Chamber News: Salute businessPublished 11:10pm Monday, February 20, 2012
The Four Flags Area Chamber of Commerce mission is to support local business and has been doing so since 1919.
The greater Niles area is home to hundreds of the finest business, including some of America’s top Fortune 500 companies. Recently, Niles generated some unfavorable attention with multiple area businesses closing.
In light of these closings, new ventures are underway, and we anticipate a successful turnaround. Certainly, Niles business owners and leaders have shown us their resiliency time and time again.
Now is the time for our community to come together, join forces and continue to make Niles a top choice for new business development.
The Four Flags Area Chamber of Commerce Salute to Business Awards Dinner will be held March 8 at Orchard Hills Country Club.
Motivational speaker Charlie Adams will address customer service. Cocktail hour starts at 5 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m.
Chamber members and guests are invited to celebrate the accomplishments of individuals and area businesses.
The Chamber anticipates a sell-out crowd, so make reservations early by calling (269) 683-3720.
• Recently, the Chamber celebrated the grand opening of Klopenstine Family Dentistry, 52120 S.R. 933 North, South Bend, Ind. Dr. Geoff Klopenstine was born and raised in the Michiana area and brings more than 20 years experience as a doctor of dental surgery. Call (574) 217-8170 or visit www.drklopsdentalcare.com.
• Arkos Design of Niles opens a second office in downtown Mishawaka at 117 S. Main St. Call (574) 257-0000.
•6 p.m. Feb. 25: Trivia Night with Niles Service League will benefit the children and citizens of this community. For more info or to reserve a table call Becky at (269)591-1246.
•4:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 27: Robotics Open House, Lake Michigan College-Bertrand and Niles Community Schools host a Robotics Open House to celebrate their new partnership with the community. For several years, LMC has been running
•Youth Robotics program and recently moved the program to the newly renovated Niles Eastside Connections School.
Visit the new facility and learn about upcoming programs for children ages 6 to 15.
Eastside Connections School is located at 314 N 14th St. in Niles. RSVP to (269) 695-1391
•11:30 a.m. Feb. 28: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church along with sponsor, Volunteer Center of SWMI, will be hosting“America’s Sunday Supper,” with a discussion on how Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned a “Beloved Community,” where brotherhood is a reality and poverty, hunger and homelessness do not exist. It symbolizes community participation, conversation and cooperation. For more info or to RSVP, call Mary at (269) 470-1574.
•9:30 a.m. to noon March 9: Your Business Needs Fans, Facebook Training Workshop, To register, call Karen at (574) 344-8895.
• March 15: United Way of SWMI, Reading Day of Action!
Call (269) 982-1700 to get involved.
To learn more or to get involved with the Chamber, call (269)683-3720 or visit www.nilesmi.com.