The M-22 Challenge will collaborate with second party businesses and offer promotional opportunities not found elsewhere in this area. We understand that creating partnerships is a vital element in defining the image, and future of our event. We are interested in affiliating ourselves with “like-minded” businesses. The M-22 Challenge will be a healthy, positive way to promote our area, and will use local businesses and resources as a means to operate. If you would like more information regarding sponsorship, please contact our Sponsorship Director, Michelle Elliott.
I am thrilled to be involved with the M22 Challenge. With my passion for multi-sports, career in the event industry (VIKTOR Incentives located here in T.C.) and an entrepreneurial spirit, I know I can not only help create an incredible experience for our sponsors, but for our athletes too! The M22 Challenge is one of a kind event and the people involved are simply the best!
DUNE CLIMB SPONSOR:
BrittenGear: “Customized Gear For Your Brand is a division of Britten, Inc., the leading provider of creative production services and large-format digital printing. BrittenGear prides itself on providing quality, innovative wearable items for your brand. With a home base in Traverse City, BrittenGear has been a proud supplier of printing services for the M22 brand for years, and looks forward to helping with gear for your next event too!.” www.brittengear.com
Carlson’s Fish: Fishtown, Leland, Michigan. www.facebook.com/carlsonsfish
9&10 News: www.9and10news.com
Korner Gem: “Welcome to Korner Gem, a full service jeweler located in Traverse City, Michigan. Korner Gem has been in the industry of creating one of a kind pieces for over 30 years. We carry some of the finest and most extensive collections of gems and natural stones in the Traverse City area. www.kornergem.com
Stone House Bread: “Our promise is the freshest bread in the North, made with the finest organic flour—fragrant, crusty loaves with the sweet tang of sourdough. The baguettes and boules that emerge from our venerable Matador oven (built in Stuttgart when John Kennedy was president) will prompt memories of morning walks in Paris and Rome. We believe you’ll say, with celebration: Now that’s an honest loaf of bread!” www.stonehousebread.com
Camera Shop: “The Camera Shop is your digital camera headquarters! Located in beautiful downtown Traverse City, Michigan, we have been helping people with photography since 1939. With years of professional photography and custom photo printing experience and service that is unmatched, we know our stuff. The Camera Shop in down town Traverse City, where quality and service still exist.” www.camerashoptc.com
Charter Business: “Charter Communications, Inc. is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Digital Cable TV entertainment programming, Charter High-Speed® Internet access service, and Charter Telephone® services. Charter Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business internet access, data networking, Cable TV and music entertainment services, and business telephone. Charter’s advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand.” www.charter-business.com
Cherry Capital Subaru: “Cherry Capital Subaru in Traverse City, MI treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. We know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence!” www.cherrycapitalsubaru.com
Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce: www.visitglenarbor.com
Hagerty Insurance: “The Vintage and Collecter Car Insurance Specialists.” www.hagerty.com
North Peak Beer: The highest quality ingredients and passion of our Brew Masters help to insure every bottle of North Peak beer is brewed to perfection. Everything we do is designed to create ales of outstanding art and flavor. Every beer is brought to life through labor and love. We strive to create beers to lighten the spirit and soothe the soul. Sharing these beers with you is our greatest honor.
Visions by the Bay
Sunglasses and Apparel
Oakley, Ray Ban, Maui Jim, Revo, Kaenon and others
Anderson’s Market: www.andersonsiga.com
Arts Tavern: Just go try the Chicken Jalapeno soup on Wednesdays. Best in the world. www.artsglenarbor.com
Bay Area Recycling: “Bay Area Recycling for Charities focuses its efforts on converting recyclables into revenues not only to support itself and fund its expansion, but to achieve its ultimate goal of giving maximum donations to local charities.
Bay Area Recycling for Charities offers easy, convenient options for maximizing the effect of your recycling, with a drop-off site and pick-up service. The profits from the resources collected will be contributed to local charities.” www.mybarc.org
Broneah Kiteboarding: “This is where it all started for Matt and Keegan Myers. In 2002, the “brothers from Neahtawanta” (bro-neah) founded Michigan’s first kiteboarding shop and school in Traverse City, Michigan. Kiteboarding is what led the brothers to the amazing beaches and secrect spots off of M-22, eventually leading into the development of the M-22 company and now the M-22 Challenge.”
Brick Wheels: “We were established 1974, in Traverse City, MI. We employ close to 30 people, all of whom are actively involved in the lifestyles we promote. We call ourselves the Brickheads – and that’s also the name of the bike racing team we sponsor. Initially our product lines were primarily cycling-related, but we have since added cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, inline skating and all the related accessories.”
Crystal River Outfitters: “Experience the beauty of the Crystal River! Splash through its gentle currents and explore its winding trail. Our kayak and canoe trips offer a fun adventure the whole family can enjoy. (Just remember you may get wet! Offering 14 years of safe, reliable service in the heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Our trips lend themselves to all ages and create a lifetime of family memories. We look forward to seeing old and new faces during your visit to Glen Arbor.”
