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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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Adrian Area Chamber of Commerce

The Adrian Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking an experienced professional who will represent the business and economic interests of its members and the Adrian business community and work to further the Chamber’s mission. They will serve as the primary liaison with Chamber members, community stakeholders, and key business and government leaders as well as advocate for the Adrian business community.

The ideal candidate will be a creative thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit, highly … (read more…)

Downtown Brick Arch Sewer Improvement Project

Schedule for Week of August 4, 2014

  • Finish storm sewer installation on Maumee between Clinton & Locust
  • Start storm sewer installation on Locust from Maumee North toward Toledo St.
  • Excavate and locate existing underground utilities at Main/Washburn/Toledo
  • Sanitary Sewer installation at end of Toledo running North on Main Street
  • Clearing and grubbing at new storm water outfall at River Raisin off Winter Street

Schedule for Week of August 11, 2014

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…)

Libby Watson, Executive Director of the Adrian Symphony Orchestra, and Jere Righter, Artistic Director of The Croswell, will be the featured speakers of the August 28 Adrian in the AM program. Watson will provide exciting news of upcoming changes at the ASO, and Righter will discuss 2014/2015 programs and special events at The Croswell. Robison, Curphey & O’Connell will be the sponsor for this month’s Adrian in the AM, and Delight Creech from Associated Charities of Lenawee County will be the featured non-profit speaker.

Adrian in the AM will be held Thursday, August 28 from 7:30 to … (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…)

It’s a Towel Frenzy! The Adrian Area Chamber will be collecting new and used towels and washcloths for the Associated Charities of Lenawee County as part of the Lenawee United Way’s Day of Action project. Bring your towel or washcloth donations to the Chamber office (137 N. Main St.) now through September 19, and we will deliver them to Associated Charities – who will then distribute them to low-income families in our community. Please spread the word so we can help as many families as possible!

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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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