May 2022 Edition
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An Update from the Board

"It's Gonna Be May”
People often ask: How can I get the most out of my membership? How can I become more involved? I always start by saying, its as simple as coming to an event, such as First Friday! Then, maybe stopping by one of our quarterly open board meetings to see what the organization is up to or joining one of our committee meetings that you find a personal interest in, we have six to choose from: Events, Volunteer, Iron Range Roll, Conference, Membership and Marketing! And last but not least would be by joining the board of directors! I have gained so much experience and knowledge personally and professionally during my time on the board.

The organization has been doing some great things the past month that I wanted to highlight! Connect Marquette partnered with UPHS Marquette for an Earth Day Clean Up .

We’ve been gearing up for our annual flagship event, the Iron Range Roll, which raises funds for Marquette County YMCA Youth Programs. Registration is now open for all those looking forward to the annual race! Not interested in racing but want to make an impact on your community? We are looking for volunteers in multiple areas and this year, and all volunteers get a t-shirt! So make sure to check out race registration and volunteer opportunities below.

If you’ve made it this far, thanks for hanging in there. I hope you enjoy the beautiful May Marquette has to offer and continue reading to learn more about our upcoming events and initiatives available to you.

Conversation with the NMU Foundation

Copy of Connect Marquette is pleased to partner
Connect Marquette is pleased to partner with the Northern Michigan University Foundation in hosting a conversation on May 9th with area working professionals regarding the foundation's efforts to facilitate redevelopment of the former hospital site adjacent to the Northern Michigan University campus.
You are invited to participate in this important discussion to help convey the perspective of working professionals in the community. Registration is required, which is on a first come first served basis and will close once the max of 25 is reached.

May First Friday at Barrel + Beam

Celebrate the start of May with Connect Marquette! We will be at Barrel + Beam on Friday, May 6th, for our monthly First Friday Social. First Fridays are a casual opportunity to meet new people and relax after a long week. This event is open to the public.
First Friday Barrel + Beam Insta

Book Club - Be Our Guest Book Review

Connect Marquette Book Club
Have you been looking to join a book club? The Connect Marquette Book Club is open the public, so grab the latest book and get ready to discuss.
This quarter the club is reading Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service by The Disney Institute. The Disney Institute specializes in helping professionals see new possibilities through concepts not found in the typical workplace.

Iron Range Roll Weekly Committee Meetings

Iron Range Roll is coming up fast so the committee is switching to weekly meetings in preparation! Join the weekly committee meeting to discuss volunteering efforts, set up, and final event details.
Meetings are every Wednesday starting on May 11th and going through June 1st. The virtual call will begin at 6:00pm each week.
Iron Range Roll Weekly Committee Meeting

Conference Committee Meeting

Connect Marquette Conference Committee
Help plan the 2022 Connect Conference! Join the Conference Committee for their next meeting on Monday, May 9th at 7:00pm. We'll be meeting at Ore Dock Brewing Company to discuss speakers, themes, and venues for this year's conference.
No registration necessary, drop by and join.

Marketing Committee Meeting

Looking for opportunities to develop your marketing skills? The next Connect Marquette Marketing Committee meeting is the perfect chance to start! Join us on Tuesday, May 10th for the virtual meeting on Zoom. We’ll be making the final decisions on swag for the organization and prepping for upcoming events.
Connect Marquette Marketing Committee Meeting

Attend Our Monthly Membership Committee Meeting

Connect Marquette Membership Meetings
The Connect Marquette Membership Committee manages over 100 memberships and assist with onboarding new members, renewing memberships, and the development of recruiting initiatives to create a robust and connected network.
Attend our next meeting, we meet every 4th Friday at 8:30am on Zoom.

Keep Up With Other Connect Marquette News

In addition to events, Connect Marquette is regularly featuring things like Econ Club Dinner Giveaways or our Member of the Month!
Member of the Month
MoTM - May - Carlee Wasik
Volunteers Needed June 3rd and 4th!
Iron Range Roll 2022 Volunteer Graphic

Not a Member Yet?

Ready to take the next step? Connect Marquette has a variety of individual and corporate plans to customize your membership.

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