From the Chamber Staff
With the current leadership transition that we are undergoing, the staff would like to address the membership and provide reassurance that everything here is business as usual and that we are all here to assist you in any way that we can.
Our Mission has been, and continues to be very simple: To bring features, benefits and value to our members, and each and every day we strive to bring a Return on Investment (ROI) to our members, and to make their Chamber the best business organization possible. Our Directors, Ambassadors, BRAG™ leaders, volunteers at so many levels, along with our staff are deeply committed to this Mission.
Our seasoned staff is here to make sure that everything is running smoothly and to assist the membership in any way that we can, below is a list of our contact information and a list of our duties that each of us specializes in. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
Contact the Staff:
Patty LeDuc - Interim President & Director of BRAG, Networking and Focus Groups
(all networking groups, Ambassadors/ Retentions)
586.731.5400 x 21 or Email
Linda Colton - Director of Events
(Event logistics, venues, event registration assistance, on-site sponsorship fulfillment assistance)
586.731.5400 x 20 or Email
Brenda Karafa - Director of Finance
(Accounts payable, accounts receivable, event registration questions, data base entries/updates)
586.731.5400 x 10 or Email
Gina Rieck - Director of Business Development
(Membership sales, sponsorship/ad sales, pre-event sponsorship fulfillment, ribbon cutting coordination)
586.731.5400 x 15 or Email
Ashley Edwards - Director of Marketing & Communications
(Chamber connection, E-blasts, Website, Blog, YoPros Liaison, Collateral Materials, Social Media, Advertising Fulfillment)
586.731.5400 x 13 or Email
We have a lot of upcoming events and we hope to see you there, Sterlingfest kicks off next Thursday, July 25 -July 27. To find more information click here.
-8.7.19 - Network & Learn, a great FREE opportunity to learn how to grow your business and gain a competitive advantage over other businesses. To view more event information and to register, click here.
-8.14.19 -YoPros Free Mixer at Johnny Black's Public House - 40 and under encouraged, no one discouraged. To register click here.
-8.16.19 - Breakfast & Business, Free to Chamber members who pre-register. An opportunity to network with 20 other business professionals in 90 minutes. To learn more and to register, click here.
-8.20.19 - Amplified After 5 - A joint networking event with our neighboring Chambers, Anchor Bay, Blue Water Area, Eastpointe-Roseville, Marine City, Romeo-Washington. $20 for Chamber members, $25 for not-yet members. Register ASAP as tickets are selling quickly! Click here for more information!