Category Archive: News

September 2012 Meeting Recap – Northwest Michigan Biodiesel

Our featured entrepreneur at our September potluck meetings was Bill Koucky. Bill introduced us to his upstart firm, Northwest Michigan Biodiesel, a business operating in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. The company is producing… Continue reading

October 2012 Meeting Recap – MiFarmMarket.com

The featured entrepreneur at our October potluck meeting was Scotty Bruce of MiFarmMarket.com. Scotty and his family have run a business that supports smaller scale specialty food producers in the region with a… Continue reading

Next Meeting November 8

Next potluck meeting date is Thursday, November 8,  at Michigan Land Use Institute’s offices 148 E. Front St. on 3rd floor, above Talbot’s, Traverse City.              Park on… Continue reading

Author Michael Shuman visits T.C.

Author Michael Shuman, Local Dollars Local Sense will visit Traverse city this week. Public Keynote — Local Investment, Shifting Money from Wall Street to Main Street • Tuesday, October 2, 7PM • Hagerty… Continue reading

ALAP May Meeting Recap

May ALAP Meeting Recap May 10 was the date for another fine ALAP gathering @ MLUI. The potluck was top notch and the discussion engaging. We heard two brief updates from Paul Murray… Continue reading

April ALAP Meeting Recap – Selestial Soap

MLUI hosted another fine As Local As Possible (ALAP) Investment Group meeting on April 12!  We changed up the format a bit this month to discuss group business during both the first (in… Continue reading

March ALAP Recap

March ALAP Meeting Recap We are an informal group of Northern Michigan citizens seeking to have more local impact and connectedness with our money. We gather once a month for a potluck and… Continue reading

Cash Mobs

Evan Smith passed along this link to an article on Cash Mobs – an interesting development in the buy local movement. http://www.clevescene.com/gyrobase/original-mobster/Content?oid=2855327&showFullText=true

February 2012 ALAP Mtg Recap

February ALAP Meeting Recap We are an informal group of Northern Michigan citizens seeking to have more local impact and connectedness with our money.  We gather once a month for a potluck and… Continue reading

January ALAP Meeting Recap

We are an informal group of Northern Michigan citizens seeking to have more local impact and connectedness with our money. We gather once a month for a potluck and to meet local entrepreneurs… Continue reading