Wildcats Mean Business Campaign Overview

During the past several months, we have witnessed our colleagues, friends, and neighbors rise to support others here on campus and throughout the greater Marquette community in the face of extraordinary circumstances brought upon us from the COVID-19 pandemic. This spirit of kindness and resilience is nothing new. It is part of our fabric as Wildcats and Yoopers.

In the same spirit of this goodwill, many of us have the opportunity to make an important difference for the local business community during this challenging time. These people are our friends, family, and neighbors. They are Wildcats. Now, during this unprecedented time and through the weeks and months ahead, many of these businesses need our support. 

#WildcatsMeanBusiness is about raising up the businesses that support NMU events and programming.

Whether it’s purchasing gift cards from businesses that are temporarily shuttered, grabbing take-out for a meal at home, or helping businesses that are courageously pivoting their operations to support healthcare workers, we can all do our part.

Business Resources

Are you a local business owner who needs assistance during these times of need? As part of Northern's #WildcatsMeanBusiness campaign, Invent@NMU is also providing free services to local small businesses who have been severely disrupted by COVID-19. See below for more information.

Are you an alumnus/alumna who owns a business? Send a completed copy of this form to alumni@nmu.edu to be included on an alumni business directory.

Looking to enhance your cybersecurity knowledge during quarantine? Check out these free courses offered by the Upper Peninsula's Cybersecurity Institute. 

Northern Michigan University is a founding partner of InvestUP, which works to drive business and job growth across the Upper Peninsula in partnership with the region's leading private sector businesses and universities.  InvestUP and local economic development organizations have partnered to create Update906.com, a web resource designed to support Upper Peninsula businesses with up-to-date information on programs to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19.

COVID-19 Business Support from Invent@NMU

Due to the severe impact of COVID-19 on our local economy, Invent@NMU is providing free services to those who have been impacted most, our local small businesses. Services they are offering include opening online sales/point of sale systems, creating websites and landing pages, creating and audience media/social presence, and marketing audits. For more information, visit invent.nmu.edu/covid-19 or reach out to the Invent@NMU team at Invent@nmu.edu or (906) 227-6253.

*Business owned by NMU Alumni

Are you an alumnus/alumna who owns a business? Send a completed copy of this form to alumni@nmu.edu.