2018 Schedule


Friday, October 19

(Mission Point Resort)

6:00 PM– Registration and Welcome Reception at Mission Point Cypress Room
(Non-registered participants will be charged a $40.00 fee for the event)


6:45 PM – Opening Remarks

7:00 PM – Keynote Speaker Nancy M. Schlichting,
Retired CE of Henry Ford Health System (HFHS), a nationally recognized $5.7 billion health care organization with 27,000 employees and recipient of the 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award



Saturday: October 20

(All Events at Community Hall)

8:00 AM – Gentle Flow Yoga with Alexa Miller 
Location TBD

8:00 AM – Walk and Talk by island local Liz Burt. 
Meet at Community Hall


9:30 AM – Registration
Coffee and Muffins provided  


10:00-11:00 AM –  Presentation by Jenna Kator
Jenna Kator graduated from Michigan State University and worked in the auto industry in advertising until the economic downturn when she lost her job.  Jenna took the opportunity to go after her lifelong dream of being an entrepreneur and began showcasing her collection of quality handbags that fulfilled the need for an affordable price point.  


11:00-1:00 PM – Lunch, Shopping, or Spa.  
Free time to dine, explore or relax on Mackinac Island.

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1:00-2:30 PM – Presentation by Karen R. Palmer, N.D.
Owner of Pathway to Health. Karen is a Certified Natural Health Professional, Licensed Biofeedback Specialist, Certified Wellness Director, and Certified Weight Loss Coach. She will share natural health alternatives and do a foot detox demonstration.  


4:00-5:00 PM –  Cooking with Chef Mike Strickler Culinary Chef at Gordon Foods. 
(Non-registered participants will be charged a $35.00 fee for the event)
Mike has over 15 years of leadership experience as a Certified executive chef within independent restaurants, colleges and universities.  He has been employed with Gordon Food Service for 6 years.  A a culinary specialist his core scope of responsibilities include, ground level food trend research, menu gap analysis and increasing operational efficiencies with in the kitchen.

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4:45 PM – Gift Basket Raffle Drawings



5:00 PM – Conclusion of the Weekend