Traverse Chamber Bulletin
Top Talk
December 28, 2016
Herb Lemcool

Come Celebrate with the Chamber
Excitement is building for the Chamber's
Annual Celebration. It happens Friday, January 20, from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa.
The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Chamber's Distinguished Service Award to our most-deserving recipient, Herb Lemcool of Traverse City. Help us share and celebrate Herb's lifetime of volunteer and public service to the Grand Traverse region. Plus it will be a chance to meet the Chamber's new Executive Director, Max Anderson, who joins the organization in mid-January.
We've revamped the Chamber's Annual Celebration this year with a new layout and program, dining and entertainment, and other special touches that will make for a perfect evening. Come celebrate our region's dynamic business community - register here!

The Chamber's Annual Celebration is presented by:


IMPA CT | Advocacy for Business



Legislature Wraps Up 2017
State lawmakers wrapped up their work for 2016 this month with a significant update to Michigan's energy regulations, but left several other issues for the new Legislative to tackle in 2017. Here's an overview of the lame-duck session and a look ahead to 2017 from Government Relations Director Kent Wood in his Northern Michigan Business Blog. 

CON NECT | Events and Programs
Get Set for Business After Hours in 2017
The Chamber's  Business After Hours is the area's original after-work business networking event, and another great series of BAH venues is on tap for 2017.
Business After Hours kicks off on Wednesday, January 18, from 5 - 7 p.m. at Cambria Suites, 255 Munson Avenue in Traverse City.  We have some new and exciting venues for the coming year, including stops at the spectacular Botanical Gardens at the Grand Traverse Commons, Bagger Dave's, the Traverse City Golf & Country Club and others.
Business After Hours happens on the third Wednesday of the month from 5 - 7 p.m. , and is free to Chamber members. Make plans to be part of BAH in 2017.
Business After Hours is presented by:

INSPI RE |  Leadership Development
Leadership at the Movies Returns in 2017
The Chamber's  Leadership at the Movies series has been a box office hit with our members, built around classic films and insightful presenters to deliver powerful leadership lessons in a 90-minute format to start the work day. Featuring all-star presenters including Jonathan Pool, Anne Bonney and Nathan Havey, Leadership at the Movies is drawing rave reviews from participants and should be added to your "to do" list for the coming year.
Programs for 2017 are tentatively scheduled for February 23, June 1, September 7 and November 2, so mark your calendars and plan to attend. The series is held at the Bijou by the Bay theater across from the Chamber office from 7:30 - 9 a.m., and program information will be coming soon.
Leadership at the Movies is presented by:
 
With additional support from:

Partner News
TC New Tech Rings in the New Year
Area technology enthusiasts can start 2017 in an informative way with the next  TC New Tech session coming up this Tuesday, January 3, starting at 6 p.m. at Ecco events center at 121 E. Front St. in downtown Traverse City. Each month TC New Tech schedules up to five presenters to talk about the latest in trends and activity in the local tech world.  The events are free so sign up today.
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