July 24, 2019
Great fun with carnival rides, live entertainment, craft beers, restaurant row, a book fair, and so much more!
Dodge Park, Sterling Heights
Upcoming Events | AUGUST 2019

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

6 - 8 p.m.
Johnny Black's
Sterling Heights

7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
MOD Pizza
Shelby Township
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Gina Rieck
at 586.731.5400 x 15 or
Company: FreeStar Financial Credit Union

Main Contact: Paula Rose

Category: Finance & Insurance

Member Since: 2012
Get a family 4 pack of wrist bands for THURSDAY ONLY (7/25) for Sterlingfest for only $50!
(wrist bands $23 each)
Everything I Know About Motivation I Learned from Prison

By: Charlie Westra, Growth Services Program Manager, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

Supervisors are constantly in pursuit of finding the perfect recipe to motivate problem people. Whether it's a stereotypical millennial or an old-timer who is stuck in their ways, the question is the same: How do I get someone - anyone - to follow and execute my direction? It's one of the most important and difficult questions for leaders to answer. For me, I found the solution in a very unexpected place: prison.

During my career as an instructor, I once had a student - let's call him Ross - who shared a pivotal story from his former life as a guard at the county prison in Jackson, Michigan. One day, the prison warden tasked Ross with cleaning up the yard. To clarify, for those who have never watched a prison movie, "the yard" is the outdoor communal space where inmates congregate and work off energy. To accomplish this goal of tidying the yard. Ross was going to have to get help from the inmates.

Consider, for a moment, the task he was faced with. He had to motivate those who cannot be motivated. The inmates did not have a concrete reason (like a paycheck) to do what he wanted. So, Ross had to think creatively about how to convince everyone to help him. He weighed a few options for how to approach this: Ask the entire population for help? Ask only the most trusted inmates for help??
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Come visit the Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea located at 45629 Hayes Road.

Sweetwaters is a neighborhood cafe offering premium, real ingredient-focused beverages and light fare items for breakfast, lunch and dessert.

Sweetwaters is a community focused business whether it means sponsoring an event, hosting a fundraiser, hosting group meetings, or rewarding students through our Great Grades program, we are continually looking for ways to be involved in the community. We are really excited to become a valuable part of the area!
The 14th Annual IAFF Local 1388 Golf Classic - 4 Man Scramble will take place on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Cherry Creek Golf Club.

Hole-in-One contests with the chance to win a car or $10,000!

Also included, a continental breakfast, lunch at the turn, buffet dinner, beverages at the course, raffles, prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive, optional skins, and team prizes!

Contact Kevin Newhouse for more information.
Or to register, click here .

Registration and payment due by September 7.

All proceeds to benefit the Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation and the Shelby Township Firefighters Local 1388 Charity Fund.
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!
Workman's Compensation (employer only) -
To reward small-business owners for encouraging safety, Accident Fund created Group Programs. Members save money on their workers' compensation, including a 5% up-front discount on their premium and the potential for dividends based on the Group's loss history.
Networking Opportunities

Tourism & Hospitality Committee

Our Tourism & Hospitality Committee meets every other month and works successfully to promote both tourism and hospitality in our county, especially as these two important industries relate to our members. Supporting the "Blue Economy" initiatives is a key part of our agenda for this group.

This vibrant group includes regular appearances by representatives of our partners at the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) along with officials from a number of our Macomb communities. If you'd like to learn more about the Tourism & Hospitality Committee, including the next meeting on August 6, please contact committee liaison Patty Le Duc at 586.731.5400 x 21 or email.
22 Years
Primerica Financial Services / Freeman & Associates

19 Years
American Speedy Printing

14 Years
Sterling Contractors, Inc.

12 Years
Sarahcare Adult Day Care
Tek Pros Today!

11 Years
Boulevard & Trumball Towing
8 Years
Fortis Payment Systems

6 Years
Polar Ice Co.

4 Years
Shield Financial Group / Todd W. Shimshock

3 Years
Team Welcome Home @ Advantage Realty, Inc.

1 Year
Tru by Hilton
Wahl Tents
Welcome Sterling Heights Comfort Care!
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