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August 27th, 2014
A Grand Golf Outing

Chamber members came through in a big way to support the annual Traverse City Area Chamber Foundation Golf Outing last week at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. The event raised more than $20,000 to support the Chamber's Leadership programming including Leadership Grand Traverse, Young Professionals and more.


Thanks to event sponsor Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan, our hosts at the resort, event volunteers, Super Hole and Hole sponsors, and the 50-plus member businesses that donated gifts and prizes. Click here for a complete list of golf outing sponsors, volunteers and prize contributors.


The Chamber Golf Outing is sponsored by


Board Nominations Needed
The Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations to serve on its Board of Directors. Chamber members will elect up to three directors to serve 3-year terms on the board beginning Jan. 1, 2015. Nominations are needed by Sept. 19 and you can click here to access the nomination form. 


CONNECT | Economic Development 
BAH is Back

After a brief summer hiatus the region's premiere business networking event returns Sept. 17. Join us for Business After Hours from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan office at 202 E. State St. in downtown Traverse City. Catch up with friends, co-workers, business associates and Chamber staff on recent happenings and make plans for all the exciting programs and events coming up this fall. 


Speed Networking also returns Sept. 17 from 4 - 5 p.m. at the Chamber office right before BAH. Use this productive hour to connect with new business contacts and spread the word about your company, services and products. Click here to register for this free event exclusively for Chamber members.


Business After Hours is presented by



INSPIRE | Leadership Growth
YPs Head for the Great Outdoors

Spending time in midst of Northern Michigan's unique natural resources is a great way to re-focus and appreciate what draws so many of us to the region. The Chamber's Young Professionals return to the Leelanau Outdoor Center for the annual YP Conference on Oct. 3 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


YPs are invited to take part in a day full of team-building exercises, individual challenges, networking and other learning experiences against the breathtaking backdrop of Leelanau County's Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Click here to register for this can't miss event.

Hop on the YP Bus

A few seats remain for the Young Professionals bus trip to the state Capital in Lansing on Sept. 18. YPs will get a close-up look at the operations of state government, meet with area legislators and sit down with Lt. Gov. Brian Calley to talk about how to draw and retain more young professionals across Michigan.


Chamber Govt. Relations Director Kent Wood will lead the event, which costs just $20. Click here sign up for what promises to be an informative day.


Chamber Leadership programming is supported by:



IMPACT | Advocacy for Business
Employer Solutions for Working Mothers

Did you know women with children make up the fastest-growing segment of the work force? Is your company doing enough to help them meet their professional and family obligations? Assisting them with important family priorities like breastfeeding support can help them be better employees with healthier families which benefits everyone. Click here to learn more about how businesses across the U.S. are supporting nursing mothers at work.

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Upcoming Events
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September 10 - Young Professionals Lunch & Learn; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Great Wolf Lodge 

September 17 - Speed Networking; 4 - 5 p.m. at the Chamber.
September 17 - Business After Hours 5 - 7 p.m. at the Blue Cross/Blue Shield office, 202 E. State St. in Traverse City.

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