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U.P. Perspectives, hosted by Amy Clickner, offers insight to economic development in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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The Lake Superior Community Partnership and Dickinson Area EDA Announce Collaboration

U.P. Perspectives
July 25, 2017 11:00 AM

The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) and Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance (DAEDA) are pleased to announce the signing of a formal collaborative agreement between the two entities that will have the LSCP providing economic development services and support to the DAEDA staff and board of directors.

"Our board and community stakeholders have worked diligently over the last 15 months to develop a plan and garner the necessary resources to take economic development in our county to the next level," stated Russ Kassin, DAEDA Chairman. "We are fortunate to have been able to work with the team at the LSCP whose credentialed and experienced staff will play a significant role in our economic development activities."

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Lake Superior Community Partnership announces Szczepanski Promotion

U.P. Perspectives
June 7, 2017 11:00 AM

MARQUETTE - The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) is pleased to announce the promotion of Ashley Szczepanski to Marketing and Events Manager.

“Ashley has continued to grow personally and professionally throughout her tenure at the LSCP,” commented Amy Clickner, the CEO of the Lake Superior Community Partnership. “She truly deserves this promotion and I cannot be happier that she is on the LSCP team and leading our marketing strategy.”

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Lake Superior Community Partnership and Baraga County EDC Announce Collaboration

U.P. Perspectives
June 7, 2017 10:00 AM

MARQUETTE - The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) is pleased to announce a formal collaborative agreement with the Baraga County EDC to provide economic development services.

“It is an exciting time for Baraga County and we are pleased to be in a position to further develop our economic resources and partner with our neighboring community,” commented Mark Massicotte, Chairman of the Baraga County EDC board of directors. “The decision to collaborate with the LSCP made great sense. Their list of accomplishments mirrored many of our forward looking goals.”

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Lake Superior Leadership Academy Class of 2017 Graduates

U.P. Perspectives
May 17, 2017 7:00 PM

MARQUETTE - The Lake Superior Leadership Academy (LSLA) is pleased to announce the graduation of this year’s Academy class. The graduation ceremony took place on May 11 at the Landmark Inn. LSLA is a project of the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP), is a community leadership and professional development program geared toward educating emerging and potential leaders about the inner workings of Marquette County, while developing business networks and leadership skills.

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DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

U.P. Perspectives
February 21, 2017 9:00 AM

MARQUETTE, MI —The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Service Awards, sponsored by the Marquette County Ambassadors. Northern Michigan University was selected in the business category and Brett French as the individual award recipient. The awards will be presented in front of community members attending the LSCP’s Annual Dinner held in Northern Michigan University’s Great Lakes Room on March 9.

 


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PLUS ONE RECOGNIZES NEW JOBS IN MARQUETTE COUNTY

U.P. Perspectives
February 9, 2017 9:00 AM

MARQUETTE, MI —  Fifty-five Marquette County businesses have collectively created 223 new jobs in 2016 and were recognized for their participation in the Plus One Program on Wednesday, February 8th during the Lake Superior Community Partnership’s Annual Meeting.

Michigan Works! and the Lake Superior Community Partnership’s Plus One program is a program designed around the premise that an employer adding just one employee contributes to the economic development in Marquette County.  Since the inception of the program nine years ago, Marquette County businesses have created 2,970 jobs.

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Match UP talent portal ready to accept resumes for open positions Connect with Match UP Applicant Event scheduled for January 23

U.P. Perspectives
January 14, 2017 9:00 AM

MARQUETTE, MI — In collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) and UPWARD Talent Council are offering Cliffs Natural Resource’s Empire Mine displaced workers a job portal to assist with securing new employment opportunities.

On January 23, the UPWARD Talent Council will host an event at Ronn Hall (1206 Baldwin Ave, Negaunee) from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to assist applicants with using the system. Computers and staff will be available to provide access to the site and assistance with resumes.

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Amy Clickner appointed President of the Michigan Economic Developers Association and reappointed to the International Economic Development Council board of directors

U.P. Perspectives
December 14, 2016 3:00 PM

MARQUETTE, MI —  Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA) recently appointed Amy Clickner, Chief Executive Officer, Lake Superior Community Partnership, to President of their Board of Directors. She has also been reappointed to the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) board of directors.

Clickner has worked for the LSCP since the organization's inception in 1998, was the first full time employee and first CEO. She is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) through IEDC and a Certified Fundraising Manager (CFM) through the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. 

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Marquette County featured in Business in Focus magazine

U.P. Perspectives
November 18, 2016 11:00 AM

MARQUETTE, MI — Marquette County and the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) have been featured in Business in Focus magazine’s November issue.

The issue discusses the work done recently to expand air service in Marquette County, the nearly $1 billion in investment we are currently experiencing and why our community is a great place to do business.

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Deb Muchmore announced as keynote for Business to Business Expo and Workshop Prices increase on October 1

U.P. Perspectives
September 21, 2016 3:00 PM

MARQUETTE, MI —  The LSCP has announced Deb Muchmore, Partner, Kandler Reed Khoury & Muchmore, a governmental consulting firm in Lansing, as the keynote speaker for October 27th’s Business to Business Expo and Workshop.

For nearly 30 years, Muchmore has helped business people navigate public, crisis and complicated regulatory challenges to achieve crucial business objectives. She will discuss her reputation management approach as well as the importance of listening and communicating during a crisis, making sure corporate actions align with words, handling tough media interviews and public appearances, and the importance of clear guiding principles for organizations of every size.

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