2018 Decision Day

Posted on May 31, 2018 in News

Area seniors celebrate annual Decision Day Decision Day is a day of celebration held throughout the month of May to mark the next step in the lives of graduating seniors. On that day Manistee County seniors announce their future plans continuing their education whether at a community college, a four-year college or university, a training […]

Launch Manistee Program Coordinator Participates in Local Education Forum

Posted on Apr 30, 2018 in News

Panel Members: (L-R) David Slivka (Manistee Manufacturing Council), Mary Ann Behm (Launch Manistee), Scott Ward (West Shore Community College), Jason Kennedy (Ludington Area Schools), Douglas Rodriguez (Benzie County Chamber of Commerce), Matthew Olson (Benzie Central Schools) Public education is crucial to a thriving community, and it takes all hands on deck to keep that foundation […]

Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce for Business and Career Expo Recognition

Posted on Apr 30, 2018 in News

The Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce recognized the efforts of Launch Manistee, donating $500 to their services on April 23.  The Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce recently recognized the efforts of Launch Manistee in their assistance with its Business and Career Expo, granting a donation to the group. The Expo took place on March 15 […]

Early Childhood Champions Honored!

Posted on Apr 15, 2018 in News

On Friday, April 13th, area leaders and community members were invited to the Bungalow Inn to honor and celebrate Early Childhood in Manistee County. Over 45 attendees were present to recognize the hard work of starting our children off on the right path in their educational lives.   The luncheon, hosted by Great Start Collaborative […]

Launch Manistee Wrapping up 2017 – 18 Programs for Area High School Students

Posted on Apr 2, 2018 in News

Spring break is usually the time when the realization hits most high school seniors that their K-12 school years are rapidly coming to a close. Launch Manistee will once again be holding Decision Day activities at various high schools. Decision Day is when seniors announce their plans for the next year whether it will be […]

AmeriCorps VISTA Program Has Served Manistee County Well!

Posted on Mar 28, 2018 in News

Laura Heintzelman, Director of Manistee County Community Foundation & Mary Ann Behm, Program Coordinator for Launch Manistee recently penned an op-ed to thank the wonderful Members of AmeriCorps that have been worked with our staff since Launch Manistee’s early days. AmeriCorps week is March 11-17, 2018; it is a national effort to recognize and thank […]

Manistee County Businesses Enthusiastic About Meeting Area Students at Business & Career Expo 2018

Posted on Mar 28, 2018 in News

A microcosm of the Manistee community — from its business landscape to its future workforce — was under one roof on Thursday for the 10th annual Business and Career Expo at the Little River Casino Resort. For the third straight year, the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce — host of the expo — partnered with […]

Launch Manistee Will Partner with Chamber for 3rd Annual Business and Career Expo March 15, 2018

Posted on Mar 11, 2018 in News

The Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce and Launch Manistee will present the annual Business and Career Expo on March 15 at the Little River Casino Resort. (News Advocate file photo) On any given day, Manistee County is bustling with the businesses, organizations and consumers that make up the area’s community. On March 15, each of these […]

Thank You Consumers Energy Foundation! Grant Awarded to Launch Manistee

Posted on Mar 11, 2018 in News

    The Consumers Energy Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Manistee County Community Foundation in support of Launch Manistee, an initiative with bold goals working to support the success of children, students and economic prosperity in Manistee County. Consumers Energy Foundation made a $20,000 donation to Launch Manistee on Friday to support […]

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