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Chamber E-News & Events Vol. 41

April 9, 2012

321 E. Main Street, P.O. Box 10, Niles, MI 49120 Phone: (269)683-3720 FAX: (269)683-3722 Email:

Mission Statement: "To provide a positive leadership role in our Community and using Chamber resources to promote our Member Businesses while developing new Business growth."

Monday, April 9

South Bend Silver Hawks Opening Day ! 7:05pm

Tuesday, April 10

Leadership Summit: 9am-2pm MCSC

Friday, April 13

Ladies Night Out: Dinner Theater, The Story of Gomer 6:30pm Call (269)683-4403

Saturday, April 14

Zumbathon in Honor of Raleigh: Family Benefit 10pm – midnight Niles-Buchanan YMCA

Thursday, April 19

Volunteer Center of SWMI Presents 2012 Community Achievement Awards!

Saturday, April 21

Niles Community Gardens “Run to Grow 5K”

Saturday, April 21

St. Marks Catholic Church : TRIVIA NIGHT!

Wednesday, April, 25

GRAND OPENING! Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Wednesday, April 25

Business After Hours Co-Hosted by Holiday Inn Express & Suites & Four Flags Area Council on Tourism

Wednesday, April 25

Michigans Economy: Where Are We Going? LWV at Fernwood Botanical

Sunday, April 29

Zeta Theta Niles chapter of Psi Iota Xi Fundraiser at Joey Armadillos

Thursday, May 3

GRAND OPENING! Ribbon Cutting 3pm & Open House! Olfactory Hue Bistro & Catering

Saturday, May 5

1st Anniversary OPEN HOUSE Celebration! Greater Michiana Healing Arts Center

Sunday, May 6

Niles Service League: Charity Golf Outing

Sunday, May 6

The Launch: Open House at Michiana Christian Service Camp. FREE Event!

Thursday, May 9

EXPOsing Greatness! 3rd Annual Business Expo

Friday, May 10

Spring Senior Adult Celebration: at Michiana Christian Service Camp

Friday, May 11

National Public Garden Day: Fernwood Botanical Gardens

Saturday, May 12

Stamp Out Hunger- Salvation Army-Niles Food Drive

Saturday, May 12

National Train Day: Amtrak Station in Niles

Saturday, May 19

The Niles Garden Club and the Four Flags Garden Club Annual Plant Sale at Front and Main Streets - 8:30 - 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 23

Business After Hours: Hosted By Tom Rasler Insurance Agency, LLC @ Signal Pointe

Thursday, May 24

Niles Bensidoun French Market & Artisan Faire OPENS

May 25-28

Memorial Day Weekend Family Camp: at Michiana Christian Service Camp

May 31-June 3

10th Annual Niles Bluegrass Festival

Friday, June 22

Art in Motion- Downtown Niles

Wednesday, June 27

Business After Hours: Hosted by Lakeland Health Care

Tuesday, July 3

July 4th Fireworks Celebration in Niles

Monday, July 9

Chamber Golf Outing - Four Flags Area Chamber of Commerce

July 14-15

Niles Burn Run

July 21-22

Niles-Buchanan Relay-For-Life

August 2-5

Niles Riverfest

August 10-12

US 12 Heritage Route Garage Sale: New Buffalo to Detroit-through Niles

August 13-18

Berrien County Youth Fair

August 11-12

Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project: OPEN HOUSE

Friday, August 24

Fernwood Botanical Garden Susan Johnston Photo Exhibit

Wednesday, August 29

Business After Hours: Hosted by Chemical Bank @ Riverfront Cafe

Aug 31-Sept 3

Labor Day Weekend Family Camp at Michiana Christian Service Camp

Monday, Sept 3

Labor Day 5K Run at Michiana Christian Service Camp

Wednesday, Sept 12

Fall Senior Adult Celebration at MCSC

Wednesday, Sept 26

Business After Hours: Hosted by Teachers Credit Union and TCU Insurance

September 27 -30

Four Flags Area Apple Festival

Wednesday, October 24

Business After Hours: Hosted by United Federal Credit Union

Saturday, October 27

Niles District Library Costume Contest & DT Niles Safe Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, November 17

Santa’s Arrival @ Riverfront Park 11am

Saturday, November 24

Holiday Homecoming: Downtown Niles

Saturday, December 1

Hometown Christmas Event! 4:30pm to 6pm at the Historic Amtrak Depot, Niles

Wednesday, December 5

Holiday Business After Hours: Hosted by Fifth Third Bank at OHCC

Monthly Meetings Held at the FFA Chamber of Commerce Building, 321 E. Main Street, Niles 2nd Tuesday

General Board of Directors Meeting at the Chamber Building 4pm

2nd Thursday

Chamber Ambassador Meeting 8:30am

Every Thursday

BNI-Biznet Meets at the Chamber Building 7am Visit for More Info

Every Sunday

St. Boniface Evangelical Lutheran Church 9:30am

Don’t See Your Event Listed Here? Send it In! Please include Date, Time, Location, Description & Contact FREE Service For Our Members

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Four Flags Area Chamber of Commerce

The New 2012 Business Directory & 2012 Window Decal will be delivered in the month of April!

