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How to Leverage Our Localness

 

Gladwin County EDC presents "How to Leverage Our Localness" on March 26, 2019 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am

RSVP with Bob Balzer by March 20 via 989.426.8571 or email Bob Here.

EVENT DETAILS:

During this two-hour workshop, attendees will learn:
* How the economy actually works
* Insight into how to inclusively retain wealth in our community

It's designed to strengthen the small business by providing tips to becoming more competitive and successful in a rapidly changing world.

Join us for a lively talk about how our community can collaborative to build self-reliance and strengthen our local economy. Featured Speaker, Kimber Lanning, founder of Local First Arizona Foundation, will share innovative ideas for building diverse economies with an opportunity for everyone to participate.

ABOUT KIMBER LANNING

Kimber Lanning is Founder and Executive Director of Local First Arizona, a statewide organization implementing innovative strategies for new models of economic development that create vibrant local economies. Lanning is an entrepreneur, business leader and community development specialist who works to cultivate strong self-reliant communities and inspire a higher quality of life for people across Arizona. Lanning’s passions, which are seen throughout her work, include fostering cultural diversity and inclusion, economic resilience and responsible growth for Arizona.

Lanning has grown Local First Arizona into a widely respected organization that is leading the nation in implementing systems and policies to ensure a level playing field for entrepreneurial endeavors of all sizes. With nearly 3,000 business members and four statewide offices, Lanning leads a team of 17 who work on a diverse array of programs ranging from healthy local food access, entrepreneurial development in under-served communities, and rural community development, each of which plays a part in building sustainable and resilient local economies.

Lanning is consistently recognized and has received numerous awards for her diverse work and extensive leadership. In 2014, Lanning was recognized as the Citizen Leader of the Year by the International Economic Development Council, a pivotal moment in recognizing the use of Localist policies as a force for economic development. Her work in promoting adaptive reuse in Phoenix’s urban core was recognized by the American Planning Association, who presented Lanning with the Distinguished Citizen Planner Award in 2013. Lanning has also been named one of the “50 Most Influential Women in Arizona” (Arizona Business Magazine, 2011), was the recipient of the Athena Award by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce in 2013, and was the 2014 Leader of the Year in Public Policy (Arizona Capitol Times).


IN COOPERATION WITH:

Gladwin County Economic Development Corporation Gladwin County Chamber of Commerce Middle Michigan Development Corporation Gladwin Business and Professional Association Beaverton Area Business Association Michigan Works! Region 7B Consortium



 

Growing Our Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

 

Gladwin County EDC presents "Growing Our Entrepreneurial Ecosystem" on March 26, 2019 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

RSVP with Bob Balzer by March 20 via 989.426.8571 or email Bob Here.

EVENT DETAILS:

Topics will include:
* Adaptive re-use policies
* Zoning & ordinances
* Access to capital
* Investing in Main Street, and more

Join Featured Speaker, Kimber Lanning, founder and nationally-recognized Director of Local First Arizona, as she shares innovative ideas that local leaders can implement to promote our local economy.

ABOUT KIMBER LANNING

Kimber Lanning is Founder and Executive Director of Local First Arizona, a statewide organization implementing innovative strategies for new models of economic development that create vibrant local economies. Lanning is an entrepreneur, business leader and community development specialist who works to cultivate strong self-reliant communities and inspire a higher quality of life for people across Arizona. Lanning’s passions, which are seen throughout her work, include fostering cultural diversity and inclusion, economic resilience and responsible growth for Arizona.

Lanning has grown Local First Arizona into a widely respected organization that is leading the nation in implementing systems and policies to ensure a level playing field for entrepreneurial endeavors of all sizes. With nearly 3,000 business members and four statewide offices, Lanning leads a team of 17 who work on a diverse array of programs ranging from healthy local food access, entrepreneurial development in underserved communities, and rural community development, each of which plays a part in building sustainable and resilient local economies.

