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WKKF Impact Study
What an Impact! W.K. Kellogg Foundation looks at Northern Initiatives' work in Battle Creek The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) did an impact study on Northern…
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Brown Bag Lunches
Brown Bag Lunches in GR Providing a Full Scope of Learning to Organizations Statewide A series of lunchtime meetings will help the entrepreneurs in the…
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West Michigan Ally
Providing a Full Scope of Learning to Organizations Statewide   For three and a half years, Northern Initiatives has had a powerful ally in West…
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First Fast Trac Business Cohort
John Capers has a product people want. Over the last several years, the Tennessee-born owner of Pops Family Kitchen has used family recipes in perfecting…
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Partnering to Support Emerging Marquette County Entrepreneurs
Are You Starting or Growing a Small Business in Marquette County? The Lundin Foundation and Eagle Mine created a program that may benefit you. Marquette…
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2022 Strategic Plan
  Northern Initiatives envisions a thriving economy comprised of small place-based businesses. The organization believes that communities with higher proportions of local ownership are healthier…
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MMTC Merging with Traverse City Office
The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center-Upper Peninsula center, which has been affiliated with Northern Initiatives for more than 30 years, will merge with the Traverse City…
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Board Member Testifies to Congress
Tom Vear, Northern Initiatives Board member, small business owner (The Delft Bistro and Doncker's in Marquette) and a Northern Initiatives loan recipient, testified at the…
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Northern Initiatives Helps Snackwerks Grow and Hire
The sweet smells of cinnamon and apples wafting through a northside Battle Creek neighborhood where a former…
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