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2019-2020 Community Profile Brochure

MTBA Donates $250 to Marquette Alternative High School for School Supplies

Andrew Crunkleton (Principal of Marquette Alternative High School) Accepts a $250 Donation from Frank Stabile (MTBA Chairman)

Marquette, MI – March 22, 2021 – Frank Stabile (MTBA Chairman) presented a donation of $250 to Andrew Crunkleton (Principal of Marquette Alternative High School) to help with the cost of school supplies. We had the opportunity to get a tour of the school and its unique aspects such as, the maple syrup that is being made behind Frank, Andrew, and some of the Marquette Alternative School students! Not only did they tap their own trees to make maple syrup, they also created their own Pump Track, disc golf course, indoor garden, and more. We are happy to be able to give back to our Township community and we look forward to continuing to support our local Township, as this will be an annual donation. Thank you to Marquette Alternative High School for helping teach the children of our community and for the tour of your facility!

MTBA Donates $250 to North Star Academy for School Supplies

Andrea Ballard (Superintendent/Principal of North Star Academy) Accepts a $250 Donation from Mike Morgan (MTBA Co-Chairman)

Marquette, MI – March 11, 2021 – Mike Morgan (MTBA Co-Chairman) presented a donation of $250 to Andrea Ballard (Superintendent/Principal of North Star Academy) today to help with the cost of school supplies. We are happy to be able to give back to our Township community, especially during these difficult times. We look forward to continuing to support our local Township, as this will be an annual donation. Thank you to North Star Academy for helping teach the children of our community!

Honor Credit Union Named Michigan Credit Union League’s “Outstanding Credit Union of the Year”

March 3, 2020 – The Michigan Credit Union League announced Honor Credit Union as the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Credit Union of the Year Award. The Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL) and Michigan Credit Union Foundation (MCUF) awards recognize credit unions, professionals, and volunteers across the state for their superior service and dedication to the credit union movement.

“As everyone knows, 2020 was a tough year. Specifically, in Michigan, between COVID-19 hitting the state and the Midland flooding that happened over the summer, there were many challenges,” said MCUL President/CEO Dave Adams. “However, last year’s challenges make it all the more rewarding to take a moment and recognize some of the many professionals in our movement that stepped up to help their colleagues, members, and community in 2020.”

Among those recipients was Honor Credit Union taking home the top prize for Large-Asset-Size Outstanding Credit Union of the Year. “This award is such an accomplishment for our Honor Team. This past year, we have made it our mission to take care of our members as we take care of each other. To be recognized for our outstanding service is an honor, indeed,” stated Scott McFarland, Honor Credit Union CEO. “Although 2020 brought many obstacles, we thought outside the box and persevered to ensure we were offering the best possible service to our members. I could not be prouder of our Honor family and grateful to the MCUL for recognizing our efforts.”

MCUL and MCUF award winners will be formally honored at MCUL’s 2021 Annual Convention & Exposition in Traverse City this August.

Honor Credit Union is proud to serve more than 90,000 members across the state of Michigan. Providing solutions for financial success and giving back to the communities it serves remain the driving forces behind Honor Credit Union. For more information, call 800.442.2800, or visit www.honorcu.com.

Honor Credit Union Announces 2021 Contact-Free Community Shred Days

In partnership with Data Guardian and Country Mile Shredding Service, Honor Credit Union is happy to announce its 2021 Free Community Shred Day schedule that will span across 23-member center communities. To adhere to social distancing guidelines and ensure the safety of Team Honor, members, and the community, these events will be contact-free. Held at Honor Credit Union member center locations, Free Community Shred Days are the perfect opportunity to safely dispose of all sensitive documents you no longer need. These documents could include tax forms or any document that pertains to your personal information, such as your social security number or home address.

To remain contact-free during Honor’s Community Shred Days, please drive up alongside the member center or designated area, and a staff member will be ready to take your documents from your car straight to the shred truck on site. Please limit your shred to ten boxes or bags per business or household. These events will run during scheduled times, or until the shred trucks have met capacity, and are subject to change.

