Leadership

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Top to Bottom: Matt Sherrow - Chairman, Doug Fairbanks - Vice Chairman, Mike Green - Past Chairman, Jacquie Ochs - Treasurer, Dr. Nicole Wax - Secretary, Ed Koledo - Executive Committee, Stacey Webb - Executive Committee

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Top to Bottom:  Tracy Aubuchon, Pastor Andrew Barancik, Dr. Adam Hartley, Joel Gibbons, Jason Matznick, Russ Ciesielski, Kevin Messing, Will Stiverson, Mike Scully, Wade Pyles, Tom Rupp

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CHAMBER COMMITTEES


AMBASSADORS
1st Wednesday of the month at 8:30am; Chamber Building
Chairperson: Will Stiverson, E-Core Energy Services, loweryourutilitybill@gmail.com

The Ambassadors consist of a group of Chamber Members that volunteer their time and talents to the Chamber and outreach to new and potential members. This active and energetic group meets once a month to share ideas and provide support for business growth and Chamber member retention. They also provide volunteer support at all of the Chamber programs.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
1st Wednesday of the month at 8:30am, Chamber Building
Chairperson: Matt Sherrow, Fenton Winery & Brewery, matt@fentonwinery.com

This Committee meets monthly and consists of representatives from each business district. Issues relating to business and marketing are brought to the meeting by the representatives. The committee discusses the issue and makes recommendations to either the representative or to the Board of Directors if need be. This committee is focused on being a liaison between the Members, local government and the Board of Directors.

CAREER CONNECTIONS
3rd Thursday of the month at 8:00am (no June, July, Aug.); Chamber Building
Chairperson: Chelsea Mills, Behind Your Design, chelsea@behindyourdesign.com

The Career Connections Committee meets monthly. The members of this committee consist of representatives from Fenton, Lake Fenton, and Linden School Districts and member businesses. This program exposes students to business people and various types of careers. Accomplished programs include: Boys & Business, Girls & Business, Career Fairs, and presentations from renowned public speaker Craig Tornquist.

FINANCE/OPERATIONS
Tuesday before each Executive Board Meeting at 8:30am; Chamber Building
Chairperson: Stacey Webb, The State Bank,

The Finance Committee meets monthly and is responsible for assisting the Board in ensuing the organization is in good fiscal health. The Treasurer of the Board serves as the Chair of the Finance Committee.

GOVERNANCE
2nd Thursday of the month at 8:30am; Chamber Building
Chairperson: Patrik Welty, Legacy Realty Professionals, Inc., patrikwelty@yahoo.com
Co-Chairperson: Linda Hathaway, Brad Hoffman Insurance Agency, lhathaway@bradhoffmaninsurance.com

The Governance Committee meets as needed and is responsible for ongoing review and recommendations to enhance the quality and future viability of the Board. The focus of the committee revolves around the following five areas: Board Role and Responsibilities, Board Composition, Board Knowledge, Board Effectiveness and Board Leadership.

MARKETING
2nd Thursday of the month at 10:00am; Chamber Building
Chairperson: Wade Pyles, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

The Marketing Committee meets monthly. This committee develops strategies to market the Chamber’s services and events.

NORTH LEROY BUSINESS DISTRICT
1st Thursday of the month at 9:00am; Chamber Building
Chairperson: Kevin Messing, Edward Jones Investments

North Leroy business owners and the Chamber would like to rejuvenate the North Leroy Business District Committee. The committee will help businesses on the north side of Fenton join together for advertising discounts, promotions and events.

POLITICAL ACTION TEAM
1st Monday of the month at 4:00pm; Chamber Building
Chairperson: Patrik Welty, Legacy Realty

The Political Action Committee meets monthly. A member of the PAC attends the Fenton City Council Meetings and reports back to the committee monthly. The PAC organizes and conducts a Meet the Candidate event. Candidates running for local and state level seats are invited to attend and answer questions that relate to and that affect the business climate. The PAC refers back to the voting records/notes from the city council meetings when scoring Candidates running for local government positions. The PAC also organizes and conducts annually a Forecast Breakfast Event in January. Representatives from local and surrounding municipalities  are invited to speak on projects and issues that affect business in their area.

SILVER PARKWAY BUSINESS DISTRICT
1st Thursday of the month at 9:00am; Chamber Building
Silver Parkway business owners and the Chamber would like to help the businesses on the

west side of Fenton join together for advertising discounts, promotions and events.

GROW LINDEN
2nd Wednesday of the month at 12:00pm; location varies
Chairperson: Russ Ciesielski, Linden Community Schools, rciesielski@lindenschools.org

Linden business owners and the Chamber would like to help the businesses in the neighboring town of Linden join together for advertising discounts, promotions and events.

