Learn more about FUSE’s committees:
To compliment and build upon the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce’s advocacy efforts, the FUSE Advocacy Committee will continue to promote a positive community culture and focus on influencing decisions which have an impact on the following aspects of a Young Professional in northern Michigan:
- Quality of Life
- Job growth and creation
- Housing inventory & affordability
- General local business support
Any local FUSE member is welcome to be a part of the FUSE Advocacy group! Members of the group will participate in general FUSE Advocacy updates and participate in the campaign to help influence the decision of focus.
The FUSE Advocacy Committee join in reviewing local issues up for debate or vote on an ongoing basis, and collectively choose particular topics for the FUSE membership to focus on. Once these topics are decided, the Advocacy Committee’s role will be to come to a consensus on a position and respective strategy to influence the outcome. The Committee would then roll out the plan to the FUSE membership, obtain feedback, and those interested in participating in the advocacy campaign are welcome to join in on the efforts.
The connect committee focuses on connecting Chamber member businesses and FUSE members. They work with businesses to help attract young professionals to the region and work with young professionals who are new to the community connect into their areas of interest. New in 2018, this committee is launching a new “field trip” series that provide young professionals behind the scenes access to interesting businesses in our community.
The FUSE Marketing Committee focuses on all external communications and social media for the FUSE program. This includes writing, editing and managing the content of the FUSE New each month as well as the program’s Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram feeds. This committee communicates often throughout each month, but only meets in person on a quarterly basis.
The Programming Committee focuses on the personal and professional development content for FUSE members. Every quarter this committee plans a lunchtime educational event. They also plan the content for the FUSE Annual Conference.
The Social Committee focuses on planning networking events for the FUSE program. The quarterly events are hosted at Chamber member businesses and often include food or drink specials and door prize drawings.
The Volunteer Committee focuses on supporting FUSE members as they give back to our community. They typically plan one featured event per month on a floating date and host one repeated shift at the State Theater each month. The State Theater shift is on the Third Tuesday of each month from 5:00pm(ish) to 7:30pm(ish). Committee members meet approximately once per month to plan the featured volunteer events and work together to make an impact on the community.