The 2021 Free Community Shred Day schedule is as follows:
• Friday, April 9th – Stevensville Member Center (9:00am-11:00am)
• Saturday, April 17th –Dowagiac Member Center (12:00pm-2:00pm)
• Saturday, May 8th – Battle Creek-Urbandale Member Center (12:00pm-2:00pm)
• Wednesday, May 19th – Berrien Springs-Operations Center (6:00pm-8:00pm)
• Saturday, June 12th – Marquette Member Center (12:00pm-2:00pm)
• Saturday, June 12th – Plainwell Member Center (12:00pm-2:00pm)
• Saturday, July 10th – Coloma Member Center (12:00pm-2:00pm)
• Saturday, July 17th – Kalamazoo Stadium Drive Member Center (12:00pm-2:00pm)
• Friday, August 20th – Paw Paw Brewing Company (12:00pm-2:00pm)
• Saturday, September 11th – Negaunee Member Center (12:00pm-2:00pm)

For more information on Honor’s 2021 Free Community Shred Day schedule, visit www.honorcu.com/community-shred-days/ or visit Honor Credit Union on Facebook. To locate a
member center near you, visit www.honorcu.com/locations/.

Honor Credit Union is proud to serve more than 90,000 members across the State of Michigan. Providing solutions for your financial success and giving back to the communities we serve remain the driving forces behind Honor Credit Union. For more information, call 800.442.2800, or visit www.honorcu.com.

Learn About Work-Life Balance, Wellness and Growth During Connect Marquette Winter Summit

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Marquette, MI – February 2, 2021 –

Marquette Township Business Association member mediaBrew Communications is helping to sponsor an upcoming professional development conference you might be interested in attending!

As host of 2021 Winter SummitConnect Marquette has geared this virtual conference towards professional development. The Summit’s theme of Wellness & Growth will feature speakers and panelists from a range of professions.

Starting at 9:00am and wrapping up just prior to 1:00pm on Friday, February 19th, Winter Summit will feature panels on personal wellness & the local outdoors industry as well as a keynote speaker, and a closing speaker.

Attendees will hear from keynote speaker Nancy Lyons, a Marquette native and Minneapolis-based entrepreneur and author. Lyons has been at the forefront of the work culture conversation for more than twenty years and speaks and writes about the crucial role work culture plays in delivering meaningful and effective results. Lyons and her company Clockwork are also the main sponsors of this event!

Interested in growing professionally and learning how to balance your work and personal wellness? Learn more and register to attend 2021 Winter Summit by visiting the Connect Marquette website at: https://connectmarquette.org/CMPDC.

MTBA Board Members Needed!

The Marquette Township Business Association is looking for a few new members to join the board. By joining the MTBA, you add to our strength and voice and help create a strong, prominent, and respected organization. By becoming a board member, you will have the ability to directly affect what our association does to help, support, and promote all members of the MTBA.

Board meetings are once a month, on the third Tuesday of every month, at noon. Board meetings are typically held at Hudson’s Classic Grill, but during COVID our meetings have been held via Zoom. We will continue to hold meetings via Zoom until it is safe to meet in person.

If you are interested in becoming a board member, please reach out to Frank Stabile at frank@superioroasis.com or Sarah Stabile at sarah@superioroasis.com.

MTBA Membership Drive has Ended

The Marquette Township Business Association 2021 membership drive has come to a close. Although our drive has ended, that does not mean we are not accepting new members. Anyone is welcome to become a member of the Marquette Township Business Association at anytime in the year, but we will not be actively reaching out to non members until October 2021, which is when our 2022 membership drive begins. We will reach out to any new businesses that do join the Township during the year, before our next membership drive. We will now be focusing on our current members and doing everything we can to help and better them and our Township community. Again, we are always accepting new member so please email Frank Stabile at frank@superioroasis.com or Sarah Stabile at sarah@superioroasis.com, if you would like more information or to become a member!

Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program to Provide $55 Million in Grants for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

January 14, 2021

The Michigan Strategic Fund today approved two grant programs – the Michigan Small Business Survival Grants and the Michigan Stages Survival Grants – totaling $58.5 million in relief to help meet the urgent needs of small businesses and live event venues impacted by the COVID-19 virus, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced.

Michigan Small Business Survival Grant: A single, statewide application for the program will be live at michiganbusiness.org/survival on 9:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, January 19 through 12:00 p.m. (noon) EST on Friday, January 22.

The Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program will provide $55 million in grants to meet the urgent need of Michigan small businesses that have experienced a significant financial hardship due to the recent COVID-19 emergency “gatherings and face mask orders.” Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to businesses that are fully closed, with grants of up to $15,000 awarded to businesses that have been partially closed, or otherwise are open and can demonstrate an impact.

Michigan Stages Survival Grant: Applications will be available at www.michiganbusiness.org/stages starting at 9:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, January 21- 12:00 p.m. (noon) EST on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

MSF also approved the $3.5 million Michigan Stages Survival Grant Program, which will provide up to $40,000 in one-time grants to eligible Michigan live music and entertainment venues that have experienced a significant financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Details follow …

Michigan Small Business Survival Grants to provide critical relief

The Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program is intended to meet the urgent need of Michigan businesses who have experienced a significant financial hardship due to the COVID-19 emergency “gatherings and face mask order” issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in December 2020.

The Michigan Small Business Survival Grants will be administered by 15 local or nonprofit economic development organizations (EDOs) covering all 83 counties across the state. A single, statewide application for the program will be live at michiganbusiness.org/survival on 9:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, January 19 through 12:00 p.m. (noon) EST on Friday, January 22. Grants will be reviewed and awarded by the EDOs based on eligibility requirements and local priorities and objectives, not on a first-come, first-served basis.

Businesses must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Had 1 to 100 employees (including full-time, part-time and owner/employees) on a world-wide basis on November 17, 2020.
  • Is in an industry that demonstrates it is affected by the DHHS epidemic orders.
  • Needs working capital to support payroll expenses, rent, mortgage payments, utility expenses, or other similar expenses.
  • Can demonstrate an income loss as a result of the Order as determined by the EDO in which an eligible business is located.
  • Is not a live music and entertainment venue that is eligible for the Michigan Stage Survival grant program.

Individual EDOs may have additional eligibility requirements, which businesses will be able to access from the michiganbusiness.org/survival landing page. EDOs will also have discretion on grant awards up to the maximum of $20,000 for businesses that are fully closed and $15,000 to businesses that have been partially closed, or otherwise are open and can demonstrate an impact.

Michigan Stages Survival Grant Program will offer assistance to Michigan’s eligible live music and entertainment venues

The Michigan Stages Survival Grant Program was also approved by the MSF today. The program will provide a total of $3.5 million in one-time grants of up to $40,000 to eligible entertainment venues throughout Michigan. These funds are to be used for working capital to support payroll expenses, rent, mortgage payments, utility expenses, or costs related to reopening a business.

The application will be available at www.michiganbusiness.org/stages starting at 9:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, January 21- 12:00 p.m. (noon) EST on Thursday, January 28, 2021. The Michigan Independent Venue and Promoter Association  (MIVPA) will be responsible for accepting, reviewing and approving applications by February 28, 2021. The MEDC distribute the grant funds based on the recommendation of the MIVPA.

Venues must meet eligibility requirements that include

  • Be located in the state of Michigan.
  • Produce and/or present live, disciplined-based performance experiences.
  • Demonstrate at least 33 percent of 2019 gross revenues are from the sale of tickets for live music or entertainment events OR receive at least 70 percent of its earned revenue through cover charges or tickets sales, production fees or production reimbursements, nonprofit educational initiatives, or the sale of event beverages, food or merchandise.
  • Demonstrate second quarter revenues from April 1- June 30, 2020 were not greater than 10% of second quarter revenue from April 1-June 30, 2019.
  • Employ less than 30 full time employees.

A full list of application and eligibility requirements is available at michiganbusiness.org/stages. Per statutory requirements, a monthly report will be provided to the legislature that includes a listing of grants awarded in the previous month and the name of the recipient of each grant provided under the program. A full list of grant awardees will be available on michiganbusiness.org/stages.

“We have seen the urgent need for these resources for small businesses across the state, and MEDC is proud to work with our local partners and industry leaders to ensure this funding gets into the hands of businesses efficiently, effectively and with the greatest impact possible,” said MEDC CEO Mark A. Burton. “We continue to stay focused on both immediate relief efforts, and also ensuring we have runway for economic recovery in the coming year through existing efforts around business retention and growth, supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem and creating vibrant communities throughout Michigan.”

New MDHHS Order Issued

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a new MDHHS epidemic order that allows for indoor group exercise and non-contact sports. The new order is effective Saturday, Jan. 16 and will last until Sunday, Jan. 31.

Guidance was also offered on the fate of indoor dining, with an expected reopening of February 1, with capacity limits and a curfew.

Here’s how you can show your support for the safe reopening of all small businesses.

Click here to read the full press release. 

Economic Development Corporation (EDC) COVID-19 Loan Program

The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Marquette County recently received $500,000 in EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance funds. The funds will help small businesses and entrepreneurs adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

These funds are available to businesses to help alleviate sudden and severe economic dislocation caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

• No commercial loan required

• Low interest rate

Funds for start-ups AND existing businesses to assist with:

• Working Capital (day-to-day operational costs)

• Fixed Asset Loans (equipment costs)

To learn more or set up an appointment, contact the Lake Superior Community Partnership office at (906) 226-6591 or email mary@marquette.org.