A Broken Link: Early childhood education is ripe for reform

January welcomes the reopening of high schools and, while pandemic precautions remain very important, we can applaud the return of in-person instruction. Parents, teachers and administrators recognize the significant social, emotional and educational benefits kids get from actually being in the classroom. Though the return of...

We Can’t Wait for the Cavalry

Mark Duplass, a successful filmmaker and actor, was the keynote speaker for the South by Southwest conference and festival in 2015. His speech focused on his self-realization about personal responsibility, exemplified by the mantra, "The cavalry is not coming." The phrase refers to the danger of...

Having a Say: Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance represents in Lansing

Traverse Connect is a proud member of the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance, which is a coalition of 16 chambers and economic development organizations from the northern Lower Peninsula and U.P. The Alliance was established based on the premise that many legislative issues impact these regions of...

Now is the Time for Bold, Locally Led Action

We need to get creative. We are living through an incredibly stressful and unpredictable moment in history. The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has swept across the globe, causing a humanitarian crisis and an unfolding economic fallout. Health professionals are fighting to save as many people as possible,...