Traverse Connect Bulletin
Top Talk
Oct. 15, 2014
An EXPO-nential Opportunity
Time is running out to secure space at the Chamber's Business Expo on Nov. 11 at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. There are still a handful of exhibit booths available to get your company's people, products and services before more than 1,300 area residents who come out for this one-of-kind business extravaganza. Reserve a booth today - before they're all gone.

The Expo follows a sold-out Economic Outlook Breakfast on Nov. 11 at the Resort, where a panel of experts will assess the regional and state economy and look ahead to what's in store for 2015.

The Chamber Business Expo is sponsored by:

The Economic Outlook Breakfast is presented by:

CONNECT | Economic Development
Falling for Business After Hours
What better way to brighten a gloomy fall week than spending time with friends and business associates at the Chamber's Business After Hours? Join us today from 5 - 7 p.m. as we head to primary BAH sponsors Grand Traverse Ophthalmology Clinic at 929 Business Park Dr. for an evening of fun, refreshments, food and prizes.

Business After Hours is supported by:

INSPIRE | Leadership Growth
Sleep Out Set for Oct. 29
The Chamber is proud to team up with the Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency and our local utility companies to sponsor the fourth annual Sleep Out to raise money for home heating assistance in Michigan. The Sleep Out heads to the Grand Traverse County Civic on Oct. 29. Here's a list of who's taking part and how you can help this important effort.
IMPACT | Advocacy for Business
Changes Loom for DDA/TIF Districts
State lawmakers are looking at significant changes impacting Michigan communities that operate Downtown Development Authorities (DDA) and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts. Learn more about this pending legislation being tracked by the Traverse City Area Chamber and the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance.

Also check out the latest Northern Michigan Business Blog from Government Relations Director Kent Wood.
How Our Children Develop
Do you wonder why the Chamber puts so much time and energy into early childhood development initiatives in Michigan? The answer is because the public's investment in early childhood pays for itself time and again for the children, their families and community. Learn more in this fascinating video on the benefits of early childhood support from our Great Start Collaborative Coordinator Mary Manner.

Get connected to more
Chamber program info:

Suggestions for topics
you would like to read here?

Facebook   Twitter   YouTube
Upcoming Events
Click Event to Register
Today - Business After Hours; 5 - 7 p.m. at Grand Traverse Ophthalmology Clinic
October 28 - YPs Volunteering at the State Theatre; 5:15 - 7:15 p.m.
October 29 - Young Professionals Lunch & Learn;  11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Great Wolf Lodge
November 11 - Economic Outlook Breakfast;7:30 - 9 a.m. at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa SOLD OUT
November 11 - Business Expo; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
November 19 - Business After Hours; 5 - 7 p.m. at West Bay Beach


Advertise Now



 CIC Benefit Consulting Group

Healthcare Happy Hour

Join us October 29th for beers and snacks and learn new strategies to reduce your healthcare spending!



In Case you
Missed it...
Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved.