Mason Area Chamber of Commerce | May 20, 2021
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Mid-Month Update!
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May 26th - July 7th - Making Mason Memories Light Pole Contest
June 24th - VIRTUAL Good Morning, Mason! Networking
July 4th - Independence Day Parade
July 22nd - 48th Annual MACC Golf Classic
Making Mason Memories Pole Decorating Contest

Wednesday, May 26th - Wednesday, July 7th

Presented by: True Community Credit Union

It's time to brighten up the summer nights with a light pole decorating contest! This year we will decorate downtown Mason light poles in themed categories to help celebrate the coming spring and summer weather. Businesses and citizens can adopt a pole for our contest to bring their own creativity to Mason's downtown. Online registration ONLY. During registration there are two categories "Spring Has Sprung" and "Stars & Stripes" to simplify the voting process. Please select the category that will best fit your decorative idea!

Mason Area Chamber of Commerce

Hometown U.S.A. Committee Sponsorship Opportunity

Find the Mason Bulldog Locally during July
$50 Sponsorship fee for up to fifty participating MACC Member Businesses

Mason Area Chamber of Commerce, Hometown USA Committee is asking members to join in a search for a Mason Bulldog at your business during the month of July 2021. Each participating Chamber Member stop will receive a cute plush bulldog wearing a royal blue t-shirt “Mason, MI” imprint and materials to promote
Find the Mason Bulldog Locally in July.

Sponsorship fee is due by Friday June 11th. Each player gets a Find the Mason Bulldog Locally passport to find the bulldogs and log their search. A player may start at any business listed on the passport; the passport travels with the player. A Mason Bulldog is hiding - somewhere - in all the listed businesses.

  • Please send your sponsorship fee to the MACC to be included in “Find The Mason Bulldog Locally!”
  • Put up the "Shop Local, Find the Mason Bulldog Here" window sign in your store window or on your front door. You may post the sign anytime but the search starts July 1.
  • Put the Bulldog Plush out somewhere in your establishment on July 1. The Bulldog can move from place to place in your business, but must be in a public area. You want people to look around your shop, but you don't want to make it so difficult that they get annoyed.
  • After a player spots your Bulldog, either stamp his/her passport with your store stamp or sign his/her passport. If players are just starting out with their first Bulldog sighting, give them a new “Find The Mason Bulldog Locally!” passport.
  • Passports accompany the plush Mason Bulldog, which is yours to keep, or give away after 7/31/2021.
  • Extra passports available at MACC.
  • Players are directed to turn in passports to MACC with at least 75% filled stops (this number will be determined after sponsorships are confirmed ) by July 31, 2021. They will be entered to win their very own Mason, Mi plush Bulldog at a drawing to be held at the Chamber Office after 7/31/2021.

We expect to award at least 35 winners. Have Fun with This! Add this Shop, Eat & Drink Locally in Mason to your store marketing! Offer coupons for “come back to shop” discounts on a service or special offers for bulldog searchers.

Call MACC office 517-676-1046 or Jamie Robinson, Hometown USA Chair 517-719-6700 for more information.

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.


