AMBASSADOR'S CORNER

Meet Sherri Rosecrans - 95.3 CFX & Black Diamond Broadcasting


 

Hi, I’m Sherri Rosecrans, Integrated Marketing Consultant with 95.3 CFX and Black Diamond Broadcasting. I first moved to Mt. Pleasant in 1987 to attend CMU at the age of 24. I thought I would graduate and move away like so many others but I decided to build a life here instead. After taking the Rollie Denison Leadership Course in 2000, I learned so much about Mt. Pleasant, which helped me understand what a great community we have. And that’s why I’m still here! 


My work at 95.3 CFX and Black Diamond Broadcasting is very rewarding and fun. No two days are the same. I get to help large and small businesses grow through the use of on-air marketing, digital products, and Discover Michigan Magazine. And for those who are hiring, through Michigan4Hire.


I’ve been a Chamber Ambassador since 2004. Aside from wearing the green coat, it’s been my pleasure to mentor new Chamber members, network with community citizens, and connect with businesses. The Ambassador group is a fun one. If you’re interested in becoming part of it, let me or a Chamber staff member know.


Aside from work and supporting the chamber, I enjoy attending music festivals (Happy Wheatland!), cooking, hanging with my dog, and playing in/on/near the water. I also like stand-up comedy, writing, reading, and making chimes with old silverware.

I look forward to seeing everyone at Chamber events.

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.

REFERRALS OVER BUSINESS

Imagine having a focus group working for you to find referrals for your business.

We are looking for (4) additional categories to start the second Referrals Over Business group. 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                      

Home Health Care

CPAs                              

Retail

Attorneys                           

Electricians

Plumbing

Auto Dealers                        

Auto Aftermarket Services

Restaurants                                               Non-Profits

Employment Agencies                           

Heating                          

Website Designers

Home Improvement                                  

Beauty Salons

Physical Therapy             

Etc. 

REFFERALS OVER BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT 

Meet Shelley Kemmerling - Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Mt. Pleasant Realty


Shelley Kemmerling has been living in Mt. Pleasant for over 30 years where she raised two boys. Her first house was purchased in 1987 from Mt Pleasant Realty. Shelley grew up locally in Clare on a dairy farm and began her real estate career in 2015. She has been active in the industry serving on numerous committees and boards. Shelley has been a multimillion-dollar agent since her first year and has received the Shining Star Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the Central Michigan Association of Realtors. She has a long history in customer service and a true passion for selling Real Estate.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Amanda Schafer

LifeTech Academy

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Kolmarge Harris - Lansing Spartans Youth Organization - Mt. Pleasant Boxing & Fitness


As someone who grew up on the streets of Chicago, Kolmarge Harris knows firsthand the challenges urban children can face. After retiring from a 20-year career as a professional boxer, Harris started Lansing Spartans Youth Organization to combine his love for boxing with his desire to mentor at-risk youth in his community. He now also runs Mt. Pleasant Boxing and Fitness and hopes to bring the same level of dedication and success to Mt. Pleasant that he has seen in Lansing. He strives to be a leader and help youth learn to work as a team. He says he wants to show kids “If I did it, you can too.”


As Harris has worked to bolster Mt. Pleasant Boxing and Fitness, he is excited to welcome a strength and conditioning coach, Andrew Beals. A Nationally Certified Personal Trainer, Beals is passionate about teaching fitness to all walks of life from youth to adults and even senior citizens. He hopes to help his clients form healthy lifestyle habits and help them overcome obstacles to reach their goals. 


Harris says he can see progress every day. Not only physical, but mental and emotional progress helps children become well-rounded individuals. One of the most rewarding things for Harris is helping kids that perhaps felt like they had nowhere to go before. Harris says that boxing requires a lot of hard work, dedication, and control – things that he hopes the kids can take away and use in their everyday lives. Harris hopes to share his life experiences in and out of the boxing ring to positively impact these kids' lives. 

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AROUND MT. PLEASANT

Brews & Brushes

Art Reach

January 26

5:30 PM

Brews & Bushes is a monthly, step-by-step acrylic painting class led by experienced and creative instructors. Guests are invited to bring a friend, a favorite beverage & a little creativity. We will provide supplies & help you paint your own masterpiece in the style of the image shown on a 16x20 canvas to take home! This one-time class is the perfect place for painters of any skill level! Adults 21+ please!

