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The Alcona County Commission on Aging began November 5, 1973 with the vision of serving the residents of Alcona County. From that day on, ACCOA has strived to provide quality programs more...
Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
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Posted on Monday, June 15, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
 
I know many of you are struggling to either provide realistic funding opportunities to your clients who have been unable to access the federal stimulus programs or are looking for funding more...
Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2020 by Theresa Huff
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Arauco North America knows the best ‘insurance’ to ensure the long term viability and health of their Grayling Particleboard (GPB) facility is to properly train new staff and continue training. Unconditional more...
Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
 
Weyerhaeuser HR Manager, Jessica Mika, knows that building Weyerhaeuser staff skill sets is critical to support their capital projects and allow their mill to continue to be a strong business influence more...
Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
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In June of 2017, the Krajniak’s purchased the former Sand Bay Marina (Sand Bay Marina Sales Service and Storage LLC) knowing that Grand Lake was in need of a marina offering more...
Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
 
Brad Niedzwiecki
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Working with Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium, Cadillac Products submitted for a Going PRO Talent Fund training award and received $13,278 to train 5 existing employees. The employees were trained in: FANUC more...
Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
 
Gosling
The professional field of “downtown and commercial district management” requires a very distinct set of skills and expertise. Today’s professionals must be subject matter experts, with skills and knowledge directly relevant more...
Posted on Monday, February 10, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
 
