SEA 2024 Strategy Session and Retreat – Bay Harbor, MI

The 2024 SEA Strategy Session and Retreat, hosted by SEA board member Sonja Skerbeck and Mackinac Island hotelier Sam Barnwell, will bring together SEA Leadership and the leading H-2B strategists.

This meeting is strategically timed after the FY25 DHS Appropriations mark-ups and prior to the 2024 election. By mid-September, we should have a good idea of DHS’ plans for its 2025 visa release and can better project the 2024 election impact on H-2B. We will also reflect on lessons learned from 2024 and go over the various cap relief scenarios for 2025 to put you in the best position to get your workers. With DOL’s persistent processing issues, it is imperative that you have a strategy that takes this into account. This meeting is an excellent opportunity to network with the most engaged employers and H-2B program agents/facilitators.

What: 2024 SEA Strategy Session and Retreat
When: September 17-20, 2024
Where: Inn at Bay Harbor
Bay Harbor, MI (63 miles from Cherry Capital Airport)

We have reserved a room block at the Inn at Bay Harbor. Rooms range from $199 to $325 a night depending on the room. Click here to make your reservation.

Meeting Registration: $400 meeting registration fee includes breakfast Wednesday and Thursday, Mackinac Island excursion including lunch and Wednesday night dinner

Tentative Schedule:

Tuesday, September 17th 

  • Arrive. The closest airport is in Traverse City (Cherry Capital Airport).

Wednesday, September 18th

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Mackinac Island excursion (transportation provided)
    • Tour of island
    • Lunch at the Grand Hotel
    • General meeting
    • Free time
  • Dinner at Stafford’s Pier

Thursday, September 19th

Recreation Day

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Golf at Bay Harbor Links/Quarry golf course
  • Lake Michigan cruise
  • Spa
  • Explore Bay Harbor and Petosky
  • Explore state park

Friday, September 20th


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