Become a Partner

Become a Partner of the LSCP today. The below links will give you information on the different levels of partnership available. Please email Betsy Morais, Dir. of Marketing and Communications, for information on becoming a partner.

Value Package Booklet

Start Up Partner

Join Online Today!

Benefits of being a Partner?

Business Retention Efforts

The Economic Development team at the LSCP can review company business plans and activity to assist in retention/expansion activities.

 

Entrepreneurial Assistance

The LSCP works with the Marquette County EDC, the Michigan Small Business Development Center, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan Works! and Northern Initiatives to assist start-up and expanding businesses. SizeUp and EMSI are tools available to partner businesses.

 

Business Advocacy

Serving as an advocate for business Partners, the LSCP assists businesses seeking resolution of governmental regulation, governmental incentives and business to business cooperation.  LSCP keeps up to date on local, state and national issues affecting business and shares information as appropriate.

 

Prospect Management / Referrals

As a primary first contact for business prospects, the LSCP directs prospective businesses to our Partners for business guidance and services.

 

Site Selection

The LSCP directs businesses to locations most suitable for their establishment and expansion needs. Check out ZoomProspector for site location assistance.

 

Financing

Financing is available through the Marquette County EDC, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), local financial institutions and other conventional sources.  The LSCP Economic Development Team is knowledgeable about local, state and federal incentive programs available.

 

Workforce Development

Workforce Development efforts are through the Lake Superior Partners in Education and Lake Superior Community Partnership Foundation. Collaborate with K-12 and Universities on programs that prepare students for future careers. An online job posting service is available to all LSCP Partners. Our “working here” page has even more information.

 

Marketing

Lobby

Partners are able to leave business cards, posters and brochures in the LSCP lobby.

 

Website

All Partners are listed on the LSCP website and have the option to link their website to the LSCP searchable database.

 

All partners are eligible to host a Business After Hours event should they choose. There is a $350 cost to cover the LSCP’s administrative work promoting and working at these events. By attending the event, guests and hosts are provided with an optimum opportunity to network and make valuable business connections.

 

Promote your business strategically with an ad in the Marquette County Vision magazine, the official Partnership-sponsored, newsstand-quality publication that targets the audience you most want to reach. The LSCP and other key businesses will distribute 7,000 copies of Marquette County Vision throughout the year to prospective residents, new businesses, site consultants, developers and visitors. Your ad will be seen by potential customers before they have a chance to find your competitors.

 

Marquette County Map

The LSCP sponsors the only full color map for the entire County! Advertising opportunities are available for you to showcase your business in 15,000 copies that are distributed locally and nationally.

 

Key to the County

This program provides incentives for LSCP Partner businesses and employees to do business within the community and with other Partners. It’s a win-win situation! Click here for a list of participating members.

 

Partners can take advantage of our email broadcast service. Email broadcasts are sent to nearly 2,500.

 

Press Releases/News Articles

The LSCP will assist Partner businesses and events write and distribute press releases to local media including TV6/FOXUP, WJMN, ABC10, The Mining Journal, Upper Peninsula Business Today, Marquette Monthly and many more news outlets across the U.P.

 

Celebrating a grand opening, remodel, new location, anniversary or breaking ground for a new project? The LSCP can coordinate a ribbon cutting, first dollar ceremony or ground breaking for your occasion and issue press releases after the event.

 

Business to Business

LSCP partners have access to a  marketplace for businesses that features thousands of buyers and Michigan suppliers, first promoting those in Marquette County. The program matches your business expertise and puts you in front of customers the moment they have a need with our exclusive matchmaking technology.

 

Lunch & Learn

The LSCP team will assist your business in hosting your own Lunch and Learn. We will handle the marketing and registration of the event.

 

Surveying

Do you have some research you’d like done? Our staff will assist you in creating a survey, distributing it and collecting the results.

 

As a partner of the Lake Superior Community Partnership, your business is eligible for many promotions from Office Depot. You can receive savings from ten to fifty percent off select items.

 

Conference Room

The LSCP’s conference room is available free of charge to qualifying Partners needing a meeting space for 10 people. Coffee and A/V services are available as well.

 

Free Notary Public Use

The LSCP provides free notary public use to ALL Partners.

 

Access to Mailing Labels

Partners can take advantage of purchasing mailing labels. We can print our Partner listing on labels for a fee of $100.
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