Traverse Connect Bulletin
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February 19, 2014
TraverseCONNECT Website Gets Busy

The Chamber's TraverseCONNECT website is utilized by thousands of folks locally and beyond as a primary business directory and information resource. Now Chamber members can keep their business listings up to the minute and add other information about their operations. Learn more...


Is Your Company Listed Here?
Close to 200 local businesses were nominated for the Chamber's 2014 Small Business Celebration. Those nominated companies of less than 150 employees in our 5-county area have until March 28 to apply for this year's SBC, followed by the Candidates Showcase on April 9 and a Meet the Top 10 Breakfast on May 7. It all leads up to the SBC Awards Ceremony on May 29. Learn more...
The Small Business Celebration is sponsored by: 

CONNECT | Economic Development
Kalkaska Chamber Luncheon Set

Registration is open for the annual luncheon of the Kalkaska Area Chamber, set for April 23 at 11:30 a.m. at the Kalkaska Church of Christ. Plans are being finalized for the program which will include updates on economic development efforts in the Kalkaska area.


Bill Marsh Auto Group is the sponsor of the Kalkaska Chamber luncheon, and the Marsh dealership in Kalkaska will host the April 16 Business After Hours event for the Chamber.  You can also make nominations for Kalkaska Business and Citizen of the Year by clicking here. 
The Kalkaska Chamber Luncheon is presented by:

INSPIRE | Leadership Growth
Get Bowled Over at Tonight's BAH!
Chase away those winter doldrums at this evening's Business After Hours from 5 - 7 p.m. Our hosts at Incredible Mo's will offer free activities including bowling, laser tag, bocce ball and more, plus an array of yummy appetizers. Bring your teams and sprinkle some competitive fun into your business networking. A list of upcoming Chamber events is available by clicking here.            
Business After Hours is presented by:   

Prime Time Just a Month Out

Who needs Florida for Spring Break? Not the Traverse City Area Chamber. Join us for a special Business After Hours called "Prime Time" on March 19 from 5 - 7 p.m. at NMC's Hagerty Center.


This premiere Chamber event will have a Spring Break theme featuring exhibits from dozens of new Chamber members and volunteers from our dynamic Membership Event in December. More than 50 businesses have already registered, and you can get in the on fun by clicking here.              

Prime Time is presented by:   

IMPACT | Advocacy for Business
Snyder Budget Breakdown
Chamber Gov. Relations Director Kent Wood analyzed Gov. Rick Snyder's 2014 budget proposal and sees some help for Northern Michigan in areas of K-12 and higher education funding, Pure Michigan moneys and dollars for infrastructure. Review Kent's full breakdown by clicking here. 

PPT Feedback Sought

The Chamber is seeking input from its members on changes to Michigan's Personal Property Tax (PPT) set-up, including the recent deadline for filing PPT exemption forms. Learn more...

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