services. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning will be introduced, along with necessary steps to getting started.
There is no charge to attend the workshop but pre-registration is required at northwestmichiganbusiness.com. For more information, call Sharon Gordon at 922-3780 or email email@example.com.
Snyder: Program helps more than 1,000
LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder says more than 1,000 unemployed Michigan residents have been placed in full-time jobs through the state’s Community Ventures program since its launch a year ago.
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. started the pilot program in October 2012. It connects pre-screened unemployed residents of Flint, Saginaw, Pontiac and Detroit with companies willing to hire and provide opportunities for long-term employment.
Since its launch, Snyder’s office says 63 employers have committed to the program.
Big Rapids projects get federal support
BIG RAPIDS — Plans for infrastructure improvements in Big Rapids are getting $2.6 million in federal support.
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that the money will go toward replacing the Baldwin Street Bridge in the Mecosta County community and making other access and water system improvements to support the Big Rapids Industrial Park.
It is part of $8 million in new funding going to projects in five states. The money is from the department’s Economic Development Administration.