Mason Area Chamber of Commerce | December 2023

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December 7th - MACC Holiday Party & Taste of Mason

December 14th - Good Morning, Mason!

December 27th - 29th - MACC Office Closed

January 4th - MACC Chamber Mixer

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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"As always, Mason community rocks it! Merry Christmas to All" from a supportive community member after the MACC Holiday Lighted

Our MACC Holiday online auction is open!

Click the link below or scan the QR code to get started!!! Join us this Thursday for our Holiday Celebration and Taste of Mason. We will have 50/50, live entertainment, Santa and the Grinch, and of course a live auction with some stellar items for you just in time for the holidays!!

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LAFCU, community partners provide hundreds of free backpacks, supplies for local kids

Back-to-School Extravaganza event prepares over 225 kids for new school year

Over 225 local children in grades K-12 received free backpacks and school supplies as part of LAFCU’s second annual Back-to-School Extravaganza event at The Village Lansing. The number of backpacks handed out in 2023 was more than double last year’s count.

“We understand the financial stress parents and caregivers are under, particularly due to inflation and the current cost of living,” said Shelia Scott, LAFCU's community financial education & business development officer. “This annual event aims to unite the entire community to help support local families and make things easier and less stressful. From those who graciously donate supplies to organizations partnering together to the volunteers who show up for the event, we all have the same goal: to alleviate some of that financial burden for the adults and provide tools to help kids thrive during a new school year.”

LAFCU, The Village Lansing and TWO MEN AND A TRUCK continue to unite as a force for good by organizing the annual Back-to-School Extravaganza event and engaging local community members and other businesses to donate back-to-school supplies ranging from pencils and notebooks to personal hygiene products like toothpaste and shampoo. Donations were asked to be dropped off at LAFCU’s 10 mid-Michigan branches. “Now in its second year, the Back-to-School Extravaganza has already positively impacted over 325 local schoolchildren,” Scott said.


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 more than 74,000 members and holds over $1 billion in assets. It was named a Best Credit Union to Work For in 2020. 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, call 800.748.0228 or visit

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TRUE Community Credit Union Receives the Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Award

The award recognizes credit unions that demonstrate the credit union philosophy.

TRUE Community Credit Union is proud to receive the Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Award from the Credit Union National Association. The Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Award recognizes credit unions that demonstrate the internal application of credit union philosophy to help better financial matters and increase financial education for its members. TRUECCU has demonstrated this philosophy by partnering with Michigan Saves to offer low-interest loans to credit invisible borrowers for qualified energy saving upgrades. “Our members are the foundation of our purpose, mission, vision, and values, and we are committed to be true to them and the communities we serve,” said Chrissy Siders, President and CEO of TRUE Community Credit Union. “Receiving this honor validates our commitment to value people over profit, process, and product. We will continue to lean into this philosophy by generating financial well-being for all and cultivating legacy-defining moments for those we serve!” Michigan Saves is a non-profit organization that provides a clean energy lending program that assists homeowners with finding an authorized contractor, an online application for financing, and connecting with a qualified lender. To learn more about Michigan Saves, visit


About TRUE Community Credit Union TRUE Community Credit Union has been a trusted financial partner for its members since 1953. TRUE Community Credit Union offers twelve branch locations to serve members in Jackson, Ingham, and Washtenaw Counties. TRUE Community Credit Union has more than $720 million in assets and approximately 65,000 members. TRUE Community Credit Union prioritizes people over profit, process, and product and aims to create legacy defining moments for the people and places served for generations to come. TRUE Community Credit Union's website is

CASA volunteers advocating for over 160 children during a dark time in their lives. A time when it can be difficult to thrive, move forward, or turn on the light. That's where our CASA volunteers come in. With training and awareness of each child's unique needs, they ignite a spark that helps children find the light within – so they can shine!


What would happen in our community if every child had a CASA volunteer? Imagine how bright the future could be…


When you support CASA, you ensure a consistent adult in a child's life. Someone who is listening, building their resiliency, advocating for their needs, and making their voice heard. During 2023 alone, CASA volunteers ensured that nine children had increased self-esteem, 22 had improved education or school attendance, 10 received therapeutic services, and eight received culturally appropriate services.


Your donation helps shine a light on a child's unique needs through the CASA volunteer's advocacy. You are supporting a volunteer who can advocate for a sibling group to enroll in school, start therapy, or get translation services for a child whose medical needs weren't being addressed due to a language barrier.


Every child deserves a chance at a brighter future, and today, your gift can provide that with double the impact. YOU can help a child shine by supporting CASA. Thanks to Francis and Tammy Pytlowany, and The Douglas A. & Margaret E. Decamp Foundation who have each generously offered to match donations one-to-one up to $5,000.00 for a total match of $10,000.00.


Your $25.00 donation can become $50.00, $50.00 becomes $100.00, and $625.00 becomes $1,250.00, ensuring one child has a CASA for a whole year!


Click here to donate today!


Your donation today will keep the dream of a brighter future alive, and eight children will receive a CASA volunteer if we meet our match donor. Thank you for believing in a future where every child has a chance to shine. 

Please join us for a 2 nights of wicked elves, creepy decorations, tragic endings, and dark holiday secrets! You'll need a friend for this winter themed event!


Awaken will have our entire haunt dripping with Christmas "ho ho hos" and "ah ah ahs" but that's not all. With Krampus wandering about the haunt, navigating a snow filled town, Christmas music only the hard of hearing will enjoy, and a somewhat adequate Santa, who tends to be a bit grumpy, smelling and rude, your imagination will run wild for this fun, exciting and terror filled special Winter time event.   

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Our “Giving Tree” is BACK!

Here’s how it works: Take what you need and leave what you can!

Items on the tree are FREE for you, your family or for anyone you know that may appreciate them!

If you’re interested in donating items for the tree, feel free to drop gifts off at our counter and we will be sure it makes it on the tree!

Enjoy our Famous Hot Cocoa Bar, 

Holiday Cookies & Candies! 

Shop stunning booths filled with Holiday Cheer, Fabulous Gifts & Decor!

The fun begins 10 am December 9th!  

Sunday, December 10, 2023

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Visit Santa in his woodland workshop on the Hayhoe Riverwalk Trail. You and your children will walk about half a mile, scouting out hidden elves, and then back. Dress appropriately. The trail is paved but unplowed, if you prefer wagons or strollers.

Park on East Street near the cemetery entrance and walk about a half mile (20 minutes) to Santa. The community garden entrance will be closed this year.

Be sure to arrive no later than 2:30 to make it to Santa before he closes his woodland shop. This event is FREE and sponsored by New Wine People.

Artfully Delicious Cookies

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Christmas Cookies (Dozen) - modern farmhouse theme

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Christmas Cookies (Dozen) - Whimsical