CHAMBER CONNECTION - February 13, 2019
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UPCOMING EVENTS:
Friday, February 15, 7:30 am
COMMUNITY LEADERS BREAKFAST
Shelby Gardens, Shelby Township
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Wednesday, February 20, 6 pm
THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT
Stray Cat Lounge, Clinton Township
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Thursday, February 28, 6 pm
ARTSTRAVAGANZA
Emerald Theatre, Mount Clemens
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Friday, March 1, 7:30 am
BREAKFAST AND BUSINESS
Lakeside Mall, Sterling Heights
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CHAMBER CHAMPION


 
SHRCCI FOUNDATION / ANTON ART CENTER HOST
FIRST-EVER ARTSTRAVAGANZA


The Sterling Heights Regional Chamber Foundation has partnered with the Anton Art Center to host Artstravaganza, a tribute to art in Macomb County, on Feb. 28 from 6-9 pm at The Emerald Theater in Mount Clemens. The first event of its kind, Artstravaganza is an interactive, wall-to-wall demonstration of every imaginable art form in 
Macomb County - live and in one evening. Everything from ballet, painting, pottery and music to  spoken word, aerial cirque, henna...even industrial design, theatre and food/ice carving will be  featured. This non-traditional, casual charity gala will help fund multiple arts organizations. General admission tickets are just $25 and include appetizers and two drink tickets. Student tickets are just $10. You must pre-purchase tickets at the link below. There will be a VERY limited number of tickets sold at the door.

STERLING EDGE AWARDS: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS OPEN

The City of Sterling Heights and the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce are seeking nominations for the eighth-annual Michigan Week Luncheon featuring the Sterling Edge Awards recognizing outstanding businesses in Sterling Heights.  Nomination applications are due  Friday, March 8  and can be submitted by completing the nomination form.

The Sterling Edge awards seek to recognize Sterling Heights area companies that have demonstrated best business practices that can be adopted and emulated by other businesses.  Any outstanding Sterling Heights business, whether an inspiring start-up, a long-standing corporate entity, a great place to work or other, is eligible to win one of this year's five awards.

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Company: W. A. Hooper Social Media Management
Mai n Contact: Walter Hooper
Category: Communication / Digital Marketing
Member Since: 2017

MEMBER TIP: 
Do you have any educational articles, white papers or blog posts you'd like to share with our readers? If so, we want to hear from you! Each week, we publish handy tips for our members on subjects important to business leaders including legal, finance and tax, sales and marketing, human resources, information technology and more. If you give us permission to re-print your content, we'll give you credit here in the Connection as well as on our Chamber Blog.

MEMBER BENEFIT OF THE WEEK:  
GUARANTEE ISSUE LIFE INSURANCEAffordable coverage terms for 10 or 20 years - or a lifetime guaranteed issue up to $100,000. No medical exams, needles or lab tests. 100% portable (the policy belongs to you.) Hassle-free automatic payments from a checking or savings account. Includes a "Simple Issue" policy (only 8 questions) for a spouse and children.

MEMBER NEWS
BEAUMONT TROY HOLDS HEART HEALTH MONTH EVENTS
Join Beaumont Troy for Heart Health Month events throughout February. For more information on any of these events, call Cardiac Rehabilitation at 248.964.8520.

FEB. 6-28
Red Dress Showcase
Beaumont Hospital, Troy, First Floor Atrium

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13, Noon to 1 p.m.
The Five Mistakes of Heart Disease Presented by Michael Dangovian, D.O.
Beaumont Hospital, Troy, Classrooms 3 and 4, near the Garden Café

TUESDAY, FEB. 19, Noon to 1 p.m.
Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension Presented by Jacqueline Brewer, NP
Beaumont Medical Park, Sterling Heights, Outpatient Services Center, Classrooms A and B

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27, Noon to 1 p.m.
Pacemakers and ICDs Presented by Elizabeth Stephens, NP
Beaumont Medical Park, Sterling Heights, Outpatient Services Center, Classroom C


ACES HOLDS 2019 JOB FAIR
Please join us for the 2019 ACES Job Fair for individuals with disABILITIES, taking place at the Macomb Intermediate School District building Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 8:30 am - 1 pm.
Keynote speaker Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel kicks off an employer orientation meeting and hot breakfast. The event takes place after orientation and follows a traditional career fair format, with job-ready candidates available for interview and immediate hire.
Sponsoring Macomb County agencies include CSDD, Community Mental Health, Michigan Works!, Michigan Rehabilitation Services, and a host of agency providers. Register your organization today! Questions? Contact committee chair Mike Leon .



FREESTAR FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION OFFERS $4,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS
FreeStar Financial Credit Union is offering high school seniors an opportunity to qualify for four $1,000 scholarships:  The Military Honor Scholarship (two $1,000 scholarships) and  The Community Action Scholarship (two $1,000 scholarships).

Online applications  are accepted through February 28. Scholarships are available to high school seniors who become credit union members by February 28. For more information, contact Paula Rose, vice president of marketing, at 586.466.7806.


UPCOMING ASE TRAINING COURSES WITH SPECIAL CHAMBER MEMBER RATES
Generations at Work:  Bridging the Generation Gap - February 28, 2019
FOR:  Managers, team leaders, supervisors and individual contributors.
Cost : Special SHRCCI member rate of $245 (a $65 savings) + 10% off if you register by March 15
 
Supervisory Survival Skills - March 28, 2019
FOR:  Individuals who are new to the field of supervision
Cost: Special SHRCCI member rate of $245 (a $65 savings) + 10% off if you register by March 15
 
Succession Planning for Leadership Positions - May 2, 2019
FOR:  HR Managers, Business Owners, Executives
Cost: Special SHRCCI member rate of $245 (a $65 savings) + 10% off if you register by March 15


Find more "Member News" on the Chamber website!


Interested in Serving on the BRAG™ Recruiting Committee?  
Are you currently networking in BRAG™ and interested in serving on the BRAG™ recruiting committee? This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm at Freddy's on Garfield, north of 17 Mile Rd. A typical meeting includes a bite to eat and drink (optional), discussing methods to improve the BRAG™ experience, talk about how to appeal to the newest members of the Chamber and organize the annual BRAG recruiting event.
 
If you're interested, please join us at the next meeting on Tuesday, February 19. For more information, contact Committee Chair Jenny Eisbrenner of the Villa Bella BRAG™ group at 586.949.2300 .

MEMBER ANNIVERSARIES
45 Years
Macomb Daily
Weingartz Supply

44 Years
Kiwanis Club of Utica / Shelby Township

31 Years
Comfort Inn of Utica

23 Years
Cherry Creek Golf Club

15 Years
Filipo Marc Winery

14 Years
Gator Jake's

9 Years
Brandlure LLC
8 Years
The Mission Church

7 Years
Sponsorship Solutions

6 Years
Shelby Crossing Health Campus

4 Years
First Independence Bank
The Manors at Knollwood

3 Years
Kawaii Bubble Tea

2 Years
RCO Engineering Inc.

1 Year
MEA Financial Services / Paradigm
  Equities Inc.
Michigan Floors Inc.
For sponsorship opportunities, contact
Gina Rieck at 586.731.5400, x15 or grieck@shrcci.com.