Next UP hosts upcoming events

ESCANABA — The Bay Area Economic Club has adopted the new name of Next UP and is inviting you to our upcoming events. The new identity reflects our groups emphasis on providing our region with new and thought-provoking professional development opportunities and a defined goal to partner with local employers on talent attraction and retention.

Delta County’s Econ Club has had a long history of promoting interest and educating its members on important issues of regional and national importance. We want to continue that tradition and are very excited give the programming a fresh spin that appeals directly to the forward-thinking professionals of Delta County.”

Next UP is kicking off our new list of events with a free Networking Social event from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Bonifas Arts Center. The event offers interested individuals with an opportunity to drop in, learn about the group and join the conversation by offering up what they want to see from future events.

The social event is open at no charge and includes appetizers, beer and wine and live music by local band, ‘Sit Down Francis’. All are welcome, and no RSVP is required.

We’ll also be introducing details for the first seminar titled ‘Generational Differences in the Workplace’. This event is set to be held on Thursday, June 13, at Bay College’s JHUC convention hall. The session runs from 1 to 4 p.m. and offers attendees an informative and interactive approach on understanding both differences and similarities between the four specific generations active in today’s workforce. We’ll explore stereotypes, do some myth busting and promote conversation. Registration is required and can be completed at universe.com/generations or by calling (906) 786-2192.

Next UP is open to all ages and backgrounds with annual membership for 2019 being offered at the promotional rate of $1 — although membership is not required to attend the group’s public events.

To learn more, contact TJ Thomas by email at tj@deltaeda.org

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TJ Thomas is executive director of the Delta County Economic Development Alliance.