November 2021
Upcoming Meetings
Alliance Executive Committee Meeting
Thursday, December 2
3:30 p.m. CT
Bay West Room 232

Alliance Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, December 16
7:00 a.m. CT
Bay West Room 232
Talent Campaign - Work Where You Hunt

Our seasonal talent attraction campaign kicked off in November. The Work Where You Hunt campaign aims to attract those that visit the Dickinson County area during deer hunting season and inform them of the job opportunities available. The campaign uses social media messages and online ads targeted to those visiting the Dickinson area. Additionally, look for posters in grocery stores, convenience stores, gas stations, sports shops, restaurants, and bars. Interested parties are directed to visit where current job openings are posted. Employers – if you would like to highlight your open positions, please reach out to Lois Ellis.
Board of Directors Application
The Alliance is now accepting applications to serve on the Board of Directors. There are six seats available in January 2022 to interested Investors in good standing. If you are interested in applying, you can access the application and additional information at the link below. Applications are due on December 3. The Nominating Committee will review applications for consideration, and those selected will be recommended for 3-year terms. The slate of Board nominations will be presented for consideration at the December 16 Board of Directors meeting. Please contact Lois Ellis with any questions.
Support Loyal 2 Local This Holiday Season

Are you looking to purchase gifts or gift cards for family, friends, customers, or employees this holiday season? Please consider patronizing any of the Loyal 2 Local participants, where you will find an array of gift items or the perfect gift card to delight anyone on your list! Please visit the Loyal 2 Local gift card page here to view a list of options.

For a full list of Loyal 2 Local participants, click here.
Attention Employers

If you are purchasing gifts for your employees or customers, please consider buying local gift cards. We will assist you with a list of local options and take care of the leg work for you! Please contact Shana Thompson-Hegy at 906-221-2993 or Lois Ellis at 906-360-4653 for details.
Lake Antoine Park Partners Events
Lights at the Lake
Lake Antoine Park Partners is recruiting businesses and families to decorate a campsite at Lake Antoine for Lights at the Lake. The displays will be illuminated for viewing from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m., December 5-19.
The inaugural Kites Over Awesome Lake Antoine (KOALA) event on February 26 is seeking sponsors. Thank you to Bacco Construction for being the first sponsor!

Information about both events can be found here.
FREE Webinar - Tax Law and Tips for Small Business

Join us on Tuesday, December 14 at 7:30 a.m. CT for this FREE webinar on tax laws for small businesses and learn some tips to help make tax prep easier this year. Presented by Randy Malueg, CPA. Register to attend here.
McBroom Selected One of the "Michiganians of the Year"
The Detroit News has named Senator Ed McBroom one of the Michiganians of the Year–people who have stood out that year due to their unique accomplishments. Congratulations to Sen. McBroom, and thank you for your service to our region and state! Read more here.
Cybersecurity the Focus of Rural Insights Podcast

Check out this podcast episode featuring Evan Rice of CCI Systems and Doug Miller of the U.P. Cybersecurity Institute as they discuss the need for cybersecurity awareness and the talent to support this growing industry. Click here to access the podcast.
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