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2023 Traverse Connect Sponsorship Opportunities

Annual Celebration Gala

Friday, January 20, 2023 | Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Toast the past year's successes of our business community at the Traverse Connect Annual Celebration Gala!

Help your business stand-out by sponsoring this event. Contact Molly MacGirr, Director of Events & Programs.

  • Recognition of Presenting Sponsor for the 2023 Annual Celebration Gala  
  • First rights of acceptance for the 2024 Annual Celebration Gala 
  • Two-minute speaking opportunity during the Annual Celebration Gala 
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
    • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (6,000 + 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 signage placed through the event   
  • Verbal recognition at the event   
  • Logo included in all marketing materials   

  • Recognition as Directors’ Reception Sponsor for the 2023 Annual Celebration Gala  
  • First right of acceptance for 2024 Directors’ Reception sponsorship
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to: 
    • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (6,000 + 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, Twitter, 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  

  • Recognition as Beverage Sponsor for the 2023 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 (6,000 + 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) 

  • Recognition as Entertainment Sponsor for the 2023 Annual Celebration Gala   
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:  
    • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (6,000 + 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) 
  • Four tickets to the Annual Celebration Gala 
  • Two tickets to the private Directors’ Reception  
  • Logo on signage placed near entertainment and stage  
  • Minimum of two mentions during the event from our entertainment 

  • Recognition as Photo Booth Sponsor for the 2023 Annual Celebration Gala   
  • Logo included on signage placed next to photo booth at Annual Celebration Gala 
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:   
    • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (6,000 + 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) 
  • Four tickets to the Annual Celebration Gala 
  • Two tickets to the private Directors’ Reception Event   
  • Logo included on signage placed near photo booth 
  • Minimum of two mentions during the event from our entertainment   

  • Recognition as Valet Parking Sponsor for the 2023 Annual Celebration Gala  
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
    • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (6,000 + 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) 
  • Four tickets to the Annual Celebration Gala   
  • Two tickets to the private Directors’ Reception event  
  • 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 as Coat Check Sponsor for the 2023 Annual Celebration Gala  
    • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to: 
      • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (6,000 + 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
    • Four tickets to the Annual Celebration Gala  
    • Two tickets to the private Directors’ Reception Event  
    • 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 as Decor Sponsor for the 2023 Annual Celebration Gala 
  • Logo included on signage placed around the room 
  • 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 (6,000 + 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) 

  • Recognition as Hors D’oeuvres Sponsor for the 2023 Annual Celebration Gala 
  • Logo included on signage placed next to food stations 
  • Single-color logo printed on beverage napkin  
  • 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 (6,000 + 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) 

2023 DSA Luncheon Sponsorship Opportunities  

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.

Help your business stand-out by sponsoring this event. Contact Molly MacGirr, Director of Events & Programs.

 

  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor for the 2023 Distinguished Service Award Luncheon 
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to: 
    • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (6,000 + 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 throughout the event  
  • Logo placed on all table tents 
  • One reserved table of eight at the Distinguished Service Award Luncheon 
  • Speaking opportunity (one – three minutes) 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 

 

  • Recognition as Supporting Sponsor for the 2023 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    
  • Speaking opportunity (one-three minutes) during opening remarks 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 (6,000 + 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) 

 

  • Recognition as Beverage Sponsor for the 2023 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 (6,000 + 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) 

 

  • Recognition as Lunch Sponsor for the 2023 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    
    • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (6,000 + 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) 

 

  • Recognition as Decor Sponsor for the 2023 Distinguished Service Award Luncheon  
  • Logo included in digital program 
  • Logo included on signage throughout the event 
  • Four tickets to 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 (6,000 + 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) 

2023 Scale Up North Awards Sponsorship Opportunities 

Traverse Connect's annual Scale Up North Awards competition is 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 are 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!

Help your business stand-out by sponsoring this event. Contact Molly MacGirr, Director of Events & Programs.

 

  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor for the 2023 Scale Up North Awards  
  • First right of refusal for Presenting sponsorship of 2024 Scale Up North Awards   
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to: 
    • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (6,000 + 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) 
  • Pre-recorded sponsor remarks and promotional video to be shown in conjunction with Scale Up North Awards Ceremony and Traverse Connect social media platforms 
  • Speaking opportunity (one – three minutes) during the Scale Up North Awards Ceremony 
  • Opportunity for one company representative to participate as a judge  
  • Logo featured in all events and on signage at the Scale Up North Awards Ceremony 

 

  • Recognition as Supporting Sponsor for the 2023 Scale Up North Awards  
  • First right of refusal for Supporting sponsorship of 2024 Scale Up North Awards 
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:
    • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (6,000 + 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) 
  • Pre-recorded sponsor remarks and promotional video to be shown in conjunction with Scale Up North Awards Ceremony and Traverse Connect social media platforms 
  • Opportunity for one company representative to participate as a judge  
  • Logo featured in all events and on signage at the Scale Up North Awards Ceremony 

2023 Leadership Grand Traverse Annual Golf Outing Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Help your business stand-out by sponsoring this event. Contact Molly MacGirr, Director of Events & Programs.

 

  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor for the 2023 Leadership Grand Traverse Annual Golf Outing  
  • First right of acceptance for Presenting sponsorship of 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 (6,000 + 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)  
  • Table at a single hole on either The Bear or The Wolverine 
  • 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  

(This sponsorship must have an item valued no less than $5,000 to be given away if player makes hole in one – for both men’s and women’s teams).  Contact Molly MacGirr

  • Recognition as Hole-In-One Sponsor for the 2023 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 (6,000 + 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) 
  • Table at a single hole on either The Bear or The Wolverine  
  • Three drink tickets to enjoy throughout the day   
  • Verbal recognition during awards ceremony   
  • Logo in program and course map  
  • Logo included on signage placed at reception   
  • Thirty-second video recording of hole in one item to be shared on the Traverse Connect Facebook page  

PLEASE NOTE: Insurance much be provided by sponsor for items – cost of insurance will be subtracted from total sponsorship cost.  

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 2023 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 (6,000 + 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) 
  • One sign with your company logo on either The Bear or The Wolverine  
  • Verbal recognition during awards ceremony   
  • Logo in digital program  
  • Logo included on signage placed at reception  

 

  • Recognition as Lunch Sponsor for the 2023 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 (6,000 + 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)  
  • Single-color logo included on lunch napkins  
  • Logo on lunch tickets placed in every golfer’s welcome bag on either The Wolverine or The Bear  
  • 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   

 

  • Recognition as Beverage Sponsor for the 2023 Leadership Grand Traverse Annual Golf Outing on either The Bear or The Wolverine  
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:   
    • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (6,000 + 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) 
  • One sign with your company logo on either The Bear or The Wolverine   
  • Koozies with single-color logo provided to each golfer on either The Bear or The Wolverine   
  • 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   

 

  • Recognition as Birdie Sponsor for the 2023 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 (6,000 + 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) 
  • Table at a single hole on either The Bear or The Wolverine (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 reps  
  • Verbal recognition during awards ceremony   
  • Logo in digital program  
  • Logo included on signage placed at reception   

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 2023 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 (6,000 + 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) 
  • One sign with your company logo on either The Bear or The Wolverine  
  • Verbal recognition during awards ceremony   
  • Logo in digital program  
  • Logo included on signage placed at reception

 

  • One branded sign with company logo on The Bear or The Wolverine   
  • Sponsor recognition on event webpage with click-through link to sponsor website  

2023/2024 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.

Help your business stand-out by sponsoring this event. Contact Molly MacGirr, Director of Events & Programs.

 

    • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:  
    • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (6,000 + 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) Recognition as Presenting Sponsor for the 2024/2025 Leadership Grand Traverse Cohort (LGT)
    • Website: Logo on Traverse Connect website
    • Social Media: Recognition across Traverse Connect social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn) 
  • Eight-month sponsorship promotion opportunity from August 2023 through March 2024 
  • 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 in their LGT orientation bag  

2023 Northern Michigan Policy Conference Sponsorship Opportunities 

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 all across northern Michigan. The partnership exists to advocate for rural northern Michigan and move forward rural-centric business policy.

Help your business stand-out by sponsoring this event. Contact Molly MacGirr, Director of Events & Programs.

