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MTCC Sponsorship

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Support this educational and competitive learning experience for those working in the arboriculture industry where the highest level of professional skills and safety are showcased to award the 2020 Champion.

We are up north in Traverse City, Michigan for the 26th Anniversary; showcasing the beautiful landscape of the Grand Traverse Commons and sponsorship opportunities are available. Public education is always a priority at this event, however, due to the Pandemic it is important to limit the public attendance to 250 per the Executive Order 20-115.  The City of Traverse City, Grand Traverse Convention and Visitors Bureau and The Minervini Group at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons are supporting this event through local marketing and in-kind sponsorship.  You do not want to miss participating in this event!
What is Arbor Fair? ---------------------CANCELED FOR 2020 DUE TO COVID 19
Arbor Fair will be concurrent with the Michigan Tree Climbing Championship and is a free educational and fun event for the general public that highlights environmental issues and promotes proper tree care. Arbor Fair features educational exhibits, interactive children’s activities, and much more. At this year’s event we've invited distributors and artisans to showcase their products. Arbor Fair and the Michigan Tree Climbing Championship are great opportunities to learn more about arboriculture and what it offers the consumer when looking for professional tree care services.

Who Can Attend Arbor Fair?

  • Tree Care Companies
  • Non Profits
  • Nature Centers
  • Corporate/Sales/Industry
  • Kids Centered Activities
Benefits for Arbor Fair Participants
  • Exposure to the Traverse City area residents and media present at the event
  • Listing in all media marketing materials: print, web, Facebook, email
  • Lunch for 2 reps at MTCC - Saturday, September 26, 2020
All Arbor Fair spaces include
  • 10x10 area
  • Lunch for 2 representatives
  • Listing in the Onsite Program and ASM Website

Please note: Tents, tables and chairs are not included. Exhibitors must bring their own tent, table and chairs, table covering and company signage. Space is available on a first come, first serve basis. Per park rules, tent may be secured with weights, but not stakes.  If you would like to rent tents, tables, or chairs, please contact ASM for pricing.

Why Sponsor MTCC?

Sponsoring MTCC and participating in the Arbor Fair is an opportunity for stakeholders within the industry and those wanting to bring awareness to the public about the value of trees, the profession of arboriculture, to highlight their commitment and support to this unique sector of the arboriculture profession.

Sponsorship offers your organization:

  • marketing opportunities and regional exposure prior to and during the life of the event
  • access to an influential and engaged audience
  • connections with leading industry professionals in the tree climbing sector of our industry
  • the chance to unlock and share knowledge
  • he opportunity to support professionals from Michigan and surrounding states

Benefits for MTCC Sponsors
  • Special marketing for sponsorships of $750 and above
  • Company Logo on Volunteer and Climber shirts
  • Listing in all media marketing materials: print, web, Facebook, email
  • Company Web link on ASM website, Facebook page, and email marketing
  • Onsite signage
  • Exposure to the Traverse City area residents and media present at the event
  • Lunch at MTCC – Saturday, September 26, 2020
  • Invitation to the Saturday Awards Program
Event Location & Hours

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, Traverse City, MI

  • Friday, Sept 25 - 3:00-5:00pm
  • Saturday, Sept 26 - 7:30am-6:00pm         



The former Traverse City State Hospital is immersed in over 100 years of history.  The evolution from  a state run asylum to a thriving and bustling community is the foundation of what makes The Village what it is today. In January of 1882, Architect Gordon W. Lloyd of Detroit was chosen to design the Northern Michigan Asylum. It was modeled in accordance with the Kirkbride Plan, which consists of a center administrative section and wings on either side for housing patients. Each patient room had a view of the outside, with a direct supply of light, sunshine and fresh air.

Founding Medical Superintendent Dr. James Decker Munson believed in the moral treatment movement, which at the time was revolutionary. Central to this belief was Dr. Munson’s philosophy that “Beauty is Therapy.” If patients were surrounded by a beautiful environment, from the architecture to the campus grounds, their emotional and mental state would be uplifted.

The Village campus is abundant with a wide array of trees from all over the world with most of them located on our front lawn. Part of Dr. James Decker Munson’s “Beauty is Therapy” ideal, was to surround the hospital with beautiful trees for the patients and their families to enjoy. In fact, there is such a variety of trees, many local schools advise their students to visit our lawn for their Leaf Collection assignments. Imagine…finding a Gingko Biloba tree, right in Traverse City! One of the most notable arboretums in the state! 

Lodging Information

For the most economical and available options, we suggest the following: - rental houses - rental apartments

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Traverse City hotels listed below. Please check hotel websites for amenities. Use GROUP CODE: ISA Michigan to receive the discounted rates. DO NOT WAIT! Traverse City hotels reaching max capacity.

Brio Beach Inn
1465 US-31, Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 946-6930
    $119 for 9/24/2020
    $169 for 9/25 and 9/26/2020

Sleep Inn
5520 US 31 North, Acme, MI 49610
(231) 938-7000
    $99 for 9/24/2020
    $174 for 9/25 and 9/26/2020

 Online registration is open. See Register Now button on the right. 

Friday, September 25, 2020 to Saturday, September 26, 2020
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
Traverse City, MI  
Climbing Competition
Registration is required
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
Corporate Event Sponsor
MTCC T-Shirt Sponsor
MTCC Equipment Sponsor
MTCC Public Education Materials Sponsor
MTCC Aerial Rescue Event Sponsor
MTCC Ascent Event Sponsor
Trailer Sponsor
MTCC Belayed Speed Climb Sponsor
MTCC Throw Line
MTCC Work Climb Event Sponsor
Masters Challenge Event Sponsor
MTCC Friday Breakfast Sponsor
MTCC In-Kind Donation
MTCC Friday Lunch Sponsor
MTCC Saturday Breakfast Sponsor
MTCC Saturday Lunch Sponsor
MTCC Saturday Awards Sponsor
MTCC Onsite Program
MTCC Volunteer & Climber Friday Dinner
MTCC Extra Rep Meals
MTCC Lorax Sponsor-$100
MTCC Lorax Sponsor-$200
MTCC Lorax Sponsor-$300