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Serving Bay, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland, & Saginaw Counties

Collaboration Pays Off!

Bill’s Custom Fab, Inc. of Mt. Pleasant submitted an STTF grant application last fall but was denied due to the competitive nature of the grant process. Undeterred, the company continued to work with Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! and submitted another form of grant application to secure funding for much-needed training – an Industry Led Collaborative (ILC) – teaming up with Ithaca-based Burford … [Read more...]

Alma Service Center Renovations Underway

The Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! service center in Alma is undergoing renovations to better serve both employers and job seekers. A public open house is scheduled for Tuesday, June 5. Details will follow soon. Remember, we encourage area employers to use our facilities in all five counties for single company job fairs, application drop offs, interviewing, and pre-employment testing. The … [Read more...]

MTW Looks to Expand Location in 2018

MTW Industries is growing! The full-service steel fabrication shop currently has about 7,000 square feet of space on West Picard in Mt. Pleasant. Company officials are looking to find new space measuring 20,000-30,000 square feet somewhere in the area within the year. Hiring additional staff to keep up with the steady growth has the company working closely with Great Lakes Bay Michigan … [Read more...]

GLBMW Sponsors Chamber Awards

The Business Community Service Awards were established by the Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce to honor local businesses that have demonstrated significant support of Chamber initiatives and involvement in the community. Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! proudly sponsored this year’s awards, presented at the Chamber annual meeting earlier this … [Read more...]

Ed Oberski and Christopher Rishko

Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! Announces Ed Oberski’s Retirement and Welcomes New CEO Christopher Rishko

(Midland) - After 14 years as Chief Executive Officer of Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!, Ed Oberski will retire July 1, 2018. His replacement, Christopher Rishko, is scheduled to start shortly after April 1 and transition into the role of CEO after Oberski departs. Under Oberski’s leadership, Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! evolved into a high impact, employer-focused talent development … [Read more...]