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“Towel Frenzy” Provides Towels and Washcloths for Associated Charities Patrons!

Associated Charities Executive Director Delight Creech, her staff and volunteers show off some of the towels collected during the Adrian Area Chamber’s #LiveUnited Day of Action project. Several new & used towels and washcloths were collected by Chamber staff, members and volunteers during the “Towel Frenzy” campaign, which will be distributed to low-income families by Associated Charities.

Towels and washcloths are a hot item at the Charities, and they run out quickly! If you missed the donation campaign but still wish to contribute, Associated Charities is open to receive donations on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m at their location, 221 S. Tecumseh St. in Adrian. Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s donation drive a success!!


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Volunteers are needed for the 2014 Operation Thank You program! From October 24 to October 30, volunteers will visit local Chamber members to hand out Operation Thank You packets including the 2014 Membership Survey and a token of our affection. On October 24, the Chamber office at 137 N. Main St. will act as a staging center for volunteers picking up their packages to deliver, with refreshments from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This is a great way to network and get to meet some of your fellow members!

Anyone interested in participating in Operation Thank You should contact Carole at 517-265-2320 … (read more…)

The Human Resource Association of SE Michigan will be hosting their 2014 Fall Workshop on Wednesday, October 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Siena Heights University Dominican Hall conference room. This workshop will feature discussions led by Attorney Tom Dixon, and has been approved for 5.5 HRCI certification credits.

The fee is $50 for non-members, $35 for non-profits and free for HRASM members. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and morning coffee and lunch will be served. For more information or to RSVP contact Kristy Schuyler at 517-682-9297 or kristy.schuyler @ blissfield.com by … (read more…)

John Thomas Dodson announced earlier this week that the upcoming 2014/2015 season is to be his last as music director and conductor of the Adrian Symphony Orchestra.

“It has been one of the great joys of my life to serve as the conductor of this wonderful orchestra and to help it continue to make music during some particularly difficult economic times,” said Dodson. “We’ve worked with incredible soloists, created three multi-year giving societies that help sustain the orchestra, grown audiences, commissioned new music, revamped the education program and, at the end of this season, will … (read more…)

Adrian College is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeffrey R. Docking, President has been named to a new steering committee of college and university presidents that will assess the future of independent colleges. The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) has organized the 23-member panel to develop a plan that encourages independent colleges and universities to revitalize their missions and business models. The project on the Future of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges is funded by the Lumina Foundation.

With the guidance of the steering committee, the project will explore new approaches to … (read more…)

 

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Tickets for next year’s Chamber Champions’ Club Raffle will be available for purchase in October. The Champions’ Club Raffle is one of the Chamber’s primary ways of raising capital for general operations, and all proceeds from the raffle benefit the business and community development initiatives of the Chamber.

The raffle is open to everyone and you are not limited as to how many tickets you can purchase. Several families bought tickets last year as Christmas gifts for family members, and watched with joy as their loved one’s ticket was pulled from the drum! Tickets are also perfect … (read more…)

The Chamber’s 12th Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at The Centre.

Chamber members are recognized at our annual awards presentation for the contribution they have given to our community. Award nominees are selected based on input from others in the community and the Adrian Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Awards include the Addison J. Comstock Award, the Beautification Award, and the Ethics in Business Award.

If you … (read more…)

Blood donations needed now to prevent emergency situation

The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give. Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected. The number of donors continues to decline, and the shortfall is significant enough that the Red Cross could experience an emergency situation in the coming weeks. In addition, the Independence Day holiday … (read more…)

The Lenawee County Historical Museum’s current exhibition features the fabric arts, and offers insight into stories from years past. The exhibition is titled Home Craft: Historic Quilts, Needlework, and Decorative Arts of Lenawee County and will be on display during regular museum hours through December of 2014. Local examples of crochet, tatting, lace, embroidery, cross stitch and quilts are featured.

The Museum is located at 110 E. Church Street in Adrian, MI and is open Tuesday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. … (read more…)

 

 

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