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JUNE 18, 2015
Venture North Launches 0% Energy Loans


Venture North Funding & Development is teaming up with Traverse City Light & Power on a zero percent interest promotion for its Energy Efficiency Loan Fund to help business customers reduce their utility costs. Loans up to $50,000 are available. Click here to learn more.


Consumers Energy Powers Up Venture North

Venture North received a major boost from the Consumers Energy Foundation, which came through with a $30,000 grant to support its business financing efforts. David Mengebier, President of the Consumers Energy Foundation, made the presentation at Venture North's Annual Meeting this month. Learn more.

Nic Welty of Nine Bean Rows

Venture North's Food Funds Gain National Spotlight

Venture North's efforts to help expand the regional food economy in Northern Michigan is getting national acclaim. Local author Patty Cantrell focused on those efforts in a recent report for the Good Food Economy Digest produced by the Wallace Center at Winrock International based in Washington, D.C.  Check out her story entitled "Top Small Town" Invests in Local Food.


A Venture North Primer
What is Venture North and how is it helping grow business in Northern Michigan? Here's an informative video highlighting Venture North's background, programs and services.

Ed Walters of GT Machine

GT Machine Gears Up for Growth

The manufacturing sector is a key segment of Northern Michigan's economy. Venture North recently assisted Grand Traverse Machine in purchasing two new pieces of equipment to help it take on new work in the military and railroad fields, and hire new employees. Learn more.


Cherry Republic Expands with Venture North

Bob Sutherland wanted to expand his successful Cherry Republic retail location in downtown Traverse City, and turned to Venture North for help. Learn how Venture North's Development Fund helped Sutherland close the gap on a $1 million expansion and renovation of this landmark downtown retail anchor.


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Total Funded




as of June 2015


$3 million-plus