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September 29, 2013

Business in Brief: 09/29/2013

Grow Benzie workshop

BENZONIA — Grow Benzie will offer “Marketing Part II: Price? Package? Promotion?” - A Case Study of Food for Thought, the fourth workshop in their eight week series of classes,”Making it Count.” Businessman Peter French and local business owner Timothy Young, of Food for Thought, will co-present an overall marketing class for your food product business. The program begins with a potluck at 5:30 p.m., followed by a presentation at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 30 at Grow Benzie, 5885 M-115.

The community is welcome to attend. Workshops are free. Donations are welcome.

Affordable care answers

TRAVERSE CITY — TV 7 & 4 and will host a televised community forum entitled “Understanding Health Care Reform” from 7-8 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 30.

News anchor Kristen Lowe will host the live program in front of a studio audience gathered at the Milliken Auditorium at Northwestern Michigan College, while co-anchor Marc Schollett will staff an expert panel featuring Jeff Rubleski from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan and Marti Lolli of Priority Health at the 7 & 4 studio.

The panel will answer questions about the new health care regulations from the audience, by call-in to the television station, and online and via Twitter. Pre-registration is encouraged for the studio audience because of limited seating, but attendance is free. Members of the studio audience at NMC are encouraged to arrive by 6:45 p.m. for introductions and seating arrangements before the 7 p.m. air time.

Audience members will also be able to access informational resources that will be available at Milliken Auditorium and meet with local health professionals who can answer questions on how to access the health care marketplace under the new regulations.

For more information, or to register, visit

ShareCare helping hand series

LAKE LEELANAU — ShareCare will conduct a series of informal gatherings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. to tell seniors across Leelanau County of the many benefits the organization can offer them. The first meeting will be Oct. 1 in Northport, the second Oct. 7 in Suttons Bay, the third Oct. 14 in Empire and the fourth on Oct. 21 in Leland.

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