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2018 Southfield Lifestyle

The Southfield Lifestyle is the premier community resource guide for Southfield and Lathrup Village Michigan. Based on information content, not articles, Lifestyle provides all the information you need to navigate the Greater Southfield area. It's easy to use format also lends itself to being the locally focused visitors guide and relocation guide for Greater Southfield.

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Welcome to the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Welcome To The Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce! We are delighted to welcome new members to Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber connects our members to a wealth of networking opportunities and valuable business resources designed to help businesses reach their business goals. Their success is our priority and fulfills our commitment to creating connections that drive and strengthen businesses. Lonnie Edwards Chair Michigan First Credit Union David Dallo Immediate Past Chair Comfort Suites Southfield Linda Height Treasurer Lawrence Technology University Our members have access to a wide range of resources to help grow their business. These include, but are not limited to, our signature networking events, online marketing tools and discounts on business services, educational workshops, industry-specific committees and more. The Chamber connects you to the people and services that can improve your business outcomes. Enjoy business seminars, press release distribution, searchable business directories, online referral services and more. Each year the Chamber carefully evaluates our member’s needs to ensure the programs and services we offer provide a maximum return on their investment with tangible benefits. Linda Daly Secretary Vibe Credit Union Ruth Aaronson Signs by Tomorrow Jan Cardwell, PhD, MBA University of Phoenix We invite our members to call on us for specific resources or needs that may not be listed. We are always open to suggestions to enhance membership benefits. Thank you for your attention, Nadine Cook Providence Hospital Dan Della Mora Comcast Rochelle Freeman City of Southfield Tanya Markos-Vanno President STAFF Eddie Williams Financial Advisor Board member pictures not available: Cindy Carr THe Mars Agency Tony Konja Artistic Outdoors Derek Lopez SPS Constance O’Malley Beaumont Ken Marten City of Lathrup Village Tiffany Markos Executive Assistant Yolanda Haynes Business Developer www.SouthfieldChamber.com facebook.com/southfieldchamber 40

Southfield Area Chamber Ambassadors Ambassadors are highly visible members who serve as the Chamber’s primary liaison to other members. Considered the goodwill arm of the Chamber, the Ambassador committee plays an essential role in member communication and retention. Each Ambassador is charged with conveying member needs, questions and concerns to Chamber staff and keeping our Chamber aligned with our members’ needs. Upon their appointment, each Ambassador makes a commitment to build lasting relationships with the Chamber membership, particularly new members, in order to build a loyal, committed membership base that will continue to support, participate in and invest in the Chamber. Chamber Ambassadors Shelia Byrd Legal Shield Celeste Goings HBA Karen Thornton Detroit Delivers William Byrd Legal Shield Jeff Cymerint Elite Imaging Devon Dallo Comfort Suites Alvin Lynn III Option Insurance Group Dale McNabb Financial Advisor Larry Ribits Keaton Publication Group Ron Stewart George Matick Chevrolet Valerie Wiese Hilton Garden Inn Eddie Williams Financial Advisor Photo courtesy of REDICO BNG, Lead-generating Networking Groups BNG are category-exclusive business referral groups that develop business contacts and share leads with the members of their group. Each group will have 12 or more members, with only one person from any profession or business specialty will be eligible to join. Not only will group members be potential customers for each other, but they will be encouraged to find referrals for other members of their BNG. An emphasis will be placed on finding referrals from outside of the Chamber membership, creating an expanded network for each of its members. Each member will commit their intent to attend meetings on a regular basis and to seek out referrals for their fellow members on an ongoing basis. This is a benefit of your chamber membership package! Many referral organizations charge from $300-$600 annually to belong to a networking group! BNG will not cost SACC members a dollar outside of membership to the chamber. Groups will meet for one hour, twice per month on the same day and time and at the same location. Greater Southfield Area www.gsalifestyle.com 41