Mason Area Chamber of Commerce | June 21, 2021
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Mid-Month Update!
Do you have news to share? Email news and announcements to masonareachamber@outlook.com!
UPCOMING EVENTS!
May 26th - July 7th - Making Mason Memories Light Pole Contest
July 1st - 31st - Find the Mason Bulldog Locally
July 4th - Independence Day Parade
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)
Making Mason Memories Pole Decorating Contest

Presented by: True Community Credit Union

Thank you to all our wonderful participants for taking the time to decorate downtown Mason light poles! Public voting begins TOMORROW on the MACC Facebook Page. Remember to vote for your favorite in each category "Spring Has Sprung" and "Stars & Stripes".
Mason Area Chamber of Commerce

FIND THE MASON BULLDOG!

School Mascot Creates Summertime Fun to Support the Shop Local Movement

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 www.masonchamber.org or call 517-676-1046.
Mason Area Chamber of Commerce Independence Day Parade

Mason Area Chamber of Commerce To Host Independence Day Parade

The Independence Day Parade is scheduled to happen in Mason, MI on Sunday, July 4th. Come celebrate the country's independence downtown Mason, MI otherwise known as Hometown USA. The parade features local business, groups and organizations and is always a crowd pleaser. The parade will step-off at 7:30PM.
This event is generously presented by TRUE Community Credit Union. We would also like to thank the City of MasonIngham County Facilities and the Mason Fire Department for their partnership with this event. 
Interested in participating as a float, vehicle, or walker? You will still need to check in at the MACC booth in the staging area (Mason High School SOUTH lot) to receive your parade number at 6PM. There is no charge to participate and pre-registration is not required. For more information about the parade or Mason Area Chamber of Commerce events go to www.masonchamber.org or call 517-676-1046.

BY POLICE ORDER: No throwing of candy or other items from parade units is permitted. Walkers only may walk to sidelines and hand candy, etc. to spectators. NO GETTING ON OR OFF UNITS during the parade. The city and chamber are not liable for any police citations or injuries resulting from violation of this directive.
ARE YOU READY TO GOLF?

Registration for our MACC 48th Annual Golf Classic is OPEN! This includes 18 holes of golf with cart, continental breakfast, lunch at-the-turn, golfer's "goodie bag", beer and wine on the course, pop and water, and door prizes. There will not be a banquet. The event is $75 per golfer. Your registration will contribute to the Chamber's fund balance allowing us to continue bringing free public events such as our Thursday Night Live Concert Series, Independence Day Parade, Holidays Light Parade, and Small Business Saturday "Cocoa on the Corner" to downtown Mason.

LOOKING TO SPONSOR?

Sponsorship opportunities include:

Birdie Sponsor $750 
- Four golf passes for the tournament
- One tee/hole sign, your choice of location
- Signage on sponsorship board displayed during registration
- One spot for your booth on the course (if desired)
- Recognition in marketing materials
- Name and Logo with description in program

Par Sponsor $500 
- Two golf passes for the tournament
- One tee/hole sign, your choice of location
- Signage on sponsorship board displayed during registration
- One spot for your booth on the course (if desired)
- Recognition in marketing materials
- Name and Logo with description in program

Beverage Sponsor $200 
- Recognition on Drink Tickets
- Signage on beverage cart or oasis
- One tee/hole sign on the course of your choice or oasis
- Signage on sponsorship board displayed during registration

Tee/Hole Sponsor $100  
- One tee/hole sign on the course of your choice
- One spot for your booth on the course (if desired) 

Contact us today! Call (517) 676-1046 OR email us at masonareachamber@outlook.com
NEWS FROM YOUR CHAMBER!
CHAMBER OFFICE – NOW OPEN: Starting Tuesday, May 15th, The Mason Area Chamber of Commerce office will be 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 LC&W Properties; Exit Realty and Allstate-Val Orlando.

THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE: We are so excited to announce that our concerts on the courthouse lawn will be resuming !! Join us on July 29th, August 12th, September 2nd and September 16th. Venues to be announced. Thank you to our sponsor, Independent Bank, for making this happen!!

“MAKING MASON MEMORIES” POLE DECORATING CONTEST:
Voting for a winner in each category will take place on the MACC Facebook Page June 16th - 30th. Many thanks to our presenting sponsor True Community Credit Union.

GOOD MORNING MASON: Please note that the June 24th Good Morning Mason is cancelled. Please mark your calendar to join us at the next event on Thursday, August 26th when we hope to resume in-person!! Presented by Dart Bank.

