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The Briley Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on March 11, 2024, at 6 PM to recommend adoption of a new Zoning Ordinance to the Township Board. The new more...
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 by Denise Cline
The Briley Township Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing to adopt their proposed Master Plan on February 12, at 6 pm at the Briley Township Hall at 12423 Jerome Street more...
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 by Denise Cline
Please see the 2022-2023 Recycling Report below. 
Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 by Denise Cline
The Alpena Area Joint Recreation Plan draft and the City of Alpena Recreation Plan draft is available for public review for a 30-day period of time. The joint plan draft includes more...
Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2023 by Denise Cline
Caledonia Township is making its draft recreation plan available for public review for a 30-day period of time. The draft plan is available by clicking below. Public comments may be submitted more...
Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 by Denise Cline
Alcona Township is making its draft recreation plan available for public review for a 30-day period of time. The draft plan is available by clicking below. Public comments may be submitted more...
Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 by Denise Cline
Public Notice Cheboygan Small Urban Program Selection Committee The Cheboygan Area Small Urban Program Selection Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cheboygan City Hall. The committee more...
Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 by Denise Cline
The City of Harrisville has been working with the Northeast Michigan Council of Governments to update the city's recreation plan in order for the city to be eligible for grant funding more...
Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 by Denise Cline
NEMCOG and Networks Northwest are inviting stakeholders to take the Active Transportation survey to give us feedback on issues related to trails and paved road shoulders. Please click here to take more...
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023 by Denise Cline
The Reno Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on November 8, 2023, at 5 PM to recommend adoption of a new Zoning Ordinance to the Township Board. The new more...
Posted on Sunday, October 15, 2023 by Denise Cline
NEMCOG is working with MDOT and Networks Northwest to create a new Active Transportation Plan for MDOT's North Region. As part of this process, a workshop is being scheduled in each more...
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023 by Denise Cline
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Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2022 by Theresa Huff
The Alcona EDC, in partnership with Connected Nation and NEMCOG, has completed the Alcona County Technical Report and Recommendations". This project was funded by the Economic Development Administration through a grant more...
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2022 by Denise Cline
The Grayling Area Transportation Study has been updated and released this month. The updated study was funded by the United States Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment through a grant more...
Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 by Denise Cline
The following document contains a proposed amendment to the 2021-2025 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). This amendment addresses the "Circular Economy". 
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2022 by Denise Cline
The Gaylord Area Small Urban Program Selection Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 10:00 am at the Gaylord City Hall. The committee is made up of representatives from the more...
Posted on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 by Denise Cline
The Alpena Area Small Urban Program Selection Committee will meet on Monday, December 20, 2021, 10:00 a.m. at the City of Alpena, Council Chambers. The committee is made up of representatives more...
Posted on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 by Denise Cline
Alpena Power Company is partnered with Efficiency United - this means that our customers are eligible to schedule a pickup to have your old appliances hauled away! If your fridge or more...
Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 by Denise Cline
WASHINGTON - SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman today announced the U.S. Small Business Administration will begin registrations on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 9 a.m. EDT and open applications on Monday, more...
Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 by Denise Cline
The Shuttered Venues Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal opens, April 8, 2021. Below are some key resources to prepare your SVOG application. SBA revised FAQs (Updated April 6, 2021) SBA’s Recorded SVOG Informational more...
Posted on Thursday, April 8, 2021 by Denise Cline
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Todd L. found himself laid off with no return to work date. He was struggling to make ends meet and had to apply for cash assistance. Unfortunately, he was denied cash more...
Posted on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 by Deleted User
 
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March 28, 2021Alayne,This note is to express my gratitude for the professional and timely assistance received from your colleague, Christina Southwell. I reached out to your office by phone a week ago more...
Posted on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 by Deleted User
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Jordan B. attended Mid Community College in Mount Pleasant for her general education and prerequisite courses. At that time, she was leaning towards a career as a Nurse, but along the more...
Posted on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 by Deleted User
 
