October 11, 2018
Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce Weekly Newsletter

Welcome to this issue of the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce Newsletter!   This newsletter goes out to nearly 2000 individual emails and is posted on our   facebook page  each week.  It is designed to keep you informed of the latest info from your local Chamber of Commerce.   Feel free to forward this Newsletter to someone who should be a member or is interested in information about what is going on in the Cheboygan Area.  We want our information to get to as many inboxes as possible!  Be sure to also visit our web site and community calendar at www.cheboygan.com/calendar/ for more information.
Some things to not miss in this issue....  
  • Chamber of Commerce Month Proclamation from the Mayor
  • Addams Family Moving to Cheboygan
  • State of the Community Breakfast Wrap up 
  • Invest Cheboygan registrations due soon
  • Special seminars in the area
  • and lots more great information from our members!
Have a Great Day!
Scott Herceg, CAE
Executive Director

State of the Community Breakfast Recap  

As Chamber staff we are very pleased with the outcome of our State of the Community Breakfast.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank the committee chair Marianne Ridings and all of the Ambassadors who helped make this a success.  

The following is the schedule of the round table discussions we are hosting with each of the speakers from the State of the Community.

Monday Oct. 15, 6:00 pm   Troy Reehl, Superintendent Cheboygan Schools
Monday Oct. 22, 6:00 pm    Kate Schulz, CHC & Angie LaCost MDHHS
Monday Oct. 29, 12:00 pm  Shari Schult, McLaren Northern Michigan

If you where not able to attend the event, Booklets containing a collection of "State of" reports are available for purchase at the Chamber office.

Thank you to our Sponsors for the State of the Community Breakfast!

AirNorth Communications                    Consumers Energy

  Great Lakes Grill                                                                  
Attention Businesses Less Than 2 Years Old...
You Are Eligible For Invest Cheboygan County!
apply at investcheboygan.com 

Special Office Hours

The Chamber staff will be attending the Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals Conference next week.
We will be closing at 3:00 pm on Wednesday October 17 and remain closed until Monday October 22.  

Member News
This section is for news from our Members!

Being able to include information in this newsletter is an exclusive member benefit.  If you are not currently a member, but would like to be included in this publication please contact the Chamber office to find out how. 
  • Do you have a special event coming up that you want to get the word out about?
  • Do you have a new product that you want potential clients to know about?
  • Are you in search of new staff?
  • Do you have staff that you want to brag about?
  • This is your section to get your message out to members and the public..... Let us help you tell your story!
  • Send your articles to info@cheboygan.com
Pi or Pie?

Sunday is Funday at Secrets on Main located at 314 S. Main Street.  Stop in for tea time from 12:30 - 3:00 pm and or Pie Time from 3:14 - 5:00 pm to enjoy refreshments in a relaxing atmosphere. 

For those of you wondering why Pi, it was meant to be... Pi is 3.14 and Secrets on Main's address is 314, and to put the sugar on top... owner Laurie Musclow is a "championship" pie baker.  

It seems the stars have aligned and are pointing right at Cheboygan's newest gathering place for Sunday Funday!

Calcite Credit Union Celebrating 10 Years

Join Calcite Credit Union on October 25, 2018 as they celebrate 10 years serving Cheboygan! 
To help celebrate, there will be cash give-a-ways all day from their money tree.  
Everyone is invited to a small reception from 4:00pm-6:30 p.m. with a Celebratory Toast at 6:00 p.m.  As they told us...."We look forward to celebrating with our great community!"

Drive for your TEAM

Ten Northern Michigan Schools are getting a chance to show their school spirit and earn money for their Athletic Programs in the Fernelius Drive for Your Team on October 12, 19, and 26. Teams and their supporters can visit either location in Cheboygan: Fernelius Toyota Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram or Fernelius Ford Lincoln from Noon to 6 pm. 

Click Here for Full Press Release

Northeast Michigan Works - Making an Impact

In the month of September, NEMC filled 101 positions for an  Economic Wage Impact of $3,165,905 and marketed 856 positions
for a Potential Economic Wage Impact of $26,831,833!

