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2024 Northern Michigan Policy Conference

 

The Northern Michigan Policy Conference is a regional economic development conference led by the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance. The Alliance is a coalition of 16 chambers and economic development organizations and over 7,000 member businesses from across northern Michigan. The partnership exists to advocate for rural northern Michigan and move forward rural-centric business policy.
Now in its six year as a policy conference after serving as the Alliance’s annual agenda-setting meeting for years, the Northern Michigan Policy Conference is designed to leverage diverse strategies to enhance the northern Michigan region’s standing as a world-class place for business, residents, visitors, and students of all ages..

 

Ruby Sponsor – $25,000 (three available)

    • Recognition as Ruby Sponsor for the 2024 Northern Michigan Policy Conference (NMPC).
    • Three – Five-minute speaking opportunity during opening remarks.
    • Verbal recognition of Presenting Sponsor during opening remarks.
    • Two reserved tables of six (12 tickets total) with prominent placement at the front of the room
    • Twelve tickets to the Annual Celebration Gala (directly follows NMPC)
    • Six tickets to attend the Directors Reception (directly follows NMPC, an invite only event on floor 17 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm)
    • Logo included on 10 x 30 backdrop on stage (Please note, senator forum will be live streamed and broadcasted by 9&10 news with potential national coverage in which your logo will be represented).
    • Recognized as underwriter sponsor for Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance in 2024
    • Opportunity to provide one pre-recorded message to play across our social media platforms to promote your brand and the event in advance of it taking place.
    • Logo included on elevator wrap to governor’s ballroom.
    • Logo included on floor stickers outside of governor’s ballroom.
    • Logo included on welcome slide as attendees enter the room.
    • Logo included in digital program.
    • Logo included on table tents placed at each table.
    • Logo included on signage placed around the event.
    • Recognition in digital and print publications, included but not limited to:
          • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
          • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registration
          • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
          • Website: Logo on the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance website
          • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect and the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance social media platforms.

 

EMERALD SPONSOR: Total investment $10,000SOLD: Consumers Energy

    • Recognition as Emerald Sponsor for the 2024 Northern Michigan Policy Conference
    • One reserved table of six (6) with prominent placement at the front of the room
    • Six tickets to the Annual Celebration Gala (directly follows NMPC)
    • Two tickets to attend the Directors Reception (directly follows NMPC, an invite only event on floor 17 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm)
    • Sponsor must provide their own lanyards to be distributed at the event by Traverse Connect team
    • Verbal recognition during opening remarks
    • Logo included on signage placed around the room
    • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
          • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
          • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registration
          • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
          • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
          • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)

  

VALET PARKING SPONSOR: Total investment $5,500 – SOLD: MSHDA

    • Recognition as Valet Parking Sponsor for the 2024 Northern Michigan Policy Conference & Annual Celebration Gala
    • One reserved table of six (6) with prominent placement at the front of the room
    • Six tickets to the Annual Celebration Gala (directly follows NMPC)
    • Two tickets to attend the Directors Reception (directly follows NMPC, an invite only event on floor 17 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm)
    • Verbal recognition during opening remarks
    • Logo included on signage by valet parking stand.
    • Opportunity to include a 1⁄4 page marketing ad to the valet provider placed within vehicles (Ad must be printed and provided by sponsor.)
    • Opportunity to include one small swag item to the valet provider placed within the vehicles (Swag items must be provided by sponsor.)
    • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
          • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
          • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registration
          • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
          • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
          • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)

 

NOTEPAD AND PEN SPONSOR: Total investment$5,000 – SOLD: TVC

Have your company logo on all the conference notepads and pens. Enjoy a high degree of brand visibility post conference as they take their notepad & pen materials back with them. Sponsors are responsible for providing the imprinted notepads and pens. We will distribute.

    • Recognition as Notes Sponsor for the 2024 Northern Michigan Policy Conference.
    • Sponsor will have their own notepad & pens distributed at each place setting for attendees. Please note, sponsors are responsible for providing the imprinted notepads and pens.
    • One reserved table of six (6) with prominent placement at the front of the room
    • Six tickets to the Annual Celebration Gala (directly follows NMPC)
    • Two tickets to attend the Directors Reception (directly follows NMPC, an invite only event on floor 17 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm)
    • Verbal recognition during opening remarks.
    • Logo included on signage placed around the room.
    • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
          • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
          • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registration
          • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
          • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
          • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)

 

BEVERAGE SPONSOR: Total investment $3,500 – SOLD: Enbridge, Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network Of Michigan

    • Recognition as Beverage Sponsor for the 2024 Northern Michigan Policy Conference.
    • Four tickets to the Northern Michigan Policy Conference & Annual Celebration Gala.
    • Verbal recognition of Beverage Sponsor during opening remarks.
    • Logo included on signage placed next to beverage stations.
    • Logo included on single-color branded coaster placed at every other table setting.
    • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
          • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
          • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registration
          • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
          • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
          • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)
    • Logo included in digital program.
    • Logo included on signage placed around the event.

