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May 5, 2013

Business in Brief: 05/05/2013

App workshop

TRAVERSE CITY — NorthSky Nonprofit Network is sponsoring a webinar, “Why Your Nonprofit Should Use Google Apps,” from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9. Participants can access the session at their own computer or at Northwestern Michigan College University Center Room 5.

The session is led by NorthSky technology consultant Andy Wolber and will describe how nonprofit organizations can use Google Apps to share documents, increase remote accessibility, improve collaboration and simplify systems. The session is designed for decision makers and IT staff at nonprofits with 50 or fewer staff considering Google Apps or Salesforce for their organization.

The workshop fee is $12. Registration is required by calling 929-3934 or online at

Customer service

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Area Hospitality Association has organized a day-long series of free seminars and workshops to help local visitor-oriented businesses improve their marketing effectiveness and customer service.

The May 14 “Best of Michigan Hospitality” program will be held in the InsideOut Gallery at 211 Garland in the city’s Warehouse District. It is open to the public, and employees of local businesses are particularly encouraged to attend free of charge.

Speakers include Karl Schwartz, vice president for Business Development at Dore and Associates; Tom DeVries of Thoughtful LLC; Dave Lorenz of Travel Michigan; and Ken Wasco of Gordon Food Service. Lunch will be provided, and there will be a presentation and craft beer sampling by Right Brain Brewery.

To register, and for a detailed look at the various offerings, go to .

Biz after hours

LELAND – The Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is holding Business After Hours at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 9, at the newly refurbished Leland Lodge.

Career Connection

KALKASKA — Job seekers will have the chance to learn about job opportunities and improve their job search skills by getting involved with the new Kalkaska Career Connection. The group will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. every other Tuesday beginning May 14. All the Career Connection meetings will take place at the Kalkaska Michigan Works! Service Center, 103 3rd St.

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