To actively foster business growth, member services, and a united community.
Change has come again to Chesaning. I’m sure you all noticed the Shia-wassee Queen has been laid to rest. The Showboat no longer sits in her spot by the river. There is a silence in the air and an empty spot in our hearts. We will all remember the good times, the fun, the laughter, and all the memories she gave us. She was good to Chesaning. She made us what we are. But she didn’t just make us a destination spot once a year for people to come and enjoy, she made us WHO we are. A group of individu-als who pull together and volunteer to make things happen. A group who cares about their town. A group who during the year may not socialize with each other but when the time comes they act like old friends, stand side by side and get the job done. Showboat didn’t make Chesaning, Showboat made us the PEOPLE of Chesaning, strong, determined people. She showed us how to fight, and make things better. That, we will never forget. We have seen some tough times, but now it’s time to stand together again and rebuild this community. We are off to a good start, our schools are get-ting revamped, and a new athletic field by the high school is being put in. There is a plan in place to start fixing the roads. New businesses are pop-ping up. These are all positive things going on in your community. Take pride in your town, stand up and fight. Don’t let the memory of Showboat die. She is alive in us all. Showboat was started by the Chamber in 1937 to attract people from neighboring towns to Chesaning so they would patron-ize local stores, and boost the economy (they would get a bonus of a show in the evening). So let’s get together and think outside of the box. Let your imagination run and see what is in the future for Chesaning. A great place to do this is at the Chamber Annual Picnic at Showboat Park. This year it is Thursday September 10th at 6:00. Come down; bring your families and employees for a picnic and brainstorm with your peers. There will also be a suggestion box on the porch of the chamber office for any ideas. We wel-come and encourage any thoughts you have. Let’s stand tall Chesaning and work toward a future.