 

LUNCH SPONSOR: Total investment $3,000 – SOLD: Comfort Keepers, Enbridge

    • Recognition as Lunch Sponsor for the 2024 Northern Michigan Policy Conference
    • Four tickets to the Northern Michigan Policy Conference & Annual Celebration Gala
    • Single color logo on napkins at lunch station
    • Verbal recognition of Lunch Sponsor during opening remarks
    • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
          • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
          • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registration
          • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
          • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
          • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)
    • Logo included in digital program.
    • Logo included on signage placed around the event and next to lunch stations.

 

COFFEE SPONSOR: Total investment $2,500 – SOLD: DTE & TCLP

    • Recognition as Coffee Sponsor for the 2024 Northern Michigan Policy Conference.
    • Two tickets to the Northern Michigan Policy Conference & Annual Celebration Gala.
    • Verbal recognition of Coffee Sponsor during opening remarks.
    • Logo included on signage placed next to coffee stations.
    • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
          • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
          • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registration
          • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
          • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
          • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)
    • Logo included in digital program.
    • Logo included on signage placed around the event.

 

COAT CHECK SPONSOR: Total investment $2,500 – SOLD – Waste Management

    • Recognition as Coat Check Sponsor for the 2024 NMPC
    • Two tickets to the Northern Michigan Policy Conference & Annual Celebration Gala
    • Logo on all coat check tags that are handed to every attendee who checks a coat.
    • Logo included on signage that is placed at coat check stand.
    • Opportunity to provide a 1⁄4 page marketing ad for attendees to pick up at Coat Check
    • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
    • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
          • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registration
          • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
          • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
          • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)

 

DECOR SPONSOR – Total investment $2,000 – Two available 

    • Recognition as Decor Sponsor for the 2024 NMPC
    • Logo included within floral arrangements placed on each table and at registration.
    • Two tickets to the Northern Michigan Policy Conference & Annual Celebration Gala
    • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but are not limited to:
    • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
          • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registration
          • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
          • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
          • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)

 

BREAK SPONSOR: Total investment $2,000 – SOLD, Business Leaders for Michigan

    • Recognition as Break Sponsor for the 2024 NMPC
    • Two tickets to the Northern Michigan Policy Conference& Annual Celebration Gala
    • Single color logo on napkins at break station
    • Verbal recognition of Break Sponsor during opening remarks
    • Logo included on signage placed next to break stations.
    • Logo included on cocktail napkins placed on break stations.
    • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
    • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
          • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registration
          • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
          • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
          • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)
    • Logo included in digital program.
    • Logo included on signage placed around the event.

2024 Annual Celebration Gala

 

Toast the past year’s successes of our business community at the Traverse Connect Annual Celebration Gala!

 

PRESENTING SPONSOR: Total investment $20,000 – SOLD: Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network Of Michigan

    • Recognition of Presenting Sponsor for the 2024 Annual Celebration Gala
    • First rights of acceptance for the 2025 Annual Celebration Gala
    • Two-minute speaking opportunity during the Annual Celebration Gala
    • Two-minute speaking opportunity during the Directors Reception
    • Eight Tickets to the Annual Celebration Gala
    • Eight tickets included to the Directors Reception (Must be same tickets used for Gala)
    • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
          • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
          • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
          • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
          • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
          • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
    • Logo included on signage placed through the event
    • Logo on sizzle reel played at DJ station on dance floor
    • Verbal recognition at the event

 

DIRECTORS’ RECEPTION SPONSOR: Total investment $5,000 – SOLD: ITC

    • Recognition as Directors’ Reception Sponsor for the 2024 Annual Celebration Gala
    • First right of acceptance for 2025 Directors’ Reception sponsorship
    • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
          • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
          • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
          • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
          • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
          • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
    • Eight tickets to the Annual Celebration Gala
    • Eight tickets to the Directors’ Reception
    • Speaking opportunity at the Directors’ Reception
    • Logo included on single-color coasters placed at Directors’ Reception
    • Logo included on signage placed around the room

 

ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR: Total investment $3,500 – One SOLD: Mercantile Bank, One Available

