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Quarterly Connection Newsletter - 2nd Quarter 2021
Ponderings of the President
What a great thing it is to see everyone’s smiling faces again as our community fully reopens for the first time in 15 months. I am hopeful that our businesses that were most impacted by the pandemic are rebounding and that our nation’s recovery continues.
The Chamber Foundation has been working on many projects since the first round of mini-grants were issued in March, giving a boost to local restaurants. With funds from the Chesaning Strong campaign, we were able to assist Chesaning Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with a façade micro-grant to help fund their sidewalk replacement project. Unfortunately, the Snacks and Sips Fundraiser that was scheduled for June 11 was canceled due lack of participation. The Foundation Board is currently researching grant opportunities and other fundraising ideas to support our ability to have a positive impact on Chesaning.
Our downtown business district is looking amazing for summer with the addition of several new benches and flowers pots. The boulevard is bursting with color and our festive banners and American flags welcome visitors to our town for the summer season. Kudos to the DDA, the Village DPW, Zach & Danielle Chludil, and the American Legion volunteers for their hard work in making Chesaning look great. I’d also like to give a shout-out to Ace Hardware for their fresh coat of paint and to Ed Rehmann and Sons for purchasing and repurposing neighboring empty store fronts to expand their business. Chesaning continues to thrive!
I wish you all an amazing summer and urge you to enjoy the many annual events that are returning this year. Check out the list of upcoming fairs and activities on page 2… I hope to see you there for some fun in the summer sun!
Yours in business,
Greg Bruff, 989-280-4938
Board of Directors President