MICHIGAN WORKS! At Work - September 2018 Stats
*              1,409 total visitors to NEMC offices
*              101 job seekers who have found employment with NEMC's help
*              51 total job postings NEMC has placed on PMTC for employers
*              204 job postings employers have placed on PMTC themselves
*              112 non-PMTC jobs we have posted in our offices

Survey says...
Here's what people are saying about Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium!
100% of September surveys rated Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium as EXCELLENT!
*              Shelley was helpful and knowledgeable with services Michigan Works offers. I am relocating to Gaylord and she was very helpful. I will be coming back to see her soon! I appreciated her taking the time and not making me feel rushed in a room full of people. I was made to feel important.
*              Very friendly, always positive and willing to help at all times! Friendly smiles and very welcoming. Always helpful. - DezaRae S.
*              Sara was amazing! Very helpful, friendly and has a great personality! I valued the assistance I received, with a positive attitude and respect. - Cheri C.

Click here to download this flyer

North Central Michigan College is delighted to announce that it has been listed as the #1 Community College in Michigan by BestColleges.com.  The North Central is joined in the top five by Henry Ford, Muskegon, Delta and Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College.
BestColleges.com provides students with direct connections to schools and programs suiting their educational goals through their program rankings.  These rankings are intended to inform and guide prospective students toward institutions that provide a quality education and a meaningful learning experience at an affordable cost. Key measures incorporated in the algorithm include .... click here to continue reading the article.
Come in One More Time.....

....before they close for the season on October 13.  The owners, management and staff would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who visited the Hack-Ma-Tack this year.  They said they had a great season and they hope you all had a great summer too and they look forward to seeing everyone again next year.  
McLaren Northern Michigan CEO Announces Retirement

David M. Zechman, FACHE, President and CEO of McLaren Northern Michigan, announced on October 5th his intention to retire from his position at the end of the year.
Zechman joined McLaren Northern Michigan in November 2013. He brought a passion for quality and service excellence, as well as a keen understanding of the challenges facing health care delivery in the rural environment, having previously served in senior leadership roles at health systems in Missouri, Kentucky, and Florida.
During his tenure in northern Michigan, Zechman sought to....click here to continue reading.
Meet the Addams Family!

from Kathy King Johnson, Executive Director of the Cheboygan Opera House
Northland Players brings you another family favorite, just in time for Halloween, Oct. 25 to 28. Come see your amazingly talented friends, families and neighbors in this kid friendly musical comedy. I'll be honest, there are some shady characters in this cast, including Thing and It. They're creepy and they're kooky, altogether spooky. And I haven't been able to track down Morticia, Gomez and Lurch. They may be nocturnal. Introducing to Cheboygan, the Addams Family!  Click here to read all about it.
Regional, State, and National News 
Disclaimer:  Information presented in this section of the Chamber Newsletter does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce or its membership.  It is provided here as information only from other regional organizations that the Chamber has a business relationship with.  All decisions made by the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and or Staff are done so locally and independently in accordance with our bylaws and policies and for the betterment of our membership.
Cheboygan Economic Development Group
The Cheboygan Economic Development Group is a private sector organization of Cheboygan County business people, community leaders, and volunteers who care deeply about helping create economic growth and educational opportunities for our citizens in this unique and wonderful corner of northern Michigan.
Helping to build sustainable economic growth is our mission. A future of good paying jobs for residents of all ages is our passion.   Click here to visit their web site.
News from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce

Michigan Chamber members receive an exclusive weekly review of legislative & political news in its Michigan News & Capitol Report e-newsletter. This newsletter is FREE to Chamber members.
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Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance Update

The Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce is an Associate Partner with the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance who advocates for our members to Michigan State Government as a collective Northern Michigan voice.  If you would like to find out more about the Alliance and what it is doing for Northern Michigan please go to their web site by clicking here . 
Cheboygan Area Chamber Partners with Regional Economic Development Organization

For several years now the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce has been a partner with the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance in their efforts provide economic development resources to Northern Michigan.  Follow this link to see what NLEA is doing to grow our regional economy.

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