November 2022 | E-NEWSLETTER

Update from the President

Last month’s Economic Outlook Luncheon was a success! Sponsored by Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and Isabella Bank, eight panelists from varying industries focused on challenges caused by the pandemic, what their companies did to address those challenges, and gave key takeaways for our audience and constituents to help strengthen our community.

Our State of the Community Booklet highlights their responses to all three questions. I found the responses to the key takeaways very intriguing. The most common responses on what all of us can do moving forward to help our community were:

1) Work together

2) Recruit and Retain Students

3) Volunteer

4) Be kind, respectful, and patient

Further, as a part of this event, Kristen Wenzel, the Interim CEO of the Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!, shared the 2021 Annual Economic Analysis from Michigan’s Labor Market News that highlights the ongoing recovery in 2021 from the impact of the pandemic. In addition to job growth and wage increases, Healthcare and social assistance and Educational services are industries that are expected to make important shifts in our economy.

It was truly a pleasure to hear these industry leaders speak on topics of such importance, and I look forward to working with all of our businesses to create a stronger community. Further, in considering the takeaways from this event, I encourage all of us to set the tone in our community by simply being kind.

Liz Conway

President & CEO

Lunch & Learn - Cybersecurity 

Registration extended to Thursday, November 3! Click below to register now!

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Business Over Breakfast

**Please note we have special permission to use Lot 3F (directly to the west of Grawn Hall) from 7am-9am without special passes needed. Please see registration page for a detailed map**

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Members: $5
Non-Members: $10

New members in their 1st year of membership, please notify staff at check-in.

Fall Legislative Breakfast

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Business After Hours

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Holiday Business After Hour 

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Pop In 4 Lunch


Wednesday, November 16th 

This month our host will be

Cheers Neighborhood Grill & Bar

1700 W. High St.

Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

11:30 am - 1:00pm

Members Only Event

Come join us for networking and some 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

My Michigan Podcasts

Latitude Media. Locally Owned. Community Minded.

Mark Your Calendar!

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


Friday, November 4

Lunch & Learn - Cybersecurity - Chippewa River District Library

Featuring CMU Cybersecurity Club and Mt. Pleasant Agency 

Friday, November 11

Business Over Breakfast, CMU College of Business

Sponsored by CMU, My 104.3, Buck92, and My Michigan Podcasts

Wednesday, November 16

Pop in 4 Lunch, Cheers Neighborhood Grill & Bar

Friday, November 18

Fall Legislative Breakfast

Sponsored by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort

Tuesday, November 22

Business After Hours - Ascend (in the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort)

Sponsored by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort & 95.3 CFX


Tuesday, December 6

Holiday Business After Hours - Isabella Bank VIP Club in the Chippewa Champions Center at Central Michigan University

Sponsored by CMU Athletics, Isabella Bank, and MyMichigan Health

Wednesday, December 14

Pop in 4 Lunch - Location TBD 

Referrals Over Business

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

If this interests you, please reach out to to learn more about a NEW Referrals Over Breakfast Group.

Category suggestions for the new group would be:

  • Real Estate
  • Assisted Living
  • CPAs
  • Attorneys
  • Plumbing
  • Auto Dealers
  • Restaurants
  • Employment Agencies
  • Home Improvements
  • Physical Therapy
  • Home Health Care
  • Retail
  • Electricians
  • Heating
  • Auto Aftermarket Services
  • Non-Profits
  • Website Designers, technicians, etc.
  • Beauty Salons

Once enough members are committed (min. 8), all members of the group will be contacted and will meet at the chamber office to firm the group's meeting date and time. ALL group members must be chamber members and in good standing.
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