Social media marketing workshop

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Score chapter will hold a free business workshop on social media marketing on March 14 from noon to 1 p.m. in the McGuire Community Room at the main Traverse Area District Library branch on Woodmere Avenue.

The workshop is designed for intermediate to advanced users. Oneupweb Chief Executive Officer Fernando Meza and Inbound Marketing Manager Ashley Mugnolo will lead the session.

Space at Score workshops is limited. Visit to reserve a spot.

Jobs for Vets event March 20

TRAVERSE CITY — Military veterans are invited to the 2019 Jobs for Vets hiring event on March 20 from 3-6 p.m. at Northwestern Michigan College's Hagerty Center at 715 E. Front St.

About 50 employers are expected at the event to recruit and hire. On-site interviews may be conducted.

Free resume assistance is available prior to the event by contacting Scott Herzberg, point of contact for the NMC Military & Veterans Services office, at or (231) 995-2526. Local veterans organizations will be on site to help connect veterans from all military branches to available community services.

The event is organized by NMC's Military & Veterans Services offices, Northwest Michigan Works!, Northern Michigan for Veterans and Bill Marsh Auto Group. Food will be provided by Jimmy John's.

Business plan workshop slated

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Score chapter will hold a free business plan workshop on March 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the McGuire Community Room at the Traverse Area District Library.

The focus of "Building Your Business Plan: I Have an Idea, Now What?" is to provide guidance and tools for constructing a business plan.

This workshop is the first session in a series that will build upon each previous workshop. Attendees should be present at all sessions.

The first session will take participants through the first three parts of a business plan: the executive summary, company description and products/services. Participants should bring a notebook or laptop computer to work on their own specific business plan.

Space at Score workshops is limited. Visit to reserve a spot.

Benzie Business After Hours set

THOMPSONVILLE — The Benzie County Chamber of Commerce will hold its March Business After Hours event on March 21 from 5-7 p.m. at the Bru Bar and Mountain Market at Crystal Mountain Resort.

There will be hors d'oeuvres, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and a $550 member raffle. A designated representative must be present to win the member raffle.

Admission is a $5 donation per person. The event is sponsored by Crystal Mountain Resort.

Credit union sets grand opening

LAKE CITY — Forest Area Federal Credit Union will hold a grand opening on March 21 for its new Lake City branch at 101 Main St.

The event is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be food, drinks and special giveaways, including the chance to win two tickets to a concert during Dierks Bentley's 2019 Burning Man Tour. WTCM will be on site playing music.

The Lake City branch is the fifth FAFCU location. Forest Area Federal Credit Union was founded in 1983 in Fife Lake. The credit union also has locations in Kingsley, Kalkaska and Manton.

Management openings at Cherry Republic

GLEN ARBOR — Cherry Republic seeks professionals to fill openings in human resources, information technology, food production management and e-commerce at its headquarters in Glen Arbor and its distribution and fulfillment center in Empire.

The company employs a full-time staff of 80 in the state, according to a release.

In addition to the management hiring campaign, the company is looking for seasonal employees. Employment inquiries can be emailed to

Masonry training class slated

TRAVERSE CITY — The Builders Exchange of Northwest Michigan will hold a Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration training class titled "Masonry Wall Bracing" on April 10.

The class will be held at the Builders Exchange office at 1373 Barlow St., Suite 4. Check-in is at 8:30 a.m. for the 9 a.m. to noon class.

According to a release, the course will review the MIOSHA regulations and satisfy training requirements in Part 2 — Masonry Wall Bracing for employees working in the restricted zone. The course is expected to address restricted zone work, identification of proper bracing, minimum bracing standards and securing unsupported masonry walls.

The class instructor will be Jeremy Hidalgo, MIOSHA construction safety consultant.

Certification/maintenance points are available. Cost is $75 for Builders Exchange members and $90 for non-members. For more information or to obtain a reservation form and a link to class materials, contact Robin Hill at (231) 946-5531 or

Zonta scholarship applications open

TRAVERSE CITY — Applications are open for the 2019 Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships.

The Zonta Club of Traverse City will award a $1,000 scholarship at the local level and submit the winner for consideration of the international scholarship. Applications are due April 15 to the Zonta Club of Traverse City, attention Rose Coleman.

The scholarship is open to women enrolled as a sophomore in an undergraduate program through the final year of a master's program in business. The scholarship is designed to lead to a career in business management and aims to "encourage women to enter careers and seek leadership positions in business-related fields," according to a release.

More information is available by calling Coleman at (231) 932-3153.

MiCareerQuest set for May 22

TRAVERSE CITY — Employers are invited to participate in MiCareerQuest Northwest, a career exploration event scheduled for May 22 at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center.

According to a release, the "hands-on, career and college readiness event" for ninth grade students will allow employers to interact with more than 2,000 students from more than 30 school districts.

The event is free for both employers and students. Registration is required.

Employers can register for MiCareerQuest Northwest at More information on the event is available by contacting Jessie Mitchell at or Susan Ward at