Chamber E-News & Events Vol. 40
March 26, 2012
321 E. Main Street, P.O. Box 10, Niles, MI 49120 Phone: (269)683-3720 FAX: (269)683-3722 Email: Chamber@nilesmi.com
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."
Wednesday, March 28
Niles Scrapbooking : Wednesday No Frills Crop
Saturday, March 31
Annual Easter Egg Hunt: Presented by Berrien County Civitan Club
Saturday, March 31
St. Mary’s Bazaar & Food Drive 9am-2pm
Saturday, March 31
Jewelry Making Class : Greater Michiana Healing Arts 1pm-3pm
Saturday, March 31
Your Business Needs Fans "It's All About Fans!" Facebook Workshop
Saturday, March 31
Fernwood Botanical Garden: Gardeners' Rummage Sale
Monday, April 9
South Bend Silver Hawks Opening Day ! 7:05pm
Friday, April 13
Ladies Night Out: Dinner Theater, The Story of Gomer 6:30pm Call 269-683-4403
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
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
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
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
Niles Burn Run
US 12 Heritage Route Garage Sale: New Buffalo to Detroit-through Niles
Berrien County Youth Fair
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
Santaâ€™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
Chamber Ambassador Meeting 8:30am
BNI-Biznet Meets at the Chamber Building 7am Visit www.bni-mi.com for More Info
St. Boniface Evangelical Lutheran Church 9:30am
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3rd Street Pizzeria, located at 114 N. 3rd Street in Downtown Niles Now offers FREE Wi-Fi Check out their new dining room and $3 Lunch Specials! 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.
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Greater Michiana Healing Arts Center 109 North 3rd Street, Niles, MI 49120 (269)687-8865 email@example.com www.innerjourneyhealingartscenter.com Jewelry Making Class Saturday, March 31st from 1pm-3pm $10 deposit which you get back to buy supplies needed for your project. Call to Reserve Your Space! ___________________________________ Your Business Needs Fans "It's All About Fans!" Facebook Workshop Saturday, March 31st from 9:30 -12:00 Trine University, 4101 Edison Lakes Parkway, Mishawaka, IN To Register Call Karen Bachert 574.344.8895 www.YourBusinessNeedsFans.com
Berrien County Civitan Club will be holding itsâ€Ś
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 31st promptly at 12 noon Riverfront Park, Downtown, Niles, MI 49120 They ask Merchants to help with this project, whether it is stuffing plastic eggs with WRAPPED candy, small prizes, or monetary donations so that they can purchase the candy for the eggs.* Whatever you can offer will be greatly appreciated! Contact Annie Chapman, Chairman, Berrien County Civitan at 683-1632 *They will need all donations by March 29, and ask that you please mark on each bag how many eggs the bag contains.
2012 COMMUNITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
REACHING the S TA R S Celebrating the volunteers and projects
that build a strong, caring community
COME CELEBRATE WITH US! Thursday, April 19, 2012 | 4:30â€“6:00 pm Lake Michigan College Mendel Center
Doors open at 4 pm for refreshments, fun and networking
Find reservation and nomination forms at volunteerswmi.org Deadline for nominations: March 23rd, 2012
Volunteer Center of Southwest Michigan
Sponsors: Berrien Community Foundation, Chemical Bank, Lake Michigan College Conference & Event Services, Midwest Family Broadcasting, Michigan Gateway Community Foundation, Niles Service League & community members like you
CITY OF NILES COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT NOTIFICATIONS
The City of Niles is currently contacting organizations, agencies, churches and other groups who would like to be part of our Community Involvement Notification Program. The Community Involvement Notification program will provide emails to area groups, organizations, churches etc., regarding vacancies on committees and boards, new jobs posted to the Cityâ€™s website, requests for volunteers and other information to keep our community aware of opportunities for involvement in municipal and decision-making activities that affect our community. This service is not intended for individual email accounts, but rather to those groups who can distribute the information to itâ€™s members, clients or customers to reach a broad segment of the community. If your group would like to receive Community Involvement Notifications, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the name of your group, the approximate number of members/clients and one email address to receive Community Involvement Notifications for posting or distribution. Only those groups, agencies or organizations that sign up will receive these email notifications. Your help in keeping our community informed is appreciated.
