CHAMBER CONNECTION - January 23, 2019
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UPCOMING EVENTS:
Thursday, January 31, 5 pm
AFTER 5
Red Ox Tavern, Utica
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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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CHAMBER CHAMPION


 
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Company: Friendly Outdoor Storage Co., LLC
Mai n Contact: Alan Casmere
Category: Storage Facility
Member Since: 1993

MEMBER TIP: 
RETIREMENT IN SIGHT
by Integrity Wealth Consultants
CAN YOU PSYCH YOURSELF UP TO SAVE MORE?
You have probably spent decades saving for retirement, and you might have a decade or more of saving to go before you actually retire. At times, your resolve may be tested. The stock market may falter; household money pressures may mount; new near-term priorities may arise. What can you do to stay on point and stick with this financial commitment you have made to your future self?

MEMBER BENEFIT OF THE WEEK:  
FRANKENMUTH INSURANCE: Multiple line insurance discounts  - 5-12% off rates.

MEMBER NEWS
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 is 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.



BEAUMONT TO WAIVE EMERGENCY FEES FOR UNPAID GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES  
Beaumont Health is sensitive to the needs of the more than 5,000 Michigan-based federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown. Many are not receiving paychecks. 

Therefore, retroactive to midnight, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, Beaumont Health will waive emergency center and urgent care center copays and deductibles for federal workers who have been furloughed or are working without pay. This will also apply to their insured family members during the partial shutdown. This will remain in effect until the government reopens. 

While federal employees are insured and will receive back pay once the shutdown ends, out-of-pocket health care costs add to the financial burdens they now face. 



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


GENISYS CREDIT UNION RECOGNIZED FOR PARTNERSHIP WITH CLINTON TWP. 
Genisys Credit Union received recognition from the Clinton Township Parks and Recreation Department for sponsorship and support of several community events including the Summer Camp, the Daddy Daughter Dance, the Fishing Derby, the Costume 5K and Christmas Aglow.


Find more "Member News" on the Chamber website!

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" initiative is a key part of our agenda for this group. 
 
Currently chaired by TownePlace Suites by Marriott's Sales Manager, Michelle Matwiejczyk, 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. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, February 5 at 9 am at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Sterling Heights with speaker Lisa Edwards, executive board member for the Michigan Festivals and Events Association.
 
If you'd like to learn more about the Tourism & Hospitality Committee, including meeting schedules, pl ease contact Chamber liaison,  Patty Le Duc  at 586.731.5400, x21.  

MEMBER ANNIVERSARIES
44 Years
DTE Energy

30 Years
Macomb / St. Clair Workforce 
   Development

29 Years
Rotary Club of Utica - Shelby Twp.

19 Years
Greco Title & Seaver Title Agency ATA
   National Title Group

12 Years
Automation Alley

8 Years
Hearing Consultants
Utica Community Schools
6 Years
Friendly Outdoor Storage Co., LLC
Law Office of Douglas C. Wozniak
Michigan Financial Companies / 
   Paul J. Andary
Valenti Trobec Chandler, Inc. / 
   Matthew Chandler

3 Years
Ideal Technology Corporation
KFC, Metro Parkway
KFC, Van Dyke
Nesco Resource

1 Year
Academy Utility Consultants
Promotions Guy
Single Family Living Non-Profit 
   Organization
For sponsorship opportunities, contact
Gina Rieck at 586.731.5400, x15 or grieck@shrcci.com.