Save The Date – February 16, 2023

Operation Action U.P. Annual Meeting & SBAM/OAUP Business Success Summit


Annual Meeting
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.

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

View the agenda here.

SBAM/OAUP Business Success Summit
Join the OAUP Board of Directors and Small Business Association of Michigan at the second Business Success Summit immediately following the Annual Meeting! The Business Success Summit is a great opportunity for employers or employees to grow professional development skills, network, and build meaningful business relationships at no cost. Stay tuned for more details on the summit!

The U.P.’s Unique Opportunities in Outdoor Recreation
Cyber Attack – Protecting Your Business from Savvy Hackers
Leadership Strategies for Challenging Times

Networking Reception Hosted by Small Business Association of Michigan
The day will end with a Networking Reception hosted by the Small Business Association of Michigan. Food and drinks will be provided along with a brief presentation. More details to come!

Event Details

Date/Time: Thursday, February 16, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location: Northern Center Ballrooms at Northern Michigan University (1401 Presque Isle Ave in Marquette). Click here for a map.

Speakers and Panelists:

Sarah Lucas, Director of the Michigan Office of Rural Development

Brian Calley, President and CEO at SBAM

Adam Simonsen, Account Executive at Integris

Rick Popp, Author, Speaker, and Leadership Consultant

Vince Nystrom, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Fund Development at InvestUP

Glenn Stevens, Executive Director, MICHauto

Michael Sadler, Risk Advisor, VAST

Joe Thiel, CEO, Innovate Marquette SmartZone

Doug Miller, Director of the Upper Peninsula Cybersecurity Institute at NMU

Did you miss the 2021 meeting? Click here to check out last year’s meeting!