Chamber Events

Guest Bartending and a Bartending Seminar with Marvin Allen
Date: Friday, September 19, 2014
Times: Seminar will be from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Guest bartending will be from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location: The Court Yard Restaurant and Olde Rooste Lounge, 2024 US 23 South
Details: Join Marvin as he doles out sips and tips, recipes, histories, and tricks of the trade. Click here to learn more about Marvin. This event is completely free of charge! All you have to do is RSVP to the Chamber at 989.354.4181 or . Space is limited so sign up today!

Leadership Lunch Bites - Delegation
Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Alpena Community College in the Newport Center, Room 106 (across from Granum Theatre)
Details: The old expression, “Then I’ll do it myself!” is often spoken in frustration. But this approach invites inefficiency and boredom, and produces an undisciplined and underdeveloped work force. Explore several templates for how to effectively delegate while avoiding the pitfall of micromanaging. Refining these skills pays off with efficient, lively, and developed people! Focus points: leading, demonstration, authority, role clarity, trust. Cost is $30 per person, lunch included. Click here for registration form or call 989.358.7271. This event is held in partnership with Alpena Community College.

Business After Hours
Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Location: First Federal of Northern Michigan, 100 South Second Ave., Alpena
Details: Help First Federal celebrate 25 years in downtown Alpena! Join them for networking, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and door prizes. Free to attend but please RSVP, by September 19, to 989.354.4181 or . This event is sponsored by First Federal of Northern Michigan.

The Power of Three with Lisa M. Dietlin
Date: Friday, October 3, 2014
Time: 7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
Location: Alpena Community College Besser Technical Center Computer Center Commons, 665 Johnson St., Alpena
Details: Lisa will share tips and ideas from her new book, The Power of Three. Whether it’s finding a new job, losing weight, getting a promotion, or even finding a significant other, utilizing The Power of Three every day can help you achieve your goals and make a positive difference in your life. View flyer here. Cost is $10 per person and includes breakfast. Please RSVP to Barb at 989.358.7359 by September 29. This event is held in partnership with the Alpena Community College Foundation.

Red, White & Blue Review
Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Alpena CRTC
Details: Tickets are available at the Alpena Chamber for $20 each and include entrance to the show, dinner, cash bar, and an entertaining evening of variety show entertainment. Questions? Contact the Chamber at 354.4181.

Shredder Day
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Alpena Recycling Center, 4344 M-32 West, Alpena
Details: Chamber members may take up to five boxes (paper case size or smaller) of your papers to shred for free. You may bring more at the cost of $5 per box. No RSVP required, just show up! Brought to you by the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce and Michigan Confidential Document Destruction. Questions, contact the Chamber at 989.354.4181.

Leadership Lunch Bites - How to DO MORE with Less
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Alpena Community College in the Newport Center, Room 106 (across from Granum Theatre)
Details: “I don’t have time to do more!” Increasingly, employees are expected to assume additional responsibilities within the same amount of time. Our abilities to sort, prioritize, evaluate, plan, and rearrange determine whether we are successful in our changing roles or continue to be frustrated and overwhelmed. Join a candid, productive, creative discussion about how to improve energy and efficiently manage our workloads. Focus points: efficiency; timemanagement; discernment; agreement, priority. Cost is $30 per person, lunch included. Click here for registration form or call 989.358.7271. This event is held in partnership with Alpena Community College.

Good Morning Alpena Breakfast - Service Clubs of Alpena
Date: Friday, November 7, 2014
Time: 7:00 a.m. breakfast, 7:30 a.m. program
Location: Alpena Senior Citizens Center, 501 River St.
Exclusive Sponsor: First Federal of Northern Michigan
Details: Cost is $8 per person. RSVP required to or 989.354.4181.

Athena Award Program
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: The Sanctuary Inn and Conference Center, 1000 US 23 North
Details: Tickets will be available soon for $20 each. Sponsored by Alpena Power Company, Lafarge, Lisa Dietlin and Associates and Zonta Club of Alpena.

You CAN teach a P.I.G. to Sing - Human Resource Seminar
Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Alpena Community College Granum Theatre, 665 Johnson Street
Details: Keynote Speaker Mary Jane Mapes. Cost is $50 per person ($10 discount for Chamber and NEMHRA members). You can find more information and the registration form here. For questions about the please contact Jennifer at 989.356.9007, ext. 1124 or . This event is held in partnership with the NorthEast Michigan Human Resource Association.

Community China Trip Informational Meeting
Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time: 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Location: Alpena County Library Conference Room, 211 N. First Ave.
Details: Learn about a nine day trip to China. Starting at just $2,850 per person, the trip includes round trip airfare from Detroit, four and five start hotels, three meals a day, all in-country transportation, a tour bus and English speaking tour guide, tourist attractions including the Great Wall, a tea plantation, the Forbidden City, Tian An Men Square, and many other must-see sites and must-do experiences. Click here for more information. Please contact the Chamber at 989.354.4181 to register, or with any questions you may have.

Bolenz Jewelry Holiday Parade
Date: Friday, November 28, 2014
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: The parade begins at the Annex building parking lot at the corner of Chisholm and Ninth Street. The parade route begins by turning left onto Chisholm, left onto Second Avenue, right onto Water Street, and ends in the parking lot behind City Hall. No early departures from the route.
Details: More to come at a later date.


Click here to view the Community Events Calendar.
Ribbon Cuttings
Loco Burrito
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: 1120 State Ave., Alpena
Sewing Arts Studio
Date: Friday, September 19, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 109 N. Second Ave., Suite 200C, Alpena (second floor of the Center Building)
If you would like to schedule a ribbon cutting please contact us at 989.354.4181.
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