Traverse City Record-Eagle


January 13, 2013

Business briefs: 01/13/2013

Chamber celebration

traverse city — The Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Celebration returns Jan. 25 to the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme.

The format will change from past events, with sit-down dinner tables being replaced by open-floor seating so guests can interact with each other throughout the evening.

One highlight that continues is the presentation of the chamber's annual Distinguished Service Award.

The Chamber also will highlight numerous bright spots for the business community in 2012 and unveil several "surprises" for 2013.

The Annual Celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Resort's Governor's Hall.

Admission is $95 for Chamber members registered by Jan. 15, and $100 after.

Non-members' cost is $150.

Register by visiting and clicking on the Events and Programs tab.

IAAP meeting

Traverse City — The International Association of Administrative Professionals' chapter meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17.

The group will meet in classroom A and B at Munson Community Health Center, 550 Munson Ave. Dawn Gilbert will give a presentation on scheduling and tracking.

Members and non-members are welcome.

Reservations are requested by emailing to

For details, visit

Business After Hours

PETOSKEY — The Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a Hawaiian-themed Business After Hours on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at City Park Grill.

Attendees are encouraged to wear Hawaiian shirts and leis.

Hors d'oeuvres, cash-bar refreshments and door prizes will be featured.

Cost is $7 for members or $12 for others. No advance registration is required.

For more information, call 347-4150.

Experience Vistage

PETOSKEY — An Experience Vistage: Key Executive Group Meeting will be held at the Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center Thursday, Jan. 17, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

This is an inaugural member meeting for a group that includes small business owners as well as vice presidents and other leadership personnel who play a role in their companies' daily operations and hiring.

James "Jay" Hawreluk, author of "Unraveling the Mystery of People," is the keynote speaker.

During the interactive seminar, Hawreluk will discuss how people are innately hard wired and how that influences behavior.

Attendees also will gain an understanding of the ways in which individuals embrace ideas, react to pressure and communicate and effectively exchange information.

Vistage's Key Executive Program empowers members to become stronger leaders and assets to their CEOs and teams.

It also provides the opportunity to connect with key executive peers from a diverse range of businesses and backgrounds.

There is no cost for guests to attend.

To register or learn more, contact Erik Larson at 439-6882 or email to

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