CAR Management Briefing Seminars

Family Connection

Guests of MBS attendees can join the Family Connection Program to explore what the Traverse City area has to offer and connect with fellow attendee families.

*Continental Breakfasts are complimentary each day. Children are welcome at breakfast.

Monday, August 5

MBS Golf Tournament

Monday, August 5  |  2PM

The golf outing will include groupings for those who would like to be paired with conference attendees, and separate groupings for attendees who want to golf with Family Connection partners. All golfers are invited to the BBQ dinner, and will be eligible for the prizes.

Pool Party

Monday, August 5  |  4 – 6PM

If you are bringing your children to the Grand Traverse Resort, stop by the Opening Day Family Pool Party when you arrive at the Resort. Food will be provided by the pool for families to connect and enjoy some free time before the conference officially begins.

Tuesday, August 6

Continental Breakfast

Tuesday, August 6  |  7:30 – 9:30 AM  |  Tower C

Join us for a breakfast and an overview of this week’s activities. In addition to reviewing our schedule, we will provide ideas for things to do on your own and an opportunity to network with other Family Connection registrants who have similar interests. Traverse City Tourism will speak to the group at 8:45 a.m. about things to do in Traverse City and answer any questions you may have about the area. Children are welcome!

Children’s Outdoor Games/Activities

Tuesday, August 6  |  9:45 – Noon

GTR staff are looking forward to offering various outdoor games and activities. They will break the children up into various age groups and rotate amongst their stations or depending on the number of children gear their activities into different “levels” to keep everyone engaged. Ages 6-12. Fee: $10 (light snack and juice included)

Jewelry Making Class

Tuesday, August 6  |  10:00 – 11:30 AM

Nothing says Summer Up North like a new stone necklace (amethyst, quartz, etc.) in shades of blue, brown, beige, black. Join us for a fun jewelry making session with Chris Bonnell from Nawbin beads. Design a necklace that reflects your personal style. Learn basic techniques for assembling and finishing your jewelry and leave the session wearing your own creation. Fee: $25

Spa Activities

Tuesday, August 6  |  8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Looking for a midweek pick-me-up? The award winning Spa Grand Traverse has the perfect treatment or package. For Family Connection attendees, there are 3 discounted packages:

  • 100-minute Manicure and Pedicure combo
  • 50-minute Relaxation Massage
  • 50-minute Refreshing Organic Facial

Please mention “CAR” to receive the special offers on Tuesday, August 6 only. Not valid with other offers. Certain restrictions may apply. Reservations are required. Please call the Spa at 800-748-0303, Ext. 6750 to reserve your Spa experience or visit www.grandtraverseresort.com for full spa menu.

Wednesday, August 7

Continental Breakfast

Wednesday, August 7  |  7:30 – 9:30 AM  |  Tower C

Join us for a breakfast and an opportunity to network with other Family Connection registrants who have similar interests. Children are welcome!

STEM Activity

Wednesday, August 7  |  9:30 – 11:30 AM  |  Yellow Tent

Bring your children to the STEM Program for children of MBS attendees. Designed to introduce children ages 8 to 15 to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the program includes a science fair, as well as career talks to introduce children to the industry their parents work in. The event, sponsored by Cooper Standard, hopes to inspire and excite participants about STEM careers, which continue to be the most in-demand jobs. FREE

City Opera House Tour and Lunch at “The Franklin”

Wednesday, August 7  |  9:45AM – 2:30 PM

Of the 128 opera houses built in Michigan in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, twelve stand today. Five have been faithfully restored. City Opera House is the largest of them. Join us for a tour followed by lunch at ‘The Franklin’. Fee $55 (transportation included)

Thursday, August 8

Continental Breakfast

Thursday, August 8  |  7:30 – 9:30 AM  |  Tower C

Join us for a breakfast and an opportunity to network with other Family Connection registrants who have similar interests. Children are welcome!