Chamber Events & Groups
3rd Annual Smart Commute Emmet
June 4th - 8th, 2012
Office: Family Fun
Location: Emmet County
The third annual Smart Commute Emmet will be held June 4-8, 2012. The week is intended to provide opportunities and incentives to consider alternative methods of getting to work and school, such as walking, biking, carpooling or taking the bus.
Businesses are encouraged to get their employees involved through the Commuter Cup Challenge, a friendly workplace competition to encourage coworkers to try an alternate commuting method. Teams earn points based on the percentage of total employees who “smart commute” to work. Smart commuters receive free breakfasts at sponsoring businesses Monday through Thursday, including The Grand Traverse Pie Company and Roast and Toast downtown. The Commuter Cup Challenge Awards Lunch will be held Friday at noon in Pennsylvania Park, also sponsored by several downtown businesses.
Again this year there will be a drawing for fabulous prizes from our sponsors including a new bike, running shoes, walking poles and more! New this year is a FREE bike maintenance class on May 8, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at North Country Cycle Sport that will teach people how to maintain their bikes for a safe commute, as well as a FREE Smart Commute Expo May 27 from 5:00-7:00 p.m at Latitude 45 that will provide additional tips on smart commuting, registration information and refreshments! So register your business today and challenge another business to participate as well!
Smart Commute Emmetwas designed with input and collaboration by over twenty private, public and community organizations and administered by the Top of Michigan Trails Council. For more details and registration information, go to www.trailscouncil.org/smartcommute or contact Jeff Winegard at the Top of Michigan Trails Council office at (231) 348-8280
Customer Service Boot Camp
June 7th, 2012
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location: North Central Michigan College
Customer Service Boot Camp $35
Thursday, June 7, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
This highly engaging and practical training program has two main thrusts: 1) Energize you and your key people to take your customer service to the next level, and, 2) Provide you with practical tools and principles for initiating an effective customer service training plan.
The first half of the morning we will explore the fundamental truths of excellent customer service so you can assess where your businesses is strong and where you might need to apply more training focus. The second half of the morning Steve will share the principles of effective training programs. Be prepared to be actively involved which includes having a sense of humor! This program is targeted at business and non-profit leaders and their key people.
Instructor Steve Rudolph has been helping organizations, teams, and their leaders achieve higher levels of performance for over twenty years. His passion and expertise is helping leaders identify their key business priorities and a clear path for achieving them. Steve is effective at linking current coaching, leadership, and neuroscience research with the pragmatism of delivering measurable business results.
Steve's change management mantra is - keep it simple, keep it focused, keep it inspiring!
Please join us at the college for these hands-on interactive workshops. Chamber members will receive a 10% discount. Please call 231-348-6613 or 231-348-6705 or visit our website at www.ncmich.edu/cce to register. Hope to see you there.
Business After Hours
June 7th, 2012
5 pm to 7 pm
Location: Palette Bistro
$7 admission for Chamber members and $12 for non-members
*Patriotic Theme - for Flag Day