The Adrian Area Chamber of Commerce is working with organizations to bring the resources and training that local businesses want and need for their business and their employees. Visit back frequently to learn of more resources available, or call the Chamber office today. Read about the Business Fitness Checkup below to get started on a helpful self-assessment resource.


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Take the Business Fitness Checkup – The Adrian Area Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Small Business Development Center have developed a self-assessment survey that will be beneficial for all our Chamber businesses to complete. CLICK HERE to take the survey, or continue reading for further details.

It takes a lot to run a business; we know how busy it can get. Sometimes, the things a business owner should implement are set aside until “later”; when actually, those … (read more…)

A Business Plan is like a roadmap for the future of a business or organization. If your business hasn’t completed a business plan, you may want to consider one of the workshops sponsored by SCORE. The SCORE website has information and links to register for help in developing a business plan, a business plan template for an established business, and a business plan template for a startup business.

SCORE also publishes a Small Business Success Podcast, and you can hear information by Hal Shelton about Business Planning Strategies for Entrepreneurs right on their website.

Look around to … (read more…)

New businesses are starting every day, and as a Chamber we’re thankful that there are so many entrepreneurs who have a goal of having a successful business in Michigan. Sometimes, there’s confusion as to how to structure your business entity.

If you are considering forming a Limited Liability Corporation, or LLC, here’s a resource we found that explains a lot about it. Of course, you should always rely on the advice of your own qualified attorney and accountant or financial advisor when starting a business, and our Chamber membership includes experts who can help you get started!

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Community News

There’s always news in the community that is important to business. Look here for fresh Community News.

We love how WLEN supports our community, and are pleased to pass on the announcement and photo of their national recognition here!

WLEN-FM Adrian, MI today was awarded the National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) Crystal Radio Award. WLEN-FM has won five Crystal Radio Awards. Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service.

Ten winners were chosen among 50 finalists by a panel of judges representing broadcasting, community service organizations and public relations firms. Finalists were honored … (read more…)

Are you looking for ways to complete your college degree while still working? With the rise of the internet, online education has become a more integral part of our higher education system. Top colleges and universities are now offering online options as part of their curriculum.

Unfortunately, in the past when students tried to research these opportunities, information was fragmented and not easily accessible. Publication of a comprehensive database will make it easier for someone researching potential degree programs, online institutions, and specific accreditations for advanced … (read more…)

Chris Miller has spoken at many Chamber of Commerce meetings about Crowdfunding, and as the Adrian Economic Development and DDA director, he has been very supportive of this new opportunity for businesses. Chris was recently honored by the Michigan Municipal League their annual Capital Conference held March 18-19 in Lansing.

Here is the Press Release about the special honor, and you can also learn more about the Michigan Municipal League at the same website:

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