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Our next meeting is Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Liberty Lanes in Sandusky. We will be discussing the new website design, marketing ideas for winter, and more! 
The Sandusky Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promotion of our stores, restaurants, factories, and businesses of all types. We invite visitors to check out all our town has to offer for shopping, dining, entertainment, parks, and festivals!
Top 10 Reasons to Do Business in Sandusky, Michigan

1. It's the county seat, and the 41,423 people that live in Sanilac County come here for shopping, county and state offices, theater and restaurants. 

2. We have the largest concentration of retail and restaurant offerings in the county, with several major retailers drawing people into town. Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Family Farm & Home, Tractor Supply spend lots on advertising to get people here, and it works. 

3. The intersection of M-46 and M-19 brings thousands of cars driving right past your business each day, more traffic than any other business district in the county. 

4. Sandusky shoppers generate $22,498,954.00 in retail sales a year!  Add to that the shoppers from outside Sandusky who travel here, and you have some serious shopping being done here. Source, Gale Cengage Alteryx retail sales report for 2016. 

5. We have lots of things that families want to do. Think of it...we have the only theater in the county, a hockey rink, the County 4H Fair, two awesome parks with ball diamonds, walking trails, an accessible playground, and a brand new splash pad!

6. We have things that adults like too, including a microbrewery, shopping, sports bar, and lots of shopping and dining options. 

7. Two motels that are filled each week with traveling business and construction workers, and they generally spend evenings in town. 

8. Its a friendly community. Many businesses have been here for generations, and the business owners work together and support each other. Its a modern day Mayberry, where you get to know each other. 

9. It's a great place to live, work and worship. Sandusky is the epitome of a small Midwestern town, with good people who enjoy a slower pace, are welcoming and warm, and will treat you well. If you're new to town, you will be welcomed with open arms and probably be invited to at least a few Sunday services. 

10. We are on an upswing. Sandusky was one of 10 communities in Michigan chosen by Governor Snyder for the "Rising Tide" project. A committee is currently working hard on developing our community. Read more here.

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Joe Hemmi has assumed the President role in the Sandusky Chamber of Commerce this month! Former President Lisa Kenny has accepted a full time position at Biddinger & Bitzer, PLLC, and is no longer able to fulfill all the duties of President. 

Joe has been VP of the Chamber since 2015, and has been a member for years both in his online parts business, Joes Outdoor Power, and through this charity, the Nancy Hemmi Marcus Cancer Foundation. He will be continuing the work we started this year, and that the board and membership has voted to focus on. 

To learn more, read this months Chamber Chatter by clicking here! 
Welcome Joe Hemmi to the role of Sandusky Chamber  President! 
NEW MEMBER SPECIAL 6 MONTH TRIAL OFFER!
 
Join the Sandusky Chamber in January for half price, just $50,  and you'll see for yourself how VALUABLE membership is. You will be a member through the end of June, getting all the benefits of Thumb Festival advertising! 

You will recieve a FREE PHOTOLISTING of your business on the brand new Chamber of COmmerce website that is in the works, and it will link directly to your website or Facebook page! Just like Pinterest, one click takes customers who are looking for a business like yours RIGHT TO YOUR SITE, so you can get them in your business! 

For full details on the offer, check out page 3 of this month's Chamber Chatter newsletter by clicking here. Or, just download the application by clicking here, and send it in with your $50 check!