Annual Meeting – 

Thank you to all who attended the 2017 Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 16, 2018!


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Each year, the members of Operation Action U.P. and the business community from across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula gather to review the accomplishments of the past year and cast the vision for the next. Key business leaders will share their success stories and economic development progress will be reviewed.


The Operation Action Excellence Awards recognizes four outstanding businesses or major institutional employers that have contributed to the economic well being of the Upper Peninsula. These award winners will have the opportunity to “spotlight” their business at the annual meeting.



If you would like to nominate a business that has contributed to the economic well-being of the Upper Peninsula, please fill out the form here.


Did you miss the 2017 Annual Meeting?  Check out some of the videos from our most recent Annual Meeting below:


Keynote: Celebrating 1,000 loans – Northern Initiatives, Dennis West

See the full video of keynote presentation here.


2017 Excellence Award winners:

See recipient video and bios here.


UPEDA Non-Profit Award winner:

See UPEDA Non-Profit Award recipient video here.


Talking Techy – Breaking Down the Barriers.

Panel Discussion with:

• Lee Francisco, 906 Technologies: Founder/Business Development & 906 Engineering: Vice President
• Keith Dickson, Operation Manager – Internet, Getz’s
• Eric Smith, Director of Broadcast & AV Services, Northern Michigan University
• Tino Breithaupt, Senior Vice President, National and Global Business Development, Michigan Economic Development Corporation


See video of the panel discussion here.


Click here for the full Annual Meeting agenda


2016 Annual Meeting Recap and Videos – 1.25.18