A Mackinac Future Leader is a forward-thinking professional making an impact in his or her organization and community.

Mackinac Future Leaders at the 2020 Mackinac Policy Conference

The 2019 Mackinac Future Leaders cohort gathered at the Mackinac Policy Conference.

Are you an entrepreneur or emerging leader in Michigan?

Are you making a significant contribution or working to solve problems in a business, industry, or community?

If you said yes to the two questions above, then you would make a strong candidate for Mackinac Future Leaders powered by Bank of America. Mackinac Future Leaders are forward-thinking professionals making an impact in their organization or community, showing future promise in leading initiatives. These individuals welcome change, view challenges as opportunities, and continue to influence everything they approach with fresh ideas and innovative thinking.

Nominate a Mackinac Future Leader here.

An eligible entrepreneur is a creative doer who has taken a non-traditional business idea from concept to the marketplace using innovative methods and practices. These entrepreneurs are relentless in pursuit of their entrepreneurial aspirations and have high-growth potential. In addition, these individuals provide a product/service that is closing a gap in an underserved market/community or helping to solve a societal/community problem.

Benefits of Being a Mackinac Future Leader

Mackinac Future Leaders are awarded a partial registration scholarship to attend the Mackinac Policy Conference at the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. The reduced registration rate of $850 is available only to first-time attendees. Future Leaders will have full access to all Conference sessions and activities. In addition, there will be private receptions with Conference speakers and exclusive networking opportunities.

In terms of accommodations, Future Leaders receive access to a reserved room block at a predetermined rate.

The Nomination Process

Mackinac Future Leaders  are awarded to individuals based on merit and availability. Nominations and/or recommendations made by a Detroit Regional Chamber board member will be strongly considered. Individuals who have attended the Conference in the past are not eligible.

The nomination process is simple – in addition to basic information, you will be asked to describe why the nominee is deserving of the scholarship in 250 words or less. Self-nominations are welcome and accepted.

Nominate a Mackinac Future Leader here.

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