Welcome to the Saginaw Valley Chapter!
Rather than saying goodbye to the summer, say hello to the 2012-13 year at the Saginaw Valley Chapter of the IMA! We have already scheduled four thought provoking meetings for the coming year beginning with a visit to the Great Lakes Bay Region Alliance in Freeland in September. I hope everyone has seen the signs and heard the hype regarding the specifically targeted campaign united the tri-cities to attract both businesses and events. They promote economic development by assisting local area businesses and by recruiting new talent and investments. In addition, they are attempting to develop a rich arts and entertainment forum to highlight and attract varied activities to the area. Their vision is to develop a rich and thriving Great Lakes Bay Region, full of successful businesses and culture. What are their success stories? What new events and companies do we have to look forward to? How are area businesses surviving in the current economic climate? Terence Moore, President and CEO, will be answering those questions for us.
In November, we will hold our annual tax update. Make a note that due to the Thanksgiving holiday being earlier in the month, we have moved the meeting to the second Wednesday instead of the day before Thanksgiving. Due to the closing of Damon’s in Saginaw, we will be attempting to secure an alternative location in Bay City.
In January, we will hold an Economic Forecast at the Bay City Country Club. And our annual awards night in April will once again be held at the NADA Building at Northwood University.
I hope you can join us, making important network connections and earning CPEs at the same time!
Jennifer Rezler - President