Your Weekly Tuesday's Tidbits eNewsletter from the
Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce
Welcome Our Newest Members
SBA & Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opening:
New Issue Guidance
Starting Tuesday, January 12, 2021
The Treasury Department is Delivering COVID-19 Relief
for All Americans
Chamber's Annual State of the Community
featuring Economic Development
Virtual Recording from Tuesday, January 12, 2021
This morning, the Chamber hosted the 2021 State of the Community featuring Economic Development with President & CEO Joe Sobieralski with Battle Creek Unlimited to a SOLD OUT virtual audience. Thank you to all of our members and the community for starting your day with us and we apologize to anyone who wasn't able to attend due to it being sold out. Below is President & CEO Joe Sobieralski's Economic Development Update presentation from this morning's State of the Community which includes:

  • FCIP Investment
  • Watkins Road Industrial Space
  • Airport Investment
  • WMU College of Aviation & WACO Aircraft Corporation
  • Downtown Investments
  • McCamly Plaza Hotel, The Milton, New Holland Brewery, Umami Ramen, LLC, Affordable & Workforce Housing, Tiger Room, etc.
  • Talent Retention, Attraction, and Inclusion INcentive (TRAIN)
  • COVID-19 Assistance
  • Year Looking Ahead

Tune into battlecreek.org and the Chamber's You Tube page as we're working to make the 2021 State of the Community video live for all to view.
Tell Your Story Tuesday
OMNI Community Credit Union
Cashback Rebate Program
OMNI Community Credit Union is marking 13 years of their Cashback Rebate program by offering members a chance to “triple their dough.”

The rebate program has returned roughly $13 million to OMNI members since its inception in 2008. Members receive rebates based on qualifying account balances as OMNI’s way of thanking them for their loyalty.

The Triple Your Dough contest will be held for the third year. Members have the chance to triple the amount of their Cashback Rebate along with winning smaller cash prizes. For the safety of members and staff, this year’s contest will take place in a digital environment with the following methods of entry: 

  • Signing up or signing into Digital Banking. Members can enter daily.
  • Following OMNI on Instagram via a search for @OMNICCU, and then liking a Triple Your Dough contest post and tagging a friend.

OMNI CEO Ted Parsons offered some words of encouragement. “I hope the rebate and the contest will be a bright spot after a year that was full of twists, turns and challenges,” he said. “Our goal was to come up with an easy way to participate in the contest while keeping everyone as safe as possible.” 

“I want to take a moment to thank our members for their continued support,” he continued. “We made every effort to support them in return and will continue to do so into the New Year and beyond. We’re stronger together and I’m proud to be part of this financial cooperative.”

Members will begin receiving their Cashback Rebates January 15th. 
Charitable Union Turns
134 years old
It’s Charitable Union's Birthday month and you know what that means, Jean’s Day!  

An annual campaign to highlight the need for jeans in our community in all sizes for men, woman, & children!

On January 13th, partnering businesses will allow their employees to wear Jeans to work in exchange for a $5 donation that support Help that Brings Hope to people in our community!

It’s not to late to get your business or organization signed up to participate, and host your own Jean’s Day any day this year!
Online Payments & Career Opportunities
battlecreek.org is Now Accepting Online Payments
Chamber's Storefront is now OPEN 24/7
Visit the NEW battlecreek.org for ALL Your Membership Needs
2021 has begun and we're thrilled to be able to expand our services online by now accepting online payments at battlecreek.org. Members are now able to pay an invoice or their membership 24/7 with ease. With working remotely, we saw the need to expand our accessibility to our Members as the typical 9 to 5 schedule may be a bit different for the year to come.

Simply visit the homepage of our website and look for the yellow Online Payments oval located at the top-right side of the page.
Career Opportunities | FREE Member Benefit
Find the Talent You Need - Post Job Opportunities with US
The Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping YOU find the talent that you're looking for to help your business grow and thrive within 2021. And, all we need from you is a little bit of information to get started. Simply fill out the Job Opportunities form and email it to Director of Marketing & Communications Billy Beers for publication. Here's a few more details about submitting a Job Posting:

  • FREE for General Job Postings
  • $50 for Featured Job Posting
  • Top of Career Opportunities page on battlecreek.org for one month
  • Job Postings LIVE for one month
  • May resubmit Job Postings each month

Help us help you by letting us know WHO you're looking for to help you grow and thrive in 2021.
NEWS Desk with the Chamber
Member NEWS RELEASES
Members! Everyone has a story to share and we're interested in sharing yours within the Chamber's NEWS Desk. Simply add Director of Marketing & Communications Billy Beers (bbeers@battlecreek.org) to your Media Contact List when sending out News & Press Releases. Once Billy Beers receives your news release, he'll mark it for publication within the next Tuesday's Tidbits eNewsletter to reach over 2,100 inboxes.
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Battle Creek, MI 49017

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