It was truly great to see all of you at the January Business After Hours, the premier monthly networking event for business professionals.
We're grateful to our sponsors, WLUC TV6/FOX UP & Hereford and Hops for creating an environment where our Chamber members could gather to share ideas, especially about social media marketing, while learning about other local businesses. Thanks for being part of this relationship-building experience.
Vital statistics: attendance exceeded 150 and $275 was handed out to one lucky winner as 50/50 raffle income.
We certainly hope that you will plan to attend the upcoming event on February 27th at the Terrace Bay Inn, sponsored by the Community Foundation for Delta County and Marquette General, a Duke LifePoint Hospital.
We look forward to seeing you then!
|New Member In the Spotlight! |
Delta County Relay For Life Joins Chamber
Community meetings, open house Mondays 6 p.m. at Bay College, Room 525
Meet Mark Johnson, a Marquette native and NMU graduate. Mark is the American Cancer Society, Delta County Relay For Life, community representative. Johnson lives in Delta County and looks to build the Delta Relay to be a top community event like it is in other U.P. cities and communities.
Mark has worked many years in community events, NCAA Athletics, and fund raising at Marquette University, University of Minnesota and in Chicago and Las Vegas through the years. He is a "Yooper", happy to be home and living back in the Upper Peninsula. He will be working in the Eastern U.P. counties, Delta, Dickinson, Menominee, St. Ignace, Sault Ste, Marie relays and the college relay at Lake Superior State University at the end of March.
Volunteers are needed for the annual Delta County Relay For Life communit y fight against cancer, June 21 at Marble Field in Gladstone. All volunteers are welcome and call Mark (906) 241-5498 for information. The Relay For Life is a featured June
event of the Esky150.org July celebrations and Johnson would like all Chamber members to be associated with the community relay in 2013.
"We need people to put on this fun, family, community event and I look forward to meeting everyone with the Chamber. I want to help you with your business and community work too," said Johnson, a 1981 Northern Michigan University graduate. He will be dropping off Relay For Life posters and information to all local businesses in February.
The American Cancer Society and its programs for locals and Delta County cancer patients & families include free lodging at Michigan's Hope Lodge in Grand Rapids and the Hope Lodge in Marshfield, Wisconsin. And the local "Look Good, Feel Better" program at OSF is very popular in Delta County.
ACS web sites welcome over 10,000 hits per day and the 365 days/year 24/7 - (800) 227-2345 cancer information specialists phone line for calls from cancer patients, families, survivors and caretakers is available daily for Delta County. ACS cancer research helps save 400 lives a day, - join us with the Delta County Relay For Life in 2013.
In the Upper Peninsula and Delta County, ACS' Health Initiatives Coordinator Becky Moore is available at (906) 630-3338. Call Mark Johnson, Delta County Relay For Life (906) 241-5498.
Professional Development Seminar
Save the Date: May 22, 2013
The Delta County Chamber of Commerce will partner with Michigan Works and the UPWard Initiative Tourism Advisory Group to offer a one-day conference this spring, just before the busy tourism season begins.
Members of the Advisory Group stepped forward to begin planning a Tourism Conference to take place on May 22, 2013 at the Island Resort and Casino in Harris, Michigan.
Group organizers are reaching out to partners and stakeholders from across the Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin border region to help organize a high impact event that will bring added value to our region's tourism efforts. We encourage our Chamber members to voice their preference for topics and sessions for this event.
- Customer Service
- Social Media
- Low Cost Business Marketing
- Grants and Resources
- Community Collaboration
- Tourism Success Stories
- Industry Concerns
- Business Promotion /Advertising
Please contact email@example.com with your comments, or call 906 786 2192.
Tri-County Safe Harbor
to launch 100 Men Campaign
Tri-County Safe Harbor, Inc. is inviting 100 positive male role models in our community to take a stand to end violence against women. Each participant is asked to donate $100, to be used to provide services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and to provide awareness and education to the community about domestic violence and sexual assault. Each man willing to support this campaign will have his name (or business name) published in a full-page advertisement, publically taking a stand to end violence in our community. The full-page ad will be published in June.
Why should men care about ending domestic and sexual violence? Almost every man in our community knows one or more victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. And most men want women, children and other community members to be safe. Unfortunately, hundreds in Delta, Menominee, and Schoolcraft counties experience domestic violence and sexual assault every year.
The educational and awareness programs will be critical in gaining full community understanding of the impact of domestic violence and sexual assault in our community. More importantly, those who join this effort will be sending an important message to perpetrators of violence and to our community as a whole.
The desired outcome will be a safer and healthier community for all of us.
To join this effort, contact Tri-County Safe Harbor, Inc. at 906-789-9207 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
Walk for Warmth
From the Community Action Agency
Dear Delta County Neighbor:
Because the poor economy is affecting nearly everyone, we urge you to consider contributing to help a Delta County neighbor faced with a heating emergency. No amount is too small, and every dollar raised for Walk forWarmth will be used for heat assistance in Delta County.
Even if you can't contribute, there's something each of us can do to help. The Community Action Agency's annual alk for Warmth will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at the Elks Lodge, 504 Ludington Street, Escanaba.
