Mason Area Chamber of Commerce | July 16, 2021
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Mid-Month Update!
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July 1st - 31st - Find the Mason Bulldog Locally
July 22nd - 48th Annual MACC Golf Classic
July 29th - Thursday Night Live Concert
August 12th - Thursday Night Live Concert
August 26th - Good Morning, Mason! Networking IN-PERSON
September 2nd - Thursday Night Live Concert
September 16th - Thursday Night Live Concert
September 18th - MACC Down Home Days (downtown)
Thank you to all of our participants!

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor:
True Community Credit Union

Mason Area Chamber of Commerce


NEW EVENT — Where’s the Mason Bulldog? In Mason, MI of course! The adorable plush Mason Public School’s Mascot in the bright blue t-shirt is visiting thirty local Mason Area Chamber of Commerce members throughout our community July 1st –31st. Find the Mason Bulldog Locally is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement. Look high, look low—Find the Mason Bulldog Locally in July!

The Mason Area Chamber of Commerce, 148 E Ash St is your location for the first stop to pick up a “Find the Mason Bulldog!” passport, which contains the names of all the participating member businesses. Anyone can participate and get their passport stamped or signed for each Bulldog they spot. Collecting store stamps or signatures at fifteen or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers an entry into a drawing for their very own plush Mason Bulldog on August 2, 2021. Return your eligible passport with your contact information to The Mason Area Chamber of Commerce by the end of the day 7/31/202 to be entered into the free drawing.

There is no charge to participate, and the hunt lasts July 1st -31th. For more information about the search or Mason Area Chamber of Commerce events go to or call 517-676-1046.
Thank You Sponsors!

Eagle Sponsor 
Oracle Financial Solutions

Birdie Sponsors
Dart Bank
Green Stone Farm Credit Services
Shumaker Technology Group
Weather Shield Roofing

Par Sponsors
Morse Moving and Storage
Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists
American Plumbing
Eaton Rapids Medical Center
Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

Hole in One Sponsors
Fiedler Insurance Agency
Shaheen Chevrolet

Breakfast Sponsor
Faulkner Agency - Farm Bureau

Lunch Sponsor
A&W Restaurant - Mason

Beverage Sponsors
Paper Image Printing Centre
Mason Big Boy
Spartan Barricading & Traffic
A&W Restaurant - Mason
Darrell's Market & Hardware
Mason Auto Body
Modern Woodmen of America

Tee/Hole Sponsors
Americhem Sales Company
Mark Voss Agency - Farm Bureau
Modern Woodmen of America
Commercial Bank
David Golder, DDS
Tim Zielinski, DDS
Donald Kill
Salon 130 Mason
True Community Credit Union
Community Building Services
Kneaded Hands
Noud & Noud
Lansing Junk Removal
Robert Dowding Group - Keller Williams
Michigan Barn Wood & Salvage
Trinesha Goebel State Farm
Fox 47 News
Mason Insurance Company

A special thank you to Eldorado Golf Course!
CHAMBER OFFICE – NOW OPEN: The Mason Area Chamber of Commerce office is open from 9:00am to 2:00pm Tuesday thru Friday each week. Other times are available by appointment. Call the office at 517-676-1046 if you need to schedule an appointment.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: The Chamber community extends a warm welcome to our newest members The Joyful Juniper Co., Faulkner Agency - Farm Bureau, Healthy Homes House Cleaning, House of Promise, and Needham Solutions!

THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE: Join us on July 29th, August 12th, September 2nd and September 16th. Thank you to our sponsor, Independent Bank, for making this happen!! We will kick off our series with the Sea Cruisers on July 29th at 6:30PM on the square! Event sponsor is Darrell's Market & Hardware.

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE: The MACC Independence Day Parade presented by True Community Credit Union was a success! Thank to our many volunteers it was a lovely evening to spend together! Thank you to our various participants who came out to make the day so special.

“FIND THE MASON BULLDOG”: The search has begun! We have seen so many smiling faces downtown Mason as they search high and low. Passports are now showing up at the Chamber office for our drawing at the end of July. This event will continue through the rest of the month!

