CHAMBER CONNECTION
August 5 2020
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
We are so excited to be welcoming more new businesses to the SHRCCI family.
Click on the link to view our newest Chamber members!
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Stacy Ziarko
at 586.731.5400 x 22 or sziarko@shrcci.com
CHAMBER CHAMPION
CHAMBER BLOG
To have your blog content shared to the Chamber's blog, please reach out to Ashley Edwards for more information, aedwards@shrcci.com.
The Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce is looking for potential candidates for our open board of directors positions. We are currently seeking board seat nominations for three-year terms covering 2021 – 2023, and we invite members to run for a seat on our board of directors. Serving on the Chamber’s board of directors is a great way to become more engaged with the organization, connect with the regional business community and stand out as a leader among your peers.

Directors and members with an interest in serving on our board can submit nominations for consideration by our Nominating Committee. Please contact Stacy Ziarko, sziarko@shrcci.com, for more information.
MEMBER NEWS
How to be featured in upcoming Chamber Connections:
To have your message included (four are complimentary annually with your paid membership), they should include a contact name and phone number, not be longer than 100 words, and emailed to Ashley Edwards by Thursday at 5 pm for inclusion in the next week's edition.

The Chamber Connection is our bi-weekly newsletter that is emailed to more than 4,200 emails of members and associates every other Wednesday morning!
WE NEED YOU
Calling all web designers and creators!
We need your help!

Please email Stacy Ziarko for more information!
SOCIAL MEDIA P.I.E.
Join Brenda Meller for some Social Media P.I.E. where she interviews inspiring People who Inform and Educate YOU. This blog features video playbacks of previous interviews with Sterling Heights Chamber of Commerce members.

Would you like to join Brenda on LinkedIn Live? Or would like to nominate a SHRCCI member for an interview?
KIDS KICKING CANCER GOLF FOR A CAUSE - SPONSORS NEEDED!
Kids Kicking Cancer Golf for a Cause sponsors needed! Friday, September 11th at Cherry Creek Golf Course. Hole sponsors starting at $600 or sponsor the Air Cannon or Giant Inflatable Dino!

Sponsorships include: hole sign, 4 person scramble, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drink tickets and swag bags. Include your company swag in the swag bags!

Donations of raffle items are also needed and greatly appreciated. Last year we raised over $6,000; help us get to $7,000 this year!

Please contact Renee at Kaizen Financial 586-752-7008 or rrusso@kaizen-fg.com to inquire. Visit www.kidskickingcancer.org for more information about them. Power Peace Purpose.
VOLUNTEER WITH US - PATIOS N PINTS!
We are looking for volunteers to sell and serve beer at the Patios N Pints series that takes place at the Sterling Heights Dodge Park Farmers Market on Thursday's from 5 to 7 p.m.

Patios N Pints runs Thursday, July 16 and goes through August 27.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click the button below to sign up!
ANTON ART CENTER ANNOUNCES REIMAGINED ARTPARTY FUNDRAISER
While the Anton Art Center is celebrating more than 50 years of service to our community, The ArtParty planning committee is re-imagining how ArtParty can remain a favorite fundraising program without risk to personal health or safety.

We are excited to announce that this year’s event will take shape as ArtParty @ Home – a celebration of the Anton Art Center which will begin with a giving campaign kick off on August 13 at 6:00 p.m. and culminating with the ArtParty @ Home livestream program on Thursday, September 24 at 6:00 p.m.

Art Center supporters can look forward to video and photo content throughout the campaign on the Anton Art Center website (www.theartcenter.org/artparty) as well as on our social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube), including special participatory opportunities utilizing Zoom.
MEMBER BENEFIT
HR Pro - 10% off base rate of Human Resource support services
Why BRAG™?

What is it that drives a business to join a Chamber of Commerce? The answer to that question for many business owners is "more business" for their services. Chambers specialize is organizing events that highlight the services of their members, and share these services within their membership.
 
The Sterling Heights Regional Chamber offers a trademarked service which is available for their members called B.R.A.G. or Business Resource Alliance Groups. These groups meet weekly and use networking techniques that help develop professional relationships that turn into warm referrals. There can be many different strategies to networking, and BRAG can be a tool utilized in your strategies.
 
Statistics show that the average person knows 250 people. That translates into 250 possible referrals per member in a group. Apply the math and the results will give a BRAG member exposure to 5,750 possible customers from members of their BRAG group, and this number doesn't include other contacts with other groups the member will meet.
 
According to "Network Statistics," nearly 60 percent of all new contacts are found through networking. Referrals generated from networking are 80 percent more effective than "Cold Calls." Networking can be extremely successful if you allow it to be, and is a learned skill that needs to be developed. In order to optimize networking skills, an individual must approach the opportunities with the right attitude.
 
Utilizing BRAG can be an extremely useful way to improve your business exposure and generate more business for you and the other members of the BRAG group.
 
For more information on how to take advantage of this Chamber benefit please contact Stacy Ziarko at (586) 731-5400 ext. 22 or sziarko@shrcci.com.
Stay connected with your Chamber!