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November 18, 2012

Business Briefs: 11/18

Book on TCL&P

traverse city — Traverse City Light & Power 100th anniversary book, commemorating the utility's history, is available to the community on a first-come, first-serve basis at the customer service desk located inside the Governmental Center, 400 Boardman Ave.

The book highlights community milestones — from Peter Dougherty planting the first cherry orchard on Old Mission in 1852 to the removal of the Bayside Power plant in 2005. It also includes firsthand accounts of events like the Blizzard of 1977.

NorthSky webinar

TRAVERSE CITY — NorthSky Nonprofit Network will cosponsor a webinar, "Year-end Fundraising: It's Still Not Too Late," with the Manistee County Human Services Collaborative and Association of Fundraising Professionals on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Designed for entry- to mid-level practitioners, volunteers and board members, the session will outline how to plan and execute a last-minute, yet successful, year-end appeal.

The webinar will be broadcast at two locations: Northwestern Michigan College, Room 5, in Traverse City and at the Manistee Intermediate School District, Conference Room A, in Manistee. The fee is $12.

Registration is required at www.northskynonprofitnetwork.org or by calling 929-3934.

Nominations sought

east jordan — Nominations are now being accepted to recognize those in East Jordan who are making a difference in their community.

Citizen of the Year nomination forms are available at the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce Office or on the Chamber's website, www.ejchamber.org. The Citizen of the Year is announced annually at the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting. The 2013 Annual meeting will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, at Castle Farms.

For more information, call 536-7351.

Micro-grant awards

boyne city — Grants from the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments will help support the Placemaking efforts of communities in four northwestern Lower Michigan counties. Boyne City, Lake City, Manistee and Petoskey will each receive a $1,500 Placemaking Micro-Grant.

Boyne City will use the grant to assist with installation of functional public art bicycle racks. In Lake City, Manistee and Petoskey the grants will be used to assist with wayfinding efforts.

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