No matter your business or interests, there’s a chamber program for you.
Good Morning Livingston
These fast-paced, entertaining monthly breakfast meetings feature news and information, plus entertainment and surprises, all packed into an hour-and-a-half timeframe. GML lets chamber members network, while keeping up on the latest happenings in the business world and the Livingston County community.
Lunch & Learn
These noontime, luncheon meetings are held several times a year. Business professionals and experts offer valuable information and instruction on topics of interest, from social media to SafetyNet and human resource topics.
When it comes to networking, are you making meaningful connections and building relationships, or are you simply handing out business cards to everyone you meet?
ChamberConnect, the chamber’s monthly networking event, is designed to facilitate meaningful contacts. The program is structured so attendees share stories and personal information, as well as exchange business ideas, problems, solutions and contact information. The event kicks off with an icebreaker, so for those who are less comfortable with the networking concept, the often-awkward initial introduction is all but eliminated.
This program takes place from 3:45-5 p.m. the first Wednesday month at a different member.
Business After Hours
Business After Hours are informal gatherings held after work. Members meet to exchange ideas, network and enjoy refreshments. The chamber hosts a Business After Hours to honor elected officials in the spring and one honoring area educators in the fall, providing a link between these officials and chamber members.
New Member Welcome
These quarterly meetings are an opportunity for new members to get acquainted with the many chamber services, programs and benefits that will help maximize their investment in membership. Members also have the chance to network over light refreshments, meet chamber staff and share information about their business.
The objectives of a referral group are for its members to get to know one another well enough to feel comfortable referring each other, to gain business, and to establish valuable personal and business connections. The chamber currently has two active referral groups, with a waiting list for a third. The two groups meet on alternating Wednesday mornings. For more information, contact Kim Esper at 517.546.3920.
Annual Dinner & Citizen of the Year
The Annual Dinner attracts hundreds of chamber members each year. The evening includes special award presentations, including the prestigious Citizen of the Year Award — a closely held secret until the winner is announced that evening.
Art at the Chamber
The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation features the work of local artists throughout the building. A new artist’s work is displayed every three months. Art at the Chamber encourages art in public places. Stop by the chamber to view the collection and leave with a sense of inspiration, and ready to use art to develop a sense of community.
Seminars and workshops
The chamber and its foundation sponsor seminars and workshops throughout the year to present in-depth programs on topics of current concern. Seminars have included a three-day safety administrator course, automotive industry forums, and workshops on total quality management, nonprofit board improvement and customer service.