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Champion Investor Benefits

$10,500 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
  • Michigan's Creative Coast Talent Attraction Program

Two tickets to the Economic Strategy Series (three-part series)

Four tickets to Bully Pulpit

One reserved table of eight to Annual Economic Summit

Six tickets to the Northern Michigan Policy Conference & Annual Gala Celebration

One seat at a Leadership Roundtable

Exclusive invitation-only events included:

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

Coffee Connection

Cocktail Connection

Discounted event registration

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

Exclusive access to “Presenting Sponsor” event sponsorship

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

Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Council membership and event access

$3,900+ 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 Network-level benefits for all businesses under the same ownership.

Subscription to e-newsletters:

  • The Connection
  • 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 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
  • Access to in-store savings of 10-20% annually on office supplies, printing and marketing at Staples

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