Swartz Creek Area Chamber

The Creek is Rising


  • Mon, April 16, 2018 10:39 AM | Anonymous

    Starz Award Ballot 2018 (1).pdf

    Click on the link to access the ballot. Mail entries to Swartz Creek Chamber of Commerce, 5023 Holland Drive, Swartz Creek MI, 48473; or email to info@swartzcreekchamber.org. Entries also may be dropped off during the Chamber luncheons.

  • Fri, March 30, 2018 8:54 AM | Anonymous

    Genesee County— The Old Newsboys and the Flint Firebirds* have teamed up to raffle off a Flint Firebirds Electronic Golf Cart.

    Get your tickets now and support the Old Newsboys and the Flint Firebirds Foundation by purchasing a $5.00 raffle ticket. The winner of the golf cart will be drawn on August 30, 2018 at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center @ 8pm. Need Not Be Present to Win. Tickets are currently available at the following locations:

    • The Flint Firebirds Team Store 3501 Lapeer Rd, Flint MI. 48503

    • The Old Newsboys of Flint office. 6255 Taylor Drive, Flint MI. 48507

    For more information contact the Old Newsboys @ 810.744.1840, or Flint Firebirds @ 810.744.0580. All proceeds will benefit the Old Newsboys of Flint and the Firebirds Charitable Foundation.

    Old Newsboys Executive Director, Christopher Hamilton states” Proceeds from this raffle will help to provide Christmas boxes to needy children in Genesee County” The Old Newsboys have put presents under the tree for over 812,000 children across Genesee County. Last year alone, 6,179 children received gifts from the Old Newsboys. “With the support of the community we’re making a difference,” continues Hamilton, “one child at a time.”

    *About the Flint Firebirds

    The Flint Firebirds are a proud member of the prestigious Ontario Hockey League (OHL) based in Flint, Michigan, USA. The team is part of the West Division of the Western Conference in the OHL, known as the premiere player development league for the NHL. The Firebirds players, generally ranging in ages between 16 and 20, play their regular season home games at the Dort Federal Event Center in Flint between September and March.

  • Tue, March 27, 2018 2:56 PM | Anonymous


     Golf Outing

    “The Village of Lennon Volunteers is an IRS recognized public charity, an organization consisting of local residents and business owners working together with Village officials and other organizations who are committed to the improvement and enhancement of the Village and its surrounding inhabitants for current and future generations. The Village of Lennon Volunteers accepts members of any race, religion, or creed.”

                It is the goal of the Lennon Volunteers to enhance and improve the façade and image of the Village, which will result in the influx of new businesses and families to our area. These enhancements will bring a certain level of prestige back to our small village.

     The necessary improvements and enhancements desired will take time,

     funding, cooperation, and lots of patience.  However, the Village Volunteers will be instrumental in the pursuit of realizing these plans.

                As a means of raising funds for future endeavors, the Village of Lennon Volunteers is holding its annual golf outing on Friday, June 22, 2018

     at the Dutch Hollow Golf Course in Durand, Michigan. The format will be a four person scramble shotgun, starting at   10:00 a.m.

        We are reaching out through the community seeking donations or sponsorship of a team or greens etc from businesses and individuals in an effort to make this outing a success.  The funds will be used for the improvement of the Village and “ matching funds”, for grants sought.

    Suggested sponsorship selections:

                          Sponsor a team     $260.00 (Outing will be limited to 34 teams)                      Sponsorships of tees, greens etc..   $50.00 (sponsor’s name will be advertised with a printed sign that will be strategically placed around the golf course)

    Another example of sponsorship would be donating items to be given away in “welcome bags” for 136 players (packet of tees, sleeve of golf balls, key chains, ball point pens, golf   towels etc.)

    Persons interested in becoming a sponsor can contact:

    Bud Austin      810-938-4150 (cell)           Erich  Grams   810-444-4449 (cell)          

    Steve Harrington 810-553-7376                Al  Chargo      810-621-3227                  

    David Mayers 810-845-8540 (cell)

    All checks should be made out and mailed to:

    Village of Lennon Volunteers

     attn: Golf Committee

    P.O .Box 364

    Lennon, MI  48449                                                                              

                                           Thanking you in advance,

                                           Village of Lennon Volunteers                             

    VoLV ENTRY FORM 2018.docx

  • Thu, March 22, 2018 2:48 PM | Anonymous


    810-452-2652 • lrocha@mihomepaper.com

    SWARTZ CREEK – Downtown Swartz Creek could get a little more beautified this year if merchants take advantage of the Downtown Development Authority’s façade improvement grants.

    The DDA will offer up to $10,000 in total grant money this year. Businesses seeking a portion of the funds must match the amount awarded even-steven.

