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The Return of the Bay Area Chamber's Eye Opener

September 18, 2011       Leave a Comment
By: Julie McCallum,
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It was the first Eye Opener Breakfast of the season! Mike Seward, (Right) welcomed everyone back from the summer and of course with the traditional: "GOOD MORNING BAY CITY!"

Dr. Jean Goodnow, President, Delta College was guest speaker at The Bay Area Chamber Eye Opener Breakfast, Tuesday, September 13, 2011, held at 7:30 am at Bay Valley Resort.

This year Delta College celebrates 50 years. They opened in September of 1961. Goodnow, said, "The tuition back then was $8.00 per credit our, we had 2,633 students."

Goodnow, said, "Sixty-three percent of Delta graduates live in Bay, Midland or Saginaw counties and 87 percent live in Michigan." Goodnow, added, And 1 in 8 local residents have recently taken a class at Delta."

Studies show that Delta's economic impact is more than $385 million each year. Goodnow said, "We are thankful for the great partnerships we have and from the support from everyone who make it possible."

An Open House will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2011 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Tour the new sculptor walk that includes 16 sculptures and a water fountain.

Premier Sponsors of the 2011 Eye Opener Breakfast Series were Covenant HealthCare, Dow Corning Corp. & Financial Edge Community CU.

Chamber members who were unable to attend, could listen on who were streaming live and also ran the sound for the breakfast program.

Chamber members, enjoyed a delicious breakfast and reconnected and networked with fellow members.

Alice Gerard, Chair person for the Chamber, introduced and welcomed new Chamber members that included, Superior Custom Computers located at 3151 Shillair Drive in Bay City. And also The Chris Eby Agency Farm Bureau Insurance located at 702 Midland Road, in Auburn.

Next Eye Opener will be on October 4, 2011

The Return of the Chamber's Eye Opener, was held on September 13, 2011, at Bay Valley Resort.

(Above) Soapbox Presentation by Linda Russell, Bay City Times

Soapbox Presentation by Josh Sharrow, Last Choice Country Announces their Collin Raye Concert at the State Theater on September 22, 2011

(Above) Dave Duyck of Growers Choice Insurance. (Below) Duyck brought along a 3 foot Aflac Duck which was winning prize in a drawing that was held September 14th at their open house, located at 2880 E. Beaver Rd. in Kawkawlin.

Next Chamber Eye Opener will be on October 4, 2011. Call Cathy at the Chamber office to register 893-4567

The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce offers several ways for you to promote your business. With the Eye Opener Breakfast series starting Tuesday, September 13, we wanted to remind you of the opportunities at the breakfasts.

Call Cathy Koebke at 989.893.4567 to learn how you can get involved in these and other sponsorship and marketing opportunities.

Eye Opener Breakfast Sponsorship
Enjoy networking with other Chamber members over breakfast one Tuesday every month while learning about various topics. For your $375 investment, you receive: Ten tickets to the Eye Opener A three-minute presentation at one of the breakfasts Recognition in event signage, monthly event notices and in each of the ten programs Eye Opener Breakfast sponsorships run from January through December.

Eye Opener Breakfast Table Host (Annual)
Promote your business at the Eye Opener Breakfasts and specifically to those you?re seated with by being a Table Host. For only $150, your business will have representation at every Eye Opener Breakfast from September to June.

Benefits include: Signage at your table (please provide logo in a .jpg format). Opportunity to pass out your business information at your table. Great exposure to your business at an affordable cost. Verbal recognition during the program. Signage displayed every month from September to June! Open to any Chamber member. Limited spaces available.

Eye Opener Breakfast Booth Host (Monthly)
Get in front of an average of 225 business members at the Eye Opener Breakfast! Non-Profit Chamber members have the opportunity to host a booth at a specific breakfast. You are provided with a skirted display table and the opportunity to network with members before and after the breakfast. It's a great way to promote your upcoming fundraiser or event, or raise awareness about your organization and network. The price is only $50, so reserve your space today! Chamber member must be a 501c3 organization. Limited spaces available.

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