Registration will take place from 9:00-10:00 a.m., and the walk begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. You can support this ffort in any of the following ways:
► Donating money (tax deductible)
► Soliciting pledges
► Walking on Feb. 23 either by yourself or as part of a group that you've organized
► Encourage others to participate by promoting the "Walk for Warmth" in your church or organization's bulletin ornewsletter
Every dollar raised in Delta County is used to provide heating assistance to Delta County residents. Since 1992, the enominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency, WJMN-TV3, Radio Results Network and the Island Resort & Casino have sponsored the annual campaign.
Please make checks payable to CAA "Walk for Warmth" and send to CAA, 507 First Avenue N., Escanaba, MI 49829. Donations are accepted throughout the year. If you have questions or need more information or pledge sheets, call Cathy Pearson at 786-7080. Pledge sheets are also available at our Web site, www.mdscaa.org
Thank you for considering this request. We hope you will be part of the solution
Bay Area Economic Club
Monday, March 4th, 2013
Chuck Thiry, Vice President
Location: Bay College Joseph Heirman Center
Networking and Hors d'oeuvres at 5:15pm,
Speaker at 6:15pm
Chuck Thiry is currently serving as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Cleveland Golf/Srixon, a division of Dunlop Sports Japan whose parent company is Sumitomo Rubber Industries. Chuck has been with Cleveland Golf since 1999. His previous positions with the company include--Territory Manager, Regional Sales Manager, and Cleveland Brand Manager.
Chuck began working in the Golf Industry at age 13, when he was hired in the Bag room at Escanaba Country Club in Escanaba, MI. After High School Chuck attended The San Diego Golf Academy. Following graduation in 1982, Chuck began working at Bernardo Heights Country Club in Rancho Bernardo, CA., as an Assistant Golf Professional.
Two years later Chuck joined Taylor Made Golf and entered into the field of Sales. In 1985, at age 24, Chuck was Taylor Made's youngest Sales Representative. He stayed with Taylor Made until 1993. While there Chuck steadily moved up the ranks as Sales Rep/Florida, Sales Rep/ Eastern PA., and Regional Sales Manager, Northeast United States.
In 1995 Chuck joined Accushnet Golf, Representing Titleist, Footjoy, and Cobra, in Territories that included New York, Michigan, and Illinois. Four years later Chuck joined Cleveland Golf as a Regional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL. In addition, Chuck was the President of Thiry Golf Sales inc, and Independent Golf Distribution network, and was the founder of 59GOLF, Golf Bags and accessories.
Follow the Leader
Delta Force 2013
A great session last month with Leadership Day at Positively! The Center for Success with facilitators Sue Roll, Mitch Taylor, and Mollie Larsen. A big thanks to the Community Foundation for Delta County for sponsoring breakfast from McDonald's and Lunch from Bobaloon's Cafe. Also Thanks to the Upper Peninsula Power Company for sponsoring our wonderful journal from Positively! The Center for Success. Follow 2013's Delta Force
December 2012 Renewals
A & L Iron & Metal Co.
|Christian Park Healthcare Center|
|Construction Consultants of Michigan|
|Integrys Energy Services|
|Northern Screen Printing & Embroidery|
|UP Plumbing & Heating, Inc.|
|Vandervest Harley of Peshtigo|
Allo Coolman Funeral Home
|Bay View Bait & Tackle|
|Bay View Truck & Auto Service|
|Bayshore Resort/Bait & Tackle|
|BDD Training Associates, Inc.|
|Besse Forest Products|
|Brian's Auto Glass Service & Repair|
|Canadian National Railway--Midwest Division|
|Central UP Industrial Supply, Inc.|
|Michael T. Connor, MD, PC|
|Curves For Women|
|Cycle City, Inc.|
|D&B Equipment Repair & Auto Body|
|Delta Solid Waste Management Authority|
|Derouin's Auto Body & Collision|
|Durow Photography & Design|
|Edward Jones Investments-Gary Rogers|
|Escanaba Area Public Schools|
|Escanaba Housing Commission|
|Escanaba Veterinary Clinic|
|Family Eye Care Associates|
|Ideal Contractors/Drywall Specialists|
|Joe Pascoe Builder|
|Kathy Paulson CPA|
|King Plumbing & Heating, Inc.|
|Lions Club, Bark River|
|Lisa Ann, Inc.|
|Michigan Education Association|
|Nelson Well Drilling, Frank|
|Olsen & Olsen Building Contractors, Inc.|
|Oven King Pizza, Inc.|
|Petersen Home Improvement, Robert|
|Pete's Auto Wrecking|
|Pinecrest Medical Care Facility|
|Radio Results Network|
|Riverside Auto Sales, Inc.|
|Riverside Auto Sales, Inc.|
|SCI Cleaning & Maintenance|
|Thrivent Financial for Lutherans|
|Well's Lions Club|
|Wisconsin Kenworth, LLC|
About Delta County Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber of Commerce represents and promotes our Delta County's economy, education system, tourism initiatives and governmental concerns. Our organization is a catalyst through which business and professional people work together for the common good of the community.
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Delta County Chamber of Commerce
230 Ludington Street
906 786 2192