Featured Events

Artificial Intelligence: Technology, A New U.P. Economy

amPersand Coworking

May 16th, 2019 at 12 PM - 1 PM

Join us Thursday, May 16 where Guest speakers Keith Glendon, technology leader, business owner, and IBM Strategist, and Casey Phillips, AI researcher, Chatbot developer, digital content creator, and passionate technology advocate, discuss the impact of AI in every industry and the effects on the Upper Peninsula.

Learn how AI and related technologies are shaping the world and how they relate to our New U.P. Economy. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation begins at 12 p.m. Sandwiches and refreshments provided.

Women in entrepreneurship: a panel discussion

Barrel + Beam

May 15th, 2019 at 6 p.m.

Join us at Barrel + Beam on Wednesday, May 15 to hear from our panel of local female entrepreneurs as they discuss the challenges they face by being a woman in entrepreneurship and ways they have overcome these challenges.

The evening is moderated by Ruth Solinski of RTI Surgical and the featured panelists are Marina Dupler of Barrel + Beam, Shailah Bunce of Rock River Farm, Jen Ray of Donckers and The Delft Bistro and Madeline Goodman of Madgoodies Studio.

The event is free and open to the public. A guided beer tasting by the experts at Barrel + Beam and food is included! RSVP recommended here.


LAndmark inn, sky room

July 5th, 2019 at 3 PM - 6 PM

Return North is a professional careers reception aiming to match Upper Peninsula employers searching for talent with candidates looking to take their careers back to the place they love. This year’s July event features a range of companies from the Marquette and Houghton areas. Come home for the Independence Day celebrations and enjoy a casual, local networking opportunity. Drinks and appetizers provided! Get more information at Return-North.com. RSVP to Find Your Way Home, space is limited.

Interested in representing your company? Employers can reserve a spot by contacting Chad Leisenring of Innovate Marquette SmartZone at chad.leisenring@imqt.org.

In The News

We are excited to continue to offer events to our community that encourage networking, entrepreneurial spirit, and education across an array of industries. We would like to thank TV6 and ABC10 for the recent articles about our monthly Business On Tap events and Tech Series. We look forward to serving our community each month.


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