MARINETTE — In coming weeks, MCABI will take on a new name, inVenture North, and expand its reach beyond just Marinette County. With these changes, inVenture North (MCABI) announces the addition of Roberta Davis as marketing and community development director. 

Robert Pontius, executive director of MCABI (now inVenture North) said, “We at MCABI are delighted to be joined by a marketing and community development professional of Roberta’s caliber and look forward to sharing her extensive skill set for the benefit of business, municipal and community stakeholders in Marinette County and the surrounding region.”

As inVenture North looks to expand and collaborate with communities across

Marinette and Menominee counties and beyond, Davis will play a critical role in developing these relationships and focus on creating a vibrant community supporting small business, commercial, industrial, tourism and educational interests, according to a news release. It’s the intent of inVenture North to serve as a centralized regional resource for this effort.

“It’s become obvious by working on the #mymarinettemenominee project, that our communities are committed to a collaborative effort. It’s a long time coming. I look forward to working with both public and private sectors to take that energy to the next level,” said Davis.

“MCABI is excited in the addition of Roberta to our staff as we embark on our new direction of offering our economic development services to the entire Menominee River valley region. Roberta’s excellent marketing skills will allow us to offer a broad range of services to the local and regional governments as well as businesses and organizations in the areas we serve,” said John Deschane, chairman of the MCABI Board.

Davis is an active member of the M&M Area Community Foundation and sits on its Marketing Committee. She’s also a core member of the #mymarinettemenominee marketing team.

inVenture North (MCABI Marinette County Association for Business and Industry, Inc.) is a public / private partnership dedicated to improving the economic vitality of Marinette County. Created in 1989, MCABI is a 501(c)(6) non-profit, providing professional economic development services to existing and new business, developers and potential entrepreneurs in the greater Marinette County area. inVenture North (MCABI) is located in the Wisconsin Maritime Center of Excellence Building located at 1320 Main St., Marinette.