CHAMBER CONNECTION - February 6, 2019
FEATURED EVENT
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UPCOMING EVENTS:
Thursday, February 7, 11:30 am
ECONOMIC FORECAST
Palazzo Grande, Shelby Township
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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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Friday, March 8, 7:30 am
BREAKFAST OF NATIONS
Macedonian Cultural Center, 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: Red Ox Tavern
Mai n Contact: Steve Daniels
Category: Entertainment / Recreation
Member Since: 2009

MEMBER TIP: 
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MEMBER BENEFIT OF THE WEEK:  
OFFICE DEPOT: Office Supplies Members save up to 45% on 500+ items that Chamber members purchase most often.

MEMBER NEWS
FREESTAR FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION HOSTS FREE ADULTING EVENT
FreeStar Financial Credit Union will host "Adulting" at the Shelby Township CommunityCenter (51670 Van Dyke Avenue, north of 23 Mile Road) on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9:45 - 11:30 am to provide high school students and young adults with budgeting tools and financial education.

The credit union hosts similar sessions at high schools reaching over 600 students annually since 2014. The interactive session pairs students to make buying decisions together on transportation, housing, child care, and more. Students are required to track their income and expenses and care for a virtual child throughout the process.

For more information, contact Paula Rose, vice president of marketing, at 586.466.7806.



PLEASE JOIN PARKWAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL FOR AN OPEN HOUSE





BOURBON TASTING EVENT AT INFINITY HALL AND SIDEBAR
A sampling of six different bourbons hand picked by our in-house bourbon aficionado Scott Zill, paired with a robust six-course meal designed exclusively for this evening by our executive chef Phil Hubert. Tickets are $75 per person or $140 per couple. View the flyer below for more information.


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!


Are you a Non-Profit organization? If so, this meeting is for you!
 
Sure you may be ON social media, but are you using it the BEST way as a non-profit professional to optimize your online presence? Attend and learn simple techniques to help position you as a resource and connector, to further support your role as a nonprofit brand ambassador. Make sure you have these four social media apps installed on your phone (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter) and/or bring your laptop for hands-on instruction. Please join Brenda Meller, owner and marketing consultant at Meller Marketing for our monthly Non-Profit Network meeting on Tuesday, February 12, 9 am at MORC, 16200 19 Mile Rd. Clinton Twp.
 
If you'd like to learn more about the Non-Profit Network, including meeting schedules, pl ease contact Chamber liaison,  Patty Le Duc  at 586.731.5400, x21.  

MEMBER ANNIVERSARIES
43 Years
Lakeside Mall Management

9 Years
Lucid Business Strategies
Utica Community Schools Foundation
  for  Educational Excellence

8 Years
Macomb Homeless Coalition

7 Years
CDS Inc.
Re/Max Defined - Dan DeGasperis

6 Years
Clinton River Canoe and Kayak
5 Years
Alwaten Co. for General Trading & Oil
  Services LLC
Elwood Staffing

3 Years
Compass Self Storage
Entouch LLC Yoga & Massage
MMTC - Michigan Manufacturing
  Technology Center

2 Years
Allure Medical Spa, Shelby Township
Clear Fortress Window Solutions

1 Year
Technical Oil Tools
For sponsorship opportunities, contact
Gina Rieck at 586.731.5400, x15 or grieck@shrcci.com.