FENTON REGIONAL YOUNG PROFESSIONALS (FRYP)
2nd Thursday of the month from 5:30-7:00pm (locations change)
President: Toni Dill, Tanglewood Home Care, tanglewoodhomecare@gmail.com
Vice President: Ashley Prew, Williams & Knack P.C., aprew@williamsandknack.com

Young ambitious professionals working together to promote and enhance our community and its future leaders through networking, building professional development skills, promoting chamber awareness and staying actively involved in the community. The Fenton Regional Young Professionals Committee empowers young professionals to succeed, provides resources for them to develop professionally and encourages community involvement. Eligible members must be between 18 – 45 years old.

Membership Dues – Annual dues are for the entire calendar year, membership renewal will occur at the first of each year. These dues must be paid in full when joining the Young Professionals.

FREE for Chamber Members
$100 for non-Chamber Members

EVENT COMMITTEES

FENTON COMMUNITY EXPO
Chairperson: Linda Hathaway, Brad Hoffman Insurance Agency
lhathaway@bradhoffmaninsurance.com

This Committee organizes and plans the largest Chamber event, the Fenton Community Expo. The event is held at the Fenton High School in early March. This event gives local businesses a chance to display their products and services to the public.

EGGCITING EASTER EVENT
Chairperson: Debbie Brindle, Linden Community Schools, dbrindle@lindenschools.org

This Committee plans and organizes the annual Eggciting Easter Event. This event is held the week-end before Easter in Linden. This family event features breakfast with the Easter Bunny, photo’s and an Easter egg hunt. The goal of this event is to encourage the community to support local businesses.

GOLF SCRAMBLE
Chairman: Mike Scully, Sharp Funeral Homes, mscully@sharpfuneralhomes.com
(810) 397-4147

This Committee plans and organizes the annual Chamber Golf Scramble event. The Golf Scramble is held at a local golf course in late spring. This event gives Chamber Members a chance to sponsor and/or network with other Members while enjoying a round of golf.

GUS MACKER BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Chairman: Russ Ciesielski, Linden Community Schools, rciesiel@lindenschools.org

This Committee organizes and plans the Gus Macker Basketball Tournament in Linden. The event is held on the last weekend of June. Various sponsorships are available to Chamber members at this event, and some sponsorships even include a free team. The goal of this event is to raise awareness of Linden and Fenton businesses to the local community and those outside of it, as tournament participants travel from all across the state.

TASTE IN FENTON
Chairperson: Matt Sherrow, Fenton Winery & Brewery, matt@fentonwinery.com
(248) 390-3689

This Committee organizes and plans the annual Taste in Fenton. The event is held at the Community & Cultural Center in downtown Fenton in the late summer. This event gives local restaurants a chance to showcase their delicious menu selections. The event provides entertainment, a root beer float stand and a beverage tent that includes beer and wine selections.

AN EVENT SO GOOD IT’ S SCARY
Chairperson: Chamber Staff, info@fentonchamber.com
(810) 629-5447

This event does not have a committee other than the Chamber Ambassadors to assist the staff in delivering and retrieving the participating business signs. This event provides safe trick-or-treating at local businesses and an opportunity for businesses to advertise. Each participating business is required to give some sort of treat to the children, and are encouraged to provide a coupon or flyer to entice the parent back to shop. This event is usually held on Halloween unless it falls on the weekend. If Halloween falls on the weekend the event is held the Friday before Halloween.

ANNUAL DINNER
Chairperson: Dawn Placek, Legacy Realty Professionals
(810) 223-1341

This Committee organizes and plans the Chamber's Annual Dinner. The themed dinner invites all Chamber Members to reflect upon the events of the current year, as well as, socialize with other Members. The yearly award recipients of the Community Service Award, Enterprise Award, Entrepreneur Award, Ambassador of the Year, and Educator of the Year are presented at the Annual Dinner.

FENTON FREEDOM FESTIVAL/JINGLEFEST/LINDEN HOLIDAY HAPPENING
Chairperson: Pat Lockwood, The City of Fenton, lockwoodpa4@gmail.com
(810) 516-9480

This event is a holiday celebration which invites businesses to participate by offering sponsorships and advertising packages. The goal of this event is to encourage the community to proudly promote Fenton and or Linden by supporting local businesses. A huge variety of holiday activities take place at this event on the first weekend in December. Linden has a holiday parade in the morning and Fenton has an evening lighted holiday parade, as well as a run/ walk race. Both communities have ice sculptures, entertainment, and holiday shopping just to name a few of the fun festivities.

 



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