David L was let go from his previous job and was looking for a fresh start in a new industry. He was living on unemployment insurance and wanted to become financially independent more...
Posted on Monday, March 8, 2021 by Deleted User
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David contacted the Grayling Michigan Works! office seeking assistance to attend CDL training to offer him a better career future. Marie, a Career Navigator, walked him through the program and was more...
Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2021 by Deleted User
 
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Nicholas M. came to Michigan Works looking for a new career. He had great interest in starting a position at a screen printing company, but lacked knowledge of how to do more...
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 by Deleted User
 
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Traci L. was recently divorced and faced starting over in life without any support or guidance. She contacted the Onaway Michigan Works! office in September of 2020 looking for help with more...
Posted on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 by Deleted User
 
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In March 2020, after being home schooled for a few years, Destiney came to Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium seeking to obtain her GED. She began working with Jeanie Flory, a WIOA more...
Posted on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 by Deleted User
 
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Posted on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 by Deleted User
 
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Amelia B. began working with Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium through the P.A.T.H. program. With the help of Michigan Works! and a grant from the Otsego Community Foundation, Amelia was able to more...
Posted on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 by Deleted User
 
In 2019, Carmeuse Lime & Stone was awarded over $44,000 in Going PRO Talent Funds. They utilized these funds to help train 35 existing employees and hire and train 6 new more...
Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2020 by Deleted User
Businesses across the state can now schedule free COVID-19 safety consultations as a part of the new Ambassador program partnership with NSF International and MIOSHA. Ambassadors are conducting outreach to statewide businesses to more...
Posted on Monday, November 23, 2020 by Denise Cline
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Weyerhaeuser Holds Virtual Talent Tour for Grayling High School Students On October 23, in recognition of Manufacturing Month, Weyerhaeuser held a virtual Talent Tour for 15 Grayling High School students. The more...
Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2020 by Deleted User
 
The U.S. Small Business Administration released a simplified loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to provide financial more...
Posted on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 by Denise Cline
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Since 2008, Christi Cross had been struggling to find stable employment that would allow her to be self-sufficient. She was working two jobs just to pay her bills and knew she more...
Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 by Deleted User
 
With the help of Michigan Works!, IMM Inc. applied for Going PRO Talent Fund training dollars to help train their staff. They were awarded $32,885 to train twenty-one workers in blueprint more...
Posted on Monday, October 26, 2020 by Deleted User
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Nathan R. started working with Michigan Works! Youth Career Advisor Jessie Trumble in June 2019. He was enrolled in the WIOA In-School Youth Program and Jobs for Michigan Graduates (JMG) Program more...
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 by Deleted User
 
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Tyler S., a recent high school graduate, came to Michigan Works! in June hoping to get help with some training. He was interested in truck driving, but wouldn’t turn 18 until more...
Posted on Monday, October 19, 2020 by Deleted User
 
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Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium will be holding a virtual Employer Info Session on how to apply for the Going PRO Talent Fund workforce training grants. If you’re an employer in need more...
Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by Deleted User
 
October 2 -   Forty-seven students from Fairview Schools and twenty from Vanderbilt Schools attended a Facebook Live Talent Tour at Springs Window Fashions in Grayling on October 2, 2020 in recognition more...
Posted on Monday, October 12, 2020 by Deleted User
Michigan companies have an immediate need to fill thousands of critical vacancies to support work during the COVID-19 outbreak, including those in logistics, healthcare, manufacturing and agribusiness industries. The State of more...
Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 by Denise Cline
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Josh was living in Indiana, but wanted to move back to Michigan. As a retired vet, he was looking for someplace in northeast Michigan that hired ex-military. Josh worked with Mary, a more...
Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 by Deleted User
 
