Traverse City entrepreneurs hear about starting a business

Traverse City entrepreneurs hear about starting a business

Posted on 04/18/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Michigan | Money & Work Prospective encore entrepreneurs turned out at a “How to Start a Business” workshop in Traverse City today sponsored by AARP Michigan and the U.S. Small Business Administration. They heard from experts about writing a business plan, securing financing, tapping into marketing resources and other advice for entrepreneurs age 50 and older. Participants also learned the facts and figures about launching a business from Jennifer Feuerstein of AARP Michigan, including: – 63 percent of Americans plan to work during retirement. – …

Want to be an effective advocate?

Want to be an effective advocate?

Posted on 04/17/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Advocacy | Michigan TRAVERSE CITY — A group of residents in this Northern Michigan city attended an AARP session today on “How to be an Advocate.” Melissa Seifert, AARP Michigan Associate State Director for Government Affairs, covered the do’s and don’ts of advocacy, how to contact a legislator, how to organize a campaign and other topics at the West  Bay Beach Holiday Inn in Traverse City. “Do your homework,” Seifert told the group. “Know the ins and outs of your issue.” Seifert also …

Pure Michigan DREAMJOB offers career opportunities

Pure Michigan DREAMJOB offers career opportunities

Posted on 04/16/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Michigan | Money & Work Pure Michigan DREAMJOB 2014 is a one-of-a-kind event that connects career seekers directly to employers in a wide variety of fields from engineering and design to finance and manufacturing, says Christine Quinn, Director, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan. This event provides employment opportunities for qualified candidates, including those 50 and older, for careers at prestigious companies across the State of Michigan.  Pure Michigan DREAMJOB 2014 will be held June 13 at Ford Field, 2000 Brush St., Detroit.  Simply create an …

Karen Love: 'Aging not about getting old, but getting involved'

Karen Love: ‘Aging not about getting old, but getting involved’

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Michigan | Volunteering From WDIV-TV, Online Detroit DETROIT – As AARP Michigan Executive Council Member Karen Love was finishing her master’s degree in gerontology, she concluded that she had always wanted to work in this field with “seasoned saints.”  Even though she worked in communications for more that 30 years, including with papers like the Los Angeles Times and Michigan Chronicle, there was still another part of her that needed to be fulfilled. She strongly believes in life, which means she had to …

Why I Love My Grandparents Essay Contest Open to Michigan Students

Why I Love My Grandparents Essay Contest Open to Michigan Students

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Home & Family | Michigan | Press AARP Michigan’s fifth annual “Why I Love My Grandparents” Essay Contest for school-age students is under way.  Essays must be submitted by August 1, 2014. The contest is open to Michigan elementary through high school students ages 6 through 18 and essays can be about one or more grandparents, living or deceased. The Grand Prize winner will receive an Apple iPad. Second Prize is a Nook electronic reader and Third Prize is a Kindle Fire e-reader. Medals also will be awarded to …

Financial security, pensions focus of Detroit forum

Financial security, pensions focus of Detroit forum

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Advocacy | Michigan | Money & Work More than 60 government, business, union and civic leaders from Metro Detroit participated in AARP Michigan’s “Keep the Promise” event on April 3, which focused on financial security in retirement and the plight of Detroit retirees due to the city’s historic bankruptcy.  The lively two-hour program at the Federal Reserve Bank in Detroit featured presentations from Attorney Robert Klausner and Gerri Madrid Davis from SASI, and a panel discussion with community leaders moderated by Detroit Free Press Columnist Susan Tompor. …