Lanning is consistently recognized and has received numerous awards for her diverse work and extensive leadership. In 2014, Lanning was recognized as the Citizen Leader of the Year by the International Economic Development Council, a pivotal moment in recognizing the use of Localist policies as a force for economic development. Her work in promoting adaptive reuse in Phoenix’s urban core was recognized by the American Planning Association, who presented Lanning with the Distinguished Citizen Planner Award in 2013. Lanning has also been named one of the “50 Most Influential Women in Arizona” (Arizona Business Magazine, 2011), was the recipient of the Athena Award by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce in 2013, and was the 2014 Leader of the Year in Public Policy (Arizona Capitol Times).


IN COOPERATION WITH:

Gladwin County Economic Development Corporation Gladwin County Chamber of Commerce Middle Michigan Development Corporation Gladwin Business and Professional Association Beaverton Area Business Association Michigan Works! Region 7B Consortium


 

Fundamentals of Small Business Success

 
SBDC Offers Weekly Training!

Online Webinar
 

Topic: Weekly Training on the Fundamentals of Small Business Success

Did you know that the Michigan SBDC hosts weekly training on the Fundamentals of Small Business Success? Each week we’ll cover an important business topic, with time reserved for live Q&A with a Michigan SBDC business consultant. Have your questions ready - it’s like a virtual coffee meeting with a business expert!


 

More MI-SBDC Tranings Available!

 
Online Webinars
 
The MI-SBDC has more online webinars for you to check out! Head to our website to explore what webinars could benefit your small business.

 

The Economy is Ours to Own

 
Gladwin County EDC presents "The Economy is Ours to Own" on March 26, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

RSVP with Bob Balzer by March 20 via 989.426.8571 or email Bob Here.

EVENT DETAILS:

American consumers are driving the economy - and how we spend matters more than you might think!

Join Featured Speaker, Kimber Lanning, founder and nationally-recognized Director of Local First Arizona, and creator of the largest independent business coalition in the country, as she shares how our small buying habits make a big difference in the success of our community.

ABOUT KIMBER LANNING

Kimber Lanning is Founder and Executive Director of Local First Arizona, a statewide organization implementing innovative strategies for new models of economic development that create vibrant local economies. Lanning is an entrepreneur, business leader and community development specialist who works to cultivate strong self-reliant communities and inspire a higher quality of life for people across Arizona. Lanning’s passions, which are seen throughout her work, include fostering cultural diversity and inclusion, economic resilience and responsible growth for Arizona.

Lanning has grown Local First Arizona into a widely respected organization that is leading the nation in implementing systems and policies to ensure a level playing field for entrepreneurial endeavors of all sizes. With nearly 3,000 business members and four statewide offices, Lanning leads a team of 17 who work on a diverse array of programs ranging from healthy local food access, entrepreneurial development in under-served communities, and rural community development, each of which plays a part in building sustainable and resilient local economies.

Lanning is consistently recognized and has received numerous awards for her diverse work and extensive leadership. In 2014, Lanning was recognized as the Citizen Leader of the Year by the International Economic Development Council, a pivotal moment in recognizing the use of Localist policies as a force for economic development. Her work in promoting adaptive reuse in Phoenix’s urban core was recognized by the American Planning Association, who presented Lanning with the Distinguished Citizen Planner Award in 2013. Lanning has also been named one of the “50 Most Influential Women in Arizona” (Arizona Business Magazine, 2011), was the recipient of the Athena Award by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce in 2013, and was the 2014 Leader of the Year in Public Policy (Arizona Capitol Times).

IN COOPERATION WITH:

Gladwin County Economic Development Corporation Gladwin County Chamber of Commerce Middle Michigan Development Corporation Gladwin Business and Professional Association Beaverton Area Business Association
Michigan Works! Region 7B Consortium



 

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Strategies to Grow Your Business

 

Topic: Strategies to Grow Your Business


Are you looking to grow your existing business? The Michigan SBDC Business Growth team can help you strategize for future growth!

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