Calendar of Events - Coldwater Chamber of Commerce
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Events available for Registration...

Icefest 2018
01/27/18 - 01/27/18
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Regional Speed Networking
01/30/18
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65th Annual Community Awards Dinner
03/08/18
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Events in the next 365 days...
DateEvent
01/20/18
Branch District Library Tweens Robotics

Kids aged 10-12 can join us at the Branch District Library in the meeting room for some food, and a fun hands on robotics fun with Ben Miller from the Bracnh Area Career Center.  Don't miss out on this fun event

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01/24/18
Intro to Life Coaching

Do you want to live a happier, more fulfilling life? Do you have areas in your life you would like to improve, but just don't know how to get started? Life coaching could be for you!
Join us in one of these Introduction to life coaching classes and find out what it is all about, and how it can help you to take control and improve your life and mental well being. 

Cost is just $15.00, or 2/ $20 and includes a complimentary DVD about the law of attraction. After the class you will decide if you would like to continue on with the 7 week course.

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01/27/18
5th Annual Feed the Heart Craft Show

Find something special for that special someone during our CRAFT SHOW to be held at the coach eby center located on the corner of S Clay St & US/12.
 
Giveaways... show up with a can good or any food to give to our local food pantry and get a 5 free tickets to enter to win a giveaway!  Buy $5 or more at a vendors table and get 2 more free tickets.  Every $1 donated gets two free tickets for giveaways.
 
First 50 customers get a goodie bag with 10 winning prizes. 

FREE ADMISSION.

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01/27/18
Icefest 2018

Coldwater's Annual Icefest will bring Downtown Coldwater to life as we "Sail the Seven Seas".

Stroll the sidewalks to see over 20 pirate-themed custom carved ice blocks, vote for your favorite during the people's choice soup cook-off.  Stop and see live ice carvings, join in kids activities, a pub crawl and live tribute band at Tibbits Opera House.


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01/27/18
Branch District Library Kids' Place Events

Arrgh, matey.  Join us in the Branch District Library Kids' Place in Coldwater when you need a warm up from Ice Fest for some pirate-themed crafts & story, then head back out and see the awesome ice sculptures

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01/27/18
Best of the Eagles, The Eagles Tribute Band



Best of the Eagles, the Eagles Tribute Band, will take the stage Jan. 27 during Coldwater’s Ice Festival Weekend. This salute to these classic rock and roll legends will also feature an “On your feet” section. The Best of the Eagles features veteran musicians from central New Jersey and is one of the premiere tribute shows around – guaranteed to rock the audience!

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01/27/18
Film Night - North By Northwest

Come watch the 1959 thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock on The Franke Center's big screen. Starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint.  Enjoy  a martini, beer or wine from the Lobby Bar.

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01/30/18
Regional Speed Networking


Experience networking on a different level!  Speed Networking has emerged as a variation of traditional business networking activities for meeting people. It is a structured and fast-paced networking event allowing participants to interact with others in a series of brief one-on-one information exchanges

How It Works 

With all participants seated in a small group, the SPEED NETWORKING sessions will begin. During each fast paced session, participants will be given 1.5 minutes to introduce themselves and their business to the group.  Then participants will sit in a different group with different contacts and repeat the process.  During the event, participants will share business cards, history and offer new contacts with valuable information about their business. For example:
 
  • Who do you know that might need their services?
  • Who has a similar client base and might like to exchange client leads with them?
  • How might each company do business with one another?
  • Can you introduce them to anyone who can help them?

Plan Ahead

So you can make the most of your time at our events, we have prepared a few ideas to help you get your pitch just right. Its not difficult, all you have to do is give a little thought to each of these aspects.
 
  • Know your business, and know it well;
  • Be able to describe what you do and who you do it for in a few clear sentences; and
  • Know what you want and need from networking and what you have to offer.

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02/01/18
Chamber Ambassador Meeting

Chamber Ambassador are volunteers from the community that serve on welcome committees, help with membership campaigns and act as public liasons related to networking/social events sponsored by the chamber.

All members are welcome to contact us to find out more or join us in the Chamber Conference Room on the first Thursday of each month!

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02/02/18
 -02/03/18
Values in Action 2018 Anti-Racism Conference

St. Mark's Church is hosting a live-streaming anti-racism conference from Trinity Institute Wall Street.  Authors, poets, priests, and political strategists will speak on the topics of healing racism and social justice.  The conference begins Friday evening at 6:30, and reconvenes on Saturday morning.  The public is invited to register.
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02/03/18
Winter Blues Fest - Harper and Midwest Kind

Harper and Midwest Kind headline this evening of Blues music, with opener Marshall's own Jake Kershaw Band on the mainstage


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02/07/18
Apartments at Sauk Trail Grand Opening

Grand Opening/Open House for the Apartments at Sauk Trail in Coldwater.
The clubhouse is officially complete and construction is wrapping up on our last few buildings. We are excited to share our progress and community with the community of Coldwater. 

