Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 24, 2013

Business in Brief: 04/24/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Online tools

SCOTTVILLE — The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is partnering with West Shore Community College’s Business Opportunity Center to provide complimentary training for employers and job seekers in using online tools provided by the Pure Michigan Talent Connect Initiative.

The workshop will be held on Friday, April 26, in Room 210 of the Technical Center. An employer session is scheduled to run from 8 to10 a.m., with a job seeker program from 10 a.m. to noon.

To register for the workshop, call Wanell Cabot in WSCC’s Business Opportunity Center at 843-5818.

ISLAND grant

TRAVERSE CITY — Oryana Natural Foods Market has announced that the Institute for Sustainable Living, Art and Natural Design is the recipient of the fifth annual Oryana Community Grant.

Every profitable year, Oryana donates up to 10 percent of all end-of-year proceeds (pre-tax) to a local non-profit organization. A non-profit arts, ecology and agricultural organization based in Bellaire, ISLAND will receive a $5,500 donation.

ISLAND will use the grant toward the purchase of a lightweight, enclosed trailer that unpacks into a high-efficiency, three-season food preservation kitchen and workshop space. The trailer will also support drying, fermenting, smoking and meat curing and will serve as a farm-based space to hold classes and food preservation parties so the community can learn techniques of food preservation, meet farmers and enjoy shared work.

Snyder plans 3rd trade trip to Asia

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder says he is planning another economic-development trip to Asia.

The Republican governor told a group of timber industry officials in Lansing on Tuesday that he will travel to China and Japan in the fall. He also led trade trips to the region in 2011 and 2012.

Snyder didn’t give the dates for his trip.