3/18/20 - LANSING, MICH. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced that MDHHS will close its lobbies to visits from the public, except for more...
Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 by Denise Cline
To mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak, the Unemployment Insurance Agency and Michigan Works! Agencies are strongly urging workers to avoid visiting their statewide offices and utilize user-friendly online resources for unemployment assistance. more...
Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 by Denise Cline
The Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity today provided guidance to Michigan employers on how to avoid potential layoffs related to COVID-19. “We know that many families and businesses are and will more...
Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 by Denise Cline
As of 3/18/20, for UIA clients Registering to Work, the in-person work registration is temporarily suspended for all claimants. 
Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 by Denise Cline
At Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium, the safety of our customers and staff remains our top priority. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and have been implementing additional disinfectant procedures at more...
Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 by Denise Cline
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When Jason N. came to Michigan Works! he wanted to be successful with his new employment as an auto tech. Unfortunately, to start his job, Jason needed to own his own more...
Posted on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 by Deleted User
 
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Alexis came to Michigan Works! for help with tuition assistance. She was working as a Patient Access Representative, but wanted to get her RN certification. Michigan Works! was able to help Alexis more...
Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 by Deleted User
 
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William started coming to Michigan Works! right after he was released from prison. He was having a hard time locating employment, but was diligently job searching and applying. When he heard more...
Posted on Monday, August 10, 2020 by Deleted User
 
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Austin was enrolled at Vanderbilt High School, but he wasn't really interested in school anymore – and it was reflected in his performance. If anything, he was just there for the more...
Posted on Friday, August 7, 2020 by Deleted User
 
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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 Deleted User
 
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Six students from the Shawono Center in Grayling participated in a Virtual Talent Tour of Springs Window Fashions on May 22, 2020 coordinated by Michigan Works! HR Manager, John Metts began more...
Posted on Monday, June 15, 2020 by Deleted User
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Janet is single, currently raising her grandson. She went through reconstructive surgery on her foot over a year ago and was on cash assistance for quite a while during recovery. She more...
Posted on Monday, May 11, 2020 by Deleted User
 
In response to the immediate needs of small businesses throughout Michigan as a result of the “Stay Home Stay Safe” order, the Michigan Strategic Fund, through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation more...
Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2020 by Denise Cline
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After losing her position in Alpena, Jeanne S. came to the Onaway Michigan Works! office to file for unemployment. Michigan Works! staff helped Jeanne file and also provided her an overview more...
Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by Deleted User
 
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March 3 - Fourteen Gaylord St. Mary’s students (Juniors and Seniors) attended a Talent Tour at Munson Otsego Memorial Hospital. During the tour, students were able to see the OB, Lab, more...
Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 by Deleted User
 
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Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist Joins Local Lawmakers in Celebrating Local Talent, Career Development Efforts in Northeast Michigan LANSING, MI (March 6, 2020)— Northeast Michigan talent development and employment successes were among more...
Posted on Friday, March 6, 2020 by Deleted User
 
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Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium has recently been awarded Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) Veteran-Friendly Employer Bronze level certification.  As an MVAA Veteran-Friendly Employer, Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium is committed to helping veterans more...
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by Deleted User
 
The Northeast Michigan Council of Governments was recognized with a Recycling Award at the Michigan Recycling Coalition Conference in Kalamazoo on May 17, 2018. The MDEQ selected three businesses/organizations to receive more...
Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by Denise Cline
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The newest issue of The Guide, a locally-owned publication dedicated to promote Northeast Michigan and all it has to offer, focuses on the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative, a prime example of more...
Posted on Monday, February 29, 2016 by Denise Cline
 
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The Assessment of Access to Local Food, a study performed by Dave & Michelle Glenn of Connemara Consulting, was recently released. The study focuses on strategies for improving access to locally-grown more...
Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016 by Denise Cline
 
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Jerry Hollister with runway clearing equipment.
Alpena Ground Services is an equipment maintenance company out of Pellston that has an Alpena location at the Alpena Regional Airport. They have always been committed to hiring veterans and they more...
Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 by Deleted User