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02/15/18
The Power of Social Media and Pure Michigan Business Tools

Learn how to use the power of Social Media to grow your business with Two Six Digital, during the first session. The second session we welcome you attend will teach how you can give your business and events a prescence with Pure Michigan!
 
This business enrichment event is presented by:
Coldwater Country Confrence and Visitors Bureau. 

More information to Follow! **

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02/17/18
Classic Films Series: Sci-Fi Fun


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02/20/18
First Responders Celebration, After Business Hours

Together with ProMedica the Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us for an evening of gratitude for our area frist responders. 

**More information to follow

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02/24/18
Comedy Night - Heywood Banks

Heywood Banks is simply one-of-a-kind, almost impossible to describe, with a style his very own. Equal parts genius and buffoon, this songwriter-comic-singer-poet-musician has become a cult hero and a pop icon, with a show that appeals to college students, stoners, businessmen, yuppies, rednecks, punks, kids or your grandmother. Heywood intersperses his humorous observations of life with twisted, inventive, bizarre songs, sung and played in a variety of styles, from folk, to country to rock to pop, and way beyond.


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03/01/18
Chamber Ambassador Meeting

Chamber Ambassador are volunteers from the community that serve on welcome committees, help with membership campaigns and act as public liasons related to networking/social events sponsored by the chamber.

All members are welcome to contact us to find out more or join us in the Chamber Conference Room on the first Thursday of each month!

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03/08/18
65th Annual Community Awards Dinner

The 65th Annual Community Awards is an evening where the Chamber honors community members in 5 categories, 
Citizen of the Year
Educator of the Year
Business of the Year
Outstanding Public Servant or Professsional
Outstanding Organization or Community Program

Public is welcome, tickets are $35/each  or a corporate table for 8 is $300. 
Tickets can be purchased online through the Chamber Website, www.coldwaterchamber.com or contacting the office. 

 

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03/10/18
Classic Films Series: Abbott & Costello Comedy


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03/17/18
5th Annual Coldwater Comedy Fest



This annual stand-up comedy event has become a great escape from the winter blues. It features three comics and plenty of laughs!

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03/22/18
Leadership 101, Presented by Trine University

Developing strong leaders is natural for some, but others need professional development and building confidence. This workshop shares insight into leadership behaviors and attracting followers. 

**More information & registration to follow! 

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04/05/18
Chamber Ambassador Meeting

Chamber Ambassador are volunteers from the community that serve on welcome committees, help with membership campaigns and act as public liasons related to networking/social events sponsored by the chamber.

All members are welcome to contact us to find out more or join us in the Chamber Conference Room on the first Thursday of each month!

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04/10/18
Chamber 101

Are you getting the most out of your current membership, or are you curious what joining the Chamber can do for your business.... 
Then this is the class for you! 

Some topics covered in this business enrichment will be;
Landing page creation and use (It's FREE)
Event hosting / Sponsoring
System log in and use
Advertising
Chamber Chat Program
Chamber Check Program (Promotes Shop Local Campaign!)
Ambassador Program
Membership Levels and Value

**Additional information and registraion to follow! 

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04/14/18
Classic Films Series: Hitchcock Night


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05/03/18
Chamber Ambassador Meeting

Chamber Ambassador are volunteers from the community that serve on welcome committees, help with membership campaigns and act as public liasons related to networking/social events sponsored by the chamber.

All members are welcome to contact us to find out more or join us in the Chamber Conference Room on the first Thursday of each month!

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05/26/18
Classic Films Series: John Wayne's Way


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06/07/18
Chamber Ambassador Meeting

Chamber Ambassador are volunteers from the community that serve on welcome committees, help with membership campaigns and act as public liasons related to networking/social events sponsored by the chamber.

All members are welcome to contact us to find out more or join us in the Chamber Conference Room on the first Thursday of each month!

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06/23/18
Cheetah Chase 2018

JUNE 23, 2018

It’s the Cheetah Chase – the most unique race event in the state where runners can take the scenic route to “Africa” and back as the kangaroos, giraffe, and cheetahs all wonder what your hurry is! Choose the Gazelle Gallop or Sloth Walk – a 5K pace for every age and ability.

