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Save the Date! Traverse Connect’s Annual Economic Summit

 Each fall, Traverse Connect presents the Economic Outlook Summit to highlight trends, speak to issues affecting the economy, and garner wisdom from economic experts to look ahead at the emerging business climate. This year, we are excited to expand this day to include networking, economic outlook discussions, a business showcase, and talent recruiting workshop.  

Here is a glance at the day:   

Quick Connect:  

Start the day connecting and networking with businesses across the Grand Traverse Region! New this year, Quick Connect is incorporating intentional B2B networking, encouraging movement over the course of two hours. Make new connections with business and community leaders to help build your network. This event is open exclusively to Traverse Connect investors/members for $35 per ticket. 

Economic Outlook Luncheon:  

Our traditional longstanding program is back by popular demand, bigger and better than ever! We are very excited to bring back Jeff Korzenik, Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist with Fifth Third Management Group, to provide economic insight from a national and state level. We will also have a panel discussion to focus more specifically on the Grand Traverse Region. Our panel will feature industry experts in the manufacturing, technology, and creative industries. Traverse Connect investors/members have the option to purchase reserved tables of eight for $500 or individual tickets for $40 each. Non-Investors/members can purchase individual tickets for $65. We are also honored to have Fifth Third Bank back as our Presenting Sponsor for the luncheon.  

In addition to the luncheon this year, we will also be including a Business Showcase in the exhibition hall leading into the Economic Outlook Luncheon. Open exclusively to Economic Outlook Showcase attendees, the Business Showcase will highlight 20 businesses and will replace our traditional Business Expo. The Business Showcase will be a great opportunity for businesses within the Grand Traverse Region to highlight who they are and what they do. Booths for the Business Showcase are open to Traverse Connect Investors/Members only for $350.  

Recruiting Talent to Michigan’s Creative Coast Workshop 

We recognize that recruiting and retaining talent has become a top priority across all industries in the Grand Traverse Region. Therefore, this year we are offering a talent recruiting workshop to end the day. Learn the best tips to win over the top qualified candidates against your competitors as well as new strategies to attract and keep top talent. Traverse Connect investors/members can purchase tickets for $50 each. Non-Traverse Connect Investors/Members can purchase tickets for $75 each. 

Please save the date of November 2, 2021, for this day of networking, learning, and advancing the businesses of the Grand Traverse Region. Registration will open next week, and tickets for each individual event will be available for purchase separately. We hope to see you there.

Presenting Sponsor of the Annual Economic Summit:

Presenting Sponsor of the Economic Outlook Luncheon: