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Local businesses receive over $1M in training funds

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Ogemaw Eye Institute staff accepting their training funds. (Pictured left-right) Dr. Daryl Zelenak, Alyssa Miracle, Carolyn Greif, Dayna Gorman, Holly Jackson, Suzette Zelenak; Michigan Works! Region 7B Director of Business Services and Economic Development Ogemaw County Penny Payea; and Michigan Works! Region 7B Executive Director Mark L. Berdan.

OGEMAW COUNTY ­– Michigan Works! Region 7B successfully partnered with 11 businesses across their six-county service area recently to help them acquire a combined total of over $1 million in Going PRO Talent Fund dollars. These funds are aimed at training, developing, and retaining newly hired and current employees.

“We’re thrilled to see these training dollars awarded to local businesses to help them meet their training goals,” said Mark L. Berdan, Executive Director, Michigan Works! Region 7B. “We know that this sort of continuous improvement will positively impact not only these businesses and their employees, but the economic health of our region as well.”

Ogemaw Eye Institute was awarded $11,880 in training dollars from Michigan’s Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity in this first round of funding.

The West Branch company was pleased that their employees would have the opportunity to enhance their skills with these training dollars.

“At Ogemaw Eye Institute, our goal is to provide excellent and compassionate eye care, as well as professional career opportunities to our community,” said Administrator Suzette Zelenak. “We sincerely appreciate Michigan Works! Region 7B and the Going PRO Talent Fund for support of our mission and advanced training for our amazing staff.”
Other businesses receiving Going PRO Talent Fund grants in the Michigan Works! Region 7B service area include: Magline and Vantage Plastics, Arenac County; MTW Industries and Rite-Hite Products, Clare County; Oasis Salon and Spa, Riverwalk Place, and Saint-Gobain Life Sciences, Gladwin County; Kalitta Air and Tawas Tool, Iosco County; and Lear Corporation, Roscommon County.

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