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Thank you to the following organizations who contribute more than their annual membership investment to support the Chamber and its programs!


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Coming Up Soon!


August 20th (Monday) - The 30th Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble

This Event will be a blast! With more sponsors and players than ever, you will be in a networking frenzy of great friends, great eats, great spirits (hint, hint) and of course...did we say GREAT GOLF. Call the Chamber at 517-278-5985 to reserve your team and / or hole sponsorship today!







What's Been Happening!

Business for Breakfast - July 17th at the COMFORT INN from 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

July 10th - After Business Hours with Chemical Bank

July 10th - Ribbon Cutting celebration with McDonald's of Coldwater

June 12th - After Business Hours with Employment Plus and the Clubhouse Italian Bar & Grille

May 15th - Business for Breakfast - Coldwater Mayor Tom Kramer & City Manager Jeff Budd as Guest Speakers

May 12th - V.I.P. Auto Body & Towing - Open House

May 8th - After Business Hours with Great Start Collaborative! See the flyer below for details

APRIL 10th - Educator Appreciation Night - At the CHC Conference Center (Old K-Mart building) from 4-6 PM

The 59th Annual Community Awards Dinner - Thanks to all of our Winners and Sponsors

March's After Business Hours at Siren's Bar & Grill with Butler Body Shop - Honoring All Members of Public Safety

Ribbon Cutting - Sew What? of Bronson was on Thursday, March 22nd

Recent Ribbon Cuttings - The Gotta Golf Shop and Employment Plus of Coldwater


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Business for Breakfast - July 17th at the COMFORT INN from 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Please observe that this will not be at the Hampton Inn, We will be at the Comfort Inn this time. We are looking forward to experiencing the new Comfort Inn with their new Manager - Andy. You will be blown away by the service and the great changes made there since he has come on board. CHC will be our speaker for this event preceded by a few words from Andy to talk about their new direction and goals for Comfort Inn to become an even greater asset to this community.


July 10th - Ribbon Cutting celebration with McDonald's of Coldwater - WOW, If you haven't been there yet, you have got to go! The new layout inside is very inviting, functional and much more comfortable. They have truly added value to Coldwater's main strip on US-12! They also donated thousands of dollars to two local organizations - The Tibbits Restoration Project and the Branch County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Christine Delaney and Kim Hemker were both there to receive the donations and were visibly touched by them.


July 10th - After Business Hours with Chemical Bank! Kelli Gibson and her amazing staff put together a fantastic networking opportunity for us all. Everyone had a super time and all of us were really impressed with the hospitality the Chemical Bank family showed to Branch County. Thanks Kelli!


June 12th - After Business Hours with Employment Plus and the Clubhouse Italian Bar & Grille! We had a great time and the food was awesome as well. Employment Plus has a super staff and don't hesitate to give them a call about your company's employment needs.


May 8th - After Business Hours


May 12th - V.I.P. Auto Body & Towing - Open House


April 10th - Educator Appreciation Night

This was a packed house folks! This event had 160 people and definately kicked off a great party. We celebrated the educators of our county to thank them for everything they do for our youth and the passion for education they all have. Thank you to all of our sponsors for their committment to our educators. Also, thanks to the Walmart Supercenter in Coldwater for their generous donations to this event by way of prize drawings for the educators!

We retained Bella Vista's catering service for the event, and it was so delicious!!!



The 59th Annual Community Awards Dinner & Annual Meeting

From left to right: Community Program of the Year - S.P.O.O.K.S. of Bronson received by Mr. & Mrs. Patty Wolff, Educator of the Year - Jan Storrs, Citizen of the Year - Candy Cox, Business of the Year - Southern Michigan Bank and Trust - John Castle

Thank You to ALL the Winners for EVERYTHING YOU DO for Branch County!!!!

This event was on March 8th.

...And Thank You to All of our Sponsors for Keeping this event ALIVE as well!!!



After Business Hours

March's ABH Sponsors were:

Siren's Bar & Grille and Butler Body Shop


This event was at Siren's Bar & Grille - 19 S. Monroe Street, Coldwater, MI 49036.

This After Business Hours was a blast! We had nearly 70 people turn out to honor all members of Branch County's Public Saftey crew. Recognizing dispatch officers, EMT's, firemen and police, Siren's Bar & Grille and Butler Body Shop hosted quite the event. The appetizers were awesome and the bar was hopping. Thank you for all who supported with your attendance at this event!

From Left to Right: Mark (Owner at Siren's Bar & Grille, Jeff Butler and team from Butler Body Shop, Jeff Richards - Chamber Executive Director, Ron Slagle and LifeCare Ambulance Services, Members of the Fire Department and the Sheriff's Office of Branch County including Branch County Sheriff Office - Candidates for Sheriff 2012 - Mike Gatke and John Pollack


Thank You for joining us in Bronson for a Ribbon Cutting at

Barone Hardware & Auto!

Congratulations to the Barone's for their hard work and their addition to adding automotive parts.What a valuable contribution to their community!









Business for Breakfast -

A great networking opportunity!

This event was held on Tuesday, March 20th.

The event was generously sponsored by:

Hampton Inn

Our guest speaker was Jan Murphy from the Branch County Fair.

Our member speakers were:

Nancy Krajne of the Chicago Pike Inn & Spa

Ron Slagle of LifeCare Ambulance Service

Benjamin Eby of the Gotta Golf Shop (Unable to attend)

The Next one is going to be in May on the 15th! Details to be announced!



Recent Ribbon Cuttings:

The Gotta Golf Shop & Employment Plus

Thanks for your support in attending these ribbon cuttings! The Gotta Golf Shop and Employment Plus, both of Coldwater, had very successful ribbon cuttings recently. With $10 per hour per person rates for the customers of the Gotta Golf Shop, it's a steal of a deal to golf on their state of the art golf simulator that has courses around the globe for you to choose from.

With Employment Plus, they are your one stop shop to get your employee needs fulfilled. True professionals that they are, you can't go wrong with them for those needs and many more as well. Just give them a call to set your appointment today!









Have You Hit the "Like" Button Yet?!

Did you know the Chamber has a Facebook page?!  Check out the latest Chamber happenings, photos from events, and more just by becoming a fan!  Click here to see the page!







The Real Chamber Membership Value!

A study by the Atlanta-based market research group The Schapiro Group shows that membership in your local chamber of commerce provides tremendous benefit to your business and the perception of your business to customers.  Everything from increasing consumer favorability to the likelihood of purchasing from your business again.  See the study here!











A Calendar for the Community

Recently, the Branch County Tourism Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, Coldwater Downtown Business Association, Coldwater Downtown Development Authority, and Tibbits created a Community Calendar for everyone to use! 

The calendar utilizes the Google Calendar software, and should make it easier for residents and visitors alike to see what Branch County has to offer. 

Anyone can request an event be posted to the calendar, providing it falls under the paremeters of the event guidelines. 

Find the guidelines and submission form here.  Check out the calendar here




Branch County Area Chamber of Commerce

Connecting Business & Community!

20 Division Street, Coldwater, Michigan 49036

Bronson 517.369.5985

Coldwater 517.278.5985

Quincy 517.639.8369

Tekonsha 517.767.5985

Fax 517.278.8369



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