CHAMBER CONNECTION - January 9, 2019
FEATURED EVENT
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Tuesday, January 15   .   5:30 - 8 pm
Open Networking! No Agenda! BRAG Members are FREE to attend!


 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Tuesday, January 15, 5:30 pm
BRAG 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY AFTER 5
Carpathia Club, Sterling Heights
Wednesday, January 16, 6 pm
YOPROS PISTONS GAME MIXER
Little Caesars Arena, Detroit
Thursday, January 31, 5 pm
AFTER 5
Red Ox Tavern, Utica

Thursday, February 7, 11:30 am
ECONOMIC FORECAST
Palazzo Grande, Shelby Twp.
CHAMBER CHAMPION


 
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Company: bd's Mongolian Grill
Mai n Contact: Abigale Wilcome
Category: Restaurants
Member Since: 2000

MEMBER TIP: 
With the increasing number of cyber attacks and data breaches affecting companies, there are more demands on organizations to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of sensitive data and systems.

MEMBER BENEFIT OF THE WEEK:  
COMCAST BUSINESS:  Phone and internet services -Special pricing on business packages.

MEMBER NEWS
JOIN THE AMA FOR THE 13TH ANNUAL FIGHT FOR AIR CLIMB - DETROIT
Step up to the challenge and register for winter's hottest event, the Fight For Air Climb - Detroit! On February 24, climbers will take on the challenge of climbing up and down 42 floors of Detroit's second tallest skyscraper, the Ally Detroit Center.
 
This event supports the American Lung Association and funds life-changing research for patients suffering from Lung Cancer, COPD, Asthma and other lung diseases.
 
Use code CHAMBER5 for $5 off registration. We have numerous ways your workplace can get involved such as sponsorship, starting a corporate team or volunteering.
 
For information, contact Savannah Bentz or click below.

 

SHELBY TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY FOUNDATION 13TH ANNUAL SNOWFLAKE SOCIAL
This annual fundraiser with newly orchestrated features will be held on Friday, January 25 at Palazzo Grande Banquet Center in Shelby Township from 6 - 10 pm. The evening will include an elegant strolling dinner, craft beer, craft cider and open bar. New this year is Entertainment by Nuclassica, pop violin trio. Black and white business attire encouraged. Several surprise raffles will be available as well as a traditional 50/50. As a 501 (c) (3) charity, all monies received are given back to the citizens of Shelby Township and surrounding communities. $75 p/p all inclusive. To register call 586.909.5305 or visit our website. For more information, contact event chairperson Kim Enders at 313.303.5533.



MACOMB COUNTY LEADERS TO CELEBRATE TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVES AT NAIAS
Leaders from Macomb County will celebrate several talent and technology initiatives during the upcoming North American International Auto Show - including the county's "Fueling the Talent Pipeline" program, its connected infrastructure system and a new robotics collaboration center that will launch later this year. Together, these initiatives highlight the county's ability to meet the disruptive trends in the automotive industry.



B2B SALES SKILLS WORKSHOP BY SBDC
Topic: Marketing and Sales
When: Thursday, January 31, 9:30 am - 12 pm
Sales Skills Workshop for Business-to-Business Companies. Topics include: The Sales Profession, Required Knowledge, Sales Legends, Realities & Essentials, Sales Processes, Prospecting Methods, Making Appointments, Sales Tactics, Closing Techniques and Post Sale Duties.
Speaker(s): Dave Bilbrey.
Co-Sponsor(s): Macomb County Planning & Economic Development.
Street parking, or parking lot $1/hr.
Fee: No Cost

 
Find more "Member News" on the Chamber website!

OFFICE DEPOT BRAG GROUP
Are you a Commercial Realtor, Estate Attorney, Title Company, Home Inspector, or a CPA? Please join us for a Guest Day on Tuesday, January 29 at 8:30 am at Office Depot (Hall Rd. & Schoenherr). This group of professionals is looking to grow their group and would like you to stop in and see for yourself the enthusiasm they have and share some of your experiences in BRAG with them too. Feel free to invite anyone who is interested in investing in BRAG. For more information, please contact Chamber liaison,  Patty Le Duc  at 586.731.5400, x21.

The basic categories are already represented in this group. 



I-696 RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE FROM MDOT:

As of 5 pm, Sat. 1/5/19, all WB lanes opened from I-94 to I-75. All exits and all entrances are now open, with the exception of NB Mound Rd to WB 696. It will reopen in approximately a week.
 
EB 696 is also open and all exits and entrances open, with the exception of Hoover to EB 696, which will reopen in approximately a week.


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MEMBER ANNIVERSARIES
37 Years
Crest Lincoln

24 Years
Dietz Property Group

13 Years
Back to Health Wellness Center
Commercial Graphics, Inc.
MJR Marketplace - Cinema 20

11 Years
Servpro of East Sterling Heights / 
   West Clinton Township

6 Years
Northland Family Planning
Peace of Mind Home Care, LLC
Secure Door, LLC
4 Years
Brown Iron Brewhouse
Emagine Macomb
Foundation Systems of Michigan

3 Years
Gompers, Cornish & Barr / Amy Mathis
Shelby Gardens Banquets & Events
Solutions International, Inc.
Stahl's World Headquarters

1 Year
DC3S Defense Corridor - Center for 
   Collaboration and Synergy
For sponsorship opportunities, contact
Gina Rieck at 586.731.5400, x15 or grieck@shrcci.com.