    Downtown business owners may use the money to improve storefronts, signs, awnings, outdoor pedestrian/ dining areas and other exterior features that help create a charming or otherwise inviting ambiance in the central business district.

    “The idea is to promote investment in historic or unique features that might otherwise be financially untenable,” City Manager Adam Zettel wrote in a letter sent to owners of commercial and office properties within the DDA district.

    Through the façade improvement program, the DDA is encouraging business owners to increase the community’s collective curb appeal by preserving and enhancing historic features, creating interesting and inviting entryways, providing outdoor seating and dining areas, installing simple yet interesting signage (preferably free-hanging signs situated perpendicular to the roadway), applying creative graphics to storefronts, improving landscaping and lighting, and/or adding similar nuances to create a harmonious portrait in the Miller/Morrish corridor and beyond.

    Maps of precise boundaries, and details about how to apply, are available at city hall.

  • Wed, March 21, 2018 1:35 PM | Anonymous

    Wednesday, April 4th

    9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    5201 Woodhaven Ct.

    Flint, MI 48532

    If you are interested in a fulfilling career working with seniors, you will find many job opportunities at the Woodhaven Job Fair. We are currently interviewing or hiring for the following positions:

    • ·         Wait staff
    • ·         Cooks
    • ·         House keeping
    • ·         Front desk
    • ·         Maintenance
    • ·         Finance Assistant
    • ·         Clubhouse Manager

    Woodhaven is a senior community in Flint township providing housing options to independent seniors. We have two building of congregate living as well as separate duplex housing on our campus. Our residents enjoy different levels of independent living along with integrated social activities for the community.

    If you are interested in a position with our company, please attend our job fair Wednesday, April 4th between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Please come prepared to interview along with your resume. Interviews will be held in our community clubhouse located at 5111Woodlands Ct. on the Woodhaven campus. For GPS navigation purposes, please use the 5201 Woodhaven Ct. Flint, MI 48532 address. Enter through the second entrance going south and drive straight back. The clubhouse building is just past the eagle statue

    Come join our staff of dedicated and caring employees.

  • Wed, March 21, 2018 1:35 PM | Anonymous

    FLINT — Financial Plus Credit Union announced that they are now accepting applications for the 2018 Financial Plus “You are the Future” scholarship.

    Two students will each be awarded a $1,000 scholarship through this program. High school students graduating in 2018 with a 3.0 GPA or a current full-time college or university student with a 3.0 GPA can apply until May 3. The candidate must complete the application with a short essay (500 words or less) on how the candidate will make a positive impact in our community or already is making an impact in the community.

    “This scholarship was created to award two lucky students the chance to reach their educational goals and to help the students out with college expenses. We are proud of each of these talented and hardworking individuals who strive to make their community a better place and want to encourage a higher education” said Olga Long, Senior Vice President.

    To apply for the “You are the Future” scholarship, applicants must complete and submit the following; scholarship application, essay, letter of recommendation, and a transcript. Designated Scholarship Judges at Financial Plus Credit Union will review all scholarship entries and award the scholarship recipients based on attaining all eligibility requirements and contents of essay. To apply for the Financial Plus Credit Union “You are the Future” scholarship please visit: www.myfpcu.com.

    Details: Call 810-244-2507 or visit www.myFPCU.com. — G.G.

  • Fri, March 16, 2018 4:32 PM | Anonymous

    From the Swartz Creek View:


    810-452-2652 • lrocha@mihomepaper.com

    SWARTZ CREEK – The Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce has begun preparations for the annual Starz awards luncheon in June.

    The chamber’s Starz committee has selected “Where Town and Country Meet” as this year’s theme.

    As always, the chamber will reach out to the community to nominate honorees for the six awards. So, put on your thinking caps and let the chamber know who deserves any of the following recognition:

    The Swartz Creek Kiwanis/Sue Taylor Award for an individual who has given the most of themselves to the community, schools and/or area businesses or service organizations.

    The Star Business of the Year for a business that has gone above and beyond to promote growth, prosperity and camaraderie in the Swartz Creek area.

    The Hometown Hero for a police officer, firefighter, EMT, public servant, elected official or someone held in high esteem as an example for the people of the community.

    The Children’s Champion for an individual who goes above and beyond for the children of the community.

    The Lifetime Service Award for a wellknown name in the community, someone who throws his or her hat in often and, for years, who always says, “Yes,” when the community is in need.

    Member of the Year for a chamber member that has contributed above and beyond.

    The event serves as a fundraiser, with proceeds benefiting an area charity. The recipient is yet to be determined.

    Anyone interested in donating goods for the silent auction should contact the chamber office at 810-733-8882 or info@swartzcreekchamber.org.

    Watch upcoming editions of the Swartz Creek View for more details.

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