Same Day Rewards Program Kicks Off Labor Day Weekend
Business owners who would like to expand the reach of their brand or product, while building stronger relationships with their peers, will have the opportunity to do so thanks to the Chamber’s new “Same Day Rewards Program.”
“Everyone loves a deal,” said Chamber trustee Jim Frazier, owner of Vincent J. Jewelers. “Discounts are great for driving customers into our stores.”
The Chamber’s new four-month cross promotion kicks off Labor Day weekend, as it rewards consumers for shopping local as the community heads back to school and prepares for the holidays.
Flash Back to 1989, as Renovation Work on China Garden Begins
When Larry Seurynck began power washing the front facade of China Garden, flashbacks to 1989 came to mind for Front Street business owners, who witnessed the initial wave of renovation work 31 years ago.
Larry was there too. And so was the Downtown Development Authority.
When contractor after contractor said they were booked for the next six to 12 months, Vickie Phillipson, DDA and Chamber of Commerce program director, asked Larry to come out of retirement. Who better to work on the property, owned by Zhen & Jenny Yang, than the person that once owned and originally renovated these two storefronts and three others on Front Street.
Deadline is Friday for New Grant Funding for Workplace Safety
As businesses are doing their best to protect customers, employees and communities, they’re not just winging it. Every decision has to be made with safety in mind and a new grant program will help them cover expenses to do so.
Applications are now available for the Michigan COVID-19 Safety Grant Program, a new initiative launched by the State of Michigan Labor and Economic Opportunity Department that will provide small businesses matching funds of up to $10,000 to decrease the risk of COVID-19 spread through safety and health-related equipment purchased and training in response to COVID-19.