Funistrada: “Great wine selection, good service, and a friendly atmosphere” – urbanspoon.com … ” Best in area” – urbanspoon.com … “Cozy bistro experience ” – urbanspoon.com … “Reservations recommended” – dine.com … “It is an excellent, authentic cuisine from Tuscany” – dine.com … “We love Funistrada and have been going there for special occasions for years” – urbanspoon.com
Grocer’s Daughter: “HANDCRAFTED WITH MANY ORGANIC, NATURALLY GROWN AND LOCAL MICHIGAN INGREDIENTS. Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate was founded in 2004 by Mimi Wheeler and is now under the stewardship of a very talented staff and DC Hayden and Jody Dotson. We are a small, family-owned business, perched on a dune in the quaint village of Empire, on the shores of Lake Michigan.” www.grocersdaughter.com
The Homestead – America’s Freshwater Resort: “A mile of sandy beach on Lake Michigan, year-round recreational facilities, a new health and fitness center, a spa, interesting shops and inviting restaurants await you. So, too, do extraordinary facilities for weddings, reunions and meetings. Located just miles from the M-22 Challenge race start & finish, spectators and athletes can stay at The Homestead for a discounted rate. Please contact Logan Sanders at 231.334.5100or view their website www.thehomesteadresort.com
Hamelin Photography: “Jason Hamelin is a highly experienced, gifted photographer known for his broad skills in traditional and digital photography. Jason has the skills of an engineer and the talented eye of an artist, a natural combination for his profession. His experience with preparation and attention to necessary details for success with large scope photo shoots has made him a sought after outdoor, extreme sports action photographer nation wide. At the same time his personable friendly approach which attends the individual needs of the people, that are his customers, may be his greatest skill.”
Leelanau Conservancy: “We are the group that, since 1988, has worked tirelessly to protect the places that you love and the character that makes the Leelanau Peninsula so unique. Our organization has earned a reputation as one of the premier land trusts in the country, with projects touching lives and saving land in each of Leelanau’s 11 townships. With nearly 2,800 members backing us up, the Conservancy is making a very real difference in what Leelanau County is to become.” *M-22 donates a portion of every sale to The Leelanau Conservancy, including a portion of all entry fees from the M-22 Challenge*
Moomers Homemade Ice Cream: Here at Moomers, we offer a wide selection of ice cream treats with Moomers Homemade Premium Ice Cream. In our kitchen we make over 100 different flavors, with over 20 available daily. We can make any menu item with any flavored ice cream available, if we don’t have your flavor that day, just ask and we may have it in our back freezer. www.moomers.com
On The Narrows Marina: “We would like to introduce ourselves as the new owners of “On the Narrows Marina” at Glen Lake, Michigan. Our family has been vacationing at Glen Lake for 22 years. My wife, Carol, and I have 3 children – Conor, Megan, and Neil. We are excited to continue running the marina in the same fashion as Jack and Marcie Ferris have over the years. We look forward to serving the Glen Lake community for the 2009 boating season.”
Phils on Front: “Murray describes the concept for his newest venture as a “bistro and chocolate lounge.” In addition to a full dinner and dessert menu, the restaurant also offers specialty chocolate martinis and a tempting case of handmade chocolates and truffles – the latter made by Chocolate Exotica located on W. Front Street. Phil uses fresh, healthy, minimally processed – and wherever possible, local – products in his recipes. Phil’s on Front, 236 E. Front Street, across from the State Theatre, is open for dinner seven days a week Monday- Saturday 11am to 11 p.m. Sundays 4pm to 10 p.m. Call 231-929-1710 for more information.
Porterhouse Productions: Porterhouse Productions is a family-built, independent and community-focused production company that celebrates the music, arts, ideas and community of northern Michigan.
Sam Porter is an entrepreneur with a love for his community, the arts, social engagement, and environmental stewardship. With boundless energy, Sam has dedicated himself to over 15 years of leadership and expertise in festival and event production, venue and staff management, artist and agency relationship development, and marketing and business management. www.porterhouseproductions.com
Premier Health and Fitness: www.premier-health.net
Pure Water Works: “Our Water Quality Association (WQA) certified trained professionals are specially trained to help you understand your water treatment needs. Our State Certified Laboratory provides services before, during, and after the sale. The equipment we recommend is all third party validated by either WQA “Gold Seal” or National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Standards.”
Serbin Real Estate: “We’ll make every effort to provide absolutely superior real estate service to prospective buyers and sellers in Leelanau, Benzie, and Grand Traverse Counties. Our goal isn’t to be the biggest company in town, but one that you feel has served you in an uncompromising fashion and that you wouldn’t hesitate to recommend highly to others.”
Shumsky West & Associates: Shumsky West & Associates has been serving Northern Michigan in the insurance industry for over 100 years and is known as one of the premier insurance agencies in Traverse City. Our Leadership Team is comprised of the top producing and servicing talent in the region and brings years of experience in highly-specialized areas including Business Insurance; Personal Insurance; and Employee Benefits.
T.C. Mirror & Waterjet Cutting: Thank you Victor for creating the coolest trophies ever! (231) 922-2182
Thompson Surgical Instruments: “Thompson Surgical Instruments deliver uncompromised exposure to a variety of surgical specialties. Please select your specialty to view our product offerings and learn how you can benefit from a Thompson table mounted retractor.” www.thompsonsurgical.com
Traverse Legal: “When it comes to legal services, you can’t afford to make a wrong decision. Before you select a law firm to represent your interest, we encourage you to speak with us. We are committed to a level of excellence which you may not easily find in other law firms or lawyers. Our firm was founded on the principle that the law is a ‘profession’ governed by ethical standards and obligations beyond the bottom line. Our level of achievement, experience and technology are all dedicated to meeting your legal goals and solving your legal problems.”
Visit Up North: “Visit Up North Vacation Rentals looks forward to assisting you in planning the vacation of your dreams. Make our vacation homes your home away from home. Now located at 600 West Front Street in Traverse City.Stop in and visit us!” www.visitupnorth.com