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Events available for Registration...

Chamber 101 Training
04/25/18
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Spring Hiring Blitz
05/09/18
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Strawberryfest 2018
06/16/18
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Applefest 2018
09/15/18
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Events in the next 365 days...
DateEvent
05/09/18
 -05/09/18
Spring Hiring Blitz


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04/19/18
Branch County Republican Party Executive Committee Meeting

Regular monthly meeting.  Meeting in conference rooms 1 & 2.

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04/25/18
Chamber 101 Training

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

LIMITED TO 11 SPOTS



 

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04/27/18
Branch County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner

Branch County Republican Party
123rd Annual Lincoln Day Dinner
Friday, April 27th 2018
Dearth Community Center
235 E. Garfield Rd., Coldwater, MI
Featuring Ron Weiser, Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party
5:30 pm Reception (requires membership contribution)
6:30 pm Dinner & Program

Tickets order form available at website:  www.branchgop.org

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04/27/18
Branch County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner

The 2018 Lincoln Day Dinner is scheduled for Friday evening, April 27.  This year's dinner promises to be another enjoyable, fun evening for everyone who attends.  

Location:          Dearth Center
                         Garfield Road
                         Coldwater, MI 49036

Time:               5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Pre-Dinner Reception (Requires membership contribution)
                        6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Dinner & Program

Keynote Speaker:       Ron Weiser, Chair, Michigan Republican Party                 
  
Additional Speakers:               Congressman Tim Walberg
                                                State Senator Mike Shirkey
                                                State Representative Eric Leutheuser
                                                           
Master of Ceremonies            Tim Hart Haberl

Ticket order form available on website:  branchgop.org

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04/28/18
Money Smart for Tweens

Tweens ages 10-12 can join us at the Branch District Library Kids' Place floor on Saturday., April 28th @10:30 for learning about and looking at coin collections, doing some coin experiments, and enjoying some food. Don't miss out on the fun!


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05/01/18
Social Media Secrets for Small Business

Confused by all the online options for marketing? In this workshop, you’ll finally understand the potential for building your brand online. Learn which platforms are best for your business and how your team can create & implement a successful social media strategy without having to hire it out.

Takeaways:

  • Develop clear & consistent key messaging
  • Identify the perfect platforms for your business
  • Focus on your audience
  • Create a content calendar
  • Build a Social Media Strategy
  • Gain confidence in managing social media

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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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05/05/18
Traveling Tales-The Netherlands

Traveling Tales at the Branch District Library in Coldwater has another exciting event planned.  We are going to experience The Netherlands through food, craft, speaker Johanna Hordijk of the Netherlands, art project, and we have give-aways and prize drawing from the Holland Are Visitors Bureau.  Must register online at the branchdistrictlibrary.org beginning April 16.  Ages 4-12 are welcome to join us on Saturday, May 5th from 10:30 am til Noon  on the Kids' Place floor of the Branch District Library.  Program sponsored by Coldwater Kiwanis Club


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05/12/18
 -05/13/18
31st Coldwater Swap Meet and Car Show

The 31st Swap Meet & Car Show
We have Cars, Motor Cycles, Craft Vendors, Parts Vendors, Children's activities, & Great Food!!  There is something for everyone. 
 
Thanks,
Dale Parshall
President CSMCS Inc

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05/31/18
After Hours Opening of Ancestral Acres Event Space and Wedding Venue

A SPECIAL AFTER HOURS RIBBON CUTTING
TO CELEBRATE THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF
ANCESTRAL ACRES EVENT SPACE & WEDDING VENUE.   

Date: Thursday, May 31st
Time: 4:30-7:30 PM
Location: 1063 Holmes Road
                  Bronson, Mi

AN OPPORTUNITY AT THIS EVENT FOR CHAMBER BUSINESSES TO SHOWCASE THEIR BUSINESS AT THIS MULTI COUNTY EVENT

CALL 309-657-2563 TO RESERVE YOUR FREE BOOTH!  Ancestral Acres Lodge is pleased to help local businesses in Branch County to connect and promote their specialties at this event

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06/01/18
How to Buy, Value or Sell a Business

Join this in-depth discussion about the process of buying, valuing and selling a business. Learn about the available resources which may be utilized to reduce the friction throughout the process. Learn best practices and real world examples of how you or your clients can successfully navigate the buy/sell process.



 

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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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06/16/18
Strawberryfest 2017


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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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09/15/18
Applefest 2018

Join us in celebrating our fall harvest with fresh local apples, arts, crafts, food, entertainment and fun!  Applefest has something for the entire family to enjoy.  Children will love our kids zone and parents can shop thousands of hand made arts and crafts.  

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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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