Wake Up Old Town brings together local businesses

By Juliana Moxley
Old Town Lansing Times staff reporter

Old Town Lansing — If you’re an early riser, Wake Up Old Town is the perfect opportunity to network and discover new ways to effectively run a business in today’s economy. Wake up and network

Wake Up Old Town is held at 9 a.m. on the first Friday of every month at an Old Town business and is open to anyone. The location of Wake Up Old Town rotates every month to a new store; this month’s venue was Great Lakes Artworks, located on E. Grand River Avenue. Great Lakes Artworks board member Richard Lott said Wake Up Old Town is a networking opportunity for people with businesses in Old Town and for those who might have an interest in the Old Town Commercial Association but aren’t currently part of it. “It’s a chance to meet other owners and you find out how they’re doing and how they’re doing it — then you can apply that to your own business,” Lott said.

New network links in-state businesses

By EDITH ZHOU
Capital News Service
LANSING –A new business-to-business networking program called Pure Michigan Business Connect is linking in-state companies to help them grow. Participants can find resources to expand their supply chain, find business opportunities, access a business-to-business database and receive help such as legal, accounting and other services at little to no cost, according to the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC). The pilot program works to attract procurement leads from both in and outside of Michigan and uses partner organizations to match these needs with potential Michigan suppliers. Chuck Hadden, president of the Michigan Manufacturers Association, said the association is providing its members’ information for the program’s database.