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Scale Up North Awards

Scale Up North Live Winners Announcement

On Friday, May 8, the Scale Up North Judges awarded the 2020 Emerging Business Award to Interactive Aerial and the 2020 Hagerty Scaling Business Award to TentCraft.

What are the Scale Up North Awards?

CELEBRATING BUSINESSES IN THE GRAND TRAVERSE REGION

At Traverse Connect, we are committed to bolstering and encouraging the scalability of businesses in the Grand Traverse Region. The Scale Up North Awards recognize and celebrate the vibrant and varied companies doing business "up north", their achievements, and their impact on the community and economy. After several rounds of opportunity to showcase their work, two businesses will be selected by a panel of judges and crowned as winner of one of two Scale Up North award categories. We look forward to celebrating the incredible entrepreneurs who make our community thrive!

Who should apply?

Businesses in the technology, creative, and traded industries are strongly encouraged to apply. Your business must be a for-profit company and be headquartered in Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Antrim, Leelanau or Benzie counties. If your business is thriving, and you'd like to gain recognition for the work that you do, we want to hear from you!

Award Categories

The winning businesses will each receive:

2020 Emerging Business Award Finalists

Burly Rentals

Emerging

Website

Earthen Ales

Emerging

Website

Geotix Network

Emerging

Website

HealthBridge Financial

Emerging

Website

Hybrid Robotics

Emerging

Website

Interactive Aerial

Emerging

Website

Loop Software & Testing

Emerging

Website

SampleServe

Emerging

Website

Table Health

Emerging

Website

Traverse Solar

Emerging

Website

2020 Hagerty Scaling Business Award Finalists

Adaptive Counseling and Case Management

Scaling Business

Website

ATLAS Space Operations, Inc.

Scaling Business

Website

Beards Brewery

Scaling Business

Website

Dave's Garage

Scaling Business

Website

Higher Grounds Trading Co.

Scaling Business

Website

JennyClean

Scaling Business

Website

Lake Effect Digital

Scaling Business

Website

Mammoth Distilling, LLC

Scaling Business

Website

MAWBY Sparkling Wine

Scaling Business

Website

Naveego, Inc.

Scaling Business

Website

Parshall Tree Care Experts

Scaling Business

Website

Stone House Bread

Scaling Business

Website

TentCraft, Inc.

Scaling Business

Website

Third Coast Bakery

Scaling Business

Website

Web Canopy Studio

Scaling Business

Website

Leslie Winkle

Owner, Studio415 / Scale Up North Awards Planning Committee

“As a participant in the Scale Up North Awards, you will gain tremendous experience, from helping you to fine tune your business practices as well as involve your team in the application process, which will strengthen your team camaraderie! This is also a fantastic opportunity to expand beyond your business’ existing customer base and to bring in new customers. Scale Up North is a great way to grow your business from the inside out!”

Tim Dutmers

President, Venturi / Scale Up North Awards Judge

“For those who, like our team, have the pleasure of living and working in Traverse City, yet generate their business everywhere else, the biggest benefit is the opportunity for your entire team to participate and tell the exciting story of your company’s growth and development. The experience of participating in this process will galvanize and reward your team, regardless of the outcome. You’ll be a better team after being considered for the Scale Up North Awards.”

Important Dates

 

Meet the Scale Up North Judges

Andrew Gorecki

DPT Owner /// Superior Physical Therapy

Andrew Kohlmann

Owner /// Image360

Barbara Shellman

Marketing Committee Chair /// SCORE Traverse City

Elizabeth Sonnabend

Program Manager /// Extended Educational Services - Northwestern Michigan College

Jen Seman

Director /// Sales & Client Services, Northern Michigan Region - Priority Health

Tim Dutmers

President /// Venturi

Todd Key

Director of Servicing and Retention /// Hagerty

Scale Up North Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Media Sponsors

In-Kind Sponsors