Traverse City Record-Eagle


April 30, 2014

Business in Brief: 04/30/2014

Breakfast Club set

ELK RAPIDS — Reservations are due at noon Tuesday for the next meeting of the Elk Rapids Area Business Breakfast Club.

Amanda Blondeau will discuss “Free On-line Marketing Opportunities” at the 7:45 a.m. breakfast at the Elk Harbor Restaurant, 7145 U.S. 31. The meeting is open to the public and tickets are $15.

For details or tickets, call Monica Cory at the Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, 264-8202 or

Entrepreneurial class scheduled

BENZONIA — Grow Benzie will host a “Social Media Marketing for Your Small Business” workshop as part of its entrepreneurial series of classes on developing businesses.

The class will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at Grow Benzie, 5885 M-115. It includes a basic overview of social media and the role it can play for a small business, top best practices for using social media, common mistakes and how to avoid them, and Facebook, Blogs, Linked In, Google +, and Twitter, what they are and how to use them for a business.

The class is free, but donations are appreciated. For details or reservations, call Deb Query, 882-5197 or 882-9510, email or visit

Transnation Title Agency honored

TRAVERSE CITY — Transnation Title Agency of Michigan was named as one of the top 100 mid-sized U.S. companies by INC. Magazine. Transnation is based in Grand Rapids and has offices in Elk Rapids and Traverse City. The magazine recognized companies with between 85 and 999 employees that grew between 2007 and 2012. Transnation has more than doubled its workforce since 2009 and grew its revenues to $13 million.

Kyyba Inc. in Farmington Hills, Underground Printing in Ann Arbor and Open Systems Technologies in Grand Rapids were the other three Michigan companies to make the top 100 list.

Benzie job fair announced

BENZIE — The Benzie Area Zonta Club is holding its job fair on Sunday at the Mills Community House in Benzonia. Employers will attend to meet potential employees. Job seekers should bring resumes and be ready for interviews. The job fair will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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