Mason Area Chamber of Commerce | August 18, 2020
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Mid-Month Update!
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NEWS OF OUR MEMBERS!
During the recent funeral procession for Caleb Starr there was much discussion about purchasing a larger American Flag for when draped across the street by two trucks.

The current flag is 12' x 18' and will still be used when one truck is being used. I would keep the current rope and carabiners with that flag as it is set up for a flag that size. I have recently ordered the 20' x 30' flag through the American Legion. Several people have asked to donate toward its purchase. If you, your family, or friends would like to help, the following is a description of what is needed:

Scope: Purchase a 20' x 30' Polyester American Flag through the American Legion
1/2" x 150 ft blue static rope to keep with the flag
8 - carabiners
Trunk or container to store the flag in

Thanks,
Kerry Minshall
Mason Fire Chief

Shirley Grieve is trying to raise $1,500+ for this project. If you wish to donate please contact Shirley directly at (517) 648-8861 before 9/11/2020. Any excess funds will be used to support Mason Firefighter's Association projects. Thank you for your support!
New Clinic Location Set to Open Mid-October
Peak Performance Physical Therapy on track to open in Mason

Lansing, Mich. – Peak Performance Physical Therapy, specialists in orthopedic manual physical therapy, is set to open their new Mason clinic location on Oct. 15 at 132 South Cedar St. Mason, MI, 48854.

Jill Marlan, CEO and Founder of Peak Performance Physical Therapy, expressed her excitement about the new location opening stating, “With everything that has gone on this year, we couldn’t be more grateful to be on track with opening our doors in Mason in October. This year has been difficult for everyone and to have the community backing us means the world to us.”

Peak Performance Physical Therapy is still set to kick off the new Mason clinic opening with an in-person ribbon-cutting ceremony soon after opening. The ribbon-cutting will take place outside, and every participant in attendance is required to practice social distancing and wear a mask. The peak performance team will take every precautionary measure possible to keep those in attendance safe. The new location will also host a virtual open house so the community and those interested can do a virtual walkthrough, celebrate the opening with us, and get to know our staff. This will be one virtual open house you won’t want to miss. Follow along on Facebook to never miss a moment.

The new location comes at high demand and as a way to better meet the needs of patients in the community. Peak Performance Physical Therapy is dedicated to maintaining and expanding its expertise in the Greater Lansing area. The new location will provide a full range of physical therapy services with one-on-one personal attention to help patients excel and achieve their goals.

Peak Performance Physical Therapy currently has three clinical locations, in Lansing, Okemos, and Dewitt with two athletic training locations at Lansing Community College and Great Lakes Christian College. For more information about Peak Performance Physical Therapy, please visit PeakPerformanceOMPT.com.

About Peak Performance Physical Therapy:
Peak Performance Physical Therapy was founded by Jill Marlan in 2011. By 2015, they had outgrown that clinic and relocated to their current Lansing location at 7402 Westshire Dr. In 2017 Jill was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by the Greater Lansing Business Monthly and continues to improve the health and wellness of the community through their physical therapy approach and community education. In 2018, Jill received the 2018 North American Ernst and Young Winning Women Entrepreneur of the Year award over a pool of 2,000+ applicants across the United States and Canada. They continue to provide outreach and education to the local communities through their community relationships and partners.
The 45th Mason Christmas Craft Show will be a virtual shopping experience this year. In a continued effort to keep our Mason community safe our local vendors will sell items in a Facebook LIVE. Follow the Facebook event page for information and a list of participants. If you simply click "interested" OR "going" on the event page you will receive updates as this event comes together.

NOW OPEN: ORS LESLIE & ORS PERFORMANCE TRAINING
ORS Leslie is the ninth physical therapy clinic location for Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists and was opened in May 2020. Located at 828 W. Bellevue St. in Leslie, MI, it currently shares a building with the Welcome Pharmacy and includes the ORS Performance Training Center within its facility.

