Become a Traverse Connect Investor

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Your investor membership connects you to the people, ideas and resources you need to run a successful business. In addition, your participation is an investment in the Grand Traverse Region’s prosperity by supporting economic development initiatives, business programs and legislative advocacy for all.

Have questions? Contact Jody Hansen, Investor Engagement Coordinator, at 231.883.7683

Ready to join? Choose your level below and join now!

Current Investor? Review your investor benefits below!

Network Investor

$500 per year/pro-rated quarterly

Promote your business in the Traverse Connect business directory and receive discounted pricing for events and advertising.

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Executive Investor

$1,000 per year/pro-rated quarterly

Receive all Network-level benefits, plus a $200+ digital advertising package, and more!

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Partner Investor

$5,000 per year/pro-rated quarterly

All Network-level benefits, plus event and program ticketing, a $500+ digital advertising package and more!

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Champion Investor

$10,000 Annually

All Network-level benefits, plus one seat at Leadership Roundtable, special event ticketing, a $2,000+ digital advertising package, and more!

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Invest in Our Region's Growth


Your level of investment means more than it ever did before. For you, it means a customized investment package allowing you to select the programs and services that add up to success. For us, it means greater impact. As this region’s business support organization, we are driven to create and support programs and initiatives that make a difference — for our economic future, for our healthy environment, and for this place we all call home.

Member-Only Programs and Benefits

New Directions Employee Assistance Program

Personal and workplace challenges can negatively affect wellness—which can then affect job performance. In partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Traverse Connect, the New Directions EAP gives employees and their loved ones free, confidential access to the programs and services they need to increase their happiness and healthiness, such as short-term counseling, crisis management services, legal and financial referrals, and other resources.

Accident Fund

Accident Fund offers discounts on workers’ compensation insurance for all types of Investor member businesses. In addition, businesses have the opportunity for a long-term dividend.

Start saving BIG on your office supplies by taking advantage of your Traverse Connect partnership with Office Depot.

  • 10% off the regular price on 1,800 items in the Business Select Catalog
  • 5% off the regular price on 10k items in their full catalog
  • 5%-55% off the regular price on a 350 item office supply core list
  • Up to 5% off the regular price on retail store core list of 6k items
  • price matching on non-catalog items
  • 5%-55% off the regular price on a Cleaning and Breakroom core list of 575 items
  • Green product options, printing discounts, and More!

CLICK HERE for more information. If you have any questions please contact Office Depot at

Investors of Traverse Connect have access to special partner discounts every time they shop in store. Save on an assortment of products, from signage to PPE to business essentials and more.

20% off your in-store Print & Marketing Services order

  • Floor decals, signs and posters

  • Indoor and outdoor banners

  • Disposable menus and more

10% off your in-store purchase of regularly priced items

  • Safety essentials like face masks, sanitizer and more

  • Office supplies like paper, ink and toner and more

  • Remote furniture like chairs, desks and more

CLICK HERE for more information. If you have any questions about your Staples Rewards number please contact Staples Rewards at 800-793-3320.

Auto-Owners Insurance Discount

Investor members receive a 10% discount on personal home, auto, & umbrella coverage. Members also receive a 10% discount on business auto, property, liability, and umbrella coverage. CLICK HERE for more information.

HealthBridge Membership Program Discount – COMING SOON!