TCYP Brief

YPs Continue to Make an Impact in Northern Michigan.

On Friday April 11th, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder participated in a roundtable discussion with our region's Young Professionals, hosted by the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce! 


Fourteen YPs represented the discussion panel from various industries and backgrounds to discuss what is important to Young Professionals who want to continue to live, work and grow in Michigan.


Event coverage was posted live to the YP Facebook Page. If you missed the live updates, please visit our  YP Blog to read an excellent recap of the event and view the photos. The YPs are using key take-aways from the event to plan next steps to bring to Lansing.


Thank you to the Chamber and Gov. Snyder for this opportunity.  Details from Chamber.




  •  May 7th  - Small Business Celebration: Meet the Top 10 Breakfast

NMC Hagerty Center 7:30 - 9 a.m.  Registration required.

Sponsored by Priority Health and Northwestern Michigan College



Come celebrate these exceptional local small businesses as they take center stage and share their success stories. A must see for any entrepreneur!

  • BrightStar Lifecare of Northern Michigan 
  • Captain's Quarters
  • Celtic Transport
  • Culver Meadows
  • LochenHeath Golf Club
  • Mad Mike's Computer Services
  • Northwest Michigan Surgery Center
  • Oryana Natural Foods Market
  • Short's Brewing Co.
  • Williams & Bay Pumping Services
  • May 21st - Speed Networking @ TC Chamber 4 - 5 p.m. First Floor  Conference Room. Register here. 
  • May 21st  - Chamber Business After Hours @ Integrity Home Health Care 5-7 p.m.

Sign-up to greet attendees at the registration table and meet new people during the first portion of the event. E-mail to sign-up and for more details.

  • May 27th  -YP State Theatre Volunteer Event. Give back while having a great time!

Volunteer at this great event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Afterwards, YP volunteers may head to the U&I Lounge for Team Trivia night! All volunteers receive a FREE movie voucher and popcorn! Sign up or e-mail Erika Wiltse with questions

  • May 29th - Small Business Celebration: Award Ceremony

NMC Hagerty Center 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Registration required.

Sponsored by Priority Health and Northwestern Michigan College 

Calling All YPs!

Register for our annual YP volunteer events!


Habitat for Humanity - Sat. May 3rd (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) Register


United Way Day of Caring - Thu. Sep. 11th (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Register


Questions please e-mail


YP Student & Alumni Group:

Do you have a contact or know of an opportunity for the YPs to connect with alumni groups at local/regional high schools, colleges and universities? Please help us get connected to promote what Traverse City has to offer current students and future graduates.  E-mail  Josh or Courtney with any upcoming 2014 career fairs or recruiting events. Also any counselor or faculty contacts we can reach out to would be appreciated. 


Stay Connected to the YPs!

Keep up to date on YP news, progress and opportunities via our YP Facebook Page and YP Blog.


Have a story you would like to share in our YP blog? Contact Mo at to sign-up for an entry slot.


YP Connect:  Give back to other YPs. Help point a prospective YP to a connection or provide insight for your industry for someone looking to move into the area. Minimal time required, but a huge help to those looking for that one connection to make a difference. Contact Nick to help.

Internship Opportunity!  Are you a business focused YP with interest in the political process? 


The Traverse City Area Chamber is offering a summer Intern opportunity for 2014. For more information and to apply, please contact Kent Wood, the Chamber's Director of Government Relations, at or (231) 995-7109.


Chamber Mentor Program - New to town? New to your career field? Get a mentor through the Chamber Mentor Program:


Wingman Program @ Business After Hours - Not ready to go to a Business After Hours by yourself or going for the first time? Stop by the registration table on your way in to meet fellow TCYPs or send your request for a meeting to

YPs in the News! 

Congratulations to these local YPs on their recent achievements! 


Josh Richards has been promoted to Associate at Plante Moran. In his new role, Josh will oversee financial statement audits of hospitals and health systems across the United States.


Jennifer Strange with Northern Lakes Community Mental Health and Michigan Department of Public Corrections has been awarded 2014 Staff Member of the Year at Pugsley Correctional Facility.


Katie McCain has received a position with the Traverse City Business News, The Ticker and Northern Express.


Received a promotion, new job, board election, community achievement? LET US KNOW!  Please submit a 1-2 sentence description with a photo to (Photo optional, but preferred).  Don't be shy! 



The Chamber's Young Professional and Leadership Programming is made possible by: 

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