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Family Heritage

Auburn Hills, MI 48326



Yvette Marek

Globe Life Covering Cancer, Heart Attack, Stroke & Accidents. Your Safety Net in Uncertain Times. 

McCulloh Consulting

Berkley, MI 48072



James McCulloh

Providing HR and TA Consulting Services for small to medium sized businesses.

Join the Chamber for our Inaugural State of the Community Address on Thursday, October 5th, 11 AM – 1 PM at

Paint Creek Country Club.


Our information-packed luncheon will discuss local and regional hot topics that directly affect the business community.  Our inaugural State of the Community Address will feature the latest business trends and economic development, providing relevant and timely information that will assist businesses as they plan for growth, sustainability, and prosperity. 


·    Orion Township Supervisor Barnett will discuss roadwork improvement projects on Brown Road, new developments, and a Parks & Recreation update. 

·    Village of Lake Orion Council President Jerry Narsh will provide an update on the Lumberyard Project, new residential and land developments, and Downtown District improvements. 

·    Oakland County Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard will give an overview of law enforcement initiatives in Oakland County.


Networking opportunities and a delicious luncheon buffet are included. For info and to Register Click Here.

Our quarterly Maximize Your Member Benefits, brought out both new members and existing members for an in-depth view of the plethora of benefits that we offer. All Members had the opportunity to meet our Leadership Team, build new relationships, and learn more about our Chamber Networking Groups, membership demographics, benefits, website enhancements, and more. 

Save the Date for our New Member Mixer Class of 2023 - Monday, December 11th at Standard & Co. Cafe.

L-R: Jimmy Johnson, Graphic Takeover; Christa Andrews, Practically Perfect Vacations with Christa; Kim Truelove, Real Estate One - Kim Truelove of the Linda Rea Team; Joyce Donaldson, Orion Area Chamber of Commerce; Lisa Bidinger, The Flavor Lab Catering Co.; Yvette Marek, Family Heritage, Sarah Barnett,GRIT Bootcamp; Patrick Miles, American Home Fitness.

Educational Workshop Session A 

The Classroom was packed with entrepreneurs, business professionals, and non-profit leaders eager to learn about the various resources available to start, grow, and sustain their business or organization.

Thank you to our Funding Specialists: Latifa Bradwell, Lender Relation Specialist, SBA and Kathy Dickens, Executive Director, The Four County Community Foundation for sharing their expertise and experience. 

Session A was Sold-Out. Be sure to register for Session B on October 17th as classes fill up quickly! 

Session B: Websites: A Tool to Run & Grow Your Business with Courtney Conley and Media Within Your Reach with Ian Locke 

Our Tri-Chamber Networking Mega Mixer brought out 100+ Members of the Orion Area Chamber, Clarkston Chamber, and Oxford Chamber to Rainforest Cafe last Thursday! Many thanks to our host Christina Schaeffer and the Rainforest Cafe staff for hosting as the evening was a smashing success! 

A heartfelt thanks to our Raffle Prize donors:

Pushna Wellness, Michigan United Credit Union, Buffin Detailing, Orion Area Parade Group, The Gregor Private Indoor Golf & Club, Graphic Takeover, The Red Oak Refillery, Practically Perfect Vacations with Christa, Oxford Bank, Oxford Chamber of Commerce, Clarkston Chamber of Commerce, Orion Area Chamber of Commerce.

For more photos from the Mixer go to our Facebook page!

Click Here to Register or Sponsor

State of the Community Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Corporate Sponsor

Partner Sponsors

Corewell Health

DTE Energy

Spresser Ogden

Champion Sponsors

Comcast Business Services

Haney Farm Bureau

Keri Sorenson Real Estate Team

Paint Creek Country Club

Steve Wandrie - Caliber Home Loans

Media Partners

Sponsored by:

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Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Ribbon Cuttings are free to attend and everyone is welcome!

This Week!

Thursday, September 28th

4:30pm - 5:30pm



3800 S Baldwin Rd

Orion Township, MI 48359

(In front/inside Great Lakes Athletic Club)



Join us to celebrate the opening of this new cafe and restaurant!

Thursday, October 5th

4:30pm - 5:30pm

1366 S Lapeer Rd

Oxford, MI 48371



Join us to celebrate the new ownership of GRIT Bootcamp in Oxford!!

Thursday, October 12th

4:30pm - 5:30pm



1188 S Lapeer Rd

Lake Orion, MI 48360



Join us to celebrate the re-opening of this new Lake Orion restaurant!

Thursday, October 19th

4:30pm - 5:30pm

831 Brown Rd

Orion Township, MI 48359



Join us to celebrate the opening of the new Dort Financial Credit Union Building on Brown Road!

Joint Ribbon Cutting!

Friday, October 27th

4:30pm - 5:30pm



2800-2810 S Lapeer Rd

Lake Orion, MI 48360



Celebrate the opening of TWO new Orion businesses who have opened up right next door to each other! Come and support these two young entrepreneurs as they start their business journey!

Thursday, November 30th

4:30pm - 5:30pm

3451 Clarkston Rd

Orion Township, MI 48360



Join the Chamber at a Ribbon Cutting ceremony for this new senior living facility and memory care.


Community Showcase of Properties

Oct. 27, 2023 | 7:30 to 10:00 a.m.

Oakland County Executive Office, Building 41W, Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford

Register at:

Advance Registration Required | Cost: Free | Includes a Continental Breakfast

Click Here for More Information

Use the Latest Digital Marketing

To Grow Your Small Business Today

Sept. 26, 2023 | 9 - 11:30 AM

Waterford Oaks Activity Center, 2800 Watkins Lake Road, Waterford

Register Today at:

Cost: Free | Registration is Required

Click Here for More Information

Click for Webinar Info

Live Webinar

Late, Lost and Not Prepared - Is it Laziness or Executive Function Issues?

Thursday, September 21st, 2023

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Join us for a FREE webinar all about Executive Function. We will discuss WHY some children and young adults have difficulty with these skills and how building brain connectivity can build a stronger foundation for future success.

All registrants will receive a free resource guide!


Cornhole Championship

CGC invites you to the Michigan Contract Furniture Industry Cornhole Championship and Showroom party!

Thursday, September 28th

3pm - 7pm

140 Englewood Dr, Suite B

Lake Orion, MI 48359

There will be food, beverages and lots of prizes to be won (and not just for cornhole competitors)!

Want to compete as a Wildcard Team? All you need to 2 people and a team name. Send your team name and players' names to Theresa at [email protected] and you could be selected as one of the wildcard spots.

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Family Fun Fest

Thursday, October 4th

5:00pm - 7:00pm


CERC Building

455 E Scripps Rd

Lake Orion, MI 48362

FREE evening of food and fun for families to spend time together. All elementary aged students and their families are welcome.

Petting Zoo | Crafts & Games | Team 302 Robotics | Bounce House | Music | Food | First Responder Vehicles

Wildwood Film Challenge / Festival

October 11th at 7:00pm

Oxford Cinema 7

Write, shoot and edit a 10 minute film in less than one week!

Prize money to top 3 teams!


CLICK HERE For More Info, Workshop Dates and How To Register

Ladies Night Sip & Shop 

Thursday, October 19th

5:30pm - 8:00pm


The Wooden Tulip (inside Canterbury Village)

2359 Joslyn Ct

Lake Orion, MI 48362

The perfect opportunity to get your holiday shopping started!

Giveaways | Exclusive Discounts | Refreshments

Click Here for More Info!

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