July 2014
TCYP Brief

Get in Gear for Your Career

Enhance your skills, networking and career by attending the diverse selection of leadership programs sponsored by the Chamber. But don't delay, applications for these programs are currently being accepted for 2014 fall sessions.


Chamber Mini MBA Registration Open

The Chamber's Mini MBA program developed in conjunction with Ferris State University offers you an opportunity to build your business knowledge and skills through a compact, 9-week education program delivered by a dynamic team of FSU instructors.


The fall class begins Sept. 16 and continues through Nov. 11.Click here to learn more and register.

Leadership Grand Traverse (LGT) Applications Now Accepted

Did you know over 750 community members have graduated LGT since the program's inception in 1987? With this track record, it's clear Leadership Grand Traverse is a valuable program that prepares participants for decision-making leadership roles in areas such as policy, program implementation and organizational maintenance.


Applications are currently being accepted for the 2014 Fall Season through Aug. 22.  Click here for details.




 LGT Alumni: Are you ready for the next step?




The goal of the LGT Fellows program is to keep Leadership Grand Traverse graduates CONNECTED and ENGAGED, not only to each other but to the community. Through the LGT Fellows program, Alum will be able to LEARN, EXPLORE and ACT upon activities that impact the region. Investment as an LGT Fellow not only offers unique programming but assists in the sustainability of the LGT program and scholarships. Click here for details.



"Driving" Funds for our Diverse

Chamber Leadership Programs




In addition to Chamber sponsors, the
Chamber Foundation makes the abovementioned leadership programs possible. To support these opportunities, the Chamber is hosting its annual
Chamber Foundation Golf Outing fundraiser on Aug. 20 at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. 



Three ways to support: Golf, sponsor or donate


To promote your business via sponsorships and donations, contact Andi Wagenschutz at (231) 995-7101 or by email at andiw@tcchamber.org


To support the Chamber Foundation and golf on one of the two championship layouts, please Click here to register.


Chamber Leadership programming sponsored by:


July 22 - YP Volunteer Event at the State Theatre 5:15-7:15 p.m. 

Free popcorn, movies, volunteering and team trivia...what's not to love?

All volunteers receive a FREE movie voucher and popcorn!  After the volunteer event, YP volunteers can head to the U&I Lounge for Team Trivia night! Sign up or e-mail Erika Wiltse with questions at wiltseer@tcaps.net


Please register for our last annual YP volunteer event

United Way Day of Caring - Thur. Sept. 11 (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Register

Questions please e-mail RachelJ@EventsNorth.com


This two-day conference hosted in Grand Rapids features incredible networking events,  "A Look Ahead" with Gov. Rick Snyder, Pulitzer Prize winning keynote speaker Charles Krauthammer, and an afternoon of discussion on current 'hot topics' in Michigan. A great opportunity for any YPs looking to expand their network and influence! Click Here for more information.   


Have you seen our new YP Web Page or want more information on getting involved with the YPs? Please visit our new website!


Register for our next YP Lunch and Learn - Sept. 10  from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Come learn about the local service organizations in the area and where you can get plugged in! Register on the Chamber website here.

Annual YP Conference 

After a huge success last year, the 2014 annual YP Conference will return to the Leelanau Outdoor Center on Oct. 3. Don't miss out on a great day of networking, growth, fun and fresh air. Many Chamber members offer sponsorships to attend for YPs, so check with yours! Register here.


YPs In the News

Congratulations to our YPs


Bridgett Beckwith has accepted a position as the Director of Marketing for Short's Brewing Company.


Grace O'Malley has accepted a position with Traverse City Area Public Schools as a Guest Teacher Specialist.



Todd Sanders, owner of Sanders Solutions, LLC, was recently unanimously appointed to the Traverse City Area Public Schools Board of Education.





Courtney Sorrell orchestrated Northwestern Michigan College's' first ever 24-hour giving challenge on June 12-13, 2014, challenging 100 generous community members and alumni to contribute to NMC and win a $2,400 challenge grant from President Tim Nelson.The 24-hour campaign was a huge success; utilizing multiple social and email communication platforms, as well as volunteers to raise over $20,000 for the NMC Foundation's Annual Fund while exceeding the donor participation goal of 100 donors. 


Jessica Wheaton has been promoted to Manager of Energy Services and Key Account at Traverse City Light & Power.  In her new role, Jessica will focus on the implementation of TCL&P's energy efficiency program offerings and work directly with TCL&P's major electrical consumers. 




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

Natural Gas: Today's Best Bargain

Did you know natural gas costs less today than it did 10 years ago? Learn how DTE is looking out for your bottom line - see our story in EnergySmarts magazine.

Join The Club at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Golf. Spa. Tennis. Fitness. Shopping. Dining. Social Events. Seasonal Memberships Available.

Movie Goers Special

Complete dinner and a movie for two for only $36.50. Makes a great gift for ANYONE ANYTIME. Bulk discounts available for Chamber members.