The Village of Calumet, Michigan, located in the northern Upper Peninsula of the State, is seeking a Village Administrator. This position, which reports to the Village Council, has primary responsibility for all administrative and reporting matters pertaining to the Village as well as the maintenance of its financial records.
Qualifications sought include a degree in business management, accounting, public administration or equivalent experience. Prior experience in a financial or administrative role is desired.
A job summary can be viewed HERE or by contacting the Village Office at (906) 337-1713 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit letters of interest and resumes to the Village Office at 340 Sixth Street, Calumet, MI 49913 or at email@example.com. Letters of interest and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.
Calumet, Michigan - A group of local municipalities and non-profit organizations has received a grant from the National Park Service, Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program. The grant will provide technical assistance for planning a cohesive trail corridor around and through Calumet Township, the Village of Calumet, and the Village of Laurium. Initial project partners include Main Street Calumet, Inc., the Village of Calumet, Calumet Township, the Village of Laurium, the Keweenaw Convention and Visitors Bureau (KCVB), the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) and the Keweenaw National Historical Park (KNHP), though area stakeholders, including the public, are expected to participate as the process evolves.
“Recreation is a powerful driver in the tourism economy and an important factor when people choose where they want to live. Our project partners realize Calumet has great assets in our extensive network of trails and historical features, and we want to make sure we’re taking full advantage of these resources for our current residents to enjoy, as well as to attract visitors and new residents to our community”, said Main Street Calumet Executive Director, Leah Polzien.
This grant will bring the expertise of a RTCA team that will help identify a logical and attractive way to link current trail systems together, suggest cohesive signage that will direct people to the trail as well as to downtowns and suggest some physical changes that may be necessary for improved access. For example, certain areas of trail could benefit from physical alterations to the trail to make them wider to allow for a row of trees or other barrier to separate motorized from non-motorized traffic.
While this grant is only for technical support to develop a plan for a local trail system, RTCA works hard to help communities secure funding to execute the projects. Planning work for this project is anticipated to begin within the next 60 days. This project will require input from community members and stakeholder groups and it should be a great way for everyone involved to gain experience working together and to improve our communities ability to take on additional projects in the future. Integrating Calumet area trails with other regional trail systems might be a possible next step.
The project team hopes that the initiative will also increase patronage of downtown businesses by trail users and improve access to the area’s historical features and recreational assets for area youth. Convenient access to local recreational assets will make the Calumet area a more desirable place to live and visit generating positive economic growth for the community over the next several decades.
Questions about this project can be directed to Leah Polzien, Executive Director of Main Street Calumet via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (906)337-6246. Main Street Calumet is a 501c3 nonprofit organization focused on historical preservation and economic revitalization in Calumet. More information about the organization can be found at www.mainstreetcalumet.com.
Marquette, Mich – (Nov. 2, 2018) – Invent@NMU, the idea incubator™ located at Northern Michigan University that helps take product and business ideas from “napkin to market”, continues its partnerships with local communities through the launch of its second remote kiosk in Calumet, Mich. The Village of Calumet Downtown Development Authority (DDA), 330 Fifth, LLC and REL, Inc. partnered with Invent@NMU to expand business start-up resources in Calumet through a kiosk, which will be located at Keweenaw Coffee Works. The Calumet kiosk creates the opportunity for inventors and entrepreneurs to learn about the services offered, submit an idea for a product, business or invention and receive a QuickExplore™ review and response from the Invent@NMU team within three business days.
To celebrate the launch, there will be a Business Brews event on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from noon-2 p.m. at Keweenaw Coffee Works. A presentation by the Invent@NMU team begins at 12:30 p.m. sharing more information about the kiosk and its benefits to the Calumet community and at 1 p.m., followed by business tips from local entrepreneur, Robert E. Loukus, Co-Founder of REL, Inc. while guests sip on a special blend of coffee by Keweenaw Coffee Works. Attendees can drop their business card upon arrival to receive a free coffee drink ticket during the event and sandwiches and light bites are provided.
“We are thrilled to hear product, business and invention ideas from the community of Calumet,” says Ray Johnson, Executive Director of Invent@NMU. “This partnership continues our mission to expand the entrepreneurial support eco-system in the Upper Peninsula by providing the opportunity for community members to submit ideas remotely and make the first step in bringing a napkin idea to market easier and less intimidating.”
The Calumet kiosk is the second remote kiosk to be stationed throughout the Upper Peninsula, with the first located in Gogebic County. If interested in learning more about placing a kiosk in your community, please call 906-227-6261. For more information, visit https://invent.nmu.edu/.
Invent@NMU is the idea incubator™ powered by students, and led by professionals. From products to small businesses, the staff offers a variety of innovative and entrepreneurial support to campus and community members. The innovative five-step process gives individualized attention to every detail.
Calumet, Michigan - On July 5th, 2018, Main Street Calumet (MSC) and the Village of Calumet Downtown Development Authority (DDA) were awarded a $5000 marketing grant by the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR). This funding, made available through WUPPDR Community Marketing Mini-Grant Program, offers an exciting opportunity for the Village of Calumet to promote residential and commercial development throughout the coming year and beyond.
With Calumet’s low cost of entry to the housing market and abundant recreational assets, as well as its wealth of history and pristine natural environment, Main Street Calumet and the DDA have identified a unique appeal attractive to all, but focused towards two distinct groups. The first group includes young professionals and families with an enthusiasm for the outdoors, mobile or entrepreneurial careers, and a deep desire to contribute their talents and passions in building a close-knit community. The second group includes adventurous retirees that wish to build a post-career lifestyle around community, outdoor activities, and a close connection to nature.
Beginning this fall, the two organizations will work in cooperation to create a multimedia marketing campaign designed to spark interest among these two groups by showcasing the rewards of living and working in Calumet. A correlated campaign will also reach out to area alumni with an appeal to help support specific development efforts throughout the coming year. Elements of the campaign will be released over the course of the next 12 months.
Village of Calumet DDA chairperson Leah Polzien expressed great enthusiasm for this seminal campaign development. “Marketing can be a hugely expensive proposition, and having Main Street Calumet and DDA partner on the WUPPDR grant just makes sense. The way we’ve structured the grant calls for creation of a large pool of high-quality video and photo content that will be the property of both organizations, to use as they wish for this current project and beyond.”
Main Street Calumet is a 501c3 nonprofit organization focused on historical preservation and economic revitalization in Calumet. The Village of Calumet Downtown Development Authority serves as a catalyst in the development of the community’s downtown district. More information about these organizations and their activities can be found at www.mainstreetcalumet.com and www.villageofcalumet.com respectively.