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July 2009 Volume 29, Issue 7

My Business Advocate
Building Better Communities by Building Better Businesses
28th Street Metro Cruise® Tops List for Summer Fun
August 2009 Event - Planning Non-stop Since January 2009

Friday,
August 28th
1 pm to 9 pm
and
Saturday,
August 29th
9 am to 9 pm
Log on to
www.metrocruise.org,
see page 10 of this newsletter, Don't wait to
Email become a Metro
john@southkent.org Merchant!
or call 616-531-5990 for
details.
Call John Today!

Start Planning Christmas in July
Inside This Issue Santa is Coming!
5th Annual Metro Cruise® 1 We expect hundreds of families
Christmas in July 1 from Wyoming and Kentwood to
Opinion by John 2 line S. Division Avenue between
MIBLN-GR Kickoff 3 34th and 43rd Streets beginning at
Message from the BBB 3 10 am on Saturday, December 5, 09
Santa and the 2009 Christmas
Community Blood Drive 3 when WKACC Members welcome
Shopping season in celebration of
Member Recruiting 4 Santa to South Kent County with a
one of our nations most loved and
ChamberPartners 5 BIG parade.
celebrated holidays, Christmas.
3rd Fridays Networking 8
Our guest of honor will ride in his
Ambassadors' Corner 9 To be a part of this celebration,
own specially designed "sleigh" and
Cruise Corner 10 either on the committee, by
Members of the Wyoming Kentwood
You've Joined, now what? 11 submitting an entry in the parade
Area Chamber of Commerce are
Member Milestones 12 or providing support through an
invited to join many local not-
event sponsorship, contact janine@
Calendars on Pages 6 & 7 for-profit organizations and local
southkent.org or call 616-531-5990
Log on to www.southkent.org chuches and schools in welcoming
today.
YOUR CHAMBER MANAGEMENT
Opinion by John
2009 Board of Directors July 2009
*indicates Executive Committee Member By John J. Crawford, Jr.
President & CEO
*John Crawford - President & CEO
*Todd Duncan - Consumers Energy, Board Chair
*Steve Marshall- MAS Advisory Service, Chair, Fin. & Budget A Letter of Appreciation
*Norine Mulvihill - Sr. V. Chair
*Kathey Batey - Priority Health/Spirited Presentations To: WKACC Board of Directors, Ambassadors,
*Brent Holland - Chameleon Ltd. Members, Staff and Friends:
*Skip Knapp - EdwardJones Investments
*Tom Kruisenga - The Kruisenga Agency, Past Chair On behalf of Joan and I and the entire Crawford
*Brent Vander Kolk - Vander Kolk & Vander Kolk PLC, family, I can’t begin to describe how much we have
Legal Counsel appreciated your support, your encouragement
Community Relations Division (Blue) and your prayers this week as we laid our Dad to
*Kathey Batey - Vice Chair rest next to my Mom.
Tommy Brann - Brann’s Steakhouse & Grille
Dan Van Dyke - PCO Associates, LLC The phone calls, emails, visitations and your
*Brent Vander Kolk - Vander Kolk & Vander Kolk,.PLC attendance at his funeral have really meant the
Lillian VanderVeen - Lenger Travel Services world to me and have gotten me through a tough
Member Relations Division (Red) week. The flower and plant arrangements from the
*Brent Holland - Vice Chair Board and from the Ambassadors are beautiful
Richard Chrisman - Hungerford, Aldrin, Nichols & Carter and brought added tears to my eyes.
Danna Mathiesen - Mercantile Bank
John Schwartz - AT&T Even though we knew Dad was sliding these last
Membership Development Division (Gold) few weeks, he passed away sooner than we had
*Skip Knapp - Vice Chair expected.
Rob Wells - VantagePointe Financial Group
Financial Development Division (Green) We gave him a good send-off, complete with bag
*Norine Mulvihill - Sr. Vice Chair pipes at church and a rifle salute and TAPS at the
Betsy Artz - Loeks Theaters (Celebration Cinema) cemetery. I am excited knowing that he is now
Joel Iakiri - Huntington Bank doing the Happy Dance with Mom again and had
David Szidik - Proforma Infinite Marketing the best Father’s Day ever – he’s gotten to see his
Matt Uhl - National City
Dad AND has met his Heavenly Father face-to-
Ex-Officio face!
Carol Sheets - City of Wyoming, Mayor
Richard Root - City of Kentwood, Mayor Tom Kruisenga and Todd Duncan, our past and
Curtis Holt - City of Wyoming, Manager current Board Chairs, have both been right in
Bill Doren - Chamber Foundation Chair describing the vision for this Chamber – you have