    • Recognition as Entertainment Sponsor for the 2024 Annual Celebration Gala
    • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
          • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
          • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
          • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
          • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
          • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
    • Four tickets to the Annual Celebration Gala
    • Two tickets to the Directors’ Reception
    • Logo on signage placed near entertainment and stage
    • Logo on signage placed next to photo booth
    • Logo on signage placed next to video booth
    • Logo on LED Light up foam sticks for dance floor
    • Logo on sizzle reel played at DJ station on dance floor
    • Minimum of two mentions during the event from the DJ

 

COAT CHECK SPONSOR: Total investment $1,500 – Two available

    • Recognition as Coat Check Sponsor for the 2024 Annual Celebration Gala
    • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
          • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
          • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
          • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
          • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
          • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
    • Two tickets to the Annual Celebration Gala
    • Two tickets to the private Directors’ Reception Event
    • Logo on all coat check tags that are provided to every attendee who checks a coat
    • Logo included on signage that is placed at coat check stand
    • Opportunity to provide a ¼-page marketing ad for attendees to pick up at Coat Check

 

BEVERAGE SPONSOR – Total Investment $2,500 – SOLD: FreshTrippin

    • Recognition as Beverage Sponsor for the 2024 Annual Celebration Gala
    • Single-color logo printed on coasters placed around the room
    • Logo included on signage placed next to the bar
    • Four tickets to the Annual Celebration Gala
    • Two tickets to the private Directors’ Reception Event
    • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but are not limited to:
          • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
          • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
          • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
          • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
          • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)

 

DECOR SPONSOR – Total investment $2,000 – Two available

    • Recognition as Decor Sponsor for the 2024 Annual Celebration Gala
    • Logo included within floral arrangements placed around the room, tables, bars, etc.
    • Four tickets to Annual Celebration Gala
    • Two tickets to the private Directors’ Reception Event
    • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but are not limited to:
          • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
          • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
          • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
          • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
          • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)

 

HORS D’OEUVRES SPONSOR – Total investment $1,500 – Two available

    • Recognition as Hors d’ Oeuvres Sponsor for the 2024 Annual Celebration Gala
    • Logo included on signage placed next to food stations
    • Single-color logo printed on beverage napkin at food station
    • Two tickets to the Annual Celebration Gala
    • Two tickets to the private Directors’ Reception Event
    • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but are not limited to:
          • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
          • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
          • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
          • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
          • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)

 

LATE NIGHT SNACK SPONSOR – Total investment $1,500 – Two available

    • Recognition as Late Night Snack Sponsor for the 2024 Annual Celebration Gala
    • Logo included on signage placed next to food stations
    • Single-color logo printed on beverage napkin at food station
    • Two tickets to the Annual Celebration Gala
    • Two tickets to the private Directors’ Reception Event
    • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but are not limited to:
          • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
          • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
          • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
          • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
          • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)

Distinguished Service Award Luncheon & Traverse Connect Business & Community Achievement Awards 2024

 

The Distinguished Service Award is a 90-year tradition that annually recognizes a local resident for his or her efforts to improve the lives of people living and working in the Grand Traverse area. The Distinguished Service Award honors business leaders, public servants, patrons of area arts, naturalists, and those from a host of other backgrounds who’ve worked and given tirelessly to improve the region, according to Traverse Connect.

 

PRESENTING SPONSOR: Total investment $10,000 – SOLD: Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network Of Michigan

  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor for the 2024 Distinguished Service Award Luncheon
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
        • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
        • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
        • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
        • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
        • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Logo included in digital program
  • Logo included on signage placed throughout the event
  • Logo placed on all table tents
  • One reserved table of eight at the Distinguished Service Award Luncheon
  • A single three-minute speaking opportunity during opening remarks at the Distinguished Service Awards.
  • Opportunity to place marketing materials at each table (provided by sponsor)
  • Opportunity to show promotional video during opening remarks (provided by sponsor)

 

SUPPORTING SPONSOR: Total investment $5,000 – One available

  • Recognition as Supporting Sponsor for the 2024 Distinguished Service Award Luncheon
  • Logo included in digital program
  • Logo included on signage placed throughout the event
  • Logo placed on all table tents
  • One reserved table of eight at the Distinguished Service Award Luncheon
  • A single three-minute speaking opportunity during opening remarks at the Distinguished Service Awards.
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
        • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
        • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
        • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
        • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
        • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)

 

BEVERAGE SPONSOR: Total investment $2,500 – Sold: Networks Northwest

  • Recognition as Beverage Sponsor for the 2024 Distinguished Service Award Luncheon
  • Logo included in digital program
  • Logo included on signage placed at beverage station
  • Single-color logo printed on coasters placed at each table
  • One reserved table of eight at the Distinguished Service Award Luncheon
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
        • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
        • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
        • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
        • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
        • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)