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Broadway Theatre VHS Night

The Wedding Singer

Saturday February 4

8:00 PM


VHS Night is gettin' Romantic for Valentine's Day-Month, with one of the most beloved romantic comedies of the '90s! Tickets on sale now, $8 pre-sale or $10 at the door.

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Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant

60th Annual Beef Tenderloin or Turkey Dinner Fundraiser

Comfort Inn & Suites

Friday February 17

4:30 PM


It's that time of year again!

Adults - dine in and all takeout: $35

Children ages 6-10: $10 (Dine in only)

Children aged 5 and under: $5 (Dine in only)



Children buffet with chicken tenders and mac and cheese - dine-in only.

Get your tickets now!

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In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the first Toilet Paper Toss game in school history, Central Michigan will bring back this tradition when it hosts rival Western Michigan for a White-Out men's basketball contest at McGuirk Arena. General Admission tickets are 40% off normal price for this game! Don't miss out and get your tickets today!

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Daddy Daughter Date Night

Comfort Inn & Suites

January 29

2:00 PM or 6:00 PM


Celebrate special relationships and cherished memories when you join Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation at the 38th Annual Daddy-Daughter Date Night, Boots and Beauties.


Young ladies of all ages and their dads or other favorite escort will share a special evening of music, dancing, refreshments, prizes, and themed activities.


Participants can choose from two event times offered: 2 to 4 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m.

Due to limited space, advance registration is encouraged and available through January 25. The fee is $30 per family for city residents, $42 per family for non-city residents or $45 per family at the door.

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UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS

January


24 - YPN Meeting - Cheer's Neighborhood Grill & Bar


February

1 - Daybreak Mt. Pleasant - CMU Powers Hall

15 - Pop in 4 Lunch - Location TBD

17 - Women in Business Roundtable - MyMichigan Health

21- Business After Hours - Soaring Eagle Waterpark - Nbakade Family Restaurant

28 - YPN Meeting - Location TBD


March

4 - 66th Annual Awards Banquet - Comfort Inn & Suites Conference Center

15 - Pop in 4 Lunch - Location TBD

28 - YPN Meeting - Location TBD


66th Annual Awards Banquet - Call for Nominations


The 66th Annual Awards Banquet will take place on March 4, 2023 at the Comfort Inn & Suites And Conference Center. With this event right around the corner, we invite you to start considering your nominations for the prestigious awards given at this event such as Large and Small Business Awards, Eagle Awards, Rising Star Community Impact Award, and the coveted Citizen of the Year. Nominations are being accepted now! Find all of the details and information

 at www.mt-pleasant.net.


Nominations due no later than Wednesday February 1

JOB BANK


Chippewa Nature Center - Day Camp Coordinator

Chippewa Nature Center - Day Camp Before and After Care Coordinator

Chippewa Nature Center - Day Camp Adventure Trip Leader

Chippewa Nature Center - Day Camp Early Childhood Counselor

Chippewa Nature Center - Day Camp Counselor

Chippewa Nature Center - Junior Counselor


Isabella County - 911 Dispatchers


Mid Michigan College - Coordinator of Imaging Sciences

Mid Michigan College - Director of Admissions

Mid Michigan College - Automotive Lab Technician Part Time

Mid Michigan College - Nursing Faculty

Mid Michigan College - Coordinator of Clinical Simulation Center


Sound Productions - Disc Jockey

View Job Bank Here

FEATURED MEMBER BENEFIT - VIP PASSES


The Chamber is offering its active members VIP Passes which will provide easy access to many of our popular 2023 events. Pay one price up front and you don't have to wait in line!

To order your 2023 VIP Pass, please email Deena at deenakalb@mt-pleasant.net or call (989) 772-2396 and have it for the New Year!



RIBBON CUTTING

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!

MEMBERSHIP 101 - JOB POSTINGS

Do you have a job vacancy that needs to be filled? Do you want to reach an employee pool outside your area? Post your job openings on the Chamber's website today!


Click here to learn more!


Contact Deena Kalbfleisch at deenakalb@mt-pleasant.net or call 989.772.2396

Interested in advertising with us? We are now offering email and website advertising for 2023. Please contact Deena Kalbfleisch at deenakalb@mt-pleasant.net

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