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE: The MACC is proceeding with the planning for our July 4th parade. Registration will be at the south parking lot of Mason High School starting at 6:00pm. Parade step-off will be at 7:30pm. Sincere thanks to our presenting sponsor, True Community Credit Union.

48th ANNUAL CHAMBER GOLF CLASSIC: The date is set for Thursday, July 22nd and plans are underway for an outstanding event with sincere thanks to our Eagle Sponsor, Oracle Financial Solutions. MACC has numerous opportunities for a variety of sponsorships and raffle contributions. This is an excellent opportunity for you to get your name out to the community. Please consider donating a Raffle Prize Basket (est. value $75-$100) and/or an advertising item you’re your logo for our “goodie bags” (250 items). This is a great networking event – so, get your team registered to golf (online registration is available or call the MACC office for registration help!!

“FIND THE MASON BULLDOG”: The search begins July 1st. Passports will be available at each of our 31 participating business. Passport must be returned to the MACC office prior to July 31st for your chance to be a lucky winner!!

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 masonchamber.org 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.

SHARE THE NEWS: Please share this communication with your employees, your co-workers, your family & friends and any others you think might be interested in news from our Chamber. And, they can sign up to receive future notifications from the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce via email by simply emailing their name; business or community connection with their preferred email address to masonareachamber@outlook.com

MORE INFO & DETAILS: Are available 24/7 on our www.masonchamber.org website and be sure to like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/masonchamber
NEWS OF OUR MEMBERS!
MACC RIBBON CUTTING

Congratulations to the Kiwanis Club of Mason on the beautiful remodel of the Kiwanis Clubhouse! On Tuesday, June 8th it was a beautiful day for a ribbon cutting to celebrate with Kiwanis members, chamber Ambassadors, and MACC directors.

Thank you to the Kiwanis Club of Mason, MI for all you do for our community!
Discount tickets are available now!

$5 for children and seniors, $7 for adults, plus fees.

Tickets at the gate will be $8 for children and seniors, $10 for adults.

Get your discount ticket HERE today! https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/fairingham/6427
The Mason Lions Club recently approved a donation of $500 to the Mason Promise Scholarship fund. Club secretary Doug Klein presented their check to Mason Promise board president Melissa Oesterle at the Mason Promise’s June BBQ Sandwich fundraiser at Darrell’s Market. The Mason Lions Club does fundraising events of various types throughout the year to provide the money for several scholarships in the Mason area. They are proud to support the long-running Mason Promise Scholarship program. The program allows a select number of Mason High School graduates to attend Lansing Community College each year.
Are you a customer service professional looking to take the next step in your career? If so, we need you! At Independent Bank, we recognize the importance of career growth, which is why we are proud to offer an exciting and fulfilling Career Path for all of our Retail Branch employees. This Career Path covers everything from conducting financial transactions, to educating clients on products and services, building client rapport, and even originating client loans.

We have two part-time (25 hours/week) positions available in the area – one at the Mason branch and one that supports and travels to surrounding branches. Branches identified for the travel position include: Mason, Eaton Rapids, Leslie, and Pleasant Lake.

As a Client Service Associate, you are the face of the bank, providing incomparable service to our clients every day, every time. In this position, you are responsible for keeping everything running smoothly behind the scenes, as well as making our clients feel welcomed, engaged, and significant. In this position, you will apply the knowledge, skills and abilities acquired from previous banking and customer service roles to better serve Independent Bank clients and offer appropriate products, services and solutions. This position is similar to the traditional “bank teller” role with self-guided growth opportunities.

Why You Should Apply:
  • Competitive hourly pay and great benefits.
  • Accommodating and flexible paid time off.
  • A knowledgeable, goal-driven, and exciting team of colleagues.
  • Numerous advancement opportunities with structured, personalized career paths and mentoring.
  • Exposure to different areas of banking and the ability to work with leaders within the industry.
  • Extensive training on all areas and aspects of the banking field to help you reach your highest potential.
  • Community-focused events and volunteer opportunities.

What We’re Looking For:
  • High school diploma or equivalent education is required.
  • Outstanding client service skills.
  • Cash handling experience is preferred, but it is not required as we provide ample training.
  • The ability to adapt and adjust to new ideas, processes, workflows, and systems.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment while maintaining a commitment to accuracy, timeliness, and client focus.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills. This includes verbal and non-verbal forms of communication, email and phone etiquette, and the ability to work cohesively as part of a team.
  • A strong desire to be a part of the Independent Bank family while contributing to our growth and success.
 
To apply, visit: www.IndependentBank.com/Careers, click on “View Opportunities”, and enter keyword Mason to find and apply for these opportunities.

Mason Area Chamber of Commerce | April 19, 2021