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Scale Up North Awards Judges Select Businesses to Advance to the Scale Up North Video Showcase

The judges for Traverse Connect’s Scale Up North Awards, acknowledging the vibrant and varied companies doing business “up north” announced the businesses advancing to the Scale Up North Awards Showcase. All competing businesses will submit a video to showcase their employees, company culture, workspace, and office or production facility. The videos will be released to the public between March 16-18.

The Scale Up North Awards will recognize businesses in two stages of growth: the Emerging Business Award and the Hagerty Scaling Business Award. Both awards are open to for-profit companies in Traverse Connect’s five-county service area.

Businesses advancing to the Showcase in the Emerging Business category are: The Elk Rapids Marina on Elk Lake, FirstIgnite, Golden Swan Management, Kultura Group | Luxury Real Estate, Olean’s Dispensary, Refuge Salon, Shift Health Center, and Yuba Vineyards.

Established business who have been operating for more than five years and advancing to the Showcase in the Hagerty Scaling Business category are: Bay View Flooring, Cox Machine, Fresh Coast Market, Grand Traverse Distillery, Hilbert’s Honey Co., Inhabitect, Oryana Community Cooperative, Pets Naturally, Truly Free, The Royal Stag Properties, The Workshop Brewing Company, Third Coast Fruit Co., and TruNorth Landscaping.

Ten of the Showcase companies will be selected by the Scale Up North Judges to move on in the competition and participate in site visits in April. Six finalists will advance to the Scale Up North Finals at the City Opera House on May 5, 2022 at 4 p.m.

The Scale Up North Awards are presented by Hagerty and Priority Health, with additional support by Northwestern Michigan College.

Click here to read more about the Scale Up North Awards