Traverse Connect and the Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Council are entering into a new partnership to support the long-standing and thriving manufacturing industry in the Grand Traverse region.
“Traverse Connect has long championed the work of the Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Council and its efforts to support the manufacturers making ‘great things in northern Michigan’,” said Warren Call, president and CEO of Traverse Connect. “This new partnership brings the manufacturing sector together with the region’s large business community and offers new opportunities to bolster and promote the strength of our diverse regional economy.”
The centerpiece of the partnership will be a new joint membership for manufacturing companies in the region incorporating services, programs, and events from both Traverse Connect and the Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Council, including the annual Northern Michigan Manufacturing Summit and its Annual Golf Outing.
“The Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Council was established to promote long-term thinking, education, and collaboration through people and companies that allow us to make great things in Northern Michigan,” said Roni Hazelton, executive chair of the Council and Vice President of Fulfillment for Cherry Republic. “It’s our mission to support a sustainable and globally competitive manufacturing sector for a stronger community. We are very excited about this partnership with Traverse Connect to help us power this mission and provide expanded resources to our local manufacturing community.”
The new Traverse Connect – GTAMC membership is now available to manufacturing companies in the region on the Traverse Connect website with a start date of January 1, 2024.