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 [email protected]
CHAMBER OFFICE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT: The Mason Area Chamber of Commerce office continues to be closed to the public except by APPOINTMENT ONLY. If you have a need for an appointment, please call the office at 517-676-1046 during the hours of 9:00am to 2:00pm, Monday through Thursday or leave a voice mail after hours.
Voting for a winner in each category will take place on the MACC Facebook Page June 16th - 30th. Thank you to our presenting sponsor True Community Credit Union.
GOOD MORNING, MASON!: Mark your calendars - next event June 24th. Stay tuned for details announcing if this will be a ZOOM meeting or in-person!!
INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE: We are proceeding with planning assuming we will be able to have the parade on July 4th. Presented by True Community Credit Union. Everyone stay tuned and keep your fingers crossed!
ANNUAL CHAMBER GOLF CLASSIC: The date is set for Thursday, July 22nd. Presented by Oracle Financial Solutions, the MACC will have 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. And, of course, a great networking event – so, get your team registered to golf at Registration is OPEN!
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS: Congratulations to our Aggie Corner Scholarship recipients Emma Barnum, Hannah Davies, and Ellen LaFleur and our Hometown Champion Scholarship recipient Carson Mills. The first MACC Hometown Champion Scholarship was presented by David Wilson, her son, in honor of Shirley Grieve our "Angel Lady".
MISS “FINDING WALDO”? about “WHERE’S THE MASON BULLDOG”: A new, great contest will be coming to Mason locations in July. Details announced above. 
ANTIQUES & APRIL: A big “Thank you” to everyone who came out for antiques shopping in April. A round of applause to our partners Maple Street Mall, Michigan Barn Wood & Salvage, Old Mill Antiques, Simply Vintage Marketplace and Timeless Treasures of Mason. Along with our event map sponsors Mark Voss Agency and Robert Dowding Group-Keller Williams Realty. And, congratulations to our lucky basket drawing winner, Reagan Rhodes.
SPRING FLING EXPERIENCE: Sunday, May 2nd, was an excellent day for our SPRING FLING EXPERIENCE at the Ingham County Fairgrounds. We again extend our sincere thanks to our presenting sponsor Howard Hanna Real Estate Executives and our co-host Michigan Barn Wood & Salvage - along with special thanks to our map sponsors Mark Voss Agency-Farm Bureau Insurance and Robert Dowding Group-Keller Williams Realty. And, a big thank you to all the shoppers who came out to enjoy the day and support our vendors.
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 [email protected]
MORE INFO & DETAILS: Are available 24/7 on our website and be sure to like us on Facebook

Mason's First United Methodist Church

School's Out Drive-Thru Celebration!

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2021 AT 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM

Let's celebrate the end of a challenging year with a safe, fun, drive-thru celebration! Let us cheer you on as you wind through our East parking lot. (Please enter on S. Rogers St.) We'll play music, have free ice cream for all students, and have a special appearance by the Bulldog mascot! 

Burchfield County Park will officially open canoe and kayak rentals on May 22, 2021 for all trips including McNamara, Bunker Road, and Eaton Rapids Landing, and in-park rentals. Burchfield County Park canoe and kayak trips offer park visitors scenic landscapes as well as wildlife viewing opportunities.

Visitors have the option to rent canoes or kayaks from Burchfield’s boat house and paddle up stream then back to the park, or be dropped off at one of three different access points along the Grand River: McNamara, Bunker Road, or Eaton Rapids.

Bring a picnic lunch and a cold drink and take a break as you enjoy the rivers peaceful quiet and scenic view. Please note we do not transport alcohol in County vehicles and coolers are subject to inspection as a condition of the rental agreement. We have one and two person kayaks available and canoes accommodate up to three people. Canoe and kayak rentals are available May 22, 2021 daily through Labor Day and on weekends only in September and October. In September and October, trips are by reservation only at specified times.

In-park canoe/kayak rentals are $6 per hour and pedal boat and stand-up paddleboards for pond rentals are $6 per ½ hour. In-park rentals are available on a walk-up basis Monday-Friday from 11am-6pm and Saturday/Sundays from 9am-6pm. All boats must be returned by 7pm.

Rates for McNamara, Bunker Road, and Eaton Rapids Landing trips vary by location. Meet at the boat house at Burchfield County Park 15 minutes prior to the trip time listed below and you will be fitted with lifejackets and paddles and then transported by van upstream to a landing of your choice. Then canoe/kayak downstream back to Burchfield County Park. Canoes and kayaks are available on a first-come first-serve basis; however reservations are required for all weekday trips and weekend Eaton Rapids trips. Trip times and fees are listed below.

To make a trip reservation or for more information please contact the Ingham County Parks office at 517-676-2233. Burchfield Park is located at 881 Grovenburg Road in Holt.
Mason Area Chamber of Commerce | April 19, 2021