I am very sorry to have missed our Annual Dinner. It sounds like you had a wonderful time, honoring some of our long-time members! Congratulations to all!
October was a busy month for us here at the Chamber. The streets were certainly full for Under the Harvest Moon! Stores and restaurants were busy, our commercial exhibitors were pleased and families looked like they were enjoying themselves! Thank you Vic Cuthbert from Manor Mini-Mart for overseeing the vintage tractor display. This is always one of the festival highlights. This year it included more than 40 units! A popular destination for young families was the farm animal petting zoo and display by Hidden Acres. Thank you also to Accounting Consultants for providing what we call “feet on the street” to help us with clean-up and barricade duty!
Next up is our holiday events! Have you heard? We’re kicking things off early for Open House Weekend with the new Thursday evening event “Holiday Hop - Mingle, Dine & Shop” on November 8. Participating merchants will treat you to finger foods. I’m looking forward to this. Activities held during the evening are more magical this time of the year!
And, speaking of magical, we’re already receiving registration forms from organizations and businesses planning to appear in our Candle-light Christmas Parade on Dec. 7. Have you gotten yours in yet? If not, the deadline to register is just around the corner. Being in the parade is a great way to connect with the community! We hope to see all of you either in the parade or at the event that evening! Let’s make it a wonderful night for all of SW Michigan to enjoy!