Chamber of Commerce to host employer resource forum

BIG RAPIDS — Finding the right person with the right skill set is becoming increasingly more difficult for local employers in today’s economy.

As part of its continuing mission to help the economic growth of Mecosta County, the Mecosta County Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Mecosta County Development Corporation, will host the Employer Resource Forum from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, March 14, at the Michigan Works! West Central Office, 14330 Northland Drive, Big Rapids.

Jennifer Heinzman

This morning panel discussion and networking event will feature representatives from several regional agencies, sharing the resources they offer to help local employers, who may be struggling to find employees, grow, develop and retain their workforce.

“The goal of this forum is to connect our local business community with the tools they need to find employees and increase their talent base,” said Jennifer Heinzman, executive director, Mecosta County Area Chamber of Commerce. “Our hope is for local employers to leave with a better understanding of the resources at their disposal to enhance their workforce.”

Organizations currently scheduled to participate are Michigan Works! West Central, Small Business Development Center of West Michigan, Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, Ferris State University, Meceola Tech, Hello West Michigan, Mecosta County Development Corporation, Community Mental Health of Central Michigan and the Employer Resource Network.

Tickets are $10 and include breakfast. Proceeds from this event will go to the chamber’s educational programming initiative. Tickets are available by calling the chamber at (231) 796-7649 or by visiting For more information, email


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The Mecosta County Area Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary network dedicated to promoting the quality of life through economic, educational and cultural development of Mecosta County. Visit them online at

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