Mason Area Chamber of Commerce | June 2023
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Mid-Month Update!
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June 15th - Good Morning Mason
June 22nd - Thursday Night Live
July 1st - July 31st - Find the Bulldog
July 4th - Independence Parade
July 6th - MACC Mixer - Wooden Nickel II
July 13th - Thursday Night Live
July 20th - 50th Golf Classic
July 21st - MACC Office Closed
Good Morning Mason! is a Chamber event with a quick-paced agenda of local news and community updates.
Two-minute reports are given by select officials, sponsors, community members, and new businesses.

$5 admission for MACC members
$8 admission for non-members
Admission includes a continental breakfast.
Admission is paid at the door. Cash, check, Visa/Mastercard accepted.
Invoices are available at business level or above.
CHAMBER OFFICE - The Mason Area Chamber of Commerce office is open Tuesday - Friday 9 am - 2 pm. However, we are periodically out of the office for member appointments, please call the office at 517-676-1046 as needed.

CHAMBER VOLUNTEERS: WE NEED YOU!! MACC is in need of volunteers to assist at each of the events we host. Please let us know if we can add you to our list to receive notification via Sign-Up-Genius for alerts when we need help. And feel free to let your friends and co-workers know of this opportunity. Volunteering at our events is an excellent opportunity for you to network with others in our community. Please contact the MACC at if you are interested in volunteering.

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MORE INFO & DETAILS: Available 24/7 on our website and be sure to like us on Facebook
The Chamber community extends a warm welcome to our newest members: 
**The Butcher Block Food Truck, Nitrex, Hometown Champion Fund,
Fifth Third Bank, MB Dental Solutions, Print Tech, Steed Entertainement, T-Mobile, MOOD Salon & Spa, Caitlyn Clark - Keller Williams Group Lansing, Show Off Car Club, Jefferson St Square, Kiwanis Village of Mason, Nana's Treasure Attic, Dream a Little Dream**
"This newsletter is awesome...there is so much going in Mason. Thank YOU, ladies, for all you do!" Karla Spoor, Dart Bank
Registration for our 4th of July parade is open!!
Get those floats all dazzled up for an amazing celebration!! Staging for the parade with be in the Mason High School parking lot stating at 3:00 pm. Please be sure to check in with Chamber staff and volunteers for your parade number.

We will also be having a bike decorating contest again this year. Please join us in the Mason High School parking for another fun event. Decorating starts at 3:30 and judging will be at 4:00 pm. We invite you to join the parade with your decorated bike. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. See flyers below for more information.

To register for the parade, please visit:
Tuesday, Jun 13, 2023 - has been designated as Eagle Scout Joseph D. Strach Day.
Today we congratulate and commend Joseph D. Strach for having attained the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout and for this continuing commitment to the ideals of scouting.
The Mayoral Proclamation may be found here:
Mason Area Chamber of Commerce
Welcomes MB Dental Solutions
The Mason Area Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the arrival of MB Dental Solutions to our vibrant and growing business community. The Chamber extends a warm welcome to this innovative dental practice, which is set to make a positive impact on the oral health and well-being of our residents.
MB Dental Solutions brings a fresh and modern approach to dentistry, backed by years of experience and a commitment to providing exceptional care. With state-of-the-art technology and a team of highly skilled professionals, MB Dental Solutions is dedicated to delivering comprehensive dental services in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
MB Dental Solutions’ vision aligns perfectly with our community’s values, focusing on personalized care, preventive dentistry, and staying at the forefront of technological advancements in the field. Patients can expect a wide range of services, including exams, filings, cleanings, x-rays, emergency dentistry and more.
The Mason Area Chamber of Commerce invites the community to join in welcoming MB Dental Solutions and take advantage of their exceptional dental services. By choosing a local business-like MB Dental Solutions, residents not only receive top-notch care but also support the growth and success of the community as a whole.
On May 12th, the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome MB Dental Solutions to our business community. MB Dental Solutions is located at 230 Temple Street, Mason, MI 48854. To learn more about their services or to schedule an appointment please visit their website at or call 517-676-4545.
Ingham ISD Employees Honored
with ACTE Region 1 Awards
On Thursday, May 6, Scott Westenberg, Automotive Technology Instructor, and Lindy Daman, College and Career Preparation Coordinator, were honored at the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Region 1 Conference in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Westenberg received the 2023 ACTE Region 1 Lifetime Achievement Award and Daman received the 2023 ACTE Counseling and Career Development Professional of the Year Award. Both Westenberg and Daman are on staff at the Wilson Talent Center (WTC).

ACTE Region 1 is made up of 15 states including Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia. Both Westenberg and Daman received the Michigan ACTE honors in January which automatically advanced them to the Region 1 awards. As Region 1 winners, they now advance to the ACTE National Conference which will be held November 29 – December 2, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Westenberg is in his thirty-first year as an instructor of the Automotive Technology program at the WTC. Throughout his career, he continues to remain up to date on instructional strategies, making sure his students leave his program ready for their next steps in life. In addition, Westenberg has created a Motorsports Team for his students, providing leadership and scholarship opportunities and is chairing a fiftieth anniversary car show in June 2023 to reunite alumni over his 30+ year career.

Daman has been with Ingham ISD since March 2000, serving in a variety of roles. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). Daman currently works with local districts in our service area supporting career exploration activities. In addition, she works with the Capital Area College Access Network creating college and career preparation events, hosting FAFSA workshops and making students aware of scholarship and apprenticeship opportunities.

