Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce Member Newsletter

   Winter Festival Information from Richmond Chamber of Commerce    1/11/16


Happy New Year from the Richmond Chamber of Commerce!  

Winter Fest Information is provided in this edition. Please continue to refer to our website for all updates as events that are being planned are brought to our attention.

As always, we hope that area event information is helpful to you and your household. Please email us with any additional events and we will add those to our website.

As always, our goal is to help inform you of events and happenings around town, and keep us all connected during our busy workdays. We welcome your feedback and look forward to helping your business succeed. 

Jill Albin, Executive Director
Jessie Stager, Administrative Assistant
RACC Craft Vendor Show During Winter Fest

Downloadable forms are available on our website at

Winter Fest Chili Cook Off

Downloadable forms are available on our website at:

The Blue Orchid Warming Station

Magician at Maniaci's

RAHGS Sleigh Rides during Winter Fest

Richmond Winter Festival 2016
The ever popular Richmond Winter Fest will be held on Feb. 5, 6 & 7, 2016.
Planning is currently underway to bring to you a Saturday Night Gala Event, Friday evening Fundraiser and Fireworks, Chili Cook Off, Craft/Vendor Show, Sleigh Rides, Family Fun Day and of course Ice Sculptures.

The business application for Ice Sculptures has been mailed to all area businesses. We are still seeking placement of ice in front of businesses so send in your application to insure you have a ice sculpture reserved. It is encouraged that businesses share a sculpture to help keep costs down.

Additionally, we are also seeking Winter Fest 2016 sponsors. This information was included in the mailing to all area businesses and can be found on our website. 

The planning committee is also seeking individuals interested in assisting with planning. Please call the chamber office at 586.727.3266 or click on the link or picture to obtain more information. 

Again, all Winter Fest information (downloadable format) can be found on our website at:
National School of Choice Week
    Join us in celebrating #SchoolChoice Week    

  Celebrate effective education options for every child.       
About National School Choice Week

Held every January, National School Choice Week is an independent public awareness effort designed to shine a positive spotlight on effective education options for every child.

Through thousands of independently planned events across the country, National School Choice Week raises public awareness of all types of educational choices available to children. 

These options include traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, online learning, private schools, and homeschooling.

National School Choice Week is nonpartisan and nonpolitical, and NSCW does not advocate for or against any legislation or government action.

In 2016, National School Choice Week will be held from January 24-30, and will feature an unprecedented 15,500 events across the country.

McLaren Macomb New Appointments to Staff
Louise Rallis-Wibbelman named director of McLaren Macomb Healthcare Foundation
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. - Louise Rallis-Wibbelman has been named director of the McLaren Macomb Healthcare Foundation. She had held the same position on an interim basis since the spring of 2015. The McLaren Macomb Healthcare Foundation's mission is to promote philanthropic support of McLaren Macomb by funding projects, programs and technology, further enhancing the quality, convenience and excellence of healthcare and wellness in the community.
"It's a pleasure and great honor to be named director and lead an incredible organization," Rallis-Wibbelman said. "Having been with this organization for several years, I am very proud of all the work we've accomplished in the past and excited for all the possibilities and opportunities the future holds."

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Richmond Chamber of Commerce
68364 S. Main Street, Richmond, MI  48062
Phone (586)727-3266
Fax     (586)727-3635

Jill Albin, Executive Director
Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce
In This Issue
RACC Vendor Show Application
Chili Cook Off
The Blue Orchid
Magician at Maniaci's
RAHGS Sleigh Rides
Winter Festival 2016
National School of Choice Week
McLaren Macomb
Member Meetings
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We meet every 4th Thursday
The chamber's Monthly Meetings are held the 4th Thursday of the month-times and locations may vary. 

These meetings offer information and opportunities that will affect you and your ability to be proactive in today's competitive market.  They provide leads to expand your business and access the places you've always wanted to reach.

Click on the picture above or business logo for the meeting flyer for additional meeting information.

NEXT MEETING: Thur. Jan. 28th


Topics on the agenda: 
Winter Fest 2016
Millionaire Parties 2016
Becoming a Board Member
Elected Officials Forum
Mapbook 2016/2017
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   Here's where to find out what's going on!

In order to keep our newsletter brief and on point, you'll find all the latest local happenings updated regularly by visiting our website. Here's how to always stay abreast of community and business news, activities, and get flyers or information in one convenient place! 

Click on the Local News Icon or use the Quicklink for Happenings & News. 

Remember, if your group, business or organization has something to share with the Chamber community, residents, and visitors to our area, please submit it to us via email at [email protected], or drop off your flyer at the Chamber office.

Reach New Customers EFFORTLESSLY!  

When a new person moves into town, they need to learn the lay of the land. Where to shop, where to get the car fixed, who to call for home repairs, and more. Last year we gave away 150 baskets to new residents. In fact, people spend more money in the first two years of new home ownership than any other time. 

Reach new movers by putting your promotional product, business flyers, coupons, or informational items in our "Welcome to Richmond" basket! Seeking materials now for the delivery of baskets during the winter months. 

We have a lot of fun receiving items, assembling the baskets and delivering to new residents. So get in on the fun and drop off items for us to include in the next set of baskets to be delivered in town. 

It's Time for Our 
German DinneAt
First United Methodist Church of Richmond
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    Children 5-12 -$5
      4 and under-Complimentary
Carry-outs Available
 Call 586 727-2622 
for more information
Maniaci's Banquet Center Winter Offerings


A Touch of Faith Massage