Domino’s Pizza was opening a new store in Alpena, but the building they purchased needed to be remodeled and the nearest branch store was 70 miles away, which was making the more...
Posted on Monday, February 10, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
Running the office operations at AJD Forest Products is no easy task. Three staff members handle HR, payroll, and all accounting aspects and production of the company. There are so many more...
Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020 by Alicia Wallace
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Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
The Arauco Grayling Particle Board Plant was headed for completion in early 2019 and was expected to be the most modern particleboard plant in North America and the largest of its more...
Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
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World of Floors has been in Grayling for 23 years and is one of the two flooring companies in the area. Owner Tammy Whitley had some training in QuickBooks, but was more...
Posted on Friday, August 23, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
Crane Rigging
IMM, Inc. was in need of training for Indoor Overhead Crane Rigging to enhanced staff skills to more efficiently and safely maneuver the larger and more varied fabrication projects they now more...
Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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With assistance from Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium, six companies in Crawford County came together to discuss employee skills, leadership needs, and future succession plans. It was well-recognized that over the next more...
Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
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In September 2018, the AuSable Valley Animal Shelter began a strategic planning session, but were met with confusion and uncertainty on how to go about actually creating a strategic plan. Their more...
Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Monday, June 24, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
Beginning in mid-August, Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium will be holding employer Information Sessions on the Going PRO Talent Fund. If you’re an employer in need of training assistance for existing and more...
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
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Metalfab Manufacturing was awarded $2,900 in Going Pro Talent Fund awards to train 3 of their existing employees in E2 MFG System training. Metalfab Controller Kyle Yoder explains, “As manufacturing moves to more...
Posted on Friday, March 29, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Weyerhaeuser is continually looking for training opportunities to increase not only the skills of their workforce, but to run the mill at high efficiency and safety standards. Through an Industry Led more...
Posted on Monday, March 25, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
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The Grayling Chamber wanted to improve their Chamber events and have a better understanding and plan when targeting sponsors. They tended to always go after the same sponsors, but over time more...
Posted on Monday, March 25, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
Root Cause Analysis Training
Weyerhaeuser needed to train some of their mill employees in cause analysis to better prepare them to swiftly address plant problems and incidents. Like most high tech mills, Weyerhaeuser requires critical more...
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
When Lance first made contact with the BRN (Business Resource Network) Success Coach that his company offered, he wasn’t sure what to expect. He just knew he needed help with his more...
Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
When Paul’s wife had to go on medical leave unexpectedly, they found themselves suddenly without half of their income. While usually financially stable, this unexpected loss of income caused them to more...
Posted on Friday, February 1, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
Posted on Monday, January 7, 2019 by Alicia Wallace
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As AJD Forest Products worked on their succession plans for their company's future they needed to align people now who will be ready to move into higher positions as current employees more...
Posted on Monday, December 17, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Monday, December 17, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
Doyle Inc. Roofing is a 29+ year Cheboygan, MI based business specializing in commercial roofing. Doyle utilizes the latest technology, trends and safety to remain competitive. Their goal is to grow more...
Posted on Monday, November 19, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
David Wenkel Accepts Certification
With help from Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium, Springs Window Fashions joined the Industry Led Collaborative (ILC) application for Lumber Grader Training. They were awarded $1,500 in training funds to train existing more...
Posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Carmeuse Lime & Stone in Rogers City Michigan is the largest limestone quarry in the world. They work closely with Michigan Works! conducting Talent Tours, participating in National Manufacturer's Day, and more...
Posted on Friday, October 19, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Sawmill Rural Business Center receives Non-Profit Training
The Sawmill Rural Business Center is a fledgling nonprofit geared toward assisting with small business development and economic development in Northern Michigan. During the many different events the Sawmill Business Center more...
Posted on Friday, October 12, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Rebecca Yuncker
Kirtland Community College partnered with Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium to develop a curriculum specifically for nonprofit organizations initiated by a nonprofit company in need of getting training on how to access more...
Posted on Friday, October 12, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Royal Shearer
Springs Window Fashions has benefited from several training programs through Michigan Works! during the past two years. In 2018, they received $3,000 as part of a STTF Collaborative Grant for Six more...
Posted on Friday, October 12, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
NEMROC Trainees 2
North Eastern Michigan Rehabilitation Opportunity Center (NEMROC), a private, non-profit organization, was started in 1968 with the need for vocational services for individuals with disabilities in their community. Since then, they’ve more...
Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
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H.B. Carbide Company, part of the Star Cutter Group, is a highly specialized custom tungsten carbide tool manufacturer predominantly servicing the aerospace and automotive industries. They are recognized as the leading more...
Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
David Wenkel Accepts Certification
When 56-yr old David Wenkel came to Michigan Works! he stated he was having a seven year string of bad luck. He had previously worked in the lumber industry for 35 more...
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Bliss Painting Techs
Bliss Painting of Alpena is a painting company that specializes in residential, commercial, and industrial wall coatings and coverings. They’ve been voted the #1 painter in Alpena for 5 years in more...
Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
David P., LINK CNC Trainee
LINK Industries has been a cutting tool manufacturer for over 65-years in Indian River, Cheboygan County. Since 2014, LINK has committed to an ambitious program to turn its northern Michigan facility more...
Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
Posted on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Choice Services at Job Fair
Choice Services Inc. is a federal contractor who provides food service workers to the military. They are based out of Grand Rapids, MI, but have a large presence at the air more...
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Christopher Olsen, Maintenance Technician at Alpena Grounds Services
Alpena Grounds is contracted through Alpena County to do the maintenance work for Alpena County Regional Airport, including snow removal, building maintenance, lawn care, oil changes, equipment repairs, and more. When more...
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Northern Industrial Wood was in need of an Administrative Assistant to help the General Manager with everyday activities, such as answer phones, accounts receivable and payable, placing orders, etc. They were more...
Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Panel Processing's Heian Operator Laura Lonczkowski
Panel Processing's Heian Operator Laura Lonczkowski
Panel Processing, headquartered in Alpena, MI, is 100% employee owned and has been a fixture in both the Coldwater and Holland communities for many years. They are a wood processing company more...
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
In business since 1983, H.B. Carbide is a recognized world-leader in the production of tungsten carbide blanks and preforms for cutting tools. As an employer in the manufacturing industry they are more...
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
Cheryl Postma, AuSable Valley Animal Shelter Director
Like many area non-profits, the AuSable Valley Animal Shelter operates on privately funded donations and special events. They are a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization in need of accessing more dollars to pay more...
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Jeff Stanifer, 1010 Network Administrator
Jeff Stanifer, 1010 Network Administrator
1010 Technology Center, Inc. is a privately owned data center located in Alpena, Michigan and is one of the only state-of-the-art data centers available in Northern Michigan.  Years went into the more...
Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Cutting Edge Computers of Gaylord offers in-house IT solutions from PC sales, repair, and network deployment to cloud computing back-up solutions. A family owned business, Cutting Edge has been serving Gaylord more...
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
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Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International; their vision is to create “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.” Habitat has helped more...
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
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The City of Grayling, a recent Project Rising Tide location, is seeing a large growth in business and employment opportunities, which is leading to a need for more housing. With these more...
Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Garrett Godfrey and Alayne Hansen
Shine Cleaning Services is a locally owned and operated full-service cleaning service specializing in commercial cleaning services in northern Michigan. The company recently expanded to serve residential customers as well. Like more...
Posted on Monday, June 4, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Alicia Wallace
 
2018 Gaylord Job Fair
Despite continued low MI unemployment rates, 2018 job seeker attendance was up 24% over 2017.   In March/April, Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium held four Job Fairs across northeast Michigan, in Mackinaw, Gaylord, more...
Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 by Alicia Wallace