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The Lake Superior Community Partnership Celebrating Its 20th Anniversary This Year

U.P. Perspectives
March 15, 2018 1:00 PM

As many in the Upper Peninsula know, the LSCP (Lake Superior Community Partnership), in Marquette County is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. But this economic development group is a great example of good things on the move in Michigan. Below is the speech their Chief Executive Officer, Amy Clickner gave at their annual dinner, trying to put the last 20 years into words.

“How can you sum up 20 years? How do you convey exactly how you feel about the organization you basically grew up in? The one you have so much pride in that the advice “don’t take it personally” or “it’s just a job” is really tough to swallow and makes you work harder?

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2018 U.P. MICHIGAN ECONOMIC FORECAST

U.P. Perspectives
January 15, 2018 9:00 AM

Since 2012 Michigan Business Network wraps up each year with an Economic Forecast Series. 2017 was no different. These stops cover a wide geography of Michigan from the Detroit region and Grand Rapids, to Lansing, the Bay Region, Traverse City and we don't forget about the Upper Peninsula.

The stops conducted usually in November and December promote participation in the twice a year Michigan Future Business Index, and later ones get to share the results of the newest survey. This is underwritten by Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, conducted by ROI Insight, and presented by Michigan Business Network. The video above is the encapsuled experience of that morning's event.

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Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance Hires Director of Economic Development

U.P. Perspectives
November 30, 2017 1:00 PM

Dickinson County - The Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance (DAEDA) recently hired Lois Ellis as the Director of Economic Development.

Ellis has an extensive background in Economic Development in the Upper Peninsula. Her experience in economic development started in 2002, when she was hired at the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP). After 11 years at the LSCP, Lois worked as a Business Development Manager for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). Most recently, she was the President of Lasco, Inc.

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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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