ORS Leslie offers the same award-winning physical therapy treatment for chronic pain and acute injury that can be found at any of our ORS physical therapy clinic locations. Specialty services at ORS Leslie include Graston Technique®, myofascial decompressing (cupping), and manual therapy.

ORS Performance Training offers individual performance coaching to athletes of all ages. Our skilled coaches combine speed, power, agility, and strength training to improve overall athleticism and decrease the risk of injury to help athletes take their game to the next level.

Bridging the gap between Lansing and Jackson, ORS Leslie is conveniently located off US-127 at Exit 56, and is 20 minutes or less from Mason, Dansville, Stockbridge, Munith, Pleasant Lake, Rives Junction, Onondaga, and Eaton Rapids.
 
We're excited to be your community partner in health and wellness by providing the best physical therapy and performance training closer to home!

Learn more at ORSMI.COM/LESLIE.

2020 Ingham County Fairgrounds and Fair Foundation Livestock Expo was a huge success!

MASON, MI - The Ingham County Fair week looked different this year, but through the hard work of the Fair Foundation it was wildly successful. Fair week featured Horse and Livestock Shows as well as large and small animal auctions for Ingham County youth who were enrolled in any youth organization in Ingham County.

Through the generous donations of over 100 businesses and community members, the Fair Foundation was able to raise all the money needed to cover the expenses for the event including ribbons and awards, medical professionals, face coverings and all other expenses.

“This was about the kids. The Fair Foundation is proud to have been able to gain the support of the community to help the kids show and sell their animals at the auction,” said Fair Foundation President Steve Taylor.

The auction saw the highest dollar amount per animal in the history of the Fair. “I am proud we were able to pull this together this year. It was important to us from the beginning to be able to provide a safe way to do the auction in person. I am grateful for all the backing from the community and everyone’s willingness to follow all safety guidelines to support the kids,” Lindsey McKeever, Fairgrounds Events Director said.

The Fair Board is looking forward to planning a more traditional Fair in 2021, which is set to be held August 2-7. 
COVID-19 Update:

NEW MACC OFFICE HOURS!
The Mason Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Center will be open:
Monday-Thursday 9AM - 3PM (CLOSED FRIDAY)
In addition, the following upcoming events have been:

CANCELLED:

Thursday Night Live MACC Concerts May 21st - Sept 17th
Good Morning, Mason Aug 27th
Down Home Days - Sept 17th-19th
Please continue to disregard ALL automated meeting reminders in email. Committee meetings will remain on hold unless you hear directly from Chamber staff.
THANK YOU!
Please accept our sincere thanks for your participation in the MACC 47th Annual Golf Classic on July 23, 2020 at Eldorado Golf Course. Taking into account the current economic situation and COVID-19, we were overwhelmed with the amount of support this year. We filled the course with our largest number of golfers yet. Your sponsorship and registrations will contribute to THREE Aggie Corner Community Volunteerism Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 awarded to Mason High School graduates for 2021. Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial generously offered to present a matching fund to the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce increasing the value of these scholarships from $500 to $1,000 each. In addition, the net proceeds this year will contribute to the Chamber fund balance. This fund balance is used to bring free public events downtown Mason such as our Thursday Night Live Concert Series, Independence Day Parade, Holidays Lighted Parade, and Small Business Saturday "Cocoa on the Corner". Thank you to our wonderful volunteers. We look forward to our MACC 48th Golf Classic next year. 
THANK YOU TO OUR TEE/HOLE SPONSORS:

Americhem, City Limits Sports Grill, David Golder, DDS, Davis Auto, Don Kill, Independent Bank, Kiwanis Club of Mason, LAFCU, Paper Image Printing Centre, Wilson Construction Concepts, Mason Insurance Agency, TomCo Asphalt, WideOpenWest Mid-MI (WOW), Marco’s Pizza Mason, Dr. Tim Zielinski, LaFontaine Automotive Group, Crimson Oak Wood Co, Granger Waste Services,  Trinesha Goebel State Farm, Weather Vane Roofing, Ace Hardware Eaton Rapids, Total Local, & Russ Whipple
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