Upcoming Chamber Events

Leadercast - Architects of Tomorrow
Date: Friday, May 6, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:30p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)
Location: Alpena Community College Granum Theatre, 665 Johnson St.
Details: Leadercast is the world’s largest one-day leadership conference, broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, Georgia and simulcast to hundreds of locations around the world. This year marks the 16th annual leadership conference. The theme of this year’s event is “Architects of Tomorrow,” focusing on visionary leaders who imagine and build a future that is rich in innovation, collaboration and full of hope. A future where problems are solved, questions are answered, and confusion gives way to clarity. Speakers include: Kat Cole - Group President at FOCUS Brands (Auntie Anne’s, Cinnabon, and more); Nick Saban - Head Football Coach at The University of Alabama; Steve Wozniak - Co-Founder of Apple Inc; James Brown - Network Broadcaster, CBS Sports and News; Chris Baréz-Brown - Author and Creativity Guru; Rorke Denver - Navy SEAL Commander & Author; Andy Stanley - Leadership Author and Communicator; Dr. Henry Cloud - Acclaimed Leadership Expert, Clinical Psychologist, and Best-Selling Author; Tripp Crosby - Comedian, Director, and Host of Leadercast 2016Tickets for this event are $75 for members of the Alpena, Oscoda and Rogers City Chambers or $105 for prospective members. If you are interested in attending, contact the Alpena Chamber at 989.354.4181 or info@alpenachamber.com. Now accepting sponsorships, you can find more information on the types of sponsorships available in this document. Find out more information about the event here. This event is made possible by the following sponsors: Platinum – First Federal of Northern Michigan; Gold - Accident Fund Insurance Company, Decorative Panels International, Lafarge, Lappan Agency, and Northwood University; Chamber and Other Partners - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Oscoda-AuSable Chamber of Commerce and Rogers City Area Chamber of Commerce; High School Student Sponsor - Community Foundation for NE Michigan.

Good Morning Alpena Breakfast - State of the Community
Date: Friday, May 13, 2016
Time: 7:00 a.m. breakfast, 7:30 a.m. program
Location: The Sanctuary Inn and Conference Center, 1000 US 23 North
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Details: Cost is $9 per person. Registration is required to 989.354.4181 or info@alpenachamber.com.

Front Door Sales Event/Fireworks Fundraiser
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Neiman's Family Market, Perch's IGA and Walmart
Details: Chamber Ambassadors and other volunteers will be selling glow-in-the-dark fireworks bracelets to raise money for this year's fireworks display.

Proposed Department of Labor Overtime Regulations and Wage and Hour Training and Compliance Seminar
Date: Friday, May 20, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Location: Alpena County George N. Fletcher Library Upstairs Conference Room, 211 N. First Ave., Alpena
Details: The Department of Labor has proposed changes to overtime regulations. The changes will impact the majority of our members. If you have salaried employees between $23,000 and $50,000 you should attend this event. Guest presenter will be Paul A. Wilhelm, Employment and ERISA Litigator from Clark Hill PLC. View the event flyer for more information. This event is free for chamber members and $35 for prospective members, reservations are required to info@alpenachamber.com or 989.354.4181. Following the presentation a limited number of one on one time slots are available with Paul. These spaces are for members only, run 25 minutes, are $20 and will be scheduled by Chamber staff. A great opportunity to bring your job descriptions, policies, handbooks or business specific questions. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Contact the Chamber to reserve one of these limited opportunities, 989.354.4181 or info@alpenachamber.com.

Curb Side Sales Event - Fireworks Fundraising
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: Culligan Plaza (corner of Chisholm St. and Second Ave.)
Details: Glow-in-the-dark bracelets will be available from one of our volunteers who will be out and about helping raise money for this year's fireworks.

Grow Your Digital Marketing Knowledge - Grow Your Business with Email and Social Media
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Location: Alpena Community College, CTR Room 106, 665 Johnson St., Alpena
Details: Many small businesses and organizations find themselves seeking the right strategies, tools and tactics to make their marketing efforts as effective as possible. Between Facebook and Twitter, email and mobile, deals, and whatever new social network is rolling out that month - there’s a lot to keep up with and there are only so many hours in each day. You’ll be given simple but powerful tips for how to get your messages opened, read, shared and socially visible. This series is brought to you by Constant Contact and sponsored by Days Inn of Alpena. Free for chamber members, $25 for prospective members. Registration is required to 989.354.4181 or info@alpenachamber.com. For more information on series view this flyer.

Drive Buy Fireworks Bracelet Sales Event
Date: Friday, June 3, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union, 1100 S. Bagley St., Alpena
Details: Here is your chance to get your fireworks supporter bracelet, they are only $5. Our ambassadors will be selling bracelets at the credit union all day to help raise money for this year's fireworks.

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Ribbon Cuttings 
If you would like to schedule a ribbon cutting please contact us at 989.354.4181.
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