The Northern Michigan University Alumni Association has launched an alumni-owned business directory in conjunction with the university's Wildcats Mean Business campaign. The directory is an effort to promote Wildcat businesses across the country and encourage the NMU community to support these businesses.
“Our alumni go on to do great things, and this directory showcases our amazing alumni entrepreneurs,” said Robyn Stille, executive director of Alumni Relations at NMU. “The Wildcats Mean Business directory is a place for the NMU community to identify alumni-owned businesses and choose to support them first. Being a Wildcat means we lift each other up, and this is one way we can give back to the businesses that give so much to communities everywhere.”
To be included in the directory, alumni must register their businesses by completing this form. Once alumni status is verified, the businesses will be listed on the Wildcats Mean Business Alumni website here, and owners will receive a certificate to print and display in their businesses' windows.
The effort stems from the Wildcats Mean Business campaign encouraging NMU and the Marquette communities to support businesses that sponsor NMU events and programming during the COVID-19 crisis. For more information, visit nmu.edu/alumni or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NMU Alumni Association encourages individuals to show their support of alumni-owned businesses by using the #WildcatsMeanBusiness hashtag on social media.
This release was prepared by Kylie Bunting of Alumni Relations. She can be reached at 906-362-2193 or email@example.com.