Category Archive: News

February 2014 ALAP Meeting Recap

The ALAP gang convened on Valentine’s Day Eve to chat group biz and hear a presentation from the crew at Birch Point Farm. Michelle Ferrarese and Brenin Wertz-Roth discussed their new collaboration and… Continue reading

January 2014 ALAP Meeting Recap

Our crew kicked off the New Year with a January 9 dream-storm/group business session (we decided to try meetings like this every other month or so to discuss more general local investing topics/business… Continue reading

November 2013 ALAP Meeting Recap

Thanks to all for joining our November 2013 ALAP potluck meeting.  Tonight featured a super mix of speakers with a variety of exciting projects.  We started with the tag-team of Shauna Treter and… Continue reading

September 2013 ALAP Meeting Recap

The ALAP investing crew re-convened after a few summer months off to recharge our batteries.  After some great food and social time, we rolled up our sleeves to discuss how we might approach… Continue reading

June 2013 ALAP Recap

The ALAP investing crew met for another superb potluck and to hear from two intriguing local businesses.  Up first was a follow-up visit from Ellen Fred and Melissa Whitman of Elf Cafe.  Ellen… Continue reading

May 2013 ALAP Meeting Recap

MLUI provided the venue for another fine ALAP potluck gathering.  After filling up on some delicious food, we jumped right into a full slate of presenters.  Leading off our two, 10-minute intro segments… Continue reading

April 2013 ALAP Meeting Recap

About a dozen brave souls battled a nice Northern Michigan slush-storm for another fine ALAP potluck meeting. After settling in, we first heard a quick five-minute intro from Ambrose Lessard of start-up solar… Continue reading

February 2013 Meeting Recap

The ALAP gang got together for another wonderful potluck meeting February 7 at MLUI.  After the delicious food, we first heard from MiFarmmarket’s Scotty Bruce.  Scotty gave us a quick update on the… Continue reading

ALAP December 2012 Meeting 6-9PM Thursday 12/13 @ MLUI

Dear As Local As Possible friends, Our December meeting is coming up this Thursday evening. As you’ll see in the agenda below, we will have two presenters—Bill Koucky of Northwestern Michigan Biodiesel has… Continue reading

November 2012 Meeting Recap – Sieting Hotel

Our featured presenter for the November potluck was Jeff Sieting of Kalkaska. Jeff presented his vision for his latest venture, the Kalkaska Sieting Hotel, a restoration project in the anchor block of Kalkaska.… Continue reading