Today

Northwest Michigan Council of Government seminar, "Planning to Prepare for the New Michigan Economy: Smart Growth and Michigan Strategic Growth," 6-8:30 p.m. Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave., TC; $55; 929-5000.

Wednesday

Northwest Michigan Council of Government seminar, "Planning to Prepare for the new Michigan Economy: Smart Growth and Michigan Strategic Growth," 7-9:30 p.m. Manistee City Hall, 70 Maple St., Manistee; $55; 929-5000.

Workshop on Biofuels sponsored by the Northwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum; 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Northwestern Michigan College's Great Lakes Campus, 715 E. Front Street, Traverse City; sign-up available through Patty O'Donnell, 929-5039.

Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 5-7 p.m. at the Dennos Museum Center; co-hosted by the museum and the National Cherry Festival

Thursday

Elk Rapids Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 5-7 p.m. Exit Realty, 100 River St., Suite 3.

Northern Michigan International Association of Administrative Professionals, 6-7 p.m. Dennis, Gartland and Niergarth, 415 Munson Ave., TC, Sue Bauer of Sue to the Rescue, offers seminar on time management, free, open to the public, 946-1722.

Northwest Michigan Regional Non-Motorized Transportation Plan and Investment Strategy Project Summit, 1-5 p.m. Northwestern Michigan College Great Lakes Campus, Room C, Hagerty Center, TC; discussing bicycle/pedestrian transportation throughout 13-county region; Patty O'Donnell, 929-5039.

Women's Economic Resource Center netWork, 11:45 a.m., Tuscan Grille, River Street, Manistee; $10; Judy Crockett, 723-7914.

Benzie County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 5-7 p.m. Feb. 21, Hungry Tummy Restaurant, Beulah.

Feb. 26

Northern Michigan Chapter of Better Investing, 7-8:30 p.m., United Way Building, 521 S. Union St., TC; Ginger Carrick presents information on BIVIO, a club accounting tool; $15; Herb Lemcool, 943-9040.

Feb. 27

Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce seminar Starting Your Own Business, with Wendy Wieland of the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Elk Rapids High School Room 124; 264-8202.

Feb. 29

Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce 2008 Champions Awards Ceremony and Annual Dinner, 6 p.m., Hayden Table Tennis, Williamsburg; $30 per person, table of 8 for $225; 264-8202.

March 4

Northwest Michigan Council of Government seminar, "Planning to Prepare for the new Michigan Economy: Smart Growth and Michigan Strategic Growth," 7-9:30 p.m. Charlevoix Public Library, 220 W. Clinton St., Charlevoix; $55; 929-5000.

March 6

U.S. Small Business Administration's Financing Roundtable, 5:30 p.m. Tuscan Grille, Manistee; sponsored by Women's Economic Resource Center; $35 includes dinner; e-mail manisteewomen@yahoo.com.

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