Going PRO Talent Fund info sessions set

The Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium will host several employer information sessions on the state’s Going PRO Talent Fund, the agency said in a news release.

The sessions will provide information on how employers can access some of the $30 million in available grants for employers who need to train new or existing staff. Northeast Michigan employers received a total of $368,000 from the fund last year.

Sessions scheduled include:

∫ 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 12 at Alcona Michigan Works!, 202 2nd St., Lincoln

∫ 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 13 at Alpena Community College, CTR 106, 665 Johnson St.

∫ 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 22 at Onaway Michigan Works!, 20709 State St., Onaway

∫ 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 22 at Atlanta Michigan Works!, Elkland Center, 12519 State St., Atlanta

Email general@nemcworks.org to reserve a spot.



northern Mich. taxpayers

The Michigan Treasury is warning of “an aggressive scam” targeting northern Michigan taxpayers through the U.S. Postal Service.

Treasury said in a news release an Emmet County taxpayer recently received what appeared to be an official-looking letter about an overdue tax bill, asking the individual to immediately contact a toll-free number to resolve their outstanding state tax debt. The letter threatened to seize the taxpayer’s assets if the state tax debt wasn’t settled.

“Please don’t fall victim to this terrible scam,” state Treasurer Rachael Eubanks said. “Taxpayers have rights. If you have questions about an outstanding state tax debt, please contact us through a verified number so we can talk about options.”

Taxpayers who receive a letter from a scammer or have questions about their state debts should call Treasury’s Collections Service Center at 517-636-5265.

Tractor Supply gives to Alcona Humane Society

The Alpena Tractor Supply Co. has given a $200 adoption grant to the Alcona Huron Humane Society to help the animal shelter purchase supplies and support its programs.

“Through this Adoption Grant, we will provide Alcona Humane Society with resources to help maintain and grow their programs,” Karl Miltz, manager of the Alpena Tractor Supply store, said in a statement. “We’re passionate about animals at Tractor Supply, and we’re hopeful this partnership will encourage more local adoptions from Alcona Humane Society and put deserving pets in loving homes.”

For more information, call 989-358-8933 or visit the store at 310 Ripley Boulevard.


gives $500 scholarship to employee

Denise Chapman, a POD specialist at the Alpena North Branch of the Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union, has received the credit union’s $500 William S. Moors Scholarship.

Chapman is taking classes at Alpena Community College and Northwood University to pursue an accounting degree, AAACU said in a news release.

The scholarship is named in honor of Moors, a past president and board member at the credit union.