February 15, 2024

Operation Action U.P. Annual Meeting 


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.

Event Details

Date/Time: Thursday, February 15, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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


8:30 a.m. Registration & Networking

9:30 a.m. Welcome

               Rich Tegge, Co-Chair, OAUP

               Joe Esbrook, Co-Chair, OAUP

                              Annual Report and Election of Board

9:45 a.m. Chris Holman, Michigan Business Network

               Michigan Future Business Index

10:30 a.m. Networking & Photo Break

10:45 a.m. Award of Excellence Presentations

               10:45 a.m. Guide Star

               11:00 a.m. Kubick Aviation Services, Inc.

11:15 a.m. Sarah Lucas, Director of Michigan Office of Rural Prosperity – Roadmap to Rural Prosperity

12:00 p.m. Networking & Lunch

 1:00 p.m. Award of Excellence Presentations

               1:00 p.m. Orbion Space Technology

               1:15 p.m. LP Building Solutions – Sagola

1:30 p.m. Special Recognition

               UPEDA Award – Great Start to Quality Upper Peninsula Resource Center

Operation Action U.P. Board of Directors Meeting to follow.

Did you miss the 2023 meeting? Click here to check out this year’s meeting!

2023 Annual Report