Traverse City Record-Eagle


January 26, 2014

Business in Brief: 01/26/2014

Development session

TRAVERSE CITY — NorthSky Nonprofit Network will host a professional development session for staff and leaders of nonprofits.

“Creating a Culture That Attracts and Retains Volunteers” will meet Feb. 6 from noon-1:30 p.m. at Northwestern Michigan College’s University Center on Dendrinos Drive. It will focus on new techniques and best practices to manage human resources and bring strength and energy to nonprofit organizations.

The fee is $12 and participants may bring a lunch. Registration is required; call 929-3934 or visit

Lunch, lecture

ELK RAPIDS — The Elk Rapids Chamber of Commerce’s Lunch and Lecture Series continues on Feb. 7.

Registration and networking start at 11:30 a.m. at the Elk Rapids AMVETS Post 114, 410 Bridge St. David Lorenz, manager of Industry Relations & International Marketing for Travel Michigan, is the guest speaker. Tickets are $20 for chamber members; $25 for non-members. For details or tickets, call 264-8202.

DIY for entrepreneurs

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College will offer five separate learning opportunities for budding entrepreneurs.

Classes are “Facebook for Business: Creating a Fan Page,” on Feb. 5 from 1-4 p.m. “The Business of Art,” from 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 5 and 12; “Intro to Quickbooks,” from 9 a.m.-noon on four Fridays, Feb. 7-28; “Becoming an Internet Retailer,” 6-8:30 p.m. on Feb. 11; and “Bookkeeping for Small Business,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Feb. 18.

Fees for these classes range from $39 to $169. For details about these and other business courses, visit For more information or to register, call 995-1700.

Leelanau grants

LEELANAU COUNTY — Leelanau County’s Business Grant Program has awarded grants to 18 Leelanau County-based businesses.

Companies selected for $1,250 grants were: Great Lakes Tea & Spice, Kilcherman’s Christmas Cove Farm, The Redheads and the V.I. Grill.

Businesses receiving $1,000 were: Anderson’s Glen Arbor Market, Brengman Brothers, Clarke’s Transmission, Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate, La Becasse, Laker Shakes Burdickville Market, Leelanau Cheese Co., Sugarfoot Saloon, Sun Dog Boarding Kennel, Suttons Bay Bikes, Suttons Bay Hops, Suttons Bay Massage Center, Suttons Bay Trading Co. and Timberlee Management.

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