Mason Area Chamber of Commerce | February 2024

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February 22th - Good Morning, Mason!

February 29th - Mason Business Expo

March 7th - MACC Chamber Mixer

March 14th - MACC Annual Awards Dinner

April 4th - MACC Chamber Mixer

April 18th - Good Morning, Mason!

April 20th - Dueling Piano Showdown

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.

$6 admission for MACC members

$10 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


"Mason is a great town to live in and the Mason Chamber of Commerce does a great job at making life here exciting. Sharla is a tireless advocate, I highly recommend her in any administrative endeavor." Carl Howard, First Choice Business Brokers


  • Chaz Carrillo, David Chapman Agency
  • Jenny Chaney Century 21 Affiliated
  • PVMetal Video
  • Kitsmiller RV Inc
  • Drone Technology Command
  • 43north Digital Marketing
  • On Target Living

The Maspm Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second business to consumer event, and you are invited!!

Join us on February 29th from 4:30-8:00 pm in the Mason Middle School cafeteria.

We will have 40+ businesses there to answer questions about their products and services.

Looking for a new career? Some businesses will be looking for you during their job fair.

Make sure you grab an Expo Bingo card for your chance to win a MACC Gift Certificate!! Come see all that Chamber has to offer!!

Are you a business looking to register?

Visit our website at


LAFCU names Robyn Howell executive vice president,

chief operating officer

Howell’s elevated role enriches gender and racial diversity at executive level

LANSING, Mich - LAFCU is pleased to announce the promotion of Robyn Howell to executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Michigan credit union.

In her new role, Howell is responsible for overseeing and guiding LAFCU's activities to fulfill the credit union's goals as defined by the CEO and the board of directors. Additionally, Howell ensures that LAFCU operates effectively while upholding its strong financial foundation.

"Robyn's track record as an accomplished leader, coupled with her exceptional people and communication skills, has garnered immense respect within our organization," said Patrick Spyke, LAFCU CEO. “As LAFCU crosses the significant milestone of $1 billion in assets, Robyn's appointment to this new and vital role is a strategic step forward. She is a proactive individual, and her influence will undoubtedly shape the future of LAFCU as we continue to provide exceptional service and innovative solutions to our valued members."

Howell serves on LAFCU’s 10-member executive team, of which she is one of six females and one of three persons of color. This is her third promotion since joining LAFCU in 2017 as the credit union’s human resources manager. She was promoted in 2018 to vice president of human resources and to chief human resources officer in 2021.

“I'm excited by the opportunity to support our board, members, and employees in this new role, and I'm looking forward to learning even more through Pat's mentorship. We have ambitious goals that we aim to achieve collectively as a united team,” said Howell.

Before joining LAFCU in 2017, Howell worked in human resources for an international Tier One supplier to Detroit automakers for 11 years. She earned the credentials CHRS as a Certified Human

Resource Specialist from Michigan State University and is an alumna of Leadership Lansing, a Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce program.

Howell’s community service is exemplified by her involvement in various charitable initiatives and board service. She holds board positions with Boys and Girls Club of Lansing and the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce. Howell has extended her generosity to Sleep in Heavenly Peace, emphasizing her dedication to helping children in need sleep better. She has also devoted her time to Habitat for Humanity, contributing to the noble cause of building homes for those less fortunate.

Howell is a resident of Holt. She holds a bachelor’s degree with a double major in psychology and black studies, graduating with honors from The College of Wooster in Ohio. She is a 2019 graduate of Leadership Lansing, a Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce talent initiative designed to develop a new generation of community leaders.


Chartered in 1936, LAFCU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative open for membership to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Michigan and to businesses and other entities located in Michigan. The credit union serves 74,000 members and holds over $1 billion in assets. Named a Best Credit Union to Work For, LAFCU offers a comprehensive range of financial products and services as well as an expanding complement of financial technology solutions. Members enjoy benefits such as low fees, low interest rates on loans, high yields on savings, discounts, knowledgeable employees and nationwide access to fee-free ATMs. A recipient of the national Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award for credit unions, LAFCU enriches the communities it serves by supporting many organizations and causes. To learn more about LAFCU, visit

Celebrating 5 Years of Financial Excellence:

Modern Woodmen of America Fraternal Financial

Marks Ribbon Cutting Anniversary

Modern Woodmen of America Fraternal Financial, a proud member of the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce, is thrilled to announce the commemoration of its five-year ribbon-cutting anniversary.

The milestone celebration was held on February 1, 2024, at their downtown Mason location: 330 S. Jefferson St., marking half a decade of unwavering commitment to providing exceptional financial services to the community.

Joseph Cullen Root founded Modern Woodmen of America in 1883, originally, as a benefit society for widowers and children. Modern Woodmen has grown into the nation’s third-largest fraternal benefit society in terms of assets. Fraternalism is a unique combination of business and giving back to those we serve – a continuous cycle of positive impact.

Surprisingly, Modern Woodmen of America has no woodworking in their history. No cabinet making and no lumberjacks. They are nearly 1,000 representatives strong in 46 regions throughout 46 states, proudly serving our members, families, and business owners, meeting their financial goals through protection, saving to retirement planning and more. They’re here for you throughout every stage of life.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony serves as a momentous occasion to reflect on their achievements and express gratitude to its loyal clientele, dedicated staff, and supportive community partners.

For more information about the ribbon-cutting celebration, please contact Sharla Horton, Mason Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director at 517-676-1046 or

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We are honored to have been recognized as one of the 2023 Top Workplaces by the Detroit Free Press. This prestigious award reflects our commitment to fostering a supportive work culture where employees can learn, grow, and make a difference. Energage, an esteemed employee research and culture technology firm, revealed the winners after a rigorous evaluation process.



