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It’s Plaid and Pearls!

The Lake Superior Community Partnership’s Annual Dinner is this week! This event is our largest fundraiser of the year. We expect a few hundred people at this fun-filled event on March 12th in the Northern Center Ballrooms at Northern Michigan University….

Michigan Future Business Index Presented

Every year Chris Holman and the Michigan Business Network (MBN) make their way to Marquette County to share the results of their Michigan Future Business Index. The index is defined by MBN as “The semi-annual Michigan Future Business Index has been…

Projects That Matter

In economic development, we sell our region. We market all the wonderful attributes that make companies want to do business here. For example: Natural beauty Recreational opportunities Low risk of natural disaster Strong work ethic/talent Low crime rates World class university and…


LSCP Annual Dinner to Celebrate Development

The Lake Superior Community Partnership’s Annual Dinner is less than a month away! This event is our largest fundraiser of the year. We expect over 250 people at this fun-filled event on February 20th in the Great Lakes Room at NMU’s University Center. Each year we come together to…

LSCP Always Focused on Primary Mission

It’s hard to believe, but this month officially concludes our 20th anniversary celebration. And what a year it has been! Often times we are so busy, heads down with our work, that we forget to take a moment to reflect on where we have been and all of the…

Shop Small This Holiday Season

Happy Thanksgiving week! With the holiday season underway, here in Marquette County we truly have many reasons to be thankful. We are lucky to live in this wonderful community filled with amazing organizations, businesses and people. On behalf of the LSCP, we want to thank all of our partners…

Midterm Election: Why You Should Vote

de·​moc·​ra·​cy | \di-ˈmä-krə-sē  \ Definition of democracy  1a: government by the people especially: rule of the majority b: a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections With Election Day tomorrow, I thought it only fitting that my column reflect…

Tips to Help with Workplace Culture

You have heard me talk many times about the talent shortage or “tight” labor market we are currently facing. We talk with businesses every day about their struggles for talent, what they are doing to attract and retain employees and we provide any type of assistance we can. One thing…

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