Congratulations to the Central Michigan University Research Corporation for celebrating 20 fantastic years in September. CMURC is renowned for supporting area businesses in creating foundations for success and encouraging entrepreneurial spirit. 


Meet Monica Riedel

This month we are featuring Ambassador Monica Riedel. Monica grew up in the small town of Pewamo, Michigan. She attended Ferris State University where she received her Bachelors of Science in Applied Mathematics. In her spare time, Monica and her husband enjoy golfing, hunting, camping, and spending time with their families and their beloved cats and dog. Monica has been an Ambassador since 2020 and has loved the way it has helped her connect with the community. 

Monica has worked at Independent Bank for four years and enjoys that the bank has a local and community focused initiative. She likes getting to know her customers and fellow co-workers aims to help the Mt. Pleasant community strive to be bigger and better. Monica looks forward to continuing to create strong community relations through both her job and as an Ambassador and has great hope for the future of our community. 

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


Hear from Mary Kaechele - President of Bella Senior Care & Private Duty Center 

It’s all about family! Starting Bella Senior Care in 2010 was personal. Having a family member in need of care was stressful for everyone. However, after finding the perfect fit in terms of assistance, it wasn’t any longer. That set the standard for Bella Senior Care.

Having been in the same situation as many other families, Bella Senior Care understands. Offering quality In-Home-Care is what we do best. We service many rural communities throughout the Mid-Michigan area which have a difficult time receiving help.

When not focusing on our clients, I spend time with my family. We enjoy traveling, boating and various sports. Traveling both domestically and internationally is at the top of our list of things we enjoy. With my oldest daughter (Elizabeth) attending Michigan Tech University, we have also spent much time enjoying the great U.P.! My youngest (Simone) is completing High School and ready to hit the ground running!  

Latitude Media. Locally Owned. Community Minded.


Mount Pleasant Discovery Museum Halloween Carnival

October 21, 5 pm - 8 pm

Join MPDM on October 21 from 5:00-8:00 for our Halloween Carnival! MPDM's Halloween Carnival is a family-friendly fundraiser meant to expose families to the benefits of hands-on play!

There will be inflatables, a costume contest, carnival games, and FOOD TRUCKS! The museum will be open late for the carnival, giving families the opportunity to explore our exhibit space! Don't forget your costumes!

All funds raised at MPDM's Halloween Carnival will be matched by United Way for their October matching grant!

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Buck 92's Boo Bash

October 29, 3 pm - 5 pm

 Join Buck 92.3/AM 830 for WMMI's annual "Boo-Bash!" held at the Isabella County Fairrounds It's FREE, Safe, outdoor, fun trick or treating for the whole family. Come get your treat or treating on. Get dressed up & enjoy an afternoon with the Buck 92 crew. 

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Pumpkin Promenade 

October 31, 4 pm - 6 pm

Monday, October 31 from 4-6 p.m. in downtown Mt. Pleasant. Children 12 years and under are invited to dress in their Halloween costumes, trick-or-treat at downtown businesses, and enjoy kid-friendly activities at Town Center.

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MMI Lunch & Learn 

November 17, 12 pm - 1pm

MMI Invites you to learn more about their mission and values over a complimentary light lunch.

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Welcome to the Table

October 21, 4 pm - 6pm 

Join the DEI Committee and CMU College of Business Administration for an exclusive discussion featuring minority-owned business leaders moderated by Erin Patrice of Breaking Bread Village.

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Grease - Broadway Theatre

October 21, 22 at 7 pm and

October 23 at 2 pm

With multiple show dates, don't miss out on your chance to see a classic! Tickets are available online or at Ric's Food Center! 

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Virtual Cyber Security Day

October 28, 9 am - 2 pm

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Upcoming Shows & Events 

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort

Sebastian Maniscalco

Friday, October 21

7 pm & 10:30 pm

Christopher Cross w/ Special Guest John Waite

Friday, October 28, 8pm


Friday, November 4, 8 pm

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Advantage Group

Central Michigan Manufacturers Association

Just Fab Graphics

Manas Real Estate

Ready Care Walk-in Clinic


Pleasant Wellness

What a pleasure it has been for Pleasant Wellness to provide Natural Health services in Central Michigan. For the last 4 years, Pleasant Wellness has been in operation, where Kelly Cullen is a Naturopath and Digestive Health Professional. She has helped hundreds of people, with a wide range of health concerns, and has loved every minute of it. She uses multiple testing methods to help her clients get to the root of their issues, and lead them toward better health, naturally.


So what’s the big news?

Pleasant Wellness is delighted to announce that they are on the move! Starting this November, Pleasant Wellness will now be located in the old Rowley Helms building at 330 S University Avenue, diagonally across from the Veterans Memorial Library. Kelly will be teaming up with Dr. Lianne of Abundant Health Chiropractic and Wellness Center, who has done an amazing job renovating this beautiful building. Dr. Lianne, a Chiropractor, and Kelly, a Naturopath, both have a passion and vision for helping people achieve optimal health and wellness. It’s going to be a great fit! Stay tuned for the exact opening dates. You can get more information about Pleasant Wellness at, and on Facebook at Kelly Cullen-Pleasant Wellness.


Join us for our October


Wednesday, November 16th

This month our host will be

Cheers Neighborhood Grill

11:30am - 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!

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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 to schedule now!


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.



22- CMU vs Bowling Green Business After Hours Tailgate Part- Sponsored by Members First Credit Union

25- YPN - Hunter's Ale House


11 - Business Over Breakfast - CMU College of Business - Sponsored by CMU College of Business Administration, Buck 92, My 104.3, and My Michigan Podcasts

16 - Pop in 4 Lunch - Cheers Neighborhood Grill

22 - Business After Hours - Ascend at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort  - Sponsored by Ascend, Soaring Eagle, and 95.3 CFX


6 - Holiday Business After Hours - Isabella Bank VIP Room at Kelly Shorts Stadium - Sponsored by CMU Athletics, Isabella Bank, and MyMichigan Health