St. Mark’s Catholic Church TOM RASLER INSURANCE AGENCY, LLC
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
(269) 687-6274 Email: email@example.com M-F 8:30 AM -5:30 PM Saturdays by Appointment MEMBERSHIP AUTO – HOME – LIFE INSURANCE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMERCIAL - BUSINESS
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Call 269-683-3720
Zeta Theta Niles chapter of Psi Iota Xi Fundraiser Sunday, April 29th Noon-3pm Held at Joey Armadilloâ€™s $10.00 per person: Open to Everyone! www.psiiotaxi.org For More Information Contact: Deborah Bookout (269)687-6274 email@example.com Maggie Sevison firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.innerjourneyhealingartscenter.com 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 www.exposinggreatness.com Or Call (269)683-3720 for More Info
Register Your Business Today! Want to share a booth space to save on cost? You Can! Early Bird Special in Progressâ€Ś Register Before April 1st and get $25 off Sponsored By
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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 Southwestern Michigan College In The Bend Volunteer Center of Southwest Michigan Donâ€™t See Your Events Calendar? Send it in!! Do you have an event or public service announcement ?
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How to Write Your Family History
Golf for Beginners
Are you a genealogist who has spent countless hours in libraries, cemeteries, and courthouses looking for “your people?” Do you (or your family) think reading pedigree charts and family group sheets is about as interes ng as reading the nutri onal ingredients on a box of cereal? Do you have ZILLIONS of s cky notes in your head with family stories wai ng to be wrien but don’t have the foggiest idea where to start? Then YOU need to Write Your Family History!
A course of instruc on for beginning and intermediate golfers, teaching golf rules, e quee, and terminology at our beau ful neighbor, Orchard Hills Country Club. The beginner will learn the proper grip, stance, swing posture, and purpose of the various golf clubs. For intermediate players, the course will cover chipping, using a variety of “approach” shots including the “lob” shot, as well as solu ons for “hooking” and “slicing.” Fridays, April 20-May 25, 6:00-7:00 pm Orchard Hills Country Club, 2841 Niles-Buchanan Rd, Buchanan Cost is $49
Saturday, April 14 , 9:00-11:00 am, Room 109 Cost is FREE
Go Organic! Have you been gardening using inorganic fer lizers and pes cides but have wondered what all the organic hype is about? Are you new to gardening and want to start growing organically? Come ﬁnd out the facts, not the ﬁc on of organic growing. Join MSU hor culturist, Stacy Rocklin, as she shows how organic growing works in nature. A9er all, have you ever heard of fer lizing the forests with blue fer lizer? See what the gardener’s role in organic growing is and what the soil and plants do where we can’t see them at work.
How Your Body Works The human body is an amazing mechanism! Our awareness of its structure and func on is usually limited to what we can see in the mirror. You will learn what is on the inside of and what it is doing in there. What are those funny noises? Why does alcohol make the room spin? Your instructor has taught anatomy and physiology for years, but will present the informa on in a light-hearted, non-technical manner. Appropriate for home-schoolers.
Saturday, April 21, 9:00-11:00 am, Room 109 Cost is FREE
Saturday, April 28, 9:00-11:00 am, Room 109 Cost is FREE
How to Make Glass Beads Glass beads can be intricate or simple, fragile or chunky, but they are always unique. Over this two-week series you’ll begin to learn how to work with the glass to make beau ful and personal crea ons. Par cipants should wear plain coon clothes and closed-toe shoes. Be prepared to stand and work with a torch. Cau on: addic ve. Saturdays, May 12-19, 9:00-11:00 am, Room 109 Cost is $50
Published on Mar 27, 2012
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