 

LUNCH SPONSOR: Total investment $1,500 – SOLD: Mercantile Bank

  • Recognition as Lunch Sponsor for the 2024 Distinguished Service Award Luncheon
  • Logo included in digital program
  • Logo included on signage placed around the room
  • One reserved table of eight at the Distinguished Service Award Luncheon
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
        • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
        • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
        • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
        • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
        • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)

 

DECOR Sponsor: Total Investment $1,500 – One Sold, One Available

  • Recognition as Decor Sponsor for the 2024 Distinguished Service Award Luncheon
  • Logo included in digital program
  • Logo included on signage throughout the event
  • Logo included within floral arrangements placed on each table and at registration
  • One reserved table of eight at the Distinguished Service Award Luncheon
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
        • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
        • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
        • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
        • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
        • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)

 

Rising Star TCYP Member of the Year: $2,500 – One Available  

An award that recognizes a talented professional who is considered a rising star in their field and is considered a role model for others both personally and professionally. 

  • Recognition as Rising Star TCYP Member of the Year Award Sponsor for the 2024 Distinguished Service Award Luncheon  
  • Opportunity to read what the award is about, why your business supports this award in the community, and announce the winner during the luncheon 
  • Logo included in digital program 
  • Logo included on signage placed throughout the event 
  • Logo placed on all table tents 
  • One reserved table of eight at the Distinguished Service Award Luncheon   
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:  
      • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)  
      • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant  
      • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)  
      • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website  
      • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)  

 

Economic Impact Award: $2,500 – One Available  

A business that has made significant contributions to the economic vitality of the region through business growth, job creation, investment in infrastructure, and participation in other endeavors that benefit that community and its residents. The company must also exemplify excellent corporate citizenship by giving back to the community in which it operates and possess a corporate culture that enhances the lives of its employees. 

  • Recognition as Economic Impact Award Sponsor for the 2024 Distinguished Service Award Luncheon  
  • Opportunity to read what the award is about, why your business supports this award in the community, and announce the winner during the luncheon 
  • Logo included in digital program 
  • Logo included on signage placed throughout the event 
  • Logo placed on all table tents 
  • One reserved table of eight at the Distinguished Service Award Luncheon   
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:  
      • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)  
      • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant  
      • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)  
      • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website  
      • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)  

 

New Business of the Year Award: $2,500 – One Available  

A new, stand out business in the Grand Traverse region that has already demonstrated a level of excellence in their product category and a commitment to giving back to the community. 

  • Recognition as New Business of the Year Award Sponsor for the 2024 Distinguished Service Award Luncheon  
  • Opportunity to read what the award is about, why your business supports this award in the community, and announce the winner during the luncheon 
  • Logo included in digital program 
  • Logo included on signage placed throughout the event 
  • Logo placed on all table tents 
  • One reserved table of eight at the Distinguished Service Award Luncheon   
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:  
      • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)  
      • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant  
      • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)  
      • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website  
      • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)  

2024 Economic Strategy Sessions

 

The Economic Strategy Sessions (ESS) are an initiative by Traverse Connect to engage high-level investors, community leaders, and business owners with the key pillars of our region’s economic development strategy, and to provide clear and transparent leadership and guidelines for the growth of our region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Held three times annually, the Economic Strategy Session event series hosts presentations and discussion forums are for anyone that wants to gain insight into particular areas of concern that affect multiple industries.

 

PRESENTING SPONSOR: Total investment for all three sessions $30,000 – Sold: Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network Of Michigan

  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor for the 2024 ESS Series of three events
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
    • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
    • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
    • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
    • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
    • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Speaking opportunity (up to five minutes) (Live or pre-recorded)
  • Opportunity to play a one-minute commercial after opening remarks
  • Opportunity to provide three (one per event) pre-recorded messages to play across our social media platforms to promote your brand and the event in advance of the event taking place.
  • Eight tickets per session
  • Logo included in digital program
  • Logo included on all table and event signage

 

SUPPORTING SPONSOR: Total investment for all three sessions $15,000 – Sold: Munson Healthcare

  • Recognition as Supporting Sponsor for the 2024 ESS Series of three events
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
    • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
    • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
    • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
    • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
    • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Two-minute speaking opportunity (Live or pre-recorded)
  • Eight tickets per session
  • Logo included in digital program
  • Logo included on all table and event signage

 

BEVERAGE SPONSOR: Total Investment for all three sessions $7,500 – Sold: Networks Northwest

  • Recognition as Beverage Sponsor for the 2024 ESS Series (3 total)
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
    • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
    • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
    • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
    • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
    • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Single-color logo printed on coasters placed at each table
  • Eight tickets per session
  • Logo included in digital program distributed to each attendee
  • Logo included on all table and event signage

Northern Michigan Startup Week

Unicorn Sponsor – $7,500 – Three in Total: One Remaining (Munson & Hagerty two of three sponsors) 

  • Recognized as the Unicorn Sponsor at the following events:  
      • Monday, April 22nd: Startup Crawl 
      • Monday, April 22nd Northwestern Michigan STEM-Posium 
      • Tuesday, April 23rd: Northern Michigan’s Rural Health Landscape: Innovation and Higher Education Engaging in Building Thriving Communities 
      • Tuesday, April 23rd: TCNewTech University Showdown 
      • Wednesday, April 24th: Access to Capital Breakfast 
      • Wednesday, April 24th: The 20Fathoms Launch Awards: An Evening of Connections and Entrepreneurial Spirit 
      • Thursday, April 25th: The Office of Possibilities (OOPs) Innovation Network 
      • Thursday, April 25th: Shifting Mindsets: Extending Health Spans Through Innovation 
  • 3 – 5 minute sponsor opening remarks available at the following events:  
  • Northern Michigan’s Rural Health Landscape 
  • Access to Capital Breakfast 
  • Shifting Mindsets: Extending Health Spans Through Innovation  
  • Two tickets included to the following paid events:  
  • Access to Captial Breakfast 
  • Shifting Mindsets: Extending Health Spans Through Innovation 
  • Sponsor verbal recognition at all events listed above 
  • Opportunity to provide one 60 second pre-recorded video to play across social media channels about your organization and support for NMSW 
  • Logo included on signage placed at each event listed above 
  • Logo prominently displayed on the NMSW webpage, hosted on the Traverse Connect website 
  • Logo displayed on each individual event page with click through link to website 
  • Logo included on reminder and thank you emails with click through link to website 
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:  
      • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers) 
      • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant  
      • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)  
      • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website  
      • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)  

 

 

Accelerator Sponsor – $3,500 – Two Available (Priority Health one of three sponsors)

  • Recognized as the Accelerator Sponsor at the following events:  
      • Monday, April 22nd: Startup Crawl 
      • Monday, April 22nd Northwestern Michigan STEM-Posium 
      • Tuesday, April 23rd: Northern Michigan’s Rural Health Landscape: Innovation and Higher Education Engaging in Building Thriving Communities 
      • Tuesday, April 23rd: TCNewTech University Showdown 
      • Wednesday, April 24th: Access to Capital Breakfast 
      • Wednesday, April 24th: The 20Fathoms Launch Awards: An Evening of Connections and Entrepreneurial Spirit 
      • Thursday, April 25th: The Office of Possibilities (OOPs) Innovation Network 
      • Thursday, April 25th: Shifting Mindsets: Extending Health Spans Through Innovation 
  • Two tickets included to the following paid events:  
  • Access to Capital Breakfast 
  • Shifting Mindsets: Extending Health Spans Through Innovation 
  • Sponsor verbal recognition at all events listed above  
  • Logo included on signage placed at each event listed above 
  • Logo prominently displayed on the NMSW webpage, hosted on the Traverse Connect website 
  • Logo displayed on each individual event page with click through link to website 
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:  
      • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
      • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant  
      • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)  
      • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website  
      • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)  

 

 

Bootstrap Sponsor (digital recognition only)  – $550 – Four Available (Venture North one of five)

  • Recognized as the Bootstrap Sponsor on the following event pages:
      • Monday, April 22nd: Startup Crawl 
      • Monday, April 22nd:  Northwestern Michigan STEM-Posium 
      • Tuesday, April 23rd: Northern Michigan’s Rural Health Landscape: Innovation and Higher Education Engaging in Building Thriving Communities 
      • Tuesday, April 23rd: TCNewTech University Showdown 
      • Wednesday, April 24th: Access to Capital Breakfast 
      • Wednesday, April 24th: The 20Fathoms Launch Awards: An Evening of Connections and Entrepreneurial Spirit 
      • Thursday, April 25th: The Office of Possibilities (OOPs) Innovation Network 
      • Thursday, April 25th: Shifting Mindsets: Extending Health Spans Through Innovation 
  • Logo displayed on the NMSW webpage, hosted on the Traverse Connect website 
  • Logo displayed on each individual event page with click through link to website 
  • Logo included in all confirmation emails  

Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Summit

GRAND TRAVERSE AREA MANUFACTURING SUMMIT PRESENTING SPONSOR: Total investment $5,500 – One available 

  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor for the 2024 Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Summit 
  • One reserved tables of eight for the Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Summit with prominent placement at the front of the room  
  • One vendor table included   
  • Three-Five minute Speaking opportunity during opening remarks  
  • Logo included on welcome slide as attendees enter the room  
  • Verbal recognition as Presenting Sponsor during opening remarks  
  • Logo included in digital program provided to all Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Summit attendees  
  • Logo included on signage placed at the event  
  • Opportunity to provide one pre-recorded messages to play across our social media platforms to promote your brand and the event in advance of the event taking place. 
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:  
        • The Connection: Promoted in Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)  
        • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant  
        • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)  
        • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website  
        • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)  

 

SUPPORTING SPONSOR: Total investment $2,500 – One of Two Sold 

  • Recognition as Supporting Sponsor for the 2024 Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Summit 
  • One table of eight for the Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Summit with prominent placement at the front of the room  
  • Two-minute speaking opportunity during opening remarks  
  • Verbal recognition as Supporting Sponsor during opening remarks  
  • Logo included in digital program provided to all Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Summit attendees  
  • Logo included on signage placed at the event  
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:  
      • The Connection: Promoted in Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
      • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant  
      • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)  
      • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website  
      • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)  

 

BEVERAGE SPONSOR: Total investment $1,500 – Sold: Networks Northwest and Consumers Energy

  • Recognition as Beverage Sponsor for the 2024 Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Summit 
  • Four tickets included to the Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Summit 
  • Logo included in digital program  
  • Logo included on signage placed next to the beverage table  
  • Single-color logo printed on coasters placed at each table  
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:  
      • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
      • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant  
      • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)  
      • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website  
      • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)  

  

VENDOR NETWORKING TABLE SPONSOR $350 – Sold (10) 

  • One 6’ table and two chairs provided for organization to display marketing and company material during the Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Summit, inside of the conference room where the event takes place 
  • Two tickets included to the Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Summit 
  • Logo included on Traverse Connect event page highlighting which organizations will be represented at tables with click through link to website 

2024 Traverse Connect Annual Golf Outing

 

The Traverse Connect Annual Golf Outing is our premier networking event! Proceeds from the Golf Outing support Leadership Grand Traverse, Traverse Connect’s flagship professional development program.

 

PRESENTING SPONSOR: Total investment $20,000 – Sold: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor for the 2024 Leadership Grand Traverse Annual Golf Outing
  • First right of acceptance for Presenting sponsorship of 2025 Leadership Grand Traverse Annual Golf Outing
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
        • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
        • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
        • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
        • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
        • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Table at a single hole on either Mountain Ridge or Betsie Valley
  • Two lunch voucher tickets included and up to three drink tickets for table staff to enjoy throughout the day
  • Two foursome entries in the outing (eight golfers)
  • Opening remarks before shotgun start
  • Opportunity to provide company swag or materials in golf carts for golfers
  • Logo included on golfer’s gift
  • Logo included in digital program

 

GOLF BALL SPONSOR: Total investment $2,500 – Two available (one per course)

Each golfer will receive a golf ball sleeve in their welcome bag (three golf balls included per sleeve). Each golf ball will be customized with sponsor’s single-color company logo.

  • Recognition as Golf Ball Sponsor for the 2024 Leadership Grand Traverse Annual Golf Outing
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
        • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
        • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
        • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
        • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
        • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • One sign with your company logo on either Mountain Ridge or Betsie Valley
  • Verbal recognition during awards ceremony
  • Logo in digital program
  • Logo included on signage placed at reception

 

LUNCH SPONSOR – Total investment $1,750 – SOLD: TBA Credit Union

  • Recognition as Lunch Sponsor for the 2024 Leadership Grand Traverse Annual Golf Outing
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
        • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
        • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
        • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
        • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
        • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Single-color logo included on lunch napkins
  • Logo on lunch tickets provided in every golfer’s welcome bag on either Mountain Ridge or Betsie Valley
  • Opportunity to place table next to lunch station to distribute marketing materials
  • One sign with your company logo at lunch station
  • Verbal recognition during awards ceremony
  • Logo in digital program
  • Logo included on signage placed at reception

 

BEVERAGE SPONSOR: Total investment $1,500 – Two Sold: Mercantile Bank and Dennis, Gartland & Niegarth

  • Recognition as Beverage Sponsor for the 2024 Leadership Grand Traverse Annual Golf Outing on either Mountain Ridge or Betsie Valley
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
        • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
        • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
        • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
        • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
        • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • One sign with your company logo on either Mountain Ridge or Betsie Valley
  • Koozies with single-color logo provided to each golfer on either Mountain Ridge or Betsie Valley
  • Logo on attendee drink tickets for corresponding course chosen
  • Verbal recognition during awards ceremony
  • Logo in digital program
  • Logo included on signage placed at reception

 

WATER SPONSOR: Total investment $1,000– One sold, 1 Available  (one per course)

The water sponsor is responsible for providing the bottled water and will receive a golf cart on their assigned course to drive and pass out water to the golfers and interact with them throughout the day.