About the Cheetah Chase Course
The Binder Park Zoo Cheetah Chase 5K course has a variety of surfaces including asphalt, brick, boardwalk, crushed rock, and grass. There is a combination of up hills, down hills, tight turns and flat stretches throughout the course. Native Michigan woodlands are in abundance along with a wide variety of zoo animals to catch your eye. Highlights also include panoramic views of the African savannah with herds of giraffe, zebra, antelope, and more. This is a truly unique venue for a 5K event.


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07/13/18
Corks for Conservation - Wine Event

Enjoy the Zoo after-hours with live music, delicious hors-d'oeuvres, a silent auction, live animal presentations, a complimentary Corks for Conservation wine glass and of course wine and beer from several Michigan based artisans, all while helping conserve endangered wildlife.

Friday, July 13, 2017
6pm to 10pm
Adults Only (21 and older)


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08/09/18
Tour de Zoo (Binder Park Zoo)

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Ride your bike through the Zoo and enjoy two “hydration stations” with samplings of New Belgium Brewing’s Slow Ride. Then join us for carousing and merriment in the Zoo picnic area where you will enjoy a variety of New Belgium Brewing Company beers, live music, games, giveaways, and feast on tasty post-ride treats expertly crafted and available for purchase at the SSA grillin’ station!

The course has a variety of surfaces including asphalt, brick, boardwalk, crushed rock, and grass. There is a combination of up hills, down hills, tight turns and flat stretches throughout the course. Native Michigan woodlands are in abundance along with a wide variety of zoo animals to catch your eye. Highlights also include panoramic views of the African savannah with herds of giraffe, zebra, antelope, and more. This is a truly unique venue for a bike ride. (Bikes wider than 40” and taller than 84” will have difficulty navigating the course.) This event is for everyone, but please no tricycles or training wheels due to the difficulty of the course. ID’s will be checked for all beer drinkers.

 

 


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08/31/18
Sunset on Savanna (Binder Park Zoo)

The ultimate night out begins with exclusive use of the zoo for you and your sweetheart for two hours. Stroll the grounds at your own pace before making your way to the International Depot to travel by tram to Wild Africa! The mood is set as giraffe, zebra and antelope greet you just as the sun slowly sinks behind the savanna. Enjoy live music in the African Village and head down the trail to the African Painted Dogs and Lions while enjoying an elegant strolling dining experience, along with select wines and brews, catered by the Executive Chef of Taste of the Wild! And for a premium, a limited number of guests can extend the experience with an overnight stay with amenities in their own Tented Camp! Awaken in the morning to coffee and breakfast while you watch the animals descend upon the savanna.


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10/13/18
Bonteboktoberfest (Beer Fest)

Binder Park Zoo

Bonteboktoberfest- Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Set inside the zoo after hours, this popular beer tasting festival uniquely showcases over forty of Michigan’s finest craft microbreweries (ciders, meads and wines, too).  Event–goers will enjoy a menu of “beer-centric” small bite food pairings included in the ticket price. As part of the admission price, each guest receives a souvenir Bonteboktoberfest tasting glass, 12 drink tickets and “small bite” food pairings.  Additional drink vouchers are available for purchase if your glass runs dry as well as food truck menu choices for the bigger appetites.

Bonteboktoberfest is a fundraising event named for the bontebok, a rare species of antelope found in the Western Cape Area of South Africa and in Wild Africa at Binder Park Zoo.  The bontebok is a Species Survival Plan (SSP) animal through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).  Proceeds from Bonteboktoberfest help support zoo operations. Binder Park Zoo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that receives no tax funding.


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10/18/18
 -10/28/18
ZooBoo (Binder Park Zoo)

ZooBoo 2017 kicks off with the annual Pumpkin Carve on Tuesday, October 16, from 4-7 pm under the Pine picnic pavilion.  Free to the public, pumpkins, carving tools and refreshments are all provided –guests need only bring their imagination to carve a jack-o-lantern masterpiece that will be displayed inside the zoo!

ZooBoo runs October 18-21 & 25-28; Thursday and Friday 4-8 pm and Saturday and Sunday 1-8pm (closed Monday through Wednesday).  Admission is $9 per person for zoo members and $10 for non-members and may be purchased at the gate.  Admission includes unlimited train, carousel and hayrides, the Trick-or-Treat Trail, life-size games, and the Wild Science Zone with six spooky learning themes. Guests can also enjoy a series of exciting stage shows at the Wildlife Discovery Theater including magic acts, Imagination Station, DJ Dance Party and more.  The Boo-ville Carnival is back (.25 per ticket or $1 for 5) and paintball ($5 per game), too.  Costumes are encouraged as well as bringing your own trick-or-treat container.


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