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May 7, 2014

Business in Brief: 05/07/2014

Business classes scheduled

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College Extended Educational Services is launching a series of business classes on topics like mobile marketing, computer skills, cell phone app creation and more.

Call (231) 995-1700 or log on to for more information.

Job search strategies

ELK RAPIDS — The Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce and Northwest Michigan Works! are hosting networking events, called Elk Rapids Career Connection, where job seekers can learn about job search strategies.

The first event is today at 10 a.m., the next is May 21 at 10 a.m. Job seekers should bring copies of their resumes.

Call (231) 264-8202 for more information.

Elk Rapids awards dinner

ELK RAPIDS — The Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 2014 Community Stars Awards Dinner on May 30 at the Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall. A social hour with cash bar starts at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and award presentations.

Tickets are $39 or $300 per table of eight and can be purchased at the chamber office. Call (231) 264-8202 or e-mail for reservations and more information.

Walgreens diaper drive

TRAVERSE CITY — Walgreens is hosting a diaper and baby items drive for Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services until Saturday. The items will be used at Pine Rest’s program for women experiencing postpartum depression or anxiety.


Census of Agriculture released

TRAVERSE CITY — Data in the USDA’s 2012 Census of Agriculture show changes in dairy and other sectors.

The state egg industry grew with a 40 percent increase in layers, or female chickens that produce eggs, to 12.7 million in 2012. The number of Michigan farms milking cows fell by 238 to 2,409, while the total number of milk cows rose by 9.3 percent to 376,255 cows. More corn, soybeans and wheat were harvested on Michigan cropland, with less dry beans and forages harvested.

Habitat project is recognized

TRAVERSE CITY — The Detroit Free Press recognized the Traverse City Habitat for Humanity’s Depot Neighborhood project in the paper’s list of 2014 Michigan Green Leaders. The Depot Neighborhood project received an honorable mention.

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