Chamber-Lead Initiative with Consumers Energy Opens Door for $250 Million Opportunity for Local MI Businesses

Any local chamber of commerce understands how important it is to support their smaller member companies in new revenue opportunities. That's why the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce in northern Michigan is partnering with Consumers Energy for a "Meet the Buyer" summit early next month to promote connections between the large utility and smaller businesses.

Carlin Smith, president, Petoskey Regional Chamber

Carlin Smith, president, Petoskey Regional Chamber

"This event will enable local businesses to meet one-on-one with purchasing agentsfrom Consumers Energy, DTE Energy and Michigan State University and discuss their capabilities to fill their business needs," said Carlin Smith, president of the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce. "Fellow Northern Michigan Regional Chamber Alliance members, and the Northern Lakes and Otsego County economic alliances are also inviting their members so we are hoping for an excellent representation of Northern Michigan businesses.

Consumers Energy has announced that it will spend $250 million with small businesses in Michigan over the next two and half years.

Read the Petoskey News-Review story.