TCYP Brief

   Hatching a YP Incubator?


The Traverse City Young Professionals (TCYP) is considering establishment of an Incubator/Accelerator Program to mentor innovative and creative entrepreneurs in the Traverse City region, and provide necessary resources to guide their business from adolescence to adulthood. By providing a working space, essential office resources, professional business mentorship, and access to capital funding opportunities, such a program has the potential to assist entrepreneurs in furthering their business goals and ultimately providing a positive economic impact for the Traverse City community.


Are you or do you know an entrepreneur that could benefit from this kind of a program? If so, please take a few minutes to complete this survey. The TCYP Task Force is in the process of gathering necessary data to make the TCYP Business Incubator/Accelerator Program as successful as possible and would appreciate your feedback! 






It's been a great year for Leadership Grand Traverse, the Chamber's signature leadership development program. Now more than 750 graduates strong, LGT continues to build momentum through increased participation and programming, additional scholarship opportunities and a growing number of LGT grads transitioning into local leadership roles. Click here to learn more or apply for the Fall 2014 Class that starts in September.



If you're a LGT graduate, congratulations! You can now stay involved through the newly launched Leadership Grand Traverse Fellows program. Keep in contact with fellow alumni, find out what other LGT grads are up to and learn about the latest opportunities to share your leadership knowledge.  Click here to learn more. 


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Register for a Day of Caring with the United Way

Our last volunteer event of the year will be the United Way Day of Caring - Thursday,  Sept. 11 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Check with your employer to see if you can participate in this great event! Register here.  Questions? Please e-mail





August 26th - YP Volunteer Event at the State Theatre 5:15-7:15p 

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


Know Your Candidates...and Vote Today!

The primary election is TODAY, Aug. 5, so make sure you cast your ballot. If you're still unsure who to vote for when heading to the polls today, don't worry. Kent Wood, the Chamber's Director of Government Relations, interviewed the candidates and shared the Q&A on the Chamber's website.  Make sure your voice is heard this election...get out and cast your vote today

FORE! Sign Up for the Chamber Golf Outing

The Chamber is hosting the annual Chamber Foundation Golf Outing at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa on Wednesday, Aug. 20. Proceeds from the outing support leadership programs, including Leadership Grand Traverse and the Chamber's Mini MBA program. Join us for a round of golf on one of the two championship layouts and help support the Chamber Foundation.


The Chamber Foundation Golf Outing is supported by:


New YP Insider Program Launches

Ever wonder as a new, local YP where to go for dining, childcare or recreation?

Or as a prospective YP, need to tap a local YP for advice on neighborhoods, traffic, or organizations to connect with?


To support our Recruit and Retain initiative, our new YP Insider program provides local and prospective YPs with a valuable resource list to make the transition to live, work, play, and STAY in Northern Michigan that much easier.  Email to take advantage of this new program or to get involved! 


The 2014 YP Annual Conference is Approaching

Join fellow YPs for a day full of team building and networking! Our annual YP Conference is Oct. 3 at the Leelanau Outdoor Center. 

YPs will participate in several exciting initiatives to help build relationships and trust, learn about themselves through challenging activities and compete in a fire-building contest. Make sure you register for this fun day of networking, growth, new friends and fresh air. You won't want to miss it!

YPs In the News

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! 


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