 

  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor for the 2023 Northern Michigan Policy Conference (NMPC)  
  • First right of acceptance for Presenting sponsorship of 2024 Northern Michigan Policy Conference   
  • Speaking opportunity during opening remarks   
  • Verbal recognition of Presenting Sponsor during opening remarks   
  • One table of six with prominent placement at the front of the room   
    • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (6,000 + 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 on single-color branded coaster placed on each table 
  • Logo included on welcome slide as attendees enter the room   
  • Logo included in digital program   
  • Logo included at table tents placed at each table   
  • Logo included on signage placed around the event  

 

  • Recognition as Supporting Sponsor for the 2023 NMPC 
  • Two-minute speaking opportunity during opening remarks 
  • Verbal recognition of Supporting Sponsor during opening remarks  
  • One table of six at the Policy Conference  
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:  
    • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (6,000 + 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 event page with click through link to company 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 

 

  • Recognition as Lunch Sponsor for the 2023 NMPC  
  • Four tickets to the Policy Conference 
  • 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 (6,000 + 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  

 

  • Recognition as Beverage Sponsor for the 2023 NMPC  
  • Four tickets to the Policy Conference 
  • Verbal recognition of 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 (6,000 + 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   
  • Logo included on single-color branded coaster placed on each table 

 

  • Recognition as Coat Check Sponsor for the 2023 NMPC 
  • Four tickets to the Policy Conference 
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:   
    • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (6,000 + 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 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   

2023 Bully Pulpit Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Help your business stand-out by sponsoring this event. Contact Molly MacGirr, Director of Events & Programs.

 

  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor for the 2023 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 (6,000 + 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 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  

 

  • Recognition as Supporting Sponsor for the 2023 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 (6,000 + 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 event page with click through link to company 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 

 

  • Recognition as Beverage Sponsor for the 2023 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 (6,000 + 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   
  • Logo included on single-color branded coaster placed on each table   

2023 Economic Strategy Sessions (ESS) 

The Economic Strategy Sessions 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.

Help your business stand-out by sponsoring this event. Contact Molly MacGirr, Director of Events & Programs.

 

  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor for the 2023 ESS Series of three events 
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:   
    • Traverse Connect Weekly Bulletin:  Promoted in the Traverse Connect Weekly Bulletin (7,000 + 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, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)  
  • Speaking opportunity (up to five minutes) (Live or pre-recorded) 
  • Opportunity to play a one-minute commercial after opening remarks   
  • Eight tickets per session  
  • Logo included in digital program  
  • Logo included on all table and event signage  

 

  • Recognition as Supporting Sponsor for the 2023 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 (6,000 + 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) 
  • 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

 

  • Recognition as Beverage Sponsor for the 2023 ESS Series (3 total)  
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to: 
    • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (6,000 + 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) 
  • 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  

2023 Annual Economic Summit Sponsorship Opportunities

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.

Help your business stand-out by sponsoring this event. Contact Molly MacGirr, Director of Events & Programs.

 

  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor for the 2023 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  
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to:   
    • The Connection: Promoted in Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (6,000 + 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)  

 

  • Recognition as Supporting Sponsor for the 2023 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  
  • Logo included on welcome slide as attendees enter the room   
  • 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 (6,000 + 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)  

 

  • Recognition as Beverage Sponsor for the 2023 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   
    • Traverse Connect Weekly Bulletin: Promoted in the Traverse Connect Weekly Bulletin (7,000 + 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, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)   
    • Videos: All recorded videos posted on Traverse Connect YouTube page with sponsor recognition  

 

  • Recognition as Continental Breakfast Sponsor during the 2023 Quick Connect networking event    
  • One-minute sponsor remarks at beginning of 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  
    • The Connection: Promoted in Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (6,000 + 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)   

 

  • Recognition as Decor Sponsor for the 2023 Annual Economic Summit  
  • Single-color logo printed on coasters placed around the room  
  • 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 (6,000 + 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)  

 

  • Recognition as Stage Sponsor for the 2023 Annual Economic Summit  
  • Single-color logo printed on coasters placed around the room  
  • 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 (6,000 + 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) 

 

  • Recognition as Music Sponsor during the Quick Connect networking event  
  • Two (2) tickets included to Economic Outlook Luncheon  
  • Verbal recognition as music sponsor during Quick Connect networking event  
  • Logo included in digital program distributed at Economic Outlook Luncheon  
  • Logo included on signage placed around the room for Quick Connect  
  • Recognition in digital and print publications including, but not limited to: 
    • The Connection: Promoted in the Traverse Connect weekly newsletter (6,000 + subscribers)  
    • Email: Logo on invitation and confirmation emails sent to each event registrant  
    • Media: Promoted as Presenting 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)  

 

  • 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