  • Recognition as Water Sponsor for the 2024 Leadership Grand Traverse Annual Golf Outing
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
        • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
        • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
        • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
        • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
        • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • One sign with your company logo on either Mountain Ridge or Betsie Valley
  • Verbal recognition during awards ceremony
  • Logo in digital program
  • Logo included on signage placed at reception

 

BIRDIE SPONSOR: Total investment $1,000 – 8 Sold, 2 Available

  • Recognition as Birdie Sponsor for the 2024 Leadership Grand Traverse Annual Golf Outing
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
        • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
        • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
        • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
        • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
        • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Table at a single hole on either Mountain Ridge or Betsie Valley (five available per course)
  • Opportunity to provide sponsor marketing materials at designated hole
  • Lunch voucher included
  • Three drink tickets to use throughout the day, covering up to two representatives
  • Verbal recognition during awards ceremony
  • Logo in digital program
  • Logo included on signage placed at reception

 

HOLE SPONSOR: Total investment $250 – One Sold, 9 Available

  • One branded sign with company logo on Mountain Ridge or Betsie Valley
  • Sponsor recognition on event webpage with click-through link to sponsor website

2024/2025 Leadership Grand Traverse Sponsorship Opportunities

Leadership Grand Traverse (LGT) is a community-based program that prepares participants for decision-making leadership roles in areas such as policy, program implementation, and development. The program provides unique access and exposure to many of the major assets and leaders across our region, including natural resources, parks and recreation, community and economic development, health and human services, transportation, and agriculture. Offered once each year, LGT invites participants to connect with our community and each other. Alumni of this over thirty-year long program are evident throughout all sectors of the Grand Traverse region. Interested participants should come prepared to learn, challenge their assumptions, make new friends and – hopefully – see the world through a slightly different lens.

 

PRESENTING SPONSOR: Total investment $20,000Sold: Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network Of Michigan

  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor for the 2024/2025 Leadership Grand Traverse Cohort (LGT)
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
        • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
        • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
        • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
        • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
        • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Eight-month sponsorship promotion opportunity from August 2024 through March 2025
  • Opportunity to send one employee through Leadership Grand Traverse program
    Applicant must still submit thorough application
  • Speaking opportunity at graduation with audience of LGT participants and community members
  • Speaking opportunity at LGT Alumni event
  • Forty-five second sponsor video to be recorded and shared on LGT event page and social media channels
  • Logo included on programs given to each attendee (13 sessions total)
  • Verbal recognition of sponsorship at the beginning of each session
  • Exclusive sponsor information distrusted to each attendee at the event (Literature must be provided by the sponsor)
  • Branded swag given to each participant

2024 Bully Pulpit

 

Join the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance and Traverse Connect for one of our cornerstone advocacy events to hear Lansing insiders take on past and current political events.

 

PRESENTING SPONSOR: Total investment $5,000 – Sold: DTE

  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor for the 2024 Bully Pulpit
  • Eight tickets to the Bully Pulpit with reserved table at the front of the room
  • Speaking opportunity during opening remarks
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
        • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
        • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
        • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
        • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
        • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Logo included on table tents placed at each table
  • Logo included in digital program and signage placed around room
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional material (provided by sponsor) at each table
  • Single-color logo printed on coasters placed at the bar

 

SUPPORTING SPONSOR: Total investment $2,500Sold

  • Recognition as Supporting Sponsor for the 2024 Bully Pulpit
  • Two-minute speaking opportunity during opening remarks
  • Verbal recognition as Supporting Sponsor during opening remarks
  • Four tickets to the Bully Pulpit with prominent placement at the front of the room
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
        • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
        • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
        • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
        • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
        • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Logo included in digital program
  • Logo included on table tents placed at each table
  • Logo included on signage placed around room

 

BEVERAGE SPONSOR: Total investment $1,500Sold

  • Recognition as Beverage Sponsor for the 2024 Bully Pulpit
  • Four tickets to Bully Pulpit with prominent placement at the front of the room
  • Verbal recognition as Beverage Sponsor during opening remarks
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
        • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
        • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
        • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
        • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
        • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Logo included in digital program
  • Logo included on signage placed around the event
  • Logo included on single-color branded coaster placed on each table

2024 Annual Economic Summit

 

The Annual Economic Summit highlights trends, speaks to issues affecting the economy, and garner wisdom from economic experts to look ahead at the emerging business climate.

