AMBASSADOR'S CORNER

Meet Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons was born in Howell, Mich., but moved to Clare when he was 3 years old. Jim graduated from Central Michigan University in 1999 with a Finance major and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

He has been licensed to sell real estate since 2001. In June of 2009 Jim became partner and broker/owner of Century 21 Bowerman/Peake Realty, Inc. Jim has been active in all levels of the Central Michigan Association of Realtors including: finance committee, bylaws committee, education committee, and the MLS Committee. Jim also served on the Board of Directors, was President of the Association for four years and the treasurer in 2014. Jim earned the Realtor of the Year Award in 2010 and 2015. He also has earned a Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) and a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers and brokers.

He enjoys bow hunting and tournament bass fishing for fun.

Jim became an Ambassador of the Chamber in May 2016  and is excited to network with other local business owners. His favorite thing about being an Ambassador thus far is the ribbon cuttings and welcoming the new businesses to the area.

What Jim enjoys most about the Mt. Pleasant area is that it is a great place to raise a family and offers a lot such as golf courses, Chippewa river, shopping and CMU!

Do you enjoy mentoring and meeting new people? Maybe you have the calling to become an Ambassador?

Our ambassadors play a crucial role to maintain contact with Chamber members and help them recognize and utilize the value of their membership. They also ensure you are getting what you want out of our membership.

Ambassadors serve in many ways, such as:

  • Greeting members at Chamber functions and performing other goodwill projects such as ribbon cuttings, etc.
  • Encouraging participation of current members at Chamber functions
  • Visiting members in their businesses, and subsequently providing feedback to the Chamber
  • Mentoring new members

If you would like to know more about being a Chamber Ambassador, contact Deena at deenakalb@mt-pleasant.net.
REFERRELS OVER BUSINESS

Meet Annette Roth

S. Silverberg Finer Jeweler


Hello everyone, my name is Annette Roth. I am a sales associate at S. Silverberg Finer Jewelers at 1805 S. Mission Street in Mt. Pleasant. As a sales associate, I have the pleasure of working with clients to create and maintain keepsake jewelry to be cherished for many years to come. 

 

My dad opened the doors in this very location over 60 years ago. Subsequently, my brother Steve purchased the business almost 30 years ago and has built a jewelry business in our community. He has had the pleasure of working with 4 generations of customers over time. I believe that the attention to customer service has led to the loyalty and trust of our customers and for that we are grateful.

 

Please stop by at your convenience to visit our recently renovated showroom filled with hand-selected items for you to view.   

 

Imagine having a focus group working for you to find referrals for your business.
If this interests you, please reach out to deenakalb@mt-pleasant.net to learn more about the NEW Referrals Over Breakfast Group. Category suggestions for the new group:
  • Assisted Living
  • CPAs
  • Attorneys
  • Plumbing
  • Auto Dealers
  • Restaurants
  • Employment Agencies
  • Home Improvement
  • Physical Therapy
  • Home Health Care
  • Retail
  • Electricians
  • Heating
  • Auto Aftermarket Service
  • Non-Profits
  • Website Designers, technicians, etc.
  • Beauty Salons

*One business per category per group based on first come bases.

Once we have up to 8 committed members, all members of the group will be contacted and will meet at the chamber office to firm the meeting date and time. ALL group members must be a chamber member in good standing.
CHAMBER EVENTS

Save the Date: October 3, 2022- 11:30 am

Economic Outlook Luncheon

State of the Community

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Corporate Cup Challenge REBOOT

September 14, 2022- 5 pm


Registration is filling up quickly! Sign up today if you're interested in participating in this year's Corporate Cup Challenge. The event is now one-day and is designed to encourage employees from Chamber member businesses to work together in teams of 4 to build your team’s cohesion.


Register Today!

Business Over Breakfast

September 13, 2022- 8 am


Ready to network? Join us at the September Business Over Breakfast held at Sam's Club on Tuesday, September 13th from 8 am-9 am.  See you there!

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AROUND MT. PLEASANT

8th Annual Mt. Pleasant Craft Beer Festival


September 24, 2022 - 4pm-9pm

The 8th Annual Mt. Pleasant Craft Beer Festival, hosted by the Mount Pleasant Jaycees, is open to adults 21 years of age and older (valid driver’s license or state issued ID required). Attendees will have the opportunity to sample some of the finest beer and cider crafted in the great state of Michigan—all while raising money for our community!



