LUDINGTON, Mich. – Feb. 21, 2018 – Last year was a banner tourism season for Ludington and Mason County, with the highest-ever hotel room rental income, increased event attendance, and more visitors to attractions like Ludington State Park and Sandcastles Children’s Museum. And the new Port of Ludington Maritime Museum attracted 10,000 visitors since opening in June 2017.

MANISTEE, MIIndividuals in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of accessing capital, or simply considering self-employment will have the opportunity to attend a Starting a Business workshop Thursday, May 11 in Manistee. The workshop is being offered by the Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in partnership with Baker College of Cadillac and is co-hosted by the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce. The workshop is being held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the West Shore Medical Education Center, Classroom 2, 1465 East Parkdale (US 31).