each certainly Made on Impact on my family as a
motivated group of Servant Leaders, A Family of
My Business Advocate, Businesses.
Copyright 2009
Wyoming-Kentwood Area Chamber of Commerce
590 - 32nd Street SE Thank you for everything. Thank you for being
Wyoming, MI 49548-2345 there. John J. Crawford Jr.
Tel: 616-531-5990
Fax: 616-531-0252
Newsletter/Advert Information: sue@southkent.org John J. (Jack) Crawford, Sr.
1923 - 2009
Building Better Communities by
"We will miss him greatly for
Building Better Businesses
his humor, wisdom, sense
of hospitality, graciousness,
mentorship and love." -John Jr.
MIBLN Holds Kick-off Event for G.R. Affiliate From the Better
On May 12th, Business Leadership and amazing food for the 75 plus at-
Network of MI (MIBLN), in partner- tendees. Business
ship with Disabilities Advocates of Kent
County (DAKC), held an inaugural In addition, among the top-notch Bureau
presenters for the event was WKACC
event as a kick-off for the MIBLN Grand
Rapids affiliate. Board member, John Schwartz, from of W. MI
AT&T. In fact, since he was unable The Better Business Bureau warns
The event, titled “ADA: Not Just the to stay for the entire event, a thank consumers and small businesses
Law, It’s Good Business”, demonstrated you gift was presented to John by to "Grab Your Wallet" or your
the business case for employing people Vickey Argo (West MI Coordinator for Checkbook if you hear any of the
with disabilities. It was made possible MIBLN) at the Chamber’s May board following:
in part due to a grant from the Ameri- meeting.
cans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Steer- • Free grants available from
MIBLN, one of 32 state affiliates of the
ing Committee of Michigan, with addi- stimulus...
USBLN, is a private non-profit organiza-
tional funding provided by the Michigan • Debt Relief, just circle here...
tion whose members promote the inclu-
Medicaid Infrastructure Grant. • Settle Your Debts to the IRS or
sion of people with disabilities in both the
workforce and in the marketplace. companies for 50% of debt...
A number of organizations, includ- • Suspicious activity on your credit,
ing the Wyoming-Kentwood Area click here to authorize/verify your
If you would like more information about
Chamber of Commerce (WKACC) and account...
how your company can become a part
several of its members played a role • You have won $___, here's a check
of this business-led initiative to help im-
in making the event come together. prove your bottom line, please call Vickey (counterfeit of course) deposit it
The event was held at the Holiday Inn Argo at 616-430-0993 or e-mail her at and send money to claim balance of
Express and Crossroads Banquet your prize...
vargo@mibln.org.
Center, providing a beautiful facility • Guaranteed 12% investment return
(available only to your group,
Members Team Up to Benefit Community church, organization)...
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE • Verified funds available, guaranteed
Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - Healthy Smile Parking Lot financing...
2021 44th St SE, East of Kalamazoo • My name is... and my deceased
Dear Fellow Chamber Members, husband was oil minister in
(Nigeria, Iraq, Sierra Leone)...
More than 140 pints of blood must be donated every day
These and other wonderful
year-round to care for patients in Kent and Barry county
opportunities are available to a
hopitals! In conjunction with Michigan Community Blood Centers -
select few billion people seeking
the only source of blood for all hopitals in Kent and Barry county
money in tough times. There are
rarely arrests; if you give out money
Healthy Smile is sponsoring a blood drive on August 4th from 2pm to
or ID information you will lose;
6pm, in the MI Community Blood Bus located in the parking lot behind
no one will get caught, no one will
our building. Please join our cause to save lives in our community. To
go to jail and your money/ID/
sign up, contact Molly Lang at 616-281-8338 or e-mail healthysmile.
credibility will be gone.
dr.ona@gmail.com.
Encourage your employees to visit
We will be scheduling donors every 15 minutes. Please call or e-mail to the BBB's web site to check out
reserve your spot today! Thank you, every offer every time.
Dr. Suzette Ona &
Healthy Smile Staff When in doubt, check it out!

for details.
Jerry Fennell
Nancy Golds
Storage Consultant

PH 616-452-4413
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1204 28th St SE
Grand Rapids MI 49508
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www.extraspace.com
MEMBER RECRUITING

Introducing Our Newest Committee Member
Monica Sparks from The iTIS you will receive $25 members had one successful
Group lives up to her last name. in Chamber Bucks referral. Skip Knapp's name was
She is walking energy and her and an entry in the drawn to win the two night stay
enthusiasm for the Chamber was contest. The most at Woodland Creek Apartments
apparent at her first Recruiting referrals wins. Ties courtesy of Shawna Myers from
Committee meeting with her great will be entered in Cambridge Partners. All of our
ideas to help our committee grow a drawing to select referring members received a $25
and succeed. the winner. Chamber Bucks credit toward
Monica
Chamber invoices for showcase
Our April/May Sparks tables, registraton fees or
advertising.
Her first contribution was to
donate a $25.00 gift card from Recruitment Challenge
Results. Our winner of the June/July
Southland Auto Wash for our
This challenge was accepted by Recruitment Challenge will be
bi-monthly Recruitment Challenge
three members, each recruiting one announced at the 3rd Fridays!
for the months of June and July.
new member. Our thanks goes out Luncheon on Friday, August 21, at
The Chamber is adding a 1/4 page
to Pizzazz Banquet Center located
ad in My Business Advocate to the
• Betsy Artz - Celebration at 1537 Langley SE near the corner
Challenge Prize Package for a total
Cinema who recruited The iTIS of Kalamazoo and 44th Street.
retail value of $80.00!
Group. Send us your referrals and you'll
So talk to all of the people you • Maura Race from Specialized be in the running to win this great
know and promote Chamber Learning Development who summertime marketing package.
Membership. The Chamber recruited Shawn Eyestone Keep the company vehicle clean
Office has printed information, from Verspor, Waalkes, Lally, and promote your business through
application forms and office Slotsema & Talen, PC Chamber Advertising.
support to help you get the word • and Skip Knapp from
out there. Talk to everyone you EdwardJones Investments You don't have to be present for
know in business. Just provide us who referred Ryan TenHaven the big announcement, but the
with the email address or phone also representing EdwardJones 3rd Fridays! Luncheon Committee
number of your interested prospect Investments. (How many of would love to have you join them.
and we'll take it from there. you would refer a competitor for Lunch and Networking for only
your business)? $15.00 for members with early
Once payment has been received All of the Members referring new
and your new member has joined
Don't Forget!
$1500 Incentive
www.GRJanitorial.com from Citadel
Broadcasting
to all new
members. Ask

Cu s to m En te rp ris e s
Sue, Julie or
John for details.

Janitorial & Floor Care Specialists Referring
New
Call for a Free Quote

616.475.1167 Members
Is
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Serving Grand Rapids for over 30 years!
Business!
CHAMBERPARTNERS

