Traverse Connect Bulletin
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March 26, 2014
Doug Rothwell
Doug Rothwell
Alliance Hosts Business Leaders' Doug Rothwell
How can Michigan keep its economy moving in the right direction? Get some answers from Doug Rothwell of Business Leaders for Michigan. You're invited to meet with Rothwell when he returns to Traverse City April 30 to update local business leaders on the BLM's Michigan Turnaround Plan and what's needed to grow the state's economy. Learn more...
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Go for Small Business Gold - Deadline is Friday!
Is your company in the running for the Chamber's 2014 Hagerty Small Business of the Year Award? Friday is the deadline to boost your company's image by taking part in the tenth year of the Chamber's Small Business Celebration. Apply by clicking here.
Next SBC Stop: Candidate Showcase
The 2014 Small Business Celebration kicks into high gear in April. First up is the SBC Candidate Showcase on April 9 at NMC's Hagerty Center, offering an up-close look at companies in the running for the Chamber's 2014 Hagerty Small Business of the Year Award. Learn more...
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All Eyes on Kalkaska in April
The Chamber will bring some high-impact events to Kalkaska next month. The annual Kalkaska Chamber Luncheon is set for April 23 at the Kalkaska Church of Christ, including the presentation of the Kalkaska Business and Citizen of the Year awards. The Chamber's Business After Hours comes to Bill Marsh Auto in Kalkaska on April 16. Learn more about both events by clicking here.
The Kalkaska Chamber Luncheon is sponsored by:        

Gov. Snyder Engages Chamber YPs

Attracting young talent is critical to unlocking Michigan's economic potential. Gov. Rick Snyder wants to know what lures young people to Northern Michigan, and he's engaging the Traverse City Area Chamber's Young Professionals to find out. Learn more...


Highlighting Chamber Membership

Five-Year Anniversaries in March


Phil's on Front  
J.D. Byrider Used Cars
Barterian Editorial
Cannon & Company CPA PLC
GT Hydraulics, Inc.
Northern Michigan Veterinary Hospital
Benzie County
Benzie County EDC
Great Lakes Stainless

10-Year Anniversaries

Stifel Nicolaus & Co.

The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park  
Emerald Creek Apartments
Servpro of Grand Traverse Area
Integrated Payroll Services, Inc.
Christmas Décor

Lakeshore Resort

Thank these businesses for supporting the Traverse City Area Chamber! Learn more about the benefits of Chamber Membership by clicking here.

A Prime (Spring-) Time Celebration
Last week's special Prime Time Business After Hours was a terrific event. Close to 400 people turned out to welcome dozens of our new members and membership volunteers for a special evening of networking and fun. Check out a video of images from Prime Time by clicking here.
Chamber Tracks PPT Changes
The Chamber continues to monitor pending changes to the state's Personal Property Tax system headed toward a state-wide ballot issue on Aug. 5. Read the latest update from our Government Relations Director Kent Wood by clicking here.

Tax Credits for Wine, Beer Makers

A bill in the state House would offer tax credits for Michigan wine makers, brewers and others for using a percentage of Michigan-grown ingredients in their beverages. Read Wood's update on HB 5275 by clicking here.


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April 9, 2014 - Small Business Celebration Candidates Showcase from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at NMC's Hagerty Center.

April 16, 2014 - Business After Hours from 5 - 7 p.m. at Bill Marsh Auto Group in Kalkaska.

April 23, 2014 -Kalkaska Chamber Annual Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Kalkaska Church of Christ.


May 1, 2014 - Young Professionals Lunch & Learn from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Great Wolf Lodge 
May 7, 2014 - Small Business Celebration Meet the Top Breakfast from 7:30 - 9 a.m. at NMC's Hagerty Center 
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