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Zonta Applefest


September 24, 2022 9:30am-4pm

Join the Zonta Club for the 33rd Annual Applefest for a day of crafts, kids games, donuts & cider, wagon rides, pumpkin picking and of course Apples!

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Chippewa Watershed Conservancy Fall Fundraiser

October 6, 2022, 5:30 pm

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VHS Night: Scream - Broadway Theatre


September 3, 2022- 8pm

It's the classic sleepover movie that kick-started the slasher-film revival! Presented in all of its nostalgic VHS glory, complete with 90's-era ads, previews, and bonus features! There will also be a trivia contest for prizes and some surprises, too. All proceeds will benefit the Broadway Theater of Mt. Pleasant!


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Tally's Bar and Grill is Now Open!

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Upcoming Shows & Events -
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort

Kid Rock's Bad Reputation Tour

w/ Special Guest Buckcherry


Sat. & Sun. Sept. 3rd & 4th

at 8pm

Wiz Khalifa and G-Eazy


Sat. Sept. 10th at 8pm

Alice in Chains & Breaking Benjamin with Special Guests BUSH and Plush


Fri. Sept. 23rd at 6:30pm




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Spectrum REACH
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

All State Insurance - Michael Love Agency LLC

Bennett Eye Care, PLLC (Sam's Eye Care)

Blackstone Bar

Blue Gator Sports Pub & Grill

Cheers Neighborhood Bar and Grill

Encore, The Nightclub

Ferguson Enterprises

Jeff Siler Agency

Jersey Mike's

Marrs Mapping

MBS International Airport 

Midori Sushi and Martini Lounge

Mr. Appliance of Mid Michigan

The Brass

Pendred Office Machines

Revivify Hair Suite

9&10 News - Heritage Broadcasting 

Join us for your networking "POP- IN 4 LUNCH"

Join us for our August

"POP IN 4 LUNCH"

Wednesday, September 21st


This month our host will be

The PohlCat Golf Club

11:00am - 1:00pm

Join us for members-only networking and some great food and prizes!

Lunch is on you, but our host will provide complimentary soft drinks.

Limited to 35 Mt. Pleasant Chamber members,

so please register or contact the Chamber at 989-772-2396.

*Bring plenty of business cards and get ready

for the round table introductions!

Have you scheduled your ribbon cutting yet
Are you a new business member? Have an anniversary this year? New management? Ribbon cuttings add the pizazz while you promote your:

  • Large expansion or major remodel
  • Moved to a new location
  • New ownership
  • Groundbreakings
  • Commemorative/milestone anniversaries (10, 25, 50 years)
  • and more!
Email deenakalb@mt-pleasant.net to schedule now!
DID YOU KNOW?
Do you have a job vacancy that must be filled?
Looking for new employees?
Do you want to reach an employee pool from outside our area?  

It's free! It’s easy! It's included in your membership!

Log into your chamber member portal to list your employment opportunities!
Serious job seekers will take note of jobs posted on the Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Commerce website by active chamber members like you.
Check it out and contact us with additional questions or for more information.

Questions?
Do you know of any local businesses that would be interested in joining the
Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce?

For information and benefits about joining the Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Commerce, contact Deena at deenakalb@mt-pleasant.net.
MEMBER NEWS
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Ground Breaking


Congratulations to Isabella Citizens for Health on breaking ground on their second expansion project!



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CVB in the News


Congratulations to the Mount Pleasant Convention and Visitors Bureau on their recent

recognition from Destination International! 

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS


AUGUST

23- YPN at Hunter's Ale House*

27- RISE and Shine Breakfast Fundraiser

30- 24th Annual Swinging for Scholarships Golf Outing



SEPTEMBER


13- Business Over Breakfast- Sam's Club*

14- Corporate Cup Challenge REBOOT*

21- Pop in 4 Lunch - PohlCat Golf Club*

24- Zonta Applefest

24- 8th Annual Mt. Pleasant Craft Beer Festival

27- YPN at Hunter's Ale House*

TBD- Business After Hours*


OCTOBER


3- Economic Outlook Luncheon: State of the Community* 

6- Chippewa Watershed Conservancy Fall Fundraiser

19- Pop in 4 Lunch - Buffalo Wild Wings*

22- CMU vs Bowling Green Business After Hours Tailgate Party*

25- YPN at Hunter's Ale House*


*Denotes Chamber Events*

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