Supporting businesses and the community in working together to make Grand Ledge
a great place to live and do business
This has been quite the year!
What a whirlwind for our community, the state, the country and the world in 2020. As a chamber, our goal has been to support the city, the community and local businesses to ensure economic development within the Grand Ledge Public School District. In the past, we have done this by hosting events in the community, as well as providing resources to businesses and connecting them with potential customers.
Since March we have had to stop all community events and the chamber has been focusing on helping businesses just survive. We are so thankful for the support we have in the community from our members that have enable US to stay afloat and provide these services to local businesses.
In the past few months we have:
helped connect businesses with financial resources
referred businesses to safety protocols
interviewed local citizens on why they love Grand Ledge
It has been business as usual for the chamber even if it looks different now. Our operations and event committees have been meeting regularly to help decide the future of our 2020 events. It has not been an easy task in a constantly evolving situation.
As of today, these are the events we have canceled for 2020:
St Patrick's Day Parade
Annual Chamber Awards Dinner
Yankee Doodle Days
Music in the Park
Movies in the Ballfield
Right now, these events are tentative:
October 10: Grand Ledge Fall Festival (it merges the beer fest and color cruise into one day)
October 23: Bridge Street Trick or Treat
December 4: Night Lights Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
Coffee and Conversation Breakfast Meetings- these will be held starting in September via zoom
Business Expo- this will be held in September via zoom
4th Fridays Grand Ledge will start in September
Shop Small Saturday in November
For all the events we have canceled, sponsors will be getting credit next year. We appreciate so much all the sponsorship dollars that were donated to fund these events and we will be able to make them bigger and better in the virus free 2021.
The chamber office in city hall is staffed on Mondays only. However, it is not open to the public at this time. If you wish to leave a message, do so at 517-627-2383. Calls will be returned each week. Otherwise, you may reach the chamber director any day of the week at email@example.com
Thank you again for all you do to make Grand Ledge a great place to live and do business!
Thank you to our Market on the Grand Sponsors Auto Owners Insurance, City of Grand Ledge, Flagstar Bank, Grand Ledge Paving LLC, Nick Cypher Farm Bureau Insurance and Sundance Chevrolet for making it possible for us to host this event this season.
The market runs every Saturday from 9am-1pm at Jaycee Park at 525 E. River Street in Grand Ledge.
In the coming weeks, we will have Market on the Grand Bags for sale each Saturday, as well as community information to pass out.
If you wish to become a vendor or learn more about our market, please click here.
We appreciate you following the social distancing and mask guidelines for our event.
July 14- Joel's WonderReader Magic Show July 18- Market on the Grand July 20- Kid's Carnival July 23- Fun Times Painting July 25- Market on the Grand Aug 1- Market on the Grand Aug 3- Storywalk Aug 8- Market on the Grand Aug 15- Market on the Grand
Did you know that even if you don't own a local business that you can still show your support for Grand Ledge by helping the Chamber build a stronger community? The chamber hosts several large festivals and your "friendship" helps make those events happen!