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February 10, 2013

Business in Brief: 02/10/2013

Right to Work talk

lansing — The Michigan Manufacturers Association will host "What is the New Right to Work?" presented by Steven J. Fishman, chair of the Workplace Law Group at Bodman PLC.

The seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the MMA headquarters, located at 620 S. Capitol in Lansing. The cost is $50 per person for MMA members and $75 for others. Preregistration and prepayment are required.

For more on this and other MMA seminars and events, visit the, or call LeAnn Hicks, at 517-487-8557 or 800-253-9039.

Grow local initiative

traverse city — Organizers of an effort to bolster the area's economy by using more locally produced foods, products, goods and services will meet to assess and expand their efforts.

The Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce and its partners in the "20 Percent Local" campaign will gather from 8 to 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, for a breakfast event at Northwestern Michigan College's Hagerty Center.

The event will include a roundtable discussion on topics including identifying successes and challenges in utilizing local vendors, improved branding for the initiative and finding resources to expand the program.

The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Registration is available at or by calling Chamber Event and Program Coordinator Andi Wagenschutz at 995-7101.

Downtown spaces

harbor springs — Downtown Harbor Springs will host an open house of available business properties in the central business district to rent or purchase from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16. Properties representatives will be on site to showcase the spaces.

Sponsored by the Harbor Springs Downtown Development Authority, the open house will offer businesses considering Harbor Springs as a location the chance to tour the properties and learn about business opportunities in Harbor Springs. The welcome center for the event is 101 W. Main St. at the corner of State and Main. Maps of available properties will be available and are currently available on the City of Harbor Springs and DDA websites. DDA members will be on hand to answer questions about doing business in Harbor Springs.

For more information, contact the Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, 231-526-7999.

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