January 2023 | E-newsletter

Update from the President

It is hard to believe that the Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce’s 66th Annual Awards Banquet is just a few months away. Although I have yet to experience this event steeped in tradition and community engagement in my current role, I have been an attendee. I cherish the opportunity to learn more about how people are making a positive difference in our community. These are the people that are putting others before themselves, lending a hand when it is needed, and inspiring us all to strive for a better future. In addition to the people, we are lucky to have so many businesses that are truly exceptional corporate citizens, impacting our community and local economy.

I think it’s safe to say that we all know people and businesses that exemplify these traits. Please take the time to reflect on those that you see doing exceptional things. We present several awards to recognize the coveted Outstanding Citizen of the Year, Eagle Awards, Rising Star, Small Business, and Large Business. This year we have expanded the business awards scope and encouraged self-nominations! Find all nomination opportunities here.

If you or your company are interested in sponsoring this event, please find the opportunities here. I’d love to talk with you more about being involved in this great community event.

Liz Conway

President & CEO

New in 2023

The Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to introduce a whole new breakfast networking program in 2023 that will include networking, community education, and more. This event is generously sponsored by Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! Mark your calendar for February 1, 2023 from 7:30am-9am. The location will be announced soon!

Register Here

Coming in 2023, the Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce will introduce a six time roundtable event called Women in Business featuring a variety of female leaders that will discuss tops such as work-life balance, health and wellness, and financial success. Our first of this series is February 17, 2023 at 10am at MyMichigan Health in Mt. Pleasant and facilitated by Marita Hattem-Schiffman.

Register Here

2023 Ambassador Co-Chairs

Meet the 2023 Ambassador Co-Chairs

The Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2023 Ambassador Co-Chairs, Jessica Barber and Kayla Wickham. Jessica is a Loan Originator with Cardinal Financial and Kayla is an agency owner with Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan. If you see these ladies at upcoming Chamber events, be sure to say hello and ask them more about the Ambassador Program!

Pop In 4 Lunch


Wednesday, January 18th

This month our host will be:

Freddie's Tavern

705 S. Adams St.

Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Members Only Event

Come join us for networking and great food and prizes! Lunch is on you, but our host will be providing complimentary soft drinks.

*Bring plenty of business cards for networking, and get ready for the round table introductions!

Limited to 40 Mt. Pleasant Chamber members,

so please register today! Contact the Chamber at 989.772.2396.

Register Here

CMU College of Business Student

Engagement HUB

The Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the College of Business Administration's Student Engagement HUB to connect our Chamber Members with interns from CMU. If you have interest in hosting an intern, please click the link below to fill out the survey.

Learn More

Mark Your Calendar!

To register, or to find out more information, click on an event link below.


Wednesday, January 18

Pop in 4 Lunch - Freddie's Tavern

Tuesday, January 24

YPN Meeting - Cheer's Neighborhood Grill & Bar


Wednesday, February 1

Daybreak Mt. Pleasant - Location TBD

Sponsored By Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!

Wednesday, February 15

Pop in 4 Lunch - Location TBD

Friday, February 17

Women in Business Roundtable

Facilitated by Marita Hattem-Schiffman

MyMichigan Health in Mt. Pleasant

Tuesday, February 28

YPN Meeting - Location TBD


Saturday, March 4

66th Annual Awards Banquet - Comfort Inn & Suites

Conference Center

Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities 2023

The Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce has a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities including A La Carte options available for 2023. Becoming a Chamber sponsor provides great connections with leaders across the Mt. Pleasant area as well as building strong brand recognition. The Chamber also offers a variety of advertising opportunities including website, e-newsletters, and dedicated email blasts.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or advertising with us, please click the link below for information, or call (989)772-2396.

Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities