CHAMBER CONNECTION - December 19, 2018
The Chamber Office will be closed starting Friday, December 21 at 12 pm - Wednesday, January 2 at 9 am. We wish you all a great holiday! See you in 2019!
FEATURED EVENT
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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 Grade, Shelby Twp.
CHAMBER CHAMPION


 
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Company: Nothing Bundt Cakes Sterling Heights
Mai n Contact: Andrea Jones
Category: Catering
Member Since: 2018

CHAMBER REWIND:  
Our annual Holiday After 5 was so much fun! Thank you to all who attended and made the night special. Special thanks to our many sponsors, including First State Bank, our Chamber Champion. We had a great year and could not put on all of our events without you. We look forward to many more great events in 2019! Take a look at this recap video, you might be in it!

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
HENRY FORD MACOMB NAMED A TOP HOSPITAL BY THE LEAPFROG GROUP
Henry Ford Macomb Hospital has been named a Top Hospital for patient safety and quality by The Leapfrog Group, along with Henry Ford Hospital and Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.

Henry Ford's hospitals were among 118 to earn the designation from nearly 1,900 hospitals nationally and only four in Michigan. The Top Hospital designation is determined by a methodology that measures hospital care performance across multiple areas including infection rates, maternity care, mortality and physician staffing in the intensive care unit.

 

CLINTON TOWNSHIP KIWANIS HOSTS WILD GAME DINNER
Join u s, and help us help our community!

We are looking for attendees, sponsors and any local business that would like to donate a product or service for our Package Raffle that will take place at our Wild Game Dinner on Friday, January 25! The mission of the Kiwanis is improve the world one child and one community at a time! Learn more about the event by clicking the link below.



WOMAN'S LIFE CHAPTER 911 HOSTS 80'S PARTY FUNDRAISER
Woman's Life Chapter 911 is partnering with Make-A-Wish Michigan for a totally awesome 80's party fundraiser on March 9, 2019 at the American Legion Post 351 in Utica. Our goal is to grant one wish of the 450 wishes that will be asked for to a local child. We are looking for sponsors for our event and guests that would like to bring their big hair and jelly bracelets. Tickets are $30 each, or get a table of 6 for $150. We hope you would consider being a part of this event! Please reach out to President Lynn Karnes at 586.604.6907 or by email.  Sponsorships start at $80.  

 

GIVE THE GIFT OF COSTCO MEMBERSHIP THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
Brighten up your employees' Holiday with a gift of membership from Costco Wholesale! There are two levels to choose from:

Gift of Executive Membership $120
(member receives 2% back on most purchases)

OR

Gift of Gold Star Membership $60
(Base level of membership; no percentage back) 

 

GIVE THE GIFT OF AAA MEMBERSHIP THIS SEASON WITH THE SIRACOFF AGENCY
Give AAA gift memberships this holiday season! For every membership you give, you and your recipient each save $20 on your next renewal. The Siracoff Agency will also donate $10 to one of five charities for each new membership purchased by December 31. 

 
Find more "Member News" on the Chamber website!

NON-PROFIT NETWORK: New Name, New Time, New Focus
Our Non-Profit Network group will  begin meeting in the new year on the second Tuesday of the month at 9 am at MORC, 16200 19 Mile Rd., Clinton Twp.  This group has a new name, new time and new focus with structure. We're excited to bring this group to the next level, and to kick off the new year, we will feature Erika DeLange, Executive Director for the Marine City Area Chamber of Commerce who has more than 10 years of nonprofit fundraising experience. Various groups she has helped organize fundraisers for over the years include All the World's A Stage, Leadership Macomb, her son's travel hockey team, and an annual benefit run for a friend battling cancer. The types of events organized included bowling fundraisers, banquets, golf outings, 5K runs and vendor/craft shows. As the executive director for the Marine City Area Chamber, she is well versed in what it takes to help raise funds and perpetuate the organization. Erika is looking forward to sharing her fundraising knowledge with Sterling Heights Regional Chamber non-profit members on January 8, 2019 at 9 am. Bring your fundraising ideas and questions, and be ready to explore the FUN in fundraising!
 
 For more information, please contact Chamber liaison,  Patty Le Duc  at 586.731.5400, x21.



I-696 RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE FROM MDOT:

We are getting close, but there is still some work to do before I-696 can be opened safely in both directions. Unpredictable winter weather precludes MDOT from announcing an exact date at this time. Information posted to MDOT's MiDrive will be updated for the time being to show lane closures extending into early January, however, every effort is being focused on reopening EB and WB I-696 as soon as possible. Until then, traffic will continue to be staged in its current configuration. While all the necessary protective measures continue to be employed, we are experiencing prolonged concrete cure times in these colder temperatures. Placement of the travel lanes, ramps, valley gutter and shoulders continue in earnest while we prepare to switch traffic back to normal operations. Shoulder completion and other miscellaneous work may continue under intermittent lane closures once traffic is restored to normal.


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MEMBER ANNIVERSARIES
31 Years
Community Choice Credit Union, Warren

30 Years
Mid-West Instrument

27 Years
Charter Township of Shelby

26 Years
Macomb Symphony Orchestra

22 Years
Miba Hydramechanica

19 Years
Buffalo Wild Wings, Sterling Heights

16 Years
Wal-Mart #3487, Shelby Township

14 Years
Maplemold Technologies
10 Years
Sterling Millwork, Inc.

9 Years
Green Meadows Lawnscape, Inc.

8 Years
Paragon Ready Mix, Inc.
Sleep Solutions Home Medical

5 Years
Flagstar Bank, Chesterfield
US Auto of Sterling Heights
Weatherseal Home Improvement Co., Inc.

4 Years
Everything Shelby Midas

2 Years
HRpro / Benepro

1 Year
La Quinta Inn & Suites
For sponsorship opportunities, contact
Gina Rieck at 586.731.5400, x15 or grieck@shrcci.com.