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3rd Thursday Chamber Breakfast

3rd Thursday Chamber Breakfast

Thursday, September 15th

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, September 12th

Successful small business owners understand that it is critical they provide outstanding Customer Service, particularly when it is impossible to compete with "big box" outlets on price, assortment or convenience.

The Chamber is proud to host Barbara Jourdan, President of Human Resource Potential LLC as our guest presenter at the September 15th Chamber 3rd Thursday Monthly Breakfast.  This session is open to any business/non-profit organization that values quality customer service.

Barbara will provide a program overview on:

Fall from ladder kills Polkton Twp. man

POLKTON TWP., Mich. (WZZM)- The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department says a Polkton Township man died Wednesday evening after falling from a ladder.

We're told James Blehm, 60, was trimming trees at a residence on Leonard Rd. when a limb hit the ladder he was using, causing him to fall more than 20 feet.

Efforts by emergency responders to revive Blehm failed and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

PTA meeting this Thursday

PTA meeting this Thursday

Mark your calendars for our first PTA meeting of the school year. It will take place this Thursday, September 8th @ 6:30 in the South Elementary Media Center.

September is also Membership Month--please contact Carey Taylor if you are interested in becoming part of our dynamic team at Coopersville!!

Grand Rapids Catholic Central 35, Coopersville 0

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- The Coopersville Broncos traveled to visit the Grand Rapids Catholic Central Cougars in tonight's match up.

Grand Rapids Catholic Central would take all the points tonight in a 35-0 win.

Dominic Paiz from GRCC would run in a 17 yard touch down.

GRCC's Ryan Bradley with a 30 yard TD pass from Miles Morrissey.

Devon Scott-Smith from GRCC would run in a 44 yard TD pass from Morrissey.

 

New Superintendent Signs 2-year Settlement Agreement with Coopersville Education Association.

New Superintendent Signs 2-year Settlement Agreement with Coopersville Education Association.

COOPERSVILLE, MI ~ Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - The Coopersville Area Public Schools is pleased to announce a two-year settlement agreement with the Coopersville Education Association. The Board ratified the contract Wednesday, August 31, 2011.  The agreement calls for no wage increases either year of the contract, but does allow for a one-half step increase in the second year. The insurance benefit package includes significant reductions in certain levels over the term of contract, including deductibles of $500 for a single subscriber up to $1000 for family subscribers, a portion of which may be reimbursed. Other provisions include a reduction in board paid annuities of $350 with a one-time additional salary payment of $500 in the first year for eligible employees based on merit. Merit pay for eligible employees is set at $50 for the second year.

Honoring our First Responders

Honoring our First Responders

With the 10th Anniversary of our nation's most heartbreaking event, 9/11 we thought it only appropriate to acknowledge our community's first responders.    
 
Your Chamber office is located in the 2nd floor training room of City Hall.  Many of our first responders meet up here on a monthly basis, giving me as your Executive Director a unique insight as to the value of these programs.  Training sessions, scheduling sessions, incident calls and subsequent wrap-up meetings and more take these dedicated men and women away from their familes, and into perilous situations on our behalf.
 
I am always humbled by their dedication to training and continual improvement of service.  A simple thank you doesn't seem to be sufficient, but I hope...

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Special "Runaway" Edition Chamber Newsletter

Special "Runaway" Edition Chamber Newsletter

Greetings!
 
Please forgive the "lateness" of our August newsletter, or perhaps if you prefer, the "earliness" of our September issue!  Most of this issue was written in time to be sent out the first week of August.  I found myself waiting for some significant information, only to then run smack-dab into Summerfest!  At that point, my timing was then way off, so I made the executive decision to delay this issue.  You will see that we have two President's letters and a slightly longer version of the "Round About Town eNewsletter", and I hope you have a pent-up desire to read through...

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