We are so thrilled to begin another great year at the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber of Commerce. I know that 2018 is going to be fantastic for the Downriver region. I hope you had a great Christmas and holiday season.
We saw the opening of some great Downriver businesses, including the gorgeous new location of Motif Jewelers inside Southland Center in Taylor, Wild Birds Unlimited in Woodhaven, OccMed Connect in Taylor, Clearwave Car Wash in Taylor, Downriver Food Express in Trenton, Downriver Nutrition in Taylor, the new Fiat Chrysler Mopar Parts Distribution Center in Romulus, and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt in Taylor. We are also looking forward to Advance Group’s grand opening in Southgate later this month. Downriver is truly booming and we are thrilled to be a part of the action.
We are looking forward to welcoming U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-12th District) as she gives her annual address to our Southern Wayne County business community at our first Legislative Forum of 2018. This exciting event is open to the public, includes lunch, and will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Crystal Gardens in Southgate. We have so many talented speakers planned for our 2018 Legislative and Business Forum Series, including David Lorenz, the creative mind behind the successful Pure Michigan campaign, on Monday, Feb. 26.
There are so many wonderful things taking place at the Chamber, and we hope you will take advantage of our new member benefits. We are thrilled to share our new partnership with the Service Core of Retired Executives. Together, we are launching a new mentorship program for small businesses and new entrepreneurs that will provide a free SCORE mentor to assist you in building a successful Downriver business. Your personal mentor will provide valuable guidance in writing a strong business plan, financial planning and so much more. This program is offered to SWCRC members free of charge. Contact our office today to learn more and to sign up at (734)284-6000.
You can check out our calendar of events for more information on Chamber events, including our popular and prestigious Black Tie Gala & Expo Feb. 16, and the delicious second annual Taste of Downriver in Downtown Trenton Aug. 14. The calendar of events is located on our website at www.SWCRC.com.
Make this New Year your best yet, and know that the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber and our staff are always ready to serve you.
Ron Hinrichs is president of the Southern Wayne Country Regional Chamber.