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Dori Matkowski...Dance Dynamics Performing Arts Center......
The Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce has been a wonderful organization for me to connect with area business owners. By attending a few of the events, I am able to share experiences and stay up to date on our community and how it effects our businesses. I have used the website for resources when I am looking for a particular need. I have loved hosting a First Friday Coffee. I think the value of the events are a great way to stay connected and meet new people.
My company deals in direct sales. In order to inform companies about my Legal and Identity Plans, I need to be able to get past the gatekeeper. In many cases, that was impossible until I joined the Lakes Area Chamber in 2008. Through my membership, opportunities presented themselves that opened doors that were previously closed.
Karen Myers...Open Door Outreach......
Do you know your Lakes Area Chamber award started this whole thing of Grand Opening & communication with our State & Civic Government! Thank you for helping to make our new Resale Store a huge success. Thank you for helping to get the dignitaries there for the event. We have never toured so many from Michigan and local cities before and I hope this helps with providing services to those in need in our Community. Bless you HUGE!
George Hayden...Snowbird Drivers......
My business partner and I met with reporter thinking this was going to be a short information gathering session. It turned out to be a lengthy interview, including photos. A short time later, our company, Snowbird Drivers, was featured in a half page story on the front page of the Money section in both the Oakland Press and the Macomb Daily. (Full story can be viewed on our website at www.Snowbirddrivers.com. Our telephone rang continuously for 12 hours the next day. We were even invited to be a guest speaker on a multi-station entrepreneurial radio talk show…as a direct result of the story. Thank you Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce!
Carol Wagner, Travel Plus / Travel Leaders……….
"The rumor is true - the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce IS the "Friendly Chamber"! Since becoming involved with the Chamber and it's many programs, I have seen a measurable jump in our travel sales from Chamber members and referrals. The Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce serves as a powerful ally for success. The opportunities for exposure in the Lakes Area for Travel Plus are immeasurable. It is well worth the annual investment in time and revenue!"
Joe Dudak, ITC Holdings Corp……….
"We joined the Lakes Area Chamber as a new company to the area and all of southeast Michigan. I wanted to get our name known to differentiate us from our prior owner DTE Energy and its affiliate Detroit Edison. The variety of networking events offered through the Chamber helped me do that. I was also interested in becoming more involved in my community and charitible activities. I believe helping build our community, helps all our businesses prosper."
Paul Ebaugh, CyberNet Solutions………..
"My company, CyberNet Solutions has been a member since 2001, and the Chamber has afforded us the opportunity to network with and develop relationships with many other members as customers, suppliers and referral partners. We got to know the LACC office staff when we installed their new telephone system. I have taken my cars to Art Rott at Tuffy's, purchased tires from Tom Phillips at All Tire Service and frequented many other member's businesses. What impresses me most is the quality of people I have met and have come to know. I remember the first LACC networking event where Mark Steinberg from UBS Financial Services graciously spent time with me to discuss the many business networking opportunities that exists in the Chamber and associated organizations. People and relationships you develop within the business community and especially through LACC makes a lasting difference."
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