Spring will be here before we know it. We are thrilled to be a 2024 Izzo Legacy Charity Partner. This year’s Run/Walk/Roll will be held on the day of the Spartan Spring Football Game, with a date to be announced soon. Registration is open! Sign up here to be on Origami’s race team. Thank you to the Izzo Legacy Family Fund for believing in the vital work we do. Please consider supporting Origami as an Izzo Legacy Charity partner and helping us raise money to support our mission.





There is a lot to look forward to!

From the Teen Advisory Council, to visiting an art studio, to cooking, there is something for everyone!

All of our programs are FREE for our members.

All you have to do is register at the link below:

Join us for a high-energy spin class with Spin Junkie Pop-Up! 

Get ready to sweat, spin, and sip on some refreshing ciders afterwards. All 21 and up riders will receive a free cider once the class is done! 

Let's crank it up and have a blast in a 30-minute Express Cycle! Throw those pedals back and let loose! Justin will lead you through a full-body workout, but don't worry—whether you're a pro or just here for the fun, everyone's welcome to join the ride! 

Riders are encouraged to arrive prior to the classes start time.


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We will be having a cat vaccine clinic at the shelter, located at 600 Buhl St. in Mason for Ingham County residents on Thursday, February 22nd, 2024 from 12:00 pm until 2:45 pm. NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY. All vaccines will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis. We will be providing free rabies vaccines, free distemper vaccines, and free microchips for cats. Cats must be brought in a carrier. We recommend placing a towel or a blanket in the carrier with your cat. You must be in line by 2:45 pm in order for your cat to receive vaccines

Tickets On Sale NOW for Commercial Bank Red Carpet Gala on Saturday, March 9, 2024

Help us Raise Money for Mason Public Schools!

The children in our community deserve the best education possible. The Mason Public Schools Foundation works to make this possible by raising funds to give back to our schools. In 2023 we were able to give $85,000 back to our students and teachers for use this school year. Let's keep this tradition going as a community Help support our schools in one of two ways.

Buy Tickets Now

Click on the link below to buy your tickets for our Commercial Bank Red Carpet Gala being held on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at the University Club of MSU.


  • 5.30 pm: Cocktail Hour featuring appetizers and a cash bar while you mingle and participate in the silent auction
  • 6:45 pm: Plated dinner, paired with complimentary wine
  • 7:45 pm: Live auction featuring Sheridan Auctioneers
  • 8:45: Dueling Pianos by Piano Bar Detroit, desserts, cash bar, and more!

Purchase Tickets Now

Ticket Costs & Instructions

$65 per person through January 7th, 2024

Apply promo code EARLYBIRD24 at check out to get $10 per person discount.

$75 per person starting 1/8/24

**Ticket costs are non-refundable

Donate & Become a Sponsor Now

Whether you are planning to come to the event or you cannot make it, your donation is much appreciated. Bulldog Supporter Sponsorships are available from $1,000 to $150.

  • $1,000 Platinum
  • $600 Gold
  • $300 Silver
  • $150 Bronze

If you want to give a special gift or have questions, please email us at the foundation for more information at

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Comedy Fundraisers for the Ingham County Fair Foundation

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Join us for a fun filled day of 2 comedy shows! First at 4pm Magic of Hope which is geared for ages 5th grade and older. The Magic of Hope is an educational show that highlights mental health, resilience, and suicide prevention with world-class magic and storytelling! This educational program is great for audiences, 5th grade and older, to learn more about healthy/unhealthy ways to deal with challenges. Parents are encouraged to attend with their kids!

  • Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the door.

Then at 8pm we have an adult only show with Cam Rowe at 8pm followed by Anthony Grupido.

  • Tickets are $20 until March 11 when they go up to $25.

All proceeds will benefit the Ingham County Fair Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to obtain grants, gifts and sponsorship to support and enhance the Ingham County Fairgrounds to serve agricultural, business, cultural, educational, recreational, urban and youth interests of Ingham County.

Spring is coming !! The Mason Sycamore Creek Garden Club is excited to share the news of our annual Geranium & Plant Sale going on now through Monday, April 1st.

The Club offers:

  • 11" Hanging Baskets
  • 3-gallon Bush Pots
  • 4-1/2" Seed Geraniums
  • 12" Herb Bowls
  • 10" Succulent Planters
  • NEW this year – Fushia and Begonia Hanging Baskets

These plantings are supplied to us by Weesies Bros. Garden Centers & Landscaping of Montague MI and they never disappoint. You won’t find these prices and quality in any store! Hint: These plants make awesome Mother's Day gifts.

To place an order, any garden club member can help you. The complete price list, order form and color charts can also be seen on our FaceBook page "Mason Sycamore Creek Garden Club" or can be requested by email to You can also contact Diann Jackman at 517-230-1328 for additional information.

Remember, the last date to order is April 1st. Tentative delivery and pick up date is Monday, May 6th, 2024, and pick up will be at a location in downtown Mason. Checks should be made payable to Mason Sycamore Creek Garden Club (or MSCGC).

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We are dedicated to providing a unique experience, spreading fun, and creating smiles while giving back to our local communities.

From our one-of-a-kind Flavorwave to our giveback of over $135 million dollars, we strive to grow more and more each day.



At Dart, we strive to hire people who are passionate about their work and excited to be part of a growing, innovative company. And we know that most people want more out their jobs than just a paycheck— that's why we offer:

  • A vibrant wellness program
  • Generous tuition assistance incentives
  • Community volunteer opportunities

Dart’s diverse career areas include engineering, corporate procurement, finance, government affairs and environment, HR, supply chain, marketing/sales and many more!  

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

Spring 2024 beef share spots are available!

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March: sold out

April: one 1/4 share remaining

May & June: full availability

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