The Economic Club of Traverse City is one of the premier organizations in Northern Michigan. Its reputation is the result of consistently excellent speakers who are often as pleased to travel to our area as we are to host them, engaged members eager for expert analysis of current and local economic matters, and a forward-thinking board of directors.
I am honored to serve as the president of the Club through 2020 and help to pursue the Club’s mission “to enlighten our membership on relevant economic issues.”
As a Traverse City native, who moved away to major in economics at the University of Michigan and then attend law school in New Hampshire, The Economic Club of Traverse City was one of the highlights I discovered upon returning. Since joining, I have enjoyed attending the Club’s monthly lunches and annual dinners for a couple standout reasons:
to meet our members, whose biographies (especially when read aloud each meeting) are a reminder of the diversity of interests and variety of career and life experience among those in our area; and
to be moved to think more deeply about the topics presented by our accomplished presenters, and be able to share the information with friends and family beyond our Club.
The study of economics – of how society uses its limited resources – of individual choices and behavior (lessons learned from local business leaders) – and of the impact of global aggregates (commentary from speakers familiar with foreign policy and the economy as a whole) – is a common pursuit our members share.
Whether you are a new or longstanding member, thank you for your time and interest. If you are a guest interested in joining The Economic Club of Traverse City, I encourage you to contact us to learn more about the many benefits of membership.
I look forward to meeting more of you during the remainder of my tenure and beyond, and assure you that I will work diligently to continue our Club’s excellence.
Christopher G. Rogers, President