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Welcome New Chamber Members

Welcome to these area businesses that recently joined or re-connected with the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce: Adventure Fest by Gociety Ben Whiting Productions Clean Leaf Dynamic Payment Systems East Bay Medical Grand Traverse Bike Tours Guardian Mortgage Co. Hammer & Dolly Automotive Restorations High Performance Services Ken Kleinrichert Jr. Real Estate Leelanau Physical […]

BATA Millage Vote this Tuesday

The Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors endorses the millage proposal from the Bay Area Transportation Authority going before voters in Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties on Tuesday, May 2. Polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. BATA is seeking voter approval of a 0.5-mill property tax levy for […]

BATA Support Part of Chamber’s ‘Building Community’

The Traverse City Area Chamber’s recent endorsement of the May 2 property tax proposal from the Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA) spawned some push-back the organization occasionally hears: “The Chamber is a business organization; it should never support tax increases.” But step back a moment and take a broader, longer-term look. Our support for effective […]

The 2017 Small Business Celebration Participants

307 Events 307 Events is a full-service event design house. We offer event design services as well as rental decor items for weddings, social events, corporate events and more. We offer linens, lighting, specialty furniture, balloons, custom props, floral design and more. From intimate wedding dinners of 30 guests to multi-day conferences, we have provided […]

Chamber Board Talks Fiber Options

The Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce has opened dialogue with Traverse City Light & Power Co. over the utility’s study of possible development of a fiber-optic network to deliver high-speed internet service to business and residential customers in the utility’s service district. Light & Power representatives have met with the Chamber’s Government Relations Committee […]

Chamber Supports BATA Millage

A strong and growing regional transportation network is critical to the economic health of the area. That’s why the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors supports the upcoming millage request by the Bay Area Transportation Authority. BATA is seeking voter approval in Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties of a 0.5-mill property tax […]

How Successful Do We Want to Be?

Success can be highly fluid. It can be fleeting, and dissipate even more quickly than it evolved. It can also have vastly different meanings to different people. Individuals can be secure and comfortable in their own situations, and define that as success. Others can attain a similar level of comfort and security, but not feel […]

A Century of Honor

HONOR – There’s an old saying about great things coming from small beginnings. It’s not a proverb generally associated with the financial sector – but it’s an apt description for Honor Bank. From its humble beginnings in a lumbering town on the Platte River in the heart of Benzie County, Honor Bank is getting ready […]

Member Story: Chamber Members in “Companies to Watch”

The Michigan Celebrates Small Business Award Program was launched in 2004 to recognize Michigan’s diverse and dynamic small business sector. More than 600 companies across the state have been recognized and highlighted since its inception. “The companies selected this year give us an understanding of Michigan’s successful entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Jennifer Deamound, director of Michigan […]

2017 Small Business Celebration – Who’s In?

We’re so excited with the entrants in the Chamber’s 2017 Small Business Celebration. It’s a dynamic mix of professional firms, service providers, retailers, technology companies, agricultural operations and more – a true cross-section of what makes Northwest Michigan’s small business sector so vibrant and successful. Here’s a complete list of our 2017 Small Business Celebration […]

Advocating for an Investment & Talent Ready Community

Enabling Private Investment • Support Robust Community Planning efforts, then back them up • Support Clear, straight forward zoning regulations, then back them up • Invite and enable private investment • City become a Redevelopment Ready Community (MEDC designation) • Corridors ready for development • Support City/County economic development coordination • Support robust use of […]

Great Lakes Orthopaedic Honored

The country is fortunate to have men and women who step up to serve as reservists for the Armed Forces. Equally important are the employers of those reservists who allow them the opportunity to serve their country. One of those employers is the Great Lakes Orthopaedic Center in Traverse City. Great Lakes Orthopaedic Center was […]