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Champion Investor Benefits


$10,000 Annually

Pro-rated Quarterly

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All Traverse Connect investors are eligible to access a portfolio of business benefits:
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Regional Economic Development
  • Professional Development
  • Business Enhancement Programs
  • Business-to-Business Networking
  • Data Dashboard for Economic Development Goals

Choice of eight tickets to all Annual Celebration Week events or foursome for Golf Outing

Eight tickets to Traverse Connect’s annual meeting

Four tickets to the Economic Strategy Series

Table of 10 to Economic Outlook Luncheon

Four tickets to Bully Pulpit and Chamber Alliance Policy Conference

Seat at CEO Roundtable

Exclusive invitation-only events included:

  • Leadership-level Investor Reception
  • Pre-Gala Directors’ Reception at Annual Celebration Gala
  • VIP-invite only access to special events with elected officials and national business leaders

Business After Hours

Pints and Politics

Discounted event registration

Early registration to Golf Outing, Economic Outlook Luncheon and Distinguished Service Award Luncheon

Investor-only access to Leadership Grand Traverse program. (Standard charges apply.)

$2,000+ value package for digital advertising in Traverse Connect channels

Discounted pricing for advertising on website and e-newsletters

Special recognition on the Traverse Connect website

Exclusive access to “Presenting Sponsor” event sponsorship

Access to Investor mailing list

Access to open seats on the Traverse Connect Board of Directors

Online directory listings and Partner-level benefits for all businesses under the same ownership.

Annual subscription to the Traverse City Business News

Subscription to e-newsletters:

  • Weekly Bulletin
  • TCYP News
  • Special alerts and updates

Unlimited use of Traverse Connect Blue Room for meetings (Four-hour maximum per use)

Programs to grow family-sustaining careers

Economic diversification that reduces industry risk

Capital investment that increases local government tax base

Government advocacy to improve & preserve our Northern Michigan quality of life

Leadership signage at Traverse Connect offices

Listing in online directory:

  • Business Logos
  • Photos of your products, projects, staff, etc.
  • Video
  • Business website link
  • Business social media links
  • Strong SEO features to help searchers find your business!

Work with Ambassadors to celebrate your opening, a new location or a significant milestone for your business

Use of digital investor badge and window decal for your storefront, website and/or marketing materials

Unlimited posting of press releases, job openings, and news items for your organization on TraverseConnect.com through your investor login

Unlimited Certificates of Origin

Access to exclusive Health and Wellness products and other discounts:

  • Accident Fund insurance plan – with annual dividends
  • New Directions Employee Assistance Program
  • Auto-Owners insurance discounts
  • Access to savings of 15-30% annually on office supplies through Office Depot
  • HealthBridge membership program discounts – COMING SOON!

Access to reach other investors through the Member-to-Member program through your investor login

Display your marketing materials in Traverse Connect lobby

Referrals to investor businesses by Traverse Connect