2018 Momentum Business Plan Competition – 2018 Momentum Competition Release 5.22.18

LUDINGTON, Mich. – May 22, 2018 – Need $50,000 to get your new business off the ground or to the next level – and want to do it in Mason County? That’s what the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce is banking on as it launches its fourth annual Momentum Business Plan Competition, offering $50,000 to one entrepreneur with a viable startup idea or business with less than $100,000 in sales annually. The winner will be selected at a public pitch night in front of judges and a live audience Sept. 21 at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts.

LACVB 2017 Tourism Impact- LACVB 2017 Tourism Econ Impact Release 2.21.18

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.

Starting a Business Workshop- Michigan SBDC- Starting A Business Workshop Manistee May Press Release  

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).