November 2022
Upcoming Meetings
Executive Committee Meeting
Thursday, December 1
3:30 p.m. CT
Bay West Room 115
Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, December 15
8:00 a.m. CT
Bay West Room 115
Michigan Small Business Development Center Webinars
Record Keeping Tips & Tricks
Wednesday, November 30 | 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. CT

Navigating The New Google My Business on Google Maps
Wednesday, December 7 | 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. CT
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 posters to inform those visiting the Dickinson area. Interested parties are directed to visit, where current job openings are posted.

Employers – if you would like to highlight your open positions in this campaign, please reach out to Lois Ellis.
Board of Directors Application
The Alliance is now accepting applications from current Investors in good standing to serve on the Board of Directors. There are six seats available in January 2023. If you are interested in applying, you can access the application and additional information at the link below. Applications are due on December 2. 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 15 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 participant directory to view a list of options.
Attention Employers
If you are purchasing gifts for your employees or customers in bulk, 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.
Michigan Small Business Development Center Offering FREE Trainings
Through a partnership with the consulting team at the Michigan Small Business Development Center in the Upper Peninsula, The Alliance and the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce host workshops on topics of interest to business owners and those interested in starting a new business. Look for the following upcoming sessions to close out 2022. If you have suggestions for topics you would like to see covered in future webinars, please reach out to Lois Ellis.

You can also check out the On-Demand Library, where you will find many valuable presentations on timely business topics. You will be asked to create an account to attend workshops or view the library of resources.
Woodland Elementary Hosting STEM Night
Woodland Elementary in Kingsford will again host STEM Night on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, from 4:00 until 5:30 p.m. STEM Night is an opportunity for students in grades K-4 to explore STEM-related job fields and activities. Woodland has hosted this event for the past eight years. Over 200 learners attend, with an additional 200-250 adults. Students move about the school to complete a variety of tasks created by teachers and business volunteers. Some past activities have been paper making, marble runs, programming robots, learning about 3D printing & scanning, electricity experiments, metal casting and tons more.

Tuesday, January 31st, 2023
(Snow Date, February 7th)
4:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m.
Woodland Elementary, 2000 Pyle Drive, Kingsford

Check out last year’s event at the following links:
How Businesses Can Get Involved in STEM Night
Business and industry representatives are invited to participate by hosting a booth and/or activity and have a chance to interact with students and their families. Interested businesses should contact Justin Cowen, Director of Learning Technology, by email or phone at or 906-282-9302.
Bay College Requests Presidential Search Input
The Bay College Board of Trustees is inviting the community to provide input to identify the characteristics and qualifications needed for Bay’s next president. The Board of Trustees values the perspectives of community members, students, and employees and looks forward to a collaborative process. Listening sessions conducted by Presidential Search Consultant Dr. Preston Pulliams from Gold Hill Associates have been scheduled for the community, students, and employees from November 29 – December 1. 
Community Listening Sessions
Bay West Campus
Wednesday, November 30
 Room 232
12:00-1:00 p.m. CT
 5:00-6:00 p.m. CT
Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance
906-360-4653 | |