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The Otsego County United Way has kicked-off their 2011-2012 fundraising campaign, and the non-profit organization launched their drive with agrand celebration on August 17th at the AlpineTavern & Eatery. The event was held in conjunction with the first Gaylord Area Chamber of CommerceBusiness After Hours event of the new season, andscores of United Way supporters stopped by to takepart in the festivities.This years campaign Chairman is Arnie Morse, alongtime Gaylord area resident who many will recall was previously the Executive Director for the OtsegoCounty Commission on Aging. Morse and OtsegoCounty United Way Executive Director, LorraineManary, spoke at the event, relaying their passionfor United Way’s ongoing mission of supporting amultitude of local agencies and programs serving the needs of those in the community.The 2011-2012 campaign is expected to continuethrough December. Those who would like to con-tribute, arrange for a United Way presentation intheir workplace, or find out more about how theOtsego United Way assists local agencies in helping to provide the life building blocks for education,income and health, and assistance for those in needduring these turbulent times, please contactLorraine Manary at (989) 732-8929 or visit www.otsegounitedway.org.The Northern Michigan Employer ForumCommittee invites you to its annual business work-shop: “Encouraging Entrepreneurship ~ Solutionsfor Success,” on Thursday, September 22nd, from11:30 AM – 4:30 PM at Treetops Resort in Gaylord.The $20 registration fee includes a catered lunch,refreshments and three informative sessions gearedtoward business owners, personnel/departmentmanagers and sales/marketing representatives,alike! We invite people who are thinking about start-ing a business as well as those who are currently inbusiness and want to retain and/or grow their cus-tomer base.Lunch begins at noon and is followed at 12:30 by a brief introduction of the services provided by theMichigan Small Business & Technology Development Center (MSBTDC). We will then moveon to the Northern Michigan Small BusinessSuccess Panel Discussion moderated by the MSBT-DC. The businesses spotlighted will be: ShortsBrewing Company of Bellaire, Mary’s of Boyne/Mary’s EJ Shoppe (of Boyne City and EastJordan), Springs Window Fashions of Grayling,Funky Fish and Friends of Gaylord and Biker Garageof Oscoda. The 2 o’clock session looks into TalentManagement with “Its 2015 – Do you Know Where Your Workforce Is?” The 3 o’clock session offersguidance on “Destination Marketing.” At 4 o’clock, we will close the event with door prizes.Businesses and organizations will benefit greatly from the information and networking offered by thislow-cost event! The deadline to register is Friday,September 16. For details on the speakers, agendaand more, log on to www.employerforum.org, con-tact your Michigan WORKS! Business Liaison, Kathy Bradley at 989-732-3886 x4222, firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Jody at 989-731-0287 / email@example.com.The workshop is a sponsored event, which helpsto keep the registration fee affordable. The EmployerForum committee acknowledges the RegionalEntrepreneurial Collaborative Grant, Michigan WORKS!, (both Northeast and Northwest), Workforce Development Agency Veterans Division,North Central Michigan College — Institute forBusiness & Industry Training, Northeast MichiganConsortium, Michigan Rehabilitation Services andthe Otsego County Economic Alliance.September 2011 will mark the fifth observance of Infant SafeSleep Month for Michigan. Governor Rick Snyder has declaredSeptember as Infant Safe Sleep Month to help stem the growing tide of deaths caused by babies being put to sleep in unsafeenvironments. We’d like to remind professionals and institu-tions caring for women, infants, children, and families of theimportant facts on Infant Safe Sleep:In 2009, 63 Michigan babies, or more than one child every week, died of accidental suffocation or strangulation in bed.Four out of 5 deaths due to suffocation occur in an adult bed, waterbed, couch, or recliner. For nearly 75 percent of deathsdue to suffocation, the baby was found sleeping withanother adult or child .Soft/heavy bedding wasfound to be a factor in 50% of the sleep related deaths andan additional 45 infant deaths were classified as SIDS in2009. You can help make a differ-ence! Urge your families tofollow the American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines:- Infants should be placedto sleep on their BACKS forevery sleep- Use a firm sleep surface,firm mattress covered only with a fitted sheet- Keep soft objects and loose bedding out of the crib (no pil-lows, quilts, comforters, stuffed toys, or other soft objects)- Do not smoke when you are pregnant, do not smoke or letothers smoke around baby - Do not share a bed with your baby. A safe crib in the par-ents room, next to the adult bed is recommended- Avoid overheating baby - Encourage “Tummy Time” when baby is awake- Make sure everyone caring for your baby knows theseguidelinesFor additional information, visit
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Otsego County United Way kicks-off2011-2012 fundraising campaign
Northern Michigan Employer Committeeoffers “Encouraging Entrepreneurship –Solutions for Success” workshop
September is Infant Safe SleepMnth in Michigan
The Otsego County United Way has kicked-off their 2011-2012 fundraising campaign, andthe non-profit organization launched their drive with a grand celebration on August 17th atthe Alpine Tavern & Eatery. Photo courtesy of the Otsego County United Way.
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