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Lunch & Learn

Lunch and Learns are held monthly with lunch and a speaker covering topics such business tools, learning modules, marketing and networking.

Lunch and Learns are held at the Finnish American Heritage Center | Hancock. Lunch is provided by Keweenaw Co-op. Please RSVP to to reserve your spot. FREE to members, NON-Members $10.

2024 Lunch and Learns:

January 18, 2024: Rozsa Center

February 6, 2024: National Coalition for Community Capital

March 20: Cybersecurity with Matt Thyer

April 18, 2024: Manpower


2023 Lunch and Learns:

February 22, 2023: UP Michigan Works!

April 20, 2023: Michigan Small Business Development Center

May 18, 2023: AI a New Powerful Technology | MTEC Smartzone

May 25, 2023: Connecting your BUSINESS with summer visitors | Visit Keweenaw

September 21, 2023: Social Media Workshop | 2nd Sandbar Productions

October 19, 2023: UP Michigan Works!

November 16, 2023: SBDC

2022 Lunch and Learns:

May: Better Business Bureau

June: Tourism Advertising in the Keweenaw

September: MTEC Smartzone by Amanda Jackson & Jason Mack

2021 Lunch and Learns: 

Series was CANCELLED due to COVID

2020 Lunch and Learns:

January: Leadership & Human Motivation with presenter Matt Throop of MDT Consulting

February: Endless Referrals with presenter Adam Taivalkoski of Exp Realty

March-December: Cancelled

Past 2019 Lunch and Learns:

January - Your Business in the Digital Marketing Age with presenter Mary Myers of TV6 & FoxUP

February - Wellness in the Workplace with presenter Patty Markham Peterson of Expanding Hearts

March - Why is Online Presence so Important for Small-Town Business Owners with presenter Jean Hardy with the University of Michigan School of Information

May - Story Tellers: Customer Service Culture That Fuels Growth with presenter Brian Donnelly, Vice President of Retail Banking at Superior National Bank & Trust

September - Website Workshop with presenter Mary Myers of TV6 & FoxUP

October -  Video As a Powerful Marketing Tool with presenters Amanda and Daena Makela of 2nd Sandbar Productions

November - The Brutal Honesty about Marketing! Presenters Karyn and Dave Olsson of the Marketing Department

Past 2018 Lunch and Learns:

January - Digital Marketing with presenters Mary Myers and Patrick Callahan of TV6 & FoxUP

February - Agile Project Management Process with presenter E.B. Mayer an accomplished business leader with over 15 Years of experience across fortune 500 companies

March - Trademarks with presenter Laura M. Konkel is a partner at a Madison law firm and an adjunct professor of Intellectual Property

April - Estate Planning for Business Owners with presenter Joel C. Tuoriniemi of MTU's School of Business & Economics

May - Initial Coin Offerings & Bitcoin Entrepreneurship with presenter Andre Laplume of MTU's School of Business & Economics

July - Online Safety with presenter Jake Putala, Consumer Education and OK2SAY School Safety Presenter with the Michigan Department of Attorney General

September - What You Really Sell with presenter Roger Woods, Senior Lecturer at MTU's School of Business & Economics

October - Maker Spaces & Their Benefits to Small Business with presenter Jason Mack, Vice President of Business Development at the MTEC SmartZone

November - Creating a Service-Driven Culture with presenter Lisa Liimatta Co-Founder of Rise Leadership Circle, LLC

December - Design Thinking in Business with presenters Dr. Steve Patchin, Director of Career Services, Michigan Tech University