Evaluating the Teams of Business and Collaboration

In previous articles, I described the different reasons why people support their local Chamber, and why businesses join the Chamber. The demographics of our own membership reveal four distinct business audiences, and we need to address the various needs of each...

Economic Development Update

The Chamber of Commerce Adrian in the AM program this month is one that will interest many in our community. We have invited representatives from the community to provide an update of the relevant projects in Adrian and how their future focus fits in with the business...

Regional and Local Networking Supports Business Builders

I’ve explained in previous Telegram articles that the Adrian Chamber membership is comprised of four types of businesses: Community Investors, Community Builders, Business Investors, and Business Builders. But the one of the top survey results from our recent survey...

Committee Involvement to Help the Chamber Grow

Over the past several articles, I wrote about the general momentum of the Chamber. Much of it concentrated on mission changes and strategies that the Chamber Board has initiated. Most of the time, these are articles directed to our membership contacts and community...

State of the Chamber – The Business Luncheon of the Year

The Adrian Area Chamber of Commerce is a collective membership of nearly 500 businesses in and around Lenawee County. Our membership falls into four different categories, based on the business make-up and involvement within our community. I am looking forward to...

Have Fun with the Chamber During FUNdraiser Event

Chambers of Commerce across the nation operate as a Chamber business, not as a non-profit organization. In larger cities, the member dues are substantial enough to support the operating costs of the Chamber. Sometimes, an additional Foundation is also established,...