CHAMBER CONNECTION - December 5, 2018
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Upcoming Events:
Wednesday, December 5, 6 pm
STATE OF THE COUNTY
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Township
Friday, December 7, 7:30 am
BREAKFAST & BUSINESS
Costco, Shelby Township
Wednesday, December 12, 5:30 pm
HOLIDAY AFTER 5
Cherry Creek Golf Club, Shelby Twp.
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
CHAMBER CHAMPION


 
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Company: Birmingham Jewelry
Mai n Contact: Reba Pilibosian
Category: Specialty Retail
Member Since: 1996

SPECIAL FREE EVENT FOR CHAMBER MEMBERS

FREE WEBINAR OPPORTUNITY FOR CHAMBER MEMBERS: "Present like a Pro"
 
If your presentations are important to you, join us for this fantastic masterclass in public speaking.  
 
This one-hour webinar is designed to help salespeople and leaders of all stripes command the room and get more from their presentations.  
 
International author and speaker, Michael Angelo Caruso, leads a fast-paced session on how to:
 
- Motivate and excite your audience!
- Create and deliver original content in a memorable, compelling way
- Engage your audience in 15 seconds
- Handle QnA with flair and ease
- Get people to take action
 
Take a look at Michael in action here!
 
This masterclass is compliments of your local Chamber of Commerce. 
 
Sign up your entire team at the link below! Only 500 spots available. 

MEMBER TIP: 

The Official Detroit Tigers Yearbook is offering Chamber members only a 30 percent discount on advertising in the yearbook! Along with each purchase, each member that buys will receive a minimum of four lower level tickets to a ballgame or concert at Comerica Park. 
 
This is a great way  to cost-effectively align with the team and reach hundreds of thousands of fans inside Comerica Park, as well as throughout Metro Detroit. 

MEMBER BENEFIT OF THE WEEK:  
ACCIDENT FUND:  Worker'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.
MEMBER NEWS
MIDWEST AERO TECHNOLOGIES OFFERS VIRTUAL HOME TOURS
Midwest Aero Technologies and Open House Virtual Tours have teamed up to bring real estate agents and home buyers the ultimate in services! Together we are combining our expertise in real estate and Matterport services and are providing agents/homeowners with top-of-the-line listing services and 3D Virtual Reality Home Tours! Take advantage of our 2018 special pricing through the end of the year! Virtual tours are the latest in home sales, so why not look for a new home from the comfort of your couch and not have to trudge out in the weather until you think you might have found the home of your dreams?

 

UTICA-SHELBY KIWANIS CLUB HOSTS 29TH ANNUAL BIDS FOR KIDS
Kiwanis Club of Utica-Shelby Township invites you to their 29th "Bids for Kids" Charity Auction at the Palazzo Grande in Shelby Township on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 6 pm to midnight. Tickets are available for $95 per person or $850 for a table of 10. Come celebrate the holidays with Kiwanis. We have the venue and the menu! Premium strolling dinner, premium open bar, live and silent auctions, 50/50, Wayward Wind band and much more. There will be a special performance by the students from All the World's a Stage. Checks made payable to Kiwanis Club of Utica-Shelby Township and mailed to PO Box 180487, Utica MI 48318. Please email us with any questions.



HELPING HANDS GIFTS' MEN OF MACOMB CHARITY CALENDAR NOW FOR SALE
Helping Hands Gifts' first Men of Macomb Charity Calendar competition has concluded. On October 17, 2018 they announced the 12 winners of the competition who appear in the calendar. Each man who entered was competing to be featured on the cover and to win 20 percent of the calendar proceeds for their favorite charity. Joseph Slicker was the overall winner of the social media competition and chose Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation as his charity.
 
The calendars are now available and can be purchased  at any one of Headquarters Hair for Men's locations or Heidebreicht Chevrolet. Each calendar will cost $20,  with 20 percent of each purchase going to the Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation.

 

WINDOWS TO HEAVEN CHARITY EVENT ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9
Windows to Heaven is a charity event for all Christian art lovers, hoping to serve the community in a way that touches the imagination, and educates people on the wonderful artistic traditions of the many cultures of the church.

The event and silent auction center around our gallery, which features many styles of artistry from all over the world, including iconography, paintings, photography, and wood working.

Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served and there will be activities and snacks available for children ages 3-12.

More information, a gallery preview, and tickets are available on our website.

Event Location:
St. Mina and Pope Kyrillos VI Coptic Orthodox Church
51041 Shelby Rd.
Shelby Township, MI 48316
    

 

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. 

 

BIRMINGHAM JEWELRY OFFERS LARGEST BRIDAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
The time has come for the largest bridal event of the YEAR! December 7 to 9, 2018 Join us for our exclusive Verragio Boutique Bridal Show at Birmingham Jewelry in Sterling Heights, MI. Create YOUR ring, exactly the way YOU want it! Express your style and create the engagement ring of your dreams at Birmingham Jewelry. RSVP today!

This exciting event will be held:
Friday, December 7 from 10am-7pm,
Saturday, December 8 from 10am-5pm and
Sunday, December 9 from 12-5pm

Birmingham Jewelry
34756 Dequindre Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48310

Call to RSVP: 586.939.5100


Find more "Member News" on the Chamber website!

BRAG™ CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF SUCCESS IN 2019

SAVE THE DATE:
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 5 pm

The Chamber trademark referral Business Resource Alliance Group™ (BRAG™) will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year. BRAG has provided a forum for Chamber members to increase their business, get to know other members, and build lasting relationships. It is one of the most powerful tools we offer to help our members improve their business revenue. What started as a few interested individuals has grown to several groups. Members meet weekly, participate in other Chamber events, and generally get connected throughout our community. There are currently 13 BRAG™ groups who meet on various days/times of the week. For more information, please contact BRAG Administrator,  Patty Le Duc at 586.731.5400, x21.



M-59 RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE FROM MDOT:

This week, MDOT was able to switch traffic from the inside lanes to the newly paved outside lanes on westbound M-59 and also began paving the right two lanes of eastbound M-59. They have been closely monitoring numerous factors related to the placement of the pavement and can assure you that we are not sacrificing any quality by paving in the current winter conditions. This is one of the reasons that paving has not been able to continue day after day on the project under the current weather conditions.  Because of some of these delays, MDOT did not feel that it was in the best interest of the business community nor the general public to work on Friday or Saturday this past weekend.  Thank you again for your patience with the workers as the final steps to complete this project come together.  


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MEMBER ANNIVERSARIES
27 Years
Bercich Realty

26 Years
Metro Lawn Sprinkler Service, LLC

24 Years
The Shelby Design Center Carpet One 
   Lighting One

22 Years
@Aspen

16 Years
Serapid, Inc.

13 Years
Dinning & Greve, PLC
Northpoint Village of Utica
Priority Wealth Management / 
   Barbara Fanone

11 Years
Metal Forming Technology, Inc.
9 Years
Bulldog Records Management
Sahara Mediterranean Grill

6 Years
Freestar Financial Credit Union

5 Years
Green Giant Services
New Electric

4 Years
Blanchard Agency
Lakeside Family Restaurant

3 Years
GFL Environmental USA, Inc.

2 Years
Litho Printing Services, Inc.
Renewal by Andersen of Detroit

1 Year
Creekwood Dental of Warren
For sponsorship opportunities, contact
Gina Rieck at 586.731.5400, x15 or grieck@shrcci.com.