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November 26, 2014

Make Plans to Celebrate!

What better way to kick off the Chamber's 100th year than by joining us for the Annual Celebration? This special evening of fun, honor and entertainment at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is a can't-miss gathering for the region's business community. Register now for a cabana-style private lounge, a 10-person corporate table or individual seats.


The Chamber's Annual Celebration is sponsored by:



Change is a 'Comin

The Chamber is updating its weekly Bulletin in December. New features will include a comment/feedback link on news stories so members can offer input on Chamber events, activities and initiatives. We'll also debut a regular "Member Story" feature to spread the word about our nearly 2,000 Chamber members. Look for these exciting changes starting in next week's Chamber Bulletin.

CONNECT | Economic Development
Sub Micro Loan Workshop
The Chamber's Sub Micro Loan fund created in conjunction with Fifth Third Bank is among our most popular Access to Capital programs. More than a dozen area businesses have tapped this resource to launch or expand their operations. Join us for a workshop on Monday, December 1, sponsored by the Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center to hear Chamber Senior Vice-President Laura Galbraith explain the fund which provides up to $7,500 in short-term financing for a wide variety of business needs.  Register here. 
INSPIRE | Leadership Growth

Apply for Spring Leadership Grand Traverse

On the heels of another successful semester of Leadership Grand Traverse, applications are open for Spring 2015. Join the Chamber's signature leadership development program to learn about the institutions that drive Northern Michigan while honing your leadership skills to advance yourself, your company and community.

Already an LGT graduate? Join the Leadership Grand Traverse Fellows program to connect with this growing network of LGT alumni and learn more about where your leadership skills are needed.


Chamber Leadership Programs are supported by:



IMPACT | Advocacy for Business
Help Take on the Great Divide
The reconstruction of Division Street will have a major impact on Traverse City for decades to come. The state Department of Transportation wants to hear from the business community and local residents as it redesigns this critical thoroughfare. A second MDOT Open House is coming up Tuesday, December 9 from 4 - 7 p.m. at Munson Medical Center. Learn more... 
Labor Law Posts

Is your business in compliance with federal regulations on necessary employee information postings in the workplace? This week's Northern Michigan Business Blog from Government Relations Director Kent Wood explains what you need to know.


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Upcoming Events
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December 23 - Young Professionals Volunteering at the State Theatre; 5:15 - 7:15 p.m.

January 21 - Business After Hours from 5 -  7 p.m. hosted by Next I.T. (Location to be determined)

January 23 - Chamber Annual Celebration; 6:30 - 10 p.m. at the Grand Traverse Resort

January 27 - Young Professionals Volunteering at the State Theatre 5:15 - 7:15 p.m.

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