Committee Seeks 'Best Fit' Companies
Members support Members
through ChamberPartners
Working
Program
with
The Chamber Partners Committee
is seeking member businesses
Chamber
offering goods and services that Partners
'best fit' the needs of member
businesses. We would like to make is
a dozen or more Chamber Partners Good
available to offer special rates Member to Member
and benefits to members of our Business!
chamber that use their services. Discount Programs
You don't have to be a Chamber
Partner to advertise your Member For info on
How Does My Business to Member Discounts. (This is not Hot Deals, log
Become a ChamberPartner? the same as Hot Deals). Member on to www.
The Committee looks for Members to Member Discounts are offered southkent.org
that provide services that benefit for as long as your business cares or contact the
WKACC Members at a discounted to run them for the low cost of only Chamber Office.
price that will help improve our $25.00 per month. 616-531-5990.
members’ profits by reducing their
expenses for items they need to run Your Member to Member Chamber Partners
Discount Package includes:
their business. A ChamberPartner
must also provide the Chamber • Advertising in My Business Seeking Committee
with another diverse source of Advocate for the month(s) the
discount applies.
Volunteers
non-dues revenue. Revenue earned
• A listing on the Chamber
through all ChamberPartner Plan to join us on 3rd Fridays
Programs helps keep your annual Website for the month(s) the
discount applies. - after your lunchtime
membership dues rates low.
• An email blast announcing your networking.
offer at the beginning of each
month the discount applies. We meet the 3rd Friday of Every
Month at 1pm. at the same location
Contact sue@southkent.org to as the 3rd Fridays! Networking
list your M2M Discount offer in Luncheon. Contact sue@southkent.
My Business Advocate and on the org if you would like to join us.
Chamber Website for only $25.00 per
month.
TAB offers business owners peer
advice, at a discounted rate, to Eagle Administrators
empower you and your
organization to achieve your ChamberPartner Jason Russell with Eagle Administrators offers a fully
business vision. insured limited benefit (mini-medical) group health insurance plan for both
full-time and part-time employees typically unable to access group health
TAB has been a ChamberPartner
coverage due to cost and/or eligibility. The plans offer quality coverage
since 2008 and recently renewed
on a guaranteed-issue basis and are affordable enough for virtually any
their partnership for another year.
employee.
The Alternative Board helps you
grow your business, make more Plans can be set-up on a 100% voluntary basis, costing the employer
money and work fewer hours. nothing! Supplemental Vision and Dental plans are also available.

Contact Carol Crawford at 616- Contact Jason Russell, Broker Director at
301-8081 or email her at carol@ jason@eagleadministrators.com. More info at www.
tabmichigan.com. eagleadministrators.com.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS

July 2009
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Staff Meetings 1 8:15a 2 3 Independence 4
on the Chamber Independence
Foundation Day Holiday
Thursday Observed Day Holiday
before 3rd 10a
Staff Meeting Chamber Office
Fridays! and Closed
on all other
Fridays at
10am

5 6 Noon 7 4p 8 9 10 8a 11
Gov Matters at Ambassadors @ PAC
the Chamber Main Street Pub
4p
Education
Comm No
Meeting in July

12 13 8a 14 15 8a
16 7:30a 1711:30a-1p 18
Gov Matters at Activation & CEO Exchange, 3rd Fridays!
Wyoming Retention 9a Pizzazz Banquet
City Hall 10a, Finance Business Center
11:30a, Growth 1p
Executive Chamber
Committee Partners

19 20 21 11 a
22 23 10 am 24 25
Santa Parade 3rd Fridays!
Committee Planning
Committee
11:30a
Board of
Directors
Meeting

26 27 28 29 30 31

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

August 2009
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Staff Meetings
on the
1
Thursday
before 3rd
Fridays! and
on all other
Fridays at
10am

2 3 Noon
4 4p 5 8:15a 8a
6 Recruiting 7 8
Gov Matters at Ambassadors @ Chamber
the Chamber Main Street Pub Foundation Committee
4p
Education
Comm @
Celebration
Cinema South

9 10 8a 11 12Activation
8a 13 14 8a 15
Gov Matters at & South Kent
Wyoming City Hall Retention PAC
10a, 9-11a SCORE
Finance 11:30a-1p
11:30a, 3rd Fridays!
Executive Pizzazz Banquet
Committee 1p Chamber
Partners

16 17 18 11a 19 20 7:30a
21 22
Santa Parade CEO Exchange,
Committee 9a Bus Growth
10 am 3rd Fri!
Committee
11:30a
Board of
Directors

23 24 25 26 27 28 29

30 31

Take the Benefits Challenge!
1) It would be beneficial to have an Employee Benefits plan that
‘ b e n e f i t e d ’ all employees - including our lower-paid hourly and
part-time staff at NO-COST to me, the employer.
TTrruuee // FFaallssee
2) I’d like our group health insurance rates to decrease by 40%
immediately and remain stable into the future.
TTrruuee // FFaallssee
Let us show you something new.
JJaassoonn A
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Ruusssseellll
Broker Director
(616) 490-0911 - direct
WKACC Chamber Partner
Jason@eagleadministrators.com
INFORMATION FOR BUSINESS
Pizzazz Banquet Center and Schnitz' Deli Team up for Monthly Networking
The WKACC 3rd Fridays! Exchange The WKACC's Most Popular
Luncheon Committee would like to Networking Event
invite you to our next 3 luncheons. "We are averaging 45 businesses at
each 3rd Fridays! Networking Event
Debra Bates, Choice Business with many new faces each time,"
Services has opened her new Committee Chair, Linda Singer
facility, Pizzazz Banquet Center informs the Advocate.
and has reserved it for our use
on the 3rd Friday in July, August Go to www.southkent.org to "Twice already in 2009 our
and September. We're excited download a Showcase Table numbers have topped 70 businesses
about this opportunity to show our application form or contact sue@ at one event. If you get one or two
membership this newly remodeled southkent.org or call 616-531- referrals for your $15 (member rate
facilty. 5990. w/early registration) lunchtime
investment, your lunch pays for
Schnitz' Deli will be catering each If you've recently won a free itself. YOUR business can't afford
month with their wonderful food. Business Showcase table or half- to miss these opportunties," Linda
We know the meal will be great price lunch, don't forget to let the warns.
and the room is perfect for open Chamber know when you'd like to
networking. We'll have lots of room use it. If your business isn't able to
for Showcase Tables but space is Showcase, consider placing your
filled on a first-come-first-served Mark you calendar for July 17, information on each chair for a
basis so get your reservation into August 21 and September 18 and minimal fee of only $15. This charge
the Chamber Office early. Each plan to attend all three networking is payable at the door the day of
Showcase gets a 6' table and two events at Pizzazz Banquet Center the event. Just let them know when
minutes of podium time to address and enjoy 3 different meals from you register that you will be paying
the group. Schnitz' Deli. to place info on the chairs.

Promote Your Brand at 3rd Fridays!
!!! FREE !!!
We Need bags with
YOUR Company Logo
We'll use them to package handouts at the 3rd Fridays!
Luncheons. Our members are leaving each month with
armloads of info and business cards. Make it easier
to get everything back to the office with your donation
of logo'd plastic or paper bags. No limit or minimum
number. We'll take 1 or 100.
Let them know who you are!

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For more information, contact Sue Bynum at 616-531-5990 or at Sue@southkent.org
AMBASSADORS COMMITTEE
Ambassadors Corner
July 2009 you based on information
What Exactly that is on file.
is a Chamber
You can always call the
Ambassador? Chamber office with updates,
questions or concerns.
Chamber Ambassadors
But by building a business
are an elite group of
relationship with your
seasoned Chamber Members who Regular visits are scheduled Ambassador you will open the
volunteer to help you strengthen once a year. doors to networking, branding and
the power of your business building You don't have to wait until your marketing opportunities specific
investment. six month anniversary to talk to to your business and give your
your Ambassador representative Ambassador a better opportunity to
Do you know who your Chamber but when they do call to schedule know your business.
Ambassador is? Every dues paying with you, they'll have updates for
member is assigned their own you as well as questions about how Encourage referrals, keep current
Ambassador representative to act you use YOUR membership and and build brand recognition by
as liaison to the Chamber Board ways we can improve our Chamber. working with your Chamber
and staff, the day their membership Ambassador.
is activated. They'll be able to update your
contact information, email Contact julie@southkent.org
Your Chamber Ambassador can addresses and individual interest to find our who your Chamber
talk to you about programs that areas and relay the information Ambassador is and give them a
need your support, events you to the office where your records call to say hello today. If it's been
shouldn't miss and how to make are kept. Keeping your records a while since you've seen or heard
the most of your dues investment. up to date with the Chamber is from them, isn't it about time you
important. Referrals are made for made a connection?

Estate Planning
Robert Haight Tuesday Show Your Family How Much
Senior Executive Officer July 28
th
You Care
950 28th Street, SE 6:30 to 7:30
Building E, Suite 102 pm Come join others who want the
Grand Rapids MI 49508 peace of mind provided by knowing
Phone: (616) 241-5383 Have you asked
Fax: (616) 241-5392 yourself these
their family is cared for after their
robert@applywithusstaffing.com questions: death or incapacity. We’ll discuss
Will my family and my many topics that can calm your
estate be protected
when I die? fears, such as:
Why do I need a will? How to make sure your property
Apply With Us Staffing! Do I need a trust?
We are a young
goes to who YOU want it to—not
who the government chooses.
couple with modest
assets, why do we Avoiding probate and the
need an estate plan? associated costs
What if we have Minimizing or eliminating estate
children?
Who will make taxes
medical and financial Providing for the care of your
decisions for me if I children
am unable? Providing for proper decision
making during incapacity
RSVP by July 24th Passing your business to the next
(no cost) generation in the most tax
Many WKACC Group Health Plans Ph: (616) 827-7596 advantageous way
to choose from. mike@lichtermanlaw.com Retaining control of your property
www.lichtermanlaw.com disposition for the maximum time
For you and your employees. Contact period.
Seminar Location
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and work and residential eligibility 1667 Wilson Ave SW
Michael G. Lichterman, Attorney
Grand Rapids MI 49544
requirements. 250 Monroe Ave SW, Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
28TH STREET METRO CRUISE

The Cruise Corner
Sign on to Volunteer - Days-of-Event Crews Needed
We are looking for day-of-event Cost to participate as a Metro
volunteers to do set-up, crowd Merchant depends on your
relations, traffic control, and clean Be a Metro membership status and business
up. Contact julie@southkent.org
if your company can offer some Merchant! location.

volunteer assistance for the largest • $100.00 - Chamber Members
car event in West Michigan. Help and Not-Yet-Members located in
will be needed on Thursday-Sunday, Your Business Name: the DDA District.
August 27-30. Volunteer for an hour, • will be posted on the 28th • $250.00 - All other Chamber
a day or for the weekend. Street Metro Cruise® Website Members
• will be posted in the Metro • $375.00 - All other Not-Yet
We'd especially like to thank Merchant Directory including Members
the Members of the Chamber your coupons and/or discounts
Education Committee, the Chamber • will be listed in the Day of Event Don't miss these opportunities to
Ambassadors and all the new Program get your business name in front of
members and not-yet-members that • will receive two 4X4 static cling more than 300,000 people during
have expressed an interest in getting Metro Merchant window decals the largest Car Event in West
involved. Final preparations are an invitation to attend a Seminar Michigan. Be a part of the 28th
getting underway for 2009 and plans entitled "Marketing My Business" at Street Metro Cruise®. Contact
are forming for 2010. one of three locations. the Chamber at 616-531-5990 or
email julie@southkent.org for more
Here is a partial list of the local information.
merchants that have become 2009 Official Metro Cruise Website Sponsor
Metro Merchants

