Traverse City Record-Eagle

Northern Living

March 10, 2013

Business in Brief: 03/20/2013

Financing options

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City SCORE is offering a workshop, “Financing Your Business Start-Up,” for entrepreneurs who are interested in financing options for new or existing businesses.

The workshop will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, in the McGuire Community Room at the Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave. The workshop is free, but registration is required. To register, visit or by calling SCORE at 888-796-4913.

Biz after hours

ELK RAPIDS — The Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce March “Business after Hours” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, hosted by the Evergreen Market at 8066 US 31 North between Elk Rapids and Acme.

All Business After Hours events are free and open to the public. Contact Annie Spence at the Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce at 264-8202.

Grand opening

TRAVERSE CITY — Old Mission Traders will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, March 16, to introduce a new look, new artisan foods and expanded product lines.

Formerly The Cherry Stop, Old Mission Traders opened in early February, after moving into and renovating their new space at 215 East Front.

Mini-MBA program

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce, along with Ferris State University, will offer a new Mini MBA program.

The nine-month program, exclusively for Chamber members, revolves around the common language and analytical tools of business. Courses are presented in an abbreviated format to provide a clear understanding of financial objectives and measurement metrics.

Beginning in September, the class is limited to 20 enrollees. Tuition is $2,000 and participants must have a bachelor’s degree. Call 947-5075 or email

Skills training

TRAVERSE CITY — A “Just in Time” training program organized by the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments will teach fundamentals of machine operation.

The basic machining class is being offered through Northwestern Michigan College. A mandatory orientation session for the training will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 21, at the Traverse City Michigan Works! Service Center, 1209 South Garfield.

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