2018 Supplier Networking Day
On a very summery late June afternoon in the TentCraft courtyard, the Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Council (GTAMC) and its team of supporters held the annual Supplier Networking Day event. More than 50 local decision makers at our local manufacturing-related businesses turned out to connect with each other, learn about each others’ businesses, and help move manufacturing forward in northern Michigan. Additions to this year’s event included killer food from the Birdhouse Bites food truck, three terrific prizes and beer served by the newest GTAMC member, Right Brain Brewery!
Overall, event engagement was positive as participants completed worksheets to guide them in discussions and promote understanding of each others’ businesses and needs. In addition, a survey was conducted prior to the event to gain further insight into topics of interest for all attendees. We were thrilled to have some first-time attendees this year to learn more about the GTAMC and how it is working to support northern Michigan’s manufacturing industry. Thank you to all who attended this year, and we look forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming membership meeting later this month!
Special thanks goes out to Manitou Island Transit and the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce for their $200 value prize donations along with Jeff Turner, Jared Prusick and the entire TentCraft team for donating their time and facility.