TCYP Brief

July 2015 YP Brief


Get Involved with your Local Government 

Are you interested in local government and politics, but not sure how to get involved? Join us here at the Chamber on Tuesday, July 14 from 9 - 11 a.m. for a Local Government Candidate Seminar.


This free program will cover nominating petition procedures, building a campaign, media relations and the responsibilities of holding public office. Speakers will include city Commissioner Gary Howe and former commissioner and campaign manager Matthew Schmidt.


To reserve a seat contact Chamber Government Relations Director Kent Wood at Let's see some YPs join the conversation about our city!


Meet us at the State!

Join us for our monthly YP volunteer event at the State Theatre on Tuesday, August 25 from 5:15-7:15 p.m. All volunteers receive a FREE movie voucher and popcorn!  Sign up or email Erika Wiltse with questions.

New Facebook Feature: Meet the YPs!


The TCYP Marketing Committee is working hard to share the news about TCYPs, and what better way to show what we're all about than to feature some of our fantastic YPs on our Facebook page?


Every Wednesday, we'll share a new YP Committee member bio on our Facebook page. Like our FB page to meet these awesome YPs and learn more about what they love to do in Traverse City (including their favorite place to go out for drinks or grab lunch with friends)!


Interested in being featured on our Facebook page? Fill out this quick survey and send a photo of yourself to Mo Stych. We'll get you on the schedule!

Tee Up at the Chamber Golf Outing

Join us for a great time and a great cause on Wednesday, August 19! The Chamber Golf Outing is the primary fundraiser for the Chamber's Leadership Grand Traverse program. Golfers, sponsors, and prize donors contribute to the continued education and nurturing of the region's leaders of tomorrow.


Shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. For more information, click here.

Calling All Leaders for Fall LGT

The summer is racing by - which means it won't be long before the Chamber launches the Fall 2015 semester of Leadership Grand Traverse. The program offers participants a close-up look at the institutions and amenities that make our region unique.


The Fall LGT class kicks off on September, and the application deadline is August 21. Scholarship opportunities are also available. Here's a link to the application form


The Chamber Golf Outing is sponsored by:




Calling all LGT Alumni

Are you a proud graduate of the Chamber's Leadership Grand Traverse program? If so, did you know the benefits of the program don't stop now? Join the Fellows of Leadership Grand Traverse and take advantage of exclusive events and discussions!


Make sure you take advantage of this continued benefit and join in the coming events, which include:


  • State & Local Government: September 14, Kent Wood- Traverse City Chamber (Register Here)


  • Arts & Culture: September 22, Krista Cooper- Traverse City Symphony Orchestra (Register Here)




For more information about the Leaderships Grand Traverse and the Fellow program Click Here! 


Click here now to join LGT Fellows



16 oz. of Free Speech:  Pints & Politics

Be sure to keep up on what's brewing in the community. Meet local elected officials and other business and economic leaders in a casual environment. The event is for any and all chamber members interested in getting to know the community leaders better and get a chance to discuss key issues.



Right Brain Brewery will hosts the events on:

  • August 24 with state and federal officials.
  • September 24 with Traverse City officials.
  • October 19 with Grand Traverse County officials.
Sign up here for any or all of these free events.


Pints & Politics is sponsored by:


Calling All Guest Bloggers!

Are you new to TC or have you been here for years? Just landed your dream job or are you searching for the next step in your career? Sharing your story on the blog is easy, and a great way to reach other young professionals both in our area and across the world. Simply type a brief summary about yourself-your favorite things in the Traverse City area, why you live here, what you do for a living-and send it in to Mo Stych with some great photos. We love featuring our YPs!



August 21-Leadership Grand Traverse Fall Class Deadline


August 24 - Pints & Politics (Right Brain Brewery); 4:30 - 6 p.m.


August 25 - State Theatre Volunteering; 5:15 - 7:15 p.m. 


Sept. 14-LGT Fellows Presentation: State & Local Government with Kent Wood


Sept. 24-Pints & Politics (Right Brain Brewery); 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.



YPs In the News!

Received a promotion, new job, board election, or 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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