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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 that 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 Committee. Members of the committee will participate in general FUSE Advocacy updates and participate in the campaign to help influence the decision of focus.
The FUSE Advocacy Committee supports the FUSE membership by reviewing local issues up for debate/vote on an ongoing basis, and are collectively focused on the topic of housing at the moment.
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 launched their “field trip” series that provides young professionals behind the scenes access to businesses in our community through on-site tours. The tours are open to the whole community (not just Chamber/FUSE members) and are typically held after normal business hours. Follow our Facebook page for all the details.
The FUSE Marketing Committee is responsible for all external communications and social media for the FUSE program. This includes writing, editing and managing the content of the FUSE News 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. This committee determines the topics for the monthly Morning Brew discussions. Additionally, every quarter this committee plans an hour long lunchtime educational event. They also plan the content for the FUSE Annual Conference an head up our youth engagement efforts.
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.