Michigan Beverage Collection Announced!

“Some 500 independent craft breweries and wineries can now shop for better value on health insurance for their employees through the new Michigan Beverage Collective (MBC). The MBC is an Association Health Plan that pools Michigan’s growing community of craft beverage makers and distributors into one buying group. It gets rates similar to large corporations on coverage from…

2021 Orchard & Vineyard Show

  Save the Date for the Virtual Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show on January 19-21, 2021 A new format and free registration will be offered at the 2021 Show! Grape educational sessions will be held  from 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM on January 19 and 20.  P45 will hold its annual meeting in conjunction with the sessions…

2020 Grape Kickoff Webinar

Please join us for the 2020 kickoff to grape season! We are excited to offer the 2020 Grape Kickoff meeting online via Zoom on Thursday, April 23, 2020, from 1-4 p.m. Michigan State University Extension experts will cover early season topics for Michigan grape growers. Growers must register ahead of time for this webinar. Registration closes at midnight the day before the…

Staying Vigilant with Increased Wine Shipping

  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD! Many Michigan wineries are increasing their business via DTC shipping. This is an exciting time to work on building digital sales strategies and expanding shipping capibilities. During this time, the Michigan Wine Collaborative encourages our member wineries and ALL wineries to refresh themselves on some best practices to utlize when…

COVID-19 Assistance for Small Businesses Announced

According to a press release April 14, 2020, The Northern Initiatives program will provide up to $2 million in loan funds to Northern Initiatives through MEDC’s Capital Access program to be used to assist businesses impacted by the COVID-19 virus. Northern Initiatives, a Community Development Finance Institution regulated by the U.S. Department of Treasury, provides…

MI Craft Beverage Council Announces New Grant Opportunities

MICHIGAN CRAFT BEVERAGE COUNCIL ANNOUNCES RESEARCH GRANTS FOR BEER, HARD CIDER, SPIRITS AND WINE PRODUCTION Council approves a record amount of grant funding support March 3, 2020 Contact: Jenelle Jagmin Director Michigan Craft Beverage Council 517-284-5742 jagminj@michigan.gov LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Craft Beverage Council (MCBC) today announced that 14 projects will receive funding through its…