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Special Membership Offer for Creative-Sector Businesses

Michigan’s Creative Coast and Traverse Connect are offering 50 Executive-level investor memberships (valued at $1,000 annually) at a 75% discount for creative businesses, thanks to funding from the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office.

A Traverse Connect Executive-level investor membership connects you and your business to the people, ideas, and resources you need to grow your business. In addition, your membership is an investment in the Grand Traverse Region’s prosperity by supporting economic development initiatives, business programs, and legislative advocacy, and it includes $200 of digital advertising.

The criteria to receive the 75% discount is simple. Your business must be designated as a Creative-Sector industry and cannot be a current member of Traverse Connect. You might be surprised to find that your business or industry qualifies as categories include software developers, web designers, marketing agencies, some types of manufacturing, and more.

If you work with businesses in these industries that are not currently members of Traverse Connect, please pass on this email or send them this link.

If you meet the criteria, click here to complete the application, and note in Step Five:

  • Select “Executive Level Investment”
  • In the comments/questions box, please note the creative sector that fits your business
  • Click “Submit Application”
  • There is no need to enter payment information – if you qualify, you will be invoiced


Applications will be accepted through December 31, 2021.


Please direct questions to Traverse Connect’s Director of Investor Relations, Brenda McLellan.