Conference Space is Now Available at the Four Flags Area Chamber of Commerce 321 E. Main Street, Niles, MI 49120 Our Meeting Room Comfortably Seats up to: 51 People: Lecture Style (no Tables) 30 People: Classroom Style (with Tables) Special Discounts for Members Members may use the meeting room once yearly at no cost. Afterwards the following rates apply Members Non-Members 2 Hours or Less: $30 $45 4 Hours (half day) $45 $60 8 Hours (full day) $75 $90 A discount will apply if using the meeting room on a continuing basis Includes the use of kitchen, restrooms, free Wi-Fi , white board and free parking.

For More Information Ph. (269)683-3720 or EM:

Michiana Christian Service Camp 7383 Steinbauer Road- Niles (269) 683-4403

GRAND OPENING & RIBBON CUTTING! Pizza Transit (269)684-6600 Now open in their new location at 215 E. Main Street in Downtown Niles Now Offering Dine-In, Carry Out & Delivery! View the Menu at Check Out Their FB Specials!

For 25 years Pizza Transit has been providing Niles, MI with great, homemade pizza. Their story began in 1987 when Mike Vogel followed his dreams and opened Pizza Transit. Family recipes for sauce, dough, and bread have given them the reputation for outstanding food. Since purchasing the business from her father, Sarah Brittin has put her own spin on things adding wings, salads, pasta bakes and calzones. They pride themselves on using the freshest ingredients possible and offering creative, handtossed pizzas. They've won numerous awards over the years including Best Place to Work, Best Restaurant, Best Customer Service, and Best Pizza. They are passionate about pizza and love sharing that passion with you!


TRIVIA NIGHT April 21, 2012

Tom Rasler, Agency Principal Debbie Bookout, Producer

St. Mark Parish Hall 3 North 19th Street, Niles, MI

1914 S. 11thStreet Belle Plaza Niles, MI 49120

For Reservations Contact St. Mark Parish 269-683-8650


Doors open at 6PM. Game starts promptly at 7PM. $100 per table, up to 10 players per table Grand Prize - $250 to winning table! $100 to second place table! Public Welcome The Game: Play as a table giving answers to 10 questions from 10 miscellaneous categories. Tables: Bring tailgating food to share at your table. Cash Bar serving beer, wine, sodas and water. To be a Sponsor: Create a round of trivia for $35 and your business’ name can be prominently seen by hundreds of inquisitive intellectuals throughout the round.

Business After Hours Networking Co-Hosted by

Holiday Inn Express & Suites and Four Flags Area Council on Tourism

Wednesday, April 25th , 2012 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1000 Moore Drive, Niles, MI 49120 Networking * Appetizers * Cash Bar * Door Prizes * 50/50 Drawing * Fun * Fun * Fun * Cost: $5/Chamber Members or $10/Non-Members

Please RSVP to: or Call 269-683-3720

Happy 30th Anniversary Niles Dairy Queens Locations: 322 Grant Street (269)683-7346 1445 Oak Street (269)683-5852

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Zeta Theta Niles chapter of Psi Iota Xi Fundraiser Sunday, April 29th Noon-3pm Held at Joey Armadillo’s $10.00 per person: Open to Everyone! For More Information Contact: Deborah Bookout (269)687-6274 Maggie Sevison

Greater Michiana Healing Arts Center

1st Anniversary Open House Celebration! Saturday, May 5th from 2pm - 5pm 109 North 3rd Street, Niles, MI 49120

(269)687-8865 Drinks, Hor d'oeuvres, and Entertainment! Open to the Public

3rd Annual Business Expo

Save the Date! May 9, 2012 from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. Lake Michigan College -Bertrand Crossing 1905 Foundation Dr., Niles, MI 49120 The EXPOsing Greatness business expo shines a light on Niles/Buchanan businesses serving the greater Michiana area. The EXPO provides opportunity to network, see new products, meet new suppliers, attend free mini-seminars and sample delicious food from local restaurants and eateries. Admission is Free. Cash Bar, Door Prizes, Raffles, Giveaways and much More! Visit Or Call (269)683-3720 for More Info

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Events Include: Open Houses, Fundraisers, Community Events, Networking Events, Seminars, Anniversaries & More!

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Links to:

Member Calendar of Events Chamber Calendar City of Niles Michiana Christian Service Camp Niles Daily Star Niles District Library Niles Main Street Four Flags Area Council on Tourism Fernwood Botanical Garden Lake Michigan College Bertrand Community Ed South Bend Silver Hawks Baseball Southwestern Michigan College In The Bend Volunteer Center of Southwest Michigan Don’t Seehave Your Events it in!! ? Do you an event or Calendar? public service Send announcement Call WSMK 99.1 (269)683-4343

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