Traverse City Record-Eagle


March 3, 2013

Business in Brief: 03/03/2013

Chamber meeting

ELK RAPIDS —The annual meeting of the Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce will be held at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Government Center. There is no charge. However, participants must be a member in good standing.

For more information, call Misty Youngson at 264-8202 or email to


Marketing workshop

TRAVERSE CITY — The MidMichigan Innovation Center will host Best Shot: Reaching Your Target Market workshops from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the InsideOut Gallery. Registered participants will receive instruction from industry experts and attend a panel discussion during a provided lunch.

The sales crash course is designed for entrepreneurs, small business owners and innovators. A presentation on identifying the market and distribution channel precedes a panel lunch and an interactive sales-pitch building activity. Participants will be provided with a companion workbook and an opportunity for one-on-one pitch coaching with a panelist or the presenter.

This program is funded by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and receives support from the Dow Chemical Corporation. For more information, visit or contact Heather Fortin at 995-7119 or email,


Engaging volunteers

TRAVERSE CITY — NorthSky Nonprofit Network is partnering with the United Way of Northwestern Michigan to host a professional development session,”Successfully Engaging Volunteers in Community Projects,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Northwestern Michigan College University Center campus.

The session will be led by Susan McQuaid, United Way Volunteer Center director. Participants will learn how to effectively recruit and deploy volunteers for community projects. The session is designed for beginning to intermediate managers, volunteers and staff.

The workshop fee is $12. Participants are invited to bring a lunch. Registration is required by contacting or 929-3934.


Board primer

TRAVERSE CITY — NorthSky Nonprofit Network will sponsor a session for nonprofit leaders, board officers, board members and individuals considering board service from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the Northwestern Michigan College University Center.

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