TCYP July 2016 Brief
TCYP Brief
July Monthly Meeting:
Remember, no monthly YP meeting for July!  This announcement is brought to you by beautiful Northern Michigan weather and summer festivities. 
See you in August!
Volunteering and Networking Aplenty!  
Ask and you shall receive. YP opinions have been voiced loud and clear about the desire for greater frequency and more interactive volunteering opportunities. This year, the focus on such events has been ramped up and now provides  some great ways to get involved and mingle with fellow YP-ers.
Coming off of another action-packed and wildly successful National Cherry Festival, the YPs were found sprinkled throughout downtown and volunteered at the ever-popular "Beer Tent." Thank you to all of those who helped out this year.
Check out this upcoming opportunity to get involved in the community and have some fun in the process:
Friday Night Live - August 19 p.m. - TBD- *Registration*
For more information about these events or future opportunities 
contact  Lisa Pointe
Young Professionals gearing up to launch new mentorship program with Junior Achievement
Earlier this year, the TCYP's Junior Achievement group w orked with the Traverse City Central Z Club to talk about professional development, col lege planning, interviewing, and other career related topics. That was just the beginning. Coming soon in August we will be releasing details of our new TCYP L.I.F.E Program. L.I.F.E. stands for Lessons in Future Endeavors. Each month starting in September TCYP members will mentor local high school students in preparation for their future. More information will be released in our August YP Brief, so stay tuned. If you're interested in being a mentor, please contact   Erika Wiltse.

Come Volunteer for Business After Hours in 2016
We are always looking for YPs to work the check-in table at the Chamber's Business After Hours (BAH) events. There will be plenty of chances to meet and mingle with fellow YPs and Chamber members at BAH in 2016. For more information, or to sign up for one of the upcoming BAH evenings, contact   Lisa Pointe.

The next BAH will be held on September 21.  We hope to see you there!  
YP Social: Comrades and Cocktails

Join the TCYPs for our next Social Event, held at The Little Fleet on August 4 from 5-7 p.m.
The west tables will be reserved for the event which will feature a drink special of $3 red and white house wines, and $3 drafts.
When the 5 o'clock bell rings on August 4, come join us for a drink and conversation! See you there.

Pint & Politics
What better way to meet local, state and federal legislators to discuss key topics than with an ice cold Right Brain brew in your hand? Come join Kent Wood and a number of legislative invitees on July 28 at Right Brain Brewery from 4:30-6 p.m. for this month's Pints & Politics event. The format is casual and emphasizes open networking for the duration of the event.  Register Here!
FORE! TC Chamber Golf Outing Nears
Don't miss your chance to join your fellow Chamber members on the greens. This year's Chamber Golf Outing is going to fill quickly and provides a tremendous opportunity to support Leadership Development programming, network with other business professionals, and play some golf. The event takes place on August 17 from 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa.   Register now, or contact   Andi Wagenschutz with questions. Here's the scoop:
-$185 Per Golfer OR $740 Per Foursome
-$100 Hole Sponsorship
-$75 for dinner only
What you get:
-18 Holes with a shared cart
-Registration Gift
-1-Drink Ticket
-1-Raffle Ticket
-1-50/50 Ticket


June Morning Brew Recap: Disappearing Middle Class
The YP Morning Brew last month featured Grand Traverse County Administrator, Tom Menzel, and consultant David Mikowski. The duo spoke to the idea of a shrinking or non-existent middle-class in our community. Menzel wrote an article in the Ticker regarding the topic which sparked a lot of interest among the YP community. Menzel and Mikowski outlined many of economic indicators and development focus which alludes to an increasing risk of a "have and have-nots" community. In addition, they laid out a plan for increased job growth and wages through business development and industry relocation incentives as well as discussed the closing of Pugsley Correctional Facility and the need for a VA Hospital. The presentation was open to conversation, opinions, and concerns which made for a great dialogue between the high powered pair and the YP attendees.
Check out the August YP Morning Brew:
Topic: Election Candidates Panel hosted by Kent Wood
Date: August 18, 2016
Time: 8 - 9 a.m.
August Morning Brew session sponsored by:
New BLOG Alert!

Be on the look-out for a NEW 
monthly blog posting fro m our fellow YP  government representatives to keep you informed of local city, township, county, and TCAPS updates! Get the scoop on what's happening and check out a wide range of other YP related topics on the Brief every month. YP Blogosphere specialist Adam Rhoades has touched on the local housing market, area events, and the ever-popular Restaurant Week. Stay tuned for June's "Fun after 5" blog. Click the blog button to check it out! CLICK IT!
Job Portal: A Popular Resource for Members & Job Seekers
The Chamber of Commerce has always strived for ways to help their members. One of these ways is by connecting them with top talent in the area. The Chamber's job portal is always jam packed with great and different opportunities. Whether you are seeking to fill a position, looking for a career change, or just looking for some additional seasonal work, the Chamber Job Portal should be your first stop! Check it out HERE.


Jamie Scarlett - Office Manager
1. What is your favorite thing about your career?  As an accountant I love numbers, puzzles and trying to make everything work! It is so rewarding when everything falls into place. 
2. Where are you from? I was born and raised in Traverse City.
3. What would you sing at Karaoke night? Currently, I would have to say American Sweetheart by Elle King.
4. Favorite activity (indoor or outdoor) I love hiking and swimming! My favorite thing to do is go out to Sand Lakes Quiet Area and hike around and then swim in the lakes!
5. Any goals? (personal or professional) I have been working towards my Master's in Accountancy and would like to have that degree and my CPA license by the end of 2018.

Zac Malewitz - Catering Sales Manager
Great Wolf Lodge
1. What is your favorite thing about your career? Having the opportunity to work in some of the most unique places in the world, with co-workers from all over the world, helping guests create lifetime memories.
2. Where are you from? Grand Rapids, MI.
3. What would you sing at Karaoke night? Bob Seger - Turn The Page or Toby Keith - I Love This Bar.
4. Favorite activity (indoor or outdoor) Hiking, camping, fishing.
5. Any goals? (personal or professional) Continue to learn and progress in the industry. I would like to own a restaurant or B&B either in the Keys or the mountains.

July 28- Pints & Politics (Right Brain Brewery); 4:30-6 p.m.
August 17- 2016 Chamber Golf Outing (Crystal Mountain);10:30 a.m.  - 6 p.m.
August 18- YP Morning Brew (Chamber of Commerce); 8 -9 a.m.
August 19-YPs Volunteering at Friday Night Live (Front St.); 4 p.m. - TBD

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