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News from the Coopersville Area Chamber of Commerce

News from the Coopersville Area Chamber of Commerce

From: http://www.coopersville.com

Greetings!

Don't Forget to RSVP for the Chamber's Third Thursday, April 19 Networking Breakfast. Your opportunity to network with other Chamber members and learn how to expand your staffing capabilities through working with interns.

Please contact the chamber office at 616-997-5164.

Working With Interns

Your opportunity to cost effectively expand your staffing capabilities by working with interns!

April 19, 2012:  Chamber 3rd Thurs. Breakfast "Working with Interns" Breakfast; Speakers - Julie Mann & Amanda Avila, of Mann Consulting& Cindy Brown, of Hello W. MI. ; Location: Coop. Ref. Church Activity Center, Above & Beyond catering.

Please RSVP!

Sincerely,

Rebecca Rych, CACC Executive Director

Upcoming Coopersville Chamber events

Upcoming Coopersville Chamber events

April 19, 2012:  Chamber 3rd Thurs. Breakfast “Working with Interns”Breakfast; Speakers - Julie Mann & Amanda Avila, of Mann Consulting & Cindy Brown, of Hello W. MI.; Location: Coop. Ref. Church Activity Center, Above & Beyond catering.  

May 17, 2012: Chamber 3rd Thurs. Breakfast “Maximizing Your Computer Programs,” Speakers (and sponsors): Reps from IT Resource, Inc.; Location (and catering): 327 Pizza & Pub

June 13, 2012: Speed Networking in Allendale

June 18, 2012: “Legislative Luncheon.” Sponsored by Northern Physical Therapy; still looking at location: Moss Ridge or Terre Verde, 11:45 – 1 p.m.

Visit http://www.coopersville.com/ for additional information.

Your new Executive Director - Rebecca Rych

Your new Executive Director - Rebecca Rych

From: http://www.coopersville.com/

The Board of Directors of the Coopersville Area Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce that the Board has unanimously agreed to appoint Rebecca Rych to the position of CACC Executive Director.
 
Rebecca has over a decade of experience in non-profit administration, fundraising and marketing.  She has a Masters of Public Administration degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and has previously worked as Executive Director of Development and Fundraising for University Medical Center, Las Vegas, NV; as an independent consultant to non-profit organizations including development, grant writing and philanthropic support; and most recently held the position of Foundation Director of West Park Hospital in Cody, Wyoming.  
 

Leadership West Michigan Graduates 27 in December 2011

Leadership West Michigan Graduates 27 in December 2011

The 2011 class of Leadership West Michigan (LWM) graduated on December 15, 2011. The class of 27 participated in 8 day sessions over the past 4 months which included a two day bus tour of the region and culminated in Regional Trustee day and graduation.

Patricia Ackerberg - Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce  
Justin Arnold - WMPS  
Charles Ash, Jr. - Warner Norcross & Judd LLP  
Douglas Bagley - Ottawa Area ISD - MTEC  
Michael Brecht - St. Mary's Health Care  
Marlene Brostrom - Michigan Works Ottawa County  
Cindy Brown - Hello West Michigan  
Frederick Bw'Ombongi - Spectrum Health  
Valerie Byrnes - Barry County Chamber of Commerce  
Kyle Dannenberg - Ottawa Area Intermediate School District  
Lori Duff - TrueNorth Community Services  
Kathy Finkler - Davenport University  
Jeffrey Hoerle - Priority Health  
Ammy Johnson - Harbor Hospice  

Berlin Raceway operating under a new management team for 2012

Berlin Raceway operating under a new management team for 2012

Berlin Raceway’s 2012 season will have a various number of changes starting with NEW MANAGEMENT! As previously announced a group of investors led by Mr. Don Dewitt has purchased the lease from previous owner / promoter Mike Blackmer. The new ownership has recently begun assembling a new leadership team led by Mike Bursley, Kurt Dietrich and Brian Dewitt who have been working hard in establishing a new staff, new traditions and to continue the legacy of Berlin Raceway.

Bursley, 28, of Holland, MI a former track champion at Berlin Raceway was the former owner of Perfect Circle Racecars and is the current owner of Brian Campbell’s Super Late model racing team, which will be following the CRA Super Series schedule in 2012. Bursley purchased Perfect Circle Racecars in 2007 from the family of the late founder, Lee Anderson. The company has recently merged with Port City Racecars of Muskegon, MI.

Continental Dairy Products New Plant Staffing

Continental Dairy Products New Plant Staffing

Coopersville-based Continental Dairy Products will hold a job fair on Wednesday, November 2nd from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm in Coopersville at 708 O'Malley. The new state-of-the-art milk processing plant will be looking to hire 47 new employees. The open positions include:

Coopersville Chamber Breakfast - End of Year Tax Panel

Coopersville Chamber Breakfast - End of Year Tax Panel

Thursday, November 17th

Arrival:  7:00 a.m. - 7:15 a.m.
Networking: 7:15 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Program:  7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Cost:  $12 Member/$18 Future Member
RSVP here by Monday, November 14th

The end of the year is quickly coming upon us.  Learn about new programs and changes with your taxes from some of our West Michigan Tax and Financial Planning Experts.  Plenty of time for Q & A and discussion will be included in this event.

Speakers and Topics:

Dan Feldt, Spoelman, Hovingh & Feldt - Current Tax Issues

Ed Aho, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management - Year end Tax Considerations for Your Investments