Amanda Blondeau

Business Advancement Center Director

Leveraging 12 years of community development experience, Amanda Blondeau became the inaugural Director of Northern Initiatives Business Advancement Center in 2010.  As the Center Director, Ms. Blondeau is responsible for the development and implementation of services and resources for microenterprises in 46 counties of rural Michigan and five Wisconsin Counties. Ms. Blondeau manages a team of staff, interns and contractors to provide assistance centered on marketing, financial performance, social networking and e-commerce to over 100 businesses annually.  Prior to directing the Business Advance Center, Ms. Blondeau was a business coach specializing in E-Commerce and Information Technology for Northern Initiatives for four years.

Amanda serves on the board of the Lake State Bankers Association. She is a member and past board of director for the Marquette County Junior Chamber (Jaycees).

Amanda is a native of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, having received her undergraduate degree in Business Computer Information systems at Northern Michigan University.