 

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK LUNCHEON PRESENTING SPONSOR: Total investment $20,000 – One available

  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor for the 2024 Economic Outlook Luncheon
  • Two tables of eight for the Economic Outlook Luncheon with prominent placement at the front of the room
  • One table at Quick Connect Networking event
  • Speaking opportunity during opening remarks
  • Input on keynote speaker selection process, chosen by Traverse Connect
  • Logo included on welcome slide as attendees enter the room
  • Verbal recognition as Presenting Sponsor during opening remarks
  • Logo included in digital program provided to all Economic Outlook Luncheon and Quick Connect attendees
  • Logo included on signage placed at the event
  • Opportunity to provide two pre-recorded messages to play across our social media platforms to promote your brand and the event in advance of the event taking place.
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
        • The Connection: Promoted in Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
        • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
        • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
        • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
        • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)

 

SUPPORTING SPONSOR: Total investment $10,000Sold: Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network Of Michigan

  • Recognition as Supporting Sponsor for the 2024 Economic Outlook Summit
  • One table of eight for the Economic Outlook Luncheon with prominent placement at the front of the room
  • One table at the Business Showcase
  • Two-minute speaking opportunity during opening remarks
  • Verbal recognition as Supporting Sponsor during opening remarks
  • Logo included in digital program provided to all Economic Outlook Luncheon and Quick Connect attendees
  • Logo included on signage placed at the event
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
        • The Connection: Promoted in Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
        • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
        • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
        • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
        • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)

 

BEVERAGE SPONSOR: Total investment $3,500 – One Sold: Networks Northwest, One Available

  • Recognition as Beverage Sponsor for the 2024 Economic Outlook Luncheon
  • One table of eight for the Economic Outlook Luncheon with prominent placement in the room
  • Logo included in digital program
  • Logo included on signage placed next to the beverage table
  • Single-color logo printed on coasters placed at each table
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
        • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
        • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
        • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
        • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
        • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)

 

DECOR SPONSOR – Total investment $2,000 – Two available

  • Recognition as Decor Sponsor for the 2024 Annual Economic Summit
  • Logo included within floral arrangements placed on each table and at registration
  • One table of eight for the Economic Outlook Luncheon with prominent placement in the room
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but are not limited to:
        • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
        • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
        • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
        • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
        • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)

 

QUICK CONNECT NETWORKING CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST SPONSOR –Total investment $1,500 – Two available

  • Recognition as Continental Breakfast Sponsor during the 2024 Quick Connect networking event
  • One-minute sponsor remarks at beginning of morning networking event
  • Four tickets to the Economic Outlook Luncheon
  • Single-color logo included on napkins placed by the breakfast station
  • Logo included on signage placed around at the event
  • Logo included in digital program provided to all Economic Outlook Luncheon and Quick Connect attendees
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
        • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
        • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
        • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
        • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
        • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)

 

BUSINESS SHOWCASE TABLE SPONSOR $500 (One Sold, 19 Available)

  • One 6’ table and two chairs provided for organization to display marketing and company material during Quick Connect and during registration for Annual Economic Luncheon
  • Two tickets included to Economic Outlook Luncheon
  • Logo included on Traverse Connect event page highlighting which organizations will be represented at tables

2024 Cocktails & Connections

 

Held three times annually, our Cocktails & Connections meetups are an opportunity for businesses within the Grand Traverse Region to get plugged into a network, meet new people, and learn about becoming engaged with current and future members in a social environment. Each event draws 50 – 120 attendees from all types of businesses within the Grand Traverse Region. The Presenting Sponsor is responsible for providing alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, separate from their sponsorship. Food is optional, but not required.

 

PRESENTING SPONSOR: Total investment per each session $2,500 – Three available (1 per event)

  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor for one of the Cocktails & Connections
  • Sponsors logo with hyperlink to company page on event page.
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
        • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (8,000 + subscribers)
        • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant
        • Media: Promoted as sponsor in all earned and purchased media related to the event (may include print, radio, television, and direct mail)
        • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
        • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Opportunity to place company swag and promotional material out during event
  • Opportunity to provide brief (1-2 minutes) opening remarks during event