Northern Michigan – The once startup nonprofit, Sawmill Rural Business Center, is rounding out its third year in operation and making big plans for 2020.
The once far-fetched idea of a business incubator in rural Northern Michigan was brought to life in late 2016 by Greg Gaylor, III, Erine Adams and Diane Love-Suvada. Recognizing the need for business resources for small businesses and would-be entrepreneurs that would spur opportunities for revitalization and growth in rural northern communities, sparked the flame.
Through one-on-one business consultations, business-focused programs, prize awarding pitch competitions and strategic partnerships with local economic development organizations, the Sawmill has supported well over 50 small businesses since its inception.
Emily Barber, the Sawmill’s new director, brings not only experience as a business owner and native northerner, the passion needed to continue to the mission of the Sawmill in supporting and educating entrepreneurs and small businesses.
The Sawmill looks forward to the next phase of supporting businesses and communities in 2020 and beyond.
Emily can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 989-275-5743 ext. 15.
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