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June 11, 2014

Business in Brief: 06/11/2014

Business after hours is set

LAKE LEELANAU — The Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is holding its next Business After Hours Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Bella Fortuna North.

Stroke survivor performance

TRAVERSE CITY — Stroke survivor Lana Beaudoin will share her Stroke Recovery Through Music: Demonstration of a One Handed Playing Technique, at the Grand Traverse Bay Area Stroke Club meeting today from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Call Melinda Hollands at Munson Medical Center’s social work department at (231) 935-6380 for more information.

Short’s completes bottling line

BELLAIRE — Short’s Brewing Company finished its new bottling and packaging line at its Elk Rapids production brewery. The $1.55 million equipment can fill 150 bottles per minute. The brewery will offer a new beer, a session IPA called Prolonged Enjoyment. Short’s adopted the state’s future minimum wage, set to raise to $9.25 per hour in 2018, for all its employees.

Kalkaska Career Connection

KALKASKA — Job seekers are invited to attend the free Kalkaska Career Connection. The event will be held June 18 at 11 a.m. at the Kalkaska Michigan Works Learning Lab at 103 Third St. Job seekers should bring copies of their current resumes. Visit for more information.

Elk Rapids Career Connection

ELK RAPIDS — Job seekers are invited to attend the free Elk Rapids Career Connection. The event will be held June 25 at 10 a.m. at the Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, 305 U.S. 31. Job seekers should bring copies of their current resumes. Visit for more information.

Blue Cross Blue Shield recognized

TRAVERSE CITY — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan was listed on DiversityInc’s Top 10 Regional Companies list for diversity management for the fourth consecutive year. Companies listed have diverse demographics, employee resource groups and mentoring opportunities.

Poverty Reduction Initiative breakfast

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse Bay Poverty Reduction Initiative is hosting a mentoring breakfast today from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Faith Reformed Church Family Life Center at 1105 E. Front St. Joe Liszewski from Northsky Nonprofit Network will be the featured speaker. Register for the free breakfast at

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