“We are thrilled to not only have Scott and Lindy honored at the state level but now at the regional level,” notes Joe Wenzel, principal at the Wilson Talent Center. “Their passion for their professions and for our students is visible each day. We look forward to seeing them advance to the national ACTE conference stage,” Wenzel also noted.
Two Wilson Talent Center Students Win National Invest Scholarships
Two Wilson Talent Center (WTC) Business & Risk Management students have earned national scholarships from Invest - Insurance Education for Future Leaders. Samantha Snider, a senior from Leslie High School, and Dominic Casali, a senior from Mason High School, are the recipients. Both students are second-year students in the Business & Risk Management program at the WTC.
Invest is committed to the insurance industry and continuing education. According to their website, scholarships are awarded each year to high school seniors and college students currently participating in the Invest program to pursue insurance related education or careers. 100% of the scholarship funds go to students. In 2022, $25,000 in scholarships were awarded to five Invest graduates looking to pursue higher education in insurance and financial services or to assist with licensing fees. The WTC program utilizes the Invest curriculum.

Snider was awarded the top $10,000 scholarship and Casali was awarded one of four $5,000 scholarships. Both students are planning to continue their insurance/financial services education after graduation. Snider will begin at Lansing Community College and Casali will attend Michigan State University.
“Sam and Dominic are so deserving of these scholarships, notes Business & Risk Management instructor, Monique Colizzi. “For my students to win two of the five national scholarships presented is such an honor as their instructor. They have worked incredibly hard to earn insurance designations, build relationships with mentors and take advantage of opportunities available to them because of this program. I can’t wait to see what they do in the future,” Colizzi also noted.

The Wilson Talent Center, operated by Ingham Intermediate School District, offers career and technical education programs for high school juniors and seniors who reside in Dansville, East Lansing, Haslett, Holt, Leslie, Mason, Okemos, Stockbridge, Waverly, Webberville and Williamston. Applications are also accepted from Lansing School District, Fowlerville Community Schools and Eaton and Clinton County schools. For more information, visit Wilson Talent Center ( 
Ingham Intermediate School District Elects Board of Education 
Ingham Intermediate School District (ISD) elected two members to its five-member Board of Education on Monday, June 5, 2023, at its biennial election. Both seats are six-year terms beginning July 1, 2023, and ending on June 30, 2029.

Incumbents, Lori Zajac and John C. Wolenberg were re-elected to six-year terms. Zajac has served on the Ingham ISD Board of Education since 2018 and resides in Holt. Wolenberg joined the Ingham ISD Board of Education in 2005 and resides in Haslett. Ingham ISD’s board members are elected by the local district boards of education which include the following districts: Dansville, East Lansing, Haslett, Holt, Lansing, Leslie, Mason, Okemos, Stockbridge, Waverly, Webberville, and Williamston. Representatives from these local districts convene at the election to cast votes which reflect resolutions passed by their boards of education for candidates running for the Ingham ISD board.

Boards of Education members serve as representatives and advocates for the community, overseeing the policies and direction of Ingham ISD. They work collaboratively with other board members, administrators and educators to ensure a quality education for students, make budgetary decisions and address any needs and concerns of parents and stakeholders.

Zajac and Wolenberg serve alongside other Board Members including:

  • Nancy Stanley, Vice President, began serving in 2009, lives in Mason
  • Michael Flowers, Treasurer, began serving in 2012, lives in Lansing
  • Erin Schor, Secretary, began serving in 2013, lives in Lansing

Ingham Intermediate School District offers programs and services to staff and students in the districts of Dansville, East Lansing, Haslett, Holt, Lansing, Leslie, Mason, Okemos, Stockbridge, Waverly, Webberville and Williamston. For more information, visit Ingham ISD (
There is still time to register for Fall Kindergarten!

Mason resident families with children who will be 5 years old by September 1, 2023, can enroll students using the Skyward Registration links on the Harvey Educational Center website and submitting required documents via email.
The American Cancer Society is attacking cancer in many ways. From funding break through research for new treatments, to providing patient programs and services, to advocating for policy changes that saves lives, and more. We are doing everything in our power to create a world without cancer. And we need more help from people like you.

Relay For Life fundraising is a great way to make a difference in the fight against cancer. And a fun event to join too.
The ACS Relay For Life of Greater Lansing communities will be held on Friday June 23, 2023, opening ceremony at 6pm to the closing ceremony at 10am Saturday, at the Holt Jr High School on Aurelius Road. We celebrate our Survivors with a special reception and walk between 7-7:30pm with check-in beginning at 5pm. to register as a Survivor and more information, or online donations, our web site is The lighting of the luminaries will be at dusk and memorials soon after, weather permitting. Other planned activities Friday night includes, Silent Auction, live Dessert Auction, 50/50 raffle, and games and snacks at our team campsites. Winning raffle ticket drawings will be Saturday about 9am.
 Rain or shine, cold or heatwave please join us, walk the track with us to raise awareness and funds to ensure our Survivors have more birthdays.
Independents Month
July 2023
Independents Month is a time to recognize our locally owned and independent businesses and the community values they embody:

  • Their spirit of entrepreneurship, individuality, uniqueness, and character.
  • How they give back to their community with their time, talents, goods, and services.
  • How they fulfill needs that make their community healthier and wealthier.
Partners will receive:
  • A listing on our Independents Month webpage.
  • Weekly email updates with ideas on how to keep our message strong throughout May.
  • Campaign templates — including a press release, social media posts, and other materials.
Our summer camp schedule is out and posted on our website. CAMPS ARE FILLING UP FAST!!! Check out our schedule and register soon. A $35 per camp deposit is all that’s required to hold your spot. Space is limited. Register today and get your child signed up for some non stop fun at Living Arts.
Dart Container Corporation is hiring
Dart Container Corporation located in Mason, Michigan is hiring. Interested individuals should visit our website at

If you have any questions, please contact Alex Darling at (517) 244-3210.

| Dart Container Corporation 500 Hogsback Rd. Mason, Michigan 48854
(833) HRC-DART |