DOWN HOME DAYS: Registration is now OPEN for vendors seeking to have a booth at the September 18th event. For more information and to register online visit or call our office for assistance.

OCTOBER EVENTS: MACC will close out the summer and commence with our fall events - Golf Spooktacular; Witches on the Town and Doggie Trick or Treat!

NOW HIRING: Are you (or someone you know) seeking a part-time position?? Join our team!! The MACC has a position open in our office; 20 hours per week; Tuesday thru Friday; 9:00am to 2:00pm. You will work with great people in the office and in the community – plus be a part of many of the events going on in our town!!

2021 EVENTS CALENDAR: The Chamber has set the dates for all our anticipated events for the upcoming year. We will monitor status and recommendations in hopes that we will be able to resume activities sometime in the upcoming months. Monitor our website and our Facebook page for the latest updates.

CHAMBER VOLUNTEERS: Are you interested in volunteering to assist at events hosted by the Chamber?? We would love to hear from you !! As we start to open up for events, volunteering at our events is an excellent opportunity for you to network with others in our community.

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MORE INFO & DETAILS: Are available 24/7 on our website and be sure to like us on Facebook
Dart Bank in Mason is a
drop-off location!
August 7 History Forum Features One-Room Schools

Don’t be tardy to a special event hosted by the Mason Area Historical Society starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 7, 2021. It will be held at the Mason Area Historical Museum, 200 E. Oak Street in downtown Mason. The new “Ingham County Rural One-Room Schools” traveling display is making a stop at the museum that afternoon for a limited appearance. There is free admission for all attending.

This temporary exhibit is provided by the Ingham County Historical Commission, whose members have spent a great deal of time researching the schools and gathering historic photographs to share with the public. Most of the one-room schools in Ingham County are no longer in existence but, through the efforts of these researchers, they will not be forgotten.

The Ingham County Historical Commission will have people at the Museum during the discussion forum event to answer questions and explain their exhibits. Visitors may participate by bringing their own photos and information pertaining to attending a rural school. As is typical with their Saturday forum format, people are encouraged to share their stories. While you are there, take time to see the many new Mason-oriented exhibits throughout the Museum building.

The ultimate goal of the Ingham County Historical Commission's research and their traveling display is to place a more permanent display featuring one-room schools at the Ingham County Courthouse. They also plan to write a pictorial history book about the “Rural Schools of Ingham County.” Any photos brought with visitors may be scanned at the event, which constitutes permission to use the photos.

One of the rural schools likely to be in the display is Mason’s own historic Pink School. After visiting the main Museum, drive over to visit the actual schoolhouse, which is also the Society’s first museum. It is now located in Mason’s Bicentennial Park at 707 W. Ash Street. While both museum buildings will be open from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday August 7th with free admission, the Pink School will stay open until 4:00 p.m.
For the Survivors. For the Fighters. And the Taken. We will continue the walk and continue the fight. We will never give in and never give up. Walk until the last light of day and the last star at night fades away.
The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life symbolizes hope and our shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we know and love.

This years Relay will be held at the Corrigan Oil Speedway in Mason on Friday September 24, 6pm to Noon on Saturday September 25.
If you so chose, a donation can be made here:
  Prevent, Fight, Survive. Thank you for giving back for more birthdays.
New Chamber Member!

Healthy Homes Housecleaning needs to hire TWO house cleaners for mainly residential and some commercial accounts. The candidates should be physically fit. Typical hours of cleaning range from 20 to 30 hours a week. Weekend cleaning may be requested. All employees are contractual. Enjoying cleaning is a plus.
The new hire pay is $20 per hour. After a probationary period, the hourly rate is increased to $24. Overtime compensation is paid as well.

Healthy Homes Housecleaning has been in business for 18 years. Through Angie's List, we are the recipient of a Super Achiever Award. This award is based on client reviews.

If you or someone you know would like rewarding work caring for homeowners and businesses, please contact me by calling or texting at 517 282-2475.

Thank you.
Sandy Smucker
Mason Area Chamber of Commerce | April 19, 2021