Annual Meeting – February 15, 2018

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 up to five 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 in February.


This year’s Excellence Award winners:

UPEDA Non-Profit Award winner:

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Did you miss last year? Check out some of the videos from our last Annual Meeting below:


In 2017, Operation Action U.P. welcomed Michael Langley, from the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) Partnership as the keynote speaker. Michael addressed the trend of regionalizing economic development for more efficient use of resources. See video of Michael Langley’s keynote presentation here.


View the UPEDA Non-profit Award and UI Business Plan Competition and the Public Assistance: A Growing Trent by Dr. Tawni Ferrarini video here.


Attendees heard from SEMCO Energy Gas Company and Aquila Resources. View the video here.


The Operation Action U.P. Excellence Awards recognized four outstanding for-profit businesses that have contributed to the economic well-being of the Upper Peninsula. At the annual meeting, these award winners had the opportunity to “spotlight” their business and say thanks to the individuals or organizations who nominated them in this competitive award process.


Congratulations to the 2016 Award of Excellence Winners

906 Technologies

Advanced Blending Solutions

Neenah Paper, Inc. (NPI)

Northern Machining & Repair (NMR)


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