Great Start up for Innovation Award
The Traverse Bay Great Start Collaborative is among four finalists for a Regional Innovation Award from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. The award recognizes organizations that build stronger communities through breakthrough program development and collaboration among partners.
The Great Start Collaborative Traverse Bay, a partnership between Venture North and the Traverse Bay Intermediate School District, is the first of its kind in Michigan. It focuses on early childhood development as a driver of regional economic development, bringing together community leaders, families and caregivers to create advanced early childhood systems through the area that support family health, early literacy and expanded child care options.
"The finalists of the 2015 Regional Innovation Award exemplify the highest levels of civic entrepreneurship and economic stewardship," ACCE President Mick Fleming said.
Great Start Traverse Bay Collaborative Coordinator Mary Manner will attend the ACCE Annual Convention Aug. 11-14 in Montreal where the award will be presented. Learn more about the Traverse Bay Great Start Collaborative by clicking here.