To actively foster business growth, member services, and a united community.
CHANGE: To make or become different, according to Webster’s dic-tionary. Some say it’s a necessity, some say it’s a waste. The truth is it’s inevitable. Like it or not, change will happen. It’s up to us to make it a good change or a bad one. I see change all over our town. What I see is good. We have new businesses opening up this month, Pintown Pizza and Lanes & Frosty’s Ice Cream. We welcome Citizens bank (formerly Charter One Bank), a new location for our ambulance (MMR), and Creative Crop is opening their 3rd location. Our schools are getting a much needed expan-sion and athletic field. Many of you have been giving your businesses a face lift or a remodel. Pat yourself on the back. All of this is good change. The chamber consists of over 130 members, and all of you are doing your part to change this town. It might just be staying open a little longer, add-ing a Facebook page, a website, making deliveries, or a little extra cus-tomer service. We change every day to keep up and keep our business open. This world won’t change without us. Chesaning will show it, we will hang in with the best of them. It takes all of us to make it happen. A com-munity that works together is a striving community. And a striving commu-nity survives.
I see our young citizens helping out. National Honor Society kids are helping with the fireworks and kids day during the River Days festival. Children are a reflection of what their parents do. I think we have a lot of good parents and a lot of good business people in this town. What a great example of the trickledown effect. This can help keep Chesaning moving forward. I see many small towns in the state of Michigan that are struggling to keep business in their downtown open. When you drive through our town, we have many businesses open. The streets are clean, the lights are on, and the flowers on the boulevard are blooming. Chesaning looks ALIVE. So bravo to you, let’s keep changing, so Chesaning can keep striving.
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