• Klingman's, a Designs for
Living Company
• Southland Auto Wash Denise Hughes
• Flagstar Bank Phone (616) 451-2335 fax (616) 454-1250
• Gordon Food Service 6095 28th St SE, Ste 6, Grand Rapids MI 49546
• Consumers Energy Corp: 101 Washington St, Grand Haven, MI 49417
• Marge's Donut Den www/etooldevelopers.com
• Country Inn and Suites email: denisehughes@etooldevelopers.com
• Eagle security
• Howard Johnson's Citadel dropped the Green Flag...
• Holly's Back Door on radio advertising on Memorial
• Citadel Broadcasting Day 2009. Tune in today!
• Action Tire
• Toyota of Grand Rapids
• Real Pro Auto
• Wyoming DDA
• Your Business Could be Here! Event Radio Partner
Local Broadcasting from Citadel Broadcasting include
Be a part of the 28th Street Metro programming from WLAV-FM 97 Classic Rock, HOT
Cruise®. Contact the Chamber FM 105.3, WBBL Sports Radio, 1340 AM, Thunder
at 616-531-5990 or email julie@ Radio 94.5 FM and WKLQ at 107.3 FM. Additional
southkent.org for more information. Citadel Stations broadcast from Muskegon, Lansing,
Flint, Detroit and Saginaw.
PUT YOUR MEMBERSHIP TO WORK
The iTis Group Offers Valuable Tips
MEMBER NEWS AND NOTES
Member Spotlight Showcase Welcome New
Board Executives meet monthly and select
the outstanding volunteer and Committee for Your Members
Metro PCS, (734) 444-0206
their effort and results on behalf of WKACC.
Business - Stacy Sheler
Friday, July 17
June Volunteer of the
11:30 am to 1 pm
Sparrow Graphics, LLC, (616)
Month 453-2104 - Randy Brockman
Our first of three Luncheons at Pizzazz
Congratulations to Dan Access of West Michigan,
Banquet Center with catering by
Strock from Arrowaste
Schnitz' Deli. Members pay only $15 (616) 774-2175 - Bruce
on being named Volunteer
of the Month in June. Dan chaired with early registration. Not-yet-members Schlanderer
his first committee with this event and late member registration is still only Faro Screen Process,
$21.00
and did an outstanding job. (616) 914-3809 - Steven Graf
Showcase tables are available for July Member Note: Rob Wells
Despite a sluggish ecomony, the while they last. Reserve yours today is now with VantagePointe
successful outing fielded 58 golfers for only an additional $35.00. Financial, (616) 534-9623 ext.
and received many prize dontations
from members. Everyone had a great Contact sue@southkent.org for 164
day. Dan's leadership contributed to more information or download the
the final success of this event and application at www.southkent.org. Who Do You Know
was very much appreciated. Thank Register on-line and don't forget your That Should
you Dan! business cards!
Renewing Members
June Committee of the Month • The Grand Rapids Press • Express Signs
The 29th Annual South Kent • Travelodge • Hallas, Palaszek & Warber,
Swing Committee get the honors. • Mary Kay Cosmetics - Studrawa DDS, PC
• Klingman's-A Designs for Living • The Screen Print Department
Thank you for a fun, successful Company • The Villas at Rivertown
event and for arranging for perfect • Detail Technologies • Grand Rapids Appraisal
weather for golf! • Maple Hill Golf Course • *Macatawa Bank -
• Dan Strock - Chair, Arrowaste • *Animal Medical Center of Wyoming - 10 YEARS!
• Brent Holland, Chameleon Ltd. Wyoming - 25 YEARS! • *Pines Golf Course - 15
• Todd Duncan, Consumers • *Jacobus Auto Center of YEARS!
Energy Wyoming- 20 YEARS! • Boardwalk Subs
• Paul Bradshaw, International • Bruce Mannes Builder • Committee on Missionary
Minute Press Evangelism
• *Miner Supply Co, Inc - 15
• Jeff Salzwedel, Jeff Salzwedel & • Pet Vet Clinic
YEARS!
Jon Manion Agency, Inc • Ramada Plaza Hotel
• Basic Payroll Services
• Michael Lichterman, Lichterman • Gentit's Transport
• Southland Auto Wash
Law, PLC • Grandville Assembly of God
• Macatawa Bank - Cascade
• Norine M Mulvihill-Director, • Discount Tire Co.
• Kerkstra Portable Restroom
WKACC Board of Directors • Lighthouse Insurance Group
Service, Inc
• Chris Prins, NAI West Michigan Renew on Time
• Ida's Pastry Shoppe for Bonus Benefits from
• Matt Uhl, National City Bank
• Consumers Energy
• Julie Janes-Brown , Staff. Citadel Broadcasting!
• Whispering Springs Contact sue@southkent.org for
Condominium #1 details.
The committee would like to
thank everyone who enjoyed the
day, offered prizes to the golfers Member Milestones
and/or volunteered to help the Businesses listed on this page are marking a Member Milestone. Please
committee during the event. Our take the time to welcome new members and congratulate renewing
special thanks goes to the Chamber members, especially those celebrating an anniversary, on their continuing
Ambassadors for their support. support of YOUR Chamber of Commerce.
Brent Holland did a fanastic job of
organizing the volunteers! For more information on any of these members log on to www.southkent.
org and click on information request or call 616-531-5990 for more details.