About Our Events
Events are the heart of the organization and Connect Marquette has gone virtual for the time being. Connect Marquette executes well-rounded events throughout Marquette County for Connect Marquette members that align with the Connect Marquette mission -to facilitate the growth of talent, connections, community, and leadership opportunities in Marquette County. Event types include; Networking Events, Special Topic Events, Professional Development, Volunteer, and Recreational and Family activities alike.
Whether you’re looking for a opportunity to learn a new skill, you need details about an upcoming committee meeting, or you’re just looking to make some new connections, our event calendar has it all. Visit to see all of the information related to each event and sign up to participate. We’ll see you reminder emails to help you keep track!
Regularly hosted at Northern Michigan University, Connect Marquette’s Professional Development Conference consists of learning and discussion focused on current topics suitable for a general audience looking for personal growth, professional development, and unique opportunities for lifelong learning.
Iron Range Roll
The Iron Range Roll is a 16-mile point-to-point fun (but timed) race from Ishpeming to Marquette along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. This ride celebrates the heritage and recreational culture of Marquette County all in the name of giving back to our community’s youth via youth programs with local partners.
LSCP Dinner Annual Giveaway
Every year, the Lake Superior Community Partnership hosts their Annual Dinner Celebration. This event is a night of networking, Distinguished Service Award presentations, delicious food, bucket drawings, a silent auction, and more.
Economic Club Dinner Giveaways
The Economic Club of Marquette County was established to provide a social networking setting in which members could gain awareness on economic issues of importance to the community. Connect giveaways away two tickets per month for each dinner held September through May of each year.
Lunch with Leaders
Our community is constantly working towards positive objectives and goals that improve the quality of life in the U.P. Connect Marquette anticipated that hosting a lunch series with local leaders would bring together a special group of members and non-members that are interested in the guest speaker’s trade and unique perspective. Lunch with Leaders offers an accessible setting to get to know, learn, and discuss relevant topics that fit our mission; being an instrumental part of the long-term success of individuals in Marquette County through collaboration, inclusiveness, innovation, and the U.P. work ethic.
Per a member only survey, club members indicated they wanted to join a book club to learn something new, discuss book recommendations and have an opportunity to meet and interact with members in a different environment. Established in 2020, book club was formulated for members, by members. In 2021, book club was opened to the public to increase engagement and networking. The meet ups last no longer than an hour and consist of introductions, a laidback conversation about the book, and includes time to socialize at the end. The next book will be decided on at that meeting. This club is open to the general public, so if you love to read, Connect Marquette member or not, watch for details on our next read!
First Fridays focuses on your friends and making connections in a pressure free environment. Held on the first Friday of every month at a different location in Marquette county, its a great time to grab a drink, unwind after the work week and meet some new friends.
Historically held monthly at different locations throughout the county , socials are a great way to connect with members and non members alike. Free to members and 5 dollars for the public or those interested in joining.