Special thanks to our Chamber members and sponsors!
Sent Date: 01/10/18
Advancing the economic, industrial, professional, educational, cultural, and civic welfare of the Grand Ledge area
The Grand Ledge Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors would like to thank all of its members for their continued support of the Chamber with both their membership dues and additional sponsorships. It especially appreciates the generosity of its 2017 Chamber Event Sponsors!
During a hot and wet 2017, the Chamber and its sponsors hosted several community events and activities throughout the year.
Grand Ledge Farmers Market May through October (26 Saturdays) This new Chamber activity thrived in its new location at Jaycee Park and featured over 40 different vendors selling produce, baked goods, crafts, goodies, and treats with a high of 20 vendors on one particular Saturday.
Music in the Park June through August (13 Thursday nights) The community got to enjoy awesome free music along the river front at its new venue at Jaycee Park. There was an amazing turnout with attendance each week estimated between 400 to 1,000+ people.
Yankee Doodle Days June 15-18 This is a premium summer fun festival in the mid-Michigan area! It offered live music, beer tent, parade, kid's day events after the parade, craft show with 125+ crafters, and a Fireworks Extravaganza recognized throughout mid-Michigan as one of the best... although this year's fireworks had to be rescheduled in August due to an unscheduled monsoon rain storm. The show was enjoyed by thousands of spectators from the bridge and throughout downtown Grand Ledge.
Movies in the Park Fridays in August Although there were some cold Friday nights, the community got to enjoy two out of the four weeks with movies, popcorn, and some great free family entertainment.
$1,000 Golf Scramble August 11 This annual golf outing was held at Centennial Acres Golf Course in Sunfield, and there were about 18 teams who enjoyed the event.
Color Cruise & Island Festival October 13-15 While the event was completely washed out two of the three days, Friday was a gorgeous day enjoyed by many Grand Ledge elementary school children.
Night Lights Christmas Parade December 2 This year's spectacular night time parade was packed full of lots of lights and music including 60 parade entries, an all time record!
Holiday Craft Show December 9 In conjunction with the Grand Ledge Farmers' Market, this show offered the community a chance to support more than 50 local crafters and vendors as they finished up their Christmas shopping.
Chamber Mix & Mingle Events
Held throughout the year
These events provide a great opportunity for Chamber members to visit with Board members and network with community residents.
The Chamber Board would like to thank its members and sponsors again for their continued support, and we wish you a prosperous 2018!
Throughout 2018: Chamber Mix & Mingle Events
Saturday Mornings in May - October: Grand Ledge Farmers' Market
Thursday Nights in June - August: Music in the Park
Jan 10 - Elite Youth Cheer Hungry Howie's Fundraiser Jan 12 - Wacousta Fish Suppers at Wacousta-DeWItt Masonic Lodge Jan 13 - Saturday Storytime at GL Library Jan 19 - Pasty Dinner at the GL Masonic Hall Jan 19 - Wet Burrito Night at American Legion Post 48 Jan 20 - Relay for Life Scrapbooking/Craft Day Jan 26 - PJ Storytime at GL Library
Jan 27 - A Taste of Grand Ledge at GL Opera House Feb 4 - Grand Ledge Opera House Bridal Show Feb 9 - Wacousta Fish Suppers at Wacousta-DeWItt Masonic Lodge Feb 10 - Saturday Storytime at GL Library Feb 14 - Elite Youth Cheer Hungry Howie's Fundraiser Feb 16 - Pasty Dinner at the GL Masonic Hall Feb 23 - PJ Storytime at GL Library
Being a Chamber member of the adds prestige to your business, solidifies your standing in the business community, and sets your business above the rest.
A membership can help you and your business gain visibility and connect with potential customers, save money on needed products and services, build a network, reach out through unique marketing opportunities, and enhance your professional skills and knowledge.