CHAMBER CONNECTION
July 17, 2019
FEATURED EVENT:
Breakfast & Business
Network with almost 20 individuals in three-20 minute structured networking sessions!
Continental Breakfast provided.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2019
MOD Pizza
56619 Van Dyke, Shelby Township
Upcoming Events | JULY - AUGUST 2019

10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Dodge Park
Sterling Heights
AUG . 7

5:30 - 8 p.m.
Infinity Hall & Sidebar
Fraser

6 - 8 p.m.
Johnny Blacks's
Sterling Heights
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Gina Rieck
at 586.731.5400 x 15 or grieck@shrcci.com
CHAMBER CHAMPION
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Company: Manpower

Main Contact: Danika Tarnowski

Category: Employment & Staffing

Member Since: 2014
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MEMBER TIP
What Assets Need to be Included in a Michigan Living Trust?

By: Rutkowski Law Firm

A Living Trust in Michigan must meet various statutory rules in order to be considered effective and viable. If the rule are met, a trust can be an extremely powerful estate planning tool that gives you significant control over your assets while providing privacy and security. A Living Trust is a trust created by you during your lifetime to manage assets in the event of your incapacity or disability and provide structure after your death. Properly drafted, a Living Trust ensures you are able to tap in and use the trust assets while those assets are held inside the trust during the course of your lifetime. To put assets into the trust, you must first formally transfer ownership of the assets into your Michigan trust, which then enables them to be managed by the trustee.

Any person can serve as the trustee of your trust, but it is quite common in a Michigan Living Trust to name yourself as the initial trustee. You will also need to choose a successor trustee who steps in after you pass away. That trustee will continue to manage assets and distribute the assets to beneficiaries according to the terms of your trust. Most Living Trusts, including some Irrevocable Living Trusts, can be altered at any time you wish, which means they give both flexibility and control. Traditional Irrevocable Trust planning focused on estate tax planning, but today, a properly drafted Irrevocable Trust can protect your assets from lawsuits and long-term care costs.
To view more member tips and Chamber blog posts, click below!
MEMBER NEWS
**VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR STERLINGFEST!**
Sterlingfest is right around the corner. We are still seeking volunteers to assist us with our refreshment and concession areas during this three-day event on Thursday July 25, Friday July 26 and Saturday July 27.

Email Linda Colton or call 586.731.5400 x 20 and she will match you with available time slots.
2019 TASTE FEST - ASCENSION MACOMB-OAKLAND HOSPITAL
Enjoy samplings from local restaurants at the 2019 Taste Fest in its new location, Jimmy John's Field! Tickets include unlimited tasting samples, pop and water. Cash bar. Complimentary onsite shuttle from Jimmy John's Field parking lots to the main entrance provided by Oakmont Senior Communities. Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

Proceeds of the 2019 Taste Fest will support the renovation and expansion of the Webber Cancer Center at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

For more information, call 313.343.4530 or email specialevents@ascension.org .
YOUR FAMILY LAW ADVOCATE BLOG
To provide an informative perspective to those with similar legal needs, Foster Swift's family law practice is launching a new blog entitled, Your Family Law Advocate. 

Family law is an area where irreversible decisions are easy to make and can result in dire consequences. The purpose of this blog is to guide readers through the maze of legal issues and topics facing friends and families, allowing them to focus on the moments that truly matter.

Family law and the value of skilled family law counsel are often underestimated as an absolute necessity. Visit yourfamilylawadvocateblog.com regularly for more posts and learn how Foster Swift attorneys can help you live your life and focus on family.
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 weekly newsletter that is emailed to more than 4,000 emails of members and associates each Wednesday morning!
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Networking Opportunities

OFFICE DEPOT BRAG™

Please consider visiting the Office Depot BRAG group. They meet on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. near the southwest corner of Hall Road & Schoenherr. They are a very dedicated group and have members who offer business recommendations and provide great potential for wonderful strategic alliances that will help you grow your business. This group is actively seeking the following categories: Accountant, CPA, Plumber, Handyman, Carpet Cleaner, Commercial Realtor, Electrician, Graphic Designer, Florist, and Window Cleaner.

Please contact the Guest Host, Eden Marr , 586.977.6300 to schedule a visit.
41 Years
PNC Bank, Shelby Township

40 Years
Macomb Community College, Center

24 Years
Macomb Community College, M-Tec

23 Years
Arden Courts Memory Care

22 Years
Macomb Community College

17 Years
Alliance Catholic Credit Union
Century 21 AAA North / Charles Reaume
16 Years
Hampton Inn & Suites

15 Years
Henderson Communications

11 Years
Macomb Family Services, Inc,. Bruce Township
Macomb Family Services, Inc., Sterling Heights

8 Years
Integrity Wealth Consultants

3 Years
Auxiom
Community Choice Credit Union, Shelby Township
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